Journal

  • Dereleech "studio" diary: Valosade (upcoming full-length)

    28 May 2012, 13:03 by KryptoN

    A while ago I started working on a new Dereleech release. The working name of the release is "Valosade". The current draft tracklist looks like this:

    Bloom (100% done) (6:24)
    Valosade (100% done) (16:00)
    Ναϊάδες (80% done) (6:32)
    Kristallihiekka (90% done) (5:12)
    Sol Scion (50% done) (6:16)

    (The lengths are taken from the newest test versions and are subject to change.)

    Cover art (0% done)

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    Original entry, 28 May 2012: The style and concept of this release will take a turn towards a lighter, more peaceful approach while the mood still remains relatively sad/melancholic. The basic theme follows ideas of rebirth and "light worship". A couple of tracks are already finished or nearly finished and I'm very satisfied with the results. They still require major improvements in the mixing department though.

    The sound so far consists of smooth ambient drifts, moderately distorted static drones…
  • Dereleech - Deadspace (free download)

    4 Jan 2012, 14:47 by KryptoN

    Deadspace, the sequel to Standstill by Dereleech released (free download)

    http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/300x300/72639244.png

    Tracklist:
    01. Deadspace
    02. Legacy
    03. 299792458
    04. Derelict
    05. Aeonic Pulse
    Total length: 44:00

    Concept:
    Continuation of Standstill.

    Artist's comments:
    Standstill was in essence quite clean. With this sequel I wanted to tackle a similar feeling to that release but with a much angrier and dirtier approach using tons of distortion and grit. The bulk of this release is essentially drone/dark ambient with some drone doom influence and rare lighter ambient moments as well as a subtle touch of noise. This album uses exclusively electronic/virtual instruments.

    Credits:
    Matti Tolkki - All compositions, arrangements and cover art

    Additional notes:
    - Composed and recorded between September 2011 and January 2012.
    - Release date: January 4th, 2012.

    Download:
    Mediafire (VBR V0 MP3, 82 MB | FLAC Lossless, 142 MB)
  • Dereleech - Textures II: Ahtola (free download)

    3 Jan 2012, 07:45 by KryptoN

    Textures II: Ahtola, the second EP in the "Textures" series by Dereleech released (free download)

    http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/300x300/72597502.png

    Tracklist:
    01. Ahtola
    Total length: 9:22

    Artist's comments:
    This track is completely based on sampling and sample manipulation as opposed to my usual VST-based approach. It has zero rhythmic or melodic structure, as it's based on a continuous living ("organic") sound environment. One could call it an "unreal field/nature recording" that follows someone or something on the way down to Ahtola. The concept is a mixture of influences drawn from both Finnish folklore/mythology and H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu/R'lyeh.

    Credits:
    Matti Tolkki - Composition, arrangement, additional samples and cover art
    Mike Koenig, Mark DiAngelo, JaBa - Samples used under creative commons

    Additional notes:
    - Composed and recorded between April and August 2011.
    - Release date: January 3rd, 2012.

    Download:
  • Dereleech "studio" diary: Deadspace (upcoming full-length)

    16 Sep 2011, 09:11 by KryptoN

    Work has begun on a sequel to Standstill (Dereleech). The working name of the album is Deadspace and the current draft tracklist looks like this:

    Deadspace (100% done) (10:26)
    Legacy (100% done) (2:00)
    299792458 (100% done) (11:31)
    Derelict (100% done) (2:40)
    Aeonic Pulse (100% done) (17:22)

    (The lengths are taken from the newest test versions and are subject to change.)

    Cover art (100% done)

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    Original Entry, 16 Sep 2011: The style continues a similar simplistic slowly pounding style with funeral/drone doom influences like the first "Standstill" did. The first track "Deadspace" is mostly done and is indeed reminiscent of the first "Standstill" release but has a more blurry, noisier texture which is perhaps a bit wider overall.

    The concept for the album is essentially the same as the first Standstill.

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    19 Sep 2011: One section of 299792458 done, but it's still far from what I want it to sound like. It might actually even end up being an interlude track. …
  • Dereleech - General update

    9 Aug 2011, 04:23 by KryptoN

    I am working on several very different projects for Dereleech at the moment. Many of them have seen actual progress. This has both pros and cons. Having several different things to do gives me a choice on what to work on based on my mood, but at the same time it also slows down the progress for all of them.

    I should type a few words about these projects:

    - The upcoming full-length "Dominion" is going forward, although slowly. You can track its progress in detail here.

    - The second part of the "Textures" series is soon nearing the end stages. It will be an EP somewhere between 15 and 30 minutes long (haven't locked this yet). The title is "Ahtola" and it will contain two tracks, "Ahti" and "Vellamo". EDIT: Status updated as the EP will only contain one ~9 minute track.

    - I've experimented with (harsh) noise production and have built several decent setups to use. I have no idea yet what kind of stuff this will end up being…
  • Dereleech - Daybreak (free download)

    1 Jul 2011, 04:24 by KryptoN

    A new single Daybreak by Dereleech is out now as a free download.

    Tracklist:
    01. Daybreak
    Total length: 7:22

    Concept:
    The title speaks for itself.

