Gone are the horizontal string-sprawl epics of past, replaced by a new density and compositional focus. Dictaphone guitar-swirl and declamatory vocal preaching atop loping nod-out rhythm samples, you could almost say HELGA FASSONAKI (of METAL ROUGE) has gone pop. But then there’s B-side: a sheet of live industrial slamming recorded at the Echo Curio in Los Angeles that sounds like a realtime channeling of Kali. Confusing, enticing, nuanced and brutal. Volume three in Emerald Cocoon’s Alone Together series. Edition of 300.