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Manii - Innerst I Mørket
posted a review of Manii - Innerst I Mørket. 6 months ago
Black metal art, original, passionate and sincere; it may have been routine to find such albums back in the good old 90s, but nowadays a rare exception. Albums such as these are classics and need to be saved. In my not so humble opinion, their best... See full review
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posted a review of Eleh. 11 months ago
Eventually Eleh is not about music but sound; music is centrifugal and relaxes, sound is centripetal and alerts; a constant awareness and presence of mind is what i get with Eleh drones, not as spiritual and pious as Eliane Radigue but much more... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. 11 months ago
posted a review that has since been deleted. 11 months ago
NON - Blast Of Silence
posted a review of NON - Blast Of Silence. 11 months ago
I am really suprised at the negative reception this album had; perhaps people judge the man behind the music, not the music itself. Cause if you really are into minimal/drone music, i can't understand how you could hate four solid, nuanced and... See full review
Organum - Ikon
posted a review of Organum - Ikon. 11 months ago
Organum: 'Ikon', or: 'How to invoke angels with a flute and a delay pedal'.
Ab Intra - Henosis I-V
posted a review of Ab Intra - Henosis I-V. 12 months ago
Not background music, this one needs your attention and eventually engulfs you, especially in Henosis II - one of the most tragic ambient noise wall pieces ever composed.
1000schoen* - Yoshiwara
posted a review of 1000schoen* - Yoshiwara. 12 months ago
For many years i overlooked 1000schoen in favour of his other Maeror Tri ex-bandmates, Troum. How wrong i was. Not that Troum are not great (they are huge) but 1000Schoen, and especially this album, is THE beast.
Thorns - Grymyrk
posted a review of Thorns - Grymyrk. about 1 year ago
This humble lo-fi rehearsal tape is the most valuable document in the history of BM. More black than metal, this is the quintessence of this amazing scene, influencing all influencers - those old enough to witness the early days know well what i mean.
posted a comment on Muslimgauze. about 1 year ago
Muslimgauze discography is a collector's nightmare, but you don't really want to have it all. His 80s industrial albums and his post-mortem post-00s dub albums (more demos than albums, really) are interesting but not exceptional. But his 90s... See full review
Paysage D'Hiver
posted a comment on Paysage D'Hiver. about 1 year ago
'Raw and dirty it has to be! That's my vision. Because there is so much energy and magic in this disturbing distorted sound. It triggers your own imagination. Like in a blizzard, where you can't really see anything but a blur. You are forced, to use... See full review
BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa - Drykkjuvísur Óhljódanna
posted a review of BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa - Drykkjuvísur Óhljódanna. about 1 year ago
The theme of Drykkjuvisur Ohljodanna is alcohol and its effects, though any periods of induced euphoria are tempered by hangovers, blackouts, and the nihilism of those who would drink themselves to death. The mechanistic rhythms and ice-crystal drones... See full review
Eliane Radigue - Opus 17
posted a review of Eliane Radigue - Opus 17. about 1 year ago
Imperceptible transformations, passing without notice from one frequency flux to another, a voyage through material sound, time suspended and stretched.
Paysage D'Hiver - Im Wald
posted a review of Paysage D'Hiver - Im Wald. about 1 year ago
Paysage d"hiver at their (his) best, over 2 hrs of raw hypothermic ambient black metal without losing its momentum even for a single moment. Savage and sublime and already classic, the best thing that came out since Exercises in Futility.
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Eleh - Homage
posted a comment on Eleh - Homage. over 2 years ago
To dig deeper into sine and square waves, this is quite illuminating:
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 3 years ago
Vatican Shadow
posted a comment on Vatican Shadow. over 3 years ago
The most satisfying industrial/techno act since more than 10 yrs now. Mood and tension favoured over sound and arrangement, the result being unyielding and brilliantly boot-faced. As-salamu aleykum, bastards.
Mgła - Exercises In Futility
posted a comment on Mgła - Exercises In Futility. over 3 years ago
: : No-nonsense menschliches-allzumenschliches black metal for grown ups : :
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Klaus Wiese - Allah Infinity
posted a comment on Klaus Wiese - Allah Infinity. over 3 years ago
What do you expect from a KW album entitled 'Allah Infinity'? Nothing else but Allah and Infinity. This is the most weird and dark KW record, a frozen and paralyzing minimalism as if in awe of Something. More like a message rather than music, this is... See full review
posted a comment on Variant. over 3 years ago
Effervescent euphoria, mesmerizing haziness, the best dub ambient there is out there, his worst works are almost excellent, his best beyond words.
Kevin Drumm - Tannenbaum
posted a comment on Kevin Drumm - Tannenbaum. over 3 years ago
Despite the serene and seemingly apathetic movement of these megalithic glacial drones, there is a very eerie tension from the beginning to the very end of this remarkable record. A huge iceberg abound in dark tranquillity slowly but steadily moving... See full review
Ulver - Teachings In Silence
posted a comment on Ulver - Teachings In Silence. over 3 years ago
'Not saved': a mind-bending earworm of lupine quintessence. Not saved, saved not.
Muslimgauze - Veiled Sisters
posted a comment on Muslimgauze - Veiled Sisters. over 4 years ago
A calm but powerful beast that has passed the test of time, over 2 hrs of music and not a single weak moment, each time and a new revelation, give the sisters some time and you will be surprised to what they unveil.
