Sunday, July 14, 2019

Muur/Bod/Cyclic Law/2019 CD Review


  Muur  is  a  solo  project  from  Germany  that  plays  a  mixture  of  ritual  and  dark  ambient  soundscapes  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  album  "Bod"  which  will  be  released  on  July  30th  by  Cyclic  Law.

  Ritualistic  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  while  the  only  track  that  is  presented  on  the  recording  is  over  51  minutes  in  length.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  experimental  and  avant  garde  sounding  as  well  as  utilizing  some  homemade  instruments  as  well  as  adding  in  elements  of  dark  ambient.

  Voices  can  also  be  heard  in  the  background  in  some  parts  of  the  music  while  the  guitar  sounds  when  they  are  utilized  add  an  influence  of   black  metal  onto  the  recording.  Bass  guitar  riffing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  also  takes  the  music  into  more  of  a  drone/doom  metal  direction,  as  the  album  progresses  the  music  also  gets  more  tribal  and  shamanistic  sounding  as  well  as  introducing  throat  singing  onto  the  recording.

  Muur  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  ritual,  dark  ambient  soundscapes,  drone  and  doom  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  music  focuses  mostly on  occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Muur  is  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  ritual,  dark  ambient  soundscapes,  drone  and  doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  8  out  of  10.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Esogenesi/Self Titled/Transcending Obscurity Records/2019 CD Review


  Esogenesi  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  funeral  doom/death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2019  album  which  will  be  released  in  October  by  Transcending  Obscurity  Records.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  funeral  doom  metal  direction  while  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies.

  Vocals  are  mostly  deep  death  metal  growls  along  with  some  screams  also  being  utilized  at  times  that  also  adds  in  a  touch  of  black  metal.  One  track  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  drones  towards  the  end  as  well  as  the  guitar  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized.

  Acoustic  guitars  and  synths  can  also  be  heard  on  a  couple  of  songs  while  one  track  is  an  instrumental  and  all  of  the  songs  stick  to  a  slower  direction  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  and  on  the  closing  track  the  music  also  speeds  up  briefly  and  also  introduces  blast  beats  onto  the  recording. The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Italian  and  cover  science  fiction  and  philosophical  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Esogenesi  are  a  very  great  sounding  funeral  doom/death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Decadimento  Astrale"  and  "Incarazione  Della  Conoscenza".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j3pzv7kXrI   

Yunclas/Violenza Proletaria(Reworked 2019)/Grabaciones Autobombo/2019 Full Length Review


  Yunclas  are  a  solo  project  from  Spain  that  plays  a  mixture  of  dark  industrial  and  techno  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  album  "Violence  Proletaria"  which  was  originally  released  in  2017  with  the  re-mixed  and  re-mastered  form  of  the  album  being  released  in  2019  by  Grabaciones  Autobombo.

  Programmed  beats  and  electro-industrial  sounds  start  off  the  album  while  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Elements  of  techno  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  atmospheric  moments  and  one  track  also  introduces  clean  vocals  onto  the  recording.

  Samples  of  communist  era  music  can  also  be  heard  briefly  while  the  music  also  has  some  influences  of  ambient  and  electronica  music,  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  instrumentals  as  well  as  the  music  also  having  its  experimental  moments  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  harsh  noises  can  also  be  heard,  at  times  the  music  also  gets  very  tribal  and  ritualistic  sounding.

  Yunclas  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  dark  industrial  and  techno  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark while  the  song  themes  are  a  concept  album  based  upon  The  Autonomia  Operaia  Movement  in  Italy  during  the  70's. 

  In  my  opinion  Yunclas  is  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  dark  industrial  and  techno  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Violenza  Proletaria"  "Domino  y  Saboaje"  and  "Lotta  Continua".  8  out  of  10.

https://grabacionesautobombo.bandcamp.com/album/violenza-proletaria-reworked-2019    

Many Blessings/Pulsatile Tinnitus/Anti Corporate Music/2019 Split Album Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Denver, Colorado's  Many  Blessings  and  Nashville Tennessee's  Pulsatile  Tinnitus  which  will  be  released  in  August  by  Anti Corporate  Music  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  their  collaboration track  which  brings  in  a  mixture  of  harsh  noise  and  dark  ambient.

  Their  song  starts  out  with  some  field  recordings  and  atmospheric  sounding  drones  while their  track  is  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Elements  of  dark  ambient  are  also  added  into  the  song  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  mixing  in  more  harsh  noises,  as  the  tracks  progresses  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples  can  be  heard  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark.

  Now  we  will  go  into  the  solos  tracks  of  Pulsatile  Tinnitus  who  plays  a  mixture  of  harsh  noise,  drone  and  ambient.

  Her  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  field  recordings  along  with  both  of  her  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  before  adding  in  some  atmospheric  sounding  drones.  After  awhile  harsh  noises  and  spoken  word  parts  are  also  added  into  the  music,  when  synths  are  utilized  they  also  add  in  elements  of  dark  ambient,  the  second  track  shows  the  music  going  into  more  of  a  harsher  direction  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  Pulsatile  Tinnitus  is  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  harsh  noise, drone  and  ambient  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  her  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Bloodworm".

