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Exaltation

by Hasufel

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darkcasey Exaltation is a dark ambient album that draws the listener’s mind to ponder the role that darkness plays in life, death and religion. For the moments of quiet peace and grace, there are hissing, scraping, rasping echoes that are never that far away. A little like the picnic of life: the ants and wasps are always somewhere if you have the awareness to look out for them, usually behind the sandwiches but in-front of the cake... Favorite track: Exaltation.
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Salvación 04:58
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Exaltation 04:57

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PT-31: Hasufel - Exaltation

The dungeon-industrial masters known as Hasufel return with another bleakly meditative tome of desolate electronic soundscapes, entitled "Exaltation."

To be exalted does not here connote mere worldly glory among men; in the theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the holiest and most worthy of humanity are destined to much more than life eternal. They will, with their celestially-married partner, mature into deities of their own worlds. "As man is, God once was... as God is, man may become." As heavenly fathers and mothers, the Exalted may populate an entire planet with their own spirit-children: a loving, ever-growing family to last for time and all eternity.

It is a hard thing when those we love pass on into the unknowable realms. Religious dogmas throughout human history have, with few exceptions, all wrestled to make sense of this inevitable tragedy and offered answers innumerable and of varying adequacy. "Exaltation" seems to obsess over loss, seems to suffocate us in the darkness of dread and death, with a vast, blackened droning ambiance that mirrors that yawning void. With an intensely evocative sound design, the record takes us on a mournful, tortured journey through ephemeral catacombs and astral caskets, a dreamscape of spiritual struggle that vacillates from bleak sparseness to smothering enormity.

Recommended for listeners of Aghast, Evan Caminiti, Vidna Obmana, Lustmord, Trepaneringsritualen, etc.

We are releasing an edition of 100 professionally-duplicated cassettes with metallic gold shells with white pad-printing, in standard Norelco cases with color-printed j-card housed in black-and-white outer o-card sleeve.

Preorders are open on April 2nd for intended fulfillment in Mid-May, though supply-chain issues may extend this date further.

Let no spirit of digression overcome you in the evil hour.

"Hasufel fuses the best of both worlds – speaking specifically of Dungeon Synth and Dark Ambient...The prodigious tracks contained within takes the best of both genres and expands them to a realm of unimaginable terror and viscous imagery." - THE DUNGEON IN DEEP SPACE

"In just under 20 minutes, Hasufel establishes a world of complicated feelings about the nature of transcendence and dogma through the genres of dungeon synth, dark ambient, noise, and drone. It is an immersive yet fleeting release." - NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

"...Calls to mind the ecclesiastical choral music of the early period, in which repeated tropes were recontextualized progressively to build an inner mood of contemplation. This one seems perfect for rainy days and difficult times." - DEATHMETAL.ORG

"The ambient is a tour through long halls full of chains, jinks, and religious worship. The ritual is reinforced by extensive narratives. The ambient evolves and every time Hasufel takes you to a different stage of what seems like a road to the final glorification. It's chaotic, confusing, scary. It is a path through many stages to be overcome, and where the listener comes out purified..." - ZWARE METALEN

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released May 4, 2021

Helmut - Synthesizers, Vocals, Field Recordings, Electronics
Korihor - Bells

Recorded 2020-2021

Layout and design by Alex Gonzalez and Dylan Ettinger

Mastered by Grant Richardson

Dedicated to:
Carolyn Fleck and Mary Ettinger

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