Basement

by VoidWork

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    "Basement", released by Rage in Eden records. Download the digital version here!

     

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The Music:

“Basement” is dark wave/ambient release revolving around variations of a central musical theme. As the album progresses, the melodies become less apparent and the tone of the songs becomes darker and more abstract. Varied yet coherent, a part of the story is told by each individual track, culminating in the auditive equivalent of a short horror story.

The story:

“Basement” tells the fictional story of 1920’s Lichford, a small town in New England. Ever since a sinister man by the name of Horace Pinkerton took up residence in the old Mound estates, strange things have been happening. Lurid lights, sordid sounds, mysterious movements, … The people of Lichford are frightened.

And so on the evening of the 21st of October 1924, the town decides to investigate. They enter the Pinkerton house only to discover the terrible abominations he has kept there for the past years. Though Horace himself is nowhere to be found, one of the men discovers a diary that holds much of the forbidden knowledge its author had amassed.

Horrified by what they find, the townspeople light their torches and burn the estates to the ground. But as the flames claw at the night sky, a storm from the East carries the fire over to Lichford and the entire town is destroyed.

In the Summer of 1932, a researcher from the Miskatonic University investigates the ruins of Lichford only to find that there is something unnatural hiding in the shadows of the crumbled walls. As he decides to leave the haunted site, he comes upon a tattered, scorched diary at the base of an abandoned mill…

credits

released April 25, 2011

All music and male vocals by Xavier. Recorded @ VoidWork Home Studio during 2010. Artwork by Venenum Photography. Mastered by Philippe Lombaert. Published by Rage in Eden.

Vocals on "Exploring the Ransacked Ruins" by Sven Houfflijn. Vocals on "The lurid Lights that linger over Lichford" & "Night of Burning Buildings" by Melissa Ferlaak. Vocals on "Something strange stirs in the Streets" & "The Hermetic Order of the Silver Twilight" by Ann-Mari Thim. Vocals on "Sacrilegious Ceremonies of the South" by Zuberoa Aznárez.

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VoidWork Gent, Belgium

Started in 2008 by Xavier, the project is inspired by early 20th century supernatural literature and more recent horror cinema. VoidWork also draws inspiration from more general concepts such as fear, desolation, death, ...
Musically, VoidWork is situated somewhere in the genre wastelands that lie between drone, ambient and neoclassical darkwave
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