  Next  up  is  Many  Blessings  a  solo  project  that  plays  a  mixture  of  harsh  noise  and  drone  with  some  touches  of  black  and  doom  emtal.

  His  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  field  recordings  and  nature  sounds  before  adding  in  some  atmospheric  sounding  drones  and  power  electronics.  Both  of  his  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  harsh  noises  while  both  of  his  songs  are  also  instrumentals,  at  times  the  music  also  captures  the  dark  atmospheres  of  black  and  doom  metal.  The  second  song  adds in  more  ambient  influences  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark. 

  In  my  opinion  Many  Blessings  is  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  harsh  noise  and  drone  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  artist.RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Everything  Against  You".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  harsh  noise,  drone  and  dark ambient.  8  out  of  10.

https://manyblessings.bandcamp.com   

Friday, July 12, 2019

Grave of Love/Rites Of Change/2019 EP Review


  Grave  of  Love  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  mixture  of  neo-folk,  martial  and  industrial  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  ep  "Rites  Of  Change".

  Industrial  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  a  few  seconds  alter  which  also  brings  elements  of  neo-folk  onto t he  recording.  Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Whispered  vocals  can  also be  heard  briefly  while  elements  of  martial  are  also  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording.  One  track  also  introduces  stringed  instruments  into  the  music  as  well  as  the  music  also mixing  in  elements  of  dark  ambient  and  noise  at  times  and  all  of  the  songs  sound  different  from  each  other  as  well  as  bringing  in  an  instrumental.

  Grave  of  Love  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  neo-folk,  martial  and  industrial  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  lyrics  cover  betrayal  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Graves  Of  Love  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  neo-folk,  martial  and  industrial  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "We  Are  Lonely  Like  traitors"  and  "Goodbye  Little  Traitor".  8  out  of  10.

Bandcamp: http://graveoflove.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/graveoflove   

  

Moljebka Pulse/Komoku/Cyclic Law/2019 CD Review


  Moljebka  Pulse  are  a  solo  project  from  Sweden  that  plays  a  mixture  of  experimental,  drone,  field  recordings  and  electroacoustic  music  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  album  "Komku"  which  was  released  by  Cyclic  Law.

  A  very  experimental  and  avant  garde  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  drones  also  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music.  Field  recordings  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  all  of  the  songs  as  well  as  most  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  at  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding.

  All  of  the  songs  sound  very  different  from  each  other  which  also  gives  the  recording  a  lot  more  diversity.  Elements  of  electroacoustic  music  are  also  utilized  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  album  as  well  as  all  of  tracks  being  instrumentals  and  at  times  the  music  also  captures  the  atmosphere  of  the  American  Southwest.

  Moljebka  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  experimental,  drone,  field  recordings  and  electroacoustic  music  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own  as  well  as  keeping  everything  instrumental  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  Moljebka  Pulse  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  experimental,  drone,  field  recordings  and  electroacoustic  music  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out t his  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "A  Reptition  Without"  and  "And  The  Farewell  To  All  that  One  has  Lost".  8  out  of  10.

VIEW ON BANDCAMP       

Tir Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the  musical project?

Tir is a one-man-project which I founded in 2016 and is inspired from Black Metal’s dark roots. My first album, Mountains, was released by Elegy Records (USA) in 2016. In addition, It also published it as a limited edition cassette in Turkey.

2.So far you have released 2 albums, musically how do they both differ from each other?

My first album contains a dark and chaotic atmosphere with dungeon synth melodies and more minimal parts. My sophomore album Urd, Skuld & Verdandi stayed connected to the dungeon synth roots and folk melody while maintaining a dark atmosphere throughout. There are two songs with vocal in this album, whereas, Mountains was totally instrumental. Also, some songs includes poems. I can say that the intensity of the instrumental performance increased on the second album too.

3.Some of the songs on the new album had some lyrics, can you tell us a little bit about the lyrical content you have brought into your music so far?

Exactly, as you said, there are two songs with lyrics on the album - so this is a new thing for Tir.
Memories in the Shadow’s lyrics were written by my friend Peter Kassel from The Munich Opera. I
think, this lyric was written with great melancholy and appeared significantly in the song when combined with Thomas Helm’s vocal. By the way this song was the my single from the album. The other song's lyrics belong to Khalil Cibran and they were also drenched in melancholy.  I wish to work with both lyricists again very soon.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Tir?

Tir means justice god in Nordic mythology. But in Turkish the meaning is to be alone and one. Being
alone matched my musical understanding when I decided the project name. Nordic Mythology is very meaningful to me. The reason Tir is revealed is that empathize with the roots of the dark arts. That's exactly my perspective on metal music. Due to the nature of Black Metal, the raw, foreign and dark atmosphere is the biggest detail that makes up Tir. My insistence on the Dungeon Synth line is my desire to share these roots with the audience with a different detail. As a result, Burzum’s Hliðskjálf and Dauði Baldrs albums also belong to the roots of the BM.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?

