Hadewych – Mes
Smouldering in the shadows cast by the advent of their final album Vier,
enigmatic collective Hadewych pursued the recording of a penultimate
offering: Mes (“Knife”) – a now full-length effort that was originally
intended as counterpart to the 2014 EP Nu.
The album is a slow trek via monumental vistas, mad & mud-covered sacraments, and spells of existential evisceration that centre upon the festering remnants of the cross. At the medial mark the dissection process halts, upon which restoration is found in 17 minute esoteric ambient epic Het Ware Nader, which also wraps up the ‘forest’ series that has been a motif throughout the group’s oeuvre.
From howling laughter in the shimmer of the ultra grotesque, to an abysmal flight between the nocturnal marches of long limbed phantoms, Mes delivers cuts deeper and more abstruse than any of its predecessors.
Edition of 100 cassettes housed in a deluxe box with hotfoil print.
Releases January 14, 2022