Boomkat Product Review:
Arch dark ambient master, Lussuria returns to Hospital Productions with the follow-up to his widely-acclaimed 'American Babylon' volumes. Whilst those tapes - later compiled as a 2LP - tended to beat-driven structures and varied arrangements, 'Immemorial' tends to purer dark ambient sensations inspired by Current 93's 'In A Foreign Land, In A Foreign Town', Coil's 'Time Machines' and the films of Konstantin Lopushansky: all drawn-out, sub-aquatic drones, whispered voices and pensive torture chamber atmospheres spread viscous like slow moving blood on polished flagstones. There are four x 18 minute movements, enveloping us at 'They Eat Away at the Architecture', holding us under with the coldly stoic 'Coliseum (I Shut My Eyes Not To Go Blind)' and really crawling below the skin 'In The Butcher's Clutches' and seeping down into the rich harmonic hummus of 'Gravity Works (Pisa)'. It's markedly different experience to 'American Babylon', possibly a best taken as a palate cleanser for his incredible upcoming 'Industriale Illuminato' album.