Containing both half-sung and spoken vocals, an ever so gentle folk-like melody, baroque composition, rich musical arrangements and a literary streak that HERR has become synonimous with, this introduces the first of three acts in 75 bombastic minutes.
Inspired by the book "De Vita Caesarum" by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus from 121 AD, during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, H.E.R.R. deliver the first tragi-comic Neoclassical operetta about The Twelve Caesars.
Martial Industrial Ambient / Postmortem Power Electronics. Split of two clandestine projects from France, a pile of black & white photographs scattered on a table: archive and modernity. Dark, malevolent and hoax filled audio document. Lim. 131x.
The second incarnation of Mondblut, a resurrection of forgotten manifestations out of the void, and furthermore the revival and re-awakening of ritual musick, which complement some of Mondblut's material.
Second album by acclaimed Derbyshire trio who make gorgeous instrumental music that’s part folk, part electronica, and part classical. For fans of Sigur Ros, Aphex Twin, Beirut, Yann Tiersen, and múm. Lim. 500x.
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Dark Ritual Ambient with hypnotic incantations and remarkable production. Delve deep into the visions of opera vocalist Agrathas spiritual nightmares, where suffering and madness gets comforted by the calm hand of the dark expanding universe.
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A very personal work, where the artist shares her inner struggles of transformation after dramatic events in her life. This dark ambient journey carries not only deep drones, but serene voices and emotional soundscapes as well.
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Archaic elemental drums, bones and spiraling animal horns merge with various metal percussions, chimes, wind-instruments, voices and a multitude of other instruments to create a deep, earthly and yet celestially-bound opus.
A work of sonic flame and aural ash, consists of seven interrelated tracks, utilizing such diverse instrumentation as organ, horns, vocals, drums, gongs, percussions and various string instruments as well as field-recordings. Lim. 500 copies.
Three, long and brooding, repetitive trance-drone tracks interweaving various analog drone sources with elemental field-recordings. An evocative lunar-hymn reaching out toward one’s Mercurial Empire – and the One who is moist. Lim. 350 copies.
Contemplative forest music in its purest form - a return of lost, primeval forest hymns. Buried deep in sound and soil, primal Mana has been unearthed and unleashed from the remote frosty hummocks and calm fells all over boreal forests. Lim. 444 copies.
The first official release of Halo Manash, dating back to 2003! Seven surrealistic tracks composed by using manipulated bowed string instruments, percussions, analogue synthesizer, human and inhuman vocalisations and other surreal recordings.
Slowly submerging distant hymns performed mostly through self-made instrumentation and found Otherworldly Roots. All instruments were manipulated live through amps, cabinets and amplified speakers, leaning to a more unpolished yet flowing elemental sound.
A recording of the first public Halo Manash live ritual, and also a complete, previously unreleased work in itself. Ash and antler, blood and bone, drum and drone, tree and metal collide to create an intense audial journey between worlds. Lim. 444 copies.
Hammock's debut quickly became a contender for classic status in the shoegazing genre, expertly merging Ambient guitar drone, electronic beats and live instrumentation in a 70-minute sound sculpture, a paean to the beauty inherent in the drone.
Hammock push into ever higher states of ecstasy, tapping into more acoustic textures as a mode of expression, leaving behind for good their electronic-based dream pop roots, in an album that stands as an entire piece instead of a collection of songs.
In 2005, Hammock composed music for a sleepover event, a concert where live guitars would chant the audience to sleep. The swirling minimalism of the resulting album captured a dedicated cult following, yet was unavailable for years until now.
Over 90 minutes of music composed as lullabies deep and dark, cleverly weaved with layers of guitars. The duo helps you close your eyes, relax and explore the deepest corners of your unconscious and conscious.
With "Everything and Nothing" Hammock has entered oblivion – a place of personal struggle, doubt, and change – and come out the other side; hopeful. An experience woven into each song through intricate melodies, compelling beats, and solemn vocals.
Debut by this mysterious duo inspired by Burzum, Earth, Skepticism and Nortt. Drone and ultimately slow meditative Black Metal with hypnotic medieval folk melodies which incorporates organ, bodhran drum, bells and various percussions.
