Obozdur & LN 313 & 581С – «1/2 Asphix»

Obozdur & LN 313 & 581С - «1/2 Asphix»Cat.# … DNA 27
Release Date … 01.11.2008
Genre … Dark Ambient, Industrial
Type … mp3 CBR 320 kbps

Release title is a misspelt word «asphyxia» that means air insufficiency which attends central nervous system and blood circulation disorders.

This collaborative work have been started by Vitaly Maklakov who selected unreleased Obozdur tracks created in spring / summer 2008 and sent it to LN 313 via internet.

LN 313 has reworked Obozdur sound sources. He has added something new to it changing each track in his own way. When reworks were done, LN 313 has sent tracks back to Vitaly.

Under LN 313 influence Obozdur’s impulsivity and anxiety have became a bit abstract. Sound has got sharpness and coldness, textures have lost its homogeneity but have put on depth.

581C part «Evangelion» is a single long track inspired by anime series with same name. It’s dark and claustrophobic ambient that sounds like mystical noises in a forgotten space station.

Artwork by Vitaly Maklakov.

Tracklisting:

  1. LN 313 & Obozdur – MJK 3.13 (4:42)
  2. LN 313 & Obozdur – Pulsar (3:01)
  3. LN 313 & Obozdur – Tylysh III (3:49)
  4. LN 313 & Obozdur – Miloe Utro (4:07)
  5. LN 313 & Obozdur – Long Route (5:25)
  6. LN 313 & Obozdur – The FT (5:27)
  7. 581С – Evangelion (10:25)

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813 – «Self-Exhumation Session»

813 - «Self-Exhumation Session»Cat.# … DNA 26
Release Date … 21.10.2008
Genre … Noise, Experimental
Type … FLAC Lossless

Sometimes I can’t sleep at night… and don’t want to do anything… and understand that another soul-searching is useless but nevertheless…

Unthinkingly I turn a wheel trying to tune old tube radio. There is no pop music at night but my radio is old and a bit noisy. Stations are tuning through walls of radionoise. They attract with far bright pictures and clear rhythms. But my radio is the only thing around me. I hold tight the wheel continuing my tuning. It’s nice to imagine that there are other people lost in radio waves. They have their own troubles. They are tuning too.

It’s nice to be alone here but not to be all alone.

Drifting in radionoise I turn the wheel. To new station. Towards new spectral world… Travel upon old radio tuning scale…

Noise/ambient collage with lo-fi ambient layers and elastic trip-hop loops drifting in waves of harsh radionoise.

Despite this genre is notoriously mere and heterogeneous, «Self-Exhumation Session» wins with the harmonious combination of incompatible parts. Harsh noise sound accentuates complete and fine rhythmic loops. Chaotic ambient layers express deliberate thoughtlessness. But later you will see the whole surprising harmony of this work. And then you’ll realize how author can manipulate listener’s attention and how well he can compose.

Artwork by 813.

Tracklisting:

  1. 813 – Self-Exhumation Session (24:39)

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Obozdur – «Two Different Parts Of One Day»

Obozdur - «Two Different Parts Of One Day»мCat.# … DNA 25
Release Date … 11.10.2008
Genre … Experimental, Ambient, Industrial
Type … FLAC Lossless

Tiredness, distraction, anxiety, waiting for better times – all these things are in the first track «Twilight At 14 O’Clock».

And the second track «Weekend Weather Forecast» is alongside tiredness again, satisfaction, limpness, meditative immersion in sound ambience, positive mood, slow reactions to small changes in ambience.

Vitaly Maklakov’s Obozdur presents another work that inherits all Obozdur’s features like multidimentional sound layers, fine work with micronoises, plenty of different sound materials harmoniously combined with each other, whimsicality and non-linear composition.

But «Two Different Parts Of One Day» has its own key feature. Strong dub influence and accurate rhythm structures discover the new side of Obozdur’s balance on the edge between experimental ambient and post industrial. That surprising combination directs dark and anxious Obozdur music at the contrary vector to the positive calm side full of meditative loops and relaxing slow rhythms.

