Faru – Through Darkness Comes Light

Through darkness comes light takes the listener on a journey through the fog filled mountains of Indonesia. Through darkness comes light isolates the movements of nature and the artists experience, resulting in new sonic landscapes that reveal an inseparable relationship between music and soundscape. The natural orchestra is presented in a dream-like manner as diverse as the landscape itself. The sounds will have you drift through different states of mind.

Faru is a Berlin-based musician and designer, born in Bonn, Germany. Since 2016 he is releasing Drone and Ambient music. His works have been described as a natural orchestra in a dream-like manner. Exploring movements of nature, noise and harmonics. He is also producing and playing Techno under the name Sert.

Mastered by Anders Peterson at GS Mastering & Post.

Korablove – Singular Plankter (Silhouette Tapes #003)

Silhouette Tapes presents it’s third release featuring Korablove (Studio R, Elusive, Pro-Tez), available on tape and as a digital download on label’s bandcamp. This tape, in which Korablove shows his rather unknown side, is about well thought, aesthetic ambient music.

Downscope – Field Sonatas

The isolating and brooding minimal nature of these compositions somehow reminded me of the feelings I felt listening to one of the first records from my childhood; Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonatas by Rudolf Serkin. Soft and serene, yet dismal and melancholic at the same time.

Using an ensemble generator module for string and polyphonic instrumental effects I ventured to create these foreboding sonatas. The modulated waveforms that vibrate like a string section were then run through various effects pedals and translated via magnetic particles of analog reel to reel tape.

As the final Downscope installment of 2016 I’m happy to end the year with Field Sonatas and its final crescendo of “Waldstein,” which offers a warm balance between light and dark, where dissonance is delight.

Roman Fahls – Iberia

Faroe Island based producer Roman Fahls has been producing music under various monikers for 4 years. His self-titled project comes in the form of techno inspired ambient soundscapes, layered with thick warm pads and distorted beats. With these elements and the experimentation in track structure, Roman has created a sound that works as well on headphones as it does on the dancefloor.