22 Years Ago: ESOTERIC complete recording Epistemological Despondency at Rich Bitch Studios

The most productive way of listening to it is whilst imbibed, upon perceptionally heightening drugs, in complete darkness, at a high volume. This portrays the music in it’s complete form.

Debut double-CD now available
89 minutes of hateful, drug-influenced tortured doom
A journey through the subconscious realms of pure hatred and misery

We recorded and mixed the demo in 25 hours, and we had 45 hours for the D-CD recording/mixing. The production of both releases are well definied, and of a high quality.

Rich Bitch was also their rehearsal space at the time. Epistemological Despondency was completed on this day in 1994 and released by our friends at Aesthetic Death – this double CD was the first major release by the label which started as a distro a couple of years earlier.

The music is a journey through the subconscious realms of the basest of dark emotions. It is deep, obscure, vicarious, penetrative, barbaric, dissonant, heavy, sinister, “trippy”, reflective, and visual. It is not easy to listen to. The most productive way of listening to it is whilst imbibed, upon perceptionally heightening drugs, in complete darkness, at a high volume. This portrays the music in it’s complete form.

…not only myself, but all members of Esoteric maintain and evolve their own Satanic ethos. The disdain we have for right-hand path religions is a product of their oppression, and their absolute ignorance. Their doctrines de-evolve the consciousness of humanity, and stagnate the progression of wisdom, and the evolution of the mind.

– GREG, Subversive Agenda zine #3, 1995

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