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Limited Edition of 300 copies. 4 CDs in sleeves, housed in rigid box with lid, matt lamination. Includes a fold out 12 page booklet.
30 year anniversary boxset of this contemporary classic of Dark Ambient soundscapes. Originally released in 1993 on the now defunct Cold Meat Industry label, the album soon became a staple of the CMI sound and raison d’être subsequently became a household name in the genre and an inspiration to many.
Offered in this massive 4 CD boxset is a completely new re-recording of the original album, made in 2022, in order to obtain the highest sound quality and mix of this 30 year old opus. Disc II contains additional unreleased session tracks, also re-recorded in 2022. Disc III gives us the original album in a remastered version and finally Disc IV offers additional session tracks from the period in their original versions.
“Prospectus I” is a stunning blend of modern ethereal gothic sonorities and the timeless chants of monastic rituals. A refined blend of melancholy touching higher realms. Archaic layers of string instruments, bells and choirs are intertwined with percussive elements and industrial loops creating an unsettling background atmosphere whilst spleen and bittersweetness form in the foreground. Co-Released with Yantra Atmospheres. Running Time; CD I 55:01, CD II 73:13, CD III 54:07, CD IV 71:12
TRACKS CD1: 01 Katharsis 02 Ordeal in Chapel 03 Ascension de Profundis 04 Mourning 05 Mesmerized in Sorrow 06 Cenotaphium 07 Synopsis 08 Anathema / Apotheosis 09 Penumbra
TRACKS CD2: 01 Cantharsis 02 Chalixtins 03 Decalogue 04 Out of the Depths... 05 Enshrouding 06 Inquest 07 In Extremis 08 Decay II 09 Dissection III 10 The Revival 11 Decay I 12 Katharsis (early version) 13 Penumbra (alternative end part)
TRACKS CD3: 01 Katharsis 02 Ordeal in Chapel 03 Ascension de Profundis 04 Mourning 05 Mesmerized in Sorrow 06 Cenotaphium 07 Synopsis 08 Anathema / Apotheosis 09 Penumbra
TRACKS CD4: 01 Carnificina I 02 Dissection I (early version) 03 In Extremis (early version) 04 Synopsis I 05 Dissection I 06 Canificina II 07 In Extremis (early version II) 08 Dissection II 09 Cenotaphium (early version) 10 Synopsis II 11 Dissection III (early version) 12 Mourning (early version)