The First of the Listeners

by Recitations

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YomaBarr This is black metal at its bone and core. Not weakened, not watered.
This is black metal at its bone and core that at some moment starts doing weird things without stopping to be unweakened and unwatered, and it's uncanny. Godspeak Halilu Lija is out of this world. You don't perceive it with your ears, you perceive it with your inner ear. If you know what I mean. Favorite track: Godspeak Halilu Lija.
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Metallurgical Fire Fantastic band. Next level black metal. Hopefully they’ll give us more.
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Growin Bejenkins Tanner Recitations reminds me why I first started listening to Black Metal 20 yours ago. Unique and utterly terrifying. Mesmerising from beginning to end.
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Obstacle of Affliction Unworldly chants flow alongside furious shrieks which are then accompanied by stunning straightforward and experimental black metal. Favorite track: Tongueskull Sacrament.
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Tolujin Missed out on this when it was first released in 2016 but it's instantly become one of my favourite black metal albums of the last few years. It starts out straight and brutal but gets more and more experimental as it goes on. No idea who the personnel are but they're clearly experienced musicians from other projects working incognito. Really great stuff. Favorite track: Tongueskull Sacrament.
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about

Recitations started work on what would become "the First of the Listeners" in late 2015, after ideas and thoughts had built up and been discussed between the members for quite some time.
The aim was to create unpretentious dark music in an experimental exploration of both unusual harmonies and patterns, as well as lyrical content, and this is what can be heard in its initial steps on this recording.
The band consists of members from more or less known bands to the underground of Black and Death Metal, but wants to keep focus on the musical and ideological aspects instead of participating in the cult of persona, though without any pompous focus on anonimity for the sake of it.

To be released in digipack CD by Avantgarde Music on 15.10.2016
To be released on vinyl as a corelease between Avantgarde Music and Signal Rex on 15.11.2016

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released October 13, 2016

Guitars (electric, semi-acoustic and acoustic), bass, bass synthesizers, drums, bells, percussion, samplers, analog synthesizers, digital synthesizers, sonic treatments, field recordings, vocals and chants by Recitations.

Recorded at Nordstern February 2016
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Recitations
Artwork by Tryfar

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