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)

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)

Raison d’etre & Troum – “XIBIPIIO.In And Out of Experience” Album Review (ambient/drone)

A collaboration of two legends of the dark ambient & drone arenas is the reason for our offering today; the new album from Raison d'etre & Troum; XIBIPIIO.In And Out of Experience courtesy of Transgredient Records & Drone Records. From Drone Records: "Based on a notion of the fascinating Amazonian Piraha tribe, this is an excursion into … Continue reading Raison d’etre & Troum – “XIBIPIIO.In And Out of Experience” Album Review (ambient/drone)

Interview: Crows In The Rain (Iranian Dark Ambient)

 Recently the underground Iranian dark ambient "scene" was helped by Cold Spring Records to be put on the map.  Crows In The Rain is one of the bands that appeared on the compilation with their track, "...(For A Film." The Iranian dark ambient artist remain, for the most part somewhat of a mystery perhaps due … Continue reading Interview: Crows In The Rain (Iranian Dark Ambient)