Album Review: Intronaut — “Fluid Existential Inversions”

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When you think of Intronaut, certain concepts come to mind. Psychedelic color patterns for sure, dolphins for some reason, and skeletal remains across a handful of album covers. In contemplating Intronaut’s career from the outside, what sticks in my mind is a sense of professionalism. Their proficiency in songwriting and performances across albums does not seem to come with egos to match, which is likely how you get their 2014 stint as the backup band for Cloudkicker. In a world where the squeaky wheel gets the grease, it was not therefore very surprising to hear in a recent recording of the Nine Circles Audio Thing that most people in that podcast weren’t previously aware of the existence of a new Intronaut album.  But indeed, Intronaut’s sixth album Fluid Existential Inversions is here.   Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 117 (2.22.2020)

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Welcome to another Saturday mixtape, friends. Today we bring you a triple dose of Intronaut, a new Cirith Ungol song (which is not something I thought I’d ever get to say), and a host of other jams of various and sundry genres. As always, take a listen below.

– Vincent

CANTO: Intronaut, Barishi, Immortal Guardian, and More

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I just opened the inbox and saw something from something called Ghost Toast. That made me smile. Anyway, moving on…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Fire In The Mountains, Swallow the Sun, Tombs, and More

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Wow. The last two days have been a whirlwind. You all peep that team EOY list from earlier? That sure was fun.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Gorguts tour, Revocation video, Ozzy’s marriage, and more

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“I’m the dark warrior, presented in flames. Carried on the hellish wings of fire I discover the deepest desires, feel delight. I destroy all the god’s laws. I am almighty, immortal power.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey