Wednesday, December 31, 2008
1 Whir (2:45)
2 Another Evening (4:02)
3 Despair (3:51)
4 Who Thinks Of You? (1:38)
5 Faceless Boy (4:16)
6 Alone (2:40)
7 Precious Angel (3:06)
8 Night (2:48)
9 Nightbow (1:11)
10 Star Cathedral (2:33)
11 The Dark Blue Hours (3:25)
12 Three Dreams (2:25)
13 The Rain Within (2:32)
14 Ice (6:18)
15 Far Away (2:18)
16 She's Spinning (2:14)
17 Alone In This House (4:19)
18 Frozen Moon (2:47)
19 Blue Church (5:39)
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Monday, December 29, 2008
01 The Hatred Of Trees (15:46)
02 Undead Soil (6:53)
03 Fragments Of Cerebral Dimensions (10:35)
04 Hard Boiled Wonderland (Inspired By H. Murakami) (8:07)
05 Waanzin (10:26)
After his last album "Error 404: Metaphorical Loss" Nicolas Van Meirhaeghe aka Sa-Ocin focused not only on his live performances at all important electronica and industrial festivals but also on his development as a musician in his other projects: This Morn' Omina and Tzolk’in, Project Arctic and as a live member of Ah Cama-Sotz. The result of this progress is found in "The Hatred of Trees", an astonishing and unique piece of dark epic industrial electronica with smooth tribal rhythms.
The music will take you to a journey through dark and threatening places, deep feelings, mystic glades, fallen empires, buried dreams, haunted woods and forgotten old worlds – the soundtrack for your darkest fantasies.
One of my personal favorites of '08!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
1 Relatively Close To The Sea (4:27)
2 Traffic Island (3:56)
3 Meat On Meat (5:19)
4 The German (6:48)
5 Dented Mess (2:28)
6 The Troubadour (4:02)
7 Go Grow (17:40)
8 Relatively Close To The Sea (Reprise) (0:43)
For the sixth Naevus album, Relatively Close to the Sea, Lloyd James (voice, acoustic guitar, keyboards) and Joanne Owen (bass, accordion, keyboards) joined by their regular drummer John Murphy (Knifeladder, Shining Vril). The album also features contributions from Greg Ferrari (Womb) on electric guitar, Joanna Quail (SonVer) on cello, Matt Howden (Sieben) on violin; and Arthur Shaw (Cutty Sark) on keyboard. Dominic O’Connor (eulogised in Silent Life’s ‘Dominic Song’) is there in spirit – the album includes a cover version of one of his compositions, previously unreleased in any form. Many of the tracks here have already been performed live in recent Naevus festival appearances, notably ‘Meat On Meat’, which is close in temperament to the preceding album Silent Life. However, the remainder of the tracks on offer branch out in a range of other directions; ‘Dented Mess’ harks back to the existential pop elements of Truffles of Love; ‘The German’ is a dalliance with Schlager-esque murder balladry; while the title track itself combines slide guitar and lo-fi synths with the Naevus band sound. The centrepiece of the album, and Naevus’ greatest recorded work to date, is the 18-minute ‘Go Grow’, takes the progressive influences that have been present in Naevus since the beginning (Hawkwind, Pink Floyd, etc.) and weds them with soaring cello and John Cale-esque piano pounding to produce a sublime epic. Relatively Close to the Sea is packaged in a digipak with 12 page booklet including lyrics.
1 Klein Wild Vögelein, Reprise (2:39)
2 Der Wandernde Musikant (8:31)
3 Innsbruck, Ich Muss Dich Lassen (8:32)
4 Abschied (9:38)
5 Klein Wild Vögelein (4:25)
6 Es Ist Verspielt (5:37)
7 Fein Sein (5:31)
8 Totenwachelied (7:14)
9 Reigen (7:45)
10 Wilhelm Von Winsburg (10:33)
11 Abschied, Reprise (1:30)
12 Die Welt Voller Düfte (3:33)
A true treasure of Psychedelic Folk Music, a unique collection of traditional folksongs from the Alps, musical versions of poems by Joseph von Eichendorff, traditionals from England and Scotland in German version and even a traditional Tibetan prayer.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
1 Whir (Mix #2) (2:23)
2 29 (Re-Recorded Single Version) (5:26)
3 The Backyard (Original Take) (3:32)
4 November's Fields (4:02)
Selections and alternate versions from the forthcoming 4-CD set: "The Seasons Unfold".
