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MJDK – «Hymn»

MJDK - «Hymn»Cat.# … DNA 180
Release Date … 02.03.2016
Genre … Illbient, Dark Ambient, Industrial
Type … mp3 CBR 320 kbps

After a string of dark ambient works Polish project MJDK turns to something off-the-wall, crazy and eccentric. His «Hymn» looks eclectic enough in the combination of dark ambient canvases behind distorted electronic sounds with prolonged speeches and Scorn-like illbient loops. And the core of the work, more-than-fifteen-minutes Coil-inspired escapist track adds more diversity to this weird and somewhat unreal work.

«The song «Hymn» (Anthmen in Polish) is inspired by the French movie «La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur» (2014).
I love Phallus Dei music and courtesy of Mr. Oliver St. Lingam I could record a remix of the song «Will You Come Now».
«Filokles & Lykofron» is a tribute to the incredible project Coil. At all costs, I decided to record something in their style.
The song «London» was recorded during my stay in the capital of the United Kingdom.
«Inception» is a veritable frenzy with a speech of one of my philosophical guru Alan Watts.»

— Mateusz Jędrzejczak (MJDK)

«Will You Come Now (Phallus Dei)» by John Walker/Phallus Dei, remixed by MJDK.
«Inception», voice by Alan Watts.
Artwork by Hanka.

Tracklisting:

  1. MJDK – Hymn (02:29)
  2. MJDK – Will You Come Now (Phallus Dei) (07:23)
  3. MJDK – Filokles & Lykofron (Tribute to Coil) (15:37)
  4. MJDK – London (02:08)
  5. MJDK – Inception (05:34)

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Cédric Elisabeth – «Timeless»

Cédric Elisabeth - «Timeless»Cat.# … DNA 179
Release Date … 08.02.2016
Genre … Ambient, Soundscape, Experimental
Type … FLAC Lossless

Variable melodies suddenly appear from nowhere and pierce supple soundscapes and noise layers. Later they slowly dissolve in the soundscapes to give birth to new consonances… Sonic illusions, deceptive images behind tangibly embossed human voices and vibrating strings tones. Awakening out of time, waiting and sound detection in the space around. Slow discovering nearest places, perception persistence accumulation, gradual incapsulation in own consciousness, fading activities, introspection, falling asleep…

This four-track work is fully builded on various combinations of sounds, noises, drones, melodies and spirits. It provokes associations, it consists of associations, it draws sonic pictures and impels listener to paint them with colors depending on his imagination.

Cover by Adam Ryde.

Tracklisting:

  1. Cédric Elisabeth – Gravity (08:12)
  2. Cédric Elisabeth – Horizon (11:13)
  3. Cédric Elisabeth – Sound Of Paris (06:08)
  4. Cédric Elisabeth – Air (10:25)

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Berthelot – «Les trous noirs de l’espace sémantique»

Berthelot - «Les trous noirs de l'espace sémantique»Cat.# … DNA 178
Release Date … 02.02.2016
Genre … Electroacoustic, Post-Concrete
Type … FLAC Lossless

Black holes of the semantic space (les trous noirs de l’espace sémantique) are related to the dialogues of the deaf, a common activity on this strange planet.

In this album, the sounds come and go, hesitate, disappear and then they reappear more far in time. They are trying to avoid, but also they are scrambling to finally get lost in space, without even trying to harmonize.

These chaotic soundscapes act as a reflection of our society of hyper-communication in which the informations, the messages, all the words, and all the data get lost anywhere.

Nobody try to understand and everything always ends in a great dialogue of the deaf, each arguing for oneself, and ultimately the knowledge is lost in the black holes of the semantic space.

Tracks 1 to 7 recorded in November and December 2015; music by Berthelot.
Track 8 recorded in January 2016; music by Berthelot & Launay.

Cover by Hieronymus Bosch, «The Hell and the Flood» (detail).
Photos by Ironside. Sleeve design by Berthelot & Graph’Hypnotic.

Tracklisting:

  1. Berthelot – Dans les cavernes du paléo-cortex (06:43)
  2. Berthelot – Vision fugitive du hazard (04:09)
  3. Berthelot – Fissures de rêveries dans les vitraux de la nef sud (08:14)
  4. Berthelot – Verbiage Statique (03:46)
  5. Berthelot – L’attrape-rumeurs (04:23)
  6. Berthelot – La sciure du balancier intemporel (04:14)
  7. Berthelot – Procédé chaotique de propagation sémantique (08:05)
  8. Berthelot & Launay – Prolégomènes aux dialogues de sourds (07:26)

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Anatoly Khvostishko – «berdetovka»

Anatoly Khvostishko - «berdetovka»Cat.# … DNA 177
Release Date … 27.10.2015
Genre … Experimental, Drone Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

Tremendous soundscapes hide between folds of subconsciousness. See through closed eyes in the dark vast depths. Do you wonder whose slack breathing you hear?

Knocks, cracklings, noises. Vibrations, pulses, sound scraps. Find yourself locked in small dark room with something strange stirring behind the door and a second later, soar over clouds of low-frequency drones endeavouring to discern what does lay beneath. And what the first word appeared in your mind on the edge of awakening?

berdetovka, one word for three prolonged dreams’ soundtracks. Put your headphones on and wander the track of your fantasy.

The first untitled track of «berdetovka» was recorded in September/October 2014.
The second untitled track was recorded in October/November 2014.
The third untitled track was recorded in November 2014.

All tracks composed, mixed, recorded and designed by Anatoly Khvostishko at «B».

Tracklisting:

  1. Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (25:36)
  2. Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (29:20)
  3. Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (19:12)

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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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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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Kolpakopf – «INFERIAE»

Kolpakopf - «INFERIAE»Cat.# … DNA 174
Release Date … 22.04.2015
Genre … Dark Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

This time Kolpakopf brings us to the edge of underworld. His new work «INFERIAE» sends to ancient grave rituals of bringing sacred offerings to the beings of underworld – to the spirits of the dead. Arisen from the depths of time, these rites transformed to sacrificial practices, from horrible Phoenician human sacrifices to harmless Christian oblations.

What is the essence of these practices? What does it mean for people who donate now and offered blood sacrifices in the past? What the difference between a savage who brings grains to the dead and a modern man who lays a wreath on a grave? And is there a difference?

Kolpakopf doesn’t offer any answers. His «INFERIAE» just helps to keep the doors half-open, helps to descend to your own inner underworld, and helps to see the roots of those rituals, to see obscure paths from the present to the past.

Tracklisting:

  1. Kolpakopf – Untitled (41:53)

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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 – «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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