“The Mirror Void assembles itself inside listeners’ heads instead of outside of their ears. Similar to how white noise can sometimes aid sleep and rest, NEKRASOV aids not only wakefulness, but also self-awareness, through forcibly exchanging your stream of consciousness with the music itself.” — Invisible Oranges
Mysterious one-man black metal army NEKRASOV will unleash the audio punishment of his latest full-length The Mirror Void this Friday via Prosthetic Records.
As a precursor to its release, today Decibel Magazine is streaming the record before you can buy it noting, “A combination of power electronics, noise and black metal, The Mirror Void is equal parts dissonant and consuming furthering the genre-blurring NEKRASOV has worked on since their 2007 debut, Into The No-Mans-Sphere Of The Ancient Days.”
Stream The Mirror Void, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
With The Mirror Void, founder NKSV continues to orbit between the two poles of power electronics and black metal, but the singular focus on otherworldliness remains consistent, and while the experience is challenging to the utmost, it is also ultimately rewarding.
The Mirror Void will see release November 10th on CD, LP, and digital formats via Prosthetic Records. For preorders, point your browser HERE.
For over twenty years, NEKRASOV has managed to produce a furious and manic sound while experimenting with a broad spectrum of avant-garde techniques beginning with his first release, Into The No-Man’s Sphere Of The Ancient Days, in 2007. With ambient and industrial elements colliding against his black metal roots along with abstract vocals that approach the noise of the guitar, NEKRASOV has carved out and created his own niche and cult following.
The Mirror Void is black metal reimagined. Not the tamed and domesticated sound possessed by so many bands today, not just another cool extreme metal subgenre, but instead, an alternative history where black metal dives deeper into its most challenging tendencies. Here, misanthropy is not enough, seeing as how hating mankind would still be assigning it some sort of significance. This isn’t inhumanity, this is Unhumanity, the universe existing without us. Not unlike the negative metal NEKRASOV‘s other project, Rebel Wizard, this is just more disturbing and alarming. NEKRASOV is reminiscent of some unhallowed Lovecraftian vault, where the dreamer meets his dream: the abyss of mind and space alike, where he compositionally depicts the hinges in the deep recesses of the mind, that only a visionary can uncover. Once revealed, it’s up to the listener on whether he or she can handle the outcome.
“…unquestionably uncomfortable, nightmarish, shudderingly evocative, and intensely gripping…” — No Clean Singing