Free (and autographed by Tor Lundvall) with any order made through the Strange Fortune website until supplies run out.
"Following my departure from Strange Fortune, I've decided to put "The Seasons Unfold" 4-CD set on hold for now. I haven't given up hope on this release, but I'll be concentrating on other projects and look forward to announcing these in early 2009. " - http://www.torlundvall.com/
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O Vox Prophetica
Soror, conjux, gemma
Verna redit temperies
O meiam Miseram
De ramis cadunt Folia
'O Quam Tristis…' have mastered their art with 'Les Chants Funestes' and have delivered an eloquent fourth album of inspiring music.
Female and male vocal polyphonies inspired by music going from the Middle Age down to the Baroque Era using acoustic traditional or medieval instrumentation and modern electronics in harmony, without losing the sacral and medieval character of their music. Synthesizers and bass guitar join the electronic rhythms, contributing a rock and liturgical feeling to the compositions, based on ancient secular and liturgical poetries.
'Les Chants Funestes' delves more deeply into rock and electronic influences than their previous albums. Emeric Lenotz, Katrina Koslowska, Tomek Ashkenazy Isaac, Anna Virsky and Hugues Dammarie (Collection d'Arnell-Andrea, Thy Violent Vanities…) will capture your attention and hold it throughout their music.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
01. Overture - Conspiracy Of Rats
02. Humanity Needs No Funeral
03. Rituel Pathologique (everything that never heals)
04. Conjuration Employed Towards Invocation Of Lust And Destruction
05. Life Is Nothing But A Parody
06. Intermission - Transit To Chaos
07. Brotherhood Of The 7th Day (Das ist der Todesking. Er macht, daß die Menschen nicht mehr leben wollen...)
08. Final Words Before Cosmic Silence
09. No God Intervention
10. Hatred To My Last Breath
11. Epilogue - Not Exactly Reinventing The Wheel
"Humanity Needs No Funeral", the first full-length album from AERE AETERNUS, was released on the French label Kaosthetik. With a multi-national and eclectic lineup, the band comprises Alex (MACABRE OMEN, THE ONE, RAZOR OF OCCAM), Claudio Alcara (FROSTMOON ECLIPSE, STROSZEK), Cyr (DARK SANCTUARY, ELKTRONIK SCIETY) and Radu. Drawing on the wide range and considerable musical experience of its members, AERE AETERNUS creates a dark, disturbing atmosphere that probably best fits within the ambient and minimalist genres, and which the band themselves describe as "half misanthropic ritual and half sex ritual."
The dominant atmosphere combines a sense of impending insanity with sexual deviancy and a large dollop of occultism, creating a dark and troubling misanthropic sojourn that is relatively unique. The final track is probably the most musical, as it is centred on a guitar arpeggio, but no such concessions to convention are present elsewhere on this deeply troubling disk. The accompanying video of "Invocation" shows a Satanic ritual in all its kitchsy glory. Recommended for those looking for something a bit darker than the usual Cold Meat entities.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
1 A Theatre Lost In The Vast Abyss Of Starry Skies, Pt. I (8:08)
2 The Womb, Pt. I (4:43)
3 And Then The Clock Appeared (3:54)
4 O Cíclico Retorno De Lobos E Ferreiros (5:06)
5 Nemesis's Factory Of Nightmares Beyond The Curtain (9:55)
6 The Dew From Erased Days (3:49)
7 In The Kingdom Of The Blind (3:40)
8 Absinthe, Tea And The Memory Of Autumn Leaves Falling (4:33)
9 Dissolving Memories Into Grey Skies (3:52)
10 Invocando A Nobreza Para Desmanchar Feiticos (3:44)
11 The Womb, Pt. II (4:58)
12 A Theatre Lost In The Vast Abyss Of Starry Skies, Pt. II (5:28)
The Joy of Nature is a multimedia project from the Azores, with music as its main focus (the Azores are a group of 9 islands between Europe and North America, belonging to Portugal). It was created in 1999 as "The Joy of Nature and Discipline," and reduced to "The Joy of Nature" in 2006, following a change in its sound - more organic and acoustic. Musically, "The Joy of Nature" is like a serpent always renewing itself - never resting in one shape, changing the form but keeping the same essence. "Swirling Lands of Disquiet and Catharsis" is the first part of a trilogy entitled "The Empty Circle." Each part of the trilogy has a correspondence with the three main hermetic-alchemical phases: Nigredo, Albedo and Rubedo and, at the same time and correspondingly, to individual experience, inheritance of our ancestors and, finally, the overcoming of a mere individual state of existence. This first part corresponds to Nigredo. The subtitle of this work - "A Theatre lost in The Vast Abyss of Starry Skies" came in a lucid dream in which appeared the idea that this world in which we live our day-to-day lives can be compared to a small theatre in a vast abyss of starry skies. This album is about a world of disquiet, in which a catharsis should be done. To gather the impurities, realize their nature and build something pure from there. The music follows the concept - there are elements of Folk, Ambient, Psychedelic and Experimental music, mixed in a coherent way, creating a unique sound and a breathtaking atmosphere, predominantly acoustic and with dark tones.
