FACTUMS- Roman Soldier 12"
"Three-piece unit FACTUMS and Captcha Records, of Seattle and Chicago, present Roman Soldier, a multi-dimensional sonic experience of cinematic beauty. The first decaying hit of this record sounds like the approach of an apocalyptic army overheard from the inside of an insurgent’s desolate cave. Suspense builds as the cadence of the piece accelerates, the twists and turns of its theme provoking high anxiety and cold sweats. As tension climaxes and the sonic assault begins to fade, sounds evocative of dazed contemplation suffuse the aural space, creating an impression of crystalline clarity that might be reminiscent of an introspective montage, replaying the last conversation you had with the one you love. In its primal minimalism, calculated chaos and transcendental ambience, this record presents an opportunity to abandon the banality of modern life and lose yourself in the complexities of your imagination. The Roman Soldier EP follows up the exquisite release Flowers on the Sacred Bones label, arriving in advance of the highly anticipated release Gilding the Lilies. This record, featuring an etching on the reverse, is being produced in an edition of 500 copies and will not be repressed."