torstai 26. toukokuuta 2011

Amber Asylum - Looking Glass / Poppies 7"EP 1996


Amber Asylum - Looking Glass / Poppies 7" Picture EP 1996
1)
Looking Glass
2) Poppies

Reuploaded

More non-metal music from the US of A. This 1996 EP by Amber Asylum is not dark dungeon synth by one man and his synthesizer, however, this is pure ambient/neoclassical music. Ripped clumsily from a tape I'm afraid, but that was dubbed directly from a vinyl I think, so the quality is ok. Included are someone's scans of the picture disc, which I "borrowed" from Discogs. Thanks, someone!

Two tracks of ethereal, atmospheric and tranquil neoclassical ambient with female voice. Audible vinyl crackling included for your authentic listening pleasure. Both tracks were included on their second album "The Natural Philosophy of Love" as re-recorded versions if I'm correct. Buy it and confirm for yourself if you liked this EP. Recommended if you need a break from relentless metallic assault, enjoy ambient or feel adventurous.

4 kommenttia:

Andrew kirjoitti...

I like this. The atmosphere is painfully lonely, dreary victorian madness. It sounds like a musical interpretation of The Yellow Wallpaper.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Andrew:

Thanks for your comment, I thought you might like this. Have you checked out their full lenght albums yet?

Andrew kirjoitti...

I listened to a bit of "Frozen in Amber," and liked it, however it seems like music you need to be in a certain kind of mood to enjoy, and that kind of mood comes somewhat rarely for me. I will have to dabble into their other works and give them more time though. I think it would be easier to digest in small doses, like this EP. Also I'm just a sucker for Alice imagery.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Andrew:

I recall similar feeling listening to that one. I think I liked the second album better as a whole. It includes versions of these tracks as well.