Friday, December 12, 2008
1. Intro to Album
2. Deck the Halls with Parts of Charlie
3. Juggle Bills
4. We Wish You'd Bury the Missus
5. Moe Teitlebaum
6. Christmas Card for the Cryptkeeper
7. Christmas Rap
8. Intro to Cryptkeeper's Family Christmas
9. Cryptkeeper's Family Christmas
10. Twas the Fright Before Christmas
11. 12 Days of Cryptmas
12. Intro to Revenge of the Cryptkeeper
13. Revenge of the Cryptkeeper
14. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
15. Should Old Cadavers Be Forgot
"We find no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end" - James Hutton, Theory of the Earth, 1795.
Deep underground, life moves slowly. Once teeming with insect and amphibian life, the great swamps of the Carboniferous era were buried under the weight of 300 million years, eventually returning to the surface as coal. In this new form they would be consumed in fires and furnaces for three thousand years before blackening the lungs of Empire and driving the Industrial Revolution. It was then that James Hutton, the first geologist, began to consider the depths beneath our feet and the unimaginable abyss of time that they represent. This is the world of The Stargazer's Assistant. This is the forge of the Earth. This is deep time.
The Other Side Of The Island is the soundtrack to the sculptural works collected under the same name, both being the work of David J Smith. In addition to his percussion duties with Guapo, Smith has spent the last two years bringing his visions to life; life that emerged slowly, painstakingly, out of wax, coal, copper and lead. In much the same way, the soundtrack itself slowly writhes organically before the listener: the groan of the motherlode, the shifting of tectonic plates, the song of the Earth's crust. In collaboration with longstanding musical cohort Daniel O'Sullivan (with whom Smith plays in Miasma & The Carousel Of Headless Horses) and audio engineer Antti Uusumaki, Smith has created a strange work comprising of layered vocals, percussion, electronics and prepared strings.
The Stargazer's Assistant offer up the soundtrack of eternal, elemental labour. - Aurora Borealis
Label - Aurora Borealis
David J Smith
1 The Other Side Of The Island Pt. 1
2 The Transport
3 The Other Side Of The Island Pt. 2
http://www.aurora-b.com/intro.php - buy the CD
Bitrate - V2
01. Intro (1:39)
02. The Whispering Spectrum (10:04)
03. Fading Away in the Fog (13:37)
04. Solitude and Despair (7:18)
05. Her Ghost Haunts These Walls (10:59)
06. Nevica (12:06)
07. Untitled (10:58)
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
1. Isa 06:21
2. Austritt aus dem Körper 06:09
3. Äther 05:57
4. Der Kristall ist Eis 06:47
5. Wachen/Innere Stimmen 07:17
6. Kälte 05:06
This is the A5 digipak version, remastered and released on CD.
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Monday, December 8, 2008
Terra Sancta is the music project from an Australian, Greg Good.Terra Sancta translates literally as 'sacred earth'. It is a historical term for the 'holy land' of Israel/Palestine.refers to a place of such reverence for three religions, but also a place of perpetual conflict. Musically, Terra Sancta reflects this spiritual aura as well as the darker undercurrents. However don't intend to be related with any political or religious statements with the music, the project and song names are more like metaphors.
The music of Terra Sancta moves on territories like dark ritualistic and Industrial ambient soundtracks.
"Aion" moves on dark ambient roots like the sound of this artists Yen Pox, Caul, Inade, Blood Box. The music is a descent from air to earth that comes bearing down with a crushing, cosmic weight, sending out cataclysmic eruptions of blinding sonic dust across an already wind swept and barren landscape, where we can find a vibrant, isokinetic piece climaxing in tumultuous, majestic patterns, time and time again.
