Label: Not On Label (Ugasanie Self-Released) - none • Format: 9x, File MP3, Album 320 kbps • Country: Russia • Genre: Electronic • Style: Dark Ambient, Drone
Call of the North 8. The Dark Side 9. Eye of Tunguska Absence: - compilation 8. The Red Trip In the Breath of the Wind: - compilation Polterngeist - Other Aspects of Reality 3.
Silent Universe - Stellar Winds 2. Silent Universe - Gravity 3. Silent Universe - The Infinity Coordinates As you might expect from an album that is focussed on that kind of landscape, the music is laden with field-recordings, tribal sounds, chants and a feeling of cold exposure. The opening track: Nuneangan is a great case in point. It begins with the sounds of birdsong and trickling water, a bit of thunder and an echoing quality that seems to hint at being in the mouth of a cave.
Track two is Yttygran, a track that has a quite ominous quality, with scraping and Whatever It Is - Mēl & Kim* - FLM sounds, playing along with the boing-boing sound of a mouth-harp. This track felt like it was a slow build-up of forces, the sounds taking on the nature of the wind inhaling before it screams.
Near the midpoint, footsteps can be heard making their way through the landscape, walking the listener into a different space of high shimmering resonant sounds and an insect-like swarming buzz.
About one third of the way in, drum-beat and bone sounds make way for the sound of the sea, crashing waves and piped notes. Things turn a little more ominous towards the end as some of the calls and cries that can be heard take on a wolf-howl aspect, to me at least.
Next up is Pegtymel, the longest track on the album. A track with quite a ghostly feel to it. The final track is The Keepers, the shortest track at just over five minutes, and one that eases the listener back to the real world by way of more mouth-harp, the rise and fall of drone, and a furtive ethereal quality that is chased away by hints of birdsong at the end.
The instruments and field-recordings used in each track really do create a feeling of an ancient culture in an even more ancient land. Who needs a fat git in a red costume squeezing down your chimney when you can have the stark beauty of the Russian tundra filled with the voices of the ghosts who once lived there.
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