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Against Civilization

by Apocryphos

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Altschmerz 07:12
Dysphagia 04:44
A Feral Kind 05:30


Finally, we see Robert C. Kozletsky return with a dreary and guitar driven follow up to 2016's Stone Speak. Against Civilization is where Robert takes a different sonic path. Vastly different from past releases, but still wrapped in the solemn sound Apocryphos is known for.

Civilization is a curse. Your head hangs heavy in the windowpane as you gaze upon the dregs of society. It soon collapses and nature turns feral. Those desperate to cling to their hollow idols fall silent, eyes sunken. They are not there. They have abandoned us. They are against civilization...

Features stark and captivating artwork by Erik Osvald and a 12 page booklet with extended artwork and text emphasizing the turmoil within the music. Close friend and fellow collaborator Pär Bostrom (Kammarheit, Cities Last Broadcast, Hymnambulae) makes an appearance on two tracks.

Recommended for long nights, rainy days and fans of cold and emotional soundscapes


released February 11, 2020

Written, Produced, Performed - Robert C. Kozletsky
Artwork - Erik Osvald
Mastering - Simon Heath


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Cryo Chamber Oregon

Cryo Chamber is a record label with a collaborative focus run by Simon Heath (Atrium Carceri) focusing on high quality dark ambient with a cinematic edge.

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