I made an effort to keep the art minimal for the booklet.  The cover design photo was taken during a hiking trip in Germany with my wife after Mountains was released. The background photo belongs to a autumn evening in Rhön forest. As I said before, I am trying to be minimalist for everything. Things that I want to tell should be kept secret in melodram.

6.Both of the albums are recorded by yourself, do you have any history of playing in bands or working with other musicians?

In my youth, I played trombone and piano in a local orchestra. I've been in music for years but I waited to find Tir.
Sometimes you shouldn't be on the way if you're not mature yet.  And Yes, everything on the second album was written and played by me. I enjoyed it. It is very nice to produce something alone. Meanwhile, the mix & master of the second album was done by my dear friend Markus Stock (aka Empyrium-Sun of the Sleepless)

7.The album was released on Repose Records, how did you get in contact with this label?

Repose Records is a newly formed label. Tom is someone who's music knowledge I believe in as well as his plans for the future. Nhor made me contact him. I am really pleased with this!

8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of dungeon synth?

Although there is not many DS followers in Turkey, responses are positive. The reactions I get from the world are really spectacular. Especially people who have been interested in this music for years have a close follower have written a lot of positive things for Tir on social media.

9.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?

It's really hard to answer, but I'd like to say that I've waited too long for the Tir project. I mean, I have tried to understand the dark structure of Black Metal especially for many years to gain this experience. With all these inspirations and influences, I did not have a clear target when I left. But at least I want to say that; I know that I will produce many more products and projects about dark art.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and
also what are you listening to nowadays?

My answer to this question is undoubtedly Black Metal. The shape and theme of my music is based on the BM dark, raw and tense atmosphere. But Burzum, Wongraven, Empyrium and Nhor, on the other hand, have certainly inspired all my compositions.  I really have no desire to listen to a lot of the new bands in the scene - the amazing bands and productions of the 80s and 90s are really enough for me. But I just want to emphasize the Icelandic detail. A significant and powerful current is rising. Misysyrming comes at the top!

11.Does Paganism play any role in your music?

Of course. Nature is the focal point to which all musical structure belongs! Tir's shaping has diversified itself by influencing the details of pagan and shaman unique. Already, the biggest
result of this influence was the Urd, Skuld & Verdandi album title.
Also 2 poems from the last album are quoted from ancient pagan inscriptions. I also thinkthat shamanism and paganism are very similar beliefs.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

I read all the time. Especially astronomy and science genres are among the books I read most. If I have more time, I can say that I like camping with my wife in nature.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thank you again for your interest. I invite everyone on the dark journey of Urd, Skuld &
Verdandi. This journey will be really enjoyable to understand the dark art. I will also have an important and beautiful statement about my Mountains album in autumn. I will be announcing this through my social media accounts.

tirofficial.bandcamp.com
instagram.com/tirofficial/
twitter.com/tirofficialband
facebook.com/tirofficialpage

Monday, July 8, 2019

Aires/Modemidade Liquida/Collectivo Casa Amarela/2019 Full Length Review


  Portugal's solo  project  Aires  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  into  more  of  a  mixture  of  ambient,  drone,  experimental,  noise  and  field  recordings    and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  album  "Modernidade  Liquida"  which  was  released  by  Collectivo  Casa  Amarela.

  Ambient  style  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  atmospheric  sounding  drones  also  being  utilized  at  times.Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  field  recordings  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  all  of  the  music  sticks  to  an  instrumental  direction.

  All  of  the  tracks  sound  very  different  from  each  other  while  synths  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording,  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  experimental  sounding  along  with  some  elements  of  electronic  music  and  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  very  melancholic  sounding  atmosphere  at  times  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  harsh  noises  can  be  heard.

  On  this  recording  Aires  takes  ambient,  drone,  experimental,  noise  and  field  recordings  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own  while  keeping  everything  instrumental  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Aires  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  ambient,  drone,  experimental,  noise  and  field  recordings,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Azul  Metalizado"  and  "Ansia".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psA4QL1UFo8

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Emerge/Materia/Attenuation Circuit/2019 Live Album Review


  Emerge  are  a  solo  project  from  Germany  that  has  had music  recently  reviewed  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  mixture  of  experimental,  electroacoustic,  drone,  idm,  improv  and  minimalist  music  and  this  is  a  review  of  his live  2019  album  "Materia"  which  was  released  by  Attenuation  Circuit.

  Field  recordings  start  off  the  album  while  the  live  set  is  over  30  minutes  in  length  along  with  some  voices  also  being  utilized  at  times.  A  great  amount  of  experimental  and  avant  garde  elements  can  also  be  heard  in  the  music  and  as  the  tracks  progresses  traces  of  idm  are  added  into  the  music.

