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Artist: Therradaemon (@)
Title: Den mørke munnens språk
Format: CD
Label: Cyclic Law (@)
Rated: *****
Therradaemon is the dark ambient project of Hærleif Langas, better known as Northaunt, and, according to the linear notes of this record, the tracks were composed during a five years period (2005-2010) revealing, depending to the point of view, his status of side project or the will to constantly craft all the sounds that built this remarkable release.
"Levende Sort" open this album with frightening layers of noises, slowly evolving, that in the second part of this long track get substituted by deep drones evoking obscurity. "Ildspor" is an almost isolationist track made out of small noises above an immersive dark soundscape. The title track, translating to "Language of the dark mouth", is characterized by an almost religious slow deep beat coming back and forth during all the track and acting as a gravity center for the noisy background. "Et arr av lys" close this release with carefully crafted layers of noise that slowly decay as an autumn leaf.
This album could probably not be the most original album of this genre but the overall quality of this four tracks let this album candidate to the status of state-of-the-art in dark ambient. To be heard.



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