Saturday, January 26, 2013

"Reaching Toward The Light" review on Suave Citation

Man, don’t you just hate it when you get all trapped up in some dank ass cavern? That shit sucks. But on the plus side, while you wait for your rescue team to lift you out in an uncomfortable harness that totally squeezes on your junk, zoning out to the ambient sounds of the unseen world around you is rad. That’s kind of what you get Third I’s Reaching Toward the Light. Broken up into two ten minute drones, this release guides you into the deep with the first track Nihilthrone and back out again with the title track Reaching Toward the Light. Throughout both tracks is some verbed out pings and pangs simulating the dripping of water from stalactites all around you while slow synthy sweeps work the low end and fill the void. The difference in the two is that Nihilthrone has a substantially darker tone, taking you into the abyss you find yourself in, while Reaching Toward the Light is the jam with a much more hopeful tone, like you’re being led out of said abyss. If you’re looking for something new to space out to, this is your ticket. No new ground is being broken here, but that’s not always a bad thing if you just want to get your drone on. 
Unfortunately I don’t have the physical copy on hand, but you can get it or download it from Darker Days Ahead. If you come out of Reaching Toward the Light wanting more, the “prequel” to this release is also available on CD through Vomit Bucket. - 

Patrick McBratney

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

VA Necktar 2017 Vol. 5 - ARTIFICIAL / Fusion / NATURAL : UNION is out

Necktar 2017 is special serial of compilations. Every volume is collected during a one year period and the results are this massive compilations. This is Volume 5 (duration 15 hours!), and whole Necktar project will stop in 2017. 

Here are links to:

Monday, January 21, 2013

"Reaching Toward The Light" review on Yeah, I Know it Sucks

Artist: THIRD I 
Title: Reaching Toward The Light 
Cat: DDA:09 
Format: Tape / CD / free download 
Keywords: dark ambient, drone 
Label: Daker Days Ahead 

The THIRD I delivers a track called ‘Nihilthrone’. It rumbles inside your ears with the vibrant low sounds that illustrates the walls of some kind of contemporary cave of audio. Inside this dark cave we can hear tones singing through its maze. The sounds of water drops dripping from the ceiling are turning this seemingly dark place in a musical piece that is not at all uncomfortable. 

‘Reaching Toward The Light’ makes my ears think of being in the cave and seeing an exit way above me. A hole in the cave where the light shines through but too high up too reach and impossible to climb up too. The music got a feeling of acceptance to it and in my imaginary world I imagine being stuck in this cave for many days without food or any hope for help to get out of there. The light that shines through and the birds that can be heard echo-in through it, creates an state of mind that is knowing that there is nothing we can do than just lay down on the rocky bottom and listen to these sounds while we basically die of starvation and loneliness. It sounds perhaps a little too sad, but in reality I think the music is pretty relaxed and with this on my ears I wouldn’t mind to die in a cave.. 

No cave around? No worries as playing this release and closing your eyes and opening the third one, should be definitely enough to time travel to this specific moment in time and space. You can find it and more information at the link below:

Human Cross Records announced new batch

Our label announced new batch of releases that will be out in a month or so. Click on the image for more info (and to see full size), or visit HCR website

Sunday, January 13, 2013

V​A The Shuffle Project Volume 1

Here's labels introduction to this project: "This track is made out of 83 sound snippets that i received from 83 artists/projects. Each snippet has a length of approximate 15 seconds. The snippets were composed with the help of the shuffle mode and the fade-function of a dj-software. The finished track was mastered with the help of a 1/4" reel-to-reel tape recorder.
Bonus track: 83 sound snippets used for "The Shuffle Project Volume 1" played at once."

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

"Abismo" review in Noise Muzak Review

This composition, yes, that’s what it is, spreads itself over 31 minutes and casts a sincere depressive cloud over the listener for the duration. Bleak horizons are never reached within the albums scope, you are left helpless in limbo, any breaks in the modulation of the synth only raises you higher than the most minimal notions of coma. As the tune floods the trenches you are just a depiction rather than a listener, there are few variations, few movements to make, this sleepy composition will leave you in limbo, unmoving, drown in the minimal watery accumulation, your pox has weighed you down in the lake, all movements are as futile as the class from which you seek to leave. At your lowest depth the ringing of the distance comes over in droves. An album that washes over you, drags you back into the ocean, depleted of energy and need, the ambient ringing droning in your ears as your lungs pump gets overthrown by an intake of salt. 

New video for "Insomnia of Industrial Men"

Let us present you our brand new video for track "Insomnia of Industrial Men". Cold, "meditative", hypnotic, mechanic are just few words that can describe this track and video. It was done by Vladimir Popović from label Black Planet Records and we send big massive thanks to them.

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Now, here’s something really special – directory to almost all of compilations we participated. Over 40 releases (!!!) and over 5 GB of download material. Think of it as a crossroad to extremely wide worlds of industrial, noise, drone and dark ambient. We’re sure you’ll find something for yourself from totally unknown to some important artists from this part of underground. Feel free to share and spread as much as you like.