MIZMOR's WIT’S END

2021-11-22 by Robert Garland STAFF | 8 Comments
Portland, OR solo-outfit MIZMOR will release a highly-anticipated and massive offering titled, Wit’s End on January 14, 2022 via Gilead Media. Following MIZMOR’s critically acclaimed 2019 full-length, Cairn, which received high praise from the likes of NPR, Metal Hammer, Decibel Magazine, Metal Injection, Brooklyn Vegan, Invisible Oranges, Revolver Magazine, Consequence of Sound, AV Club, and so many more, Wit’s End shows raw power flowing seamlessly through songwriting mastery. Merging pitch-black doom laced with hauntingly emotive and ambient sentiments, glacial yet undulating soundscapes, and personal confessions of lost faith and the disenchantment of modern society, MIZMOR has created sonic compositions condemned with passages of shadowed, existential dread.

Two masterfully composed tracks titled, “Wit’s End” and "Pareidolia" show MIZMOR multi-instrumentalist A.L.N. at his most transcendent. "Inspired by the Great Filter within the Fermi Paradox, Wit’s End considers the potential self-destructiveness inherent to consciousness and is, "an ode to all those who adopt superstitious and grandiose beliefs about mankind, its "spirit," and its place within the cosmos” describes A.L.N.". “The idea is presented through the lens of our current struggles as a society. I've found myself utterly appalled by the increase in willingness and eagerness to accept misinformation, disinformation, alternative facts, conspiracy theorism, cultism, and religiosity in us as a people. I feel this as a depressing weight, having trekked the better part of ten years from Christianity to atheism. "Wit's End" has multiple meanings here - masses of people have an exponentially decreasing sense of reason, I am at a loss for words witnessing it, and ultimately all understanding will come to an end anyway as we war against our natural fate.”

Wit’s End was recorded, mixed, produced, and perfected by A.L.N. in his home studio and then mastered by Adam Gonsalves. About the process, A.L.N. shares, “I consider this a very important part of the process as a lot of stylistic and production choices are made during the recording process and I like to take my time and not be on someone else's. I recorded the album at my home studio. The earliest bits of the album were recorded in July 2020 but there was a big pause in between as I figured out the identity of the album.”

Recorded, produced, and mixed by A.L.N. at his home studio, July 2020 - February 2021
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering
Album artwork by Justyna Koziczak
Promo photo and album photography by Emma Ruth Rundle
"Wit's End" video by Zev Deans
All music, vocals, and compositions by A.L.N.

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Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
November 22nd 2021
15795 Comments


A couple days late on this one but it should be a jam as usual.

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Sabrutin
November 22nd 2021
8117 Comments


Petty take: I'm not huge on the progressively more cartoony aesthetic of the artworks.

But it'll likely rule so w/e. Also the colours themselves are cute

Senetrix666
November 22nd 2021
688 Comments


hyped af

Deez
November 22nd 2021
8426 Comments


Already heard half this album and it rules

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trilo
November 23rd 2021
4214 Comments


this gon rule

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Sevengill
November 24th 2021
10459 Comments


I liked Yodh but there was such a glut of Mariusz Lewandowski album covers after Mirror Reaper that I kinda just rolled my eyes and skipped them all. should probs circle back around on that.

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
November 24th 2021
26484 Comments


Hype.

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Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
November 24th 2021
15795 Comments


Yeah that guys art definitely did the rounds



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