Exclusive Premiere: Sana Obruent – Prince Of The Air

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Repartiseraren is proud to bring you the exclusive premiere of Sana Obrurent’s album “Prince Of The Air” – as re-released by Blackjack Illuminist Records on the 2nd of December. Descend into the abyss and out of it again, as this gripping piece of music takes you on a journey you’d never expect – an unexpected trip to your wildest imagination – but also a trip into pure beauty.

How refreshing it is to hear a proper, ambient release, by a smaller artist – someone like Paul Lopez – the creator of Sana Obruent. In his first track on this release, you’re invited to a dreamlike trip into beauty. The song is titled “Semper Et Valete” and is a collaborative track between him and his brother, Anthony Lopez.

It is as if you’re flying, as if you’re high above the sea, on a journey to somewhere far away – somewhere that isn’t now, it’s like a timelapse, nostalgia has flown with wings of her own and carried you with her. Even though this piece is only three minutes long, it feels like a lifetime – in a good way.

There’s something wondrous about the repetetiveness, but it gradually changes after time goes by, and for a song that is this short, is a feeling on its own. Even though there are hints of darkness, melancholia if you will, there’s something uplifting about the song as a whole.

Ut Memine” is also a piece to be reckoned with. The build-up to the crescendo is much slower, but there are different phases of the music which you’ll have to pass by and even though it may seem monotone at first – there’s a lot happening on the sublime side of things. Imagine this as a lucid dream, or as being beneath the sea – somewhere in the depths – checking out the coral reefs. When listening to this song, it feels like you’re way out at sea, or in the depths of it all.

Maybe you’re still above surface, out on a bridge somewhere, there’s something lurking beneath but you don’t care too much about it. It is a peaceful song, like slow waves around the coastline – or as a cinematic way of portraying the sea and what a unique place it can be. There’s also a theme to it, maybe it is not the Nordic seas that are being portrayed, but rather somewhere in California – in the midst of The Salton Sea.

Here’s where everything goes dark ambient. A still image, a portrait, something is amiss. “Expecta Me” is a more subconscious song, as if there is something lurking in the shadows. As if there’s something watching you, there’s a kind of paranoia embedded into the song itself, someone is there but what is going on, really? Is it a song to trick the mind of the feeble? Or is it, in general, a good portrayal of what haunts us inside.

There are many questions that arise when listening to this song. It is scary. It is at the same time far away, but close and nearby. After listening to it a few more times, there’s something about the uncertainty that makes you want to turn the song off. It is haunting in the worst way imaginable. It never ceases to exist, it still is there somehow, even though you don’t want it to.

Enim Celeste” is a wintry passage. Like passing through a mountain and the only thing you hear on the other side, as it is winter, is the cold, chilly noise of the wind itself blowing against the side of the cave, also into the cave. A steady flow of rhythm is created through this ambience – a flow that is menacing to say the least, it doesn’t really make you want to climb mountains in winter.

There’s a certain picturesque side of it which is likeable. While being inside, that is. It would be cosy to be near a fireplace, rather than being in the midst of what this song is portraying – even though the glittering, fading snowflakes and general adventurous nature of it all – can seem quite exciting at the first glimpse of it.

Exiguas Pause” is a transcendental song. We’re here and now transcending into something otherworldly, like the bell chimes ring and how nature sings – however, we’re stuck in some kind of limbo, unable to move either back and forth. It’s a peculiar thing, it’s moving slowly towards us as we accept the fate we’ve been given. A mental prison, but a freeing state of mind at the same time.

The song slowly develops, as it sets the tune of this album that is the dividing line between the first couple of songs and the more dark ambient-oriented songs. It is eerie at the same time, there’s a tone to it that is subconcious as heard in previous songs, and it slowly fades away in the end like it never was there, like our mind played a trick on us, as set up in a musical fashion.

Suddenly, pleasurable. With the song “A Day Mense Augusto” – every negative emotion felt throughout the listening session of this release itself, fades away. There’s a positivity in the atmosphere that lurks within your brain and puts you into a lull. Nothing is even remotely going to hurt you, nothing will irk you even though your brain might be telling you something different – because there’s a switch that goes off in your brain whilst listening to this song.

It is emotional, in a good manner. A long-runner as well, in terms of length, clocking in at ten minutes and twenty-three seconds. Somewhere along the way, I was wrong that it was the dividing line between dark ambient and the more lighter, musical pieces. It is more complex then that, playing on the strings of human emotion.

