Eislandschaft – “Tales Of The Frost” Album/Tape Review (dungeon synth)

We turn our eyes and ears toward the dungeon for the moment and look at the latest tape release from Eislandschaft, Tales of the Frost courtesy of Lighten Up Sounds. From Lighten Up Sounds: "Hypnotic minimalism manifests in monochrome, trans-versing the barren winter wastelands. "Tales of the Frost" delivers a pure vision of frigid polar ambiance and melancholic synthesis … Continue reading Eislandschaft – “Tales Of The Frost” Album/Tape Review (dungeon synth)

Ah Ciliz/Chiral – “Origins” Split Album Review

Part of the effectiveness and fun of discovering split releases is the fact that the listener may be familiar with one artist but not the other, but then subsequently become a new fan of that other band.  Today's offering was brought to my attention having been a huge fan of Chiral but knowing nothing of … Continue reading Ah Ciliz/Chiral – “Origins” Split Album Review

Totengefluster – “Im Nebel der Verganglichkeit” Album Review (black metal)

The most fierce of storms rips through the Black Forest of Germany.  The trees turn to icicles and the wind carries the snow in blinding conditions.  Indeed.... Totengefluster has just delivered their newest release, Im Nebel der Verganglichkeit (In the Fog of Decay) Never have I seen a black metal band so perfectly combine stunning aesthetic … Continue reading Totengefluster – “Im Nebel der Verganglichkeit” Album Review (black metal)

Stefan Schmidt – “237 Days Without Sleep” Album Review (noise/experimental)

Stefan Schmidt is a guitarist, composer, improviser and teacher.  His earlier history includes experience with punk bands as well as studying classical guitar.  Since 2000, he has created music for films, plays, exhibitions and dance performances. More recently, Stefan has focused on evolving structures, sound design and free improvisation pieces. He came to us with … Continue reading Stefan Schmidt – “237 Days Without Sleep” Album Review (noise/experimental)

TeHôM – “Live Assault”/Special Interview With Miljenko Rajakovic (dark ambient)

Live Assault is a recording that is very special not just in and of itself artistically, but also because of the history of its creator, the Croatian dark ambient/ritual project TeHOM. TeHOM is considered to be one of the first, if not THE first dark ambient project from Croatia.  TeHOM was started initially in the … Continue reading TeHôM – “Live Assault”/Special Interview With Miljenko Rajakovic (dark ambient)