This year, roughly around July – August, we’ll mark a decade since  has been published, 11 years altogether or so… Honestly I can’t believe it has been that long, it feels like yesterday or at least like couple of years ago, but 10 years? nah hehe….
Anyway, to celebrate our anniversary we’ve got few things planned, for some you’ll have to wait a lil bit, other should be with you shortly.
We’ve planned three releases this month hitting: Spotify , Apple Music , iTunes , Instagram/Facebook , TikTok/Resso , YouTube Music , Amazon , Soundtrack by Twitch , Pandora , Deezer , Tidal , iHeartRadio , ClaroMusica , Saavn , Boomplay , Anghami , KKBox , NetEase , Tencent , Triller (beta) , Yandex Music (beta) , MediaNet
First: is long overdue [split] featuring Mały form Mass Insanity, sadly without Moupoger (their stuff ain’t ready yet)
Second: [coherence] previously released only on bandcamp
Third: [split] the mind – a 6 track mini-album from YouTube video we’ve made earlier
All those releases can be pre-saved in Spotify, links below
…however if you’re not a fan of streaming services we’ll be releasing hi-res audio via our website, later via bandcamp, finally CD, help us decide whether there’s even a point releasing our stuff on CD these days?, help us by voting below,
In case you’ve missed it, we have a new video. Two years in planning including song writing and researching. I have to say it wasn’t easy, but I think everything came together nicely. Video is packed with a bunch of easter eggs including reference to Rorschach character from DC universe as the only character I appreciate from DC hehehe, #being proper Marvel fan. Actually, this is my hidden reference to Hermann Rorschach and his test, which inspired me to do series of images “When Left becomes Right” all you can find on my instagram profile, also since Marcin “Mały” Brzeźnicki is a big fan of DC, we thought this would become a fine addition to the whole concept.
Our Video is based on actual 1996′ chess match between Grand Master Garry Kasparov and Deep Blue chess computer considered as first AI in the modern history to win in the game of chess. Deep Blue’s win was seen as symbolically significant, a sign that artificial intelligence was catching up to human intelligence and could defeat one of humanity’s great intellectual champions. In our interpretation of this game AI is played by the mask which flashes with holographic images of greatest minds such as Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Nikola Tesla, Stephen Hawking, Michael Faraday, Carl Sagan, Aldous Huxley, Philip K. Dick, Albert Hofmann, Sigmunt Freud and many many more, all mashed up together. It has been 25 years since February the 10th, 1996′, the day we’ve understood that one day our creation may become something far greater than us, therefore we thought it would be a good idea to celebrate this event in anticipation for SKYNET to blow us to kingdom come.
Coincidentally, the idea for the lyrics came from Marcin himself, just like all lyrics on the [split]. Marcin wanted to reflect on the ironic competition interaction and zero-one laws we’re all bound by. In this case I only suggested the title change, since [zero-sum game] fitted perfectly the concept I had in mind for a game of chess that J-sick since forever wanted to shoot.
Quite often we decide to include some opening lines that reflect on general concept of either album or video, however this time we decided to refer to the next track that we’d like to shoot the video for as well as the [zero-sum game]. Not giving away too much the next track will be called: [post futuristic act of cosmogenesis].
Below I attached few pics from shooting plan courtesy of J-Sick and Marcin’s Lyrics plus all the text from the video.
“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.“
Zero-sum game In game theory and economic theory, a zero-sum game is a mathematical representation of a situation in which each participant’s gain or loss of utility is exactly balanced by the losses or gains of the utility of the other participants. If the total gains of the participants are added up and the total losses are subtracted, they will sum to zero.
On February 10, 1996, after three hours, world chess champion Garry Kasparov loses the first game of a six-game match against Deep Blue, an IBM computer capable of evaluating 200 million moves per second.
Deep Blue’s win was seen as symbolically significant, a sign that artificial intelligence was catching up to human intelligence and could defeat one of humanity’s great intellectual champions.
Lyrics by: Marcin “Mały” Brzeźnicki
indoctrination seeks to justify destruction reset it all and kill no more, reset it all wash away filthy human kind
blessed be the strength of earthly nature blessed be the power of untapped human mind
the balance must be maintained even at the price of human kind the balance must be maintained even at the price of genocide
lost all rights gain or die lost in a zero sum game
zero sum game
humanity has passed a death sentence on itself blessed be the one and only the circle of life
one with the tide one with cleansing one with the fury one with life
This took longer than I thought it would, ….. …for some reason, anyway pleased to tell you that brand new video for a track called [8+D2.0] which translates to “[STD] 2.0.”, will air on 24.01.2021 @8:00PM CET on YouTube (link below). This experiment will open an idea that came around November 2019. Track will feature Marcin “Mały” Brzeźnicki from [Mass Insanity] on vocals (if you like a good old classic death metal you have to check them out!), who initiated the idea. Track will be release along with 4 other compositions on the split with a project [MAUPOGER] later this year. This is the first single in history of  which lyrics are written entirely in polish by Marcin. Stay tuned for more info regarding this release, hope you like the video! stay safe!
