Sraunus ‎– Asperatus Clouds

[ZiK'] ‎– ZIK-02
CD, Album, Limited Edition


1 Gut Uo 7:57
2 Infinitudes 11:45
3 Junosfera 6:24
4 Asperatus Clouds 10:40
5 Flying Motor 6:04
6 XI 8:57
7 Dunes Of Mars 11:35
8 Tranquility Trail 8:11

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 11530B1 (SMI-D50247/1A)
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LP50
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI JU17

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZIK-02 Sraunus Asperatus Clouds(12") [ZiK'] ZIK-02 France 2013 Sell This Version
ADRV6 Sraunus Asperatus Clouds(CDr, Album, Ltd, RE) Anodize ADRV6 US 2015 Sell This Version


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September 2, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

Definitely agree with the review below! This is magical stuff on this album, deep hypnotic dubby atmosphere and deep ambient soundscapes. An absolutely superb album and absorbing listen from start to finish! 10/10

There is also a Reissue of this little heard work by mysterious ambient-dub technician Sraunus. Billowing clouds of foggy reverb & interstitial pulsations set adrift in Venusian atmospheres of flickering light. Some of the best work in the genre this side of Yagya, Gas, Within Reason, Marcus Guentner, etc.

The entire subgenre of electronica known as 'dub techno' is a style that like its namesake tends to exist in a somewhat hermetic world of its own design. Typical signatures make their presence well-known: rubbery skeins of bass, deep echo & sundry reverberations, expansive use of the studio as instrument to erect the kind of atmospheric conditions only found within alien soundworlds. These styles have sometimes come too easy for some, but Sraunus has an intuitive feel for sidestepping cliché while stubbornly emphasizing the finer aspects of the form. Space is the place indeed; often the various beats & pulses arrive to signify some earthier anchors. Along the way, texture is bent in nefarious ways, dimensional space is rendered blurry, and time becomes something vague & indistinct. The megadrift of "Asperatus Clouds" is primed to levitate the listener to infinitely higher realms.


December 21, 2013

One of the best albums I got in my collection.
It's more ambient than dub techno(as I like!)
Superb atmosphere.
Buy and support.