Klaus Wiese
posted a comment on Klaus Wiese. over 4 years ago
Dear Lic0001: Suppose that once upon a time Grassow used/edited original material from Wiese (let's call it version 1). Then, some years later, Weiss also used/edited the same original material from Wiese (version 2). Now, the software you mention... See full review
Klaus Wiese
posted a comment on Klaus Wiese. over 4 years ago
Dear 212: concerning Wiese’s ‘fake’ material, you write on March 13 that they are Weiss’ own recordings, while on April 15 that they are Grassow’s. I am sure all Wiese’s fans are sick with this story and we all demand the truth, or at least, some... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 4 years ago
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 4 years ago
Coil - Constant Shallowness Leads To Evil
posted a comment on Coil - Constant Shallowness Leads To Evil. over 4 years ago
Max volume, no headphones. Let the electronic mayhem blast through your speakers, sterilizing everything in the room, your bone marrow included. Inhale and let be inhaled. Purification. Catharsis. How does silence sound now that it is all over?
His Divine Grace - Eurydice
posted a comment on His Divine Grace - Eurydice. over 4 years ago
The electronic isoform of Gregorian chants, only HDG can really do that.
Mathias Grassow - Divinations
posted a comment on Mathias Grassow - Divinations. over 5 years ago
His last gem, after this came a flood of meaningless garbage unworthy of the man's calibre, hope he recovers soon.
Rapoon - The Fires Of The Borderlands
posted a comment on Rapoon - The Fires Of The Borderlands. over 5 years ago
Nothing reminds modernity here (thus the commonly used industrial and/or ethnic are improper words for this album); instead, one gets engulfed in an eerie antediluvian prehistoric atmosphere, caves and fires and primordial men aghast at darkness, a... See full review
Troum - Eald-Ge-Stréon
posted a comment on Troum - Eald-Ge-Stréon. over 5 years ago
Your are alone, family far away beyond reach, and are informed that a meteorite is going to crash 2 hours from now and bring the end of life on earth. So this is it, no time for farewells, no time for regrets. Get a cold shower, pray if you will, and... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 5 years ago
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 5 years ago
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 5 years ago
Beyond Sensory Experience - Faint
posted a comment on Beyond Sensory Experience - Faint. over 5 years ago
Sedative ambient, shy and discrete even when played at max volume, the soundtrack of your personal sanatorium; you won’t need alcohol with this one, just a glass of water.
Oda Relicta - Saint Sebastian / Sphinx The Perched
posted a comment on Oda Relicta - Saint Sebastian / Sphinx The Perched. over 5 years ago
Archaic, heroic, pure, sacral; a criminally underrated post-ambient milestone (don’t be fooled by the haters’ ratings here, you need to give this album a chance), brief in duration but huge in impact, Olegh Kolyada at his most finest.
Maeror Tri - Myein
posted a comment on Maeror Tri - Myein. over 5 years ago
This is the quintessence of this remarkable band; epic here, dreamy there, for few initiating, for all exhilarating, a truly milestone ambient/drone album which, like every good wine, gets only better with time. CLASSIC.
Der Blutharsch - Der Sieg Des Lichtes Ist Des Lebens Heil!
posted a comment on Der Blutharsch - Der Sieg Des Lichtes Ist Des Lebens Heil!. over 5 years ago
Meta-historical, meta-political, neo-this, pseudo-that : i don’t really care what Albin really was, but at that time he made some really fascinating music, this is an incredible album waiting to engulf you with every listening, it captivates me even... See full review
Fjernlys - Ascending Triads & Luminous Arcs
posted a comment on Fjernlys - Ascending Triads & Luminous Arcs. over 5 years ago
Listening to FJERNLYS is like eating honey in the sun.
Nordvargr* - Untitled Navigations 1
posted a comment on Nordvargr* - Untitled Navigations 1. over 6 years ago
One of Nordvargr’s most brilliant moments, frozen ambient whose depth is highlighted by the experimental glitch and refreshing dub elements, altogether captivating from the beginning till the (surprising) end. Still available with its bonus cd in... See full review
cv313 - Beyond Starlit Sky
posted a comment on cv313 - Beyond Starlit Sky. over 6 years ago
Truly sublime, even for (the usually very high) echospace standards.
Klaus Wiese - Eclipse
posted a comment on Klaus Wiese - Eclipse. over 6 years ago
Dear God, what a masterpiece, again, how many more unpublished works exist? Klaus Wiese never stops to amaze me, a true mystic of sound, there is something indefinite echoing the Absolute and the Eternal in his music, that nobody else has really... See full review
Ain Soph - Finis Gloriæ Mundi
posted a comment on Ain Soph - Finis Gloriæ Mundi. over 6 years ago
16 long years after their last album, the Kings are back! Mature and yet fresh, from psychedelic rock to industrial electronica and from cabaret folk to sacral drone: this is AIN SOPH muzak! Easily, the album of 2018.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 6 years ago
Эдуард Артемьев - Andrey Tarkovsky Vol. 4. Zerkalo/Stalker = ストーカー/タルコフスキー
posted a comment on Эдуард Артемьев - Andrey Tarkovsky Vol. 4. Zerkalo/Stalker = ストーカー/タルコフスキー. over 6 years ago
To the best of my knowledge, this is the only CD release containing the actual Stalker soundtrack as heard in the film (and not a rather mediocre re-recorded re-visitation of it as often presented in other editions like this one... See full review
Asunta - Landscapes
posted a comment on Asunta - Landscapes. over 6 years ago
Distinctive clarinet-based drone psychedelia of the highest sensitivity and quality, mellow and mature and meditative, an album that needs to be saved.