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Anthroposcenic

by Orochen

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    Enter the world of Anthrofuzzenic.

    Together with Fuzzdöden we have developed our own little monster - the Anthrofuzzenic. It´s a pedal that works as good on guitar, as on bass. The pedal limited to 20 copies and will only be built on pre-order. Get your own monster, and find the Orochen-tone before it’s out of stock.

    ✓ Hand made
    ✓ Point-to-point soldered
    ✓ Made with vintage components
    ✓ 1 control to rule them all
    ✓ Deluxe 12" 180 gr vinyl version of the debut album.
    ✓ Hand-numbered copies on transparent vinyl where all of the artwork will be printed on inner sleeves and inserts, making it possible to choose the preferred cover through a slide-in window on the front cover.
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1.
Black Snow 05:50
All is so calm here With leafless trees And the mirror lake Reflecting all dead faces Nothing else is here And it will set us free We slither down, down  I’ll be the witness here Of corpses portrayed  In a landscape so pure  With black snow cold on the ground  And it has begun  It’s a tooth so white  Just withers away A Dreamweaver’s to blame The passing of all sorrow And their grief All is so calm here With leafless trees And the mirror lake Reflecting all dead faces Nothing else is here It will make you blush  We slither down, down  I’ll be the witness here Of corpses portrayed  In a landscape so pure  With black snow cold on the ground  And it has begun
2.
He swallowed the sun that night He embraced the guilt and shame Oh breathe in, yeah breathe it out Gathering storms of forgotten lies Tearing it all apart Shattering storms of forgotten lies Tearing it all apart He embraced the sound of guilt He swallowed the lies and shame Oh breathe in, yeah breathe it out Gathering storms of forgotten lies Tearing it all apart Shattering storms of forgotten lies Tearing it all apart
3.
Iron Gates 04:17
While the dark clouds swings in through your iron gates  And plants the bad seeds and goes away  But what would they say if we brought them back to life  And just sang along  Come ride with us instead Come ride with us instead You gaze upon the sculls Of pets that they used to own Well it’s effortlessly broken but it takes a century to repair  We all will be betrayed in front of screens  But inside of all the shame  Come ride with us instead Come ride with us instead You gaze upon the sculls Of pets that they used to own
4.
Old gods and the new, burned to the end  Twists the tide awoke Surrender, through an ocean of unlight It seems like forever, nothing will shine Our savior has burned, this shade remain It comes back to haunt us Crash down like the rest Burnt to rise What once was Now lays under the shadow of the golden sun Grasping the last point of light Surrender, through an ocean of unlight It seems like forever, nothing will shine Our savior has burned, this shade remain It comes back to haunt us Crash down like the rest Burnt to rise
5.
Guilt and shame they walk together and they agree They agree to believe in her voice and in her ghost And they are moved by the colors here But cannot find their way home In the dive beneath the layers of guilt and shame A faceless child with teeth of glass It is here it all begins And I stay down Cause the water ain´t deep enough for me to drown Guilt and shame they walk together and they agree And their calmness remains by chasing all the fading lights While these dreams make way here They just cannot reach the end In the dive through all the layers of guilt and shame Oh they see it here yes A faceless child with teeth of glass It is here it all begins And I stay down Cause the water ain´t deep enough for me to drown And they are moved by the colors here but cannot find their way home In the dive beneath the layers of guilt and shame And the water ain´t deep enough for me to drown A faceless child with teeth of glass It is here it all begins And I stay down Cause the water ain´t deep enough for me to drown
6.
It’s a skeletal darkness in a house full of them bones  It is a bleak and heartbroken leaf here That shivers when it comes  And with broken limbs you just keep getting older here everyday And the sunshine feels like a blunt knife, carving through your face But all is forgiven here, all has been saved Those you have left behind, all has been saved This is the end and the beginning  It is a whisper in a house full of bones This is the end and the beginning  It is a whisper in a house full of bones It is a whisper in a house full of bones It’s a skeletal darkness in a house full of them bones And it is a bleak and heartbroken leaf here That shivers when it comes  And with broken limbs you just keep getting older here everyday And the sunshine feels like a blunt knife, carving through your face And there are chambers here with marble floors beneath your feet  And there are rooms with blood-stained walls  This house is crumbling down as I speak  As I speak all the bones, they cry  But all is forgiven here, all is betrayed This is the end and the beginning  It is a whisper in a house full of bones
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8.
Rat King 05:14
Watch them now, together as one, moving around Minds set up, intertwined as one and out of reach A simple truth at its core, a twisted lie A bottomless pit filled with hope, gathered as one A simple truth at its core, a twisted lie  A Twisted lie, interwinding truth, moving around Moving shapes of guilt and disease, gathered as one The minds set up, intertwined as one and out of reach All these rats they try to find a purpose Seeking light in the void They all thought they had a purpose Drowning inside the night

about

Dystopia, now: Orochen blends music and art in their haunting debut concept album, Anthroposcenic

With deeply poetic, evocative lyrics against a soundscape that blends elements of dark folk, post-rock, and black metal, Anthroposcenic meets the sadness of the dystopia we’re building with a steady gaze.

Over the course of 8 songs, Anthroposcenic tells the story of a world plunging further into individualism, isolationism, and consumerism, where the few who attempt to do things for the greater good eventually get trapped in the viscoid webs of the capitalist machine. The album deals with questions about humankind’s existence, our moral compass, how we live in relation to the environment and the psychological effects of living in a consumption-first society.

The title of the album, Anthroposcenic, is a call to contemplation about our current state of affairs. It has been suggested that the very last part of the current geological period should be called Anthropocene due to humankinds extensive impact on Earth's ecosystems and geology.

But Orochen is not stopping at sound. To amplify the messages of the album, the band has collaborated with four celebrated Swedish photographers — Pelle Ossler, Johannes Berner, Niklas Lövgren & Christian Thunarf — to pair an original image or “scene” with each song.
The album will be released in the form of 300 exclusive, hand-numbered copies on transparent vinyl where all of the artwork will be printed on inner sleeves and inserts, making it possible to choose the preferred cover through a slide-in window on the front cover.

Anthroposcenic is a natural musical development from Orochen’s latest EP, Thylacine, and explores some new terrain while maintaining the band’s emerging trademarks. On the album, you will hear some guest performances from Jonas Stålhammar (At the Gates) on mellotron and Nine (Wormwood) on vocals.

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released May 27, 2022

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Suicide Records Sweden

Suicide Records went from dream to reality during the fall of 2006 when Roger Andersson and Henrik Anestedt decided that DIY is the way to go. In 2017 we where blessed with Finnish partners Taru and Otto joining our family and sharing the exact same values.

Suicide Records currently acts as an independent record label based in Gothenburg, Sweden and Tampere, Finland.
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