ARTIST(S): Pact Infernal
CAT n°:￼ HOROEX10
FORMAT: 12″ // Digital download
RELEASE DATE: June 9th, 2017
After 2 successful, reputation forming EP’s (The Descent Chapter I & II), enigmatic musical entity Pact Infernal re emerge with their debut LP ‘Infernality’ for Horo. Equal parts horror and simmering mysticism, the Pact Infernal sound has collected a base of devoted listeners including musical contemporaries like Lucy, Samuel Kerridge, Trepaneringsritualen, & Oake.
‘Infernality’ is an accomplished coming of age for Pact Infernal, a conceptual LP that brings together the elements that worked so well on both their EP’s into a robust, coherent statement. Beckoning, sinuous rhythms combine with smoky ambience and subtly anthemic riffs. The haunting percussion that has been a highlight of their past work often takes the lead, and in ‘Death & Rebirth’, Pact Infernal have come up with their most infectious music so far. Album closer ‘Rites Of Passage’ is a time capsule Pact Infernal track, perfectly combining their stylistic signatures into an essential bookend.
‘Infernality’ marks the beginning of another chapter in the Pact Infernal tale as they undertake their very first live and DJ performances, as well as firmly establishing they have carved out their own singular stylistic patch within electronic music, tenuously tied to many strains, but ultimately incomparable.
Listen to a new mix buy the duo below. They are currently preparing their first live and DJ performances. Their first gig will be at Amsterdam’s De School alongside friend and fellow collaborator Lucy at his usual De School residency together with the artist behind the next Stroboscopic Artefacts release, Lady Starlight on April 15th.
6. Death & Rebirth
13. Rites Of Passage
‘Infernality’ will be preceded by an EP where ‘The Descent Chapter II’ gets the remix treatment from Svreca, Pris, Nastika and Ancestral Voices, due out on May 26th. Tracklist below.
Pact Infernal – The Descent Chapter II Reincarnated | Horo | HOROEX9 | 26.05.2017
A1. Circle VII – Violence (Svreca Remix)
A2. Circle VIII – Fraud (Pris Remix)
B1. Circle V – Anger (Nastika Remix)
B2. Circle VIII – Fraud (Ancestral Voices Remix)