DIMINISHING: Cvlt Nation Premieres “The Rats I’ve Fed” Video; The Unnamable Debut From Dark Ambient Project Formed By Yatsu And Gridfailure Members Out Now On Anti-Corporate Music

Imagine if your whole reality was stuck on nightmare mode…” – Cvlt Nation

Cvlt Nation is hosting an exclusive video premiere for “The Rats I’ve Fed,” from harsh drone/post-industrial act DIMINISHING, the song found on the band’s demoralizing debut album, The Unnamable, released last year through Anti-Corporate Music.

Formed in 2019 by New York-based David Brenner (Gridfailure) and Texas-based Lane Oliver (Yatsu), DIMINISHING is a tense, emotionally devastating project that paints in shades of industrial, dark ambient, drone metal, noise, and more. On The Unnamable, semi-improvisational, destructive guitar work collides with haunting atmospherics, mechanical rhythms, and walls of cacophony to create a soul-crushing sound that resides somewhere between Godflesh, Nurse With Wound, Merzbow, Lustmord, Gnaw Their Tongues, Khanate, and Nine Inch Nails’ The Downward Spiral, while thematically exploring existential crises, anxiety in the face of the unknown, and personal failings.

Structured with a wide range of vocals, guitars, bass, keys/synth, percussion, and pedal effects, the dense tracks on The Unnamable were performed, recorded, and mixed by David Brenner and Lane Oliver, largely throughout the COVID-19 lockdowns. Mastering for the album was handled by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering (Kool Keith, Steve Von Till, Krieg, Thetan), and the photography, design, and visuals were created by Brenner.

As with the album’s two prior videos, the visual accompaniment for “The Rats I’ve Fed” was filmed by DIMINISHING, directed and edited by David Brenner.

Oliver writes, “‘The Rats I’ve Fed’ deals with the stress and burnout that comes with taking on more than you can handle. It’s about constantly giving yourself to things and people that give nothing in return. It’s about having your bandwidth depleted and becoming a mental wreck.”

Cvlt Nation writes, “The music of DIMINISHING is unsettling in a sonically creepy sort of way… Imagine if your whole reality was stuck on nightmare mode — this is what it’s like allowing this band into your existence.”

DIMINISHING’s “The Rats I’ve Fed” video is now playing at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

The Unnamable is available on all digital platforms as well as Gold cassette tape via the Anti-Corporate Music webshop HERE and DIMINISHING’s Bandcamp where a new shirt is also available HERE. View the videos for “An Emptiness” HERE and “The Culmination of Years of Self Abuse” HERE.

DIMINISHING is currently working on new recordings and audiovisual output to be released later this year.

“… a miasma of dark tones, distorted vocals, and dirge-psych landscapes to get lost in…” – Decibel Magazine

“…one of the bleakest, harshest records of the year… even at its most bleakly atmospheric, The Unnamable never meanders past the point of structure, never spirals into randomness and never disappears up its own behind with some kind of experimentalist pretentiousness…” – The Devil’s Mouth

“…a devastatingly bleak but powerful record packed full of some of the harshest noise you will hear this year, or any other year for that matter, and a perfect listening experience for fans of Godflesh and Merzbow.” – Echoes And Dust

“…a brutal and dark album, quite unique in its kind which does not bother with conventions and prejudices to deliver music whose primary aim is to terrorize the population. It’s a successful first attempt for two musicians who have a clear idea of the result they want to obtain. [translated] – Core And Co.

“I couldn’t help noticing the incredible restraint and expressionless character of the album as a whole, which came across like the negative space of all the posturing that usually accompanies sonic excursions to the underworld… there is no sun to be had, and that means, no false hope either. Very recommended!” – Musique Machine