Me vinci tenebras
Let me conquer the darkness
Because a season in hell is never enough...
FOUR VOWS is the dead of Winter, next to a frozen lake. The windy gusts of Spring. Tired and sunbeaten in the Summer afternoon. Autumn's anticipation of the darkness to come. This album is accompanied by a 37-minute video LP film: a mind-bending foray into visual effects and phantom dreams, matched to each movement of the FOUR VOWS album, the second release from mainstay cloaked and masked phenomenon of the Seattle dark music scene SCUZZ NUN. Scored compositions on synths, omnichord, modulating fx, guitar, and sacred vocal samples from Jen Younggren set the atmosphere with what can only be called a whirlwind of baroque ambient buzzing colliding with gauzey drone, squelching riffs, and Hildegard-ean cries emerging from the haunted gray abyss that is the PNW. Vivaldi is rolling over in his grave.
released July 7, 2022
ft. Jen Younggren and Levi Clark
Mastered by sea_wraith at the Hallowed Halls
Written by Scuzz Nun
Recorded in Heaven
Produced by Strong Feeling Media
Rainstick by River J.
A mainstay phenomenon of the Seattle experimental sound scene, Scuzz Nun disrupts noise conventions by bringing original
experimental film projections (e.g., Kenneth Anger and Maya Deren) to the stage with live compositions. Their enveloping sound scapes emerge from distorted analog omnichords and synthesizers, droning and harsh, yet somewhat ambient and melodic....more