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The Young Gods – Data Mirage Tangram (Two Gentlemen / Rough Trade)

The Young Gods are back! The Swiss industrial pioneers have returned with their new studio L.P. ‘Data Mirage Tangram’, their first full album since 2010’s ‘Everybody Knows’. Recorded after a time of public experimentation, Young Gods’ main man Franz Treichler… Continue Reading →

ówt krì – Arra (NCTMMRN)

You can’t keep a good man down. It doesn’t seem five minutes since I was listening to “Ximenes”, ówt krì’s void-laden, spiritual, haunting soundscapes. Now there’s this one, “Arra”, a four track, 43 minute album from the deep thinker from… Continue Reading →

ówt krì – Ximenes (S/R)

It’s always a pleasure to hear from the Finnish soundmeister Kenneth Kovasin a.k.a. ówt krì. Both “New Seed” and “Pilgrimage” are thought-provoking and mind-opening in a way that we’re allowed to develop our own thoughts without any form of prescription… Continue Reading →

Nochny Dozor – S/T (Prophecy)

A band from Greece with a Russian name, singing in English, named after a fantasy novel by a Russian author. How does all of that fit together? And how is it connected to their debut EP’s cover design featuring a… Continue Reading →

Nagaarum – Apples (Aesthetic Death)

The whole concept of this is unusual. This album is a tribute to three scientists – Halley, Hooke and Newton, hence the “Apples” presumably and their relevance of the discovery of gravity. It is explained further that these scientists operated… Continue Reading →

From The Bogs Of Aughiska – Mineral Bearing Veins (Apocalyptic Witchcraft)

It has been a good long while since the last full length by this tremendous Irish band, 2013’s ‘Roots Of This Earth Within My Blood’ and really their only recorded output in between was the odd but excellent ‘Fenian Ram’… Continue Reading →

Trautonist – Ember (Wolves And Vibrancy Records / Pest Productions)

Very rarely do I get an actual vinyl to review these days as Trautonist has seen fit to send their second album as a vinyl copy, and a gold vinyl at that too. The German trio has a self-titled debut… Continue Reading →

The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices feat. Lisa Gerrard – BooCheMish (Prophecy)

Now, this is really something completely different. Something we probably haven’t covered here yet and you most likely haven’t come across so far. This is neither dark folk nor neo folk, nothing related to a Northern tradition, this is pretty… Continue Reading →

Urfaust – The Constellatory Practice (Van)

You could probably argue that almost all genres of Metal are endlessly dynamic and come with a massive array of sub-genre tags, which is probably what makes the genre as a whole so enticing. However if we are looking for… Continue Reading →

Interview – Mortiis

  To coincide with the release of the new version of his Secrets Of My Kingdom book, Ave Noctum had the chance to catch a few words with Håvard Ellefsen, aka Mortiis himself, and asked about Era 1, revisiting old… Continue Reading →

Onirism – Falling Moon (Naturmacht)

With moons and skies and stars and cosmic whales featuring in the titles, there’s more than a suggestion of a celestial journey about this album. Vrath, the person at the centre of this symphonic ambient black metal project from France,… Continue Reading →

Ulvesang – The Hunt (Nordvis)

First expecting a Danish band, I was quite surprised that Ulvesang (Danish for Wolves Song) are apparently from Canada. After a self-titled debut album in 2015, the band has moved on to Nordvis for its successor, called “The Hunt”. Alex… Continue Reading →

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