A very personal variation of Dark Rock music with roots in Folk and with a lot of focus on songwriting and lyrics which brings to mind Dead Moon or Gun Club. One time pressing of 500 copies, with insert. Definitely a band to watch.
Hand of Dust expand their early Dark Folk/Rock to a perfect, extended formula with martial stomps, semi-acoustic guitars drenched in reverberation and throbbing and vibrant bass lines. A fistful of ballads pregnant with tragedy and unavoidability.
Great Live-Album by three of the best known and most venerated artists on SwissDarkNights: Ash Code, Hapax and Geometric Vision. Limited edition of 500 in digipak, with 5 tracks by each of the these three gifted Post-Punk/Darkwave/death Rock acts!
A sample of reflection. A mirror of our fears and mistakes. A different and powerful 6-tracks-look that suggests one should keep experimenting on rock. Something recommended for fans of Mono, Mogwai, Porcupine tree or Anathema!
A new work by HTBAG, included for the first time male and female vocals, female vocals, with longer and more elaborate songs and influences from Progressive Rock, Metal, Post Rock and Shoegaze. For fans of Anathema, The Gathering or Porcupine Tree.
"Blood Hymns" was a ritual album recorded during the Winter Solstice and lasted the twelve nights of Yule. A journey to the most northerly midnight when the clock strikes 13. Hymns from the blood that sing of a time when Gods still talked with men.
Compact, uncompromising Industrial darkness with one foot in the Postpunk scene, fully drenched in black from the bass, drums to the hard distinct vocals, with occasional traces of Joy Division, Neubauten, She Past Away, The KVB or even Sisters. Lim. 300.
Compact, uncompromising Industrial darkness with one foot in the Postpunk scene, fully drenched in black from the bass, drums to the hard distinct vocals, with occasional traces of Joy Division, Neubauten, She Past Away, The KVB or even Sisters of Mercy.
Carrying the Question of Good and Evil in the luggage, take a journey through the morass of the blackest Abyss of the human soul. Includes the Mega-hit "Last Dream of Jesus", and as intro the most weird scream ever to have been pressed to disc. Power-Elec
All of those sought after highly prized HA vinyl singles digitally remastered on one CD. From the wild and noisy beginnings, to the darkly aggressive Psycho-AngstPop of today. Background info on the out-of-print recordings, and fine photos of the Noise-Du
Beloved for its rugged charm and its extraordinary harshness, the first HA album has been an Industrial Classic for some considerable time. It is now finally available again, in remastered edition w/3 brilliant bonus tracks and an extensive 24pg. booklet.
A programme of contrasts between morbid Angst-Pop hits and Post-Industrial monsters. With a finely tuned atmosphere of ascending tension their consciousness-decoding effect unfolds, making the suppressed parts of the collective subconscious audible.
"New York Rhapsody" had its premiere in 2009 at the New York Fashion Week. Its composition has been kept more open than the previous H.A. releases - not as aggressive, but, because of this, particularly darkling in nature, with a strong ritualistic tone.
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Finally the much longed for vinyl version of Haus Arafna’s first album, loved to this day for its ecstatic violence and unbridled energy. Blut red vinyl colour, in heavy cardboard gatefold with printed inner sleeves. Limited edition (600 copies).
A continuation of the "Abandoned City" story, told as a tale of two sides, which owe as much to minimalist techno as modern composition, making them particularly conducive to remixes. 4 new tracks, plust remixes by Eluvium and Devendra Banhart. Lim. 1000.
New project from Frederic Arbour assisted by members of Funerary Call and Amber Asylum. Havan aims to explore spontaneous forms of aural explorations through instinctive sound manipulations, balancing improvisation with the channeling of sonic energies.
Time for the second opus of this very interesting act. More mature than debut, musical travel between Europe and Asia, oriental atmosphere and raw dark ambient both create visions of rich history of Middle East.
A bold journey through different soundscapes. [haven] links different musical worlds: elements of ambient and post-industrial electronica soaking in an experimental sauce, spiced up with oriental melodies and a beautiful female voice.
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