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Velehentor | Vishudha Kali | Closing The Eternity - Ishopanishad
o:001, 2008, CD, special digipack, ltd. 976.
Droning Ritual Dark Ambient.
All tracks were recorded at live session back in December 2007. Here are no electric and synthetic sounds but natural acoustic instruments only. Activities: 3 dung chen, ting gzhang, lag rnga, drill bu, rkang gling, damaru, Tibetan singing bowls, physharmonium, bells & chimes. All music perfomed by 121 & Vishudha Kali (Andrei Bulin/Komarov). Throat singing & Shree Ishopanishad Divine Mantra chanting by Vishudha Kali. This album is dedicated to devotees of ancient times, explorers of the Eternity and of the reverse side of being. The people is coming & passing away, and life is too short, and the secret of Nature is still transcendent - impossible to be understood. Shree Ishopanishad Album was performed once as concert act.
Ad Lux Tenebrae - The Call of the wild
o:002, CD, 2008, digisleeve, ltd. 963.
Shamanic Dark Ambient.
Ad lux tenebrae (also known as K Svetu T'my) first full-length album. Ad lux tenebrae - well-known masters of deep ritualistic Dark ambient from north of Riphean Mountains. Great powerful sounds from Primeval Ural Woods. To create music they use original musical instruments - bubens, handmade drums, blowing horns, flutes and others instruments made by musicians theyself and have no name. Disk contains two live recorded Rituals, each of them was played in this form only once and never will be repeated. First Ritual is fast, intense, rhythmical and disquiet. Second is appeased tranquil quiet. "The Call of the wild" - this is about one hour of archaic and ritualistic music in total.
Vishudha kali - Psenodakh
o:004, CD, 2013, cardboard, ltd. 350.
Ritual Ambient | Ethno-noise.
Dark/drone ambient very ritualistic and with some ethno-noise influences. This opus consists of 4 long ritual tracks recorded with sounds of breathing and vocals, acoustically processed through natural and exclusive equipments. Music of this album was heard by author while long sojourn far in Caucasian mountains at the shore of partly ice-covered alpine Psenodakh Lake (Fisht-Oshten pass). Psenodakh means "lost in the middle of moutains". Vishudha Kali presents hymns to the nature mysteries kind of wind, water, stonefalls, wild animals and birds as well as chants on Sanskrit.
Firstly album was released at Vishudha Kali's own label Fight Muzik with limitation of 333 copies. New release limited to about 350 copies. CD contain 4 tracks. Fourth track includes two parts: Vishudha Kali song named “Ritual from fire” and song “Haidakhandi Aarti Sankirtan” - very rare archive record of Hindustani saint Mahavatar Shree Haidakhan Babaji made by officiary of Soviet Embrace in India. It was previously published only on die hard edition of this album as additional CD-r limited to 33 copies.
Exquisite gold-surfaced CD comes in hard crafted cardboard sleeve with eight-page booklet in semi-transparent vellum cover.
Splendor Solis - ...letum - non omnia finit...
o:006, CD, 2013, cardboard, ltd. 347.
Apocalyptic Folk.
Splendor Solis (lat. Shining of the Sun) mixes typical dark folk insruments, neoclassical compositional methods and early European musical heritage. Theirs lyrics are inspired by medieval European theology, apocalyptic symbolism, and also by theosophical doctrines and mystical branches of buddism. Splendor Solis' debut album is dedicated to the infinite reincarnation of soul of a man. The album has been created using acoustic instruments only. Music of Splendor Solis is nice, harmonious, not very intricate but melodious right along.
Exquisite gold-surfaced CD comes in hard crafted cardboard sleeve with 12-page booklet in semi-transparent vellum cover.
Vazhes - Seid
o:007, 2009, CD, digisleeve, ltd. ~800.
Ritual noise|Folk.
Seid is a debut album by "Vazhes", a side-project of Sergey Gabbasov. In popular etymology of the Permian Komis "aged people" ("vazhes", "vazh otir") means an ancient, very old people. The Permian Komis call "vazhes" some early population of the Upper Kama, which is supposed to have disappeared when the "new" ("wil") people of the Permian Komis arrived to these lands. This old population is also named "chud'" ("chuchkiie", "chudskoy otir").
The album consists of 4 tracks; two of them - "Seid" and "Krishna" - have been realized by "Vazhes". The second track is a collaborative work by "Vazhes" and "Fanum"; the forth is made jointly by "Vazhes" and "Akpan". The album is dedicated to the violent struggle between the contemporary chaotic society and the eternal natural harmony, embodied in traditional cultures. Cover picture made by Hærleif Langås ("Northaunt").
Vresnit - Tunvet
o:008, 2009, CD, digisleeve, ltd. 484.
Shamanic Drone Ambient.
Vresnit presented its first CD-release contained ecstatic & exploring records made in the fall of 2008 and remastered in winter-spring 2009. Vresnit is the project of one man working for artistic embodiment of the creative rotation within the label Vetvei. He was formerly known as ruler of Kerpg label, Pugna, Vagranok, Nrodum and other projects, now ceased their activities.
Deaf thickets and swamps, heaven ravines, lost voices, unseen birds. Eternal mosses, lichens, fog and ancient trees. The path lies deeply through the thickets and higher to the sun, meeting with ancient human-animals, keepers of the Book. Majestic and archaic canvas neither begins nor ends, woven by the Sledge of Three-Worlds-Animals. The Words of scratches, beats, rings and rustles - all goes into vibrating flow of crudely woven muscarinic Shamanic Drone Ambient atmosphere. Tunvet appears as primitive experience for co-breathing with Earth, diving into the twilight forest and flowing into its beyond. Slow and endless movement in a Circle that appears as Eternal Order. A Myth of the World-Man Creation, a dreamflight, a meeting with the Forest Spirits preying on the flesh and substituting it with metal and stones, giving life to the Ancient Co-knowledge.
