Cat.# … DNA 159 Release Date … 07.07.2014 Genre … Dark Ambient Type … FLAC Lossless
«And death shall have no dominion», Dylan Thomas said. Snatches of indistinct tunes, that humming in the head when bitter words are said and heard, and despair comes in stead of anxiety… Kolpakopf was there with his wordless hymn to fallen and reborn. In pains of loss he fell and then arose, another man. Some scars are left deep in the heart but who cares. When cries are over, just stand up! You, man who shall never be the same henceforth.
«Faith in their hands shall snap in two, And the unicorn evils run them through; Split all ends up they shan’t crack», that Welshman said. In clinking hum Kolpakopf answers: «And death shall have no dominion». Stop crying, live your life until you’re alive, a man with bleeding heart. Pain will be soothed, scars will be healed when doomed one passes away. Now you know that death shall have no dominion.
Cat.# … DNA 154 Release Date … 05.02.2014 Genre … Dark Ambient Type … FLAC Lossless
Papora is the alter form for paporotnik, a word which means «fern» in Russian. Fern plays a role in mystic rituals of many pagan traditions. In Slavonic pagan cults fern is considered as a magic plant whose flower provides some important magical skills such as a breaking any locks or an understanding animals’ language.
Legends tell that fern blossoms one night in the year (herbalists tell that fern never blossoms at all). This night is Ivan Kupala night, the night of 6/7 July. Ancient Slavs believe that forest evil spirits arise on this night and only bold man can overcome fears and find papora, the fern flower.
Kolpakopf in his new work called «Papora» brings us in that wild forest on the night of Ivan Kupala. Darkness breathing, weird noises, myriads of sound fragments are incorporated in raw and cold dark ambient soundscapes. Nine tracks merge in an imaginary trip full of irrational fears, forgotten feelings of something mystical and evil like ancient spirits waiting behind each tree in the wild dark forest where fern starts to blossom.
Cat.# … DNA 152 Release Date … 25.10.2013 Genre … Dark Ambient Type … FLAC Lossless
Here is another return by Kolpakopf who later released some exceptional albums at DNA Production. The project is famous for his conceptual approach in composing, and now Kolpakopf presents a short work inspired by modern symphonic music as well as spectral music.
In musical terms, «Solitude Éternelle – Six Pieces Pour le Bruit et l’Orchestre» is a dark ambient work with classical music samples expertly inserted in ambient canvases. But author puts emphasis on a mental aspect which drove him to create these six pieces, a solitude. A feeling every human faces in his life, solitude is eternal until humans feel and think. To want to be with somebody and to feel oneself lonely is a human nature. That’s a thought Kolpakopf tries to express in his new work enchased with reminiscences of modern classical and spectral music.
Cat.# … DNA 149 Release Date … 12.08.2013 Genre … Dark Ambient Type … FLAC Lossless
With new work called «Ab Ovo» prolific Russian dark ambient project Kolpakopf tries to render a whole human life from the very first newborn baby’s cry to the requiem mass. In more than 46-minute long piece Kolpakopf finds room for all events – good or bad which could happen in life of a human beings. Crowned with Marcus Aurelius’ quotations, «Ab Ovo» is packed with meditative dark ambient composed in usual Kolpakopf reflective manner.
Cat.# … DNA 144 Release Date … 15.01.2013 Genre … Dark Ambient, Industrial Type … FLAC Lossless
Here is another beautiful and mysterious composition produced by Kolpakopf, Russian dark ambient project whose works were released by DNA Production last year.
«МАЛГiЛ» is short but very intense and atmospheric dark ambient album. The title is just an artefact’s name mentioned in Daniil Kharms’ play «Makarov and Petersen». That’s a mysterious book narrating about wishes and ways how to fulfil them. In Kolpakopf view, МАЛГiЛ is more than a book, this is out-of-the-world space where a man loses all his wishes including wish to live and becomes a sphere – a perfect geometrical figure.
In «МАЛГiЛ», Kolpakopf in his distinct manner tries to explore the space by musical means of industrial and dark ambient.
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