'Chthonic Transmission (Abysmi Vel Daath)'
Both inhuman and very much human in its cavernous ritual space, the tracks on 'Chthonic Transmission (Abysmi Vel Daath)' are highly charged audio sigils. We are witness to the process and magickal practice of Edgar Kerval, the Colombian artist behind the mysterious Emme Ya who has been active in many corners of subterranean culture for a long time. What is brought forth can reasonably be called dark ambient, though this is rather a territory of initiation than doom. The sounds vividly define a space and then the walls of the cavern thus evoked dissolve like clouds, revealing the space beyond. Then the stars themselves dissolve and there is nothing but the Abyss. The only way out is through.
'Chthonic Transmission (Abysmi Vel Daath)' opens up the realm of the 11th sephiroth, where no movement is possible. Impossible questions leave no peace, language has gone weird, there is no more sense in sense. The initiate is prepared for the journey ahead.
The titles of the tracks on 'Chthonic Transmissio...'n are integral elements of the art. 'The Light That Is Not (Consecration Rite)', the Lux Interna, the inner and outer prepared and purified. 'Reversed Kundalini (Transmutation Rite)', the ecstasy of flesh and soul. 'Descending To Astral Void (Solve Et Coagula)', dissolution, death and rebirth. 'Emerging From The Grey Egg (Encircled In A Thousand Lanterns)', emergence into a higher state, the eye of Brahma opened anew.
This is ritual ambient with rare purpose and depth that takes many listens to sink in and keeps unfolding its visions more each time. The cryptic voices embedded in the soundscape lie just beneath the structure-imposition tendency of the ego, releasing language from voice, and the spirit from its societal shackles.