Artwork by Vitaly Maklakov.

Tracklisting:

  1. Obozdur – Twilight At 14 O’Clock (10:45)
  2. Obozdur – Weekend Weather Forecast (12:52)

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CrepusculaR – «Chromgneticgnosis»

 CrepusculaR - «Chromgneticgnosis»Cat.# … DNA 24
Release Date … 29.09.2008
Genre … Dark Ambient
Type … FLAC Lossless

Postapocalyptic world’s heavy breathing, subway toxic darkness, tunnels tense silence and claustrophilia… Nightmare of last survival stalkers…

…Chromgneticgnosis – tinny taste of bunker dead air, close danger vibration, long wait, heavy breathing and headache…

…NTRN – intolerable horror switches mind off, endless run through tunnels, radioactive dust and dirty yellow light fall through breaches from above, intoxication, oxygen shortage, hallucinations and mechanical howling somewhere above, at the surface…

…Mercury Overdose – incessant falling, paralysis and blissful relaxation in liquid weightlessness, a light far above, ringing in the ears, hollow feeble sounds, dizziness, hallucinating mind, split personality, dim visions of past apocalypse…

…T1000 – Abrupt awakening, cold, extremities atrophy, unusual silence on zero level, only weak drone near surface, weak-willed wait and trying to kneel… And crashing combat robot fallen into tunnel! Siren howling, collapsing floors, cyborg’s distorted inhuman roar, cold hate of metal creature… Apocalypse is continuing…

New CrepusculaR work paints a New Gray World in colours of dark pulsating multilayer ambient with inhumanly abstract rusty sound. Argentinian industrial maestro returns with cutting-edge dark ambient material.

Tracklisting:

  1. CrepusculaR – Chromgneticgnosis (8:56)
  2. CrepusculaR – NTRN (8:54)
  3. CrepusculaR – Mercury Overdose (5:50)
  4. CrepusculaR – T1000 (8:41)

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GTI & Obozdur – «Свалка бетонных изделий»

GTI & Obozdur - «Свалка бетонных изделий»Cat.# … DNA 23
Release Date … 20.09.2008
Genre … Dark Ambient, Noise
Type … mp3 CBR 320 kbps

First part is waiting for an outburst.

Vibrating in tension walls of dark ambient are transpierced with microsounds of anisochronously bursting interatomic links.
Noises pierce ambient walls. They instantly spread through reinforcement net, crumpling and destructing. It’s just like sudden pain pierces body and burn nerves.

And then a furious swirling comes in second part. Abrasive noise outbursts are overflowed with analogue noise blows.
After a few minutes of clash both sides are taken up by hot steam of boiler house curling noise just a seconds before explosion that will ruin boiler leaving only concrete slab fragments with rusty reinforcement scraps…

This Russian projects GTI and Obozdur collaborative work results in explosive blend of dark ambient and noise with dense and rich sound.

Artwork (front) by Seclorum, artwork (back) by Obozdur.
Mastered by Seclorum.

Tracklisting:

  1. GTI & Obozdur – Сумрачные тени прошлого (Gloom Shadows Of Past) (8:55)
  2. GTI & Obozdur – Ржавый армированный скелет (Rusty Reinforced Skeleton) (10:44)

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Письма с изнанки – «Бездна детства»

Письма с изнанки - «Бездна детства»Cat.# … DNA 22
Release Date … 09.09.2008
Genre … Dark Ambient
Type … mp3 CBR 320 kbps

Raw and deep dark ambient soundscapes hide myriads of sound fragments – human voices, concrete noises and synthetic dissonances, creating hundreds of craters leading into the Inside, into subconsciousness, into the dark abyss of childhood.

Child’s fears and worries, early trauma – all leave never-healing scars. Those scars are steps that lead to the cliff over the Great Unknown.
Theme of the album is child encountering death.

