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OUT NOW! Valdkynd “Erdgesänge” & Agael-Lebensnacht “Apathologie”

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 21st July 2012 by izaforestspirit

Two new releases now available from Naturmacht Productions. (www.naturmacht.com)

Valdkynd “Erdgesänge”
(Folk/Ethno/Avantgarde/Ambient)

Release Date: July 19, 2012

“Erdgesänge” shows music in a more archaic style – influenced by living with nature and by many different cultures of the earth. It is about a more exotic sounding voice vibrating through an ancient time leavened by myths. Percussion rhythms symbolize the pulse of nature and the earth.

Track Listing:

1. ndooe
2. han
3. hej
4. sijema
5. pangäa
6. ayo
7. aydahej
8. nausema

Stream full album: http://naturmachtproductions.bandcamp.com/album/erdges-nge-np035
Purchase album:http://naturmacht.com/shop/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=487

Agael / Lebensnacht “Apathologie” Split
(Ambient Black Metal)

Release Date: July 19, 2012

“Apathologie” (engl. Apathology) is an artistic creation of the two bands and is the process of freeing the soul from the prison called common life and start the true life. Lebensnacht and Agael are going two different ways. Lebensnacht sees only death as the final solution to free the soul, to be back close to mother nature and with that live truly. Agael on the other way is doing that with isolation and literally freeing itself from this world and life, to begin a new one. So this split album is about the final target to find true life but each band has its own path how to achieve it.

Track Listing:

1. Offenbarung
2. Vom Nichtsein
3. Remorphose
4. Die Letzte Geburt
5. Geboren
6. Im Käfig
7. Lebensnacht
8. Dem Ende Nah

Stream full album: http://naturmachtproductions.bandcamp.com/album/apathologie-np033
Purchase album: http://naturmacht.com/shop/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=486

Agael/ Lebensnacht (split) – Apathologie

Posted in Review with tags , , , , on 18th July 2012 by izaforestspirit

Agael/Lebensnacht (split)
Apathologie
Released: July2012
Black Metal/ Dark Ambient
Released via Naturmacht Productions

‘Apathologie’ is a split album featuring the German black metal/dark ambient project Agael and the dark ambient/black metal artist Lebensnacht. According to an official press release this split album focuses on “the final target to find true life” with each band offering their unique interpretation of the subject.

First up is Lebensnacht with a sombre piano track called ‘Elaboren’. Very atmospheric and soothing as far as dark ambient goes. With ‘Im Käfig’ come the raw black metal style guitar riffs and somewhat disturbing sounding vocals. Burzum and Beyond The Ninth Wave are probably the only bands which I could compare this to. Similar things can be said about ‘Lebensnacht’ but luckily there’s ‘Dem Ende Nah’ which provides some singing birds mixed with the right kind of dark ambient to soothe my ears.

Agael is more atmospheric in nature as ‘Offenbarung’ reveals itself to be a soundtrack to an uplifting experience of tranquility through meditation. ‘Vom Nichtsein’ and ‘Die letzte Geburt’ are leaning more towards black metal with shrieking vocals mixed in with melodic guitar riffs. Though the dark ambient elements are still lurking in the background thanks to the sombre keyboard noises. The instrumental ‘Remorphose’ combines the melodic guitars with the tranquil ambiance making for a very pleasant sounding track.

3.5/5 – Overall

3/5 – tracks by Lebensnacht
4/5 – tracks by Agael

Iza Raittila