Friday, 24 June 2011

(reviews 94) PERMAFROST,SNOWFADE,AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY

PERMAFROST(Ita)
"Nibiru Arrival" Ep Cdr 2011
(Invisible Eye Prod)
This enigmatic project was born in 2008 by the always creative and eclectic mind of Marco Grosso,which try to focus its own perspctive drone visons into stellar voyages and trascendental cosmic experimentations ,with such amazing cold and desolated structures. This time he emerges with "Nibiru Arrival",a drone ambient with enigmatic passages,is what you shall experience in each one of the three compositions created here.The first one is the title track,with 3 minutes of cold eerie atmosphres,with incredible and dark soundscapes through the whole track. Then comes "Ancient Planet Destroy",a more calm composition in comparison last one,but still with such mysterious atmospheres and narrative voices emerging from the void itself to complements perfectly the track.The inclusion of drone elements,creates a kind of different atmosphere from time to time.The Ep,closes with "sumerian Prophecy" a long vast cold voyage with more than 11 minutes in which you shall penetrate to vast sumerian empire and its stellar wisdom,through such eerie enigmatic sounds,crawling through such dark ambient visions presented by Marco,but this time under PERMAFROST!!

"Ghost In The Mirrow" Cdr 2011
(Invisible Eye Prod)
SNOWFADE is another magickal exaltation of Mr Grosso. This time he discovered SNOWFADE as a living organism,born as personal version of Lumina 444 when Marco must play in solo way.In this opportunity he offer us a very oscure and strong album including two tracks "Presence I" and "Presence II",both ccompositions has as principal background dense drone soundscapes but covered with diverse layers going into spectral effects,cosmic structures, ghastly experimentations, wind chimes,wishpers,voices,to create a very interesting pice full of diverse elements still to be discover in the enigmatic realm in which floats SNOWFADE.The most important elments her is how each one of the tracks has been created using such magickal instrumentations and sounds,experimented and adapted in a very creative and incledible way!!

"Harmonik Radiance" 3'cdr 2011
(Invisible Eye Productions)
The Ritualistik Project know as Akoustik Timbre Frekuency,in hands from Priapus 23,has been unleashing a lot of amazing stuff,full of distant ambient passages,covered with such transmutative ritualistic sound characterized in Each one of its magickal developments. This time he reveal us "Harmonik Radiance",a suggestive and hypnotic ritualistik track with 22:31 minutes in which you shall entred to such in deep levels of consciousness,due to such strong drone ambient soundscapes covered with intense moments and sense of inner vacuity,when hearing carefully the long composition released here. The track is handled with such sentitive magickal structure able to let your minds floats though such iner labyrinths of radiance,and open you diverse realities,to be explore by you.Its Amazing to hear projects such as AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY,with such ritualistik expressionism in each release,always mutating,trascending beyond the normal realities showed to us in this existential plane.A good choise for you if looking dense ritual structures,full of magickal radiance!!!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

