Velehentor | Vishudha Kali | Closing The Eternity - Ishopanishad
Droning Ritual Dark Ambient.
All tracks were recorded at live session back in December 2007. Here are no electric and synthetic sounds but natural acoustic instruments only. Activities: 3 dung chen, ting gzhang, lag rnga, drill bu, rkang gling, damaru, Tibetan singing bowls, physharmonium, bells & chimes. All music perfomed by 121 & Vishudha Kali (Andrei Bulin/Komarov). Throat singing & Shree Ishopanishad Divine Mantra chanting by Vishudha Kali. This album is dedicated to devotees of ancient times, explorers of the Eternity and of the reverse side of being. The people is coming & passing away, and life is too short, and the secret of Nature is still transcendent - impossible to be understood. Shree Ishopanishad Album was performed once as concert act.
CD, special digipack, ltd. 976.
Ad Lux Tenebrae - The Call of the wild
Shamanic Dark Ambient.
Ad lux tenebrae (also known as K Svetu T'my) first full-length album. Ad lux tenebrae - well-known masters of deep ritualistic Dark ambient from north of Riphean Mountains. Great powerful sounds from Primeval Ural Woods. To create music they use original musical instruments - bubens, handmade drums, blowing horns, flutes and others instruments made by musicians theyself and have no name. Disk contains two live recorded Rituals, each of them was played in this form only once and never will be repeated. First Ritual is fast, intense, rhythmical and disquiet. Second is appeased tranquil quiet. "The Call of the wild" - this is about one hour of archaic and ritualistic music in total.
CD, digisleeve, ltd. 963.
Vishudha kali - Psenodakh
Ritual Ambient | Ethno-noise.
Dark/drone ambient very ritualistic and with some ethno-noise influences. This opus consists of 4 long ritual tracks recorded with sounds of breathing and vocals, acoustically processed through natural and exclusive equipments. Music of this album was heard by author while long sojourn far in Caucasian mountains at the shore of partly ice-covered alpine Psenodakh Lake (Fisht-Oshten pass). Psenodakh means "lost in the middle of moutains". Vishudha Kali presents hymns to the nature mysteries kind of wind, water, stonefalls, wild animals and birds as well as chants on Sanskrit.
Firstly album was released at Vishudha Kali's own label Fight Muzik with limitation of 333 copies. New release limited to about 350 copies. CD contain 4 tracks. Fourth track includes two parts: Vishudha Kali song named “Ritual from fire” and song “Haidakhandi Aarti Sankirtan” - very rare archive record of Hindustani saint Mahavatar Shree Haidakhan Babaji made by officiary of Soviet Embrace in India. It was previously published only on die hard edition of this album as additional CD-r limited to 33 copies.
Exquisite gold-surfaced CD (ltd. 350) comes in hard crafted cardboard sleeve with eight-page booklet in semi-transparent vellum cover.
Splendor Solis - ...letum - non omnia finit...
Splendor Solis (lat. Shining of the Sun) mixes typical dark folk insruments, neoclassical compositional methods and early European musical heritage. Theirs lyrics are inspired by medieval European theology, apocalyptic symbolism, and also by theosophical doctrines and mystical branches of buddism. Splendor Solis' debut album is dedicated to the infinite reincarnation of soul of a man. The album has been created using acoustic instruments only. Music of Splendor Solis is nice, harmonious, not very intricate but melodious right along.
Exquisite gold-surfaced CD (ltd. 347) comes in hard crafted cardboard sleeve with 12-page booklet in semi-transparent vellum cover.
Vazhes - Seid
Ritual noise | Folk.
Seid is a debut album by "Vazhes", a side-project of Sergey Gabbasov. In popular etymology of the Permian Komis "aged people" ("vazhes", "vazh otir") means an ancient, very old people. The Permian Komis call "vazhes" some early population of the Upper Kama, which is supposed to have disappeared when the "new" ("wil") people of the Permian Komis arrived to these lands. This old population is also named "chud'" ("chuchkiie", "chudskoy otir").
The album consists of 4 tracks; two of them - "Seid" and "Krishna" - have been realized by "Vazhes". The second track is a collaborative work by "Vazhes" and "Fanum"; the forth is made jointly by "Vazhes" and "Akpan". The album is dedicated to the violent struggle between the contemporary chaotic society and the eternal natural harmony, embodied in traditional cultures. Cover picture made by Hærleif Langås ("Northaunt").
CD, digisleeve, ltd. ~800.
Vresnit - Tunvet
Shamanic Drone Ambient.
Vresnit presented its first CD-release contained ecstatic & exploring records made in the fall of 2008 and remastered in winter-spring 2009. Vresnit is the project of one man working for artistic embodiment of the creative rotation within the label Vetvei. He was formerly known as ruler of Kerpg label, Pugna, Vagranok, Nrodum and other projects, now ceased their activities.
Deaf thickets and swamps, heaven ravines, lost voices, unseen birds. Eternal mosses, lichens, fog and ancient trees. The path lies deeply through the thickets and higher to the sun, meeting with ancient human-animals, keepers of the Book. Majestic and archaic canvas neither begins nor ends, woven by the Sledge of Three-Worlds-Animals. The Words of scratches, beats, rings and rustles - all goes into vibrating flow of crudely woven muscarinic Shamanic Drone Ambient atmosphere. Tunvet appears as primitive experience for co-breathing with Earth, diving into the twilight forest and flowing into its beyond. Slow and endless movement in a Circle that appears as Eternal Order. A Myth of the World-Man Creation, a dreamflight, a meeting with the Forest Spirits preying on the flesh and substituting it with metal and stones, giving life to the Ancient Co-knowledge.
