yes, finally! since the artisan era announced the re-issue of the zenith passage's first e.p. "cosmic dissonance" last year, i wanted a copy badly. to this point, artisan era still has no proper european distribution and ordering from the states is no option because of insane shipping rates and extra fees here in germany.
so i hoped for the sources i bought artisan era stuff from before, to get it in stock. little did i know that none of those would lead me to satisfaction. one day a recurrent mail from discogs gave me the chance to snag a copy for a decent price and to a moderate shipping rate. the seller came from latvia and so the record made at least one more interesting turn before it landed at my place. from the czech republic where it was pressed, over the u.s.a. to latvia and finally germany. quite a journey.
the actual e.p. was released in 2013 and one can hear quite some differences to the sound the band would develop three years later on "solipsist". not as eloquent as its successor might sum it up, still a pretty good listen. the packaging is very nice. fantastic artwork which looks real ominous, an etching of the band logo "z" on the b-side and this sick pink/blue merge vinyl out of 200 copies. the artisan era. 2018.