Alteglofsheim Night Pedal - Leonard Donat - Deer Traps (Cassette, Album)

The physical release is well thought-out and seems to be masterfully prepared. I would certainly recommend this Album) listeners who dabble in experimental music. The album is just experimental enough to be a novel experience, without ever going so far as to sound chaotic, a balance which is often missed on these sorts of endeavors. By Maxwell Heilman. Indefinite Fields RH Negative Bastion Sky Burial Karma Krama The Faithless. Ambient music falls under a distinct spectrum of effect.

Some artists Album) alternate mental spaces, others provide a space for listeners to reconcile themselves to the present world, and many accomplish a bit of both. These six tracks remain shrouded in murky soundscapes, non-linear structures and dynamic plateaus.

Spellbinding refrains navigate through a maze of oceanic white noise, gently pushing along synthetic hypnotism and seismic chord changes. Irisarri stacks layer upon layer of rumbling sub-bass and distorted guitar strains on a cinematic lead as clanking percussion pushes it to an overwhelming climax of melancholic splendour.

Though the meat of The Shameless Years revels in nebulous gloom, Irisarri still wears his heart on his sleeve as he grapples with his finality. His amorphous notation gives a cosmic perspective on existential turmoil. The Shameless Years arguably reaches its most impactful territory with two collaborative pieces with Iranian ambient storyteller Siavash Amini.

Though contrasted in their approaches, these songs raise an overpass linking two countries separated by violence, war and fear. Amani and Isarri are united by their middle-eastern heritage, yet the path between Iran and New York has become marred by horrific adversity.

Their tandem effort shines a light of dismay and empathy into a wounded world — embodying the groans of the afflicted and the ache of those who would intercede. Every layer forms a more detailed portrait of the struggle to preserve innocence, and its culmination signals the full realization of pandemic sorrow in a time where nothing is sacred and life is cheap.

Massive upsurges acquire a softer touch during the final and longest track. Distant noise-scapes and eerie bass gradually give this moving line buoyancy within its subterranean atmosphere. The song surfaces from the depths with deliberate grace via inconspicuously added drones, suspending itself over a foundation of shimmering arpeggiations and murmuring sound collages.

After Alteglofsheim Night Pedal - Leonard Donat - Deer Traps (Cassette final percussive clicks echo out, listeners are left to ponder their sonic journey. Glorious arrival points last forever until they fade in the same way the slowburn of reticent ruminations seems indefinite until unforeseen escalation whisks it away… and it all ends before one has time to truly comprehend what they just experienced.

Multiple listens and a continuous internal dialogue about the subject matter are required to fully appreciate the calamitous odyssey this album harbors within its sprawling sound collages. The Shameless Years is not only a bulwark of post-minimalist music, but a stunning account of the deepest insecurities of Rafael Anton Irisarri and his most lofty appraisals of stricken generations. Written by: Maxwell Heilman.

On August 2, Fog Horn Deer Trap Alteglofsheim Night Pedal Forest Fire. Alexander Leonard Donat is best known for his project Vlimmer. Vlimmer is a genre bending project which touches on dark ambient, darkgaze, darkwave, indie and krautrock among other things. His latest release Deer Traps is released as Leonard Donat also on the Blackjack Illuminist Records label, where most of his works can be found.

Deer Traps takes a significantly more subtle approach than albums under the Vlimmer name. The album is decidedly lo-fi, giving it a sort of warm rusty feel that could almost touch on the emotions conjured by The Caretaker and the like. Yet, contrary to the comparison, the actual sounds beneath this hissing and cracking are presented in the most minute of detail. The hiss never subsides through the progression of the track, but serves as a contrast to the other, more polished sounds.

There is a repetitive piano section that adds a significant portion of the emotional charge. Field recordings of birds chirping in the not-so-far distance add even further to this inviting nature.

And yet, beneath this beauty and comfort lies a layer of brooding drone-work, almost harsh in its mildly high pitched register. The combination and contrast of these sounds makes the perfect recipe for fans of dark ambient. There is a pervading sense of darkness, always lying just beneath the surface, like a disturbing memory or unwanted task which keeps mockingly presenting itself.

