Monday, 31 October 2011

(Reviews 104)D.R.I.S.T,RADIO FOR THE DAYDREAMERS



"Ward.67"
Coming from Athens comes D.VI and her project called D.R.I.S.T,with a 3 tracks album in which you shall experience the in deep dark ambient exposition of sounds converging into mutative forms. The album opens with "Decomposition",filled with desolated soundscapes and eerie passages,mixed with drone pulsations and child cries around the picture of the track.The track is just very interesting,coz,it contains such elements worth to be explored.Next one is "W.67",another dense and strong piece here.Full of such desolated spaces,and converging into a sole dynamic organism growling withing passing of minutes!!Asuggestive piece with interesting elments since the very begining.Closing the album is "Formalin",with such enigmatic and floating atmospheres surrounded by dense percussive sounds crawling from within the depths of dark atmospheres.Really A very promising project coming from Grecce! I Just hope to hear more of them in future as well!!! http://kalpamantra.bandcamp.com/album/ward-67



"Mother Superior And Her Fields Of Migraine"Cd 2011
(Self Released)
An interesting piece has reached our hands though a sensitive and eclectic album from this project knows as RADIO FOR THE DAYDREAMERS. With this second album,the project offer us 15 compositions in which you shall experience,the sensitive and floating eclectic atmospheres created by this interesting project. "black River Time Bombs" opens the album,giving us the spectrum of a cinematic composition with perfect atmospheres and piano passages,covering the whole picture of the track. "With Wings,You Will Learn To Fall",keeps on the path,floating into diverse elements as experiemntal,avant jazz giving you different facets.Piano elements mixed with psychedelic voices and ambient atmopsheres to create an interesting piece here.Though "Wasted Faces In Secret Places(Behind This Wall Acoustic Version),is just an amazing melancholic composition ,with sensitive elements such as acoustic guitar sounds floating around the whole structure of the track. "Crawl Into My Crawl Space",is focused still into such melancholic passages,but this time with some percussive sound and electric guitar tunes,giving to thetrack such different touch with refference to previous tracks. Another piece here is "Ghosts Keep Me Safe While You Are Gone(Pictures Of Invisible People Remix)" which is built into thin piano sounds and percussive sounds converging all the time,creating a beautiful composition here. Other tracks coming next are "Magnetar Mephisto","Godbye Voltaire(And All The Rain That Made Me Smile),"Every God Is A Monster",all them with such charisma and personal touch which surely you shall find attractive due the creative and eclectic nature.The high point in this album,is how the artist have created a solid musical structure,but combining diverse elments such as avant garde Jazz,Classical Music,Electronic sounds to create a vast piece of artistical expressionism with interesting elements from start to finish. Other titles here are "Always In Hallways","Curl Up,Its Time To die","Praying For The Be(a)st","No One Ever Comes Here,But Me (Dod Av En Spokelse Versjon)","FreelanceDream Killing Machine (Gunpoint Dub Mix)". for more info about the project and free download check the link bellow!! http://radioforthedaydreamers.bandcamp.com/


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

(Reviews 103)PALE ROSES,LYR,ALCHEMIST

"Unveiled" Cd 2011
(Rage In Eden)
Under "Unveiled" The Frnch project PALE ROSE,recreates with this second album inspired by the first and the second world Wars,Celtic,nordic,Greek Mythology...al this package in 11 beautiful and sensitive compositions. Opening the album is " Here We Are",a beutiful composition built by acoustic guitars and voice crawling witin the whole picture of tyhe track.Then comes "A Time To Love And A Time To Kill",one of the most incredeible pieces here.due the great works of voices and wisheprs surround by such sorrowful guitar atmospheres. Th music reminds me mostly to the work of British Sol Invictus,but with respective own sound. "Rise (For Madame Blavatsky),is an interesting piece baed in bass lines ,voices converging perfectly in a strong one composition. "Red Eve","Summer of 64" continue under the melancholic paradise created by PALE ROSES,with such stiking guitar melodies covered by beautiful male voices around them.being "Summer 64" transformed by piano passages too."Dr Dee","Elsie Wright","Urie Geller" are also tracks with high power due the sad and melancholic elements arranged in a perfect way,showing us the whole potential of this representative exponent of neo folk nature."Montague Rhodes James","Fire In The Moor" and "The Cruel Mother" as bonus track,complements the album.A recommended album to fans of Death In June,Sol Invictus,Fire+Ice,Current 93,Strenght Through Joy...The album cover was designed by Lukasz Pawlak.

LYR()
"Sub Terra Inferis" Digipack 2011
(Rage In Eden)
Again we experiment LYR,this time with its second album,more mature and structured than the first one,which is a good point because the first album was a very interesting piece. "Sub Terra Inferis" is built under 10 compositions opening with tracks such as "In Excelsis" and "Mysteriis",being both of them such bombastic pieces of sublime nature,due the energy and powerfull emanations registered here. You shall experience the vacuity of senses and inner freddom when hearing next pieces such as "Litanie" and "No Mercy",both of them adapting perfectly to the conceptual process revealed here,I mean,apocaliptic exposition of sounds converging through orchestral martial elements. "airë (Eternity)","Crépuscule" continues the last path,strong and in deep full of destructive apocaliptic elements. A very recommended piece for those into martial apocaliptic musik. The way as are put together voices at times,and martial percussive sounds combined with orchestrations are just amazing and well elaborated. Other tracks here are "Avénement","Entre Deux Mondes","Anima Lacerata","Hails Valkiyrs".The presence of Alexandra to joint LYR,gives a melancholic touch to "Sub Terra Infernis". THe album comes in digipack,and also there is a version limited to 54 copies which comes in a wooden box.including a 4 tracks Cdr.Ask now Marcin & Rage In Eden In order to get one of those,of an impressive project as the one by LYR.

