29.11.14

New releases of Kunsthauch


At Dusk "Anhedonia"

     I waited from the At Dusk's first album a continue of his experiments with atmospheric, deep and raw black metal sound as it was in a number of recent tracks, however he decided to create an album in more depressive style. Well, I can say he made a really great album, especially for this style, where it's enough hardly to make something new and interesting. With it the album has not pure depressive style (not "classic", if I can say that), because the music changes rhythm enough often, it's nonmonotonic; we could listen to the piano, organ or other keys parts, the floating guitar sound, not screaming, but sick vocal - all of this is closer to atmospheric black metal, than just to depressive one.
     I advice you to listen for this album several times before you decide anything because it's a really talented work.
     The album is released on CDs in the special black/silver cardboard envelopes including poster/booklet and limited to 100 handnumbered copies.
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Kalmankantaja "Viimeinen Virsi"

     The new album of Kalmankantaja is experimental in some sense because lyrics and vocal were made not by a band member. Also the music has a little different atmosphere than usually, more melancholic than depressive. It is well presented in the artwork where the places which inspired musicians for this album are shown.
     The album is released on CDs in Digipacks in the black/gold envelopes and limited to 100 handnumbered copies.
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Kalmankantaja "Musta Lampi"

     The second album of Kalmankantaja, released now, is not usual too. It is a fully personal work of Grim666, so vocal differs again. The music contains more acoustic and ambient parts, but not too much. And again the artwork is not a just pictures, but it shows actual place which the musician paints on the album canvas.
     The album is released on CDs in Digipacks in the black/silver envelopes and limited to 100 handnumbered copies.
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New release of 99 screams series


Dying Sun "Transcendence"

     If you like post metal with sludge sound and depressive atmosphere, this album exactly for your brain. After their "12212010", which is not less than masterpiece for me, the new album can seem not so strong, but actually it's just another. It has more sludge, more heavy sound, and perhaps more depressing...
     The album is released on CDs in Digipacks in red envelopes and contains A3 poster. It's limited to 99 handnumbered copies as always.
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31.07.14

New releases of Kunsthauch


Vardan "Funeral Night and Majestic Flames"

     This album was recorded 2005-2006, but was released only now. It has enough simple and raw music, and can't be named as just depressive black metal, it's close to classic black metal sound more.
     The album is released in classic black/white tones on CDs in Digipacks in handnumbered black envelopes and limited to 100 copies.
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Lustre / Elderwind "Through the Ocean to the Stars"
[second edition]

     The second edition of this conceptual split is available now. It has more simple (but not less beautiful) format: CDs in Digipacks in black/gold envelopes. This edition is limited to 300 copies.
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New release of Promo series


Nebula Orionis "Summer"

     It's the first full length album of Nebula Orionis. As on the "Glacie" you will find the strong Lustre influence, however this music is more melodic and less monotonous.
     This time the part of Promo series was released as Pro CDr in Digipack and limited to 50 copies.
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21.06.14

New releases of Promo series


Nebula Orionis "Glacie"

     Music of this EP can be called similar to Lustre's style, however it has own musical feeling. So if the band will find more own ideas in future, you can wait really amazing album.
     Pro CDr in ice-blue envelope limited to 50 copies.
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Viverna "Viverna"

     It is hard to call Viverna's music style other than epic black metal, as band call it, but music hasn't any epic elements as I understand it. Mid-temp black metal with meditative words, very live sound, but there is some monotony. However it's only beginning, good beginning.
     Pro CDr with insert in black envelope limited to 50 copies.
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Hellige / Lengua Mortuoria "El Horror Cósmico"

     Conceptual album of two argentinian bands. Black doom intertwine with drone ambient in 1st and 4th songs, and it sounds separately in remained two ones. Hellige part as well beautifully dark as on Demo 2012, so I advise you pay attention on it.
     Pro CDr in black envelope limited to 50 copies.
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At Dusk "MMXI-MMXII"

