& NORTHAUNT: SPLIT
CD: Flood The Earth FTE04 
Ltd x 1000
ewiger Einsamkeit IX
December. Horrible month. Dark nights a drawing in and the temperature dropping to below freezing. Thoughts that it will only get worse compounds matters. Wrap up well. Multi layers of clothing get put on. The heating bills go through the roof. Depression sets in. That’s without even thinking of the annual farce called Xmas and New Year celebrations still to go through. At least I’ve still got my music to cheer me up. There’s nothing like a sunny happy recording to blow away those December blues.
& Northaunt’s latest is not that recording. Firmly entrenched
in the frozen barren wastelands these seven tracks paint a snow filled
picture landscape that sends chills down the spine just listening to them.
Both artists have released works of dark ambience…with perhaps German
act Vinterriket being the slightly less maudlin…but put both together
and you get a panoramic view of utter desolation where the sun never shines
and suicide is the easy option out. These sound sculptures are immensely
dark and gloomy. Even when they lighten up with a bit of melody you just
know they’ll bring the faint taint of euphoria crashing down to
earth with a massive thud. A smothered cold hope with no means to escape
the on coming darkness. Ambient music for a Prozac pill popping nation
suffering from seasonal affective disorder.
[Vinterriket] / [Northaunt] / [Flood The Earth]
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