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Subaqueous

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  • Drown - "Tribute Cetacean" 2xLP + 2xCD + 12x12" Acrylic on canvas.
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    "Tribute Cetacean" is a set of vinyl of both "Unsleep" and "Subaqueous" on vinyl CD. This set comes with the original gatefold and single jacket covers that come with the standard versions of the vinyl and 2 solid black CDs. Comes in a blue polybag. Additionally, the package includes a painting by sole member M.S. depicting the sea and inspiration (while we still have it) of the depths -- namely of whale song whose calls we have heard well. The picture attached is an approximation of what the paintings will look like. Every single painting will be unique and will total an amount of ??? different hand-painted tributes to the lovely sea creatures with whom we share a planet with.

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    Thank you to A.L. for the suggestion of charity, and thank you to the various cetacean that have helped form this second chapter for Drown.

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    Pre-order of the new album, Subaqueous, on vinyl. Comes in gatefold on black 180g vinyl with art by Nightjar Art of Adam Burke, Karmazid, and layout designed by Heresie Graphics.

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    Pre-order of the new Subaqueous album on Digipak CD with art by Nightjar Art of Adam Burke, Karmazid, and layout designed by Heresie Graphics.

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  • Drown - Subaqueous - "Black Depths" vinyl LP
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    Drown's new album, Subaqueous, on vinyl. Comes in gatefold on black 180g vinyl with art by Nightjar Art of Adam Burke, Karmazid, and layout designed by Heresie Graphics.

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1.
Mother, Human Walks the sandy stage salt water spits at her feet mocking the death of her son Her skull swollen with grief Her heart throbbing a slow waltz A rhythm with which she dances Into the sea... Bodies of creatures ill-famed Kissed by suns none Possess abstract burdens In which their young are devoured The mother's heart Surrounded by crushed lung Beats no more... Cetacean calls, for the death of their young Mother Human sinks, for the death of her son Human swam towards their call She... swam... Seized by subaqueous tide Human and whale sank even further Deeper, deeper, deeper The trench beckons equivalence Mother... The burdening depth of the sea Has swallowed your son. Cetacean... The burdening depth of the sea has swallowed your young Mother... The burdening depth of the sea Has swallowed your son... ... I drown...
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Weight, incomprehensible Covers the shoulders of lava With solemn detest Deep trench, whose slaves Are unwelcome to enter Whose skin covers your floor? A human His carcass obliterated Pressurized Blood spread thin Across the sea floor Joined with the water Somehow His shadow walks... Strands bleeding... Attached to The cloaked vessels Slowly angle his neck upward To see sunken mother's shadow, Dead... A face's silhouette Grew out of the Earth Its mouth screamed and cried Trauma personified itself As tectonic erosion He Who Is The One Who Does Not Sleep Is Father Of All... This weight, incomprehensible Pulls everything into the mouth of Father Subaqueous Deeper still, We go... ... I drown...

about

On his second album "Subaqueous" under the Drown moniker, Funeral Doom enthusiast Markov Soroka - also the heart and soul of Tchornobog and Aureole - sets out to absorb all light and in the process creates realms of fluorescent beauty.

While celebrating surges of darkness and disturbance through Tchornobog, the obsessively driven artist offers a different facet of his persona via Drown. Although the foundation of the music is uncompromisingly heavy and grief-laden, it is carried by a current of playful melodies and weightless harmonies. These forces combined create a relentless maelstrom into the depths of the sea.

Produced by Greg Chandler (Esoteric), who is no stranger to funeral doom metal, "Subaqueous" is a jewel that shines brightly within this still rather obscure genre. As Markov frankly states: "Drown is what I wished 'aquatic doom' sounded like before I started the project."

Just as his other ventures, Drown is based on an ongoing conceptual story and to be seen as a musical theater of sorts, focussing on one protagonist among other characters. Since such stories can work on a metaphorical level too, Markov says: "The drowning of our lives is as much a metaphor as it is a construct to escape into on this album. The common woe of human life are the various forms of grief and depression we feel as loss."

The water filling the protagonist's lungs not only crushes them; they make him one with the ocean deep …

"Subaqueous" is available as Digipak CD and Gatefold LP (black, limited transparent blue).

worldwide: en.prophecy.de/artists/Drown
US/Canada: us.prophecy.de/artists/Drown

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credits

released February 28, 2020

Recorded and written 2014-2020

Markov Soroka: All guitars, fx, vocals, concepts & writing
Wessel Damiaen: Drums & percussion
Gina Hendrika Eygenhuysen: Violin & strings

Artwork: Nightjar art of Adam Burke
Sound: All music, lyrics and concepts by Markov Soroka
Photography: Lillian Liu
Logo: Karmazid
Layout: Alejandro Tedin at Heresie Graphics

Recorded by: Markov Soroka
Drums recorded by: Wessel Damian at Catacomben Studios
Violin performance by Gina Hendrika Eygenhuysen by M.S. in 2018
Mixed and mastered by: Greg Chandler and Priory Recording Studio

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