Saturday, September 13, 2008

20.SV - Extermination Process

Band: 20.SV
Album: Extermination Process
Genre: Harsh Noise/Industrial
Country of Origin: Lebanon
Year: 2007

Track Listing:
  1. Extermination Process
20.SV stands for 20 Sieverts. To quote 20.SV's webpage, "The sievert (symbol: Sv) is the SI derived unit of dose equivalent. It attempts to reflect the biological effects of radiation as opposed to the physical aspects, which are characterized by the absorbed dose, measured in grays. It is named after Rolf Sievert, a Swedish medical physicist famous for work on radiation dosage measurement and research into the biological effects of radiation.Once the human body is exposed to a level of 20Sv…Acute radiation poisoning, 100% fatality after 7 days (LD 100/7). A dose this high leads to spontaneous symptoms after 5 to 30 minutes. After powerful fatigue and immediate nausea caused by direct activation of chemical receptors in the brain by the irradiation, there is a period of several days of comparable well-being, called the 'walking ghost' phase. After that, cell death in the gastric and intestinal tissue, causing massive diarrhea , intestinal bleeding and loss of water, leads to water-electrolyte imbalance. Death sets in with delirium and coma due to breakdown of circulation. Death is inevitable; the only treatment that can be offered is pain therapy." Exposed to 20 Sv, you obviously wouldn't last long. That's exactly the feeling that's meant to be created by 20.SV. Extermination Process is an album for people willing to take their time. It's more trance like than most of his work, breaking slowly into a harsh and inhuman atmosphere coupled with an Industrial beat. It continues on, slowly changing and evolving, in a manner representative of the exterminating process that overtakes the radiated being marked for death. Extermination Process forces you to sit back and let the noise wash over you and draw you in hypnotically. Harsh and atmospheric to the maximum limit.

Note: That picture is not the album, I couldn't find one, so I just grabbed a wallpaper pic off 20.SV's website.

1 comment:

Evergreen said...

I think I like this album even more than the other one you posted. Incredible stuff.