Kolpakopf – «mono no aware»

Kolpakopf - «mono no aware»Cat.# … DNA 199
Release Date … 13.10.2017
Genre … Dark Ambient, Drone Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

Mono no aware is an artistic concept typical for Japanese culture in Heian period (794 – 1185 AD). It’s translated as «sad empathy to things around» – very roughly. Mono no aware is a state of your mind when you feel yourself in harmony with the things around. It appears when your subjective principle joins and comes in fusion with objects around you. For Japanese, it’s something calm and sofisticated. Your mono no aware can happen every time you meditate and listen to birds’ chirping, or rain, or brook murmur.

Kolpakopf’s new work isn’t as calm as the Japanese tankas but sofisticated as usual. His «mono no aware» appeals to sad autumn feelings, contemplation, reflection. High-frequency drones clip sounds from outside and make room for subtle loops of short stagnated melodies, vibrating ultra-low-frequency drones and elementary field recordings guiding you from lingering autumn rains to crackling of the fire between tall pines propping dark heavens as first snowflakes melt on your face.

The lines at the back of the cover aren’t tracklist but the tanka by Sarumaru no Taifu: «High in the mountains, a wandering deer cries in maple forest and I feel so sad as Autumn comes».

Tracklisting:

  1. Kolpakopf – Untitled (14:40)
  2. Kolpakopf – Untitled (05:25)
  3. Kolpakopf – Untitled (12:45)
  4. Kolpakopf – Untitled (07:22)

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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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Accent Aigu & System Morgue – «Sand Textures»

Accent Aigu & System Morgue - «Sand Textures»Cat.# … DNA 191
Release Date … 29.03.2017
Genre … Ambient, Drone Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

Earth lives its life regardless of people, regardless of our activities. Earth just lives, and storms change calm, dawns follow dusks, flowers’ bloom ends up with exhausted trees’ withering. Earth lives and slowly transforms mountains to plains, then slowly fills the plains with water. Thousands years later the seas die and turn to deserts, spaces without water but with myriads of pieces of shattered matter. In a new sand sea, myriads of withered grits heat up under sunlight and get scattered by the wind around the world.

The Wanderer’s first sees inanimate and stopped time. By the second glance, he learns The Great Simoom and storms of the sands driven by hot winds. And then The Wanderer accepts this essential, unquenchable, and enigmatic Life that exists everywhere and do not need the presence.

Tracklisting:

  1. Accent Aigu – Coinneachadh Ris An Stoirm (08:30)
  2. System Morgue – Tempête De Sable (10:30)
  3. System Morgue – Aridité (10:00)
  4. Accent Aigu – Virgin Of Sand Scythe (07:16)

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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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Essence Structura & Ciarlatani dell’Occulto in «Electronic Therapy» radioshow

Tracks by Essence Structura & Ciarlatani dell’Occulto featured in «Electronic Therapy» radioshow (January 14, 2017).

Listen and find there:

Thanks to Julien and Francis.

Electronic Therapy

EugeneKha & Microbit Project – «Crossings»

EugeneKha & Microbit Project - «Crossings»Cat.# … DNA 187
Release Date … 27.12.2016
Genre … Dark Ambient, Drone Ambient
Type … FLAC

«Crossings» is more than a collage of unreleased and already released tracks and drafts created in 2005-2010 under EugeneKha and Microbit Project.

It’s an attempt to rethink and to organize last experiences in a combination of various (and maybe opposite) approaches. This combination converts to «Crossings», an audio reflection of real and surreal worlds, a new form, a new experience with a new sound.

Tracklisting:

  1. EugeneKha & Microbit Project – Crossings (01:01:53)

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