Nigredo, blackness, that which is blacker than black, means putrefaction or decomposition. The first step in the pathway to the philosopher's stone where all alchemical ingredients had to be cleansed and cooked extensively to a uniform black matter. The time of despair and disillusionment when an individual confronts the shadow within.
"Calcinatio / Nigredo" is Adam_is' (the man behind Putsum, Zombie Penguin and numerous other projects) most ambitious and self-defining work to-date: a dark, loner style, no-neck black blues journey into the depths of the loneliness of the self.
Recorded in the turmoiled summer of 2010
Adam_Is Plays Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Feedback, Harmonica, Stylophone, Cardiac Arythmia, Radio, Mobile Phone, Loop-Station, Electric Toothbrush. All Spacesounds Recorded From Cyberspace.
Mastering By Pavlos Gkousios.
Calcinatio/Nigredo 2xCDR (PHR-112)
Edition of 200 copies w/ 3-color screenprinted custom gatefold cover and 2 color screenprinted inner by Mephisto Me Studio and pro-printed CDRs.....Order from www.phasejunk.com