  A  good  amount  of  electroacoustic  sounds  are  also  brought  into  the  live  set  along  with  some  drones  and  elements  of  electronic  music.  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  minimalist  structures  as  well  as  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  programmed  beats  and  all  of  the  music  is  also  composed in  an  improv style.

  On  this  recording  Emerge  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  experimental,  electroacoustic,  drone,  idm,  improv  and  minimalist  music  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark  with  all  of  the music  being  recorded  live.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Emerge  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  experimental,  electroacoustic,  drone,  idm,  improv  and  minimalist  music,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  8  out  of 10.

https://emerge.bandcamp.com/album/materia      

Urza Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Urza was born in 2015: there was a loose idea to create extreme doom when we started as a three piece. While writing songs and rehearsing together we got closer to the core of what Urza means to us in music and lyrics – a reflection of a dark world we are bound to. We call our music funeral death doom metal since it encloses all these elements. There is no limitation but when we write songs we all have to be convinced that this song, this riff and this single note pushes the pulse for the moment.

2.Recently you have released your first full length, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?

When we finished songwriting we decided to record everything by ourselves. With the help of a good friend of us (Stephan is a musician himself and has brilliant sound engineer skills) we set up everything and took all the time we needed until we were convinced with result. I still believe it was the right decision not to enter a professional studio with fix schedules. So everything was at our hands, we took all individual artistic freedom to create the raw version of the album. The fantastic mix was done by Chris at Cyphx-Audio: we wanted something both gloomy and crushing and he delivered more than we had expected.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?

Life has its dark moments and thoughts. We gather this themes in the lyrics for Urza. Marc is more into doomsday stuff and the impending apocalypse. Themes that I work with are personal reflections of existence itself. Thoughts about loss, death and everything that man has created.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Uzra'?

Urza is a figure of a trading card game. When the band got shape and we felt what the music would sound like we sought something less doom ladden and when our drummer Hannes came up with this character we chose the name.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?

In the beginning we worked with an artist for a custom made cover for the album. As there was no consense in this cooperation we headed for something different and our bass player Marc found this great artwork. Some might find it a bit contradictory to the title of the album but the atmosphere completely caught everything you can hear on it. Even if you look closer you can find hints to Urza and the lyrics on The Omnipresence Of Loss.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We have played great gigs in our hometown Berlin and outside. Berlin Swamp Festival is a lovely DIY festival we were able to play twice and we had a great time supporting Ahab this February. We really enjoy the small clubs with very dedicated people that give us the feeling that the underground here is alive. We were able to play Haunting The Castle in Belgium at the Chateau de L'Avouerie and the famous Dutch Doom Days. All of the gigs were worth the efforts. Our shows are trips into total darkness: we try to take the audience into deepest fears. There is only emotion on stage. We are not trying to disguise ourselves but just deliver pure atmosphere.


7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

We have one festival ahead in fall – that's it for the moment. It seems that extreme doom needs extreme minds to put shows or festivals like this together. We are willing to play.

8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of funeral doom metal?

The reactions to The Omnipresence Of Loss have been predominantly positive and enthusiastic. Since we know that this subgenre of Doom Metal has its small audience we are glad that a lot of people took all the time to get into our songs and have absorbed the cloudy thoughts that we spread. We received very kind words both from the press as from fans from everywhere. Our expectations were down to earth and we are speechless about all the support.

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

Most of us have been in other bands before and even when we started Urza but in the moment only our guitar player Marcus has another active band. With Witch Ritual they released their first Album Death:Beyond just some weeks ago. If you are into female fronted Doom Metal, go for it.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Most of the songs on The Omnipresence Of Loss were written 2 or 3 years ago – the first ones even with one single guitar and bass. We have progressed a lot since then, especially in the songwriting with two guitars and bass. There is lot more that you can dig out of any simple riff. We got deeper into disharmonic stuff but on the other hand have a lot of melodic parts that can bring some more light in this sombre soundtrack. Two songs are already finished for our next album and sound what you might expect from Urza – just on a higher level of songwriting and musical synergy.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

We are five individuals with tastes that differ strongly – but when it comes to extreme doom we are all into it. There are lot more styles we listen to but if you want band names we are all into Evoken, Bell Witch, Un, Ataraxie, Mournful Congregation just to name a few.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Music means a lot in our lives: beyond creation of it we are continuous concert and festival goers and travellers. Besides this everyone has to make a living with 'normal' jobs & hobbies. No extremes.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thanks a lot for your interest in our music and our thoughts. Thanks a lot to all the people that took the time to get into Urza and even reached out to us or supported us in any way.

Olli & URZA

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Hiemis/Nachtsucke/GH Records/2018 Full Length Review


  This  is  the  final  review  of  a  recording  from  Spain's  solo  project  Hiemis  for  now  which  shows  his  earlier  mixture  of  dark  ambient,  ritual  and  drone  and  the  album  was  released  in  2018  by  GH  Records  and  is  called  "Nachtsucke".

