Genre Entries: Dark Ambient

Obozdur & LN 313 & 581С – «1/2 Asphix»

Obozdur & LN 313 & 581С - «1/2 Asphix»Cat.# … DNA 27
Release Date … 01.11.2008
Genre … Dark Ambient, Industrial
Type … mp3 CBR 320 kbps

Release title is a misspelt word «asphyxia» that means air insufficiency which attends central nervous system and blood circulation disorders.

This collaborative work have been started by Vitaly Maklakov who selected unreleased Obozdur tracks created in spring / summer 2008 and sent it to LN 313 via internet.

LN 313 has reworked Obozdur sound sources. He has added something new to it changing each track in his own way. When reworks were done, LN 313 has sent tracks back to Vitaly.

Under LN 313 influence Obozdur’s impulsivity and anxiety have became a bit abstract. Sound has got sharpness and coldness, textures have lost its homogeneity but have put on depth.

581C part «Evangelion» is a single long track inspired by anime series with same name. It’s dark and claustrophobic ambient that sounds like mystical noises in a forgotten space station.

Artwork by Vitaly Maklakov.

Tracklisting:

  1. LN 313 & Obozdur – MJK 3.13 (4:42)
  2. LN 313 & Obozdur – Pulsar (3:01)
  3. LN 313 & Obozdur – Tylysh III (3:49)
  4. LN 313 & Obozdur – Miloe Utro (4:07)
  5. LN 313 & Obozdur – Long Route (5:25)
  6. LN 313 & Obozdur – The FT (5:27)
  7. 581С – Evangelion (10:25)

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CrepusculaR – «Chromgneticgnosis»

 CrepusculaR - «Chromgneticgnosis»Cat.# … DNA 24
Release Date … 29.09.2008
Genre … Dark Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

Postapocalyptic world’s heavy breathing, subway toxic darkness, tunnels tense silence and claustrophilia… Nightmare of last survival stalkers…

…Chromgneticgnosis – tinny taste of bunker dead air, close danger vibration, long wait, heavy breathing and headache…

…NTRN – intolerable horror switches mind off, endless run through tunnels, radioactive dust and dirty yellow light fall through breaches from above, intoxication, oxygen shortage, hallucinations and mechanical howling somewhere above, at the surface…

…Mercury Overdose – incessant falling, paralysis and blissful relaxation in liquid weightlessness, a light far above, ringing in the ears, hollow feeble sounds, dizziness, hallucinating mind, split personality, dim visions of past apocalypse…

…T1000 – Abrupt awakening, cold, extremities atrophy, unusual silence on zero level, only weak drone near surface, weak-willed wait and trying to kneel… And crashing combat robot fallen into tunnel! Siren howling, collapsing floors, cyborg’s distorted inhuman roar, cold hate of metal creature… Apocalypse is continuing…

New CrepusculaR work paints a New Gray World in colours of dark pulsating multilayer ambient with inhumanly abstract rusty sound. Argentinian industrial maestro returns with cutting-edge dark ambient material.

Tracklisting:

  1. CrepusculaR – Chromgneticgnosis (8:56)
  2. CrepusculaR – NTRN (8:54)
  3. CrepusculaR – Mercury Overdose (5:50)
  4. CrepusculaR – T1000 (8:41)

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GTI & Obozdur – «Свалка бетонных изделий»

GTI & Obozdur - «Свалка бетонных изделий»Cat.# … DNA 23
Release Date … 20.09.2008
Genre … Dark Ambient, Noise
Type … mp3 CBR 320 kbps

First part is waiting for an outburst.

Vibrating in tension walls of dark ambient are transpierced with microsounds of anisochronously bursting interatomic links.
Noises pierce ambient walls. They instantly spread through reinforcement net, crumpling and destructing. It’s just like sudden pain pierces body and burn nerves.

And then a furious swirling comes in second part. Abrasive noise outbursts are overflowed with analogue noise blows.
After a few minutes of clash both sides are taken up by hot steam of boiler house curling noise just a seconds before explosion that will ruin boiler leaving only concrete slab fragments with rusty reinforcement scraps…

This Russian projects GTI and Obozdur collaborative work results in explosive blend of dark ambient and noise with dense and rich sound.