P.S. You can find another album of Terra Sancta on my own music blog, http://ritualisticnature.blogspot.com/ , that album its not here becouse its more connected with the sound that i post there.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
1 Birth Of A Sun (8:52)
2 Muse In Arms (2:54)
3 Europa (3:38)
4 Les Extrêmes Se Touchent (4:27)
5 Fatalist (5:29)
6 Legio I Martia (7:04)
7 Sonnenwalzer (3:05)
8 Ode To The Sun (4:30)
9 Muse In Arms II (3:58)
10 The Final Legion (3:47)
11 Wir Kommen Wieder (2:53)
vbr ~200 kbps
New rip uploaded.
Friday, December 5, 2008
1 Twin Peaks Theme (4:45)
2 Laura Palmer's Theme (5:08)
3 Audrey's Dance (5:15)
4 The Nightingale (4:54)
5 Freshly Squeezed (3:48)
6 The Bookhouse Boys (3:24)
7 Into The Night (4:42)
8 Night Life In Twin Peaks (3:23)
9 Dance Of The Dream Man (3:39)
10 Love Theme From Twin Peaks (4:34)
11 Falling (5:18)
"My (musical) world is a little bit dark. . . a little bit off-center. I think of it as tragically beautiful. That is how I would describe what I love best: tragically beautiful." Angelo Badalamenti
Today's working hypothesis is no composer was ever more important to the success of a television show than Angelo Badalamenti was for his work on the David Lynch televison cult hit "Twin Peaks" (1990-91).
The criteria here is not just coming up with a memorable instrumental theme song (in which case we just pick Lalo Schifrin for "Mission Impossible"), but the scoring of various episodes over the course of several seasons. By that standard what is the competition? Jan Hammer's work on "Miami Vice" got a lot of publicity, but when you think of the soundtrack for that show you are just as likely to think of Glenn Frey's "Smuggler's Blues" and Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" as you are the show's theme song or other incidental music. For me the close second would be w.g. snuffy walden's work on "thirtysomething," but that superb work (especially "second look") never received the publicity that Badalamenti did with "Twin Peaks" (Population 51,201).
Besides the memorable main theme you have the haunting "Laura Palmer's Theme" and the quirky little "Dance of the Dream Man." The former was used in different variations to different effects throughout the series, eloquently underscoring the twists and turns in the search for her killer. Even when David Lynch writes some lyrics for Julee Cruise to sing, the mood produced by the music never changed. It is amazing to me how you could always be aware of what Badalamenti was doing while watching "Twin Peaks," yet the music never becomes intrusive or overwhelming. Instead it is a perfect compliment to the story and pictures. And remember:
That gum you like, it's coming back in style...
A classic... enough said!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
1 Elite (4:59)
2 Am Ende Aller Tage (4:17)
3 Heiliger Hain (4:36)
4 Ich Lieb Sie (4:04)
5 Tod Ist Die Liebe (5:22)
6 Werkzeug (5:23)
7 Hypatia (3:15)
8 Bastard (4:37)
9 Neue Dämmerung (4:56)
10 Du Bist Gott (2:31)
11 Geschichte (0:40)
12 Die Ewige Schlacht (8:52)
Thursday, November 27, 2008
01 - Perfect Tundra (2:45)
02 - Alternate Sides (2:08)
03 - A New Silence (3:19)
04 - Identity Theft (4:35)
05 - Curtain (5:41)
06 - Spawning Pool (3:27)
07 - Memory Lapse (3:33)
08 - 3 Holy Spires (8:25)
09 - Communication (5:42)
10 - First Steps (4:10)
3 years in the making, Atrium Carceri is back with another visceral masterpiece entitled Souyuan.
After careful psychological observeration of test listeners, Simon Heath has done it again - renewing the genre through careful planning and painstaking attention to each fragment and detail, however minute. With fresh atmospheres, and a depth previously unfathomable, Souyuan will amaze initiates and pundits alike with its complexity and pureness of form. Never before has the artists innermost recesses been so sublimely conveyed to any medium.
Monday, November 24, 2008
1 Memory Remains (3:52)
2 Die Sonne Im Geiste (Leipzig Moritzbastei WGT 2001) (3:49)
3 Tempo De Lupi (Leipzig Moritzbastei WGT 2001) (4:39)
'Limited Mithras Garden festival edition'.
2 and 3 are live tracks.
1. Au Confins de ses Abimes
2. Death Serenity
Total playing time 13:13
Limited to 500 copies.
