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New Phobos Album " This Desolate Place"
« on: March 17, 2011, 04:34:34 PM »
New album This Desolate Place out now.

A self released album on Taiyo Yuden CDr presented in a jewel case complete with artwork

Excerpts have been posted to SoundCloud

http://soundcloud.com/phobos-2/tracks
It is available for purchase here http://www.discogs.com/sell/list?artist=Phobos+%2811%29&ev=ab

or you can PM or email me for payment details

Price is £6.95 including standard shipping worldwide.

 

I hope you enjoy the excerpts. :)

« Last Edit: March 17, 2011, 04:42:04 PM by phobos »
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Re: New Phobos Album " This Desolate Place"
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 10:19:02 AM »
p

just received by post

fantatsic floating soundscape
at times dark with undertow lighter drizzle sprinkle

a wonderful journey and recommended           h

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Re: New Phobos Album " This Desolate Place"
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 12:12:11 PM »
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Glad it arrived safely and reasonably quickly too.
Thank you for your comments, recommendation and for your continued support.
Regards
David
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Re: New Phobos Album " This Desolate Place"
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 01:09:40 PM »
Nice, dreamy clips. Waiting for payday, then I'll be ordering this one.  :)
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Re: New Phobos Album " This Desolate Place"
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 01:50:54 PM »
Thank you Antdude ;)
http://soundcloud.com/phobos-2
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Re: New Phobos Album " This Desolate Place"
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 03:55:29 PM »
The samples sound fantastic, but I'm a little wary of Downloadplatform/Musiczeit, as everything I've purchased from them in the past has been full of clicks and pops. Have you had a chance to listen to the download and make sure it's clean?

Thanks.
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Re: New Phobos Album " This Desolate Place"
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011, 12:55:02 AM »
The samples sound fantastic, but I'm a little wary of Downloadplatform/Musiczeit, as everything I've purchased from them in the past has been full of clicks and pops. Have you had a chance to listen to the download and make sure it's clean?

Thanks.
Thank you for your kind words Ein Sophistry

I burned the FLAC file to disc and no problem, have you mentioned the click and pops on the other dowloads you bought from them,  to Musiczeit, as clicks and pops mightbe present in the original files, I am not sure if uploading stuff to a server could cause the files to have clicks and pops added.
I still have a small amount of physical copies left if you prefer that option. :)
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Re: New Phobos Album " This Desolate Place"
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 01:59:05 AM »
I have removed This Desolate Place from Musiczeit. It is now available at Bandcamp still in FLAC and high quality mp3 but at a much more reasonable price. :)

 http://phobos.bandcamp.com/album/this-desolate-place
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Re: New Phobos Album " This Desolate Place"
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2012, 04:14:54 PM »
A review from Sylvain Lupari

This Desolate Place

A long hollow breath emerges from a black Earth. We hear thunders scold. Or is it splinters of explosions which cover a somber musical sky? The imagination without borders belongs to those who draw to the bottom of the cerebral cortex to harmonize their visions to the one of Phobos who signs in “This Desolate Place” a heavy and dark ambient album. EM composer from the beginning of the 90’s, David Thompson made the transition between a melodic and sequenced EM (Approaching the Light in 91 and A Rainbow’s End in 92) and a dark ambient EM after a break of 9 years in making music. It’s during this break that he discovered the music of Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Oophoi and Stephen Philips. Artists who had the effect of reviving David Thompson's creative flame, which borrows from now on the name of Phobos, to deliver extremely ambient works with smells of chthonian sulfur. And “This Desolate Place” is sticking to the new influences of the English synthesist, with deep and invasive oblong layers of a black synth which scatters its sepulchral breaths among angelic lights creating a captivating mixture. If one asks the question in order to know if ambient EM has something new to bring, each case must be analyzed in a different way. Here, Phobos multiplies the waves of synth which hoot with a strange neurasthenic passion. A little as if the Earth was destroyed and that we regret its vestiges through the dark shadows which float as some incantatory regrets. And it's there that the beauty of this completely floating work lies; we see what we hear! Throughout the 68 minutes that “This Desolate Place” lasts, the auditor is submerged by a black world which breathes through deep polymorphic strata of an intensely dark synth. Certainly, there are some fine bright cracks. But they spring out to make us better seize all of the tenebrous extent of a universe without pulses. A universe musically dead where soundscapes are roaring in their slain awakenings to offer darker landscapes, even more darkened by the slow avenging fury of the synth blades which come down on a world covered with a metallic drizzle.

And I guaranteed you that Phobos’ tetanised musical journey takes a wrapping effect of morose submersion when we let yourself invade with a pair of earphones. And no, ambient EM is not dead! As long as artists such as Phobos start proceeding a pessimistic recourse on the future of our planet, it’s in good hands.

Sylvain Lupari

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Re: New Phobos Album " This Desolate Place"
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2012, 02:32:48 PM »
A review by Bert Strolenberg (http://www.sonicimmersion.org/)

Now here’s another strong piece of profound ambient music by UK-based composer David Thompson, aka Phobos, who already made a great impression on me with "Live on Earth".

"This Desolate Place" contains one longform piece, offering 68 minutes of highly atmospheric textural music. I gave the album several spins with a good pair of headphones, and every time it blew me away.

Read full review here:-
http://www.sonicimmersion.org/review.php?letter=P&review=72541
http://soundcloud.com/phobos-2
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