System Morgue & iatemyself – «Split»

System Morgue & iatemyself - «Split»Cat.# … DNA 181
Release Date … 16.05.2016
Genre … Drone, Noise
Type … FLAC

Here is next System Morgue’s return to DNA Production, this time as a split work shared with another Moscow-based project iatemyself.

In his two-tracks part System Morgue fills up air with guitar drones where vibrating, shivering consonances mix with heavy breathing pulsations, and fragmentary sonic images comprise a sickly acoustic illusion occasionally teared by sound upsurges of distorted guitar neurasthenia. Sometimes it looks like a drift towards areas of guitar noise but in fact it happens in iatemyself’s three-tracks part where jumble of electrical interferences and distorted sounds boils up. This dense and physically perceived sonic cloud presses ears with low-frequency waves while high-frequency bursts split and lumps together this uneasy acoustic mass making visible its parts and then stepping back for a moment to let see the whole panorama of enraged sonic elements.

Tracklisting:

  1. System Morgue – Mourir de ne pas mourir (10:50)
  2. System Morgue – Jours de pluie (14:11)
  3. iatemyself – Guess I’ve Been There Before (03:07)
  4. iatemyself – Syntony (11:56)
  5. iatemyself – Whotoldyouthat (05:49)

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Igl00 & lost-radio – «Untitled Scenes IV»

Igl00 & lost-radio - «Untitled Scenes IV»Cat.# … DNA 175
Release Date … 09.06.2015
Genre … Drone
Type … FLAC Lossless

After a half of a year Igl00 and his collaborator lost-radio continue «Untitled Scenes» series with new work called simply “Untitled Scenes IV”. New work is as short as previous «Untitled Scenes III» and there are some similarities between them. Differences are spotted though but they look like logical development of ideas presented in the previous works.

Igl00’s part remains on the side of minimalism and isolationism wrapped in a veil of unostentatious hum. Two tracks are made in the usual Igl00 manner, this time maybe more chamber-like: less space and details, more transparency and concentrating on main lines of music development.

lost-radio’s part is more diversified. «Scene XII» looks like dense and complex track made in the style very close to drone ambient. On the contrary, «Scene XIV» is much closer to Igl00’s tracks in sound and atmosphere. Here is a lot of noise, the same minimalistic approach and similar isolationist disposition.

Tracklisting:

  1. Igl00 – Scene XI (07:36)
  2. lost-radio – Scene XII (08:11)
  3. Igl00 – Scene XIII (07:02)
  4. lost-radio – Scene XIV (07:13)

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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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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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Igl00 – «Ниже нуля (Lower Than Zero)»

Igl00 - «Ниже нуля (Lower Than Zero)»Cat.# … DNA 157
Release Date … 02.04.2014
Genre … Drone, Isolationism, Field Recordings
Type … FLAC Lossless

«…We had “strayed”, as the Swede put it, into some region or some set of conditions where the risks were great, yet unintelligible to us; where the frontiers of some unknown world lay close about us. It was a spot held by the dwellers in some outer space, a sort of peep-hole whence they could spy upon the earth, themselves unseen, a point where the veil between had worn a little thin…»

This quotation from «The Willows», a story by Algernon Blackwood, is a better description for the atmosphere created by this work. «Ниже нуля (Lower Than Zero)» consists of minimalistic isolationist soundscapes which split up into myriads of noises of uncertain nature. Weird, cold, incomprehensible – it’s something beyond human perception.

Tracklisting:

  1. Igl00 – Ниже Нуля (Lower Than Zero) (18:08)

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uhushuhu in Sadayatana Podcast #175

Tracks by uhushuhu have featured in Sadayatana Podcast #175 «The Last Sofa» (March 22, 2014).

Listen and find there:

Thanks to John Tocher.

Sadayatana Podcast #175 «The Last Sofa»

uhushuhu – «dlinnye pesni priyatnye slukhu»

uhushuhu - «dlinnye pesni priyatnye slukhu»Cat.# … DNA 156
Release Date … 23.03.2014
Genre … Drone, Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

Here is «dlinnye pesni priyatnye slukhu», the début work by «ухушуху» (uhushuhu), a side-project of Russian creative association «Утроворту» (Utrovortu). The title is Russian «длинные песни приятные слуху» which means «long songs pleasant for hearing» in English.

These three tracks present a journey through structures and layers contained in sound envelope of drone and ambient. Find there sound anomalies, unsystematic wanderings in shaky unpredictable areas, vague rustles and seeming echoes, spaces of various density, mood and nature, secret dead ends, spontaneous sound making and labyrinths closed in themselves.

Tracklisting:

  1. uhushuhu – поверхностная (surface) (24:11)
  2. uhushuhu – подводная (underwater) (18:51)
  3. uhushuhu – подземная (underground) (09:42)

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Crocell, IOK-1, R6, Red Fog and others in Sadayatana Podcast #78

Tracks by Crocell, IOK-1, R6, Red Fog, The Ghost Between The Strings and Epsilon Eridani have featured in Sadayatana Podcast #78 «Ghost In Daylight» (April 29, 2012).

Listen and find there:

Thanks to John Tocher.
Sadayatana Podcast #78 «Ghost In Daylight»

Nemertis and Zreen Toyz in Sadayatana Podcast #71

Tracks by Nemertis and Zreen Toyz have featured in Sadayatana Podcast #71 «The Dark» (March 10, 2012).

Listen and find there:

Thanks to John Tocher.
Sadayatana Podcast #71 «The Dark»

Nemertis – «Reverberanta»

Nemertis - «Reverberanta»Cat.# … DNA 126
Release Date … 04.03.2012
Genre … Drone
Type … mp3 CBR 320 kbps

Recently featured at the split with Creation VI, Belarussian drone/shoegaze project Nemertis now presents their full-length work «Reverberanta».

Here Nemertis is remaining on drone side with four track of various length but similar composition where low-frequency drones breathe measuredly behind silver bells of trembling guitar chords.

Tracklisting:

  1. Nemertis – Polar Nova (04:17)
  2. Nemertis – Lightscape (19:24)
  3. Nemertis – Reverberanta (06:10)
  4. Nemertis – Trees Above The Seas (28:47)

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