“This Dismal World” is a dark concept album about the ‘Four Nobel Truths’ – the central teachings of Buddhism explaining the nature of suffering (dukkha). Legendary cult industrial act Dissecting Table from Japan and Germany’s dark ambient/industrial project Anemone Tube join forces to perambulate the stony path of the four noble truths: suffering. its causes. the possibility of its cessation and how it can be overcome. With the use of field recordings exclusively made in a mausoleum in China in 2007. Anemone Tube gains insight into the first truth of suffering. the impermanency of all forms of life and the inevitableness of death. “In The Mausoleum“ is a dark industrial epic conjuring up a sinister. threatening atmosphere. With the crushing power-electronics track “From Anthropocentrism To Demonocentrism”. based on field recordings made in buddhist temples in Nanjing and Shanghai. Anemone Tube consequentially confronts the listener with the origin of man`s craving for sense-pleasures and self-perpetuating egocentrism. Dissecting Table`s monumental industrial track “1000 Tones“ is dedicated to the 1000-armed Guanyin – being known as the goddess of compassion to save beings from suffering and ignorance. Almost like a self-mortification Dissecting Table is reciting the complete 25th Lotus Sutra about The Universal Gate of Bodhisattva Kanzeon (“the perceiver of the world`s lamentations”). Accompanying with ritual drumming. diverse analogue treatments and deep growls. Dissecting Table creates a threnody for today’s dejected world.