(Reviews 93) IMMUNDUS,IAN HOLLOWAY,TOTAL SOLITUDE

IMMUNDUS (Nor)
"Eye Of The Serpent" Cd 2011
(Quartier23)
Bruno duarte,is the sole representative soul behind IMMUNDUS...his carreer as musician into dark ambient scene began back 2006.Since these moment,his haunting ghostly ambient stuctures gave birth to a monstrous psychotic creature now as IMMUNDUS. After some singles,eps,compilation and two albums. Bruno duarte native from Portugal,arrives with a very somber and desolated album,full of dense ambient soundscapes and ghastly passages gathering through the 13 tracks included on this release. tracks such as " These Old Scars","Nightwork",and "Individually they are weak" open the album ,with such amazing and sensitive dark atmopsheres,full of eerie elements with such floating atmospheres. "taken Into The Shadowy Land" ,continues the path,full of macabre sounds and desolated elements which transform each structure in a suggestive voyage. So IMMUNDUS keeps such enigmatic feeling through each one of the trackas included here,offering us a very amazing release worth to explore in its totallity. "Under The Surface" or "The Glass Room" are compositions with intense moments due how each multilayered sounds converges instantaneously to create strong but sensitive,atmospheres with a ahunting penetrating sence. The album concept has such strong connections with methods of psychotic serial killers and their mental skills to create the most in depth and perverted visons. Other tracks to mention here are "fearful","Experiments In Cold Blood","Carved And Left To Die"...all of them with such haunting ,ghastly cinematic soundscapes transporting you to the own psychopath's mind. "Dead Bodies Floating On Filthy waters","Fall Into Oblivion","Open Wounds" and "Retained Mental Impression" closes the album,still having such excellent elements to consider this one,a very fantastic creation with dynamism,creativity,and such feeling as the most important elements you shall find here!!! just be prepare to explore th eye of the serpent,and to be submerged in a psychotic bloody realm,where everything is possible,and possible is nothingess waiting for you!!!


"Besatt" Cdr 2010
(Dark Meadow Recordings)
Our first experience with this ambient ,drone project is this.So Not so much information about this project,just we must mention that "Besatt" is a very interesting piece,focusing diverse elements and musical transformations into a sole concrete,perspective...A tavel to empty spaces and enigmatic realms. The album includes a total of 11 compositions,in which you shall experience,the sensivility and originality from Start to finish! so for example,The album opens with a track called "Total Solitude"an ambient composition,which with the pass of minutes emerges into a downtempo one,with sticking rythmic patterns,mixed with such illbient structures.Through "Vargdans" ,things goes more oriented into drone ambient,with solid dense structures.When crossing through "Tighten Up",things returns again to downtempo ones with suggestive elements.So so on the album mutates from dense soundscapes to downtempo to drone ambient passages. A track as "Af Beck Svart Mörker" with such intense drone ambient structurees filled with a sinister touch through the whole composition is one of my favorite tracks here.The same gose for a track called " Zona Del I",intesne and dark in its own nature. Also Yuo shall find,a sutile beautiful,thin piece called "Nebula Down On Earth".so the whole album contains diverse elements to keep your atention alive all the time!! a must for all into creative musical pieces!!


"Silent Spring" Cdr 2010
(Dark Meadow Recordings)
This is A project based in Swansea,U.k, and having working for a time,in dense structures and Ambient ,Experimental structures.and this is what IAN HOLLOWAY,offer us in this album called "Silent Spring",an album which breaks limits of your subconscious due how the solo one composition of almost 46 minutes,of instense obscure drone ambient soundscapes,is mutating layer by layer and congregating diverse vast scenarios in a proper way.Sometimes the album is cal,sometimes it turns into suggestive dark voices,at times hypnotic drones emerges to contrast with the calm parts,and so on,you shall experience an in deep Hypnotic voyage. A psychic expansion of mind through such incredible,dense and desolated spaces created by IAN HOLLOWAY.The cover show us a kind of wooden abstract image,in which express the enigmatic nature of the project itself! Really a very interesting release worth to check now!!

Friday, 3 June 2011

(Reviews 92)HOARFROST,PLAYING WITH NUNS,SYRINX,I AM ESPER

"Last Message...(unknown)
Live In Enniskillen" 3'cdr 2011
(Exploratory Drilling Productions)
coming From Poland HOARFOST has become one of the most important projects from Dark ambient /industrial,due its exploration of diverse sounds ranging from in deep dark ambient structures and industrial passages. After,the amazing release "Decline",HOARFOST returns with a live album,in which you shall experience how such destructive mechanical structures emerges directly from desolated spaces to create a vast scenario full of darkness and isolation! the album converges in its own nature,exploring diverse elements which are handled in a perfect way,the experimental organism mutating ,and defragmentative voices surrounding the whole ambient structures keep your atention alive all the time.The album includes a 21 minutes track full of intense moments in you shall be submerged when exploring the diverse desolated ambient structures created by HOARFROST.The album was recorded under a live performance in Oaks studio in Enniskillen,and comes i na 3'cdr,packed in a especial panel -booklet,whole foiled and limited exclusively to 200 hand numered copies.One more time HOARFROST surprise us with a very interesting album worth to explore!!!


