A collaboration from M.Todd(Transcendent Device) and L.Kerr(Steel Hook Prostheses).
Dark ambient/death industrail ala YEN POX, older LUSTMORD, ARCHON SATANI etc.
**This is a full color, shrink wrapped PRO CDr
"8 tracks of purely malevolent and murky darkness - minimal and claustrophobic tonal drifts emanating from the shadows of the crypt, akin to Archon Satani, early Lustmord, and Yen Pox. What's not to like?" Jason(Malignant Records)
"One of my favorite truly underground labels, No Visible Scars, strikes again, this time with a short (35 minute) CDr of dark ambient and death industrial from M. Todd (Transcendent Device) and L. Kerr (Steel Hook Prostheses). Falling more toward the dark ambient end of the spectrum, these recordings reflect bleak feelings of hopelessness and will leave you feeling unfathomably lost. There's honestly not a whole lot of difference from one track to the next, in some or most cases, but that's part of the beauty of the album - it works mostly as an organic whole. The subtle variations communicate deeper details, so this album should be played when you can give it your full attention. Loud, and alone." Hammer Smashed Sound online
"I recently summed up the current listening habits, so that in combination the likes and the developments of the last two or three years - and I was as straight Inade s Incarntation of the Solar Architects , ran clear what immense importance and weighting of the sound field of dark ambient for I now occupy. It is just in the genre out to be incredibly difficult to explain this fascination with an outsider - since one hand is the (in) music, which deeply touched the other hand basically completely abstract, in many cases almost does not exist But it just draws its strength, a perfect visual example controls the quality label NoVisible Scars on this subject, and it is this one also carries eponymous henceforth: Beyond the Threshold Because, you practice in the paradigm shift, we see that purely factual in the recorded music is very little audible material: in the best Lustmord / LDRTFS -style is Beyond the Threshold in its entirety from subliminal, slow and cryptic roar, here from the and protrude as small islands in the form of a built in sound tuning and sound samples, where they've come in sizes called a lot more superficial than is the case here. So to all aspects and really very fine, heard only by concentrating on touching details, it therefore requires the best possible sensory reduction solely on hearing. Then unfolds the true depth of this work. Because that is exactly what this music alive - from a focus on the little and the sound negative space, or by what means we only perceive incredibly quiet or whatever might be not there. Each directs sound to be heard inside the ear into the deep fades slowly and leaves finally alone with the secondary imagination. Because even at room volume has everything that the two gentlemen Todd M. ( Transcendent Device ) and L. Kerr ( Steel Hook Prostheses ) create here, in his gloomy darkness constant distance, the sound itself is not really simple to approach possible - as is it is always a little fascinated by the incomprehensible and tries to understand what is actually there in the distance, which attracts as always. Such as covert listening at a wall where you can never be quite sure what is really happening on the other side, you fixed but always pushes them to delve more and more. This kind of music means pure contemplation, it takes place when a fresh layer of perception in himself and his preoccupation with his own sound reception, by their content as an ideological void, but in contrast, constantly produced basic emotional-associative stimulation by these same negative space for me an anxiety-like feeling with simultaneous fascination with that event. If, in Beyond the Threshold fade away quietly people screaming into the void, then teases the rubbing of the imagination, if the tonal darkness gentle birdsong breaks the expectation, then generates the inspiration, the ideas carries far, far away, when the hearing in bizarre Field recordings can not decide whether to hear the flow of water or the slow breaking up of a human body, it holds only curious pause and dips further - then that's perfect for me, atmospheric work. Beyond the Threshold actually moved into the beyond, beyond the threshold - namely, into nothingness and infinity of its own imagination, in the universe behind the forehead of each individual. The fact that once the depression a person has been processed, is not so very important, but contributes to the fascination. Here, the protagonists need surprisingly few resources to develop to enormous effect, but to make the course, again represents a hopeless undertaking, because in fact these are only a few sounds, not more" *Translated from German. noeasylistening.blog.de/2012/01/25/m-todd-l-kerr-beyond-the-threshold-12523906/
released 20 December 2011