Industrial music means pounding machine-like rhythm and city noise, but to that Shibalba add keyboards and ritual patterns to make a disturbing but pleasant soundtrack for all of your anti-modern experiences. This is both the strength and weakness of this music: it makes for good but sparse listening, better as background than focus.
Tags: Ambient, Industrial, Ritual, shibalba
This album will make waves because it is going to divide audiences based on who will give it a chance and who will categorically ignore it; this, like trolling, is the pure provocation that forms a necessary part of Art as opposed to Entertainment. The album possesses a fatal flaw, but makes up for it with some of the more interesting experiments within the notion of doom — dark, melancholic, sentimental, but not self-pitying — sounds, going beyond metal and rock in composition.
Tags: Ambient, atmospheric, celtic frost, death metal, hellhammer, triptykon
Years go by, and more of the greats of the past move on to either afterlife or nonexistence, leaving us to wonder what the point of it all is. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” We must announce that sadly, Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk perished today at the age of 73.
Tags: Ambient, electronic, electronic music, florian schneider, kraftwerk, synthpop
Ambient music can mean anything. To most people, it means floaty electronica; in a more analytical sense, it means music which operates by a principle of sonic texture and layering, with lead voices disconnected from percussion so that melody leads the composition, allowing a new flexibility in composition.
Tags: Abyssum, Ambient, atmospheric, el nigromante
After some years of silence, wildcat black metal band turned ambient powerhouse Burzum unleashed its new album Thulêan Mysteries on Friday, March 13, 2020. The new album features incidental musical compositions from the past few years.
Tags: Ambient, Black Metal, burzum
On a recent tweet, legendary black metal band Burzum announces a new ambient album to accompany game-play in the Varg Vikernes crafted Myfarog role-playing game.
Tags: Ambient, burzum
If the 1990s had a theme, plurality fit the role, whether in parallel or layers, and this influenced song composition. Bands like Enya and My Bloody Valentine tried to follow Kate Bush and William Orbit in using layers of soft, fading and surging sound on the edge of noise to create a dream state, and Havohej picks up this idea.
Tags: Ambient, Black Metal, havohej
Some say the spirit of black metal experienced an afterlife in dungeon synth, the fusion of Conan soundtracks and traditional folk music that took life in projects like Lord Wind, later Burzum, Ice Ages, and even tangential more ambient soundscape projects from Ildjarn, Beherit, and Neptune Towers.
Tags: Ambient, dungeon synth, eikona
Five thousand years ago, the present author created a guide to the main acts associated with the classic 70s-style electronic sound. The response was generally quite positive in nature (which the present author humbly appreciates), and several individuals requested a sequel focusing on later acts and developments in Electronic music.
Tags: 1990s, 2000's, acid, Ambient, aphex twin, astral projection, atmospheric, Autechre, bass communion, biosphere, boards of canada, carbon based lifeforms, coil, computers, Cosmic, dance, drugs, dub, electronic, electronic music, electronica, film score, futuristic, goa, hallucinogen, house, idm, Industrial, insanity, Israel, keyboards, man with no name, norway, ott, porcupine tree, psybient, psychedelic, psychill, psytrance, science fiction, shpongle, simon posford, Soundtracks, space, steven wilson, surrealism, Sweden, synth, synthesizers, techno, the future sound of london, the infinity project, the orb, trance, UK, underworld, USA, woob, younger brother
One of the best releases of 2019 is currently available for an authorized “name your price” download for the rest of the month.
Tags: 2019, Ambient, darkwave, nick shadow, project records, sam rosenthal, steve roach