* * * * * Glasslung – New Martyrs * * * * *
[ Biography ]
Glasslung is the solo ambient/drone/noise project of Columbus. Ohio musician Brian Sopher ( also of the noise/drone group Hintergrund ), largely consisting of analogue instruments and sounds edited and distorted digitally beyond recognition. All self-recorded and self-released with love and squalor.
[ Press Release ]
“This summer I had the chance to take something of a break from my area of study, philosophy, and in what small amount of free time I had between working and studying I read Robert K. Massie’s biography Nicholas & Alexandra, on the last Czar and his family. I’ve since become oddly entranced by the story of the execution of Nicholas II and his family. When life is at its most quiet the image returns to me; of an emperor reduced to a slave and his family, precious jewels stitched into their clothing for safekeeping, were led to a basement in Yekaterinburg and shot and stabbed to death on the orders of the Ural Soviet. My relationship to this scene is an odd one for me, as my relationship towards all violence seems to be becoming.
Perhaps I am finally becoming truly cynical. When I look on that scene I am not overcome by the terror in its noisy burst of energy, but in the ambiguous strains of whispered confusion and soft sadness that echo with it throughout history. In this sense, and in this sense alone, New Martyrs is an homage to those strains. It is my own attempt to map my jaded horror in the best way I can. I hope you find it as interesting and arresting as I have in making it. ” – Brian
And here goes another experimental project you don’t want to miss out on. The sound is typically drone(y), intensely dark and atmospherically tripping. I’m not certain on the release year so I’m guessing 2012 but that’s beside the point though, the core importance here is the music itself and [ Glasslung ] got it all based on the quoted tags. DO NOT SKIP this one guys. Once again FREE DOWNLOAD and STREAMING of some extreme quality sound, all at your conveniences.
Artist – Glasslung
Album – New Martyrs [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2012 (Under Correction)
Genre – Ambient, Experimental, Minimal, Noise, Experimental-noise, Dark-ambient, Drone-noise, Drone-ambient [ AWESOME ]
2. Fire in the Well
3. You Know Not What You Do
4. Between Bayonets
5. House of Special Purpose
6. To Die in the Shadowed Arms of History
7. Dies Iræ
8. Sign of the Cross
FREE DOWNLOAD New Martyrs – New Martyrs
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