At first he senses it vaguely like a deja vu in a hustle of an early morning, on his way to school at predawn hours, in the cold air after the warmth of his bed; he feels it’s intangible presence in dark corners of his room and his heart fills with primordial fear. And then death comes into his home and he sees it in its greatness and horror.

Recorded in 2007.
Mastered by Seclorum.

Tracklisting:

  1. Письма с изнанки – Зима. Понедельник. Утро. (Winter. Monday. Morning.) (23:07)
  2. Письма с изнанки – Тёмные углы (Dark Corners) (5:13)
  3. Письма с изнанки – Дедушкино молоко (Grandpa’s Milk) (3:23)
  4. Письма с изнанки – Первые похороны (First Funeral) (5:16)

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Kromeshna – «Mixed Technique»

Kromeshna - «Mixed Technique»Cat.# … DNA 21
Release Date … 25.08.2008
Genre … Dark Ambient, Industrial
Type … FLAC Lossless

Raw and hollow clangs interweave with distorted mechanical sounds locked in multidimentional loops. Incessant beat of dead machines resounds in empty rooms of desolate buildings.

Three lo-fi isolationist hymns, a tribute to industrial world balancing on the edge of collapse.

This is live recording made during sound performance at creative works party «Image and Sound» that taken place on 8th January 2006 at School of Arts №1, Kamensk-Uralsky, Russia.

All sounds by Vitaly Maklakov, Evgeny Afanasiev, Roman Bondarev.
Archive live recording with minimal post-production made by Kromeshna mastermind Vitaly Maklakov.
Artworks by Vitaly Maklakov.

Tracklisting:

  1. Kromeshna – 1 (9:33)
  2. Kromeshna – 2 (8:37)
  3. Kromeshna – 3 (10:25)

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Various Artists – «Spiral II»

Various Artists - «Spiral II»Cat.# … DNA 20
Release Date … 15.03.2008
Genre … Drone Ambient, Experimental
Type … mp3 CBR 320 kbps

This compilation features five projects: Raspad Atoma from Volgograd (Russia), CrepusculaR from Argentina, Protuberanzed from Khimki (Russia), I.M.M.U.R.E. from St. Petersburg (Russia) and Vlasti Form in collaboration with Raspad Atoma.

Tracklisting:

  1. Protuberanzed – Game Over (3:24)
  2. CrepusculaR – Senordwols, The Insidious Ominous (14:41)
  3. I.M.M.U.R.E. – Untitled (14:12)
  4. Raspad Atoma – The Last Mirage Of Persistent Leaves (7:44)
  5. Vlasti Form & Raspad Atoma – Deathday (7:16)

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Bagryanii Schliach – «Mamai»

Bagryanii Schliach - «Mamai»Cat.# … DNA 19
Release Date … 12.03.2008
Genre … Drone Ambient
Type … mp3 CBR 320 kbps

Cossack Mamai is the meditating Warrior.

Being lost at the boundless Ukrainian steppe, he sits drowning at the magic sleep. The Space and the Steppe are contiguous one to another at his consciousness. This tie exists until the Wolf is awoke.

The Wolf is the reverse side of the meditating Warrior. Until then, just as centuries ago, stellar wind blows over the Milky Way and the feather-grass prophecies about the million fates.

The world came to a standstill.

Til’ the Sunrise.

Tracklisting:

  1. Bagryanii Schliach – Chumackiy Schliach (10:20)
  2. Bagryanii Schliach – Mamai (9:27)
  3. Bagryanii Schliach – Meditaciya (17:37)

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Vorlokh & Ad Serpentae – «Split»

Vorlokh & Ad Serpentae - «Split»Cat.# … DNA 18
Release Date … 10.03.2008
Genre … Noise
Type … mp3 CBR 320 kbps

This split release between Vorlokh and Ad Serpentae consists of abrasive digital noise and ambient-like noise based on guitar feedbacks.

Tracklisting:

  1. Vorlokh – Ground 1 (6:07)
  2. Vorlokh – Ground 4 (8:45)
  3. Ad Serpentae – Distant View [Cut] (15:08)

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