Created using field recordings, voices and woodwinds, metal gongs, percussion and "concrete" sounds. Gripping, saturating and transforming experience of raw wind, celestial chariots and chthonic naturalism.
Velehentor - Ceremonial Death
o:012.1, 2011, 7"EP, 33/45rpm, black vynil, ltd. ~500.
Ritual Drone Ambient.
Two long tracks - Ceremonial & Death. Hollow, oppressive, ritualistic and meditative sound. VELEHENTOR is solo-project of well-known Russian industrial artist named 121. Besides VELEHENTOR he also has CLOSING THE ETERNITY and some collaborations with another prominent Russian artists - AD LUX TENEBRAE and VISHUDHA KALI. A whole dozen of VELEHENTOR albums and EPs was released by Drone Records, Epidemie Records, Infinite Fog Productions, Eternal Pride Productions and others. One side of VELEHENTOR's music is harsh noise, power electronics based on concept of big man-triggered calamities - dead cities in zones of ecological disasters, nuclear bombardments, terroristic attacks, the forsaken phantom-settlements among the others.
Another side of his music is static and absolutely unhuman drone ambient, e.g. audio records of northern lights. Finally, music of VELEHENTOR is based on shamanic music of north native folks and Tibetan ritual tradition. This record is deeply ritualistic and shamanic. It is musical broadcasting of Eternal Primordial Murk. It is the echo of the wind howling from beyond the reality. Two chthonic, trancey and hypnotic audio-rituals. Only ritual acoustic instruments were used for this session - dung chens, dung dkars, rkang glings and rol mo, as well as some make-shift percussions and copper bells.
Black soil
Kurbonsho - Vahan Songs
CHZ:1, 2011, CD, A5 Hardcover digibook, ltd. 700.
Primordial Aryan Folklore | Ethno.
This is absolutely unique ethnographic records made by Andrey Bulin (Vishudha Kali) during his expedition to Pamir in 2004. It was the expedition to discover Pamir Higlands music tradition. Natives consider Kurbonsho as a prime singer and a poet nowadays. He lives in hard-to-reach village in wild ferine place - Vahan (Wakhan Corridor - narrow area between Tajikistan and Afghanistan). No electricity, no roads are there. Villagers say he will no sing for outlanders but record though was made. Vahan region is still closed for Europeans de facto untill today. This is first audio CD with Vahan music that has never been released. Kurbonsho sings on Vahan language. It is contemporary for Sanskrit language and as well as Sanskrit is on of the oldest languages. Musically this disk is melodious, ariose and close to the russian folklore. Music is nice, lyric and altogether not strange or unfamiliar for European listener.
Uedineniya - Red meridian
CHZ:2, 2011, CD + video CD, Box, digisleeve, ltd. 200 (100+100).
Dark Drone Ambient.
Red Meridian is conceptual soundtrack for unique video made during one of the first arctic expeditions. The idea to create this album appear when author find 8-mm record belonging his old kin Sergey Borisov. He was a seaman, polar explorer and sailed on the first atomic icebreakers "Arctic" in mid-20th century. The main concept of this album is making the atmosphere of infinite cold and very long days during travels in ices and reminding listeners about places very dangerous for people. For this reason the album has been named in russian "Krasniy Meridian" (eng. "red meridian") - dangerous line, the place for strong spirit people. Uedineniya Island is located in the central part of Kara Sea, the project was named after it. The island was discovered by the Norwegian explorer captain Edvard Johannesen during travel by schooner Nordland at August 26, 1878. The captain gave the name Ensomheden for this island. Russian flag has been lifted above island in 1915 by Otto Sverdrup during expedition on the Eclipse bark. Later, September 7, 1934, polar station on island had been based by expedition on Sadko (captain: A.K.Burke) and Yermak icebreakers. This station worked till 1996.
Album consists of 8 long tracks of buzzing oppressive drone ambient with cold and dangerous atmosphere. Hollow and massive soundscape full of whispers, murmurs, scratches, flips and echoes.
Secong CD contain the very archieve record of arctic expedition.
Inorganic Blossoming - Seasons Project: Autumndrones
CHZ:3, 2010, CD, custom-made digipak, ltd. 292.
Drone Ambient.
An ambient / drone project from Kemerovo, Russia. Three tracks last for 28 minutes and appear in a form of quiet contemplative harmonic ambient with mild noise accompaniment and rare glimpses of mysterious melodies. Masterfully created arrangements, flawless timbral decisions and optimal length of the tracks are the three trumps of "Autumndrones". This music instantly compells attention from the very first sounds and sometimes it's really impossible to turn away from it - you just catch yourself listening to this recording for fourth or sixth time in a row. To keep it short, this is a cimpletely amazing recording from the talented project.
The CD is packen in DVD-size corrugated cardboard sleeve with a dry leaf.
Hamnskifte - Födzlepijnan
1-2012, 2012, CD, digisleeve, ltd. 1000.
Black Metal | Folk | Drone Doom | Ambient.
First record from a mysterious Swedish duo, whose sound is inspired by, according to the band themselves, Burzum, Earth, Skepticism, Nortt and Trollmann Av Ildtoppberg. But imagine those influences channeled into something more medieval sounding, and WAY more post rocky, a sort of droning medieval slowcore laid beneath softly buzzing metallic rumble and shimmer, and you'll get an idea of Hamnskifte's sound. This is drone and ultimately slow meditative Black Metal with hypnotic medieval folk melodies recorded with guitars, drums, bass, organ, bodhran drum, bells and some self-invented percussion instruments.
Originally released to the world in the spring of 2010 by, now-defunct, American label Starlight Temple Society, as a limited edition of 125 copies.