Ever wake up and find yourself in a night terror, unable to move or discern what is in front of your eyes and filling your ears?
Bristol’s Dead Space Chamber Music captures that liminal sense of dread and panic, with the chilling, cinematic Ion. DSCM blend dark medieval, neofolk, ritual ambient, and doom in their avant-garde music. The minimalist effort is illustrated with disjointed imagery and nightmarish blurred vision. In the video, the viewer is thrust into a mysterious world where scale is uncertain, centuries collide, and the ground shakes beneath.
The video offers a deeper delve into the visual world of the album through the sequence of three symbolic diorama-style band portraits — rich with secret messages and hidden meanings. The band are seen amongst an array of architectural features, obscure creatures, and fragments of collage, placing them in an exploded, then suspended, alternate form of the original prayer book.
The album is inspired by a medieval devotional ‘book of hours’ created between 1460-1475 on black vellum and handcrafted with silver, gold and turquoise. The book marks The Liturgy of the Hours, or The Office of the Dead: prayers that could carry a soul in need from dusk through to dawn, through the darkest of nights.
Dead Space Chamber Music released their 2nd album, The Black Hours, last December. The album recently got its vinyl release (jointly by the band and Avon Terror Corps).
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