Pure Wrath – The Forlorn Soldier CD
Pure Wrath – 'The Forlorn Soldier' 10" EP
Black 10" vinyl edition with insert & download card limited to 250 copies
Formed 2014 in West Java, PURE WRATH is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Januaryo Hardy, who presents here an emotive 3-track, almost-half-hour exploration of events behind a brutal incident during the ‘60s genocide in Indonesia where male members of a family were kidnapped and ‘vanished’ by a tyrannical army in the name of “so-called nationalism”. Darker, more immersive, expansive and organic than previous work, “The Forlorn Soldier” goes deeper still - through powerful melodic cascades, impassioned vocals, skilled guest drumwork from Yurii Kononov (ex-WHITE WARD) and piano contributions by Dice Midyanti (VICTORIAN) - to an all-encompassing realm where mythic dreamscapes meet bloody thematic realism.