While the opening and closing tracks fall short of the seven minute mark, the middle two tracks are both between thirteen and fourteen minutes a piece.

This long form center of the album is fitting for the sounds Leonard Donat is creating. In this way, the music takes on a timelessness. The packaging of the album seem to be quite representative of the project as a whole. There is also a CD version, again hand-painted. The CD comes in a handmade sleeve, along with two separate art photos.

I have enjoyed the previous works of Alexander Alteglofsheim Night Pedal - Leonard Donat - Deer Traps (Cassette Donat as his Vlimmer project. But, the active and slightly rock leaning nature of its style keeps me at arms distance as a reviewer.

This latest release was a pleasant surprise which I found myself returning to over and over, especially on long nights with my face buried in a book. The music should be particularly interesting to fans of more active forms of dark ambient as well as those who love to witness the various attempts at originality by the often-audacious experimental genres.

On May 20, In Interviews. Rosalie Mulder is quite the unique dark ambient artist. At the age of 17 she has managed to release her debut album on the Minnesota based Dark Winter label. Dark Winter has released some memorable albums since founding back inwith releases by well-known artists such as Alio Die and Steve Roach. In recent years their output has slowed considerably, but the quality has remained consistent. Alteglofsheim Night Pedal - Leonard Donat - Deer Traps (Cassette of Chaos is the culmination of these experimentations.

When speaking with her, it is quite obvious that she is still a young artist, with a whimsical approach to her output and just beginning to find her place in the music world.

However, the sounds on Chords of Chaos are quite experimental and interesting, it seems that as her experience progresses in this field, we will almost certainly see some more amazing albums coming from her in the future.

It is not everyday that someone is able to make their first full length release on a label at such a young age! Can you first tell us a little bit about the concept for Chords Of Chaos? Rosalie : The concept was kind of vague. I tried to give the right feeling to the music. The feeling I felt was like a dream or another world and it seemed a good concept for this album. Michael: Each track on Chords Of Chaos is ten minutes in length. What was the reasoning for doing it this way? Rosalie : Oh you noticed… I heard around 10 min would be a good length for a dark ambient song.

I am weird. Michael: I see that you have used a variety of live instruments on this album including: lap harp, guitar, flute, drums and your own voice.

Can you tell us a bit about how you learned to play such a wide range of instruments? Like, I even played some weird flute, really out of tune, but it still worked out. We have a lot of instruments at home to use. Michael: Did your father teach you many of the techniques you used to make this album, or are these ideas that came to you on your own, after hearing his and other music?

Rosalie : Well he kind of taught me how to use the software, when he played dark ambient and other stuff so I learned what it was. Then, some years after that, I experimented with sounds and it ended up becoming this. Michael: How long did the whole process take once you started writing and recording?

Rosalie : Oh, the little harp was fun. I have no idea how you are actually supposed to play it, but it made nice sounds. Rosalie : I use a laptop to produce and record the music. There is a studio but I like to make music around different places.

Michael: What were some of the places or emotions that you drew on to make this album? To show my idea of an interesting atmosphere, like dreaming music in a way. If so, who are some of your favorite or most influential artists?

I remember it being good though. I have listened to Abelcain in the past, though more the breakcore-ish stuff. I dont really listen to others in the style much.

Michael: Did you create the art for Chords Of Chaosif so what was your motivation behind it? Rosalie : Oh yes I made it. Well, the motivation was just trying to make images that fit the feeling of the album and my style. Michael: Do you create music in different genres? Or, are you only creating dark ambient style music now? Chords of Chaos is available from Dark Winter as a free download here. On May 11, Raffaele Pezzella is the man behind the experimental dark ambient act, Sonologyst.

I had a chance to speak with Raffaele about some of his musical background, his inspirations and the vision he has for the future of his labels. Thanks for reading, I hope you will enjoy our conversation. Michael: Thanks for your time Raffaele. You seem to be a very busy man, with a lot of things happening at any time. Is Sonologyst your first musical project, or have you played as other names, or in bands before the founding of Sonologyst? This famous industry launched a sort of music competition and my work was selected for a production; then it went into obscurity.