   Atmospheric  sounding  drones  start  off  the  album  while  the  synths  also  bring  in  elements  of  dark  ambient  as  well  as using  a  variety  of  many  different  sounding  keys.  All  of  the  music  is  instrumental  while  a great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  programmed  beats  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music.

  All  of  the  tracks  sound  very different  from  each  other  while  the  music  also  captures  a  very  epic  atmosphere  at  times.  Ritualistic  elements  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  experimental  and  avant  garde  moments  and  as  the  album  progresses  it  also  starts  bringing  in  more  of  a  supernatural  sound  and  t  times  the  music  also  adds  in  more  of  an  orchestrated  and  minimalist  style.

  On  this  recording  Hiemis  brought  in  more  of  a  minimalist  style  to  his  mixture  of  dark  ambient,  ritual  and  drone  as  well  as  keeping  everything  instrumental.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  song  themes  focus  on  parallel  worlds,  dreams,  telepathy,  magnetism,  telekinesis,  somnambulism,  forebodings  and  premonitions.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Hiemis  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  dark  ambient,  ritual  and  drone,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Der  Magnetiseur"  "Das  Ode  Haus"  and  "Vampirismus".  8  out  of  10.

https://gradualhaterecords.bandcamp.com/album/nachtst-cke          

Hiemis/Hyperborea/Noctinagent/2019 CD Review


  This  is  another  review  of  a  recording  from  Spain's  solo  project  Hiemis  which  is  also  in  the  mixture  of  dark  ambient,  drone  and  ritual  and  the  album  was  released  in  2019  by  Noctinagent  and  called  "Hyperborea".

  Atmospheric  sounding  drones  start  off  the  album  while  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  also  stick  mostly  to  an  instrumental  direction.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  experimental  and  avant  garde  sounding  as  well  as  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  ritualistic  elements.

  When  synths  are  utilized  they  also  bring  elements  of  dark  ambient  onto  the  recording  while  the  music  also  gets  very  diverse  sounding  at  times.  All  of  the  songs  also  sound  very  different  from  each  other  as  well  as  one  track  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  female  vocals  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  an  ethereal  feeling  and  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  very  epic  sounding  atmosphere.

  On  this  recording  Hiemis  mixes  dark  ambient,  drone  and  ritual  together  to  create  a  very  diverse  and  ritualistic  sounding  album.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  song themes  focus  on  the  lost  continent  of  Hyperborea  and  the  writings  of  H.P  Lovecraft  and  Clark  Aston  Smith.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Hiemis  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  dark  ambient,  drone  and  ritual,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Urbo-Sathia"  and  "Polarion".  8  out  of  10.

https://noctivagantcollective.bandcamp.com/album/hyperborea      

Hiemis Interview


HIEMIS is a Spanish musical project belonging to the dark ambient genre that started its journey in 2018 after a period of reflection to an earlier stage with the project of darkfolk Silent Love of Death.


2.Recently you have released a new album, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

In little more than a year of HIEMIS life I have published three albums: Nachtstücke (GH Records, 2018), Hyperborea (Noctivagant Records, 2019) and Thule (GH Records, 2019) While their sound has evolved to more ritualistic sounds , keeps immersive textures together with drones in dark and disturbing environments.


3.The song themes on the new album deal with Atlantis, Lemuria and Thule, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the Lost Continents and their contributions to the world?

I find fascinating the different theories that make mention of primitive lands where the first civilizations arose. Despite the great advances we are making in many disciplines, especially in technology, we still do not know the origin of man: where we come from and what our future is. We only know a small part of the reality of our ancestors, and it is something that fascinates me, how different cultures coincide in an original land from which the first men or the first civilizations arose, call it Hyperborea, Atlantis, Agartha or Thule.


4.What are some of the other themes you have brought into your music so far?

It is true that the main evolution that HIEMIS has had at this time has been at the conceptual level, the theme of the different published works. Although Nachtstücke was a tribute to the world of the paranormal, especially the mesmerism that impregnated the exalted work of E.T.A. Hoffmann, in Hyperborea, I begin to delve into the different philosophical theories that explain the origin and meaning of human beings such as those of Helena Blavatsky or René Guenon through the imagination of Clark Ashton Smith. In the album Thule I try to reflect my feeling and meaning of a civilization that gave rise to one of the most powerful empires like Atlantis, inspired by the investigations of Georgeos Díaz-Montexano and German Cabello Aethelman among other authors.


5.So far most of the music has been instrumental, are you open to using any vocals in the future?

It is curious that you ask me this question, because although the music of HIEMIS is characterized by its environmental aspect and therefore instrumental, in recent works I have incorporated vocal accompaniments (synthetic) to "humanize" in some way the textures of some ritual passages. If we refer to the more conventional use of the voice, for this I have another musical project called Resurrectina, with a very different musical style.


6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Hiemis'?

It is a decline of the Latin word HIEM and its meaning is winter or that related to winter. I found it very evocative, do not you think the same?


