AAX​-​168 : Postmodern Witchcraft

by Book of Sand

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Trveheimer This is truly a gem, I was instantly hooked. Drawing inspiration mostly from darker Surf Rock, Neofolk, and Black Metal Magick, this release totally caught me of guard. Not the Sound I expected from Book of Sand, but some extremely sincere and exceptional Release. Favorite track: The Gates of Heaven.
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Released as one-sided 12" vinyl record
AAX-168 | Limited Edition of 100 copies

More info: www.aurisapothecary.org/releases/aax-168


Throughout their recorded output, Minnesota’s BOOK OF SAND has been no stranger to interjecting outsider elements into their black metal sound. From down-trodden folk to gamelan and avant-jazz, the pillars of metal traditions continue to crumble beneath BOOK OF SAND’s masterful execution of auditory combinations. “Postmodern Witchcraft” presents a new exploration into the fringes of occult aesthetics via 6 tracks of what can only be described as “garage goth.”

From the very first moment the drums explode into rhythm, it becomes immediately evident that this is not a traditional BOOK OF SAND release. Deep, reserved vocals that channel post punk minimalism deliver scathing prose over bombastic percussion playing a surf rock beat, while clean guitars jangle and dense synthesizers fill the mix with buzzing girth. It’s an odd and unsettling combination that evokes gothic melancholy but fuses it with a plethora of vintage pop sounds. With nary a hesitation between tracks to catch a breath, “Postmodern Witchcraft” ebbs, flows, and evolves to form a dramatic collection of sonic anarchism that refuses to be categorized.

- one-sided 12″ vinyl
- 180 gram black wax
- no center labels
- B/W pro-printed jacket
- B/W double-sided insert



released June 21, 2018


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