2014-06-04 09:31:27 UTC

[ EUS ] is a one man project from Costa Rica, formed by Jose Acuña in 2008. Its first year he recorded several experimental songs, influenced by Avant Garde music; but was until 2009 that he starting recording his first official album, ‘Última Inhalación’, mixing Ambient and Post Rock styles. EUS’ philosophy is to make each album different from its other ones, but always in an Ambient style, trying and experimenting with different techniques for the recording process. After recording his first release, ‘Última Inhalación’, he created Claro de Luna , another solo project of Post Rock/Shoegaze; doing this, EUS took a more Drone style, this to avoid confusion with Claro de Luna."

By now I think we all familiar with the prominent work of [ EUS ]. His previous releases have most certainly led me to hold my breath as I would during the prime time of [ Eluvium ] and [ Fabio Orsi ]. From the instrumental post-rock venture of [ Claro De Luna ] to the intensely dark and ambient-drone sound of [ EUS ] J. Acuña music has made both monikers a trusted source of modern ambient releases.

[ Vhinto No Dresce ] is the sound of "EUS", excelling himself by combining his carved minimalist drones signature with beautifully delineate act of dark and heavy atmospheres, its elicit of an unusual dreams and misty incitement with emotions of both passion and credible astonishment. The album equals to a thirty three minutes records that brings together a blurry and clouded aura of drones sound. Sprawling chords exploited on the entire release suppressed by its own atmospheric textures. Needless to say, skipping on this one would most definitely mean missing out on some of the most beautiful ambient-drone pieces put to record – Appealingly constructed from the heavy amassing walls of drone sound. Gentleman... DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS NEW REC.

Following up on his latest release [ Vhinto No Dresce ] EUS return with a [ Single ] cover [ Aire ]. This Single for that much tells us [ EUS ] is most definitely on to something with a heavier instrumental drone sound that straddles the boundaries of darkness and ambient. It's a 6 minutes piece that hold a strong feeling of an opening to something bigger. Absolutely stunning and totally worth checking even though it's a single. GO GET IT guys.

[ SPLIT BETWEEN "EUS" and "MyTrip" ] "Besides containing over fifty minutes of deep drones and dark soundscapes the third Abandonment tape proves boundaries and distance doesn't affect music. Physically Mytrip (Bulgaria) and EUS (Costa Rica) inhabit two remote parts of the world but in this split tape they are eating up the distance by transferring their presence in two sides that are far more reachable." Please note that the download of this split is actually split in two pages from the two artists. [ EUS ] as usual is available as FREE download but [ MyTrip ] on the other end is set on a fix price from the artist. Simply follow the relevant links, either way BOTH SIDE of the project are exquisitely dark and heavy. LOVE IT.

[ Los Otros Remixes ]. Several songs from the album [ Los Otros ] mixes by various artists we love to bits. Have a stream on track number three on this remix release [ La Primera Piedra (Gimu Remix) ] or track number seven [ Diluria (Irezumi Remix) ], it's absolutely sublime. Well have a go on the entire release for that matter or even better go get it for FREE. Every songs and artists chosen on this remix are simply divine.

[ Erget ]. It is a painfully beautiful day today, the kind of day that you wish you didnt have an exam on (or anything that remotely constitutes hard work at all really) and that means that listening to Erget on a day like this, where the Sun is beaming, the sky is clear and you have to lazily fend off bees, is in some ways…unnatural. That’s because Erget is dark; not oppressive, that would be too far and almost insulting to the music, but heavy and introspective. It feels more like the kind of album you need to experience with headphones on at times, lying in bed, but here I am turning up the bass and just letting it talk through the speakers, and it’s doing an impressive job.

Track 1 (they are untitled) takes its time to get established, cruising neutrally in low gear as it spins out some oscillating, writing, yet somehow low-key, electronica to introduce the EP before doing a Murcof on us and opening the floodgates with this huge pulse of processed guitar that really gets you out of your seat with a jolt. But this wake up call doesnt last for long; it sustains a louder, more dynamic environment for the rest of the track, certainly, but it doesnt really do a great deal of evolution which is a shame. Still, it has an interesting feel to it, spanning the feel somewhere between comfort and discomfort as it marries more discordant whines against more laid back drone.

As 1 slips away, 2 fades in utterly seamlessly, the transition undetectable. The entire EP is essentially one track in three acts and each act slowly slips into the rabbit hole slightly further than the last. At first 2 is still as bold and as outgoing as the latter part of 1, once again reverting to that original cruise mode as it coasts on its multifaceted drones, occasionally switching it up here and there as new notes make their way through the fog. Almost human chants can be heard through the ever shifting textures, these almost tribal sounds coming out of the woodwork but almost buried by the music. The transition into the final track is perhaps not quite as subtle as the first into the second as the change is much more immediate and the mood changes for the darker straight away. It is also by far the best track of the album, and sadly the previous two tracks just dont really hold a torch to it; it’s not that they are bad but I dont really feel emotionally attached to them and I just dont feel the same sense of grandeur coming off them.