7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?

It is a very special collaboration. of the multifaceted Argentine artist Diego Arandojo. He already collaborated in the design of the artwork "Donde hanbite el Olvido", the last album of my previous musical project Silent Love of Death in 2011. With HIEMIS, he has also participated in the making of The Offering videoclip. I love his work and his creative capacity as an artist. Thanks Diego!


8.On the albums you record everything by yourself, would you be ope to working with other musicians on future releases?

I already did it with Silent Love of Death. Any collaboration with more people in a project evidently enriches the result of this, but it is more laborious and complicated to manage. Why not?


9.The new album was released on 'Gradual Hate Records', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

I already published the first album Nachtstücke on GH Records in digital format. The reception was so good that we decided to publish the new album Thule accompanied by a tax form on cassette in a limited space edition. The manager of GH Records, is Avencio Delgado, whom I have known since he interviewed us for the Spanish webzine Sonidoscuro, on the occasion of the publication of The Poet's Senses, the first album of Silent Love of Death. Later we published the second album (Donde Habite el Olvido) on GH Records in 2011. Avencio is a very restless person and committed to what he believes in. He participated in groups such as Gradual Hate and Opus Nigrum. He set up the record label GH Records where he has edited national and international groups of substance belonging to the alternative scene. He is also a promoter of different events and festivals such as La Noche de los Candiles.

I think Avencio will sooner or later be recognized as an important figure in the underground scene of the Spanish and even international scene. And I do not say it because he is my friend.


10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of dark ambient?

The promotion that the underground has is slow but efficient. We can say that Thule has had a good reception both by the public and by specialized media.


11.What is going on with 'Silent Love Of Death' these days?

Miguel Angel and I have been evolving, acquiring different commitments and vital interests, it is logical and normal. A few months ago there was the possibility of reissuing some Silent Love of Death material but we do not plan to do anything new for now.


12.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?

Good question. Let's say I have no perspective beyond day to day. I value positively what I have achieved so far, I am not a person with quantitative ambitions. It is true that everyone likes to value their work and the fact of being able to publish my music on a record label and make it known is more than satisfactory, the rest is complementary.


13.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

It is complicated because I would not have enough space to answer you. It is a lot of time that has passed since I began to get excited about music. I remember when I was 16 when I discovered the dark scene with bands like The Cure, Bauhaus, And Also the Trees, Fields of the Nephilim or Lycia among others. In 30 years I have had the opportunity to listen and enjoy different genres and musical groups and I have to admit that one of the most passionate about me is dark ambient. Emblematic stamps such as Cold Meat Industry, Tesco, Cryo Chamber, Cold Spring, Loki Found, Old Europa Cafe or Ciclic Law have marked a before and after in this and other musical genres. Raison Detre, Arcane, Atrium Carceri, Desireii Marginis, Coph Nia, Elend, Inade and a long etc. they are my referents I currently enjoy the music of Paleowolf, Hiemal, Gaetir The Mountainkeeper, Niundi, Apocryphos, Leidungr, Archean Nights or Hillyard among others.


14.What are some of your non musical interests?

Uffff because everything else that a person can do but that lack of time prevents him from covering ... enjoy with my wife and my daughter, reading, movies ... sometimes it is complicated, especially when you become aware of everything what you need to know and discover.


15.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thank you  for your interest and the opportunity you give me with this interview. A solar hug.

Consecration/Fragilium/Solitude Productions/2019 CD Review


  Consecration  are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  tortured  form  of  funeral  doom/death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Fragilium"  which  was  released  by  Solitude  Productions.

  Acoustic  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  album  and  they  also  are  used  on  later  tracks  as  well  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  All  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  first  track  being  an  instrumental,  whispered  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  On  the  second  tracks  the  music  goes  into  more  of  a  heavier  funeral  doom  metal  direction  while  also  introducing  death  metal  growls  onto  the  recording.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  as  well  as  the  guitar  leads  being  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized.

  A  decent  amount  of  90's  era  doom/death  metal  influences  can  also  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical  style.  When  screams  are  utilized  they  add  in  a  touch  of  black  metal  as  well  as  the  music  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  both  slow  and  mid  tempo  sections  and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  playing  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  death,  despair,  darkness  and  occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Consecration  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  funeral  doom/death metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "A  Sentinel  For  The  Fragile"  and  "To  Welcome  The  Grey". 8  out  of  10.

https://www.facebook.com/Consecration666        

Swarn/Black Flame Order/Raw Skull Recordz/2019 CD Review


  Swarn  are  a  band  from  Estonia  that  plays  a  mixture  of  death,  doom  metal,  d  beat  and  crust  with  some  touches  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Black  Flame  Order"  which  will  be  released  in  August  by  Raw  Skull  Recordz.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  the  slower  sections  of  the  music  bringing  in  elements  of  doom  metal.  Vocals  are  mostly  death  metal  growls  while  the  mid  tempo  sections  of  the  music  show  some  influences  of  crust  and  d  beat  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.

