Genre Entries: Dark Ambient

Obozdur in «Electronic Therapy» radioshow

Track by Obozdur featured in «Electronic Therapy» radioshow (July 7, 2017).

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Thanks to Julien and Francis.

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Kolpakopf – «Между (Between)»

Kolpakopf - «Между (Between)»Cat.# … DNA 196
Release Date … 27.06.2017
Genre … Dark Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

There is something between dream and reality. There is something between sanity and madness, between light and darkness, between life and death. Probably there is an edge between two opposites, strong like a friend’s hand or thin like a thread. Can you feel the edge? And where is the edge? And if you feel the edge between two opposite sides, do you know on which side is good and there is evil?

New Kolpakopf’s work called «Между (Between)» is about it but it does not offer any answers, neither does it ask any questions. This is something like a sound fingerprint of borderline state where you feel yourself placed in a vast empty space and in a tiny dark room simultaneously.

Tracklisting:

  1. Kolpakopf – Untitled (39:40)

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Leonid M. Zhest’ in «Electronic Therapy» radioshow

Track by Leonid M. Zhest’ featured in «Electronic Therapy» radioshow (June 23, 2017).

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Arcane Waves in «Electronic Therapy» radioshow

Track by Arcane Waves featured in «Electronic Therapy» radioshow (May 19, 2017).

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Arcane Waves – «Malfunction»

Arcane Waves - «Malfunction»Cat.# … DNA 195
Release Date … 19.04.2017
Genre … Experimental, Electronic, Noise, Drone, Dark Ambient, Industrial, Electroacoustic
Type … FLAC Lossless

A malfunction is the state of something that functions wrongly or does not function at all; like our world…

First volume of the Reaktor Sessions, Malfunction is made with virtual sound generators and noisy circuit-bent devices.

Recorded in January 2017 somewhere in France.
Photo montage by Graph’Hypnotic (images public domain).
Sleeve design by Arcane Waves & Graph’Hypnotic.

Tracklisting:

  1. Arcane Waves – Tokamak Power Failure (08:00)
  2. Arcane Waves – Aardvark Malfunction (08:00)
  3. Arcane Waves – Data Error In Garbage Processing (08:00)
  4. Arcane Waves – Feeding The Reservoir Of Chaos (08:00)
  5. Arcane Waves – Zoetrope Malfunction (08:00)
  6. Arcane Waves – Objects Out Of Control (08:00)

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Anatoly Khvostishko – «лабиринт сна, часть 3 (slumber labyrinth, part 3)»

Anatoly Khvostishko - «лабиринт сна, часть 3 (slumber labyrinth, part 3)»Cat.# … DNA 194
Release Date … 10.04.2016
Genre … Drone Ambient, Dark Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

Accompanied by that intrusive and arrhythmic bones’ clattering you start your third imaginary journey in the slumber labyrinth. Torpid hum around you transforms into complex construction moving slow through meshes of bones’ clattering and other ritualistic and industrial sounds. And over time, it develops to huge dark ambient soundscape where hum peaks change dips in silence in the slow rhythm of your breathing. Vague noises keep the strange atmosphere around you, and you wander whether you still dream or whether you live in this slumber labyrinth…

The first untitled track was recorded in July 2016.
The second untitled track was recorded in January 2016.
The third untitled track was recorded in May / June 2016.
The fourth untitled track was recorded in July 2016.

All tracks composed, mixed, recorded and designed by Anatoly Khvostishko at «B».

Tracklisting:

  1. Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (13:53)
  2. Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (04:16)
  3. Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (10:40)
  4. Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (34:08)

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Anatoly Khvostishko – «лабиринт сна, часть 2 (slumber labyrinth, part 2)»

Anatoly Khvostishko - «лабиринт сна, часть 2 (slumber labyrinth, part 2)»Cat.# … DNA 193
Release Date … 05.04.2016
Genre … Drone Ambient, Dark Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

The second journey in slumber labyrinth will start at the point where the first one ends. It welcomes you with intrusive and arrhythmic bones’ clattering on the background of torpid hum. Later the hum develops in a deep and complex drone construction with embedded dark ambient soundscapes. In this enormous drone structure’s slow development, peaks periodically change fading while bones thuds turn again to rare noise artifacts of anthropogenic and industrial character. In the last fading the second journey eventually ends, and you find yourself left alone in the middle of the maze where each path you choose can lead you to the exit or to the dead end.

The first untitled track was recorded in December 2015 / January 2016.
The second untitled track was recorded in June 2016.
The third untitled track was recorded in May 2016.

All tracks composed, mixed, recorded and designed by Anatoly Khvostishko at «B».

Tracklisting:

  1. Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (11:12)
  2. Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (08:57)
  3. Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (24:32)

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Anatoly Khvostishko – «лабиринт сна, часть 1 (slumber labyrinth, part 1)»

Anatoly Khvostishko - «лабиринт сна, часть 1 (slumber labyrinth, part 1)»Cat.# … DNA 192
Release Date … 03.04.2016
Genre … Drone Ambient, Dark Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

Your journey in the slumber labyrinth starts with resonant low-frequency hum encrusted with sharp noises of anthropogenic and industrial origin. While background hum increases pressure and develops to uneasy and vibrant drone canvases with dark ambient elements, noise inlay becomes more polished and receives a portion of mysterious bone thuds. Here your meditative journey ends up, and you find yourself in strait corridors surrounded by walls of hum pushing you aggressively with repeated and loud drone loops. Eventually at the peak when you’re ready to surrender, the wall of hum falls to pieces filling the space around you with chaotically mixed noises and creaks trapped in static drone background. And then it finally end up in the simple drone loop to underline anxiety and noisiness of your first journey in slumber labyrinth.

The first untitled track was recorded in June 2016.
The second untitled track was recorded in June/July 2016.
The third untitled track was recorded in January 2016.
The fourth untitled track was recorded in July 2016.

All tracks composed, mixed, recorded and designed by Anatoly Khvostishko at «B».

Tracklisting:

  1. Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (08:32)
  2. Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (17:04)
  3. Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (06:24)
  4. Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (10:40)

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J Orphic in «Electronic Therapy» radioshow

Track by J Orphic featured in «Electronic Therapy» radioshow (March 31, 2017).

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Thanks to Julien and Francis.

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Kolpakopf – «Ink»

Kolpakopf - «Ink»Cat.# … DNA 189
Release Date … 01.03.2017
Genre … Dark Ambient, Drone Ambient
Type … FLAC

Sometimes Kolpakopf impresses with sound experiments but this time he just put you in thick boiling mass of drones where dark ambient soundscapes, distorted bells ringing, dissonant pipe organ and piano, and contorted chants sink and float. Echo-like splashes of repetitive drones, hysterical high-frequency loops, frantic hums’ spasmodic pulsations can’t hide unstable layered constructions made of various sound materials with imperative atonal combinations. On the background of local peaks of sound pressure, each piece increases intensity and progress eventually to emphatic apogee before emotional discharge in catatonic final. And there you find Kolpakopf’s usual anxiety, personal phobias initialization, and isolationist mood – as always though.

Recorded in 2016.

Tracklisting:

  1. Kolpakopf – Untitled (16:32)
  2. Kolpakopf – Untitled (19:09)
  3. Kolpakopf – Untitled (15:42)

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