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Litany for the Hopeless

by Blood and Dust

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Wisdoms End This discovery felt like being Alice but instead of the white rabbit you followed a formless shadow and you fell into that hole... not because you wanted - it just happened and here you are. In the dark.

Another great use of a favourite instrument of mine: the cello.
This is nearly 9 minutes of something I would describe as the auditive equivalent of H.P. Lovecrafts atmosphere he created with adjectives in his novels.
Just hop into the "Malstrom".
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“Litany for the Hopeless” is the first track by Blood and Dust, a collaboration between Lizbeth Poirier on modular synths and Hex Evans on cello, created during a one-hour jam session and reworked in software.

The best way we can describe / genre-fy this track is “horror drone”—i.e., slow-burning dread. And as “litany” suggests, there is a prayer-like aspect, echoes beneath arched ceilings, repetitions and calls and answers that rise up to devotion and descend to despair.


released July 12, 2019


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Blood and Dust Montreal, Québec

Blood and Dust is a collaboration of two dark queerdos inspired by horror cinema and occult myth. Part horror drone, part spookfolk, part post-rock, they blend synth and cello into nightmarish auditory rituals. It is the music you hear while wandering a cursed manor at night, calling you to the basement where dreadful things happen. Bring your salt, and stay safe while communing with the dead. ... more

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