Norma Reaktsii* and Dadhikra ‎– Spawn Of Life

Frozen Light ‎– FZL 053
CD, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered


Part 1 Ediacaran-Cambrian 10:34
Part 2 Permian-Triassic 22:52
Part 3 Cretaceous-Paleogene 13:05

Companies, etc.


CD in digifile.
Limited edition of 300 hand-numbered copies.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: FZL 053 2017 Норма Реакции & Dadhikra
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched In Mould SID Code Area): ООО "Маркон" Лицензия МПТР России ВАФ №77-103


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February 1, 2017

Original: Vital Weekly ( )

With this trio of new releases on Russia's Frozen Light label, I started out with the one project I
had not heard of before, or actually two; we have one Norma Reakstii working together with
Dadhikra, and with both of these having an e-mail address in .Ru, I can assume they are from
Russia. The Frozen Light website(s) don't have any information about these project yet, but the
cover has a short outline about life on earth suffering occasional mass extinctions, millions of years
ago, and that destruction of life also helped evolution. One dominate group disappearing and
another one replacing it; I am sure there is some sort of politically engaged message in this, that
somehow relates to mankind. Unless of course it's all about fossils, artefacts from yesteryear, as
this release is dedicated to Charles Doolittle Walcott, a well-known palaeontologist. The three pieces
here are named after geological areas, and with each of these we have two, the previous and the
next one. Now, I am no expert, but this extinction was surely not the result of a single day action,
but each piece has the sub title 'one day of brahma'. The music is pretty noise based, not harsh
noise, but gentle amount of distortion is surely present in all of this. It is very hard to say what
kind of sound sources have been used in this release; it could really be just anything. Within the
music there is hardly any clue, except a large amount of distortion and 'Cretaceous-Palaeogene'
also some feedback, and which is by result the loudest piece on this release. I played this with
interest, but was not blown away by it. For a noise release it was not bad, even when not much
thought seemed to go into the compositions themselves and how to make them engaging for
the listener. I heard better in that respect, but then luckily this wasn't some pointless HNW release
either, so that's always good, I think.