    Artist's comments:
    This was basically an experiment where I just sat down and composed a song from scratch in a few hours to see what I get. The total time put into this is probably somewhere around 5 hours and the "post-production" phase was minimal or nearly inexistent, so it has a kind of a raw and "clumsy" quality in some ways. The style itself isn't something I've explored with Dereleech that much. It's basically the brightest ambient piece I've done so far and has a bit of added new age influence, plus a droning section in the beginning. I do plan on using this song on a future lighter ambient album/EP (in its later more polished form of course). I'm happy with the result though and look forward to composing a full release in this style.

    Credits:
    Matti Tolkki - All compositions and arrangements

    Additional notes:
  • 2009 Album Ratings

    22 May 2011, 08:15 by Omega_Switch22B

    Recommendations are most appreciated.

    ★★★★★- Perfection, all-time classic
    ★★★★½- Excellence, recommended to anyone
    ★★★★- Great, recommended to most
    ★★★½- Very good, enjoyable despite lacking outstanding qualities.
    ★★★- Decent, recommended to fans
    ★★½- Average, indifference
    ★★- Poor, recommended only to hardcore fans
    ★½- Bad, avoid
    ★- Terrible, please don't waste your time
    ½- An abomination to the ear

    1349- Revelations of the Black Flame (black metal/dark ambient, ★★)

    A Storm of Light / Nadja- Primitive North (atmospheric sludge/drone doom metal, ★★★/★★★½)
    Abigail- Sweet Baby Metal Slut (black/thrash metal, ★★½)
    Absu- Absu (black/thrash metal, ★★★½)
    Achokarlos- Forget All You Know (progressive/technical death metal, ★★★
    ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O- Lord of the Underground: Vishnu and the Magic Elixir (psychedelic rock, ★★★½)
    Adrenicide- Kill (crossover thrash, ★★★/★★★½)
    Ahab- The Divinity of Oceans (funeral doom metal, ★★★½/★★★★)
  • 2010 Album Ratings

    21 May 2011, 23:48 by Omega_Switch22B

    1349- Demonoir (black metal, ★★★)
    65daysofstatic- We Were Exploding Anyway (idm, ★★★½)

    A Forest of Stars- Opportunistic Thieves of Spring (atmospheric black metal, ★★★½/★★★★)
    A Silver Mt. Zion- Kollaps Tradixionales (post-rock, ★★★)
    Abbadon- The Great Fall (black metal, ★½)
    Abigor- Time Is the Sulphur in the Veins of the Saint - An Excursion on Satan's Fragmenting Principle (industrial black metal, ★★★½)
    Aborym- Psychogrotesque (industrial black metal, ★★½)
    Abscess- Dawn of Inhumanity (death metal, ★★★)
    Access to Arasaka- Void(); (idm, ★★★★)
    Addaura- Addaura (black metal, ★★★)
    Adversarial- All Idols Fall Before the Hammer (death metal, ★★½)
    Agalloch- Marrow of the Spirit (atmospheric black/folk/doom metal, neofolk, drone, ★★★★
    Agyrpnine- 16[485] (melodic black metal, ★★★)
    Alcest- Écailles de lune (shoegaze/atmospheric black metal, ★★★★)
    All India Radio- The Silent Surf (ambient/downtempo/post-rock, ★★★)
    All That Remains- For We Are Many (melodic metalcore, ★★)
  • 2011 Albums Ratings

    21 May 2011, 06:18 by Omega_Switch22B

    Rather than keeping a "top albums of 2011" list going on, I'm just going to list all the albums I've listened to this year thus far, along with the rating I associate with it based on my subjective sentiments and criticisms. It's a way to disseminate recommendations and show just how much time I've wasted- or gained?- on obsessing over music this year. I would include some short comments but I'm not that dedicated to the cause- too much time investment. Word.

    Recommendations are most appreciated.

    ★★★★★- Perfection, all-time classic
    ★★★★½- Excellence, recommended to anyone
    ★★★★- Great, recommended to most
    ★★★½- Very good, enjoyable despite lacking outstanding qualities.
    ★★★- Decent, recommended to fans
    ★★½- Average, indifference
    ★★- Poor, recommended only to hardcore fans
    ★½- Bad, avoid
    ★- Terrible, please don't waste your time
    ½- An abomination to the ear

    40 Watt Sun- The Inside Room (doom metal, ★★★½)
    40winks- It's the Trip (instrumental hip-hop, ★★★)

  • Dereleech - Textures I: The Desert Calls My Name II (free download)

    8 Jan 2011, 06:59 by KryptoN

    Textures I: The Desert Calls My Name II, an EP by Dereleech is out now as a free download.

    http://www.anvianet.fi/krypton/dereleech/Textures_I.png

    Tracklist:
    01. The Desert Calls My Name II
    Total length: 17:58

    Concept:
    Revisiting the improvised pieces on Downstream and approaching them from a different angle.

    Artist's comments:
    This is the first release in a series of "Textures" releases I've started to work on as kind of a side project. As the name suggests the intention is to create texture-based minimal atmospheres using very simple structures that slowly change over time. This first one is a revisit to the first album, mainly the two longer improvised pieces on it. The composition doesn't follow the originals but it's built upon a similar sound and atmosphere.

    Credits:
    Matti Tolkki - All compositions, arrangements and cover art

    Additional notes:
    - Composed and recorded during December 2010 - January 2011.
    - Release date: January 8, 2011.