SHADOWDREAM announce a new album called ”Jazz Soundtracks For Embalming”, out on 10 04 2020 via Epictronic/The Orchard.
SHADOWDREAM stated: About six years ago when I met Carlo Bellotti and signed to his label, I could not imagine that the possibility of working what you enjoy with people whom you respect is possible, but that certainly was and is in this case. During the production for this album, it was not just the anxiety with creation of music, playing and recording, but with the investigation of many crimes and murders in order to get the best musical atmosphere to describe them. During the recording in 2017 and 2018 I have managed to talk with people who were and are committed to mental institution, some with criminal past, others who were abused, and that brought a lot of much needed raw emotion to the album. Therefore, this album is a fictional story inspired by real-life events and experiences. And, besides this, without Carlo’s support and amazing production by Dimitrije Mladenovic, this magnum opus would not be possible. “Jazz Soundtracks for the Embalming” is an album I am very proud of in many aspects, but mainly because I truly feel that it is “Film without a picture”. And because it is part of Epictronic catalogue.
The Art of Fear
I Can’t Help Myself
Flying Without Wings
Textures of Pain
When the Sun Settles
Interview with Jan Roger Pettersen about the Dark Ambient project, Svartsinn.
By Carla Morton
Hello Jan, how have you been?
Been good, thanks for asking.
Tell me when did Svartsinn was formed?
Svartsinn was officially formed in 1999.
The last release was in 2013, ”The Borrowed World”. Tell me about it.
That’s correct. It was an idea Hćrleif (of Northaunt) and I got after being approached by the nice gentlemenof the LOKI Foundation label when we both were playing the Phobos Festival in Germany. They offered us to release a splitvinyl and since both of us had just read and loved Cormac McCarthy’s book “The Road”, we decided to make music inspired by it. If you or your readers don’t know the book, I can quickly say that is a ficion novel set in an apocalyptic world where a father and his son journey’s the wasteland trying to survive and avoid lurking dangers. Very dark and gloomy, and very well written.
Also, tell me a few words about the other releases.
My 3 first albums are “Devouring Consciousness” (2002, Eibon Records). “Of Darkness And Re-Creation” (Cyclic Law, 2003), “Traces Of Nothingness” (Cyclic Law, 2005) who are all 3 highly personal albums, a sort of trilogy where I make music about some really difficult times in my life. Then there is “Elegies For The End” (Cyclic Law, 2009). Which is more an album where I have taken inspiration from certain events or incidents to make the 4 songs. Also, this was an anniversary album, so I had 9 artist friends remix some of my songs as a bonus. I have also contributed with songs to several compilations, too many to mention here.
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Interview about the Avantgarde/Industrial band, Omrade.
By Carla Morton
Hi guys, how things are going?
Arsenic : Hi, things are going very well and especially Omrade. Wonderfull feedbacks on our first album “Edari” with a lot of review and interviews.
Bargnatt : Hi, all is good for us, thank you.
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