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Opiate - Ivory Trade

IVORY TRADE details the historical trade of ivory across the Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa, along with French colonial missionary involvement in the late 19th century. This piece directly represents the colonization and control of coastal African regions and the slow process of assimilation of and cultural absorption brought about by early 20th century French policies.

OPIATE is a power electronics/harsh noise group founded in 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is a project of Max Klebanoff and Ezra Shanto. Present and commanding, Max Klebanoff has taken the project from its ambient roots to the further edges of pulsating death indsutrial. There is no lo-fi in this approach. It demands attention. For fans of heavy electronics and cold meat. - Derrick Vella