Quote from label: "B°TONG is Chris Sigdell, former member of the German experimental industrial group NID (1995 – 2005).
With B°TONG he reaches for the nether regions of experimental electronic sound and has established himself as an acknowledged and known professional soundscape artist. His music is a choice of dark, brooding layers of sound, high-pitched tones and weird electronic sounds that give birth to images of darkness and tranquillity, the solitude of an icy polar night or the equivalent of an underwater journey into a bottomless pit. To create these soundscapes, he uses found samples and self-made recordings and processes these on the computer together with recordings of his own voice and other vocal samples. There are no traditional instruments involved. In a live-situation Chris Sigdell relies on playing metal-sheets, electric toys and various kitchen utensils. The sounds thus generated are put through various effect-pedals giving him that trademark sound. "
Quote from label: "Claustrum are one of the pioneering acts from Rīga, Latvia and of the whole European industrial scene. Since 1992 they have been experimenting, breaking the barriers of styles of industrial and electronic music, crossing over from minimal / dark ambient to orchestral industrial / neoclassical and power electronics. In more than twenty years’ existence their creative work has chimed and still occasionally emerges electronic dark ambient, orchestral and martial industrial as well as rhythmic and radio noise evident on this debut, the 1st proper studio album of the project within 23 years. This is a monumental cultural marker of the new millennium. Edition of 300 copies in 4 panel Digipak with booklet."