The first 100 comes in clear vinyl.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
1. The Finding Of The Manuscript (4:02)
2. The Plain Of Silence (5:30)
3. The House In The Arena (4:20)
4. The Thing In The Pit (5:20)
5. The Swine-Things (7:55)
6. Time Of Waiting (6:27)
7. Fragments (9:56)
8. Pepper (1:16)
9. The Attack (2:40)
10. In The Cellar (7:20)
11. The Sea Of Sleep (5:44)
12. Black Sun (9:27)
About the Book:
In 1877, two gentlemen, Messrs Tonnison and Berreggnog, head into Ireland to spend a week fishing in the village of Kraighten. While there, they discover in the ruins of a very curious house a diary of the man who had once owned it. Its torn pages seem to hint at an evil beyond anything that existed on this side of the curtains of impossibility. This is a classic novel that worked to slowly bridge the gap between the British fantastic and supernatural authors of the later 19th century and modern horror fiction. Classic American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft lists this and other works by Hodgson among his greatest influences.
About The Album:
This musical adaptation of The House On The Borderland is the result of a collaboration between German musicians Rüdiger Gleisberg and Mathias Grassow, the founding duo behind Nostalgia, and Italian Luigi Seviroli, who suggested the concept to Gleisberg and Grassow. Track titles closely follow William Hope Hodgson’s original narrative, which concerns two friends on a fishing holiday in Ireland who discover a manuscript in a ruined house. The manuscript tells of its author’s encounters in the house with evil supernatural and extra-dimensional beings, culminating in the cosmic horror of helplessly watching throughout countless aeons as the earth and its solar system are consumed by the ‘Dark Sun’.
*New Rapidshare link, as requested.*
Saturday, November 22, 2008
1 Secret Entries Into Darkness (9:53)
2 Cracks In The Fabric Of The Known (6:32)
3 Soft Spots In The Tyranny Of Matter (11:10)
4 Where Forgotten Days Slumber (9:11)
5 And Ancient Hurts Dwell (8:34)
6 Light Reflecting Black In Shadow (6:54)
7 Freedom Found In Surrender (3:23)
"In the second installment of the Somnia series, a Portland based modern classical composer, Evan Bartholomew, continues his meditative descent through Secret Entries Into Darkness. The minimal ambient sound slightly curves around the deep entrance, brushing the wet moonlight on the cave's bold stone, before it breaks into sheaths of white, and vanishes with echoes.
Unlike its predecessor, this journey is more rhythmic and darker, sustaining an eerie and desolate feeling, as the composer dissects the abstract lines between the realms of life and death during our weightless dive into Xibalba. In his streaming hypnotic voyage, Bartholomew perfects his production and the art of revealing his soul to the listener through music. The gravity of the emotion is immediate and heavy; for when the album ends, we are left alone and helpless, at the bottom of the void, only to be born again."
CD limited to 777 copies worldwide, soy ink on recycled paper, sewn, sealed in wax, signed and numbered.
In addition to the 777 numbered copies it appears there is also a promo batch relased as "PROMO/777".
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Thursday, November 20, 2008
1. Into Empty Spheres 11:19
2. Dysmorphic 08:32
3. Dark Skies 08:12
4. Watching The World Through The Pale Eye Of An Unborn Child 03:03
5. Ashes Of Me 09:20
6. Traumata 13:52
vbr ~183 kbps
This is a very limited Tape, the sound is pure energy flow, the noise comes and go, like the sinister voice that join this radiation, i only recommend this if you really like ambient experimental noise...
1 Apotropaion (9:40)
2 Blutopfer (5:00)
3 Prozession Der Augen (12:37)
4 Calanda (6:23)
5 In Die Nacht (5:32)
6 Zu Füßen Der Mutter (5:46)
7 Zuflucht (5:59)
This is the re-release (limited to 500) of the second Apoptose album originaly released in, 2002 nearly two years after the release of the CD "Nordland," this time treading on unexpected musical paths. Only occasionally does one still feel a faint breeze from the barren landscapes of the north, for on "Blutopfer" a special ritual of the south is celebrated: the Easter drumming processions of the little Spanish village of Calanda. Following a stay in Calanda in 1998, Apoptose could not forget the impression this festival made, since the primordial power of these archaic rhythms and the magic of the blood that flows from the hands of the drummers touches anyone who has ever witnessed it. The decision was made then to compile an album from the hours of documentary recordings which came into being during this time. However, it was not until the year 2001 that the time was finally right to start the project that in 2002 reached its final form in the CD "Blutopfer." The title is the German term for "blood sacrifice".
