• ARKTAU AON ‎– IKUISUUS NÄKYY LUIDEN LÄPI

    Arktau Aon ‎– Ikuisuus Näkyy Luiden Läpi
    Label: Aural Hypnox ‎– [AHUE01]
    Series: Underworld Editions – [AHUE01]
    Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
    Country: Finland
    Released: 10 Sep 2013
    Style: Dark Ambient, Tribal

    Thought lost and subsequently forgotten, a complete album by AIH & AIL of ARKTAU EOS and JKV of ZOÄT-AON was recently rediscovered. This unknown chapter in the evolution of the classic Finnish ritual sound originates from sessions held in May 2005, when Arktau Eos was still unnamed, beginning work on their seminal opus ‘Mirrorion’ and Zoät-Aon had just released the equally influential ‘Star Autopsy’ CD.

    The album retains the original title of the sessions: ‘Ikuisuus näkyy luiden läpi’, Finnish for ‘Eternity Shines Through the Bones’, and for purposes of this release the group is named simply ARKTAU AON. ‘Ikuisuus näkyy luiden läpi’ is enthusiastic, youthfully vigorous and decidedly ominous ritual music with a total running time of 31:53. Instead of songs, it is divided into different ‘movements’ or phases: it resembles a field recording of some obscure ceremony from a far-off corner of the world. Boasting a raw but good, clear sound, ‘INLL’ remains unaltered save for the mastering done in 2013 at Katajan Kaiku studio.

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  • Lunar Abyss Deus Organum ‎– Khara-Khoto

    Lunar Abyss Deus Organum ‎– Khara-Khoto
    Label: Zhelezobeton ‎– ZHB-LXXV
    Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered 
    Country: Russia
    Released: 22 Feb 2019
    Style: Ambient, Drone, Experimental, Tribal

    We gladly present the new Lunar Abyss Deus Organum full-length album «Khara-Khoto»! In fact, this is the first big studio work of the project after «Atimudra» (2012, BioSonar^Labyrint) and a long series of split-releases, collaborations, live recordings and various small editions.

    Khara-Khoto was the name of a Tangut city with Buddhist culture which existed in the XI-XIV centuries before it was captured by the troops of the Chinese Ming dynasty (nowadays it’s geographically located in the Chinese Inner Mongolia). The idea of creating this album appeared after visiting a special exhibition at the Hermitage, which presented a lot of original artifacts from this ancient settlement buried in the sands. Special inspiration came from a deep understanding of the ephemeral and impermanent nature of existence – even prosperous cultures can die in one moment because of the blind greed of invaders.

    From the musical point of view, here one can hear the full sound palette typical for Lunar Abyss. This includes multilayered ambiental sketches with flowing chains of samples, voice loops and acoustic instruments; rhythmic percussive tracks with vigorous pulsating energy; abstract collages made of analogue electronics, radio noises and fragments of television programs; semi-static enveloping drones spiced up with field recordings. The psychedelic kaleidoscope of aural images continues its work – the fans of the albums «Snovidenie», «Tuntury» and «Atimudra» won’t be disappointed!

    The physical edition of the album is made in two versions: a CD limited to 300 copies in a matte 4-panel foldout digisleeve.

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