dark ambient music

Ephemeral mists "moon ritual"

Ephemeral Mists is the most recent project by the artist, Brett Branning (the composer for The synthetic dream foundation & Abandoned Toys). The first album, "Moon Ritual" is now out on Mythical records.

The sound of the project is best described as downtempo ambient music mixed with tribal musics and dark atmospheres in the stylings of "Karma" era Delerium, Robert rich, Dead Can Dance, and Steve Roach. Its an incredibly powerful cd. A beautiful new side to this wonderful composer's catalog and I highly recommend it to anyone into ambient styles of sound.
dark ambient music

Mythical records "Odyssey of rapture" vol. 1

Mythical records, is now taking pre-orders for their new compilation "Odyssey of Rapture" vol. 1. The album includes dark ambient and neo-classical compositions by Abandoned Toys, Library Tapes, The synthetic dream foundation, Hannah Fury, Samantha Bouquin, Ephemeral mists, and many more great composers/artists. The official release date is Dec. 10th 2008. The full track list includes:

1. David Reyes "The magic woods"
2. Library Tapes "The rivers turned to cobblestone"
3. Abandoned Toys "An expanding tremble"
4. Ephemeral Mists "A pale slumber"
5. Phanatos "Voyage (quest for the shores of aphrodite)"
6. Aranis "Vala"
7. The new pollutants "Kidnap theme"
8. Hana (Jeff Greinke & Anisa Romero) "Hide"
9. Michel Avannier "La rencontre"
10. The synthetic dream foundation w/ Hannah Fury "Trapeze"
11. MePhI "Crystal night"
12. Aonua "Spirit of the deep"
13. Fiona Joy Hawkins "Contemplating"
14. Samantha Bouquin "Tale for a sunken moon"
15. Scythelence "Transparent eyelids"
16. Enigma de Ultratumba "To my unrest"
17. Samanta Ray & Pete Ardron "Interuterion 3"

NEW MUSIC from The Devouring Element!

Well.... after a long hiatus, there is actually news to report from the Parasomnic camp!  The debut release from The Devouring Element, "Subterranean Hymns", is finally done!  It's been mastered and will soon be ready for public consumption.  Not sure whether we'll actually make "real" CDs with packaging, but we will definitely be making download-able versions available for purchase.  Watch for more info coming soon.  In the meantime, check out six of the nine songs here!


New Hollydrift EP!

Hollydrift has a new self-released limited edition EP entitled, "Tochter."  It is available for free -- all you have to do is write Mathias a personal letter!  Find out all the details, and watch a video of one of the tracks on "Tochter" here:


Here's a brief description of the EP, courtesy of www.hollydrift.com:

"The music on Tochter is slightly different than you have come to expect from Hollydrift.  While the music contains the same type of overdriven sound present in the music of Hollydrift since early 2003, it offers more melodic forays into the static.  A field recording of an American pioneer era textile machine, old synthesizers and even a drum machine make an appearance on Tochter... You will find a noisy simplicity on Tochter that is conducive to a more relaxed experience without the clutter of concentrated listening..."

Do yourself a huge favor and check out this new release from one of the most impressive and intriguing experimental soundscapers currently creating audio art.  Thanks.


Anaphylaxis at Autobahn Festival in Cincinnati

FYI - I'd get there early as anaphylaxis will probably be one of the first performances of the day....

Autobahn Festival: Fall Edition (www.autobahnfestival.com)
Saturday, 7 October
Cincinnati, Ohio @ The Underground (1140 Smiley Ave.)

Bands appearing (alphabetical order):
The Echoing Green
Flashlight Party
Goat Explosion
Goodnight Star
Joy Electric
Ohm's Law
Venus Hum

Doors open @ 3:00 p.m.
$15 advance, $18 at the door
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new music from mayfairgrin (featuring vocals by fabian rush)

"of distance and resonance" features vocals by fabian rush, whom will be continuing to contribute his unique vocals to mayfairgrin. this is a fairly new dimension to the music, as mfg is nearly all instrumental. the song accidentally ended up sounding like a blend of depeche mode and massive attack without sounding like either of those two. fabian's vocals are earthy, soulful, and perfectly matched to the music. the music is slow, heavy, atmospheric, and rolling. please listen, download, and -if you like what you hear- lend some opinionated feedback.

you can listen and download (if you want) at http://myspace.com/mayfairgrin or listen to a much higher quality version of "of distance and resonance" at http://mannequinoddio.com/main
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painkiller from billy lamont and empyrean from mayfairgrin.

the new record from poet, billy lamont is a spiritual and philisophical voyage into the realms of tribal ambient, trance, and electronica. the record features original music by heart of darkness and mayfairgrin. painkiller will be available on CD 8-1-06.

empyrean is a free, digital-only, ambient release from mayfairgrin. there are elements of piano, 80's new-wave, classical, shoegaze, film score music, and IDM. empyrean is highly recommended for any one that appreciates ambient music or artists like moby, this mortal coil, slowdive, brian eno, massive attack, tangerine dream, and releases from the 4AD music label. empyrean can be downloaded in it's entirety by clicking here and can be previewed as streaming audio at mannequinoddio.com

anaphylaxis is performing live...

Anaphylaxis is performing live! Here are the latest upcoming shows:

anaphylaxis will be playing this coming Sunday, 25 June, at The Waiting Room with By the End of Tonight (Texas, on Temporary Residence) and Buxton (also from Texas)! The Waiting Room is located at 7016 N Glenwood here in Chicago. ALL AGES, $5, and early: doors at 6:00 p.m., show starts at 7:00 p.m.

anaphylaxis will be returning to Corduroy's Espresso Spot on 17 July to play with Lexington, Kentucky's Petticoat, Petticoat! ALL AGES, $5, doors at 7:00 p.m. and show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Keep checking here and anaphylaxis' Myspace page (www.myspace.com/anaphylaxis1) for updated information.