Expergiscimini Et Somniantes” threads the same path as the aforementioned song. It is like a continuation of the well-being of the last track. But there’s a certain undertone which isn’t prevailent in the other song which makes this song heavier in a sense. There’s some kind of claustrophobia, when the synthesizer vibrates slowly and resounds. You’re stuck in a good place but you don’t really know what to make of it.

Slowly, everything descends into pure hell, as “Memories De Furtivae Praeteritlus” create a fear within me. I am trapped between the good and the bad, the evil and the wicked, something is brewing outside that I don’t want to face. There’s a very transcendental theme to this song as well, but not in a good way. It is what ever you fear the most that has entered the picturesque, it is a disturbing piece and I turn it off because I can’t bear the negative emotions.

What a trip through heaven and hell. This record is not for the faint of heart, I tell you. It is a menacingly good re-release and it paints up the good and bad in everything. This music is not for you if you’re not willing to face what haunts you, or if you’re not willing to make your way through the picturesque, into heaven, through hell again.

There’s an uncertainty about this record. I don’t like that it hits so emotionally, that it is crafted in such a manner that it is bound to be emotional. Paul Lopez is very skilled at this, which is noticeable throughout. For those looking for a varied release, this is what you should aim to get, if you’re into ambient and dark ambient – brooding, droning pieces of music that seem to continue forever and ever.

Get the re-release as a CD, cassette, both, digitally or whichever way you want, down below.

Listen [November Edition #1]: Ossuary Severe

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Ossuary Severe is an interesting band from Forth Worth, Texas. They really know how to evolve within the boundaries of noisy post-punk, experimenting with both the underlying rhythms and the baselines to get that perfect, sharp, longing soundscape that together with synthesizers remind you of something that could’ve been twenty years ago. Sharp, concentrated riffs that hit that nostalgic nerve within you.

Their first demo isn’t that convincing when you hear the introduction, but they get you with a swift kick to the chin in “Coldest Hearts Bleed” – the riffs that come out of nowhere are piercing, together with the general atmosphere of the music – sure it is still a demo, but it is a nice song to listen to. Especially if you’re interested in the more experimental and alternative side of post-punk.

When the song “Harder To Love” comes on, the melodies are simply out of this world and the rhythm reminds you more of a death rock-anthem then anything else. There’s something about their ambition to construct the most wild, yet amazing atmosphere that has one rocking back and forth to each song they spit out. Everything is on point for this band, and each song that kicks in after the other is different – yet alike when it comes to how great overall this demo is. A really great effort for a band that has yet to release more.

Pothos’ Awakening” is a maelstrom of interesting melodies, a barrage of drums and slick baselines that go into one another like they were more stubborn then the other. Then the chorus kicks in and everything becomes a little more concentrated, just to unleash the fury that is within their dreamlike soundscape. It is like a dream and a nightmarish experience compiled into one.

Exclusive Premiere: Collector – Twin Houses

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Spiked industrial techno for your own well-being, or might it be destruction? At least it’s temporary massage for your darkened soul.

In collaboration with Clan Destine Records, we bring you this noisy endeavour signed Collector, as everything comes tumbling down upon you. With his release “Life After Olympic Gold“, we go a bit deeper into the tunnel and end up on the other side. Industrialized techno that goes way beyond the normal – into an icy soundscape that eventually burst into something beautiful.

The atmosphere itself lingers along with the synthesizers, until it finally displays what it has been carrying all along – a sword of ice – pristine, glowing in the wind as November’s ending and December is in full swing just a week from now. Fittingly enough, as shared on the coldest blog-zine in the north. Cold beats for a cold heart – but for those willing to see beneath the surface – there’s beauty to gather, and lots of it.

There’s something special about this song itself, metaphorically speaking, imagining two houses standing in the midst of an all-out blizzard – as the beats come crashing in, as you desperately try to hold out for as long as possible. Then for a couple of seconds, everything fades out into silence – and there you are – in the midst of a chaotic blizzard, but have you even made it? Who knows.

Say what you want about his music, but it doesn’t sound half-arsed and uninspired like most of the techno which is put out in 2016. There’s a concrete soundscape which develops from horror into pure beauty, there’s a willingness to experiment which is the Clan Destine Records signature – having heard almost the whole discography itself.

Buy his music from Clan Destine Records, either digitally or as a pro dubbed cassette.