Saturday, March 16, 2013

[TumorCD63] Abandoned Asylum - Derelicts Of Distant Hope

The debut album from Poland’s Abandoned Asylum and a welcome new entry into the Malignant family, fitting nicely alongside roster mates Rasalhague, Collapsar, and Phelios, in its ability to explore not only the outer edges of the cosmos, but deep into catacombs and dimly lit underground passages. Derelicts of Distant Hope is a collection of 7 tracks in total where shape shifting tonal swells are met with a host of nebulous textures, distant mechanical whir and industrial debris, and drifting atmospheric desolation, all expertly constructed and layered into a sprawling and expansive whole. With dark ambient, it’s not so much about re-inventing the wheel (which isn’t so easy to do given the genre’s defining characteristics) as much as it is about setting the mood, and Abandoned Asylum accomplishes that with great precision and skill.

Label: Malignant Records
Cat#: TumorCD63
Artist: Abandoned Asylum
Format: Album, 7 x File, Digital / CD
Released: 15 March 2013
Artwork and Music Composed & Created by Łukasz 'Dani' Czajka
Mastered by John Stillings at Steel Hook Audio

1. Interstellar Transmissions - 5:57
2. Shades Of Nebular Images - 6:08
3. Drifting In Constant Eclipse - 6:14
4. Among Shapes Unknown To Man - 5:47
5. Pathway Through Nothingness - 7:19
6. Echoes Of Forgotten Origin - 6:09
7. Storms In The Endless Void - 5:20

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