Altare Productions is proud to present a vinyl version of one of last year's most hidden gems: Turia's debut album, Dor. Hailing from the ascendent Dutch black metal scene, Turia are a trio of exploratory alchemists who use black metal as a base foundation, respectfully but not exclusively so. Their visions are vast, and thus they weave compositions suitably expansive for such sights. Comprising four songs across 38 minutes, Dor is a heaving, hideous mass of infinitely resonating tones and forever-cyclic rhythms. The manner in which it pulses and more especially cascades suggests a celebratory aspect - but not "in celebration" of anything conventionally positive; rather, the three players are locked into each other's innermost energies and jointly seek transcendence through immersion and, successively, improvisation.
Originally released on limited cassette late last year, Altare is honored to now render this monumental record in the format it so deserves - vinyl LP. Long may it provide transport for dreamers far and wide. (Text by Nathan Birk)