"Frolicking Through The Meadow" Cdr 2011
(Dark Meadow Recordings)
Well,This Experimental project comes from Argentina,and has lost of amterial which you shall explore,so this is our first experience reviewing this project,although we have heard about this one time ago.This time PLAYING WITH NUNS comes with an album basing itself into mutative experimental elements with strong emphasis in diverse elements as drone,and ambient with interesting elements. "Frolicking Through The Meadow" is a 4 track album which opens with "The Quiet Grass",a repetitive exploration of sounds adapting perfectly to the ambient field generated by the sutile movements here and there. Then comes "Meadow In My Mind",a more suggestive piece with intense moments from start to finsih,the track is dark,penetrating and well performed."T.V Static(Insoluble)" is the third one,and really a very stong one,full of dense passages and enigmatic elements surrounded by such ambient atmopsheres collapsing and emerging all the time to create a vaporous piece of drone ambient nature here.Closing the album is a track called " The Last Field Recording On Vinyl",a more experimental structure crawling with thin sounds,and diverse elements surrounded by such eclectic elements which enrich so mcuh the music on general! so,a very interesting release worth to check!

I AM ESPER(Usa)
"Glowing Valleys" cdr 2011
(Dark Meadow Recordings)
Justin Palmieri is an american artists dedicates to promulgate and release music with his project I AM ESPER and Salamander Lane Productions.This minimalistic drone ambient visionary,has just released "Glowing Valleys",cdr,which includes 5 compositions in which you shall experience the drone minimal atmopheres,bathed with a primal mutative enviroment able to penetrate your mind in a sutile but effective way.The track"Stars Above The Frozen Forest" is a great opening track,full of dynamism and ethereal guitar sounds collapsing all the time,the next track is called "The Dark fog" and its nature its more strong in perspective,the guitar elements are rawer and dense than the last track,carryng an spectral atmophere all the time.I AM ESPER is one of such projects which you will love or hate ,due the highest emotional structures in each one of the tracks included here. Through "Mid Night",things goes more calm and ambient oriented,with thin sounds and dressed melodies apearing from the whole picture of the composition. "Morning Dew" is another track,following the album,and the voyage continues with such minimalistic structures through psychodelic guitar elements and atmopshres creating ghastly visions!!The album finishes with "July 19,2009",another incledible exposition of drone elements,guitar atmopheres and more yet to explore! For more info just visit Dark Meadow recs!!!


SYRINX(Uk)
"In The Shadow" Cdr 2011
(Dark Meadow Recordings)
The sentitive organism called SYRINX returns...this time with a new release,"In The Shadows" and album with such sensitive and floating atmopsheres as previous material. A solo long 56 minutes composition in which you shall float far beyond a new dimension of possibilities where shadows veils will be opened in order to discover its many dark,and isolated faces.Again Ed Plenderleith (Pink Venom), Dave Saunders (Glowingpixie), and Jon Bayliss (Ghoul Detail) surprise us with a very interesting album full of intense moments due how the track is evolving from start to finish.such Long drone ambient composition mutating all the time in order to giving you the possibility to explore the psychedelic dark voyage to the center of shadows where everething is beyond the illusory world to be a concrete latent force.Without a doubt the guitar atmospheres and ambient layers generated here are just brillant in the way as slowly the drone elements emerges to absorb everything and creating diverse atmospheres again and again.The use of homemade thythmic instruments and the use of fieldrecordings among other elements gives a diferent touch to the whole track in general.lets just hope to continue exploring the intense moments generated by SYRINX next time...when we have the opportunity to float again In The Shadows!!!!!