A Quiet Noise

A Quiet Noise

Years ago in ambient music, before the onslaught of dark ambient and drone, there was a niche genre called ambient noise, pleasing music that was a bit off, a bit dirty. I believe C. Reider calls this type of music quiet noise. Whatever you call this musical sub-genre, I know two things: the sonic spectrum is quite broad even in this electronic nook and we probably could not agree on an exact definition of ambient noise.

Ovdk and Seetyca’s latest work, Allegorik Symptom Before the Cataclysm on Dark Winter, uses melodic ambient drones mixed with a series noises, natural or otherwise, to produce an album that gives the listener the comfort of ambient music with contention of subtle noises.

Artist: Ovdk and Seetyca
Title: Allegorik Symptom Before the Cataclysm
Netlabel: Dark Winter
License: CC BY-NC-SA
Release: March 2015
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Entia Non – Dead Blue Horizon

Entia Non - Dead Blue HorizonAfter a tough day a work and coming home to a sick child, sometimes trying to get blogging in is a difficult thing. But on the way home I came across Entia Non‘s Dead Blue Horizon (Audio Gourmet). It was just the thing as I drove along the back roads that periodically touched the river beds. And now its bed time and I haven’t still written anything, but a look over my playlist from today brought me back to Dead Blue Horizon. James McDougall aka Entia Non isn’t a stranger to me — okay, maybe McDougall is — but Entia Non is not, due to several releases on test tube and Resting Bell. Entia Non’s latest work on Audio Gourmet is short, a mere 15 minutes, and it hugs the shores “ambient noise” though it leans heavily towards the ambient side. A great work and what was needed for this listener at this specific time.

Artist: Entia Non
Title: Dead Blue Horizon
Netlabel: Audio Gourmet
Release Date: 11 July 2010
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Tracks: 01. Penultimate Teather, 02. When The Land Settles You, and 03. Nicklin’s Gate.