Cryo Chamber - Dark Ambient of 20162016-12-28 (News)
Continuing Cryo Chamber's yearly tradition, we picked some interesting releases this year. Some that fall well within our dark ambient borders, and some that scratch at the surface extending it's inky tendrils all over neighbouring genres.
On this 1+ hour album we get to explore God Body Disconnect, Apocryphos, Sabled Sun and much more.
00:00 God Body Disconnect - Rise of the Dormant Host
06:53 Hoshin - Souvenir from the Sacred
13:14 Keosz - Low Down
18:49 Sabled Sun - Overgrown
22:55 Metatron Omega - Transductio
31:40 Apocryphos - Consanguineous Spirit
39:44 ProtoU - Unreal Symbols
50:20 Cities Last Broadcast - Glossolalia
57:02 Enmarta - Apokatástasis II
Nine Inch Nails - Not The Actual Events2016-12-27 (News)
"Not The Actual Events", the new 5 song EP finds Reznor and now official bandmate Atticus Ross taking an unexpected left turn from 2013’s "Hesitation Marks" and sounding unrecognizable from their current film work.
"It’s an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make" says Reznor. "It’s an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story."
Machinista - Seconds Minutes Hours2016-12-23 (News)
"Seconds Minutes Hours" is the first collaboration between Machinista and their new label Infacted Recordings. This two track digital single is a first musical taste of what to expect on the forthcoming new Machinista album to be released in 2017.
Lyric, vocals: J.Lindqwister, music: R.Flow, guest-guitar by BRD.
Photos by Colin Greenhill; written, recorded & produced by Machinista 2016 in Malmö/Kalmar.
Rome - The Hyperion Machine2016-12-22 (News)
The literary and philosophical subjects are just as diverse as the musical influences. The album features songs in the vein of Rome's trademark blends of Dark Folk ‘The Secret Germany', ‘Celine in Jerusalem' and Post Industrial Wave ‘Transference', ‘Skirmishes for Diotima'.
Moreover, fans will be delighted to find that the album also features a duet ‘Stillwell' with legendary Swedish singer and friend Thåström.
In many ways, ‘The Hyperion Machine' is a completely normal music album, and yet it is so much more than that. It forms a great, sensual commentary on the origins of the present, over and above the here and now.
Paleowolf - Genesis2016-12-21 (News)
Paleowolf is the side project of Scorpio V of Metatron Omega.
A prehistoric journey from before civilization made it's mark on the world. Archaic drums echo through the riparian forests. Thick smoke from bonfires snake their way over charred and painted skulls, the spoils of war from opposing tribes. Distant sounds of the forest paints the canvas of a world untouched by modern man. The paleolithic shamans chant powerful over the tribal drums as ancient man rises from prey to predator. The night is young and the feral hunt is about to begin.
Tenek - Imitation of Life2016-12-20 (News)
'Imitation of Life' - brings us a bigger sounding remastered track, along with two brilliant remixes: an 80's analogue remix (Nik Hodges) and a darker rock edge remix (Ghostlights/aka Sam Morrison). And then to add something completely different and unexpected to this release - an exceptional piano rendition of "A New Foundation" (Matt Jessup).
'What Kind of Friend?' - comes with two outstanding alternate versions: a hard hitting powerhouse mix with an almost thematic feel from the well known UK composer/producer/mixer (Andy Gray/aka Grayedout), and a second with a most unexpected darker sound for the band (remixed by Martin Swan/Vile Electrodes).
An added bonus is the inclusion of a re-mastered track, "Sombre Friday" that originally debuted on Tenek's first album "Stateless".