Genre Entries: Drone Ambient

Paul Minesweeper – «Kingdom Of Grey»

Paul Minesweeper - «Kingdom Of Grey»Cat.# … DNA 176
Release Date … 21.07.2015
Genre … Drone Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

In his «Kingdom Of Grey» Paul dedicates its stream to Saint-Petersburg and life in its general sense – both are monochrome – white and black events, from time to time.

Solid and soft drone collaborates with low-frequency self-consistent foundation, which is very close to common music in its origin.

Without focusing on events, it stays endlessly grey – pure balance of happiness and sufferings. But at the same time any person can find something private in this stream.

There’s no place for deep meaning and the whole work is done for listeners, their reflective minds and exploration by themselves.

Tracklisting:

  1. Paul Minesweeper – The Sands Of Time (05:32)
  2. Paul Minesweeper – Sky Train (Magenta Fields Pt.II) (09:57)
  3. Paul Minesweeper – Winter Takes It All (06:35)
  4. Paul Minesweeper – Kingdom Of Grey (09:13)
  5. Paul Minesweeper – White Night (09:24)
  6. Paul Minesweeper and Astral & Shit – State Of Grey Dust (11:58)

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Grove Of Whispers – «Carcosa»

Grove Of Whispers - «Carcosa»Cat.# … DNA 173
Release Date … 29.03.2015
Genre … Drone Ambient, Dark Ambient, Field Recordings
Type … FLAC Lossless

There is an ambience which surrounds you even as it exists within you. A place of dark emotions. Hate, lust, pride, intolerance. A powerful emotional burden.

You awaken from a sickness-induced sleep to find yourself lost in an unfamiliar wilderness. You sense a presence. It is around you, within you – a feeling of darkness and anxiety, the presence is you.

A landscape is revealed. A place of dark sexuality, forbidden desires and primordial sins.

Slowly developing loops of heavy drones and vast soundscapes filled with chants, moans and other human sounds produce an intensity of sonic presence. A place you will come to know as Carcosa.

Inspired by the short story «An Inhabitant of Carcosa», about a man who awakens to find he is long dead. The author, Ambrose Bierce vanished without a trace under mysterious circumstances.

Tracklisting:

  1. Grove Of Whispers – Carcosa (59:40)

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EugeneKha in Sadayatana Podcast #214

Tracks by EugeneKha have featured in Sadayatana Podcast #214 «Fountain of Thought» (March 28, 2015).

Listen and find there:

Thanks to John Tocher.

Sadayatana Podcast #214 «Fountain of Thought»

Lilly in Sadayatana Podcast #213

A track by Lilly has featured in Sadayatana Podcast #213 «Beneath The Trees» (March 28, 2015).

Listen and find there:

Thanks to John Tocher.

Sadayatana Podcast #213 «Beneath The Trees»

EugeneKha – «The Lost»

EugeneKha - «The Lost»Cat.# … DNA 172
Release Date … 21.03.2015
Genre … Drone Ambient, Dark Ambient, Field Recordings
Type … FLAC Lossless

Lost in the weird dreams, push your way through swaying strata of gluey air. Lost behind the summer, listen how life is crawling past while you’re sitting locked in an opalescent bulb. Time streams go by swiftly making you feel yourself vertiginous. «The Lost» is the soundtrack for your grotesque dream of being lost outside the time.

You’ll be wrapped up with claustrophobic drones which are intolerably long and shuffled with everyday noises. Drones will lock you inside gluey bulbs to force you to sit and watch how sounds of world around slowly die away eventually leaving you lost outside the time.

«The Lost» by EugeneKha.
Recorded: 2014, 2015.
Setup: Garmonbozia Budhamachine (DIY Ambient Synthesizer from Vtol), Novation Ultranova, Alesis Micron, Kawai K1m, Roland SP-404SX, Zoom H4n, Alesis MidiVerb4.
All sounds recorded and mixed on Yamaha MT120 4-Track Tape Recorder.
Mastered: Reaper DAW.
Music By, Photographer and Artwork Evgenij V. Kharitonov.

