Originally composed for a controversial staging of the classic greek tragedy, "medea" is shinjuku thief's most dramatic, dynamic and sinister work to date. notwithstanding its extreme violence, it might also be one of their most beautiful.
fragile melodies sung by boy sopranos float above demonic choirs and malevolent orchestras only to be ripped apart by screaming sheets of industrial noise.
oscillating between lush musical seduction and a level of brutality as yet unprecedented across the band's backcatalog, "medea" will appeal to fans running the gambit of dead can dance, raison d'etre and in slaughter natives in one corner to merzbow, and brighter death now in the other.
The long awaited close of the highly acclaimed trilogy. dark postclassical compositions, alternating between poignantly lyrical and furiously dramatic, set amongst disturbed supernatural soundscapes, and an unsettling cinematic sound design.
Quote from the label : "Reissue of the 1992 classic by this Australian genius, originally released in an edition of 500 copies. Occasional bursts of factory noise, industrial rumblings and disembodied German voices form the backdrop to a minimalist reworking of Kafka's "The Trial." An album of dense filmic atmospheres and orchestral instrumentation. 'The Scribbler' has been digitally remastered and is enhanced with a series of video clips constructed by Richard Grant (I+T=R), incorporating both new material together with the original images prepared for "The Scribbler" live show."