System Morgue – «Forêt Noire»

System Morgue - «Forêt Noire»Cat.# … DNA 196
Release Date … 06.07.2017
Genre … Drone, Guitar Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

System Morgue takes you to the Forêt Noire full of phobias, forgotten dreams and imagery trapped deep in subliminal levels. Follow dense guitar drones, dissolve your emotions and thoughts in their vibrations, submerge in sleepy meditation.

Bunches of short mechanistic loops slowly pulsate behind stolid guitar chords, boost and mirror them, intensifying sonic pressure, spinning sound waves and locking them into spiral. Then pulsation become more frequent, anxiety grows and bursts with high-frequencey guitar yells and melody shreds cacophony in panicky rhythm. Short breather after panic attack, and sound pressure takes over again. Waves of guitar chords tighten distorted melodies in an uneven helix, sometimes ascending to hysterical crescendo, sometimes collapsing in melancholic alienation.

Tracklisting:

  1. System Morgue – Racines (09:39)
  2. System Morgue – Myrte (06:36)
  3. System Morgue – Forêt Noire (20:34)
  4. System Morgue – Sang (05:05)

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Kolpakopf – «Между (Between)»

Kolpakopf - «Между (Between)»Cat.# … DNA 196
Release Date … 27.06.2017
Genre … Dark Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

There is something between dream and reality. There is something between sanity and madness, between light and darkness, between life and death. Probably there is an edge between two opposites, strong like a friend’s hand or thin like a thread. Can you feel the edge? And where is the edge? And if you feel the edge between two opposite sides, do you know on which side is good and there is evil?

New Kolpakopf’s work called «Между (Between)» is about it but it does not offer any answers, neither does it ask any questions. This is something like a sound fingerprint of borderline state where you feel yourself placed in a vast empty space and in a tiny dark room simultaneously.

Tracklisting:

  1. Kolpakopf – Untitled (39:40)

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Arcane Waves – «Malfunction»

Arcane Waves - «Malfunction»Cat.# … DNA 195
Release Date … 19.04.2017
Genre … Experimental, Electronic, Noise, Drone, Dark Ambient, Industrial, Electroacoustic
Type … FLAC Lossless

A malfunction is the state of something that functions wrongly or does not function at all; like our world…

First volume of the Reaktor Sessions, Malfunction is made with virtual sound generators and noisy circuit-bent devices.

Recorded in January 2017 somewhere in France.
Photo montage by Graph’Hypnotic (images public domain).
Sleeve design by Arcane Waves & Graph’Hypnotic.

Tracklisting:

  1. Arcane Waves – Tokamak Power Failure (08:00)
  2. Arcane Waves – Aardvark Malfunction (08:00)
  3. Arcane Waves – Data Error In Garbage Processing (08:00)
  4. Arcane Waves – Feeding The Reservoir Of Chaos (08:00)
  5. Arcane Waves – Zoetrope Malfunction (08:00)
  6. Arcane Waves – Objects Out Of Control (08:00)

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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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Cédric Elisabeth – «Parallel»

Cédric Elisabeth - «Parallel»Cat.# … DNA 190
Release Date … 13.03.2017
Genre … Ambient, Soundscape, Experimental
Type … FLAC Lossless

«With the same illusion [as Timeless], Parallel is more refined. It sends you to another world with divers mood. You get also more images on your mind and can create your own.»
— Cédric Elisabeth

Refined is not the only word to define the work. Smooth, relaxing, melahcholic, light, deep, transparent, natural, perfect, fluent, subtle, elegant – dozens of words are here to decribe emotions when «Sans Titre» changes «Excellence» or when «Grandiosa» quietly comes to its piercing, fluttering apogee and makes way to calm and contemplative «Mute». If you liked «Timeless», you will fall in love with «Parallel». Just switch it on…

Artwork by Frederic Dilé.
Mastered by Troels B-Knudsen.

Tracklisting:

  1. Cédric Elisabeth – Excellence (04:50)
  2. Cédric Elisabeth – Sans Titre (07:06)
  3. Cédric Elisabeth – Revision (06:23)
  4. Cédric Elisabeth – Grandiosa (08:32)
  5. Cédric Elisabeth – Mute (12:35)

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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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Ciarlatani dell’Occulto – «Ciarlatani dell’Occulto»

Ciarlatani dell’Occulto - «Ciarlatani dell’Occulto»Cat.# … DNA 188
Release Date … 29.12.2016
Genre … Drone, Noise
Type … FLAC

Ciarlatani dell’Occulto is the conscious will to awake the knowledge about other plans of existence through the methodical reproductions of ancient invocations’ lost sounds into our modern age: re-discovering who we are and what we are made of, finally seeing ourselves as we really are.

Beware, charlatans of the occult!

Tracklisting:

  1. Ciarlatani dell’Occulto – Iniziazione (07:52)
  2. Ciarlatani dell’Occulto – Celebrazione (05:40)
  3. Ciarlatani dell’Occulto – Rivelazione (08:47)
  4. Ciarlatani dell’Occulto – Evoluzione (14:17)
  5. Ciarlatani dell’Occulto – Ascensione (06:09)

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