Category Archives: Esoteric

Ak’chamel, The Giver of Illness – Foreskin of Enlightenment

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The sun is setting, the snow is laying thick and white on the ground outside, a fresh pot of coffee is brewed. The only thing left is some mood music… The new Boduf Songs album; too clean. Blut Aus Nord; too energetic. 396 Mountains; now we’re getting somewhere. Ak’chamel; perfect!

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Filed under Acoustic, Ak'chamel, Avant-Garde, Esoteric, Experimental, Lo-FI, Neo-Folk, Ritualistic

Trepaneringsritualen – Perfection & Permanence

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Trepaneringsritualen, or shortened to T x R x P, is the main musical project from the mystical, legendary Swedish “goetic death-industrial” artist Thomas Martin Ekelund. He has gained a lot of medial attention over the last couple years, and with good reason! T x R x P spectacular and ritualistic live performances includes all the essentials of a dark disturbing noise/industrial act, lots of blood, religious symbolism, blasphemous chantings, and harsh abrasive soundscapes. Not only can he do impressive live shows, but he has a real knack for design and producing immaculate soundscapes, like his other(dead) project, Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words.

With the recent release of his latest full-lenght, Perfection & Permanence, the media fascination and spotlighting of this project has escalated to it being featured on Pitchfork, and named on a magazine list of what a “gothic” teenager should listen to. Has the original exclusivity and intent of a small and personal musical outlet been washed out with the ever increasing media attention? Has the integrity of the intimate ritual been lost, or has just the audience increased?

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Filed under Dark Ambient, doom, Esoteric, Experimental, Industrial, Lo-FI, Neo-Folk, Rhythmic Noise, Ritualistic, Soundscape, Swedish, Synth-pop, Trepaneringsritualen

Skeldos – Ispaudai

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Well, here’s something interesting, I got a submission from a relatively new Lithuanian project to spotlight their new release on the Lithuanian noise label Terror. I’ve been quite interested in that label for a while and been meaning to pick up some of their stock and zines. They have quite a large selection of various European noise-cassettes that seem interesting. One of their latest releases are from Skeldos, the aforementioned project.

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Filed under Dark Ambient, Drone, Esoteric, Minimalistic, Poetry, Skeldos, Soundscape

JUTE GYTE/VENOWL – Split cassette

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Alright, guess it is time to try and get a hold of the immensely weird, esoteric, avant-garde, mess that is Jute Gyte. Dissonant melodies, disharmonious rhythms and an overall discordant sound is probably the easiest and most straightforward way of trying to explain that which can not be described. Yet underneath all this hobbled mess of frequencies there is still a fun and playful sound that is truly unique for Jute Gyte. I have heard my fair share of various avant-garde, experimental, esoteric, and overall weird metal, but never have I come across something this dense and varied as the works of Jute Gyte; with a quite large and prolific discography that jumps from slow, discordant guitar lamentations, to weird experimental black metal, to just straight up harsh noise, you can never be sure what you’re going to get with him, except for something bizarre and unique.

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Filed under Avant-Garde, Black Metal, Drone, Esoteric, Experimental, Experimental Black Metal, Jute Gyte, Lo-FI, Lo-fi Black Metal, Noise, Venowl

Ak’chamel – Thrower of Sickness

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Sorry, yet again for the long impromptu lack of posts, got a bit burned out and didn’t feel like writing anything here. Wait, I’m not sorry at all for not posting anything, this is my blog and I can do what ever I want, it’s not like I’m getting payed for doing this! Chaos rules this world and I should get more in touch with nature and please Eris by doing what the Hel I want! Fnord and hot dog buns on Fridays!!

Ak’chamel is good and you should listen to it…

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QULIELFI – Forgetter

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Underground bedroom black metal with some folk-inspired parts, need I say more? …Perhaps I should.

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Filed under Acoustic, Atmospheric Black Metal, Avant-Garde, Black Metal, Esoteric, Experimental, Experimental Black Metal, Folk, Lo-fi Black Metal, QULIELFI