Esoteric Oppression

by The Moth Gatherer

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Ma.Ze
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Ma.Ze Stunning Release. Listened to it several times over the last days. It's getting better every time.. Great atmosphere, strong Sound, and very matured Songwriting. Not my usual style, but this is a must! Favorite track: Phosphorescent Blight.
Sillimion
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Sillimion I love this so much it’s difficult to put into words. Feels like my body is pushed down through soil while the mind is soaring high above. Favorite track: The Drone Kingdom.
meatwolf
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meatwolf A journey through the murky waters with stars still shining far above. Favorite track: Motionless In Oceania.
Andersmensch
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Andersmensch I liked this project allready for their former works but with Esoteric Oppression The Moth Gatherer made another step foreward!
It is heavy, but keeping this melancholic and longing melodies which got combined with this harsh voice as counterpart, which pushes the mood of this record even more foreward.

If you like the atmosphere from Cult of Luna you should give this a try! Favorite track: Motionless In Oceania.
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about

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 band commented on "Esoteric Oppression": "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 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. Operating as a duo, they released a debut album "A Bright Celestial Light" in 2010. The recording showcased an attraction towards long and complex compositions, rich in content, and exposed thet band's urge to channel emotions and difficult experiences into music. Their sound evolved on the second and last album, "The Earth Is The Sky", from 2015, which took the songwriting to a whole new level, and have deepened the band's subtle, yet significant electronic aesthetic. The music clearly matured, along with the line-up, which now included Svante Karlsson on drums. Their sophomore work met with warm reception from fans and critics alike, with two singles featured on BBC Radio 1's Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, and numerous inclusions on year-end lists from magazines and websites. Having recruited Ronny Westphal on guitars, they later released an EP "The Comfortable Low" (2016), which featured a guest appearance from Dennis Lyxzén (Refused/INVSN) and Fred Burman (Satan Takes A Holiday). The EP also landed on Radio 1's Rock Show, thanks to the track "This Providence Of Bones". 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 electronis. 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.

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released February 22, 2019

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