Created using field recordings, voices and woodwinds, metal gongs, percussion and "concrete" sounds. Gripping, saturating and transforming experience of raw wind, celestial chariots and chthonic naturalism.
CD, digisleeve, ltd. 484.
Bolverkstorm - 9 steps to death
Bolverkstorm it is the name of new russian industrial project. “9 steps to death” is dedicaded to World War II and all those who perished thereat. Album consists of 8 tracks, each of them is about tragedy of soldiers death and act of bravery as well. Music of Bolverkstorm is made of hum of battles, archival records, blustering soundscapes, noises, groans, wardrums and trumpets.
For fans of Turbund Sturmwerk, Toroidh and Karjalan Sissit.
Limited edition of 200 CDs in textured cover with 12-page booklet.
Ad Lux Tenebrae - Ghanood
Dark Ambient | Drone | Ritual.
Ghanood is new album of Ad Lux Tenebrae played in collaboration with 121 of Closing the Eternity. One more then half of hour long track. 100% organic & synth-free ambient somnolent meditation with strings, bells, drones, bowls, chimes & rainsticks.
CD, cardboard, ltd. 200.
Velehentor - Ceremonial Death
Ritual Drone Ambient.
Two long tracks - Ceremonial & Death. Hollow, oppressive, ritualistic and meditative sound. VELEHENTOR is solo-project of well-known Russian industrial artist named 121. Besides VELEHENTOR he also has CLOSING THE ETERNITY and some collaborations with another prominent Russian artists - AD LUX TENEBRAE and VISHUDHA KALI. A whole dozen of VELEHENTOR albums and EPs was released by Drone Records, Epidemie Records, Infinite Fog Productions, Eternal Pride Productions and others. One side of VELEHENTOR's music is harsh noise, power electronics based on concept of big man-triggered calamities - dead cities in zones of ecological disasters, nuclear bombardments, terroristic attacks, the forsaken phantom-settlements among the others.
Another side of his music is static and absolutely unhuman drone ambient, e.g. audio records of northern lights. Finally, music of VELEHENTOR is based on shamanic music of north native folks and Tibetan ritual tradition. This record is deeply ritualistic and shamanic. It is musical broadcasting of Eternal Primordial Murk. It is the echo of the wind howling from beyond the reality. Two chthonic, trancey and hypnotic audio-rituals. Only ritual acoustic instruments were used for this session - dung chens, dung dkars, rkang glings and rol mo, as well as some make-shift percussions and copper bells.
7"EP, 33/45rpm, black vynil, ltd. ~500.
Troum | Closing the Eternity with Ad Lux Tenebrae – Dilo / Secg (Scent Of Mires)
Pure dark shamanic ambient vinyl-only split of two reputable masters - TROUM and duo of CLOSING THE ETERNITY and AD LUX TENEBRAE. Music inspired by ambient and atmosphere of swamps and marshes. Long static, hollow and oppressive track of TROUM at the A-side. Slow immersion to cold, roily waters. B-side is for catchy, disquiet, full of flutes and bells aural journey of CLOSING THE ETERNITY with AD LUX TENEBRAE through the soaked withered ferns and mossy woods of Ural.
LP limited to 242 copies:
- 121 copies on black vinyl,
- 121 copies on splatter vinyl (black with green),
- 45 rpm,
- 350gsm jacket with 3 mm spine,
- cover photo by Sever from Liholesie.
Nubiferous - Mana
Ritual Dark Ambient | Acoustic | Field recordings.
This album initiated experiments with acoustic musical instruments adding archaism and folk colors to the sound canvas of Nubiferous that harmonizes with the album concept: “mana” is a supernatural force or power that may be ascribed to persons, animals, inanimate objects or spirits. Deep ritualistic music on the edge between raw ritualism of Ad Lux Tenebrae and refined soundwork of Troum.
CD, 4-panel A5 digifile, h/n, ltd.499.
Necro Stellar - Saturating Cemetery
Industrial | Darkwave | Dark Ambient.
The cult album of one of the oldest Russian gothic band. "Saturating Cemetery" is, in a sense, some kind of rarity and experiment in which wide spectrum of different instruments is presented, from Soviet synthesizers to percussions made of human bones. The stylistics varies from dark ambient and psychedelic rock to electro and cyber dark space. The mild synthetic beat that moves to dance rhythm, the classical contrast between low male vocal and ethereal female one. The occult mystic atmosphere gives the special dark mood to the album. Special vinyl mastering made by Necro Stellar's mistermind Yuri Zvezdniy. First time on vinyl.
LP limited to 250 copies:
- 350gsm jacket with 3 mm spine,
- enchanted layout,
- new audio master by Yuri Zvezdniy.
Dvar - Piirrah
Darkwave | Gothic | Post-industrial.
Occult, ecstatic and possessed record. Really dark, scaring and obscure sound. Sick and hysterical, extramundane and howling cantation in unknown language by medium singer.
First and cult album of anonimous russian project from early 2000-s. Milestone of russian dark scene first time on vinyl. 211 copies on black vinyl, special analog mastering especially for this release and minimalistic artwork made closely to fist edition from 2002 year.
LP limited to 211 copies:
- 350gsm jacket with 3 mm spine,
- enchanted layout,
- new audio master.