• Templum N.R. ‎– T.o.V. Improvisations XCII-XCIII

    Templum N.R. ‎– T.o.V. Improvisations XCII-XCIII
    Label: Aural Hypnox ‎– AHUE06
    Series: Underworld Editions
    Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
    Country: Finland
    Released: 25 May 2018
    Style: Dark Ambient, Drone, Electro, Minimal

    The musical improvisations of T.o.V. derive from Umbra-visitation sessions held in the Temple of Mercurial Orgies and Room Luna Lake between 2014 and 2015. The concept of the album has been evolving within the minds of the Templum N.R. members for the past twenty years, so perhaps it is not proper to talk of this as their latest release. Linear time and Templum N.R. do not walk hand in hand and their rituals cannot be measured in hours but in years.

    Compared to their previous release ‘Spectrum CCCXC: Transitio’, this album is based on a more analog-organic approach than an analog-digital-synthetic. The four echoing Hymns of Otherness are here to awake the ghosts dwelling within; join the Stagnant Dance and meet the Carcass of Formations – the shrieks are heard from beyond.

    This CD version includes a ‘Grave Gravitation: Transitio XCV’ ep which came earlier exclusively as a part of ‘T.o.V. Improvisations XCII-XCIII’ special edition. Two tracks of pure oscillating power – minimalistic, wrathful modular drones, where multitude of hidden harmonics meets a choral of transforming frequencies.

    The album is enclosed in a customised and screen printed Sublunar series cardboard covers, including six two-sided insert cards. Limited to 300 copies.

    Buy: https://gh-records.com/home/2380-templum-nr-tov-improvisations-xcii-xciii.html

  • Sally Dige ‎– Holding On (Vinyl, LP)

    Sally Dige ‎– Holding On (Vinyl, LP)

    Label: Avant! ‎– AV!050
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
    Country: Italy
    Released: 13 Sep 2017
    Style: Synth-pop, Synthwave, Minimal, New Wave

    Sally Dige is a multidisciplinary artist known for her darkly poetic yet highly danceable electro-pop songs, DIY stylistic videos, design and visual art. Sally‘s deep and commanding voice, coupled with her analogue-visual-processes and overlapping artistic mediums has formed an identity that oscillates between the edges of aggression and fragility, old and new. Holding On was created during the time of intense inner turmoil. Despite being stretched to her emotional limits, Sally did not let the weight of her circumstances break her, instead channeling all of her pain and fears into the production of a series of incredibly powerful songs. Stunningly, Sally used only her voice and a single synth to create this album. Even with so little gear, the songs are anything but minimal. Each song has a minimum of 100 tracks and, for some songs, 100 tracks for just the drum section alone. Every audible sound has 20 other sounds swimming beneath it. These are songs written for dance floors but are sung about loneliness, death and the meaninglessness of existence. Sally‘s work tows the line between a blissful innocence and a heavy darkness. Think Gina X flavored post punk-disco rubbing against Twitch-era Ministry‘s lost Sade collab or Enya on LSD after a break up.

    Track Listing :
    01. Holding On
    02. Emptiness
    03. Be Gone
    04. Sail to Me
    05. I Can‘t Be
    06. This Life
    07. No Need to Pretend
    08. Holding On (Forces Extended Mix)

    Buy: https://gh-records.com/new-wave/1997-sally-dige-holding-on-vinyl-lp.html