In a fit of instant gratification today, I decided I needed a music download. Hmmm, but which one?... I was intrigued by the raw guitar sound of Aun- Motorsleep, but also intrigued by another dose of guitar ambience over at Boomkat called Steel Wound, by Ben Frost. I ultimately picked Steel Wound, and I couldn't be happier. This is a SERIOUSLY deep, thick slab of echoey and shimmery guitar sound, always intense and powerful, sometimes black and eerie as well. Added to the mix are occasional distant voices muttering unintelligible phrases, quite a disconcerting effect. For a download, the sound is incredibly deep and expansive, seemingly reaching to the very edge of the universe, and echoing back again.
Suffice to say, I am just knocked out by this music, and I would say it's a must for anyone who loves dark ambient. Has anyone else heard this? It's not new music, having been around since I think 2003, but I've never seen anyone else mention it.
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