Tuesday, July 17, 2007

GINNUNGAGAP "Remeindre" CD 2005 (US)

GINNUNGAGAP are a project of Stephen O'Malley (SUNN O))) ), KHANATE and several other drone/doom/metal projects and collaborators Anthony Sylvester and Alexander Tucker. Abandoning the doom drone guitar sound of their previous efforts for an excessive use of acoustic instruments, they intend to pay tribute to krautrockers POPOL VUH on this one. The atmosphere is heavy (something you'd expect from O'Malley), but the acoustic nature of the sounds within the psychedelic folk drones add a meditative ambience. The record closes with an electronic dissonant pulsing drone, in a tense atmosphere of cacophonous voices. Recommended modern experimental folk.

Get it here.

PS. The album was released in two formats on two different labels. As a CD in early 2005 by Southern Records on their limited edition Latitudes series (limited to 1000 copies) and out of print nowadays. The LP version was released in the summer of 2006 by Aurora Borealis. The vinyl came in two colors (white or clear) and was limited to 700 copies. It featured a translucent vellum insert with artwork printed in bronze.

4 comments:

sturgut said...

Hi from :
silveraintr.blogspot.com

(Could you re-upload Uppsala album?
People said : A problem with track 7)

Jozef said...

very very nice! light drone guitars sitars with tibet/india doomy sound :)
great!
thank you!

EcoPagan said...

Great work this one, very creative drone, thanks.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for this, it is very good