"Fire" Free download 2011
(Sombre Soniks)
The enigmatic shape of ALCHEMIST emerge from a dismal paradise to mutate into a sole form,and this alchemic process was veiled under "Fire" the first release of this project which offer us 5 pieces of pure spectral ambient soundscapes moving into surreal scenarios and entering you to vast regions of darkness in which resides the inner fire,ready to be trasmuted. "Loka Vuotaa Verta" is the first experience hee,full of repetitive drone elements dressed with sutile spaces complementing perfectly each other to handle a perfect balance from start to finish. "Tumma Alkemisti" is the second spectrum,this time more dense and vaporous than the first one,and keeping its strong presence and mutational nature within the pass of minutes. Next comes a version of Loka Vuotaa Verta" in two versions the first one is a remix,in which the music sounds more in deep than first one,but still keeping its own characteristic structure.The other one a demo verion.The album close with "Tumma Alkemist" a demo track too,with lower sound but with such enigmatic passages which surrounds the whole picture of the track. While ALCHEMIST sails into a sea of mysterious enigmatic shape,we must let you know that this solo project endeavors to search the dark side of thought and sound.

(Reviews 102) ORYELLE DEFENESTRATE BASCULAE;LYR;COLD FUSION

ORYELLE & THE HERMAPHRODITIC CHAORDER OF THE SILVER DUSK (aus)
"156=Musick=Babalon=Kaos"
Its more than an infinite ecstasy and pleaseful,to review such kind of releases with a conceptual magickal exploration,due my nature...And what I found here is a very interesting album by the australian artist,magickian Oryelle Defenestrate Basculae,an hibryd visionary and visual artist with a creative spirit and eclectic nature,always looking for new paradigms. This time he emerges from Arachnian realms to offer us an exquisite piece of with almost 80 minutes of ritual mantras,inspired poetry,illumnating music defragmentations and a grimorie of sabbathical incantations focusing into Babalon magickal current as well as the lustful formula of the red goddess. All this represented in 13 opues in which you shall experience the in deep ritualistic nature of this album from start to finish. thin bell sounds,spoken voices,whispers, eerie atmospheres,hybrid poetry,transdimensional structures. All these whole ritualistic paradigms were redorded by members of Hermaphroditic Chaorder Of The Silver Dusk,adapting perfectly though to see the light of such vast corridors,of magickal explorations. The release is just amazing,full of ritual mantras and enigmatic passages which keep your mind always in a kind of Gnosis state.This album is highly reccomended to those of us who likes magick,and more to practice under the the veils of th red goddess. Each one of 13 compositions here ranges from archaic ritual instrumentations,to dark ambient,neoclassical orchestration with vast formas mutating though the pass of minutes! Without a doubt one of the best albums this year! so if looking to know more about Oryelle just take alook an interview I did with him years ago www.thelabyrinth111.blogspot.com and order your copy now though zoharum recs. The album comes in a special digipack page including 5 visual cards! a very impressive album worth to check right now!!!!



"Architecture" Digipack 2011
Marcin Bachtiak,the master behind this impressive Polish project and owner of Rage In Eden, emmerges with his 6Th album "Architecture",after a period of 4 years of silence. And the long wait,have its fruits now! with a bombastic and extrmely good production,including 11 compositions in which you shall be submerged to apocaliptic orchestral hymns in tracks such as "Part I Firmitas" and "Part II Utlitatis",with such suggetive and pompous martial elements. "colosseum" is a masterpiece full of strong passages and such apocaliptic atmopshere around the whole composition. "Part III Venustatis", still keeps on the strong path and the march to victory,due the bombastic atmophere and neo classical elements,and ""Divina Proportio",show us the dynamism of this release including us a dense dark ambient piece too,and surrounded with ritual percussive elements to give a kind of enigmatic atmosphere to the track. "Iunge" and "Architecture" returns again to the apocaliptic scenary full of skulls and smell of blood. An inten
se album with strong structure and orchestral martial atmopheres floating around the whole compositions included here. "MisantropY" and "Octagon" close this album. The highlights of the album,is how Marcin has reached elements from albums as "Occupatria" and "Simmetria",and put together into a sole piece creating an impressive work from start to finish. Also This album includes a bonis cdr including 4 untitled compositions.Also you shall find a special version in a wooden box.so for more info just visit Rag In Eden.


LYR()
"Fragments of dust" Digipack 2010
This is our first experience with this project.so at first track I was very expectating,because I heard good comentaries about this release.when exploring it carefuly,yes,the music is interesting offering us its debut album "Fragment Of dust" built into 10 compositions with incredible rythmic patterns and chorus which enrich the total atmophere of the album. "L'ame Enchainée",open the album with dense vaporous atmopheres joined with martial elements and spectral voices. "De Profundis","Call Of The Ancient Souls" continues offering us such kind of bombastic hymns,with differentes elements here and there,as chorus,organ tunes and ambient atmospheres.
Follow its own path into martial orchestral movements tracks such as "Fragments Of dust","Landscape Of Ice And Fire"and "Le Serment",buitl into a massive elements of martial nature as chords,percussive sounds and apocaliptic transitions which makes of the album more than just another project. LYR,cath me in its battlefields and carry me to its own roots of Celtic heritage and occult tratition with this album.A reccommended one for all those looking new projects with potential and dedication to what they creates. "Arcane Of Death","Fall Of The Eagle","Despair","Repentance" complements this album. A very good debut of this promisisng project called LYR.

