Alien World

by Below The Sun

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Sumoschro This album is truly unique, a mind-bending slab of atmospheric post-metal that evokes extraterrestrial submarine exploration.
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Evok Alien World is an absolute monolith of immaculately produced post-metal that any fan of the genre should consider essential. Dynamic and creative movements between tripped-out ambience and bodaciously heavy riffs give Alien World an elastic personality that keeps it in constant motion. Every member plays their part to a tee with both bass and drum confidently holding the foreground in equal measure, and as a result Below The Sun’s chemistry as a unit becomes the main attraction here.
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1.
Blind Ocean 10:55
Our Thoughts Projects Around We’re just a dust Of boundless space We're like a grass Primitive race But we are sold To our pride In the constructed world Of our mind How can we learn the Ocean If we can't understand ourselves
2.
Mirrors 08:30
We came to space not to conquer We want Earth to be it’s size Seek to find no smart creatures No other worlds, we need a mirrors We’re coming here ready to find Loneliness, fight, wail and death We are noble, humane and kind Shining knights of the sacred contact But it’s a lie… It’s a lie! Early years of civilization, Or men intelligent more than us. We want an icon of human creation, We seek a mirrors We came to space not to conquer We want Earth to be it’s size. Seek to find no smart creatures No other worlds, we'll find a mirrors
3.
The first attempts at contact employed special electronic devices that transformed stimuli sent in both directions. The ocean played an active part in the design of the devices - though all this happened in complete darkness. It modified certain components of the equipment lowered into it, as a result of which the discharges it registered would change, and the devices would record a multitude of signals that were like fragments of some vast advanced analysis. In fact, certain results were obtained. The ocean—a source of electrical, magnetic, and gravitational impulses—spoke as it were in the language of mathematics; certain sequences of its electrical discharges could be classified by drawing on the most abstract branches of terrestrial analysis and of set theory; they contained homologues of structures known from the area of physics that is concerned with the mutual relationship between energy and matter, finite and infinite magnitude, particles and fields. All this led scientists to believe they were dealing with a thinking monster, that it was some kind of protoplasmic sea-like-brain grown so vast it covered an entire planet, which passed time engrossed in theoretical reflections on an inconceivable scale concerning the nature of the universe; and that what the instruments captured were no more than tiny, accidentally overheard snippets of a stupendous monologue, utterly beyond our comprehension, that was endlessly being performed in its depths.
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Release 04:36
Deep in the Ocean Your reflection was created My illusions Drowned there on the same day I can’t believe That it’s not a lie Sanity left me When you came into my life Deep in the ocean Let us stop abhorrent things Please forsake me And forgive me please I release Why? Why?! Why??? You came into my life
6.
In circumstances that were essentially inexpressible, I seemed to find myself in places devoid of sky, earth, floors, ceilings, or walls, as if I were shrunken or imprisoned in a substance that was alien to me, as if my whole body had become part of some half-dead, unmoving, shapeless lump. Or, rather, that I myself was that lump, deprived of flesh, surrounded by at first indistinct pale pink patches suspended in a medium with different optical properties than air, such that it was only from very close up things became clear, even excessively and supernaturally so, because in those dreams of mine my immediate surroundings were more concrete and material than anything I experienced awake. Whenever I woke up I had the paradoxical feeling that the real waking life was in fact the other one, and that what I saw when I opened my eyes was nothing but its wizened shadow.
7.
Black Wave 07:10
I’m still waiting for you On the false land Black wave crawled to the shore Reached my hand Crushed I can’t move Stunned My body – numb In vain I'm waiting for you Someone mighty and vast Put an image of your mind But couldn't comprehend mine A bad joke? Or misconception? With no shame No back thoughts Everything I forgive you
8.
In Memories 06:28
You came to me From my dreams From the depths Of mind’s streams You were here. No regret. This place Didn't forget. From the pain You came to me, And stayed In the memories. You, I know Our closeness Belongs To us.

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"Alien World is based on the science fiction novel Solaris by Stanislaw Lem; a 1961 tale that explores the nature of human memory in the context of complex communications between human and non-human life forms. The non-human life form that is at the centre of the story in Alien World is an oceanic planet which is capable of bringing human memories into a physical form. The pelagic themes explored within the music on the album continues into the artwork, which depicts an alternative view of the ocean.

The album was recorded at two different studios in the band’s home town of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. No synthesisers or samplers were used during the recording; all sounds were made by guitars, bass, drums and vocals, with some later processed by effects pedals. The band has built layer upon layer of audio explorations, with clear overtones of black metal in the bleak soundscapes, oppressive doom, and swirling, atmospheric metal.

With inspirations ranging from Pink Floyd to Khanate, Jimi Hendrix to AHAB, the influence of such bands is at times obvious, and at others no more than a subtle nod. The results leave the band hovering between genres, but no worse of for it. Choosing not to focus into what sub-genre they’re most suited to, BELOW THE SUN instead focus on expressing the depths of human emotions via their music" (С) Temple Of Torturous

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released May 26, 2017

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Below The Sun Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Formed in the Summer of 2012 for a one-off performance, refused to dissolve and still going strong.

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