Norway's Misantrof, the "anti" label headed by CARPATHIAN FOREST bass player Vrangsinn, has released a split from cult underground bands DEEP-PRESSION and EXETHERIS. Titled "Train 'Exether' To D.P. State", the release will join bands such as DEATHCULT, ORCUSTUS and NIDINGR in the music archives section of Misantrof, which is an historical music collection of rare, deleted, or difficult-to-find items. As with all releases on Misantrof, "Train 'Exether' To D.P. State", along with all the artwork, is available for free download.
Created in late 2006 as single experimental cooperation between depressive black metal musician Trist and lyricist/artwork performer RH, DEEP-PRESSION is a multinational band, with members from Holland, Portugal, Mexico and Poland. According to RH, he decided to make the split with EXETHERIS because "they play strange fucked-up metal in a very original form and I respect Lord Exetheris as a person and as a friend, sharing many of the same viewpoints on life. DEEP-PRESSION had some unreleased material that was perfect for this sort of project and I think if I had to pick my favorite DEEP-PRESSION track from 'Train 'Exether' To D.P. State', it would have to be 'The Cold Water' which is mixed by M.v.K. and uses many fragments of songs from our third and fourth albums as well as others taken from my project INNERLESS SKIN ON A WATER. It's very complex, yet minimalist, and very long — 24 minutes in all."
EXETHERIS, on the other hand, is the solo project of Greek musician Lord Exetheris, who describes his music as death/black/ambient. Commenting on his decision to work with RH, and on the music itself, Exetheris said, "I've known RH for quite some time now. He did me a great favor when he contributed artwork and photographs for the 2008 EXETHERIS debut album. I was always a fan of the mood that DEEP-PRESSION create with their music, as well as being a fan of experimentation, so this collaboration with them is really a great opportunity for me to try something slightly different. The tracks 'Behind the Mirror', 'For The First And Last Time', 'New Orb, Same Black Colour', were recorded in July 2007. 'Heterotopia' and the other ambient tracks were finished in December 2008. This is mind tripping and cosmic travelling musick. The listener is invited to join us, maybe just close their eyes and follow the freeform soundscapes and all those vibes. No rules apply here and we follow no clichés!"
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