EugeneKha & Microbit Project – «Crossings»

EugeneKha & Microbit Project - «Crossings»Cat.# … DNA 187
Release Date … 27.12.2016
Genre … Dark Ambient, Drone Ambient
Type … FLAC

«Crossings» is more than a collage of unreleased and already released tracks and drafts created in 2005-2010 under EugeneKha and Microbit Project.

It’s an attempt to rethink and to organize last experiences in a combination of various (and maybe opposite) approaches. This combination converts to «Crossings», an audio reflection of real and surreal worlds, a new form, a new experience with a new sound.

Tracklisting:

  1. EugeneKha & Microbit Project – Crossings (01:01:53)

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Kolpakopf – «Escapism»

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.

Tracklisting:

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

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Ayato & Planetaldol – «MESA»

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).

Tracklisting:

  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»

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…

Tracklisting:

  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»

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.

Tracklisting:

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

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Kolpakopf – «Indivisible Triplicity Of Death»

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.

Tracklisting:

  1. Kolpakopf – Untitled (24:22)

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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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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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