Have you ever looked into the abyss? Man, its scary! An infinite void of the blackest black where not even a gleam of light can escape its dark talons. Needless to say, its not the most popular destination, but hey, it is there. And believe me, sooner or later that day will come when you will sit on the cusp and fix your eyes on the vast nothingness that is everything. But until that hour beckons, you may as well prepare yourself by spinning Das Platinzeitalter by Maurizio Bianchi.\r\nDark ambient barely captures what is engraved in these grooves. Loops from the history of dust, ancient as the catacombs and spectral like the last rays of hope. Theres an eerie calmness to all four sides of this LP. Timeless and inevitable as the setting sun, as if this music has always been here. Which it has. It was up to Bianchi to find it. This recording captures the never-ending decay of beauty at the point when it is realized that resistance is futile and the metamorphosis has begun. There are not many musicians who can distill this essence: early Zoviet France, Nature Unveiled-era Current 93, Lustmord and Andrew Chalk/Mirror to name a few, but Das Platinzeitalter sounds like it comes from hallowed grounds, the once sacred is now profane. It forces your head to turn toward the abyss. Its up to you to open your eyes and look.\r\nThen the next thing you know, its over. Its all over. _جø¬_??Dennis Yudt. Screenprinting faithfully reproducing original CD art by Seizure Palace, Portland, OR.\r\nLimited to 500 copies on silkscreen foldover covers and hand-numbered in silver ink. - Weird Forest.