FREDRIK THORDENDAL'S SPECIAL DEFECTS
● TITLE: Sol Niger Within FIRST TIME ON VINYL
● RELEASE DATE: September 30th, 2016
● FORMAT: 2x12" LP
● CATALOG NUMBER: HR33
✓ 1st vinyl pressing
✓ 200-gram+ discs pressed on a virgin black vinyl,
✓ 350gsm heavyweight triple gatefold three-pocket jacket with black inner flood printing on the inside,
✓ edition of 1000 - two variants: 500 units "Scott Hull cut" and 500 units "DMM cut”
✓ cut at 45RPM for best fidelity,
✓ black poly lined inner sleeves,
✓ mastering by Scott Hull at Masterdisk - 500 copies from lacquers cut by Scott Hull at Masterdisk with high-end matte finish triple-gatefold jackets; 500 copies Direct Metal Mastering cut at GZ Media with gloss finish triple-gatefold jackets,
✓ SPARS: DDA
✓ insert with technical essay by Scott Hull,
✓ insert with speculative essay by Octarine Communications West/R Joseph Lee/Rod Smith.
● PRESSING INFO: 1000 units (+25 test pressings)
∴ 5 DMM-variant test pressings (REJECTED)
∴ 15 lacquer-variant test pressings
∴ 5 DMM-variant test pressings (REPRESSED)
● ADDITIONAL INFO:
○ Produced by Fredrik Thordendal.
○ Mastering by Peter In De Betou at Cuttingroom.
○ Mixed by Fredrik Thordendal with assistance of Mattias Eklund at Area 51.
○ Recording engineer Fredrik Thordendal.
○ Drums recorded at Jimmy's garage at Umeå, Sweden.
○ Additional recording at Are 51, Garageland and Umeå Stads Kyrka at Umeå, Sweden.
○ Music by Fredrik Thordendal.
○ Sonic execution and psychotomimetic soundscapes by Fredrik Thordendal.
○ Lyrics by Petter Marklund.
○ Psychedelic introspection, quotations and guidance by Petter Marklund.
○ Computer graphics by Stefan "MacMan" Gillbald.
○ Morphogenetic illustrations and art direction by Nina Bergman.
○ Pre-mastering and mastering for the vinyl edition by Scott Hull at Masterdisk, NYC.
○ LP layouts by Seldon Hunt.
- Fredrik Thordendal: guitars, vocals, bass and synthesizers
- Morgan Ågren: drums
- Mats Öberg: church organ and synthesizer Ψ
- Jonas Knutsson: saxophone ∝
- Jerry Ericsson: bass ζ
- Kantor Magnus Larsson: church organ ≈
- Victor Alneng: yidaki ⌡
- Markus Persson: primal screams
- Tomas Haake: psychonaut's voice
- Jennie Thordendal: gallskrik
● TRACK LIST:
Index ∞ Antanca - The End (The Uncompounded Reality)
1. The Beginning Of The End Of Extraction (Evolutional Slow Down)
2. Ψ The Executive Furies Of The Robot Lord Of Death
3. Descent Into The Netherworld
4. ...Och Stjärnans Namn Var Malört
5. Dante's Wild Inferno
6. I, Galactus
8. Sickness And Demoniacal Dreaming
10. ζ Z1- Reticuli
11. Transmigration Of Souls
12. In Reality All Is Void
13. Krapp's Last Tape
14. ⌡ Through Fear We Are Unconscious
15. Death At Both Ends
16. Bouncing In The Bottomless Pit
17. The Sun Door
18. Painful Disruption
19. Vitamin K Experience (A Homage To The Scientist/John Lilly)
20. Ψ ∝ Cosmic Vagina Dentata Organ
21. Sensorium dei
22. ≈ Magickal Theatre .33.
23. ∝ ζ Z2- Reticuli
24. De Profundis
25. Existence out Of Joint
26. On A Crater's verge
27. ∝ Solarization
28. ∝ The End Of The Beginning Of Contraction (Involutional Speed Up/Preparation for the Big Crunch)