Paul Minesweeper – «White Swarm»

Cat.# … DNA 206
Release Date … 20.03.2019
Genre … Drone, Drone Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

Developing ideas of the previous work “Kingdom of Grey“, Paul Minesweeper release new work which appears to be something between a classic drone ambient and a distorted guitar drone. Now this distinctive drone-ambient project hailing from St.Petersburg, Russia, goes with a clear emphasis on aggression, frustration, sadness and disappointment rather than overall neutrality, and adds some elements of post-metal and rhythmic industrial.

You can find there clear influence of such iconic projects as Bad Sector, Ben Frost, Saåad and Nadja as well as original distorted drones and noises passed through a prism of St.Petersburg’s gray and depressive winter. Light melodic background is finally added to this sullen atmosphere for better balance.

There are a lot of loneliness, self-discovery, rare glimpses of pacification and hope and project traditional wall of noise broken by analogue distortions and digital noises for loyal fans and tenacious listeners.

Tracklisting:

  1. Paul Minesweeper – Grim Phoenix (04:40)
  2. Paul Minesweeper – Construction Site (08:09)
  3. Paul Minesweeper & Antethic – Kyoto (08:52)
  4. Paul Minesweeper – Pale Love (07:32)
  5. Paul Minesweeper – White Swarm (06:00)
  6. Paul Minesweeper – 8000 (07:40)
  7. Paul Minesweeper – Digital Martyrs (05:38)
  8. Paul Minesweeper – Time Is A Lie (04:37)
  9. Paul Minesweeper – And You Have No Choice (13:28)
  10. Paul Minesweeper – Watch The World’s Embers (05:14)

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Accasari – «Ordered Chaos»

Cat.# … DNA 205
Release Date … 11.09.2018
Genre … Guitar Drone, Guitar Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

Short but intense, new Accasari’s work called «Ordered Chaos» piles heaps of string chords of various kinds and origin. Piled right upon listeners, swarms of these chords oddly transform into sometimes balanced, sometimes chaotic patterns of varied emotional states. Aggressive hesitation, depression, uneasiness in first track «Sick Of It All» make way through contemplative escape from everyday stress in second self-titled track for mental isolationism and karma purge with throwing negative emotions out in final «Deep End».

In «Ordered Chaos», Accasari occasionally leaves guitar ambient territory but never reaches post-rock borders. It finds space for itself somewhere between different Aidan Baker’s works and keeps its energy and intensity of short piece, not a lengthy wandering in dark corners of reflexions.

Tracklisting:

  1. Accasari – Sick Of It All (07:50)
  2. Accasari – Ordered Chaos (07:46)
  3. Accasari – Deep End (07:07)

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Accasari – «Fracture»

Cat.# … DNA 204
Release Date … 26.06.2018
Genre … Drone, Drone Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

Drones and melodies mixed dyes paint static canvases which fold and form tunnels. Enter the tunnels, feel coarse asphalt of distorted drones. They tangle you in the mess of cyclic noise loops and daze you, disorientate, get lost between walls of tattered nervous melodies. The tunnels drag you in the sonic whirlpool, lead to dead electric lights well where frenzied guitar crescendos carve a piece of irreality in dark surroundings of noise and hum. The tunnels stretch blink of camera flash indefinitely, then send you in endless flight to nowhere and eventually dump you, exhausted and enlightened, out in the tender embrace of silence.

Fracture and Wizard’s Fire, more-than-thirty minutes of guitar frenzy and noise witchcraft, a half-hour flight through dark tunnels of sonic underside.

«Fracture» is a part of «Short Drones» series – «Short Drones Part XIV».

Tracklisting:

  1. Accasari – Fracture (15:42)
  2. Accasari – Wizard’s Fire (15:38)

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Berthelot – «Dans les pliures des rêves synclinaux»

Cat.# … DNA 203
Release Date … 19.02.2018
Genre … Electroacoustic, Post-Concrete
Type … FLAC Lossless

Dans les pliures des rêves synclinaux (In the folds of synclineal dreams) presents short acousmatic pieces inspired by our intangible dreams and by those dream dusts that still exist when we awaken.

Recorded in February 2018 at Studio du Coin Cornu, Cœur de Beauce, France.

Sleeve design by Berthelot & Graph’Hypnotic.
Photography by Folkert Gorter/Superfamous Studios (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license).

Tracklisting:

  1. Berthelot – Pliure I (03:00)
  2. Berthelot – Pliure II (03:00)
  3. Berthelot – Pliure III (03:00)
  4. Berthelot – Pliure IV (03:00)
  5. Berthelot – Pliure V (03:00)
  6. Berthelot – Pliure VI (03:00)
  7. Berthelot – Pliure VII (03:00)
  8. Berthelot – Pliure VIII (03:00)
  9. Berthelot – Pliure IX (03:00)
  10. Berthelot – Pliure X (03:00)
  11. Berthelot – Pliure XI (03:00)
  12. Berthelot – Pliure XII (03:00)

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System Morgue – «Distress»

Cat.# … DNA 202
Release Date … 05.02.2018
Genre … Drone, Guitar Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

Impassive short chords repetition collects acid clouds of disquiet and frustration. You stare inward, concentrate on chords’ black spiral which digs in pulsing tissues of memory extracting and reeling up melodies of your colourful remembrances. The black spiral exacerbates concentration and self-isolation and occasionally helps to reach various states from ecstatic burst to catatonic gazing into the void. But soon disquiet and frustration return with the snatch of sullen blues and eventually corrode it with distorted guitar screams bringing it to mental derangement.

Thick and rough chords lay shredded just like wisps of fog in the sky wrapped up by continuous grey overcast of blurry drones. The sky seems sometimes flat, sometimes deep. Like in a nightmare, it falls upon little man stretching on the ground. Or does the man fall through that grey layer of drones? Feeling of distress keeps him depressed. It overwhelms with depleting waves, wrings his entrails with hard loops of discolored guitar chords. With ridiculously waving hands, little man continues his fall upward in the bleak inhomogeneous thick layer of despair. The little man tries to hide in his subconsciousness, to tear up the whirls of distress which are pulling him upwards. Blots of sonorous chords attempt to penetrate fading nothingness but drown in waves of resonant drones while inanimate sonic wind finally disperses pale blurs of little man’s remembrances with vibrating metal strings.

Tracklisting:

  1. System Morgue – Collecting Clouds (03:54)
  2. System Morgue – Void Gaze (10:09)
  3. System Morgue – Rat Blues (06:24)
  4. System Morgue – Distress (20:00)

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