Genre Entries: Dark Ambient

Grove Of Whispers – «The Black Ships»

Grove Of Whispers - «The Black Ships»Cat.# … DNA 170
Release Date … 05.03.2015
Genre … Dark Ambient, Soundscape, Drone, Experimental, Field Recordings
Type … FLAC Lossless

«The Black Ships». A rare bird of electronic music.

A pure improvisation collaging field recordings of the seemingly mundane and everyday world with electronic sounds which arise from an ever-changing configuration of virtual machines.

An improvised sonic sculpture – evoking an imaginary world, brought forth by the artist in real time. A pandemonium of creaks, knocks, taps, voices, cries, noises, drones, and low-frequency vibrations.

Has a black ship wandered from a course in an unknown ocean? Or is a white airplane flying to obscurity through roaring winds? With Grove of Whispers the musician’s imagination springs to life. It’s your turn to immerse yourself in this world. Take the ticket. Destination? The dark and hidden recesses of your mind.

Tracklisting:

  1. Grove Of Whispers – The Black Ships (59:59)

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Kolpakopf, Red Fog & lost-radio in Sadayatana Podcast #208

Tracks by Kolpakopf, Red Fog & lost-radio have featured in Sadayatana Podcast #208 «Mysterious States» (February 02, 2015).

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Thanks to John Tocher.

Sadayatana Podcast #208 «Mysterious States»

Kolpakopf – «ХРОNOФАГIA»

Kolpakopf - «ХРОNOФАГIA»Cat.# … DNA 165
Release Date … 21.01.2015
Genre … Dark Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

ХРОNOФАГIA means chronophagia in Ancient Greek. When naming his work with such word, Kolpakopf was inspired by «J. H. Obereit’s Visit to the Time-Leeches», a mystical story by Austrian expressionist writer Gustav Meyrink. In his reflections about nature of time Kolpakopf turned to this short story about weird journey in the world beyond where all people are distortedly reflected in some time-leeches. These disgusting creatures are devouring «time», a mystical essence of life sucked from respective people when these people are in expectation of something to be happened in their lives. The idea of the story is that every expectation or hope experienced by people leads to leaking that «time essence» from them and this constant leakage just like a bleeding eventually kills people because their lives are clots of thickened time.

Kolpakopf talks about that journey to the world of chronophages in his usual manner of meditative dark ambient whose coldness and transparency are emphasized by hand bells samples running all through the work.

So welcome to the world of time-leeches. Hurry to banish your hopes if you want to visit once your own gravestone and see that strange motto «VIVO» engraved there.

Tracklisting:

  1. Kolpakopf – Untitled (31:58)

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Meho – «Brojevi»

Meho - «Brojevi»Cat.# … DNA 164
Release Date … 13.01.2015
Genre … Drone, Dark Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

«Brojevi» means «Numbers» so this work consists of four tracks called respectively «Dva» («Two»), «Pet» («Five»), «Osam» («Eight»), and «Deset» («Ten»).

Meho presents them as drone tracks but the opening «Dva» reveals elements of dark ambient and post-industrial floating in viscous drone layers of various opacity. «Pet» differs in the mood but follows «Dva» in mixing dark ambient elements and deceleratedly pulsing drone loops accompanied with industrial noises. «Osam» adds some high-frequency consonances to emphasize seething ultra-low-frequency drone depths whose bottomlessness was suddenly pierced with those well-known industrial noises. «Deset» summarizes previous tendencies designing complex construction of multi-directional drone flows and synthetic and/or industrial sounds encapsulated in short loops.

Tracklisting:

  1. Meho – Dva (14:00)
  2. Meho – Pet (12:00)
  3. Meho – Osam (16:00)
  4. Meho – Deset (14:00)

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Red Fog in Sadayatana Podcast #198

Tracks by Red Fog have featured in Sadayatana Podcast #198 «Become Ghosts» (October 07, 2014).

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Thanks to John Tocher.

Sadayatana Podcast #198 «Become Ghosts»

Fosel in Sadayatana Podcast #196

Tracks by Fosel have featured in Sadayatana Podcast #196 «The Metaphysical Aspect» (September 21, 2014).

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Thanks to John Tocher.
Sadayatana Podcast #196 «The Metaphysical Aspect»

Ajna in Sadayatana Podcast #193

A track by Ajna has featured in Sadayatana Podcast #193 «Such Small Hands» (August 05, 2014).

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Thanks to John Tocher.

Sadayatana Podcast #193 «Such Small Hands»

Ajna & Dronny Darko – «Misconceived Origins»

Ajna & Dronny Darko - «Misconceived Origins»Cat.# … DNA 160
Release Date … 29.07.2014
Genre … Dark Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

«There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.»
Carl Jung

Dark ambient can be ominous at the moment and slumberous a second later. It changes elusively in a single track, tracks form changeable atmosphere which keeps listeners waiting for another turn.

Two men, Ajna and Dronny Darko rework their selected tracks in this way and bring to the spotlight the best features of the projects: post-industrial mechanistic soundscapes, droning waves, obscure atmosphere and viscous transparent layers including sounds of various nature and demeanour.

Tracklisting:

  1. Ajna – Hour Of The Wolf (Remixed by Dronny Darko) (13:00)
  2. Dronny Darko – Imponderable Light (Reworked by Ajna. Part 2) (11:11)
  3. Ajna – The Strange Demeanor Of Solitude II (Remixed by Dronny Darko) (12:02)
  4. Dronny Darko – Imponderable Light (Reworked by Ajna. Part 1) (09:45)
  5. Ajna – The Vault Of Forgotten Spirits II (Remixed by Dronny Darko) (10:00)
  6. Dronny Darko – Vapor Ghosts (Reworked by Ajna) (09:15)

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Kolpakopf in Sadayatana Podcast #190

A track by Kolpakopf has featured in Sadayatana Podcast #190 «Lost» (July 13, 2014).

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Thanks to John Tocher.

Sadayatana Podcast #190 «Lost»

Kolpakopf – «And Death Shall Have No Dominion»

Kolpakopf - «And Death Shall Have No Dominion»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.

Tracklisting:

  1. Kolpakopf – Untitled (25:00)

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