The CapsuleRocket Recordings
LAUNCH 095 LP
***NECRO DEATHMORT have created a monster, and it's both a malevolent and magical thing to behold. This two-man aural manifestation came to life towards the end of the '00s, starting originally, in the words of co-conspirator MATTHEW ROZEIK "as an abortive attempt to do a 'regular' rock band, born from jamming in studio downtime when our drummer was AWOL" Drawing on influences ranging from Ed Rush & Optical to Old Man Gloom and from Autechre to Neurosis, he remembers that the unspoken objective for himself and cohort AJ COOKSON was "to make electronic music that was as heavy as doom metal, with absolutely filthy bass." Following ten releases on Distraction and Extreme Ultimate, The Capsule is the band's first for Rocket Recordings, and it's a step yet further into the terrifying vacuum of space. Opener "In Waves" maps out rhythmic terrain somewhere amidst krautrock groove and techno relentlessness. It's not long before matters take a turn into the unearthly, with dreamlike extrapolations like "Mono/Serum"—Redolent of nothing so much as Mica Levi's other-worldly soundtrack to Under The Skin—sharing space with the threatening momentum of the more overtly metallic "Moonstar." Yet at all times The Capsule is a work of fierce cohesion and compelling intensity. Whilst there may be three words for death in this band's initially playful name, Necro Deathmort have proven themselves well versed in infinite varieties of the macabre.