Monday, 10 October 2011

(Reviews 101)B.LONE ENGINE,AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY,ALEXYTHIMIA

"B.Lone Engine" cdr 2011
(Dark Meadow Recordings)

From Reading U.k,comes this project called B.LONE ENGINE.so...and experimental project handled by Spiderblone and AnthonyBlone,has released their album,with the same title,including 7 compositions of experimental noise ambient,with a great dose of creativity and evolutive process in each one of the tracks. The use of samples and field recordings surely wil got your attention,coz the music floats slowly until the point to gather divers minimal sounds and defragmentative elements which can be hear in the first track" Goat boy". Through "To" you shall explore the same minimalistic structures,but with pass of minutes,the music turns into a kind of post rock,with some electronic elements here and there. "Móven der Hiebe Nicht Elektrisch",is a very indeep composition built under sutile guitar sounds and effects,adapted perfeclt to create a minimalistic melancholic track.Then comes "33.7" a very interesting piece with such dense atmopsheres,background voices and sounds emerging moving in an hybrid way."12Lb´r" its a melodic track full of rythimic harmonic melodies,giving a different touch to the album in general.the track is mixed with some effects.closing the album are tracks such as "Richardhammond"" and "A Troll Down Below".so for more info just visit Dark meadow rcordings!!


"Gnostik Spasms" Cdr 2011
(Dark Meadow Res)
Its always interesting ,to review albums as the oes created by Priapus 23 and AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY. This tiem the incarnated siling siligl emerges with a transformative piece which was supposely released in 2003,but now has been unleashed under the Dark Meadow Recs. The album includes 8 compositions all of them built into magickal ritualistic defragmentations and subliminal codex,covered with a snsitive structure only able to be explore by these with receptive and unlimited mind! "Banishings Pat.I(Thee Opening),opens the ritual,with a track full of drone ambient passages,mutating and going around the whole structure of the track. With "Gnostik Spasms",things goes really amazing,the whole track floats under diverse ritual sounds and subliminal mantras evoking the most hidden forces of subconscious. "Subliminal Spasms" is astrong piece,with such enigmatic drone elements and magickal paradigms dressed into a solid but mutative atmopshere.One of the best tracks included here. Then comes "Advances Neurologickal Patterns",and the mutative path continue,this time including rythmic percussive patterns and a transdimensional futuristic sound.A very sticking and great piece here."Thee Flowering Of Konsciousness",is another piece worth to explore here,due how repetitive sounds and drk subliminal frekuencies seems to penetrate slowly your mind. "potent Absence" keep such ritualistic essence which I find so amazing,suck kind of projects focusing the idea of ritual as principal bbasis on thier work are worth to be explored,due the potential and alchecmic sounds though each one of the passages. "Sublime Transmissions" and "Banishing Pt. 2 (Thee klosing)...are the last tracks here!! you shall be submerged in a transformative piece of ritualistic nature ,when let the living sigil created by priapus,enter your subconscious and thenmyou fall into Gnostik Spasms!!!!!

"Wires In The Heart" Cdr 2011
(Dark Meadow Recs)
After its first album ALEXTHIMIA comes with a second opus,with a creative artistical exposition represented in each one of the 11th compositions released here.The album starts with compositions such as "Warm Heart Cold Feet","Wires In The Heart","Dionin","A Chason" in you shall experiment the sensitive of this production. The tracks floats bettween a kind od melodic ambient structures covered with electronic passages,mixed in a very interesting and creative way. "Dionin" is just amazing,one,including some female invocations at the beginning and with a kind of harsh elektro stuff very powerfull and strong from start to finish!! "Hard Wired Soft Inside","Sentimental Structure" are the next ones,the first into a kind of breakcore,with rythmic beat patterns and the second one built into a kind of sensitive melodies but still with strong emphasis in rythmic beats and diverse elements worth to experience.Two vesions of the track "hard Wired Soft Inside" is included ,but time going more into elektro direction!at least the first one,with some apocalyptic ambient atmospheres and voices as background,sounds just amazing."subserviant Mass","Immovable Object" and "Masoch" closes this interesting album,released dy Darkmeadow recs!!

"Poetry By An Open Fire" Cdr 2011
(Dark Meadow Recs)
This is our second experience with this interesting project! and Though this long album with 25 tracks,which includes tracks 1-9 "Mid Summer Sunset" Ep 2008.so,Though this ep you shall explore diverse material from Ambient to rythmic mid tempo beats mixed with synth elements, at leats when hearing tracks such as "Floatation Devise","mid Summer Sunset(2008 mix)","Drowned In The Lake",the important point here,is how each composition has own charisma and the nessesary atmosphere to keep your senses captivating all the time. Tracks 10-19 belongs to "Scar Of Her Tears..." Unrelesed Ep 2007-2008. The music is still keeping its own essence,ambient atmospheres gathered with such mid tempo beats,and surrounded by sutile sound,which gives to the music a deeper and original touch.Tracks such as "Embrace In Autumn Night","Dark Side Of Human Mind","Over Open Land","Shots In The Distance" are some of th ones included here. Tracks 20-23 are from "Suddenly...it got Darker..." Lost album recovered tracks 2005,This time DARK ISLE comes with 4 compositions ,showing us ak ind of more dense and spectral sound in comparison last material included here,but still having elements from past tracks as the title track or just "Swallowed",The musical concept is just sticking and well developed,containing diverse elements which enrich the whole structure of the album in general.As complements two bonus tracks. A god choise for you if looking for a mixture of ambient atmospheres and rythmic beat patterns with a neoclassical touch!


