- 180g vinyl & reverse board jacket with insert design by Daniel Castrejon
A1 Paradox of Finitude (02:40) , A2 Cracks in the Shield (07:57) , A3 Mortality Salience (06:48)
B1 Senescence (02:30) , B2 A Panic Rumbling Beneath (07:10), B3 The Scheme of Things (08:48)
An innate facet of the human condition is the very personal way we choose to process our own fatality.
Faced with dealing with the feelings of anxiety, death and fear after nearly drowning whilst diving in the
South Atlantic in his youth, Ricardo Donoso chose to channel them into his creative process. The result
was Scuba Death, a project that was fully realised on Donoso’s widely acclaimed 2014 Further debut,
Nitrogen Narcosis. After spending time devoted to establishing his Kathexis label as well as delivering a
trilogy of albums under his given name for the Denovali label, Donoso returns to Further with a second
Scuba Death offering, The Worm At The Core.
The 36 minutes of The Worm At The Core expand on the creeping conceptual thrust of that Scuba Death
debut, the title referencing the work of late 19th Century American philosopher William James. In his
1902 book, The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, James described the
knowledge we all must die as “the worm at the core” of the human condition, further adding that this
universally-shared fear informs all our urges, be it creative or destructive.
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Donoso continues to funnel this innate fear for positive, creative means on The Worm At The Core,
which presents an important element of continuity from his previous journey to the depths as Scuba
Death. The melodic strains that signalled the end of Nitrogen Narcosis on ten minute closer “Rapture Of
The Deep” resurface to shape the opening movements of The Worm At The Core on “Paradox Of
Finitude”. There are however subtle shifts present here, Donoso opting to look to land rather than water
for sonic inspirati