Title: The Glittering Domain
Label: Hypnos Secret Sounds (Ltd CDR)
2008. Deepspace is a pseudonym for Mirko Ruckels, a German-born ambient/electronic musician who now resides in Brisbane, Australia. His previous releases have been self-released, and The Glittering Domain is his debut on Hypnos Secret Sounds.
We at Hypnos view Deepspace as one of the top up-and-coming ambient music talents of the past few years, and electroambientspace.com agrees
, naming him New Artist of the Year for 2007 and saying:"Mirko Ruckels is a great new talent, a cross between Steve Roach and Stars of the Lid, with a dash of Budd and Eno."
Abstract and definitely "ambient" in nature, The Glittering Domain simultaneously exhibits a strong musical sensibility, with a sound and structure reminiscent of artists such as Vidna Obmana and Numina. Though Hypnos may be best known for unstructured "drone" style recordings, we really enjoy a recording like this one that has more of a tonal basis.Deepspace described by stillstream.com
:"Lush, exquisite, flawless, refined, striking, beautiful... we could go on and on with adjectives to describe the music of Deepspace. One of our favorite discoveries in the past year, this is an artist to keep a close eye on - and one we encourage all our listeners to visit right away." Track listing, with mp3 sample clips:
Introduction- The Chord of the Abyss MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-d-tgd-01.mp3
Encountering Giants MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-d-tgd-02.mp3
The Colossals MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-d-tgd-03.mp3
Crushed by the Weight of Angels MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-d-tgd-04.mp3
Elevenward MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-d-tgd-05.mp3
Lacrimosa's Visitation MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-d-tgd-06.mp3
The Glittering Domain MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-d-tgd-07.mp3
The Sleeper (Close) MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-d-tgd-08.mp3Purchase for $11.99 on Hypnos Online Store:http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=hss25