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Northaunt – Istid III (CD Album – Glacial Movements)

Jun 14,2018

Genre/Influences: Soundscape, dark-ambient.

Background/Info: Hærleif Langås aka Northaunt is back on track unleashing the third chapter of the “Istid”-series, which ‘came as a reaction to our modern lives, our world and how it sometimes seem confusing, stressful and noisy’. The previous chapters of this series were released on Cyclic Law as a double album (2015).

Content: “Istid III” features 6 untitled tracks (parts), which all together create a long-duration soundscape mixing field recordings and electronic treatments. This sound universe again feels prosper and even relaxing, but it still sounds a bit dark and definitely mysterious. You feel like you are entering a new dimension, which are miles away from the daily stress of life. The tracks have been progressively built out reaching their ultimate point at the last track on, which some delicate piano keys are leading the visitor to the exit.

+ + + : Northaunt is a master project when it comes to create such a kind of soundscape concept. It feels extremely relaxing and I even dare to speak about a true audio therapy session to banish all kinds of pressure. The tracks have been delicately built up mixing wafting sensation together with strange sound atmospheres. You really feel the concept hiding behind the composition. You can imagine the endless and rough nature of the North where the silence is only interrupted by elements of nature like wind, water ao.

– – – : This kind of release needs a visual support (like pictures, documentary…) although you can create the images in your inner self.

Conclusion: The “Istid”-series is a captivating sonic travel through the immense landscape of the high North. It has been perfectly transposed into sound by Northaunt.

Best songs: “Part V”.

Rate: (7½).

Artist: www.northaunt.com / www.facebook.com/Northaunt-307238152671471

Label: www.glacialmovements.com / www.facebook.com/glacialmovements

 



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