22-12-2014, 16:40 | Michael We.
NORTHAUNT / APOCRYPHOS neu auf CYCLIC LAW
2x (Dark) Ambient auf CYCLIC LAW, hier die Neuigkeiten vom Label:
NORTHAUNT "Istid I-II" 2CD / 2LP (72nd Cycle)
9 long years after the release of the seminal album "Horizons", we are finally greeted to a new opus by Norway's most unique craftsmen of cold, desolate and deep nordic ambient. Not only is this completely new material, crafted from recordings made from 2003 up until 2014, but we are offered about 1h20 min on a double CD! Constantly tapping into the singular northern landscapes of his native Norway for inspiration, Hærleif Langås transposes his views and feelings of the great white north into intricately deep and poignant soundscapes. Northaunt's sound can best be described as landscapes transformed into aural emanations, enabling the listener to in turn be able to journey through those barren and foreign lands through the minds eye. Quoted from the linear notes is the idea behind this new album: "Once the world was alone, the landscapes had no names and there was no one to see them. An endless number of ice age dawns came and went unseen. The idea of this world, the world as it was before man, inspired me troughout the composition of these tracks. Roughly separated in two parts, one representing the light, the unburdened world before man, the other a much darker side of the same place." Be prepared to embark on a journey to the world before the world, a journey you might not want to come back from..
2CD Edition of 700 copies in 8 Panel Digipack. 8 Tracks. Running Time 1:19.
2LP Edition of 300 copies in Gatefold Sleeve. Features 1 White and 1 Black vinyl. 8 Tracks.
Running Time 1:19.
APOCRYPHOS “The Prisoners Cinema” CD (73rd Cycle)
After the dissolution of Psychomanteum, Apocryphos was slowly formed by now sole member Robert C. Kozletsky and continues further down the pathways charted by Psychomanteum. The Prisoner's Cinema is a duality in concept, exploring two separate paths that intersect each other through out. The first path revolves around sensory deprivation, isolation and the frightening, yet spiritual aspects of these experiences. The second path is that of a personal nature, bearing a literal interpretation of the title "Prisoner's Cinema" where you play the prisoner locked away in the confines of your own conscious mind standing alone against your own darkness. This is the troubled soundtrack to a soul starving for catharsis, a release from the chains that hold us down in this uncompromising world. The Prisoner's Cinema is graced with the signature haunting imagery of Simon Heath (Atrium Carceri) and also features a special guest collaboration by Frederic Arbour (Havan / Visions…) on one track. Psychomanteum may be dead, but out of its ashes, Apocryphos has risen to expand one's soul. Listen and release...
Edition of 500 copies in 4 Panel Digipack. 8 Tracks. Running Time 1:02
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