Artwork (front) by Seclorum, artwork (back) by Obozdur.
Mastered by Seclorum.

Tracklisting:

  1. GTI & Obozdur – Сумрачные тени прошлого (Gloom Shadows Of Past) (8:55)
  2. GTI & Obozdur – Ржавый армированный скелет (Rusty Reinforced Skeleton) (10:44)

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Письма с изнанки – «Бездна детства»

Письма с изнанки - «Бездна детства»Cat.# … DNA 22
Release Date … 09.09.2008
Genre … Dark Ambient
Type … mp3 CBR 320 kbps

Raw and deep dark ambient soundscapes hide myriads of sound fragments – human voices, concrete noises and synthetic dissonances, creating hundreds of craters leading into the Inside, into subconsciousness, into the dark abyss of childhood.

Child’s fears and worries, early trauma – all leave never-healing scars. Those scars are steps that lead to the cliff over the Great Unknown.
Theme of the album is child encountering death.

At first he senses it vaguely like a deja vu in a hustle of an early morning, on his way to school at predawn hours, in the cold air after the warmth of his bed; he feels it’s intangible presence in dark corners of his room and his heart fills with primordial fear. And then death comes into his home and he sees it in its greatness and horror.

Recorded in 2007.
Mastered by Seclorum.

Tracklisting:

  1. Письма с изнанки – Зима. Понедельник. Утро. (Winter. Monday. Morning.) (23:07)
  2. Письма с изнанки – Тёмные углы (Dark Corners) (5:13)
  3. Письма с изнанки – Дедушкино молоко (Grandpa’s Milk) (3:23)
  4. Письма с изнанки – Первые похороны (First Funeral) (5:16)

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Kromeshna – «Mixed Technique»

Kromeshna - «Mixed Technique»Cat.# … DNA 21
Release Date … 25.08.2008
Genre … Dark Ambient, Industrial
Type … FLAC Lossless

Raw and hollow clangs interweave with distorted mechanical sounds locked in multidimentional loops. Incessant beat of dead machines resounds in empty rooms of desolate buildings.

Three lo-fi isolationist hymns, a tribute to industrial world balancing on the edge of collapse.

This is live recording made during sound performance at creative works party «Image and Sound» that taken place on 8th January 2006 at School of Arts №1, Kamensk-Uralsky, Russia.

All sounds by Vitaly Maklakov, Evgeny Afanasiev, Roman Bondarev.
Archive live recording with minimal post-production made by Kromeshna mastermind Vitaly Maklakov.
Artworks by Vitaly Maklakov.

Tracklisting:

  1. Kromeshna – 1 (9:33)
  2. Kromeshna – 2 (8:37)
  3. Kromeshna – 3 (10:25)

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Abrahaz – «Necrophantasmagoria EP»

Abrahaz - «Necrophantasmagoria EP»Cat.# … DNA 07
Release Date … 14.01.2008
Genre … Dark Ambient, Ritual Ambient
Type … mp3 CBR 320 kbps

The style of this release could be described as ritual dark ambient with elements of musique concrete.

Cover art by Zau Rier.

Tracklisting:

  1. Abrahaz – I (6:28)
  2. Abrahaz – II (4:58)
  3. Abrahaz – III (7:38)

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CrepusculaR & Vorlokh – «Split»

CrepusculaR & Vorlokh – «Split»Cat.# … DNA 03
Release Date … 24.12.2007
Genre … Dark Ambient, Noise
Type … mp3 CBR 320 kbps

This split release between Argentinian industrial project CrepusculaR and Russian drone/noise artist Vorlokh consists of dark noisy soundscapes and bizarre guitar drones.

Tracklisting:

  1. CrepusculaR – Introeendoauto (6:00)
  2. CrepusculaR – The Unseen Metamorphs (3:12)
  3. CrepusculaR – Cerca Del Horizonte De Sucesos (6:13)
  4. Vorlokh – Valley Of Mist (4:36)
  5. Vorlokh – Night In Dark Cave (4:35)
  6. Vorlokh – Noise 2 (2:55)

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