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The Great Nothing

by Starving Insect

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    This download contains two masters: One highly dynamic HiFi master, made with the utmost attention to sound quality. This is the master that's available on all digital platforms. This master is not as loud as most releases, so be sure to turn up your listening volume.

    Exclusively for this shop there is also a loud master by E. Stade included. Primarily made for DJ's to be used alongside loud tracks in mixes. Here you get both, so you can choose.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of ARK IV: The 7th Beast, Shatterheart, Endless Dreamers, Mind Generator, Distopia Corp, ARK III: We Are Eternal, Rōnin 十二, Collected: Into The Dark Lands - Compendium Descendentium, and 138 more. , and , .

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After just three short digi EPs (the last of which was the highly regarded collab with Ragnarok) Starving Insect goes for his debut album – and one will observe time has come. “The Great Nothing” provides an hour of sinister entertainment, more cinematic than doomcore, groovier than industrial techno and more melodic than dark electro - and all of that combined into a unique whole.

Get sucked into the album’s atmosphere by the opener “Overhead, Without Any Fuss, The Stars Were Going Out”, combining ultra slow beats and soundtrack-like sections; enjoy two collaborative tracks with Omnicide, dominated by thundering, distorted kicks; let your blood run cold with slasher atmo of “Sleep is Death” and “There are no Doors”; consider the dark dance floor weapons “IDDQD” and “Dormant Storm” – and the decidedly faster-than-the-rest “Visions of the Blind Dead”, a tough contender for big time crossover credibility.

No generic pads and stale beats on “The Great Nothing”, Starving Insect is about thoughtful sound design and effective use of samples, nine excess length tracks that throb with an authentic darkness - and their rhythmic pulse.


released April 30, 2015

Written & produced by A. Kassberg
Mastering by Alex Kassberg
Mastering of loud versions mastered by Enrico Stade
Design by DDM
Marketed by Noisj


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Dark. Descent. Netherlands

Doomcore, Darkcore, Industrial Technoid. Industrial Hardcore.

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