Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wolfskin + Last Industrial Estate : Stonegates of Silence [2010]

Wolfskin is the dark ambient/ritual/industrial project of Portugese musician Johan Aernus.
Seeking to reach some kind of archaic consciousness J.A. sees Wolfskin as a diary, a collection of images, moods and emotions from these explorations. Organic flows of sound, acoustic instrumentation and manipulated sounds (usually of non-musical origin) makes Wolfskin music a dark voyage through the "hidden fortress" of our mind.

And so the journey formally ends for Wolfskin, 15 years from whence it began with the release of the Hidden Fortress cassette back in 1995. The essence of Wolfskin has transformed and mutated throughout the years, reaching on "The Stonegates of Silence" it's simpler form….one of desolation, solitude, insanity and death, the final frontiers of human existence. As he did with The Hidden Fortress: A Revisitation CD, Wolfskin once again pairs up with Anders Peterson of Objekt 4 fame, now operating under the name of Last Industrial Estate for the purposes of this recording. This is Wolfskin at its bleakest and most restrained, offering 5 tracks of enveloping ambience built around foggy, ambiguous textures and an endless flow of drifting isolationism, shapeless horrors, and oppressive subterranean heaviness.

1. Arrival [6:0]
2. Metaphysical [8:41]
3. Stonegates of Silence [15:23]
4. Criogenic [8:19]
5. Amidst the Inifinite Skies [12:48]

Power Noise | Power Electronics | Martial Industrial | Dark Ambient | Industrial Ambient