Sentient Ruin is absolutely ECSTATIC to unveil the debut offering by Italian Dark Ambient enigma CLAVICVLA, with all formats officially dropping on November 23 2018 and pre-ordeable now on our store and Bandcamp.
We’re honored and proud to bring you an aural and sensorially devastating experience like nothing else. A masterpiece of infernal aural terror which expands the mind - stretching it to its inevitable death and dissolution - and which paralyses the flesh. Italian one-man dark ambient/death industrial demon Clavicvla seamlessly blends the obsidian immensity of Lustmord and the wretched mantras of Trepaneringsritualen to unleash forty minutes of dismal and infernal atmospherics, drowning the listener into a formless and hallucinatory sonic void of utter dread and of unparalleled darkness. With inhuman and monstrous sub-bass frequencies, diabolical atmospheres, and black hole-sized drones, throughout these five tracks the listener will be transported to an otherwordly and remote realm lost somewhere at the edge of existence, where the boundaries between nightmare and reality begin to blur and dissolve, revealing a world beyond of absolutely omnipotent and boundless demonic enormity.
Indy Metal Vault has premiered the track μισανθρωπία και διαστροφή (“Misanthropy and Perversion”) with their writer calling Sermons “one of the most genuinely unsettling albums I’ve ever heard”. You can checkout their feature HERE.
Shortly after Invisible Oranges premiered the diabolical cut Ma stating that “on his upcoming full-length Sermons, Clavicvla aims at channelling abstract (and, to these ears, abject) horror. This isn’t Lovecraft’s cosmic horror; what awaits listeners on Sermons isn’t tentacles and psychological torment, but something entirely unknowable and altogether more frightening.” You can read their feature and hear the track HERE.
CLAVICVLA - Sermons
1. Beelzebub Invocat
3. Invertio Trasfiguratio
4. μισανθρωπία και διαστροφή
5. Abstratio Diaboli
Sentient Ruin kindly asks you on behalf of its creator to experience Clavicvla’s music in its intended and most appropriate setting: in total darkness, and at maximum volume possible, ideally through an audiophile sound source. Total darkness and volume are the only two external factors necessary to complete Ittiel’s design, the other being the music he created, so to dismantle your mind and will. Together, they are one, and you are the only vessel to the whole. Let it lead you to the whole.
Vinyl: pitch black black vinyl housed in a custom fold-over cover + insert silkscreened with metallic golden and silver Pantone on heavy charcoal black cardstock. Only 200 made, download card inside.
Tapes: Come with a custom j-card silkscreened with metallic gold and silver Pantones on heavy charcoal black cardstock, and black shells printed with dual metallic gold/silver imprint. The case is housed in a custom silkscreened slipcase also printed with silver and gold metallic pantones, with a flood of metallic silver satanic writing inside. Only 150 made, a Sentient Ruin online shop exclusive - will not be distroed or available anywhere else. Download card inside.
Conceived by Italian black metal artist Ittiel, unholy dark ambient / death industrial abomination Clavicvla represents the artist's moral, spiritual, corporal, and human dissolution, and his transition from his initial artistic earthly form into immaterial and full-fledged abstract horror, to mirror the newly acquired reflection of himself - the transition itself triggered by Ittiel's morbid and sanity-defying fascination with satanism, acosmism, and the cult of death. Clavicvla as such was formed as a ritual vessel, to disintegrate and transition Ittiel's physical existence itself from the corporal world to pure dread and emptiness. Ittiel has stated that he puts together the sounds of Clavicvla to dismantle and annihilate his corporal self in an attempt to embrace, and become one with, the absolute void, and break the endless loop of life and death by instead derailing existence into senseless chaos and entropy. As such Clavicvla is for Ittiel liberation of consciousness, to assume his true and perceived form, bound by nothing and shaped solely by his own unbeing.