     Very raw and very atmospheric - you need to listen it attentively, otherwise you won't hear all hidden instruments, melodies, hidden beauty. Sound is muffled and floating as on a cassete, which was played hundreds times, so you should be ready for it. I would compare At Dusk's music with early Xasthur, however first one has more acoustic guitar than keys, more rawness than depression. Anyway if you are fan of early Xasthur, welcome to At Dusk's swamp.
     Pro CDr in forest-green envelope limited to 50 copies.
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Falgar "La Dama Del Alba" / "Lejanía"

     "La Dama Del Alba" and "Lejanía" are albums with different styles, different atmosphere, but with common spirit. First one can be compared with Burzum, both early and late. Second one has pure acoustic neofolk style with dreaming, meditative sound.
     Each album is released as Pro CDr in blue envelope with photo picture, and limited to 50 copies. Both albums sell together.
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21.05.14

New releases of Kunsthauch


Pest "Triumph des Todes"

     This release is a last chapter in the history of great german black metal band. It's a compilation of all songs, which were not released on CDs before. It includes "Pest" MLP (re-mixed in 2013), "Schwarze Visionen" demo, "Triumph des Todes" from "Wurzelgeister" comp. and previously unreleased songs added especially for this release. Some of them have pure acoustic sound, so it can be interesting not only for black metal fans.
     A special Digipack with using design black paper and glossy varnish was created for this release. Also it includes black/silver CD, A3 poster and handnumbered black/silver envelope sealed by sealing wax.
     This edition is limited to 200 copies.
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Graven Dusk "Graven Dusk"

     The forgotten one man band from Quebec, however this time with funeral atmosphere. Music has funeral doom base with black metal touch and many piano parts. Album was recorded in 2006 and re-mastered in 2014 under the Kunsthauch control.
     The album is released on black/silver CDs in Digipacks in handnumbered black/silver envelopes and limited to 100 copies.
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New release of 99 screams series


Vir' (Вирь) "Nizhny Les (Нижний лес)"

     Vir' is a russian (mostly one man) project, which recorded "Nizhny Les" in 2006. Today's project style absolutely differ from style of this album, which can be named as atmospheric sludge artcore. However hardly designate it exactly, because this music is really unique (for a long time I was searching something similar without results). Lyrics has big importance for feeling this atmosphere of anguish, however vocal is so expressive, that can pass on to you the enough pain.
     As always in 99 screams series this album is released in format of CD in Digipack in envelope and limited to 99 copies.
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13.02.14

New releases of Kunsthauch


Lustre / Elderwind "Through the Ocean to the Stars"

     Lustre part is not new, but wasn't released anywhere before. Elderwind part was recorded specially for this split. This parts have different music views, but one conception. If Lustre part is more monotonous and simple (even near to lo-fi), that Elderwind music is deep, rich by various sounds and melodies. Each part for its own listener.
     The split is released in format of CD in Digipack in handnumbered bronze/golden envelope, including A3 poster, and limited to 100 copies.
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Spüolus / Mare Frigoris "Split"

     Music of this split is enough specific and hard, however funeral doom and dark ambient fans will find it interesting. I'm not a fan of doom at all, but unique Spüolus sound (vocal, keys, guitars) and deep and sick music atmosphere lets me fall into some cosmic dark nightmare. Together with it Mare Frigoris music is abstraction of various sounds, various space journey episodes... so cold, so empty...
     The split is released on Pro CDr in Digipack in handnumbered black (blue inside) envelope and limited to 50 copies.
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New release of Promo series


Auriga "Reflection of the Magestic"

     Auriga is a new atmospheric black metal / dark ambient band with cosmic theme. As it's only beginning for them, so don't pay attention to not very good sound, try to feel the music atmosphere. It's more important thing.
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Batard "Chaos & Hibernation"

     "Cold electronic black metal" is very generalized style for this album. You can hear various electronic, rock, metal, black metal, maybe punk experiments. Each track contains its own style and concept, so I advise you to listen full album before creating your own opinion. This totally experimental and interesting music for open mind people only. Would be great, if will be at least 30 such people for 30 copies of this release.
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