Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Black Wanderer – 67P (2016)



  • Drone 
  • Ambient 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Epic 
  • Minimalism 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Ambient drone 
  • Post-rock 
  • Dark ambient

Comment: I have found for myself that there is up two directions in music which used to move me emotionally thoroughly. One of them is old (indie) music which frequently is associated with certain events and memories. The Smiths, My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, Kraftwerk, CAN. Indeed, back to an old house. On the other side, since I met with the music of Mark Nelson aka Pan American (Quiet City, 2004, Kranky), and early works of Tim Hecker I have been getting eargasmic experiences by such sort of music which might seem way too serious and solemn at the first sight. More profoundly, Black Wanderer is Daniil Kazantsev, an artist from Russia, previously being known to his other project _Algol_ and Stuzha. Undoubtedly it is one of the most impressive issues I have heard from the ending year. The first time I was listening to it was today's morning while I was walking down the frozen street surrounded by half-darkness and trees without the leaves. There were up some cars and human beings only to create a proper visual backdrop for Daniil's music. It was ghastly and exalting at the same time. One can imagine lonely chords of the bass guitar, and a Korg synth vamped up by the high-spirited space of surrounding it tightly. The way how an initial impulse get dissolved throughout the course carries on a mesmerising effect for your brain and soul. In spite of it, it is the sort of ambient music with muscles. It is partly dark ambient/dystopbient. Some tracks used to reach the longitude of more than 20 minutes yet these meandering courses seem to be much shorter. The issue is a part of the discography of Earth Mantra, headed up by another excellent musician Scott Lawlor. In a word, these four ones are spiritualised fantasies and descriptions of them thereafter per excellence.
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