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by The Division

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a 4-panel digipak. This is a limited edition printing of 1000 units.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mantras via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Matthew Schultz has unveiled his newest endeavor, The Division. This sound project is a reconstruction of ancient spells and rituals reinterpreted aurally by one of the leading dark ambient artists of our time.

With this newest disc - Mantras - Schultz has delved into the esoteric and ancient fraternal order of The Division. He has reinterpreted the traditional texts and scores of the order to create a beautifully dynamic and sometimes disturbing disc that synthesizes world music, dark ambient and magick or Matgick. Mantras is the first in a trilogy of discs that express all the aspects of The Division.

Schultz was the founding member of Lab Report which included musicians such as Genesis P Orridge, Lydia Lunch and Chris Connelly. He was the inventor of the acclaimed A.T.G. or Anti Tank Guitar. He utilized this instrument not only with Lab Report but also with Pigface and performed on several of their early releases. In total Schultz has appeared on over 30 cds with 5 solo productions and 2 feature film soundtracks (Ivan's XTC and Snuffmovie) for Hollywood director Bernard Rose (Candyman, Paperhouse, Immortal Beloved). Schultz has covered an extremely wide range of styles from dark ambient to blues to jazz.


released March 17, 2009


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Lens Records is a Chicago based record label created to help support and distribute the works of artists who prefer to work with a smaller, artist driven label. The label has released a variety of work in different genres including ambient, experimental, dark ambient, electronic, rock, modern classical, electroacoustic and field recordings. ... more

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