As a whole, this may be one of the better albums released this year and a great find for those who enjoy industrial/ambient.
While these tracks are composed predominately of heavy, flowing drones and dense, crushing atmospheres, this is certainly not your run-of-the-mill one-drone-for-ten-minutes type of album.
Flint Glass – Connexion Bizarre Podcast identifier [exclusive] Control – Envy [Deadly Sins – Misanthrope Studio] Negru Voda – Dark Territory [Våld De Luxe – Dark Territory – Malignant Records] [ … ]
A great retrospective look at a long career within the genre. Stylistically, their sound hasn’t changed much – brooding drones with incidental stabs of unexpected nihilism, sparsely populated with unexpected, chilling textures, and steering well clear of such archaic conventions as rhythm, melody or time signatures.
Sadly, “His Master’s Voice” doesn’t quite bring anything new to the table in terms of genre advancement. It’s just more of the same ambient that 50 other producers are generating. So there’s no denying that it’s clever stuff, but that’s about its greatest drawcard.
“Derelict World” is the newest album from dark ambient artist False Mirror, released via stalwart label Malignant. Firstly, I must ask your forgiveness for me for being a bit long winded here, but there is much to say about this release. The major thing I want to emphasize is that it is truly an album, a coherent and calculated whole.
CD, Malignant Records, 2010 www.phelios.de A title like “Astral Unity” gives worrying images of hippies enjoying psychedelic experiences, but luckily this is German dark ambient artist, Phelios, with his fourth [ … ]
CD, Malignant Records, 2010 www.malignantrecords.com Opening with “An Introduction to Black Holes” it’s immediately evident that we are in for something bleak and oppressive or positively crushing; there really are [ … ]
CD, Malignant Records, 2009 www.myspace.com/hyiosinfo Once again, here rises a promising newcomer in the dark ambient/drone scene. With “Consuetudines”, his debut album recently released on the US label Malignant Records, [ … ]
CD, Malignant Records, 2008 www.terra-sancta.com While I am an outspoken fan of accomplished artists within the dark ambient realm, “Disintegration” clumsily stumbles on its intended target, creating fifty-seven minutes of [ … ]