Michael: Sonologyst takes a rather experimental path, as far as dark ambient music is concerned. Do you consider Sonologyst a dark ambient project, or do you have some other tag that best describes your music?

Raffaele : Almost all musicians probably would answer this question telling they leave labels to others, and they consider their music not related to some specific genre.

Michael: Have you always been interested in experimental music? Was there a time in your past when you only listened to more traditional forms of music? As many young people, in the early years I was used to listening to rock and pop music. Alteglofsheim Night Pedal Forest Fire. Alexander Leonard Donat is best known for his project Vlimmer. Deer Traps takes a significantly more subtle approach than albums under the Vlimmer name.

The album is decidedly lo-fi, giving it a sort of warm rusty feel that could almost touch on the emotions conjured by The Caretaker and the like. Yet, contrary to the comparison, the actual sounds beneath this hissing and cracking are presented in the most minute of detail.

The opening track, Fog Horn Deer Trap is a beautifully somber experience. The hiss never subsides through the progression of the track, but serves as a contrast to the other, more polished sounds. Fog Horn Deer Trap Alteglofsheim Night Pedal Forest Fire. Alexander Leonard Donat is best known for his project Vlimmer.

Vlimmer is a genre bending project which touches on dark ambient, darkgaze, darkwave, indie and krautrock among other things. His latest release Deer Traps is released as Leonard Donat also on the Blackjack Illuminist Records label, where most of his works can be found.

Deer Traps takes a significantly more subtle approach than albums under the Vlimmer name. The album is decidedly lo-fi, giving it a sort of warm rusty feel that could almost touch on the emotions conjured by The Caretaker and the like. Yet, contrary to the comparison, the actual sounds beneath this hissing and cracking are presented in the most minute of detail.

The hiss never subsides through the progression of the track, but serves as a contrast to the other, more polished sounds. There is a repetitive piano section that adds a significant portion of the emotional charge. Field recordings of birds chirping in the not-so-far distance add even further to this inviting nature.

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  2. Jun 30,  · Deer Traps by Leonard Donat, released 30 June 1. Fog Horn Deer Trap 2. And Then It Materialized 3. Alteglofsheim Night Pedal 4. Forest Fire.

  3. Leonard Donat Deer Traps. Album DE on Blackjack Illuminist Records label Electronic (Ambient, Dark Ambient, Drone, Modern Classical, Experimental) Handwritten album title on CDr by the artist. Initial edition of 20 copies contains extra photos with displayed fictional deer traps.

  4. Leonard Donat - Alteglofsheim Night Pedal by Blackjack Illuminist published on TZ. Recommended tracks Verneblung - Ready To Drown by Blackjack Illuminist published on TZ Loose Canon – Monday 14th June (#) by Simon Edwards Leek published on TZ Verneblung - Zeit zu Staub by Blackjack.

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  6. Aug 02,  · The balance between activity and passivity make for a versatile album,letting listeners use it as an atmosphere enhancement, or to fully focus on the music.

  7. Leonard Donat - "Alteglofsheim Night Pedal" 14 minutes of haunting atmosphere cut by airy dabs of piano melting into floating ghost loop. #DarkAmbient #Neoclassical #Drone.

  8. Aug 26,  · Alexander Leonard Donat records under a variety of aliases making music that goes across genres such as Indie Pop, Darkwave, Dream Punk and Oriental Krautrock (those last two are new ones to me). The label has this to say about the album: “Deer Traps” is a minute lucid veil of night that pulls itself over the body of the listeners until they are fully covered and .

  9. Jul 06,  · Review round-up: Leonard Donat - "Deer Traps" # darkambient # neoclassical # drone # fieldrecordings This Is Darkness says that the contrast of sounds on "Deer Traps" makes "the perfect recipe for fans of dark ambient." "There is a pervading sense of darkness, always lying just beneath the surface, like a disturbing memory or unwanted task which keeps .

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