Tracklisting:

  1. EugeneKha – The Lost June (19:25)
  2. EugeneKha – The Lost November (27:53)
  3. EugeneKha – Bells Of Epoch (Lost Remix 2015) (05:10)

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Lilly – «Forest Of Utopias»

Lilly - «Forest Of Utopias»Cat.# … DNA 171
Release Date … 14.03.2015
Genre … Drone Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

Drone ambient is perfectly suited to be a tool for reflective minds in their search for paints to draw pictures arising in their imagination. In the «Forest Of Utopias» drone ambient soundscapes contrast with sharp radio noises, touches of melodies and other sound snatches. It looks like small particles wander in vast worlds which wander in unbounded Universe, too. While small particles live their short lives inside those worlds, worlds are born and eventually collapsing in the end of their looking endless travel.

«Forest Of Utopias» offers five meditative drone ambient tracks for quiet hovering above immense soundscapes where worlds become particles in the seemeingly infinite Universe.

Instruments: field recordings, Hulusi, singing bowls, tape experiments, Mehannoizer-ST, Massive 1.1.4 – Native Instruments, Paulstretch 2-2.2.

Thanks to Ivan Pazdnikov for play on single-row accordion.

Tracklisting:

  1. Lilly – Snow And Flowers (13:58)
  2. Lilly – Ethereal Travel (17:07)
  3. Lilly – Hunger (12:58)
  4. Lilly – Gornilo (08:21)
  5. Lilly – Pale Moon (13:12)

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Кромешна in Sadayatana Podcast #211

A track by Кромешна has featured in Sadayatana Podcast #211 «The Edge» (February 15, 2015).

Listen and find there:

Thanks to John Tocher.

Sadayatana Podcast #211 «The Edge»

Кромешна – «Ветряки»

Кромешна - «Ветряки»Cat.# … DNA 167
Release Date … 11.02.2015
Genre … Drone Ambient, Field Recordings
Type … FLAC Lossless

Кромешна gets back to DNA Production with another murky and deep work, a snapshot of the world around – at this time and at this place. 37-minute-long piece of hum, noise and hubbub from working windmill’s machinery with bird’s twittering in the fields around – that’s «Ветряки», windmills in Russian.

«Ветряки» is not just a field recording. On the contrary, this is self-sufficient system full of industrial noises and heavy drones. That’s a particular feature peculiar to Kromeshna/Кромешна. This project’s works are always uneasy and always gazing into itself inviting a listener to look inside it and inside yourself as well.

Tracklisting:

  1. Кромешна – Ветряки (36:58)

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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).

Listen and find there:

Thanks to John Tocher.

Sadayatana Podcast #208 «Mysterious States»

Igl00 & lost-radio – «Untitled Scenes III»

Igl00 & lost-radio - «Untitled Scenes III»Cat.# … DNA 163
Release Date … 30.10.2014
Genre … Isolationism, Drone Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

Isolationist project Igl00 continues his «Untitled Scenes» line with the third in a row new work called simply «Untitled Scenes III». This time Igl00 shares the album with another ambient project lost-radio: odd tracks are by Igl00 and even ones are by lost-radio.

In «Untitled Scenes III» Igl00’s isolationist approach has changed, and his two tracks sound louder, brighter, more expressive. Now it looks like closer to elemental drone ambient textures balancing upon vast cloudy fields of cold isolationist hum. While the basic drones accompanied by obsessively repeated rustles flow free in «Scene VII», in «Scene IX» amorphous cold drones slowly absorb simple harmonies’ remnants.

lost-radio’s part of the album is less isolationist and much closer to straight drone ambient – a noisy reverberant drone ambient, if you like. There are same amorphous but much more aggressive drones form low-frequency flow with ultra slow development, and both tracks look like frozen stream with a few tiny foreign sound elements encapsulated.

Tracklisting:

  1. Igl00 – Scene VII (07:32)
  2. lost-radio – Scene VIII (08:00)
  3. Igl00 – Scene IX (05:35)
  4. lost-radio – Scene X (08:04)

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