(Reviews 100) MISANTRONICS,ALEXYTHIMIA;THE PRESENCE OF PAN

"Cacotopia" Cdr 2011

The Belgian project come again with a very interesting album,This time "Cacotopia" emerges as a new hybrid experience,built into intense industrial experimental elements arranged perfectly,so the album opens with "III Landschape",layers and layers covered with repetitive sounds and such kind of industrial touch,creating an amazing track,due how such rythmic patterns of noise floats at the whole structure of the track.Then comes "Under The Guise",drone structures collapsing and mutating into diverse formas within the pass of minutes.the excellent point here,is such great rythmic beats emerges from the void itself to masked the track into a strong labyrinth and many paths to explore due the nature of the track. So a very amazing release,as the last one. "Coercion" is a rythmic noise track with some old schoold indutrial element here and there,the track in general is just great and well elaborated. MISANTRONICS surprise me alot due the effusive and stong character of its music,in my opinion the project is one of the best ones coming from Belgian territory. "Ugly Consequenses Of Modern Day Behaviour" and "Escape To Elsewhere",closes the release. All i nall a very interesting piece worth to check,so I just hope to hear more MISANTRONIC`s albums in future as well. A highly Recomended album to all those into rythmic noise industrial!!!


"Cdr 2011"
Marco Grosso, the creative sapirit behind projects such as OUROBOROS,PERMAFROST,SNOWFADE,MIND INFINITY ,just to name a few,offers us this amazing piece of ambient drone nature,in which you shall enter to dense woods and experiment the pessence of god pan in all its splendour. a 30 minutes long composition, of puere sensitive soundscapes and field recordings including birds,ravens and other explicit sounds,giving a proper atmosphere able to trascend yourself beyond nothingness where,pan is all and nothing itself!!!! The music is penetrating and well elaborated,creating such atmopsheres surrended at moments by sutile voices and more yet to be discover by yourself when hearing it. The album comes in a card board package. A short but effective review,so more info just check Dark Meadow Recordings.



"Nucleogenesis" Cdr 2011
Another interesting piece by ALEXYTHIMIA,this time "Nucleogenesis" emerges as an explorative,sensitive and deconstructive piece,with highlights through the whole 10 compositions included here. A melodic and beautiful composition opens the album "Black Heart Galaxy",with such ambient soundscapes ,picturing a kind of beginning for upcoming tracks. "Oblivious Blue" keeps on the same structure,this time under beautiful piano tunes and keyboard passages. "Olivine" and "Intangible Clouds Desend Upon Thee" comes ,but this time exploring into breakcore elments,and still having such sutile ambient atmopsheres which trasport yourself to such paralle universe created by ALEXYTHIMIA. then comes tracks such as "Primitive Strenk" ,"Made Of Stone","Duplicity",moving in the same breakcore elments,a bit more raw and excentric in "Primitive Strenk",but dense and enigmatic at "Made Of Stone". an important element here is how each one of the tracks goes into a different sound but still keeping the essence of a conceptual album. Closing the album are "Oblivious Blue(Broken In Two)","Mui" and "Alucaro Lament".


Friday, 23 September 2011

(Reviews 99) OXIGEN ABORTION,DARK ISLE,SYRINX/JESSICA BAILIFF,MISANTRONICS

"Drop The Bombs" cdr 2011
(Dark Meadow Recs)
From Australia,comes this projects devolping a very interesting work based on sounds from experimental,doom drone,harsh ambient. This time they arrives with a collection of two albums,13 in total,in which you shall experience,an unique voyage to the path of experimental nature. The first album track opens with with a brilliant exposition of rythmic beat,spoken voices such a kind of radio trasmission and drone ambient structures...The evolutive process continues with the next track,which includes a kind of bassguitar sounds and voices complementing perflectly the equilibrium of the track.Then the bands emerges with a track floating into industrial Bm ,in a very psychotic way!!!Its just incledible know projects mutating and adapring diverse methods in its own creations. The whole album contains such eclectic nature,though voices,rythmic patterns,drone soundscapes,ambient passages,giving a perfect soundtrack to paint your mind in bloodred visions due the misanthropic message exposed by OXIGEN ABORTION.so in total 7 compositions created in 2010. Then coming to the second album we have 6 ones...so opening with a well process work of baas lines ,melodies and suggestive voices crawling from within to complements the music in general. This time we hear more guitar stuff in almost all the tracks but dressed with atmopheres,harsh rythmic sounds and effects,always mutating and bringing new elements!! an interesting release by this Australian Project!!


"Frozen Evenings By Candlelight & The Scars Of Her Tears" Cdr 2011
(Dark Meadow Recs)
DARK ISLE is the project of Acid,an experimental,electronic artist.Founder of Winter Forest Industries,and Mist Of Povelgia, among other projects! Throughthis release Acid offer us 19 compositions in which you shall be submerged due the floating atmospheres and percussive rythmic elements around the whole album. This kind of projects are worth to explore ,due how its own musical nature is evolving within pass of minutes. From sensitive dub,rythimic melodies to obscure low precuency pieces with a very professional sound. DARK ISLE is here to bring you something more than just a release but a solid and concerte structure with beatifull and melodic passages from start to finish. The cover itself show us the nature of music itself. A light candle burning as a way to say "explore the calm and meditative melodies through candlelight"...The inclusion of male and female voices from time to time is a worth aspect to check too.also its worth to mention,the album come in a hand made cardboard case.


