Kolpakopf – «Escapism»

Cat.# … DNA 186
Release Date … 09.11.2016
Genre … Dark Ambient
Type … FLAC

Sullen Kolpakopf keeps pressing with his original dark, heavy and a bit claustrophobic ambient. Kolpakopf’s «Escapism» reveals not a final point for escapist but the process of reaching that point.

Saturnine soundscapes, catacombs pathways, illegible voices through hum and noises and unceasing mental stress. Black-and-white vision, walking on the edge, electric lights instead of sun and rare scrappy images of escapist relaxation at the peak of psychic burnout.

Recorded in 2016.


  1. Kolpakopf – I (11:48)
  2. Kolpakopf – II (15:40)
  3. Kolpakopf – III (13:42)

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Ayato & Planetaldol – «MESA»

Cat.# … DNA 185
Release Date … 00.11.2016
Genre … Industrial/Dub, Shamanic Ambient, Animist Lost Tapes
Type … mp3 CBR 320 kbps

«MESA» ultimate ceremony: started 2013, ended 2016. Black/white tapes &&& borders. Revelation (shamanic state). Patron saint of rain??? Various sacramental rain cults and rain gods. In addition, he is the keeper of the keys to heaven. A visionary diagram of where the shaman will need to journey. Done at night. Prayers, invocations, and chants-beat-shamanic rattle addressed to all the supernaturals. Tobacco, plants. At midnight, when the purifying ceremonial acts are complete, all present must drink one to three cups of the ceremonial potion.

«MESA» starting point were multisessions#0022009 August 22 2009 (Ayato: prepared guitar. Planetaldol: laptop). Later there were Necktar – 2017 volume 8 «Body translator» impro live on February 26 2010 (Planetaldol: laptop, tampura machine, bells. Ayato: prepared guitar, dictaphone) and International Email Audio Art Project Volume 8 (2011) «Roberto Succo» February 26 2010 (20h00 prepared guitar, laptop, tanpura machine / ambient).


  1. Ayato & Planetaldol – Patte De Cerf (02:56)
  2. Ayato & Planetaldol – Baton Poisson Scie (05:10)
  3. Ayato & Planetaldol – Baton De La Femme Seule (09:49)
  4. Ayato & Planetaldol – Baton Levrier (06:32)
  5. Ayato & Planetaldol – Baton Colibri (03:24)
  6. Ayato & Planetaldol – Baton Aigle (06:54)
  7. Ayato & Planetaldol – Baton Chouette (05:51)
  8. Ayato & Planetaldol – Baton De Saint Paul (03:10)
  9. Ayato & Planetaldol – Baton De La Vierge De Merci (05:56)

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Xalm Retribution – «Orbiter»

Cat.# … DNA 184
Release Date … 01.09.2016
Genre … Dark Ambient
Type … FLAC

In his new work «Orbiter» Xalm Retribution adds some new colours to his usual dark ambient palette, and all these colours are cold, very cold. Staying inside classic dark ambient borders, Xalm Retribution managed to utilize some elements typical to work of Massimo Magrini and late Akifumi Nakajima.

Now technogenous, inanimate, artificial sounds fill his vibrant soundscapes. In the waves of slow low-frequency pulsations, you can no longer find any industrial noises or guitar drones or something else you are used to find in straight dark ambient works. There are only electrical circuits’ music, singing induction coils, oxidized pins’ staccatos and conducting switches in the finally abandoned Solaris station. Shadows run their fingers over strings of crackling electrical wiring. Faulty сlimatic plants’ din fills dark corridors. Obscurity and desolation…


  1. Xalm Retribution – Path (07:47)
  2. Xalm Retribution – Noise (03:51)
  3. Xalm Retribution – Way (08:08)
  4. Xalm Retribution – Suit (04:36)
  5. Xalm Retribution – Voice (07:48)
  6. Xalm Retribution – Signal (06:23)
  7. Xalm Retribution – Return (06:09)

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Flangeri – «Joy Of Restriction»

Cat.# … DNA 183
Release Date … 12.07.2016
Genre … Drone
Type … FLAC

In Flangeri’s new work «Joy Of Restriction» melancholic and meditative improvisations are embodied of vibrant drones that look like river waves bringing myriads of flecks to the shore where you sit. Like the river waves, these drones never hasten and slowly reach their climax before calming down in multiple resonances. Covertly appearing behind the resonances, even and simple melody easily develops from the echoes of colliding drones, getting drown in their pulsatings. Growing in strength, the melody flies over waves of drones of various tonality and length. Reaching the peak in the second half of the more than 35 minutes long piece, the melody – or a pack of endlessly repeated melodies’ fragments – slowly dissolves in drones’ rhythmed breathing, and as the drones start to fade, they let the melody to fade with them as well.


  1. Flangeri – Joy Of Restriction (35:42)

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Kolpakopf – «Indivisible Triplicity Of Death»

Cat.# … DNA 182
Release Date … 26.05.2016
Genre … Dark Ambient
Type … FLAC

It’s Kolpakopf again, and again his work touch on the subject of death. And again the work is inspired by literature, and again Kolpakopf get inspired by mystical Jorge Luis Borges.

In «Indivisible Triplicity Of Death» philosophical reflections about significance of death in the human perception metamorphose in chaotic waves of low-frequency noise swamping lifeless and deliberately minimalistic sound caverns. Arised there and sewn together in an anxious canvas, consonances, pieces of phrases and similar sets of anthropogenic sounds slowly emerge into a wall of noise and then disjoin at the peak of their intensity. Later they appear again in another form to arise and to fall eventually.

It looks like those changes in situations and in points of view in Jorge Luis Borges’ stories wherein half-words and allusions spawn layers of implication and force to overinterpret probable development of the action. And doubtless it force to continue author’s fantasies in someone’s own way. As Borges’ stories, Kolpakopf’s «Indivisible Triplicity Of Death» offers a few of detailed patterns and provoke to interpret them before the piece develops enough to show author’s original idea.

Recorded in 2015.


  1. Kolpakopf – Untitled (24:22)

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