“Psychosis Ex Machina sets a new standard for Choronzon. Recorded during a far ranging psychick journey, the new album from US Industrial Black Metal entity, Choronzon, far outstrips past accomplishments. Elements of ritual, classical orchestration and a very visual sense of musical color characterize this documentation of a deeply felt spiritual journey.”
– from Ledo Takas #6 ‘zine.
2002 saw the release of Psychosis Ex Machina, the shamanic and improvisational chaotic sound-sculpture by Choronzon. Psychosis Ex Machina was a journey further into madness and gnosis than even those who could grok Magog Agog, their 1998 debut on Nocturnal Art Productions and Era Vulgaris, the followup wrapped in myth and lore could have even enticipated.
Chaotic and trance-inducing was the swirling and percussive assault launched on that release by P. Emerson Williams Voland. Displayed was a experimental melding of ethnic percussion, twisted sound scapes and emotionally unhinged vocal invocations. Claustrophobic tunnels of darkness open up into vast churning heavens into which the listeners are thrown.
A decade after the completion of recording Psychosis Ex Machina Choronzon brings an expanded remaster that includes an added 50 minutes of music from the sessions, an ebook and six music videos. The original tracks were revisited, given new mixes and mastering was done by electronic music veteran and avant garde video artist Ferenc Teglas.
Choronzon have always been known as anarchic and occult practtioners of sonic Magickal craft, but previous releases were mere previews of the harrowing scope of Psychosis Ex Machina and now this album has been brought closer to the original, appropriately psychotic vision of its creator. The original single disc alb um was a lot to take in and the cumulative effect of the one hour and fifty-two minute sonic assault with ebook and videos will yield years of gnosis and puzzlement to those who brave its scorched ground.
Born of need and dark desires no person would like to admit to.
released 29 March 2012
P. Emerson Williams – Vox, Guitar, Keyboards, Vio-Lin, Sonic Manipulation, Cello, Cryptovox
Voland – Bass, Screams, Torture