ARTIFEX

by In_zekT

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released October 1, 2013

Peter Vindel:
Lead vocals, guitars, bass, synth, programming and sampling

Kjetil Ottersen:
Vocals, guitars, bass, synth, programming and sampling

Music and production by In_zekT
Lyrics by Kjetil Ottersen

Recorded and engineered by In_zekT at Vektor Facilities, The War Room and various field locations, Norway

Mixed and mastered by Kjetil Ottersen at Vektor Facilities
Tape transfer by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering, Ventura CA

Third-party contributors:

Secthdamon – guest vocals on ‘Strain Reactor’
Archaon – guitar solo on ‘Termination Sequence’
Vegard Dølerud – additional samples on ‘This is Not an Exit’ and ‘[0]’
Ronny Furuseth Kaasa – additional engineering

In_zekT logo by noizeye
Cover artwork by SENSE:VERSUS

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In_zekT Drammen, Norway

In_zekT is an avant-garde hybrid of industrial metal, electro and droning noise exercises, churned out by core collaborators Peter Vindel and Kjetil Ottersen. Ranging from sonic blunt force to immersing audio vistas, both complex and minimalist in expression, In_zekT’s artistic qualities are as uncompromising as the duo's attention to detail. ... more

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Track Name: Strain Reactor
Breach the screens
Merge with spleen
Turning to purge the scene

Break the self
And make this hell
Invigorate your human shell

Study the pain
The cerebral vein
Machinate the optimum strain

Condition the blade
Shedding dead skin
Exposing the core - here comes the engine

Bite the spasm
Gaining traction
Stronger stature
Bolstered by the
Strain reactor
Strain reactor
Strain reactor
Strain reactor

Will to power
Pulsates louder
New conjuncture
Patterned by the
Strain reactor
Strain reactor
Strain reactor
Strain reactor

The screens have been breached
The turmoil has been seized
The screens have been breached
The turmoil has been seized

Crawl - rise - fall - crawl
Rise - fall - crawl - RISE
Track Name: ARTIFEX
Natural selection, rational perfection
Bred to excel in the face of nothing
Catalyst of movement, designer of riches
Each input expands the potential

Construct the ARTIFEX
Construct the ARTIFEX
Construct the ARTIFEX
Construct the ARTIFEX

Self-reciprocating system of thought
Ethical egoist - hated protagonist
Gazing through blue-filtered layers of logic
Discipline forged in a wasted world

Primal responses - violent inertia
Like a diseased dog at gunpoint
Pathological traits from degenerate morals
Dictate the hater against the creator

Bleed for none
And crave no blood
Lest taken from
Retrieve with authority
Track Name: Sub-Humanist
The sickness of the flesh
Is your asset for survival
The colony of worms
Your self protectorate

This is the law of the leech
Siphon modus, tunneling deep
Permitted to a chronic rape
Of the hand that feeds

The weakened intellect
Is your shelter from correction
The sound of mastication
Your only voice of reason

This is the law of the leech
Siphon modus, tunneling deep
Submitted to a constant chase
On your hands and knees

Faded is all cognition
Acting on basic impulse
Reproducing sloth transmitter
Abhorrent, reeking fuck of scum

It will eat itself
It will grind its bones away

Grafted to this death row cell
That which you guard so fiercely
A bionetwork for reversion
Cultivate the stagnant genome
Faded is all cognition
Acting on basic impulse
Reproducing sloth transmitter
Abhorrent, reeking fuck of scum

It will suffocate
In its own corrupted space

Juxtaposed with peers
To minimize own failure
Proportional with this
Is mediocrity
Track Name: Overman
Mutually exclusive, total in sum
Neural components at critical mass
Evolutionary quantum leap
Instigated by a newborn god entity

Logarithmic transition of linear time
Renders the next moment predefined
What is learned encrypted beyond
A technological event horizon

Overman - never expected
Overman - never known
Overman - never affected
Overman - never human

Exiled into collective stupor
Vital signs in rapid decrease
Machine interfaces converging
Biotical death is complete

Overman
Overman
Overman
Overman
Track Name: Ionize
Initialize
Energize
Mechanize
Optimize

Ionize

Solid-state vertebrae
Permeating the corpus of man
Binary heartbeats seed
The Promised Land
Grow to become a god
No longer kill or be killed
Avant-garde industry
Equates free will

Ionize

A momentum of cold precision
Systematic empiricism
Occam’s razor - survivor’s doctrine
Vision centered on what is yielding
Interlocking alpha contenders
Paralyzing high-tech endeavors
One objective, one sole criterion
Material predomination

Making advances in mechanical increments
Securing interest at the frontier of experience
Prepare the gun of knowledge, increase returns to scale
Force the initiative and live another day

Ionize

Numbers
Exceed
Belief

Learning
Eschews
Defeat

Be the hegemon
We, the behemoth
Be the hegemon
We, the behemoth
Be the hegemon
We, the behemoth
Be the hegemon
We, the behemoth
Track Name: Termination Sequence
Data pulses altering
Power balance shifting swiftly
Prodrome symptoms surfacing
Covert nemesis

Compromised protection grid
Nullified offensive measures
Hearing cut off from the tongue
Hands severed from sight

Automated termination
Terminating automation

This is the time
Delusions quantified
A cold sun rises
Wash your sins in cyanide

Industrial-grade capacity
A continuum of executions
Modulate the paradigm
God is cancelled out

Automated termination
Terminating automation

This is the time
Delusions quantified
A cold sun rises
Wash your sins in cyanide

Failing hull integrity
PSI at trauma levels
Full-scale shutdown imminent
Ultraviolence
Track Name: No Fate But What We Make
Forever beaten in quiet acceptance
Self-immolation - the virtuous routine
Mythos command becoming endemic
As pools of coagulants flood all too real

No fate but what we make
The human fraction is monolithic
No fate but what we create
We have perfected the means to seal it

This is the era of anti-enlightenment
Perception muted until your eyes bleed
Inevitably it will all hammer down
Falsified fatalist hypothesis

No fate but what we make
The human fraction is monolithic
No fate but what we create
We have perfected the means to seal it

Etched beneath the sands of time
Fetal positions fossilized
The tell-tale relics of a full circle
The gallows - a decrepit bloodline

Bathed in acid rain
Scathing tears of withered gains
Eating up the frames
Once holding the weight of flames

Come and view the skyline
In a sea of manic cries
Error by design
We are the artisans of our own demise
Track Name: This is Not an Exit
Below the shock front desert
A last resort to mitigate
Hazards from own aggression
This shell that separates
The cause from the effect
Hours from counting the days
Through the machine we are breathing

Proceed to prolong our end

From corridors sodium-lit
The groan of bleak apathy
Reduced to expenditures
In a faulty strategy
We become the vermin
Feeding on the residuum

Of a nuclear holocaust
You know this is not an exit
Enter: nuclear holocaust
You know this is not an exit

Yet we insist on lingering

Churning in the sky
Fusion weaponized
Searing carnaged ground
Fabrics come undone
Outside quarantine
Time will atrophy
Air is caustic now
Air is caustic now