Saturday, 17 January 2015

SARIN - The Burial Dream

From the CDC website:
  • Sarin is a human-made chemical warfare agent classified as a nerve agent. Nerve agents are the most toxic and rapidly acting of the known chemical warfare agents. They are similar to certain kinds of insecticides (insect killers) called organophosphates in terms of how they work and what kind of harmful effects they cause. However, nerve agents are much more potent than organophosphate pesticides. 
  • Sarin originally was developed in 1938 in Germany as a pesticide. 
  • Sarin is a clear, colorless, and tasteless liquid that has no odor in its pure form. However, sarin can evaporate into a vapor (gas) and spread into the environment. 
This is good rainy afternoon music. I can also see it being a good soundtrack for a warm night downtown, but we're not even close to being there yet so I'll stick with my first thought for now. This has got a lot of post-metal elements, which I usually don't go in for, but something about this Canadian band appealed to me. Their sludgier moments are excellent. On March 20 of this year it will be twenty years to the day of the Japanese Sarin gas attack. Stay tuned to the Everyday Strange features for a look at that. People are nuts, Sarin the band, reflects that in a contemplative way. I should point out here that the 7-track record comes with 3 bonus alternate versions of the ambient/drone interludes (which isn't entirely unlike Serpentine Tunnels), all of which I like.

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