dark ambient activist holotrop returns to raubbau after his 2017 offering „dead bird calling“ - and again he fathoms the darkest and doomiest realms of his art. his nihilism seems almost prophetic considering the course of the world, a world which is literally in flames! replete with philosophical references, „manifeste de l’antinatalisme“ conjures up a truly dystopian vision of the world. this lp is a sinister swan song to consumerism, eternal growth and progress, a eulogy for humanity as such.
and yet, there’s a sense of irony in the fact that holotrop puts across his message in the most refined musical way, a subtly complex approach he has developed in recent years, a versatility that enables him to make his statement as simple and concise at it is: immersive synth drones lure the listener to the edge of the abyss, pounding beats send him into the vortex of despair.
better to never have been born!
released September 15, 2020
recorded and mixed at qualia by holotrop
mastered by eric heyde
layout by salt