Contains drum samplings from the 1998 annual Semana Santa holy festival in Calanda village, Spain.
Purple-tinted disc packaged in an embossed digipak.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
After some years of confusion by having two persons with the name Peter Andersson, both grown up in the small industrial town called Boxholm and making industrial music on the CMI label, there was almost no choice but to collaborate with each other in a project named Bocksholm (the old spelling of Boxholm). This collaboration between Raison D'etre and Deutsch Nepal started in 1998 and reflects the bad childhood environment of the ironworks in Boxholm."
This is a Unofficial realease, so i dont have any cover for this, it was give me by a friend.The first Demos for this great Industrial Project.
Excursions By The Bank Of The Black River (2002)
2- The Horror Of Kisa
4- Stenbock And His Disciples
5- Iron Against Society
7- Blast Furnace
8- Steel, Wood And Cheese
9- UAN B-RATH
Amazing work from this "gurus" of industrial music, track 4 is Great, remember me Esplendor Geométrico.
Friday, November 14, 2008
David Darling is a cellist, and on Dark Wood he plays all the parts, multitracking himself playing in various registers and alternating between bowing and pizzicato techniques. The program consists of four suites, titled "Darkwood IV" through "Darkwood VII." However mannered the presentation may be, this music is really stunning. All of it moves slowly, like a dark cloud formation, as spare lines pile up on one other and pizzicato sections nudge up against long, sustained tones. "Dawn" and "New Morning," which are virtually identical compositions, bracket the program, and they are the loveliest tracks of all; where pieces like "Returning" and "Searching" hover in a sort of harmonic stasis, "Dawn" and "New Morning" move deliberately and gently through a definite chord progression, and the effect is almost cathartic. Highly recommended. - AMGTracklist:
2 In Motion
8 Up Side Down
10 Medieval Dance
11 The Picture
13 New Morning
Bitrate - 320
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
1 The Laments Begin (5:58)
2 Must I Die? (Because Of My Holy Songs) (7:15)
3 Threshold Of Tears (5:47)
4 Enenuru (6:37)
5 The Gods Are Small Birds, But I Am The Falcon (8:08)
6 White Ashes (Black Smoke) (6:26)
7 ...And Everything Around Him Answered (7:37)
8 Shaking Ground (7:46)
9 Ilimmu (5:07)
The all new album of Herbst9 is a step further into the depths of the Assyrian and Asian mythologies, using authentic audio and visual fragments of sacrifices, lamentations, prayers and ancient rituals. The result is a deep labyrinth of sounds with meditative percussions, ghostly vocal fragments and singings which melts with detailed and multi-layered tones of various traditional instruments. All this is constructed around a core of dark and ongoing floating drones creating an atmosphere of true archaic music which has been developed by Herbst9 to perfection. This soundtrack is the secrecy from the deep and hidden places of the sacred earth transcending us beyond the real world to the inner realm of ourselves.
The CD is presented in 6-panel digipack.
"When humanity comes before you in awed silence at the terrifying radiance and tempest, you grasp the most terrible of all the divine powers. Because of you, the threshold of tears is opened, and people walk along the path of the house of great lamentations. With the lamenting balag drum a lament is struck up."
