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Descend into Pain with this THE SUN AND THE MIRROR / PSEUDODOXIA Split

The pain of grief and loss is the same world over. The searing, burning, tightening in my chest has been or will be felt by every human who will ever exist. No matter the language we wail in, the wail is the same.

That’s the theme of the new split record from experimental doom drone project The Sun and The Mirror and dark ambient noise drone project Pseudodoxia. Both take on the translation of pain into sound in their own unique and complementary ways. This split, titled The Eerie and Radiant Doorless Rooms Of Pain, is a descent into a place of such gripping despondency that it can either suck you in for an eternity of torment or transform and rebirth you.

First, we’re sharing The Sun and The Mirror’s “The Relinquishment of Hope,” a deeply melancholy and moving doom drone track that feels like generations of pain in my DNA traveling to the surface of my consciousness to be felt and released. Next up is Pseudodoxia’s medly of “EON : S o o t h : ECHOES” and “H o l y : PIG : S o l a c e.” This is like the gentle, persistent scouring of survival, moving from harsh and scathing, skin-peeling static to a persistent riffing that drives into my flesh and begins to eat away at my hope. It’s a record that will remind you why you need to be in every moment fully because there’s always something waiting for a chance to disturb your peace.

The split is out via Brucia Records on December 3rd, and can be pre-ordered here. Right now, sit back and listen to our preview tracks from The Eerie and Radiant Doorless Rooms Of Pain.

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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