Dark Awake ‎– Imago Typhonis

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Frozen Light ‎– FZL 032
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1 I Am The Black Wizards
Songwriter – Emperor (2)
4:48
2 Imago Typhonis 17:11
3 Herr Mannelig
Songwriter – Traditional
5:22

Credits

  • Instrumentation By, Percussion [Human Bones (Kangling)], Vocals, Orchestrated By [Orchestration], Producer [Production]Shelmerdine
  • Layout [Additional, Uncredited]Olga Matveeva*
  • Vocals [Female]Sekte (2)

Notes

CD is housed in a 2-folders digipak.
Limited edition of 101 hand-numbered copies.
Tracks 1 and 3 recorded and mixed in 2014.
Track 2 recorded and mixed in 2010.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: FZL 032 2016 Dark Awake “Imago Typhonis”
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched In Mould SID Code Area): ООО "Маркон" Лицензия МПТР России ВАФ №77-103

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WP051 Dark Awake Imago Typhonis(CDr, EP, Ltd, Num, RE, A5 ) Wolfmond Production WP051 Germany 2016 Sell This Version

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Frozenlight

Frozenlight

February 25, 2016

Original: Vital Weekly ( http://www.vitalweekly.net/1020.html )

Dark Awake is described, at least on discogs, as 'Neoclassical/Martial/Ritual/Neofolk Music and Occult Philosophy', and I see they have releases on Twilight Records, Rage In Eden, Great Turf Deluxe and Seventh Crow Records. The band consists of Shelmerdine who gets credit for 'instrumentation, human bones (kangling), vocals, orchestration and production', where one Sekte is responsible for female vocals. Three songs here, total length of twenty-eight minutes, so maybe it's more a lengthy EP, or a rather short full length. The orchestral sounds of the opening piece 'I Am The Black Wizards' reminded me of some of Autopsia's earlier work, though not as good. Probably sampled together from a bunch of orchestral records, or played with some kind of software that offers such possibilities, Garageband springs to mind. There is a bit of singing also in here, but hard to say if it's male or female. The title piece follows and lasts seventeen minutes; acoustic guitar playing, harpsichord and electronics on a course to further alienation - maybe these are the human bones that are being played. Voice here is most likely male. The final piece is a 'tradition [sic] pagan song cover', called 'Herr Mannelig' and is also a bit of guitar, orchestral sounds, synthesizers but perhaps all bit too loosely organised to be a song, unless of course there is some pagan ritual I am not aware off (which is very likely). This release I thought was a bit too 'gothic' (which word I use for all things dark and which is surely not my cup of tea) for my taste. No doubt this is a popular band.
Frozenlight

Frozenlight

February 7, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

Original DarkUndergroundMusicZine ( http://hatredmeanswarzine.blogspot.ru/2016/02/dark-awakeimago-typhonisfrozen-light.html )

Greece's Dark Awake have returned with a new ep that continues the dark esoteric, ritual neo-classical, folk music sounds of previous recordings and this is a review of his 2016 ep "Imago Typhonis" which was released by Frozen Light Records and consists of one original track and 2 cover songs.

A cover of Emperor's "I AM The Black Wizards" starts off the ep and while it sounds like the original in a lot of ways it has more of a dungeon synth feeling that also reminds me of pre-industrial era Mortiis and Burzum's ambient albums and after awhile spoken words are added into the song.

The only original track on the ep starts out with classical guitars that use a great amount of finger picking and after a few minutes tribal beats and ritualistic soundscapes are added into the music along with some atmospheric synths a few seconds later and the song is over 17 minutes in length.

After while the song also brings in neo-classical instruments at times along with some traditional acoustic guitar full chords and the song also stands out a bit more with human bones being used as a musical instrument that also brings in a more shamanistic feeling to the recording and the spoken word parts add more to the ritualistic atmosphere of the song.

Closing the ep is a cover of Northland Tradition's "Herr Manelig" which starts out with a very dark ambient synth that also uses a variety of many different keys that also gives the music an atmospheric and epic feeling along with some programmed beats in the background and the song is all instrumental and after awhile acoustic guitars and folk instruments make their presence known in the track.

Dark Awake creates a recording that brings in an original tack that remains true to vis musical vision while the 2 cover tracks pay homage to the groups that have had a huge influence on his musical style, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover Typhonian Witchcraft, Sumerian Magick and a long forgotten Heathen past.

In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dark Awake and if you are a fan of ritualistic, occult, dark ambient, neo-classical music, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Imago Typhonis". 8 out of 10.