Somnium & Alenda – «Split»

Cat.# … DNA 121
Release Date … 28.11.2011
Genre … Drone Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

Here is another work from Italian drone ambient project Somnium, this time in collaboration with Belgian act called Alenda. This split album is an epic more-than-hour release with three monumental drone ambient tracks.

Somnium part is traditionally dedicated to exploring various human mental disorders with the instruments of sounds and visual art. In this work sounds dominates as viscid drones of «Dissociazione» brings a listener to weird state of dissociation where human perception comes to discordance with conscious and psychic processes.

«K-Hole» aggravates the state and shows how it can lead to total depersonalization through schizophrenic reaction, temporary memory loss and vivid hallucinations. Low frequencies howlings pierce hallucinogenic canvas of fluid drones and creates inside a weird impression of chaos and claustrophobia at the same time.

Alenda part presents single more than 37-minutes long piece. Staying in drone ambient territory, it differs from Somnium part a lot musically and conceptually as well. «Art of Zen» acts as a instrument in meditation practice. Static and primitive low-frequencies drones work perfectly in the art of Zen which learns how to reach enlightment through meditative contemplation.

Artwork by Calliope.


  1. Somnium – Dissociazione (13:52)
  2. Somnium – K-Hole (21:06)
  3. Alenda – Art Of Zen (37:22)

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