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One of Hospital Productions' most vital protagonists yields an engrossing new chapter of possessive dark ambient in a cultishly prized style - RIYL Demdike Stare, Thomas Köner, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross scores.
The succinctly unsettling suite of ‘Migrate Exquisite Corpse’ follows in the cold draught of last year’s larger, shadowy album ‘Poison Butterfly Came Day After Autumn Day’ with a sound that’s practically as close as you’ll get to a festive album on Hospital Productions. Of course, it's Lussuria so it’s more likely a celebration of pagan festivity, wreathed in wilting mistletoe and with a frozen tone and biting air that connotes listening in the depths of winter.
Left to his devices in what we imagine is a world of candlelight and damp walls, Lussuria riffs on the classic parlour game, Exquisite Corpse in a sort of addendum to its predecessor, drawing us in with beautifully wheezy, melodious organ motifs and gnawing voices in ‘Two Will Bleed The Sun’, thru the grey dawning pads and spirit vox of ’Still Bathers’, before laying out his most soporific, cinematic ideas in ‘Architects of Fall Sek You (Poisonous Buttefly)’, and committing to thee doomiest dark ambient inertia on ‘Slowly’ with an occult conviction that sets all Lussuria’s work apart from the crowd.