This pan-European group of tape manipulators and guitar explorers have delivered something peculiarly beautiful to Aurora Borealis, an industrial folk album that harks back to the playful, pastoral era of Cosmic Couriers as well as the more recent Jewelled Antler Collective discography. Opener 'Rosicrucian' swells with spiral-picked melodies and thin electronic tides, evoking the serene cosmic folk of Witthuser and Westrupp. Elsewhere, the synth pulses and samples of 'Sovnig' shimmer amid the heat-haze of interlocked guitar mantras, grazing and unhurried. Knives Ov Resistance's gentle methods are more akin to long-lost troubadours such as Tom Rapp than Boards Of Canada; the mournful closing track 'Outremer' roars with operatic vocal cries and radio dispatches, the tendril-guitars diffused and murmuring. A precious and elegant debut. - Rocka-A-RollaBrain melting stuff punctuated with a sound that is somehow inherently evil. - boomkat
Label - Aurora Borealis
Bitrate - V2
Sunday, November 9, 2008
3- Heights Of Despair
6- Discordia Orta
7- IOB 03
8- Sign Recurrence
9- Antifuga 74/148
11- Decline And Fall
Saturday, November 8, 2008
"Moss & Memory" is Chet W. Scott’s third full length work as Ruhr Hunter, one that has come a full decade since 1996 to this collection of telluric drones and cryptogamous soundscapes. In the face of modern humankind’s paring of nature, "Moss & Memory" evokes an atavism and reawakens the animism, which despite being overlooked by a technologically advanced society still pervades all essential beings but truly finds home where nature is unfettered. Gneissic mysticism, as layered as time is immemorial, "Moss & Memory" serves as postern to the wonder of the microcosm as it relates to the macrocosm, an embrasure through an isthmus of modernism and materialism.Tracklist:
The instruments subsumed into this album are too numerous to list here (though detailed in the liner notes of the album’s packaging), but range a gamut of acoustic instruments to organic samples of animals and the breathing of seasons, the oscillation of day and night. Susurrous drones shiver the undergrowth of the grove, eld and numinous, guitars meter languid melodies and dulcimer rills thread the boscage. With all bar one track pushing beyond ten minutes, there is a sense of changing landscape, of “journey”, as Chet W. Scott so enunciates on the very first track, signaling the cycle of life and death.
Terrene acoustics constantly drag the listener into fecund soil, hollowed animal horns and thunder chime together with throat singing shamanic observances as the forest endures, rain and congeries of birds and insects proscenium for ritual. Ruhr Hunter’s ambience is far from cathedrals of despair or the sealed caps of rotting cities, preferring to walk naked that chapel of life. - aural pressure
1 Antlers in the Fog, To Will the Spirit in Transit
2 An Owl's Gift
3 Moss & Memory
4 Denned Earth / Decay & Rebirth
5 Woodlore Communion
6 The Leaving Trees
Bitrate - V2
Sunday, November 2, 2008
A three inch CDR that continues the experimental nature of the Cam Deas CDR. Fans of Dirty Demos and Blackest Rainbow will appreciate the long extended dark drifts, guitar and FX generated noise, vapours of tones and droning clouds of grey lustres. It's like a soundtrack to a film made somewhere in the former eastern block back when it had a reputation for all things totalitarian. On the other hand, it could be the soundtrack to a slow motion ballet, particularly the closing drawn-out finale. - Norman records
3" CD-r limited to 80 copies, Dead Pilot Records.
1 Red Needled Sea - This is A Real Introduction
2 Red Needled Sea - A Tribute to the End of Days
3 Appes - Clandestined
Bitrate - V0
Thursday, October 30, 2008
1 Death (4:31)
2 Leisure (3:58)
3 A Long, Long Sleep, A Famous Sleep (3:36)
4 Sea Fever (3:58)
5 High Flight (4:29)
6 The One Grief (4:12)
7 Mad Song (5:15)
8 Stars (3:49)
9 The Dead (4:54)
10 When You Are Old (2:21)
11 Past Present Future (3:30)
The mixture of styles and musical ages. Echoes of 70's electronic, new romantic of 80's (OMD, Numan, Heaven 17, Visage). A bit of industrial, a pinch of EBM, a touch of synth-pop. Second part of the specific interpretation of 19th and 20th Century poetry. This time in more gothic and electromantic "musical sauce". Achtung! No martial nor neo-folk songs. A very last album of Rukkanor.
2. An Intangible World
4. Beyond All Things Is The Ocean
5. Point Of No Ascent
7. Sentient Abyss
8. 11°22'N 142°36'E
Splendid collaborative work between Gustaf Hildebrand and Amanda Votta, Lacus Somniorum emerged as a mutual desire to convey a suggestive concept of what lies hidden and unseen by the eyes of modern civilization--beneath the waves in murky chasms, or perhaps in places not anchored within our concept of reality. Airy flutes and choirs hover above sometimes distant, rumbling sound textures, hinting of corroded machinery and unseen presences but also emphasizing a sense of serenity and peace of mind. The underlying concept is not fear of the unknown, but rather of a hidden beauty within those places where none of us will ever venture.
Edition of 1000 copies in fold-out cardboard sleeve.