As 3 introduces itself with some heavy bass pulses it begins to remind me more and more of some of the work Carbon Based Lifeforms did; admittedly this isnt exactly Psybient but some of those skittering creaks and glitches and the whole angle of approach the synths has is eerily similar. But the music is so much bolder, grander, and more effortless than anything CBL have done. The drones are vast, unending walls of spine-tingling noise, a fall captured in slow-motion rising carefully and rising dangerously to a climax. When you think it cant go on any longer somehow it finds more to give, eaking out more and more and prolonging the inevitable by carefully fading the drone in and out of the fore, oscillating the volume to maximise its impact. It’s a vast track, one that is giving me goosebumps despite the warm weather and one that I desperately want to hear in a cooler, darker setting alone and with headphones rather than sitting sipping a glass of strawberry wine. It’s a difficult track to describe for me; it’s almost like the tension you feel watching something happen from afar, that feeling like you’re on the edge of your seat just waiting for something to unfold but nothing ever does. The moment is diffused and passes, the music slinks away and the anxiety is lost to the gentle plinks of a piano to serenade us out.

A lot of words for a 3 track, barely 20 minute EP, and yet I still think I could have said more with that space. I suppose I’m a little bit rusty at this writing business (at least, music reviews as opposed to exams, which I have had enough practice on for one year); Erget is a fine diversion though, and I’m pleased to have heard it. “Erget III” is definitely one of the better tracks of this year with its 9 minutes of intoxicating drone, I love it. Certainly one to check out, and if you would like to do so here is his Bandcamp (where you can listen for free!)

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After an awesome pre-order phase the second EUS (Costa Rica) & Mytrip (Bulgaria) split tape is officially out and available for streaming and name your price (also meaning FREE) download. Both sides of the splits can be found in the respective Bandcamp pages of the artists. This is not the first EUS & Mytrip split, and just like on their previous common release, this tape is filled with hyper-deep drones & ambient soundscapes. The kind of music which can swallow you whole, in a way that words cannot describe. Both artists chose to create pieces with extra length, 3 tracks worth 60 minutes of music. The EUS side presents drone music full of rich & epic arrangements, where repeated assaults of resilient strings are breaking the waves of the dark ambiance. But if Jose Acuña’s music can show you the stars in the Costa Rica night sky, Angel Simitchiev’s horizon seems less encouraging. Divided in two parts, his piece “Lifeless” will drag you underwater to the deepest bottoms of the seas. Feedbacks, distorted drones, horrid soundscapes, there’s no elements or details to enhance your confiance. Even in his most quiet moments, the Bulgarian artist maintains a high dose of sadness. If split tapes are often misinterpreted by press & listeners, this one will prove you the opposite. Two journeys by two of the most exciting projects on the current drone scene.

