Kobresia (7:12)

Cover of Substrata

From Substrata and 5 other releases

The voice does not belong to a Tarkovsky-movie, but to Karl Nikolajev, a Russian “biocommunicator” (telepath), that is sitting in a room, trying to “see” which object is lying on a table two floors up. The Radio Moscow-sequence I got from my own shortwaveradio.
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01:45 - Voice in Russian. English translation: It is either metal or … If it’s metal, it is painted… Cold surface. It is either metal (painted), or, maybe, plastic. Colored. There is… Bright. Looks like… Maybe, it’s a toy? The surface is smooth, but here are some projections. Finger sticks. Maybe it is… Some kind of dents… or… or it is letters… or just projections… Looks like a toy. Multicolored metal or plastic, painted metal. That’s it. Stop.
* - Karl Nikolajev: a “biocommunicator” who sits in a room trying to “see” what kind of object is placed on a table in a room two floors up.

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  • abstractpainter

    'This metal or ... or, if metal, painted surfaces. Turn COLD. This is either a metal, painted, or may be plastic .... Color ... there ... and bright. Looks like it could be a toy. Smooth surface ... but there's some projections. Even stuck a finger can be it .... any incisions or .. or this letter. ... protrusions or easy. Like a toy. Multicolored metal or plastic. Painted metal. That's all. Stop.'

    22 Jun 10:37am Reply
  • bazzza1975

    Freeeee.

    29 Apr 10:44am Reply
  • zharkaia

    marvelous, fascinatingly

    7 Apr 9:18am Reply
  • fusegrade

    This is the song that completely captures the essence of "arctic ambient".

    25 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Radioans

    Well put, kwaka. Must the sounds of Kobresia reverberate through foreign ear canals for millennia to come.

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
  • dajahew1

    love love love

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • kwaka

    If a distorted, crackling transmission of this is received on some distant alien planet in 20 millions years it will be known humanity was not in vain.

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
  • deft3

    magical, thank you to whoever posted the translation on here

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • Piligrimus

    ...Это либо металл, либо, если металл, то крашенный. Xолодная поверность. Это либо металл, крашенный, либо может быть пластмасса.... Цветной... там есть... и яркий. Похоже, может быть это игрушка. Поверхность... гладкая но есть вот какие-то выступы. Палец даже застревает может быть это.... какие-то насечки или .. или это буквы. ...или выступы просто. На игрушку похоже. Разноцветный металл или пластмасса. Крашенный металл. Вот все. Стоп.

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • MetalHeadCrab

    I love falling asleep to this song. Another song I like is Reflections in Suspension by Steve Roach. Get blazed and travel to other places.

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • tomasztomaszek

    "The voice belongs to Karl Nikolajev, a Russian "biocommunicator"(telepathist)­, that is sitting in a room, trying to "see" which object is lying on a table two floors up."

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
  • EvalCo

    So scary when you're high

    12 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Radioans

    Worthy of my 7000th scrobble.

    25 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TripRepetae

    Does anyone have a clue on the strings sample? Or is it Geir Jenssen's work?

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • superbounou

    The spacetime has no meaning when I'm listening to this song

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
  • solipsized

    huge thanks to whoever posted that translation.

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Then_nehT

    one of the best ambient works!

    5 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Tranceroute

    best for me. exactly. masterpiece. // @Night_Driver, i like Wireless version for Geir`s play with low frequencies. it sounds very good in the begining of theme.

    31 Aug 2012 Reply
  • anjinus

    wonderful. mysterious.

    16 Jun 2012 Reply
  • romtyl

    relax more than from drugs

    4 May 2012 Reply
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