~ Shea Bilé: Lyrics/Vocals, Keyboard/Synth ~ Nathan Gordon: Acoustic Guitar ~ Ian Flux: Bass, Electric Guitar, and Programming ~ Rogie Lucero: Drums/Percussion
~ Additional Contribution ~
~ Robby Delosier: Bass on "I'm Occultic" ~ Julio Chavez: Electric Guitar on "I'm Occultic" ~ Robert Duran: Drum Sample on "Summertime Diamonds, Summertime Death" ~ Romie Romak: Vocals on "Eve Undone" ~ Anne LaBella: Vocals on "El Diablo en Mi Muerte"
~ Additional Song Credits ~
~ Song elements for "Summertime Diamonds, Summertime Death" inspired by the song "Promise (Reprise)" by Akira Yamaoka ~ Song elements for "Ashes Out of Balance" inspired by the song "Prophecies" by Philip Glass
~ Visual ~
~ Album Cover/Art: Nestor Avalos ~ Photography: Rachel Wright ~ Sigil/Logo & Layout: Melissa Yanda and Shea Bilé
~ Produced by Ian Flux and Shea Bilé ~ Recorded, Mixed, and Masterd by Ian Flux at Fly in the Eye
~ Special Thanks ~
- Barry Spradling - - Katie Broad - - Joshua Decker - - Christopher Wilke -
~ Dedication ~
To my father. One day I will join you in the ether, and we will pass through the gate together.
:+: About :+:
Through the vehicle of melancholy, melody, and poetic discourse, Tzimtzum is a theatrical and musical Sendak-inspired Qlipothic journey of a man’s progressive deconstruction through the desolate landscape of the divine. Tzimtzum tells the story of one who destroys himself in a desperate search for the divine and for redemption in a world that he must transcend beyond, even if it means a final and complete death. As he traverses through a desolate landscape of steel and stone he becomes disenfranchised with the burdensome conventional concept of the Infinite. Upon embracing this revelation, he reverses his inherited fear of Darkness and the monsters the world has created to enslave him. With a renewed sense of empowered defiance, he seeks to surround himself with those same monsters in order to command them within himself and realizes that the more he plunges into the void, the closer he is to becoming god... By following a path that leads him through unbridled power, melancholic and painful love, and a solemn and final death, he is finally able to free himself and join the absolute darkness into the great beyond.
:+: Debut Release Special - Every CD order placed until Walpurgisnacht (April 30th, 2016), will be signed and sealed in my blood :+: