QUAL - The Ultimate Climax

Qual is finally back with his much-anticipated second full-length album. On The Ultimate Climax William Maybelline takes the hints of his previous Cupio Dissolvi EP to a fully extended sulphurous formula. Eight tracks where traditional goth standards get updated to new, bizarre heights.

The opener Black Crown is a brooding industrial, almost power electronics assault. Above Thee Below Thee is a powered-up disco nightmare with BM-like volcals, drenched in factory steam and urban filth. Take Me Higher has some sort of electro-funk bassline to it. The closing track is a 155 bpm epitaph reminiscent of Czech Doomcore pioneers Fifth Era.

The past is gone, the future is corrupted. The is no time but the present to brutally unload this Existential Nihilism thus let The Ultimate Climax unfold.

LP / Digital Abum

Posted on March 29th, 2018 under Releases, ,

QUAL - Cupio Dissolvi

Lebanon Hanover’s bassist William Maybelline is back with his solo project. After the debut album Sable from 2015, Qual strikes back with a three-track 12” maxi-single.

Each one of these new songs explore a different dimension of Maybelline’s approach to Body/Wave electronics. The title-track Cupio Dissolvi is what we may already call classic Qual: gloomy and throbbing, synth-driven and labyrinthine. A Bloody Blob explores new martial slants, with war-like timpani and a marching robot gait. Rape Me in the Parthenon is a 8 minute long dancefloor mayhem anthem scanned by some pounding techno drumbeat and EBM snare and pads. The most alert of you already checked this in some Ancient Methods DJset. By far the most extreme track Qual recorded so far.

“Buried in flowers with hands of gold / Buried together we’ll never mold” shall be thy epitaph here, as well as your message engraved on virgin vinyl.

12″ EP / Digital Album

Posted on February 17th, 2017 under Releases, ,

QUAL - Sable

Vile visions, despaired in a frowning black tower of pain. Concealed yearns of a desolate heart, trying to scratch that unscratchable rotting itch from within. Centuries of sorrow drenched in gloomy electronics that palpitate like human passions.

A call for help,
Qual.

Listen and order here.

Posted on August 2nd, 2015 under Releases, ,