“Ecstasy With The Nonexistents”
We’re honored to work again with French ritualistic ambient death metal alchemists Chaos Echœs as they have tasked us to release their professionally recorded soundboard live album “Ecstasy With the Nonexistents” for the first time ever on vinyl format. These tracks represent the final testament from the absolute gods of underground experimental death metal and their final recorded output ever before their breakup, perhaps their most ambitious, imaginative and all-encapsulating material ever.
First released as disc 1 of the 2019 2CD outtakes compilation “Remains”, (issued on double-CD by Utech Records) this massive and gloriously-sounding professionally mixed and mastered live soundboard recording captures the french masters of ritualistic death metal alchemy at the pinnacle of their transformative power as they step out of every comfort zone known to revisit familiar places and re-emerge into a new and unseen transfiguration of themselves. Profoundly moving and ungraspably visionary, “Ecstasy With the Nonexistents” sees the French alchemists metamorph and manipulate some of their most iconic tracks to subvert and transcend their own identity, creating a ritual within a ritual, where death and black metal, experimental noise and ritual ambient dissolve into a singular flow of consciousness dictated by the abstract axioms of transformation, ritual improvisation and free form deconstructionism.
In the band’s own words:
Ecstasy with the Nonexistents, is a soundboard recording of a full live set from 2018. Assembled with great care, this set list was only performed in concert once. The concept was to reinvent the songs, re-arranging pieces from Transient and Mouvement into a continuous three-part suite. The first section is slow, more self-centered than introverted, and obsessive. The second section is atmospheric, dominated by improvisations with bells, flutes, shamanic drumming, and mantra-like vocal patterns. The final section is carnal, wild and intuitive, completing the journey from an aggressive, selfish state to one of abandonment and sharing.”
Recorded live in 2018, mixed & mastered by Cyrille Gachet.
Kalevi Uibo: guitar+effects, vocals
Ilmar Uibo: drums, vocals
Stefan Thanneur: bass+effects, vocals
Fabien W. Furter: guitar+effects, vocals
Guillermo Gonzalez: guitar+effects, vocals
“Ecstasy With the Nonexistents” is pre-ordeable in all available formats and streamable in full now via our Bandcamp and webshop, to be officially released on February 5 2021 to coincide with Bandcamp Friday. The glorious posthumous live album will be available both digitally and as a massive limited edition 2XLP available in two vinyl colors with a gatefold sleeve designed as always by Chaos Echœs visual mastermind and bassist Stefan Thanneur.