Lotus Eaters - Mind Control for Infants - 2xLP
***600 pressed on 200g black vinyl***
Lotus Eaters is Stephen O’Malley (Sunn O))), KTL, etc), James Plotkin (Khanate, Phantomsmasher, etc) and Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, etc). Initially released on CD in 2002 by Neurot Recordings, Mind Control for Infants has been expanded, remixed and rearranged for this vinyl edition using alternate takes from the original recording sessions. This version also incorporates reconfigured material from “Marijuana,” the group’s contribution to The Ajna Offensive 4xCD+book compilation, Infernal Proteus.
“With an avant-metal / metalcore membership of superstar proportions, Lotus Eaters locate themselves quite far away from the archetypes of metal. Their sound is more of re-contextualization of remnants from the disintegration of metal into fragments of ominous spectres of atmosphere, distant orchestrations of acousmatic sound and slivers of guitar drones. With very spartan arrangements, [this album] invokes the archaic ritualist behavior, gnostic alchemical symbolism and dark ambient transgressions of the post-industrial work of Troum, Cranioclast and even Coil's "How To Destroy Angels" album. However, throughout the suitably nightmarish activities, the trio of guitarists reveal very simple two or three note melodies; and on more than one occasion, Mind Control For Infants loosens its iron fisted grip on a dark atmospheres, exploring some pristine, glistening bell tones, rich acoustic guitar fingerpicking and gossamer threads of feedback.” – www.aQuariusrecOrds.Org
This ultra-deluxe double LP release was cut direct to metal and pressed on 200g virgin vinyl. It comes housed in an old-style Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket wrapped in foil-stamped brown linen with an 8x8 inch offset print mounted on the front cover. Heavy duty printed innersleeves with flooded pockets are also included. Presented in a limited edition of 1000.