Liner notes: Trancelike Void - Unveiling the Silent Arms of Despair

Features - 9 February 2018

Liner notes: Trancelike Void - Unveiling the Silent Arms of Despair

Liner notes: Trancelike Void - Unveiling the Silent Arms of Despair


Written by: H.

  1. Unveiling the Silent Arms of Despair I & II

    Unveiling the Silent Arms of Despair is probably my favorite TLV recording of them all... It was recorded shortly (4-5 months) after the Destroying Something Beautiful sessions, before that one was even released. At first, I wasn't too happy with the result, especially the drums and vocals weren't perfect. It was a matter of post-production though, and thanks to the capable mixing and mastering of Desolate (Austere, Funeral Mourning, Nazxul, etc), the result came out close to perfect.

    This EP might be the most personal of all TLV material and embraces its essence, as it delves into my deepest emotional pits. Just like my other material, it was semi-improvised, some parts even completely improvised (like the acoustic part in part I). This way, the instrumentation might not be perfect, but the emotion is as pure and raw as possible. When I sent it to Hakan/THR, he immediately agreed on releasing it, for which I'll be forever grateful.

    One last thing, for those who wonder: the sample at the end of the EP is from the movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose.