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Cryosyncopy – Culmination 2: available for download

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Dark ambient/electro-industral project Cryosyncopy‘s new album Culmination 2 is now available to download in its entirety for free from HIARCTOW.com.

Produced once again by Síol Na Gréine, Culmination 2 follows in the paradigm of brooding, spacey, industrial ambient laid down by Culmination 1, whilst adding a more melancholy melodic sensibility to some of the quieter moments.

Download Culmination 2 HERE.

New Cryosyncopy album forthcoming

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Cryosyncopy has finished working on it’s next album, Culmination 2. As the title suggests, the album follows in the footsteps of the preceding album, 2013’s Culmination – a foreboding mix of electro-industrial and dark ambient. Like Culmination 1 before it, the new album is produced and features contributions by Síol Na Gréine.

As ever, the album will be released through HIARCTOW.com as a free download. Before then – preview the new album with the track ‘Q’, no ‘U’ below.

Síol Na Gréine – Rúndiamhair video now online

Creative Commons music meets Creative Commons video.

 

Neoclassical ambient project Síol Na Gréine has a new video out for the track ‘Rúndiamhair’ (Mystery).

The video consists of a number of time-lapse sequences edited together from sources available under Creative Commons usage licenses. Together with the music they create a fascinating impression of the world we know,  revealing a mysterious and oft-missed beauty within it.

 

Origins of music (and metal)

From a new article posted at Deathmetal.org:

In my view, music is a cognitive hack. It taps into a number of different pre-existing ways that our brain uses to interact with and make sense of the external world, not least our inherent hard wiring for pattern recognition and the (evolutionarily useful) enjoyment of discovery, surprise and invention.

[…]

Looking at some of the most obvious descriptions we tend to attach to metal music: ‘assertive’, ‘violent’, ‘primitive’… Perhaps these descriptors aren’t really all that arbitrary or socially-defined; rather the music really does hearken back to things you could fairly associate with those descriptions.

Imagine the sounds of primates screaming at each other as they bite and tear shreds off one another, the din of battle, etc. These impressions embedded somewhere inside our psychology from generations past are brought to the forefront by metal. If rock ‘n roll is the rhythm of sex, then metal is the rhythm of battle, of running, of methodically tracking then pounding the skulls in of prey.

Read more @ Deathmetal.org

Culmination: New album from Cryosyncopy available for download

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Dark electro-industral project Cryosyncopy returns with a new album for 2013.

Produced by Síol Na Gréine, Culmination syncretises all of Cryosyncopy’s work to date in an album that combines the expansive cinematic feel of their dark ambient tracks and the grimy technological misanthropy of their more beat-centric work.

Download Culmination HERE.


Cryosyncopy offers preview of new album

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Sci-fi loving industrial ambient project Cryosyncopy is back and ready to release a new album. Culmination will coalesce all of the artist’s work to date in a sleek mix of sonorous, dark ambient and punishing electro industrial tracks.

Produced by and featuring contributions from Síol Na Gréine, the album will undoubtedly consist of some of the most accomplished material from the project to date.

Before then, sample the sound of the album by streaming the track Neuromantic Ceremony below.

Excerpt from Beithíoch interview at Occult Black metal zine

Food for thought:

“Many people I think instinctively regard modern civilization as a sort of sickness; a stultifying, sugary, but ultimately false experience, with too many bureaucratic rules and too little opportunity to face the wild and live or die by one’s own volition. Beithíoch is for those people who are happier with the wind in the face, dirt on their hands and cuts on their knees than benumbed in front of a tv or computer screen.”

Full interview here

The Fires of Celestial Ardour: Khand returns with new album

Khand - The Fires of Celestial Ardour

HI ARC TOW presents the long-awaited return of ambient cosmonaut Khand.

The Fires of Celestial Ardour consists of ten pieces of deliciously neoclassical synth-ambient that take the listener on a journey through lonesome, starlit expanses. For fans of Tangerine Dream, Dead Can Dance, Raison D’Etre, Endura, Mortiis, Nox Arcana, Ildjarn.

Download The Fires of Celestial Ardour HERE.



Khand’s page at BANDCAMP.com

Beithíoch – Summoning the Past, download the extended version from Bandcamp.com

Summoning the Past

Now that you’ve got your teeth stuck in to the new Beithíoch release, Summoning the Past, you can now download the mini-album in various high quality formats from the band’s bandcamp page – with an added bonus of two all new tracks (totalling a further 18 minutes of music) for 2.50 euro.

Click here to visit Beithioch.bandcamp.com and DOWNLOAD THE FULL RELEASE





Download Summoning the Past (RAR archived MP3) here


Deathless Order – new music from Absvrdist/Abhorrent mastermind

Twisted, moody death metal by the mind behind Absvrdist & Abhorrent (similar maybe to both those other projects, if a lot less grindy than Absvrdist, and less overtly technical than Abhorrent). Tentacles of Circumstance is the first track to be aired from the forthcoming album Obeisance, to be released some time in 2013.

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Cryosyncopy : New album Culmination 3 out now

December 22, 2015

Crtyosyncopy - Culmination 3: The Dark Path

Cryosyncopy is back with a new album to round out the year for HI ARC TOW. Culmination 3: The Dark Path takes the electro-industrial/ambient style of Culmination 1 & 2 further into the realms of neoclassical, literary inspired music. […]

Beithíoch : New album Conquest out now

Beithíoch : New album Conquest out now

Here it is at last: the new Beithíoch album Conquest. Available to stream in full for free as well as purchase in both CD and digital formats from beithioch. […]

HI ARC TOW Ambient Compilation – Released now on Digipak and Download

The HI ARC TOW Ambient Compilation CD is out now. This release marks both the first independent physical release by HI ARC TOW and our first multi-artist collaboration. The compilation brings together artists from both Europe and North America in the creation of an album’s worth of eery, immersive ambient music – with each artist bringing their own distinctive style and interests to the record. […]

The Fires of Celestial Ardour: Khand returns with new album

The Fires of Celestial Ardour: Khand returns with new album

HI ARC TOW presents the long-awaited return of ambient cosmonaut Khand. The Fires of Celestial Ardour consists of ten pieces of deliciously neoclassical synth-ambient that take the listener on a journey through lonesome, starlit expanses. For fans of Tangerine Dream, Dead Can Dance, Raison D’Etre, Endura, Mortiis, Nox Arcana, Ildjarn. […]

Buy Absvrdist – Illusory digipack CD & Abhorrent news

Buy Absvrdist – Illusory digipack CD & Abhorrent news
A CD digipack version of Absvrdist's new album Illusory can now be purchased by emailing absvrdist@gmail.com […]