This double CD release is probably best described by the phrase 'Diamond in the rough'. While all around them Napalm Death, Carcass, Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower, Entombed et al were releasing albums of crushing, intensity, fury and horror founding Napalm Death member Nick Bullen and recently departed Napalm Death drummer Mick Harris teamed together to create a sublime body of work that shimmered amongst the darkness.
Of their 6 Earache albums 'Evanescence' is regarded as their break through and even featured in Terrorizers 100 Best Albums of the 1990's, long deleted this will be the first opportunity for many to hear this legendary album.
Building on the duos love of downtempo/industrial and ambient music this was by no means a happy ride through the darker side of the electronic music scene, rather the textured layers bring on a tranquil lulling of the senses as one relaxes into a pleasurable nigh comatic state.
And with the addition of the long deleted 'Ellipsis' remix album, that features reconstructions of Evanescence tracks by the likes of Autechre, Bill
Laswell, Meat Beat Manifesto and Coil this is an intriguing release for the curious and downright essential for those who have been clamouring for its reissue over the last few years!
Tracklisting CD 1:
01 Silver Rain Fell
02 Light Trap
05 Days Passed
08 Night Tide
09 The End
Tracklisting CD 2:
01 Silver Rain Fell (Meat Beat Manifesto Mix)
02 Exodus (Scorn Mix)
03 Dreamspace (Coil 'Shadow vs Executioner' Mix)
04 Night Ash Black (Bill Laswell 'Slow Black Underground River' Mix)
05 Night Tide (Scanner 'Flaneur Electronique' Mix)
06 Falling (Autechre 'FR 13' Mix)
07 The End (P.C.M 'Nightmare Mix)
08 Automata (Germ Mix)
09 Light Trap (Scorn Mix)