Archive for January, 2008

Cyclic Dark Ambience

Posted in Music on 14:03, January 28th, 2008

tholen.jpgBeen on the Cyclic Law concert last weekend featuring Northaunt and Svartsinn. There was Kammarheit also promised, but he didn’t appear. Well, the show was calm and tranquill and balanced. What else one can expect from the Cyclic Law artists – dark ambient without any particular sinister or satanic message. Just moody cosmic darkness. northaunt.jpgIndeed, as once Lustmord said when someone asked him in the interview why didn’t he make live performances, and he said that it wouldn’t be interesting to see at him messing with some equipment. It was the same on this show. Though, Northaunt man picked up the guitar to animate up the show a bit, like there’s live sound. Of course, the video helped to create mood as well, but still, this is not music for the concerts. It’s for the headphones, solitude and dreams… Still, being dark ambient collector sinkedus.jpgI couldn’t resist and bought 3 new Cyclic Law releases, such as: Tholen – “Sternklang”, this one is quite general dark ambient, sometimes you can hear there nice melody which adds that spice to the monotonous dark ambient texture. Next one is Northaunt“Horizons” – this album was featured on this show. Again, dark ambient at its best: polished, moody and, uhm dark. If you’re in the proper mood this album might deliver your soul somewhere indeed. And the last one is the new project on CL – Sinke DГ»s – “Akrasia”. This is very spacious ambient, reiminds other Cyclic Law releases in general, i.e. nothing remarkable but could suit certain seasonal moods. If you’re interested, there are samples of all abovementioned albums on the label’s site.


I’ve also met my old friend who’s now running the ambient Moonsun label. He presented me the first release of the label his project Neznamo – “Seme>Zemlya”. This is short release featuring two 10 min tracks. The music is light ambient which is quite tranquil and thinly structured. As label states this is “Protoslavonic ritual ambient soundscapes”. Quite good first release of the label, gonna get second CD of the trilogy as well. Btw, all releases of the label available in .flac format for free, so if you’re interested you can snatch them.


Posted in Music on 16:17, January 15th, 2008

Feeling guilty that this blog is covered with the old dust of 2007 I decided to update it. And having no creativity as my brain is completely melted due to excessive raiding in WoW and playing alot of Call of Duty 4, I’ve just stole the idea from czg’s blog and decided to post the list of the most remarkable albums I’ve got during the year of 2007 (let it be 10 albums cap in no particular order):

  • Gallhammer “Ill Innocence“ – This is a nice and sincere metal band.
  • Toroidh – “Segervittring“ – Proper martial industrial, hard to forget.
  • Nordvargr – “In Oceans Abandoned By Life I Drown……To Live Again As a Servant of Darkness”Something new from the dark swede.
  • Type O Negative – “Dead Again” – Old dogs bring fresh sound and hope.
  • Land:Fire – “Physical Mental Psychological” – Proper military industrial I’m always looking for.
  • Derniere Volonte – “Les Blessures De L’Ombre” – Ear pleasing military pop.
  • Hilter – “Sexfilms” – Alot of nice ideas from obscure project.
  • Nordvarg, Beyond Sensory Experience vs Kenji Siratori – “Hypergenome666“ – The quintessence of evil and darkness and technology.
  • Sleep_Research Facility – “Deep Frieze“ – Proper glacier ambient.
  • Rasthof Dachau – “Prison Poem“ – Merciless power electronics.

This year definately passed under the sign of Nordvargr, there was so much releases from him that it seems I listened to his music all the time. From the metal side oldies like Darkthrone and Type O Negative pleased my soul with their proper releases nevertheless. Overall this was good year from music side, showing that there’s still gems in the old genres like noise industrial, minimal electronic and good old metal.