SYRINX & JESSICA BAILIFF (Uk)/(Uk)
"Fear Of The Red Admirals" 2011
(Dark Meadow Recs)
One of the most impressive collaboration releases coming to my hands lately. SYRINX,handled by creative artist Ed Plenderleith. The idea to create this cooperative release was mostly to experiment with new sounds and atmospheres inside the droe ambient structures,and more when working together a creative artist as Jessica Bailiff. The result was a magnificent release full of dense obscure dronespace atmopheres covered with a kind of eerie spectral sounds from the first track "A whisper of flight" to the last one "Fear Of The Red Admirals". 4 compositions floating in an immerse ocean of drone ambient passages,with an in deep sound and well elaborated structure when the vibrational drone soudscapes collapses themselves to create such ghastly frequencies,just hear ""I Remember You Most".Without a doubt a very interesting release for fans of Lustmord or even Troum. "...As Time Moved To Nothing" is another sensitive pice which you shall explore here. This album comes in a handmade cardboart too and has a red butterfly and yellow insectile abstract mutations image!!!


"Moral Panic And The End Of Reason" cdr 2011
(Dark Meadow Recs)
An artist with the courage and paradigmatic creativity to mix a kind of noise ambient with different elements from drone,to industrial...so,this is my first exploration with this project coming from Antwerp,Belgium,and really it fill the spectatives due how each one of the 8 tracks included on this album were executed.Opening the album with "A Failed Science",a track with amazing atmospheres and rythmic beats collapsing,and creating a dark vaporous sound.Then comes "The Problem Of Evil",built under more rythmic beats and an incredible mutative defragmentative experimental noise sounds. "Herd Mentality" and "Folk Devil" are next tracks,being the first one experiemntal,moody and very sensitive.The other track is more floating dense dark ambient with in deep drone sounds and enigmatic passages from start to finish. The intereting point in this album,is how music itself goes around,mutating,changing,evolding,dissolving...so a brilliant work by this unknown project for me!! "seduction Of The Innocent",evokes a kind of bizarre atmosphere with subliminal voices and sounds crawling from the core of the track. "A culture of fear",returns with rythmic beats and deconstructive elements which enrich the whole composition. Closing the album are "Disproportionality" and "Please Think Of The Children".so,note all tracks were
recorded during live improvisation sessions,which is more attractive due the high point of this release!The album comes in handmade cardboard.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

ALCHEMIC SOUND MUSEUM interview

ALCHEMIC SOUND MUSEUM
Interview
By
Edgar Kerval



Alchemic Sound Museum is an small-budget independent label from France.having in mind a main objective... to produce underground artists, mostly cold, dark, experimental and insane. The artists produced or edited by ASM are based on their own musical aspirations.so the releases are with a high potential and strong connection into the magickal structures!!! A very dedicated label,which was on my mind to produce something in future!!!

Greetings!To start this interview it would be interesting to know more about the principal base of the label and the personal changes made for Alchemic Sound Museum?

Hello.ASM was originally created by VV Anxietas in Quebec, there are about 5 years. I did not know him personally at that time, and I do not know exactly what his own ideas about the label in its creation. When we took over the label with Cedric "Nors'klh", it was mostly for his name "Alchemic Soun Museum" and its logo, its symbolism (mind over matter). It's "Le Piment Noir" (the designer of "Nors'klh"), which recreates the logo with the instructions of VV

Cedric and I were a fan of the group solo Anxietas - 0100110010 - produced by ASM, and Cedric is on good terms with VV, that's helped us. Unfortunately we took over the label when the CD market was dying. So it is a difficult challenge, given that the musical styles we are trying to promote, namely the underground "dark ambient" and the theme music to dark and violent, are not easy listening. As for changes, they have actually already begun and will continue again. Already at the distribution: we try to expand a little style. 80% of distributions ASM focused on the Black Metal underground. While we can appreciate this style, we also have other musical influences and aspirations that we would put more into the light, while remaining in the underground. Of electronics to dark ambient, Indus, Noise, Metal, and why not some experimental project. "La Haine Primordiale" by Nors'klh is a good example. A hybrid between the metal, the industrial, neo-classical and electronics.

We wish to expand our catalog and the public. It does not mean that we disdain the projects very rough and violent. We do not seek to distribute groups that appeal to everyone ... but the world of sound is infinite, and it would be a shame to be limited to a few clichés, sometimes repetitive and unfortunately too little innovative. The creation of our new logo color is a sign of the change. Out of monochrome open to diversity, within our means, of course!

Soon, we would like to expand the possibilities as a result of the site itself, and offer something beyond a simple catalog of music distribution. Next to the store itself, we would like to mix Alchemic Sound Museum to other artistic categories, such as graphic arts, literary, visual, philosophical, and ... fun! In fact, Cedric and I are two very big players: it is a big player in video games, and I role-play. We realized that many of our customers are gamers or players, the Dark ambient sound is perfect for parts of horror games. I think and hope that this will appear more clearly soon.

Where did come from the idea to express yourself through a label dedicated to the Underground? How has been the development of Alchemic Sound Museum, since its resumption in 2011?

