Ascorbite – Macrocosmic Framework (Corseque Records)
Ascorbite’s debut album on his own Corseque Records is like a spooky mirror attraction at the edge of an after-hours amusement park. Step inside and you’ll find ten different mirrors uncannily glowing in a pitch black room. You’ll see yourself in each and every one of them, but the images will be deformed and continuously shifting. There are voices behind the glass, beckoning, chanting, calling out to you. Some seem human, others decisively mechanical. It ought to be a cacophony, but it’s not. Titanic bass kicks make all the ten mirrors vibrate in sync, giving the illusion of one single, distorted image. Dark and harsh, yes, but also a vision of endless possibilities.