Hiemis – “Hyperborea” Album Review (dark ambient)

Cavernous and exploring the concepts of sparsity and vastness; that can summarize our subterranean offering for today.  Hyperborea is the latest release from dark ambient act Hiemis on the Noctivagant label. Hyperborea  contains 6 tracks ranging from 3:36 to 12:34.    Much of this release as briefly noted explores drone-like vastness and sparsely-placed ambient planes. ... Continue Reading →

Stefan Schmidt – “lärmschatten” Album Review (dark ambient/noise)

Stefan Schmidt is a pretty fascinating character when it comes to the grossly under rated and underexposed German experimental music/noise scenes.  His knowledge and balance between the abstract and specific are indeed noticeable as is his mindfulness of dynamics such as vastness vs. claustrophobic.   From Bandcamp: "stefan schmidt is a classical guitarist, composer and improviser.... Continue Reading →

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