℗ 2019 Agonia Records
Duration 42m 27s
Record Label Agonia Records
Catalogue No. MH-ARCD-ESO
Release Date February 22, 2019
Genre Metal
 

Esoteric Oppression

The Moth Gatherer

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1.1
The Drone Kingdom
The Moth Gatherer
9:06
1.2
Motionless in Oceania
The Moth Gatherer
7:58
1.3
Utopia
The Moth Gatherer
6:32
1.4
The Failure Design
The Moth Gatherer
7:28
1.5
Phosphorescent Blight
The Moth Gatherer
11:23
Duration    42m 27s
The Moth Gatherer is a band of varying genres, centered around atmospheric doom, sludge and post metal. Their prolific approach includes electric musical stylings, along with traces of melodic post-rock. The Moth Gatherer emerged in 2008 on the initiative of Victor Wegeborn and Alex Stjernfeldt, as a form of therapy to help them deal with loss. The name of the band is an allegory for finding hope; similairly to moths who are always searching for the light. While the new album, Esoteric Oppression, follows in the same direction as previous works, the band went through a transformation, which left co-founder Alex behind. Even though he participated in writing lyrics for the album, bass duites have been taken over by Victor, who also handles vocals, guitars and electronics. Dan Hemgren has been introduced as a new bass player, who'll continue with the group post the new album. Esoteric Oppression was worked on in several recording studios. Guitars, bass and drums were tracked at Studio Underjord with Joona Hassinen, who later mixed the entire album. Electronics and vocals were recorded at The Lifestream Studio. Magnus Lindberg (Cult Of Luna) mastered the album at Redmount Studios, while the production was laid out by The Moth Gatherer. The recording features a guest appearance from Messy Mathi (Barst) on the track "The Drone Kingdom". SCG prepared the album's cover artwork and layout. "We’ve put our very fabric into it. Its creation has been a path paved with distress and frustration; one that has left us totally exhausted. But all our effort shows in the music and we can now say that it was worth the turmoil. We’re extremely proud to present Esoteric Oppression to you all. We hope you love it as much as we do." - The Moth Gatherer
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Tracks 1-5 – 48 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 88.2 kHz / 24-bit

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