  Dark  sounding  melodies  can  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  90's influences.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  also  capturing  the  dark atmosphere  of  black  metal.

  Grim  screams  are  also  added  into some  parts  of  the  recording  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  and  one  of  the  tracks  is  also  an  instrumental  and  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Darkness  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Swarn  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  death,  doom  metal,  d  beat  and  crust  with  a  touch  of  black  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mental  Inbreeding"  "Black  Flame  Order"  "Labyrinth  Of  Amygdala" and  "Enlightenment  From  The  Dark".  8  out  of  10.  

Friday, July 5, 2019

Excruciation/[E]met/Auric Records/2019 ompilation Album Review


  Excruciation  are  a  band  from  Switzerland  that  has  been  around  for  more  than  30  years  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  mixture  of  doom,  death  and  thrash  metal  with  some  elements  of  black  metal,  crustcore  and  80's  era  post  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  compilation  album  [E]met"  which  was  released  by  Auric  Records.

  Drum  beats  start  off  the  album  before  adding  in  some  slow,  dark  and  heavy  doom  metal  riffs  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  some  melodies.  Vocals  are  mostly  mid  80's  to  early  90's  era  death  metal  growls  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  one  track  also  introduces  clean  playing  onto  the  recording.  Elements  of  thrash  and  first  wave  black  metal  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  along  with  one  song  also  introducing  clean  vocals  onto  the  album.

  The  album  also  brings  in  covers  from  The  Undisputed  Truth,  Kiss  and  Mercyful  Fate  which  also  sound  a  lot  more  heavier  than  the  original  versions.At  times  the  vocals  also  add  in  more  of  an  aggressive  yet  semi  melodic  style  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.

  Elements  of  crustcore  and  post  punk  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  compilation  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  atmospheric  moments  and  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  both  slow  and  mid  tempo  parts  as  well  as  some  clean  vocals  also  being  used  briefly.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  humanity  and  human  emotion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  collection  from  Excruciation  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  doom,  death,  black,  thrash  metal  and  crsutcore,  you  should  check  out this  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Haunted"  "Libya  1942"  "Dignitas  (Magick  Ritual)"  and  "Kissing  Your  Life  Goodbye".  8  out  of  10.

www.reverbnation.com/excruciation 

Brave The Waters/Chapter II -Days Of Solitude/2019 Full Length Review


  Brave  The  Waters  are  a  duo  from  New  York  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  an  instrumental  mixture  of  ambient,  post  rock  and  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  album  "Chapter  II  - Days  Of  Solitude".

  Acoustic  guitars  and  atmospheric  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  while  the  music  also  mixes  in  a  great  amount  of  post  rock  elements.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  all  of  the  music  being  done  in  an  instrumental  style.

  Elements  of  ambient  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  the  music  also  captures  the  atmosphere  of  doom  and  gothic  metal  at  times.  Electric  guitars  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music  along  with  some  psychedelic,  progressive  and  shoegaze  touches  and  all  of  the  music  sticks  to  a  slower  direction.

  On  this  recording  Brave  the  Waters  takes  ambient,  metal  and  post  rock  and  mixes  them  together  to  take  their  musical  style  to another  level  while  also  keeping  everything  instrumental  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Brave  The  Waters  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  ambient,  instrumental,  metal  and  post  rock,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Above  The  Broken  Clouds"  "Transcending  Horizons"  "Out  Of  Nowhere"  and  "Arrival  At  The  gates  Of  Torment".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.facebook.com/bravethewaters/ 
https://bravethewaters.bandcamp.com/album/chapter-ii-days-of-solitude
 

      

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Hidden In Eternity/A Tout Jamais/2019 Full Length Review


  Hidden  In  Eternity  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  funeral  doom/death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  album  "A  Tout  Jamais".

  Rain  and  bell  sounds  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  slower  and  heavier  funeral  doom  metal  direction.  A  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  most  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  deep  death  metal  growls.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  A  decent  amount  of  90's  era  doom/death  metal  influences  can  also  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  when  screams  are  utilized  they  add  in  a  touch  of  black  metal.

  Stringed  instruments  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  as  well  as  the  synths  also  giving  the  music  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling  when  they  are  utilized.  One  track  also  introduces  clean  vocals  onto  the  recording  while  also  adding  some  acoustic  guitars  into  the  music,  Spoken  word  parts  are  also  brought  into  the  music  on  a  couple  of  the  tracks  along  with  a  couple  of  the  songs  being  instrumentals.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  time,  eternity,  life  and  death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Hidden  In  Eternity  are  a  very  great  sounding  funeral  doom/death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "In  Absentia  Aeterna"  and  "Eitelkeit".  8  out  of  10.

https://hiddenineternity.bandcamp.com/album/tout-jamais  

Catafalque/Self Titled/Trepanation Records/2019 CD Review


  Catafalque  are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  mixture of  harsh  noise,  experimental,  drone,  sludge  and  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2019  album  which  was  released  by  Trepanation  Records.

