The infinitely gloomy harbingers of experimental doom metal and lo-fi ambient textures that are Picture Ann have just released a 5-minute digital single entitled ‘A Crude Meditation on No One X Nothing‘, which is meant to evoke a hypnotic feel and a rather sombre atmosphere that one can lose oneself in when contemplating the pitch-black aspects of existence.
Containing only keyboards and distorted guitars, the instrumental composition is built around repetitive motifs and themes but with plenty of subtle nuances and different shades to them that gradually reveal themselves as the tune progresses. In the words of J.N., ”’A Crude Meditation on No One X Nothing‘ is basically a reference to an old song by Picture Ann named ‘No One X Nothing‘ and a musical continuation of said piece in that they revolve around the exact same melody, so in other words, the two of them are linked. I recall being very much inspired by the opening chords and riffs to Darkthrone’s rather claustrophobic and ridiculously sinister ‘Rust‘ (from the Hate Them record) and the entire aura of that cursed affair when I came up with the ideas for ‘A Crude Meditation on No One X Nothing‘, but as far as I remember, the keyboards were inspired by Dio’s Last in Line LP”.
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All music by J.N.
Cover photo by C.N.
Artwork/Layout by G. Owen Wears
Mastered by Azimuth Mastering
‘A Crude Meditation on No One X Nothing‘ was released on August 27, 2021 by Floodgate Moods Productions.