In episode eight we discuss the engulfing and monolithic drones on Nachtstücke from dark ambient artist HIEMIS, the melodic tides of From Harbour’s crushing hardcore debut Fatigue, and the atmospheric yet utterly chaotic split between microcosmys and La Torture Des Ténèbres titled THE GODS THEMSELVES.
We dedicate this episode to Caleb Scofield, vocalist and bassist of Cave In, Zozobra, and Old Gloom, who tragically passed away a couple of weeks ago. May he rest in forever lasting peace.
Thank you so much for listening and your continued support. Let us know what you think about each of these releases below and please feel free to leave us some album suggestions for future episodes.
1. HIEMIS - Nachtstücke
Genre: Dark Ambient / Marshal Industrial
Label: Gradual Hate Records (Valencia, Spain)
Album Description (per Gradual Hate’s page):
“There is a parallel world to which we all live, and it is made up of chance, intuitions, fears, mysteries. . . Hoffmann explored, in everyday life, that hidden reality that can be guessed in dreams, visions, ghosts, funerary stories, scientific machinations. In short, a world full of strange and mysterious forces, which are able to play with the life and illusions of all of us.
Nachtstücke is a look at that universe where disturbing characters live that become oracles, supposedly trivial images that contain a mystery, as well as threatening inventions that never cease to amaze us. Thus, dreams, magnetism, telekinesis, somnambulism, forebodings, premonition and telepathy make up the matter of this disturbing reality.”
2. From Harbour - Fatigue
Genre: Hardcore Punk / Melodic Hardcore / Post-Hardcore
From: Flensburg, Germany
Band Line-Up (per From Harbour’s Facebook page):
3. microcosmys / La Torture Des Ténèbres - THE GODS THEMSELVES (split)
Genre: Raw Atmospheric Black Metal
From: Lviv, Ukraine
Album Description (per microcosmys’s Bandcamp page):
“It’s our part of microcosmys/La Torture des Ténèbres split. We dedicate it to fabulous sci-fi novel written by Isaac Asimov in 1972. So, THE GODS THEMSELVES, our dear listeners. Bon voyage!”
La Torture Des Ténèbres
Genre: Chaotic Black Metal
From: Ottawa, Ontario