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EUS & MYTRIP Artist - EUS / MYTRIP Album - Reviraje / Lifeless ( SPLIT ) [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2014 Genre - Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock, Soundscape, Ambientscape [ PHENOMENAL ] Tracklist 1. EUS - Reviraje I 03:01 2. EUS - Reviraje II 02:34 3. EUS - Reviraje III 04:04 4. EUS - Reviraje IV 04:23 5. EUS - Reviraje V 07:19 6. EUS - Reviraje VI 01:55 7. EUS - Reviraje VII 06:41 8. MYTRIP - Life 09:28 8. MYTRIP - Less 18:16 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS TALE EUS - Reviraje MYTRIP SIDE OF THE STORY MYTRIP - Lifeless -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS - Sol Levit Artist - EUS Album - Sol Levit [ * * * * * ] X 10 Release Date - 2013 Genre - Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock, Soundscape, Ambientscape [ PHENOMENAL ] Tracklist 01. Convenza 05:15 02. Émori I 03:53 03. Qualia 06:03 04. Al Mismo Lugar 07:28 05. Sacaret 03:21 06. Émori II 06:09 07. Del Polvo 03:10 08. Sol Levit 14:15 09. Siete 04:32 10. Émori III (CD bonus) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS - Sol Levit -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - EUS Album - Tras El Horizonte [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2013 Genre - Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock, Soundscape, Ambientscape [ PHENOMENAL ] Tracklist 1. Albora 05:40 2. El Camino 09:00 3. Transparencia 08:19 4. Tiempo Muerto 06:46 5. Erosión 07:32 6. Manos Frías 05:07 7. Disolvernos En El Espacio 13:40 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS - Tras El Horizonte -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS - Erget Artist - EUS Album - Erget [ * * * * * ] X 10 Release Date - 2013 Genre - Ambient, Drone, Experimental, Post-rock, Ambient / Soundscape [ SUBLIME / GET IT ] Tracklist 1. Erget I 06:29 2. Erget II 05:02 3. Erget III 09:23 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS - Erget -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - EUS Album - Los Otros [ Remixes ] ( * * * * * ) Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambient, Drone, Experimental, Post-rock, Ambient / Soundscape [ LOVE IT ] Tracklist 1. Mesé (36 Remix) 07:14 2. Postpérdida: 'Vhen En Blödande Stjärna's Adventus Umbra'd Hivèrna's Candentis Luna (A Bleeding Star Remix) 03:48 3. La Primera Piedra (Gimu Remix) 09:36 4. Estos Son Mis Ojos (Golders Green Remix) 05:33 5. Diluria (Irezumi Remix) 07:00 6. Postpérdida: Bewitxed (Witxes Remix) 06:00 7. Mesé (Petrels Remix) 08:10 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS - Los Otros [ Remixes ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - EUS Album - Los Otros [ * * * * * ] X 10 Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambient, Drone, Experimental, Dark-ambient [ AT IT'S VERY BEST ] Tracklist 01. Ells 03:17 02. Mesé 06:45 03. La Primera Piedra 08:58 04. Fuera 02:37 05. Postpérdida 04:27 06. De Lejos 02:24 07. Luz 02:04 08. Estos Son Mis Ojos 04:53 09. Diluria 10:28 10. Los Otros 02:20 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS - Los Otros -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - EUS, Postdrome & Saåad Album - Sustained Layers Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambient, Drone, Experimental, Dark-ambient Tracklist 1. Arrows Of Night 2. 3PM 3. Drone Me Tender 4. Limbo 5. Inner Cold 6. 3AM 7. Destruction 8. Dawn -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS, Postdrome & Saåad - Sustained Layers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - EUS | MyTrip Album - SPLIT [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambient, Drone, Experimental, Dark-ambient [ AT IT'S VERY BEST ] Tracklist 1. Menester Uno 03:09 2. Menester Dos 07:14 3. Menester Tres 03:21 4. Menester Cuatro 03:11 5. Menester Cinco 07:29 6. Menester Seis 02:35 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ EUS ] Side Of The SPLIT ~ EUS | MyTrip - SPLIT -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - EUS | MyTrip Album - SPLIT [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambient, Drone, Experimental, Dark-ambient [ AT IT'S VERY BEST ] Tracklist 1. I Eat Isolation 08:08 2. Watching Myself 09:09 3. From A Distance 09:09 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ MyTrip ] Side Of The SPLIT ~ EUS | MyTrip - SPLIT -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS - Sever Remixed By EUS Artist - EUS Album - Sever [ Remixed By EUS ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambient, Drone, Experimental, Dark-ambient [ AT IT'S VERY BEST ] Tracklist 01 - Sever [ Remixed By EUS ]. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS - Sever [ Remixed By EUS ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS BLACK SWAN - El Camino Levitation Remix by BLACK SWAN Artist - EUS / BLACK SWAN Album - El Camino (Levitation Remix by BLACK SWAN) Release Date - 2011 Genre - Ambient, Drone, Experimental, Dark-ambient [ AT IT'S VERY BEST ] Tracklist EUS - El Camino (Levitation Remix by BLACK SWAN) 08:29 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS / BLACK SWAN - El Camino (Levitation Remix by BLACK SWAN) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - EUS Album - Aire [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2011 Genre - Ambient, Drone, Experimental, Dark-ambient [ AT IT'S VERY BEST ] Tracklist 1. Aire 06:25 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS - Aire -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - EUS Album - Vhinto No Dresce [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2011 Genre - Ambient, Drone, Experimental, Dark-ambient [ AT IT'S VERY BEST ] Tracklist 1. I: Vorágine 09:07 2. II: Incapaz 04:17 3. III: Dolorosa 07:51 4. IV: Tuyo 06:25 5. V: Vhinto No Dresce 05:32 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS - Vhinto No Dresce -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - EUS Album - Introspección Release Date - 2010 Genre - Experimental, Drone, Instrumental, Ambient, Drone-ambient, Post-rock Tracklist Adiós Astronauta [ 10:06 ] Esa Palabra... [ 06:49 ] Retahíla [ 06:24 ] Tirvo Samzel [ 05:58 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS - Introspección -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - EUS Album - Duisternis [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2010 Genre - Experimental, Drone, Instrumental, Ambient, Drone-ambient, Post-rock [ EXCELLENT LISTEN ] Tracklist 01 - ' 13:02 02 - '' 15:49 03 - ''' 10:04 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS - Duisternis -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - EUS Album - Última Inhalación Release Date - 2010 Genre - Experimental, Drone, Instrumental, Ambient, Drone-ambient Tracklist 01 - Muy Cerca Del Borde 02 - Pwdre Sêr 03 - Mil Cartas Para Není 04 - Ipsoñ 05 - Carpintera 06 - Transición 07 - Viaje al Centro de la Luna I 08 - Viaje al Centro de la Luna II 09 - Viaje al Centro de la Luna III -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUS - Última Inhalación Password - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: L. Eaters | BYLA | Eluvium | M. Mcguire & Nate Scheible | Tim Hecker -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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