Here's a very nice "deep" ambient recording, one of the latest from the Dark
Duck label. It's a collaboration between Dark Duck founder Stephen Philips
(whose collaboration with James Johnson LOST AT DUNN'S LAKE was one of the
most popular items here in the past year), and relative newcomer Isomorph.
I think this will go over quite well with Hypnos listeners.
"Wow, this is such a cool journey into deep, dark ambient. I saw another
reviewer describe it as the sound of traveling through the blackness of
space. Man, I hate it when I read I review with a great line like that
before I've written mine, because that is a great description of this music.
As with a lot of dark ambient, it really defies the term "music," because it
is totally amorphous. It is practically the embodiment of darkness or
emptiness, and yet there is warmth and depth to it. This nearly 70-minute
long piece is not static, though fans of melody will certainly want to avoid
it at all costs. There is an almost constant churning of low rumblings,
surprisingly active for this style of music, and it is a wonder to explore
and experience. Call it glorified white noise, or perhaps black noise would
be more appropriate. Passages start to shimmer a little more brightly, for
example for a couple of minutes around the 38:00 mark. But just past 40:00,
it turns to the blackest of night again. Transitions are effortless and yet
sometimes quite dramatic, creating a plethora of jaw-dropping moments.
Imagine a hybrid between Tangerine Dream's Zeit and the Robert Rich/Lustmord
collaboration Stalker. For pure drone or dark ambient purists, this is
--Phil Derby, Expose