Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tor Lundvall - Ice [1999]

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)



Monday, December 29, 2008

Empusae - The Hatred of Trees [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!

320 kbps

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Naevus - Relatively Close To The Sea [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.



Jahrtal - Lichtbuch [2007]

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

Tor Lundvall - The Seasons Unfold (CDr Sampler) [2007]

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. " -



O Quam Tristis - Les Chants Funestes [2008]

Anna Soror
O Caelo
Bulla Fulminante
Sancta Nox
Planctus Samsonis
O Vox Prophetica
O Abies
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

CAESAR URSIC - Lithophonia (2004)

1- Antiquarium
2- The Faint Metallic Glow
3- Gradual Decompression
4- The Past Is Prologue

Caesar Ursic's music slides through a world of forgotten ruins and sculpted sonorities, as to look for the very sources of microfossil stains. Grey perspectives accompany the listener throughout, indicating a steady path to obscurity that only seldom is interrupted by the appearance of a dim light observed through breaksin the wall. The weight of solitude is an always present heavy burden and the whole disc is an exercise in sustaining open-eyed nightmares.

The sounds in "Lithophonia" were captured in the original and old Highland Hospital in Oakland, California.For six months Caesar haunted its ramparts, underground labyrinths and great halls with a stereo microphone and digital recorder. In his words " Lithophonia is my attempt to capture the faded aural residues of human activity that once resonated through the now-abandoned pavilions, walkways and chambers of this grand old structure".

All sound sources were 'found'; none were produced or elicited. Reverberations, vibrations, occasional distant human voice intrusions, and the mechanized breaths of strange machines left to their automated chores in empty alcoves and dead-end corridors were collected.The digitally-manipulated results comprise the four movements of LITHOpHONIA. No synthesizers or other musical instruments were used at any point.

CDr Limited to 100 Copies.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Paysage d'Hiver - Kerker [2008]

1. Tiefe 09:58
2. Schritte 07:47
3. Schatten 09:35
4. Gang 07:46

This is the A5 digipak version, remastered and released on CD.


Trist - Sebevražední andělé [2008]

01. Sebevražední andělé I (25:42)
02. Sebevražední andělé II (18:24)

Remastered re-release of the 2007 album, with new artwork.

VBR ~256 kbps

Luror - Cease To Live [2008]

01. Through Cruelty to Illumination 04:33
02. A bleak Sun enlightens me 03:48
03. Cease to live 06:30
04. A Symptom of Evil 02:58
05. ...of good Will 07:41
06. Boundaries of Evil 04:17
07. Already dead 05:37



Sunday, December 14, 2008

Aere Aeturnus - Humanity Needs No Funeral [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

The Joy of Nature - The Empty Circle Part 1 - Swirling Lands Of Disquiet And Catharsis [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.


192 kbps

Friday, December 12, 2008

Tales From The Crypt - Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas [1994]

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

320 kbps

The Stargazer's Assistant - The Other Side of the Island (2007)

"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
Daniel O'Sullivan
Antti Uusumaki


1 The Other Side Of The Island Pt. 1
2 The Transport
3 The Other Side Of The Island Pt. 2 - buy the CD

Bitrate - V2

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Nocturnal Depression - Reflections of a Sad Soul [2008]

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)


320 kbps

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Paysage d'Hiver - Kristall & Isa [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.


Monday, December 8, 2008

TERRA SANCTA - Aeon (2004)

1- Cold Light Infusion
2- Black Sun
3- Blood Red Sea
4- Drowned (Desert Earth II)

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, , that album its not here becouse its more connected with the sound that i post there.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Triarii - Muse In Arms [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

Angelo Badalamenti - Music From Twin Peaks [1990]

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!

320 kbps

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hekate & Chorea Minor - The Seventh Sign [1996]

1 Zeit Des Erwachens
2 Sakrament Der Liebe Gottes
3 Beautiful Journey
4 Bad Dream Of Colour
5 Voice
6 The Seventh Sign
7 The Sign Of Silence


192 kbps
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