REZN - CHAOTIC DIVINE (gargantuan heaviness and lysergic calm. CDOFF THE RECORD
REZN's 2020 offering 'Chaotic Divine' continues their melding of gargantuan heaviness and lysergic calm. Additionally, it continues the band's penchant for tying the music to a visual landscape. 'Let It Burn' revolved around a cosmic and volcanic terrain inspired by the vastness of space; 'Calm Black Water' conjured the deepest trenches of the ocean; and 'Chaotic Divine' presents an endless desert world inoculated by spores from extra/intra-terrestrial beings. The conceptual element is buoyed by the continued cover art contributions from Allyson Medeiros, whose post-apocalyptic landscape for 'Chaotic Divine' recalls the epic fantasy spirit of Roger Dean's classic '70s album art.
The album was engineered by Dylan Piskula (DEN, Bruges) at JAMDEK in Chicago in December 2019, mixed by Matt Russell (Bruges, Moral Void), mastered by Carl Saff.