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Honourable Mention 2

Listen to some of these – ambient, minimal techno, dub-techno, dark ambient, downtempo, drone… Some very good albums here. If I had the time I’d write a lot more. Ctrl+click on the image to open the download/purchase page in a new tab.

Tillman Slayer – Chiquandella Street – Orignal experimental ambient music.

 

 

 

 

Giriu Dvasios – Visa – Very deep Dub-Techno

 

 

 

 

Dan Miñoza – Winter Kept Us Warm – Dark industrial ambient longform. Technological dounds…

 

 

 

 

The Circular Ruins – Invisible Cities – Clean clear shimmering ambient

 

 

 

 

Point – Deepending – Quality groovy techno

 

 

 

 

Smooth Genestar – Rem Phase – Warm comfortable downtempo sounds.

 

 

 

 

Sandwell District – Feed Forward – Excellent smooth techno rhythms. These tunes are mature and well rounded.

 

 

 

 

SlowNoise – The Cold Ground – Superb heady dub-techno that’s heavy on the dub. Spacious!

 

 

 

Giriu Dvasios – Ziema – Dub Techno with deep bass textures. Subliminal!

 

 

 

 

Reptilian Fur – Compilation album featuring many types of ambient to suit all moods.

 

 

 

 

Kirill Platonkin – Pines At Sunset – quality dense drone ambient from Russia!

 

 

 

 

Wings Of An Angel – In My Darkest Dreams – Massive ambient/dark ambient album. Some very long form tracks totalling 4hrs!

 

 

 

 

Aythar’s Soundcloud profile – Lots of great electronic mesmerising ambience. Very good sounds! Check out Aythar and Aythar3 too.

 

 

 

 

Red Fog – Anthracite Winter Over The Lidocaine River – From Paralucid – another great ambient drone album with a sprinkling of dark ambient too…

 

 

 

 

i AM esper – Floating Black – More guitar work from New Brunswick soon to be released on Vomit Bucket Productions and Depressive Illusions Records

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention 01

I listen to a lot of music and only the smallest fraction of that is reviewed. I hear some good stuff, and there is quite a bit that I really enjoy. So, these are some of my personal favourites that I have heard recently and I think they deserve to be shared. Ctrl+Click on the images to open the download/review/purchase pages in a new tab.

In The Mist’s Lost album is gloomy atmospheric longform dark ambient released by Nulll netlabel. Great for those dusky moments 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Magnetic Wind : Storm- a break from the usual ambient sounds made by Magnetic Wind, this is a much more energetic album. Full of electronic goodness. Get it from Bandcamp.

 

 

 

 

D. Kuhl – live PA @ golden gate, berlin, 05/01/2012 A live set featuring D. Khuhl’s own tunes  – do not miss this dub-techno feast. The guy has talent. Get it from his Soundcloud page.

 

 

 

 

Kristus Kut – The Black Queen Kompendium. I am very wary of ‘noise’ as some noise just turns me straight off. Kristus Kut, however, was very enjoyable. A professional blend of noise that uses a minimal dark ambient base. Get it from Sombre Soniks’ bandcamp page.

 

 

 

 

Ludal – Jupiter. This is a great mix. Featuring dark ambient tracks that phase into some gentle, then full-on noise, before subsiding back into dark ambient. Check it out on archive.org courtesy of LoadandClear netlabel 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

i AM esper – Echoes From A Cold Planet and Explosion Of The Red Giant. i AM esper’s two longform tracks are great. These EP’s represent a break from the traditional i AM esper style and comprise cold, stark ambience with a very dark edge. Both are excellent. Available from Bandcamp.

 

Kirill Platonkin – Taiga Dream. Released via Darkwinter, Kirill’s Taiga Dream is a very ‘organic’ piece of dark drone ambient. It is a reflection of his experience of the Taiga region during winter-time. Highly recommended.

 

 

 

 

Smoke And MirrorsBen Sims – Smoke and Mirrors. This is a techno gem. Full-on original groovin’ music that will get you moving. Buy it from Beatport, Juno, and eMusic.

 

 

 

 

 

Descending OutKino Oko – Descending Out Into The Distance released by Digital Diamonds netlabel.  Kino Oko’s album is a happy, groovy feast of quality techno music. Available via Digital Diamonds and Ektoplazm.

 

 

 

Ekoplex – Discovering The Ancient. Superb tribal downtempo beats. This really gets under your skin and communicates with something deep inside. Released via Ektoplazm.

Kirill Platonkin : Psychic Transport

Kirill Platonkin  creates amazing ambient drone in different flavours. Various netlabels and labels have released his albums, including Darkwinter, Biodata, Umpako, ADX Records and more… He also releases his work via his own Tukuringra Netlabel.

Psychic Transport is full of dreamy drones. The album begins with a light airy piece named ‘Effervescent Light Of Beyond’. It wafts around like fog, swirling gently about your speakers and sets the tone for the rest of this incredibly relaxing album. ‘Exfoliation of Illusions’ is a little harder and reading the description of the album in which Kirill describes the journey that souls might take when searching for a form of nirvana, or simply a better life, it is apparent that this track is intended to convey the sense of stripping off superflous material concerns, exposing a purer form that can move on the next incarnation of existence.

Metempsychosis describes the ermergence of the soul after it’s ‘exfoliation’. Clinical yet soft drones introduce the track and slowly transform into stronger, richer sounds levelling out to a comfortable drone that itself devolves into a sigh of wind.

The title track is awesome and is, I think, one of Kirill’s best moments. It begins with a slow rhythmic rushing and a supporting light tone that gently wavers. The two exist independently to begin with but slowly recognise each other and gradually work together to form a harmony that is so soft you are left with a feeling of having felt something quite special.

‘We Fly’ takes this concept further. Gentle drones that give a sense of true relaxing ambience, almost as if the characters portrayed feel they are close to their goal – attaining a sense of true self.

I have to admit to being a big fan of Kirill Platonkin’s work. Psychic Transport is a very good album and well worth listening to. You can let the discussion guide you and consider the concept of liberation through hearing (Bardo Todol – a guide for the spirit as it passes through the experience between death and rebirth), or simply enjoy its wonderful ambient sounds for what they are.

From the release page:

The idea of “Psychic Transport” was born in a dream, where people were like shiny beams, moving to and fro in space, reincarnating in different worlds and in different forms. Men and Women turned out to be the portals for new spirits’ arrival on Earth. Furthermore, the whole atmosphere is much influenced by Bardo Todol, a guidebook for released souls, who should seek for effervescent and dazzling light, and avoid soft light sources – to get closer to really Better World. So, this album is an attempt to look into the unknown depths of the Other Side.