Sophia – Deconstruction of the world (lp)

Really a fantastic looking release on the Canadian Cyclic law label. The vinyl version of the new Sophia album comes in a splendid looking gatefold sleeve, with great photos. There is also a nice poster included and the record is pressed on thick clear vinyl. A cd version of ‘Deconstruction of the world’ will be available in June.

The record contains 10 tracks, on some of which Peter Bjärgö collaborates with Stefan Eriksson. It contains both older unreleased material als well as new songs. If you are familiar with the work of Sophia you will certainly be pleased with this new album. It contains both atmospheric tranquil pieces, like the title track, as well as the heavy bombastic industrial material they are loved for, with hammering percussion and orchestral elements. The music often conveys a warlike impression. My favourite pieces are probably ‘Contrition’, ‘Downfall’ and the In Slaughter Natives-like ‘Machine’. A convincing and powerful record in a splendid packaging.

artist: Sophia
label: Cyclic Law
details: lp [4th cycle]