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CD Feature/ V.O.S.: "Veil of Secrecy"

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One of the fascinating things about „Dark Ambient“ is its timeless quality. Close your eyes and sit back and you’d never guess that these pieces are already between five and ten years old.

On the other hand, this also implies that there is absolutely nothing modern about them. Quite on the contrary, “Veil of Secrecy” is a wonderfuly old-fashioned album, which uses the methods and sounds one has come to expect of the genre: There’s the shepherd’s foghorn, metallic stabs, hints at melodies and distant waves of crushing noise breaking at the shores of paranoia. Each element has all the time in the world to expand and reverberate in the mind of the listener and there’s no such thing as “development” here – like chinese paper-worlds inside a cage of glass, there is a lot to discover, but nothing ever changes. For a first impression, check out “Throne to the Dogs”, a nine-minute painting consisting of no more than a deep, nervous string pad, minimal piano rumblings, some atmospheric backdrops and the sound of a helicopter slowly approaching (and never arriving).

Even though “Veil of Secrecy” will not change your life straight away, it is sure to be one of the records you’ll want to take from the shelf and listen to again for some years to come. Just close your eyes, sit back and forget about time.

Homepage: Veil of Secrecy
Homepage: Triumvirate Records

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