This is especially Cedric, who had this idea in mind for a long time. For me it's more an "accident" due to our meet! But I think that the basic idea comes from our mutual frustration to find that many talented group or project, deserved better than just sightseeing or free downloads on their site or their myspace! Behind the easy, today, to produce a shit, we believe that there are real lit and geniuses who deserve more light on their work. Now things are changing slowly but surely. We started distributing Bathory Legion with his album Anarcoesoterismo [Through The Dimensions] - a talented Italian autoproduction in the Industrial and Dark Ambient style. Then Im Dunkeln, a bold project, atmospheric and close to the light, behind murky waters and martiales. La Hate Primordale of "Nors'Klh" is currently the only real production made in asm that we have. achieved since the resumption.

We started to contact shops Games to distribute our music and it works pretty well. Julian Klver joined us in the label recently, and perhaps it will open new possibilities. I would like to thank the passage Adrien Mailler of Dedale(s) / No Way Out / Inexelsis ... who helped us financially in the begining of the new life of ASM, and Le Piment Noir for his incredible artworks and mastering.

In a magical perspective, can we say that Alchemic Sound Museum is your own magical transmutation, a kind of platform for artists to develop their magical sounds without limits?

Well ... yes and no! Considering the Magic as the ability to influence what we call chance, even if the topics covered by the projects we support can often involve a theme Alchemy, we do not ASM as something magical. It is a label, we promote the music, and soon another kind of arts. That's all. After that, yes, we can see in the birth of a work and its material realization the result of a complex process and see an analogy with the creation of the "Great Work" , but it's the artists who do this creative act. The Alchemy is different from the Magic. It's primarily an occult language that speaks of transcendence and internal transfer. But this is nothing magical in itself. However do or listen to music, that is.... so maybe magic.

After all, it's true that we speak of transformations in our distributions, from near and far. Bathory Legion uses the themes of androgyny and the complementarity of opposites in a merger sometimes sweet sometimes violent, Im Dunkeln talk about the exorcism of anguish and abandonment of the ego, and La Haine Primordiale of NorsKlh also speaks of the mutation of a human in a cosmic entity, including principles such as antimatter and metaphysics. This choice of distributions is basically unvoluntary, but it is surely no coincidence either. To say that Alchemic Sound Museum is a magical entity - I don't think. But everyone is free to see and feel the world as he wants.

It would be interesting to know a little about yourself and key members of Alchemic Sound Museum. Do you have any musical projects or artistic activities that should be mentioned?

I am personally behind the project Lilith Loki Fun. It's a noise project, mingled with aquatic environments, sidereal or apocalyptic. The album Water's Ruins would normally go out on Perverse Misanthropic and the next album, which will offer titles more shorter, more refined, with a sound very insectoid in perspective. I hope it will be released on ASM when the time comes. Then I am one of the three heads of the hydra Dedale(s), a project that was born with Adrien Mailler and Dolorism. Its a very dark and industrial project, with martial and mechanical pieces, but I think sometimes melancholic. I do the voices and sounds the most noises, Dolorism brings an infernal rhythm, and Adrian, the dark ambient and melodic aspect. But strangely, the roles are reversed from time to time. At present, three discs were published. "Endless Corridors" which was a curious early draft, then a split with Klver out on Le Crepuscule du Soir, and most recently "Hecatomb Sonata", released by Misanthropic Perverse.

Cedric meanwhile is the man-planet behin the name Nors'klh since 10 years. After the incredible Verse 1 - La Montagne Vivante, we took advantage of ASM to produce the bold and the marginal album La Haine Primordiale (which comes out of the vein monstrous and mesmerizing that usually made Nors'klh) to offer something more intimate.It is also the author of many side projects, such as the current Soul Of Valhalla, epic and symphonic, or the project more or less dead born Exr[o]nirem, horrortronic style, as he says! It turns out that I'm now in the project Nors'klh for perform vocals for his upcoming album TRIANGLE due out on First Fallen Star in 2012. And I take my foot damn ....He and I have other parallel minority activities, as the visual arts, photography, writing. But nothing fundamental at the moment. Julian is the black breath that builds the sounds of Klver. Both the dark Ambient bored me often, but here, I love this project. Fine, subtle and bewitching!

Tell us how does the process of selecting spectral emanations(Draft?) During an event decisive?

We have limited financial resources and we know the difficulty of selling CDs today. We are forced to choose only very few artists with different styles as possible. So yes, the selection is strict. We want to produce unknown artists, but we also sell this to a minimum! But if we really like an artist, we will take surely necessary risks. There is no specific criterion, apart from making good music! Obviously we are in the styles listed above: Dark Ambient, Black Metal - Industrial, Electronics, Noise.... He also the human aspect that can enter into consideration in our decision to produce it or not. An artist with whom we have no communication or even a low affinity (artistic or otherwise) will have no chance of being produced or distributed by us. Personally, for that an artist to be produced by us, i need this disc spends at least 50 times in my ears, without boring me. I can not count the number of projects that I enjoyed the time of one listening, and then forgotten in the depths of my hard drive or my collection. There is no question that I feel this kind of feeling in an ASM production. We also require a sound quality and graphics. Le Piment Noir is there, behind us for mastered or remasterised the album, or make a cover, but sometimes there is a work made by the artist completly...fatal to any production. Then, no matter the thematic, but currently, the theme of the music that we like the most are in the topics of our interest. Finally here, I speak for myself anyway.

In connection with the last question, what is the importance of the ideological aspect of each production?

