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[Music] Various Artists – This Is Darkness: Vol​.​1 Dark Ambient

This Is Darkness is a website based out of Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States which is dedicated to promoting dark ambient music. This is their first in what we hope to be are a long series of compilations dedicated to the promotion of the best of bleak music. Such names as Xerxes The Dark, …

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[Music] Sonologyst – Silencers – The Conspiracy Theory Dossiers

Sonologyst is no stranger to this blog. Raffaele Pezzella, Mr. Sonologyst himself, brings a new release (also available on vinyl!) of dark ambient inspired by conspiracy theories. If Alex Jones were an ambient composer… oh, just kidding.  He has a far more serious interest, and you can either read more about it at the Bandcamp …

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[Music] mNIPK – ABYSS / HUNTER (ALRN079)

Philippe Gerber of Alrealon Musique never ceases to amaze me. He has to be one of the hardest working men in experimental music (and perhaps in music in general, given the breadth of his work, running a label, DJing, et cetera). He works under the nom-de-plume mNIPK for this project, which is electronic music that …

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[Music] Subact – The Dubsquad EP

I have to thank my friend Yasen Kazandjiev for quite a few upcoming reviews of some of the most intriguing music I’ve heard in some time, starting with this EP by Dresden-based band Subact. There are elements of bands like Ozric Tentacles and other psychedelic prog groups as well as sample work reminiscent of Front …

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[Music] O Yuki Conjugate European Tour

Friends and colleagues, if you are able to help out with setting up performances in Belgium, France or Poland, please contact Till Kniola of Auf Abwegen.  His letter of request is printed below: dear drone list, sorry for the intrusion but maybe some of you can help/spread the word…. aufabwegen is bringing british experimental ambient …

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[Music] Halim El-Dabh – Wire Recorder Piece (1944)

Egyptian-American composer Halim El-Dabh may well have been the first person to compose a piece in the style of Musique Concrète. There are arguments as to whether he or Pierre Schaeffer were first, and no one can say for sure. Sadly, he departed this mortal coil yesterday. Many thanks to my friend, George Miskedakis, for …

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[Music] Experimental Groundbreakers Controlled Bleeding Straddle the Primal and Cerebral

Controlled Bleeding were among the greatest of the post-Industrial acts the United States ever produced.  Bandcamp does a great job letting Paul Lemos speak of the band’s history, development, the loss of members Chris Moriarty and Joe Papa, and his future plans.

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[Music] George Hadow / Dirk Serries – Outermission

George Hadow in an English percussionist currently residing in Amsterdam. It was a bit of a shock to see that he would be pairing with Dirk Serries, who won his fame as Vidna Obmana, his dark ambient project out of Belgium, but they blend together rather nicely.

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