No, this is not gonna be another kindle edition of some questionable quality novel. We’re planning few things along with a new album, and yes we can call that a concept, there will be few big changes that may affect our social media image, also availability of our music online will be reduced to this website maybe even ‘alone’, where you’ll be able to pre-order it, buy it or download it for free, anyway we’ll keep you posted…but just in case subscribe to our newsletter, cheers! #4672 #paradigmblindness #newalbum
Here’s a bold move, …because we dare to dream!, celebrating a new year, a few upcoming releases we’ve got for you planned already for 2020, and YES “few” means more than just one. The new website seemed to be the only logical choice to get us there. Here’s a trick, the plan is simple, however challenging and in order us to succeed we need You on board, here’s why and where?!: recently we’ve discovered that social media websites have been gradually reducing our exposure, which we don’t appreciate, plus already impossible task of reaching you all out there has become excruciatingly hard, not pointing fingers towards any specific website, but you know which one plays the biggest part in that equation. Anyway, the plan: We’d like to start posting news, create new content, offer free downloads, early access to new music and exclusive content which will not be available anywhere else plus much more. Where? here! on this website! There’s a buttload of content already hidden here, for a start, Hopefully at some point we’ll be able to stop relying on social media hehehe, and we know, it is a wishful thinking but we’d like to try anyway. Here’s what you need to do, subscribe to our newsletter: form below, but only if you wish to subscribe, ok?! and only if you wish to get that exclusive content, and for a time being we’ll be using form on facebook as well, as shown below, simply head on to Email Signup, and do the rest, simple as…
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(26) : [Aether]
’s 2019 release [Aether] might be one of the first releases this year where I got the sense that heavy metal was having an existential crisis. Clued into them by a roundup on our site that actually had a really good lineup of bands, looking back at it, the almost random listing of band references that accompanied the description of  meant I had to check it out. If anything, it seemed guaranteed that the music might just be a complete fucking mess — which I am often completely okay with.
First off: Every song on [Aether] is written within brackets, much like the group’s name. I will be dispensing with that… now… for the sake of my sanity. Second: What makes Aether interesting is also the fact that nearly every song on here is sub-three minutes, and the few that go over barely make it. The one that does make it is “Modus_Operandi”, which might as well be a doom song in comparison to most of the industrial grinders on Aether; it goes for nearly four minutes.
Much as the near-random listing of comparisons that appeared in our roundup suggested, ‘s M.O is to throw everything at the wall, and whether it sticks or not, to have at least five backup plans to play with along the way. Songs dart and shudder about, some may be built around one real-specific and hammering groove, others start and stop whenever it seems like someone got distracted, and some feel like they’re written just to be an assault of noise.
As a whole experience Aether can be wild and wooly. It’s often one of the more fun aspects of heavy metal to have a band pick you up and throw you around like a rag doll, and much of the way Aether is written seems built to do just that. It’s hard to pick out specific songs when the whole thing feels like a neatly contained ball of chaos. This is one of those where you have to start it and let it run. I found the manic framework that work with to be an exciting change of pace from my usual death metal bludgeonings, and my industrial dork side was drawn to the band’s electronic playthings constantly weaving throughout each song.
Big words Straight from Texas “Aether” reviewed by Islander on NCS, massive thanks!
…”I did say at the outset of today’s collection that I aimed to provide variety, and there’s no better proof of that than the decision to include the new album by the bracket-obsessed Polish band . Although this album, [aether], is the band’s fifth full-length, it’s the first one I’ve been exposed to, and so I’m in no position to provide history or context. I will, however, quote the list of “Artists We Also Like” on the “About” section of their FB page: “NIN, deftones, tool, samo, vz, nyia, antigama, meshuggah, cannibal corpse, fear factory, korn, imminent“.
Got that? Well, I don’t blame you if that list doesn’t necessarily add up to anything you can imagine or make concrete. I don’t think the music really amalgamates all of those other sounds either, though the band don’t really make that claim. But the album is still a fascinating trip, and I’d say the majority of those references are relevant.
 don’t mess around with long songs. Almost all of them are in the two-to-three-minute range, and the others are shorter. I don’t think I can be any more succinct about the experience than Rennie of starkweather, who pointed me to the recording and who characterized the music as “Meshuggah meets Antigama“. And it is indeed a twisted amalgam of bone-smashing, Meshuggah-like poly-rhythms and grind-like dementia; Fear Factory would be another good reference.
 also put lots of other things into their fuming cauldron… including a rich toxic stew of crazed vocals (as well as some actual singing), industrial-strength grooves, bursts of asylum-like melody, drum artillery that would put uniformed professionals to shame, wisps of alien ambience, and enough tabs of LSD to wake Timothy Leary from his eternal slumber.
In a word, it’s nuts — and in another word, it’s fucking fantastic.
The music also led Rennie to remember a similar Polish act named [vz], whose name also appears in that list of Artists We Also Like, and may be related to  if the brackets are any clue (there’s some relationship in the music too). Below I’ve included one of several [vz] videos with an S&M theme to the visuals. This one, “psychogram“, is 9 years old, but as Rennie said, it “remains punishing”. The video, by the way, is most definitely NOT SAFE FOR WORK (not even a little bit).
UPDATE: Thanks to a comment below, we’ve learned that there is indeed a connection between  and [vz], and we’ve also discovered a fascinating video for [aether]‘s title track, which is now included along with the album stream, just before the video for “psychogram“.