It’s Hallowe’en, and so today I’m listening to dark ambience. And folks, it simply does not get any darker than this:
Victory In Europe by Darkness and Silence is one of the most grim and depressing pieces of music I have ever encountered. Which is to say, this album hits the mark right in the bulls-eye. This is not uplifting music to make you feel better. This is dark ambient music that reminds us of what the word ‘horror’ means. Most of all, it helps us to never forget. Brilliant work.
Also dishearteningly timely given current events. Check it out. With the lights out, preferably. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.
For me, this show was something special. It’s not every day that I take a breath and go deep with the dark ambient genre for an extended period of time. Tonight we journeyed through the hinterlands of ambience, contemplated the sights and sounds around us, plunged headlong through the valley of the shadow, and emerged refreshed by the experience.
As usual, a fun time was had by all in the chat room, as we discussed the virtues of various California wines, winter in Canada, singing tea pots, pickled garlic, and essential oil aromatherapy.
The night was cold, the hearth was warm, the music was fathomless, and the company was wonderful. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Hope to see you next week …
EugeneKha – Black Heath – Earth Mantra (2010)
Black Heath (The Long Atmospheric Mix)
:sinclair: – 0306 – Earth Mantra (2011)
Not Your Average Hippy – Warm Ground Dark Sky – Earth Mantra (2008)
Voices Sixty Sixty
Warm Ground Dark Sky
Red Fog – Dronerider – Self Released (2010)
Electric Skulls in the Frozen Sea
Red Fog – Zone of Avoidance – Self Released (2013)
Forest of Diodes
:retreat: – Lordes – Earth Mantra (2010)
Meho – Brojevi – crnazemljanetlabel (2015)
Meho – Delta Sleep – crnazemljanetlabel (2015)
Slow Wave Sleep
Darkness and Silence – Victory in Europe – Far From Showbiz (2005)