For me, music is not a good means of political expression. But this can induce a little mystical particularly pronounced, and it is even desirable, but not ideological. Any submission or proposition with a clear political ambition will automatically be repressed, that it comes from the Far left or Far right, to the centre/moderate, of the Sun or the Moon .....After the artist is free to think what he wants, we are not cops, but that will do not appear in our productions, never! After a particular mystique can already induce some orientation of opinion. It is impossible to be neutral, and the border is not always easy to place. But overall project problem areas are quickly identified. It is well known that extreme music brew the views of extremists. Often these individuals have very strong emotions to share and that's fine. But they divest themselves as much as possible of morality to express musically what they feel. Where ideology drives me crazy, they can possibly touch me otherwise. It is not excluded. In terms of religiosity of a possible project, that's different. Art is much more closer, in my case, with God than the politics. But only if the religious not become political, what the classical dogmas are often unable. The concepts of mystisme suit us so much better, in their personal and individual aspect, encrypted and suggestive. The opposite of dogmatism. On the other hand, a project that inspires me with nothing, no thrill (and any thrill is mystical!) or violence, or mystery, is likely to end up forgotten.

Can we say qu'Alchemic Sound Museum reflects your own personality, depending on your obsessions, your visions, your thoughts experienced in this life?

The artist represented by ASM reflect in large part, some aspects of our personalities. But a friend told me with extremely narrowly: We do what we are not, and we create what we lack. Our taste for dark music does not always make us dark people (unlike the slogan "Dark Music for Dark People"). I do have obsessions and interests that may seem murky and unhealthy, but I see myself as someone potentially very positive and joyful. The same goes for Cedric, and Julian, I think. The black water and disorders, calm and soothe the fire that consumes. Listen to this music often strikes me as a way to protect myself from immolation a spontaneous! The dark calms me and rest me refocus. I do not see at all the negative energy that many are pleased to be attached to such sounds. If there is one negative, this is "the passive Yin of the Black Fire". And it's far from a power of death, quite the contrary! I have myself seriously despair of everything, but I hate that feeling above all. I find it shameful and weak. Much I appreciate the melancholy, but I spit on complacent calls of despair (as Cedric, again). However what interests me most in music is to witness the exorcism, as I call them. Hear a being devoid of substance, spread by vomiting if necessary, be it with his machine or voice, it is nevertheless a being who is trying to rependre breath. It's just fascinating!

That's life that triumphs over the abyss, where the battle is the hardest. And it is also the most captivating, be able to listen to such recordings, manned by as many pieces of vital boiling, it is a priceless gift, a unique testimony of the dark side of Man. Especially when that feeling is in the hands of someone able to give shape and consistency through a music control.

Dreams and fantasies of the day and night are an important part of our musical inclinations. Me, and especially Cedric, have, i think, a life in our dreams and musings particularly animated. Whether to build new visions mentally, remembering, or completely rewrite interieument our old fantasies. Each music's strength has its ability to build a world evocative. With Nors'klh, we have almost a cosmogony which is built over the tracks, from album to album. As I said above, our complicity with the game world is not there by accident! Science fiction, fantasy, musings, apocalyptic and erotic nightmares, and also movies are inexhaustible sources of inspiration. We hope to present a world, more or less coherent with all of that, in the futur with ASM.

Tell us about your upcoming releases! Inform the readers on each of them !

The next production will take place very soon. And will be the new Im Dunkeln: "Hemmeligheter Hellige skog" ( The Hidden Secrets of Forests ). It will include aerial environments already present in "Songs For Selbstmord", but this time with an adrenaline rush typical of Black Metal. Long haunted tracks and pure, some influences of Burzum or Emperor at certain times of "The Night Side Eclipse", but the all sprinkle by the inimitable touch of Im Dunkeln. The title "Ave Ofringen øyenstikkere" (Sacrifice of Dragonflies) leaves especially dreamer!

Then we expect an album Dedale(s): Hiearchy of Fools. A project that was recorded before Hecatomb Sonata but deserves to be published. I will not talk about it very well because i have participated a lot, but I can say is that it will still be very different. Noise very acid, and apocalyptic. Visceral dementia on the rails of a train that loses more and more control of himself over the tracks...And, above all, an album of Metabole, the alternative project of the former artist Goten, created by Le Piment Noir. A cold and misty world, industrial plant, accurate, captivating , to the confines of the abyss, where humanity is no longer entitled to its history. It will be the one and only album of this project brilliantly mastered. Just one more word: Metabole is also one of biggest muse, so liked by Nors'Klh. His "Master of Sound", as he claims proudly! Whatever, predict beyond would be pure speculation. I think we have much to do for 2012 years to come, but we are of course open to any proposal.

Your Voice Is based on principles such as the instinctive mental strength, freedom, knowledge, pride, to be his own god and master? Is this what humans must have to develop in order to find a well-defined inner power to evolve in this existential level?

Well at least I'm sure that's what you think, Mr Kerval! hahaha ...I agree with you in part, except perhaps the very idea Crowleyienne, to be his own "God." This idea is often the center of the satanist thoughts seems a bit excessive. So-called "gods" pantheistic entities can incarnate and manifest through us. So, i can be proud to be an acceptable host. Unfortunately I can separate this force of myself. Antoine has little to do with a god. I'm an animal, like Cedric (We should ask this question to Julian!). Maybe that just a secret alchemy will merge with be the cosmic forces and i, but now I am much more preoccupied to find joy on earth ...