1- Der Nibelunge Nôt *
2- To Break A Heart
3- L' Ivresse
4- In Deinem Leben
7- Dos Kelbl
8- Du Mein Einzig
9- Danse De L' Obscurité
10- Die Sonne Im Geiste
11- Die Gedanken Sind Frei
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
1 Enraptured Serene Mesmerism (4:08)
2 Seductress Mesmerised (5:25)
3 Nereida Temptressa (5:22)
4 Sirenia Allure (6:31)
5 Seduced In Reverie (5:17)
6 Sirena Enchanted (5:06)
7 Entrancing Of The Nereid (4:03)
8 Mesmeric Seduction (3:16)
Dark ambient/neo-classical from ex-Daemonia Nymphe member ArkanumX.
Previously known and "xArkanex".
A1 The Dormant Being (6:48)
A2 A Second Heavy Grief, After Toil (6:15)
A3 A Soporific Tale (2:05)
B1 From Sadness To Somnolence (5:49)
B2 With Sorrow In The Heart (5:55)
B3 In Mourning (She Will Now Sleep Forever) (3:12)
"In Memory Of The Grecian God Hypnos"
Limited to less than 10 copies.
Monday, October 27, 2008
1 Burial Passage Mound (7:09)
2 The Womb Of The Forests (5:14)
3 Where The Gone Return As Wind (3:34)
4 Untitled To Walk At Dawn (3:22)
5 Outermost Oak (2:26)
6 Stone Of Destiny (6:12)
7 Bound Of Fire (2:41)
8 The Well Of Night (2:50)
9 Dark Waters Of The Sidhe (3:10)
10 The Seer Vision (3:17)
11 Undercurrents And Lost Horizons (12:25)
After their brilliant albums ‘Dun Scaith’ and ‘Deatharch Crann’, both released on Cynfeirdd, ‘Undercurrents and lost Horizon’s offers 11 new tracks of darkest soundscapes and folk melodies. An ideal celebration of the longest night of the year, an hallucinated journey through the meanders of sacred and mysterious abysses - a musical revelation of the death-birth-life cycle. Limited and numbered edition of 434 copies in digifile with booklet.
This is the debut album from an eclectic Russian band named Kauan. This album incorporates lots of different influences, namely doom metal, black metal, ambient, folk, classical, and you'll even hear the odd sax. Despite the large amount of influences, this album does not feel in the least bit crowded or overly complex, they pulled it off very well, it's quite lo-fi and slow paced, in that sense the dominant characteristic of this album is largely of doom metal. The atmospheres created by the ambient keys, guitars and mix of clean and growled vocals come together very beautifully.
The first studio album of Hybryds since “Electric Voodoo” (2002).
"Dreambient" is based on exploration of the female characters from the Pagan past: archetypes of the seducer, the demon, the girl, the whore, the slave, the mistress, the priest, the mother...
The music of the project has become more accessible for unexpirienced listeners: traditional ambient-ritual basement is enriched with rhythmic electronics, melodic synthesizer tunes and even guitar parts.
Vocals are now done by Madeline Arndt from the German darkwave/gothic band Schattenkinder.
One hour DVD contains “The Photoshop art of Sandy Viktor Nys”, the erotic esoteric videos from Hybryds mastermind – “Religion and erotica melds together on the stage of Eros and Thanatos”.
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1 Falken-Eid I
7 Des Sperbers Geheimnis
9 Schlaf im Mohn
10 Traum von Blashyrkh
12 Der Anarchist
13 Gesang an den Horusfalken
14 Falken-Eid II
Two and a half years after “Sterbender Satyr”, Orplid are back with their fourth studio album “Greifenherz”.
In contrast to their previous outing, this album is filled with pathos, a belligerent and archaic piece of work.
“Greifenherz” is informed with a surprisingly hostile and cold atmosphere - a partially menacing and martial sound Orplid haven’t applied since some of the more violent outbursts of their early works.
Reflections of dreams about war, death, and decay.
vbr ~176 kbps
Sunday, October 26, 2008
1. Black Hole Sagittarius Alpha 06:51
2. Sternenfrost 10:33
3. Die roten Nebelberge von Ophräzon 09:27
4. Im Lichtrausche der Eisblume 08:38
5. Wo die Ewigkeit die Zeit berührt 09:42
6. Venus in Winter Dusk feat. "Dump" 06:49
7. My Tribute to you out there (bonus track) 05:08
Cover printed on heavy wood. White vinyl. Comes with text booklet and sticker.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
1. Prelude 2:32
2. Silent Snow In A December Night 15:46
3. Journey To Where Light Dwells 10:03
4. Still Alone In The Path Of Life 6:39
5. Fading Horizons 4:50
6. Mist and Solitude 6:39
7. The Coldness Inside 4:22
CDr limited to 50 copies.