When I got home I looked to the internet for further answers. The New York based label credited on the back of the disc at the shop tripped my web browser's malware alarm, so I turned to the trusty Bandcamp to discover a staggering catalogue of twenty-eight albums all in a similar vein, which I can only describe as miniaturistic-avant-metal-minimalism, or something equally as preposterous.
The author of these works is guitarist Mick Barr (Orthrelm, Krallice), who is occasionally joined by stylistic collaborators, but seems to prefer working alone. The aesthetic is fairly standard overdriven metal guitar, delivered in halting, serialistic bursts of improvisation. Ocrilim's presence on Blogspot seems to yield few further clues, aside from an incredible image of Martha Stewart enjoying a live performance.
I think my favorite thing about this work is Barr's exploration of the miniature format, such as a project released in 2001 and entitled "Uppragn Srilimia Ixioor Ocrilim Nollfithes Mrithixyl," which contains seventy-two cuts ranging from nine seconds to a minute and a half. They all stand alone as unique and complete pieces, and aside from Barr's apparent interest in runes and Lovecraftian gibberish, I can't help but wonder if seventy-two is linked somehow to the magical genii of King Solomon's brass vessel?
Listen below, it is delightfully weird: