Diaphonized Animals is the decidedly ‘br00tal’ side project of an enigmatic artist who also records under the moniker Æthereal Arthropod. Followers of the niche net-label Quantum Natives or Czech tape label Genot Centre will recognize their beguiling, microbiological-themed releases Swarm and Opilio, respectively.
Breaking from their usual cycles of output, Æthereal Arthropod mutates into a wholly other beast for a brand new full-length release as Diaphonized Animals due out July 30 via the experimental art/music platform Most Dismal Swamp. Entitled Postecdysis Hunger, the album takes a turn from the dissonant insect noise of the Æthereal Arthropod project into new realms of dissonance more in line with free-form, percussion-less death metal. Guttural growls and grunts besmirch a gnarled sonic landscape rife with power chords and doom riffs. Without drums to anchor the mix, the listener is made to feel awash in a lurching sea of blackened sludge.
Today, we premiere the video for the title track, which provides a visual representation of Diaphonized Animals’ miasma: bleak inverted landscapes, oozing fleshy surfaces and corpse-littered seashores.
Postecdysis Hunger is out 30/07/21 on Most Dismal Swamp.