I was influenced early on by the readings of Nietzsche, so I can actually join you on the importance of mental strength, knowledge, inner power, etc ...

But I'm learning more and more to letting go myself, abandoned to the naive and spontaneous joy out of control. You talk about adaptation, and I think that flexibility is one of the most life-saving virtues on this earth!

As for freedom and free will, I do not believe in it. And I do not believe in destiny before it's done. Ironic is not it?! But you have earlier talked of Magic, isn't it?

All the new features are planned for the coming months? So perhaps a South American project coming?

You speak about "NOX 210, isn'tit? As I said above, it is very difficult for us to produce all that we can appreciate. Even my projects Dedale(s) and Loki Fun Lilith are produced by others because we lack of time and money. NOX 210 is a very good industrial project, and that is in perfect harmony with our themes. Their albums are talking a lot of alchemy chaotic, and we recognize the influence of the theory of Austin Osman Spare, that i like. The sound is very good and corrosive as i like. Unfortunately nothing is sure. We still leave time for reflection and listening, and to be quite honest, perhaps other options by then. We will take our time for produce the project that seems most suitable.

How is the developement of the French ritual drone, ambient scene today? What are the projects that will be interesting to mentioning?

Honestly there are so few concert in France for this kind of music I'm not too aware of what is being done. And internet is international, I'm not looking specifically French projects. But I love Treha Sectori released by Chaostetik. A mystical based on monochrome arrangements, dissonant guitars and voices lost in the depths of a strange crypt .. I also appreciate many FFA (Fist Fisrt Armageddon). Dark Ambient project combining a very dirty and black metal underground and austere. Murky and startling, like an old horror movie of the 50s!

Vadi Starh as his female counterpart. More experimental and noise. Excellent! Wanderland, "girls band" spectral, sexy and oppressive. But nothing very new here. These projects are all under arrest I think. I would mention also all the projects of Khu, "Zat Zetoun Mind"/"Hell Acimoy"/"Altor Sae Vertebri"... delusions graphics and music very experimental, very good indeed. In electro industrial dark ambient, I like Nekronoïz, the solo project of Azat, and Deadskin, a huge delirium techno based on mayhem samples of all kinds. Julian quoted me Propergol, actually an excellent group of Dark Noise Minimalist, and for Cedric, he follows and listens to everything that's more or less known to the French public in metal and / or industrial, such as Proton Burst, SUP, Spina, Treponem Pal .... Nevertheless, and personally, citing all that, I would say this is not much. Maybe I don't follow very closely the french underground, for lack of time.

But it's quite shocking to see how this music does not work very well in France. Styles are closed. The metal fans listen only metal, and experimental music fans are often many concerts with a worship of impovisation who prevents any solution for any good accomplishment, i think. Above all, they do not mingle with the Metal fans. I'm generalizing a bit but still ...

There is a black metal scene consistent and active in France, and the Harsh Noise, but in terms of industrial, ambient and dark, it is relatively difficult to find, except the few artists in the pure style "Dark ambient" of our little musical sphere, as Instant Pyrolysis, and few others. I find it difficult to tell you why.

But be aware that many French projects that revolve in this genre, tend to other influences mixed in their composition. Cedric is thinking about groups like "Dawn and Dusk Entwined", "Rose Land", "Regard Extrême" or "Désaccord Majeur" and "Land", two of the oldest French projects for almost 15 or 20 years of activity.

Also note that the scene Martial Industrial is very active in France.

If you had the opportunity to represent Alchemic Sound Museum in a photo or sculpture, what would you choose and why?

"The Man of Vitruve" by Leonardo da Vinci for the Cedric choice. Even if sometimes we offer music with a connotation completely dehumanized, Alchemic Sound Museum likes to see the artist through his work. The Man of Vitruve is also the perfect proportions of the human, and by extension, I also mean the works perfectly accomplished, loaded with unconscious, but "sculpted" by the hands of men or women. We appreciate the things well done and thoughtful.

In addition, The Man of Vitruve is a possible representation of the Ways of Kabbalah applied to the human body. The 10 Sephiroth are completely affixed. Each piece would fit on one of the paths. The idea of a musical architecture in analogy with the human body fun. Low frequencies being reflected more in the hips, and high frequencies in the upper body. There are medicines that is through sound. It is a vast subject.

And Leonardo da Vinci was a learned man, a savant, a genius and a fabulous precursor. ASM claims, not genius, but certainly a desire to present new music, see futuristic. Reverses the figure of Vitruve and you will have the logo in transparency of Alchemy Sound Museum ....

I think this interview was brief, but sufficient to cover the basics of ASM. So do not hesitate to close it in the way you want!

Well thank you Edgar! I take this opportunity to remind everyone the importance of effective support for musicians and small labels like ours. Most of the groups we support that are not in concert, the CD is one of the only solutions to achieve something concrete. Even if the MP3 is very useful, let us not forget that buying a disc from an artist, is also and above all an act of support which makes huge pleasure to the artist, beyond the insignificant few Euros it will receive !

This is the best gift that can make the plublic to the artist. Many "i like!" on Facebook (for example) for the release ofn album, and too few people buying. I can not understand this form of hypocrisy. I see even some people who's approve the paypal link to buy a disc while they themselves do not have, or some others congratulate an album when this same people don't have listened this album. What is that fuck?! So much for the rant.

Anyway, thank you to all who support Alchemic Sound Museum, and thanks to PAN.O.RA.MA. for giving us the opportunity to express ourselves through this interview.