  Dark  soundcapes  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  a  few  seconds  later.  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  slower  sections  of  the  music  bring  in  elements  of  sludge  and  doom  metal  and  drum  beats  are  also  introduced  into  the  music  on  the  second  track.

  Harsh  noises  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  music  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  being  used  on  o  couple  of the  tracks  that  also  adds  in  a  touch  of  black  metal.  Drones  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  music  also  gets  more  experimental  and  avant  garde  sounding  and  guitar  leads  can  also  be  heard  briefly,  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  saxophones  can  be  heard  and  all  of  the music  sticks  to  a  slower  direction  as  well  as  most  of  the  tracks  being  instrumentals.

  Catafalque  plays  a  musical  style  that takes harsh noise,  experimental,  drone,  sludge  and  doom  metal  and  mixes  them  together to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  as  well  as  adding  in  an  improv  atmosphere  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  Catafalque  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  harsh  noise,  experimental,  drone,  sludge  and  doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out t his  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Gnarled  Limbs"  "Trepanning" and  "Prison  Of  Flesh".  8  out  of  10.

https://trepanationrecordings.bandcamp.com/releases

Spopielony/Legendy/Funeral Trance/2019 Cassette Review


  Spopielony  is  a  solo  project  from   Poland  that  plays  a  hypnagogic  form  of  dungeon  synth  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019 album  "Legendy"  which  will  be  released  on  cassette  on  July  26th  by  Funeral  Trance.

  Atmospheric  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  and  also  bring  in  a  variety  of  many  different  sounding  keys.  The  music  also  brings  in  elements  of  dark  ambient  and  dungeon  synth  along  with  some  programmed  beats  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music  and  all  of  the  songs  are  instrumentals.

  At  times  the  music  also  captures  the  atmosphere  of  a  fantasy  movie  soundtrack  while  also  having  its  epic  moments.  As  the  album  progresses  the  music  also  starts  to  get more  hypnotic  and  depressive  sounding  as  well  as  adding  in  elements  of  space  ambient  and  horror  synth  and  most  of  the  tracks  sound  very  different  from  each  other.

  Spopielony  plays  a  style  of  dungeon  synth  that  is  very  hy[nagogic  while  also  mixing  in  elements  of  space  ambient  and  horror  synth  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own  as  well  as  keeping  everything  instrumental  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  Spopielony  is  a  very  great  sounding  hypnagogic  dungeon  synth  solos  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "ducha  gor  spotkanie  z  ksiezycem"  "gwiazdy"  "la  mort  des  pauvres"  and  "lza  w  jej  oku".  8  out  of  10.

http://spopielony.bandcamp.com/album/legendy  

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Artificial Memory Trace/Gerald Fiebeg/Emerge/PBK/Fiction Circuit/Attenuation Circuit/2019 4 Way Split Album Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  4  way  split  album  between  Ireland's  Artificial  Memory  Trace,  Germany's  Gerald  Fiebeg,  Emerge  and  U.S.A's  PBK  called  "Fiction  Circuit  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  PBK  trace  a  solo  artist  that  plays  a  mixture  of  ambient,  noise  and  drone

  His  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  harsh  noise  while  his  track  is  over  9  minutes  in  length  while  atmospheric  sounding  drones  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  song.  Elements  of  ambient  are  also  added  into  the  music  which  also  makes  the  track  more  diverse  as  well  as  keeping  everything  instrumental  and  field  recordings  are  also  utilized  at  times.

  Next  up  is  Gerald  Fiebeg  a  solo  artist  that  plays  a  mixture  of  experimental,  drone  and  field  recordings. 

  His  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  atmospheric  sounding  drones  along  with  his  track  also  being  over  the  9  minute  limit.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  experimental  and  avant  garde  sounding  and  all  of  the  music  sticks  to  an  instrumental  direction  as  well  as  getting  very  diverse  at  times.

  Next  up  is Artificial  Memory  Trace  a  solo  artist  that  plays  a  mixture  of  experimental  and  ambient.

  His  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  ambient  and  drone  orientated  style while  also  getting  very  experimental  and  avant  garde  at  times.  The  tracks  is  also  over  the  9  minute  limit  along  with  some  touches  of  noise  also  being  utilized  at  times  as  well  as  keeping  everything  in  an  experimental  direction.

  Closing  the  split  is  Emerge  a  solo  project  that  plays  a  mixture  of  minimalism,  experimental,  ambient  and  noise.

  His  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  an  almost  silent  sound  before  going  into  more  of  an  ambient  musical  direction.  His  tracks  is  also  over  the  9  minute  limit  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  experimental  and  avant  garde  moments  and  as  the  song  progresses  a  small  amount  of  noise  elements  can  also  be  heard.

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  noise,  experimental,  ambient  and  drone.  8  out  of 10.

https://emerge.bandcamp.com/album/fiction-circuit