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TROUM
"Mort Aux Vaches: Sen"

"Troum (an archaic translation of "dream" from the duo's native German) mines the nether regions of the subconscious to create waking replications of the nightly visions. Their recordings are far from mere transcriptions of dreams to tape; they are the gossamer residues of once vivid memories, passed through mesmeric filters to slowly dissolve present reality into soft focus fragments of thought. Musically, these translations fall both on the sublime and, at times, on the malevolent side of the ambient fence.
Sen - Troum's contribution to Staalplaat's luminary Mort Aux Vaches series - is fixated on the North Sea where sheets of black ice creak under the tidal currents that roll onto a rocky beach. Troum sees no need to utter any direct references, implying their metaphors begind a bleak drone haze of guitars, bells, voice, and keyboards treated with a heavy dose of synthetic cathedral reverb. Sen reveals Troum's post-industrial background with a churning drum machine which rumbles underneath the complex tonal patterns like an antiquated seaside factory.
Troum, more so than their precedent incarnation Maeror Tri, has the potential to invoke awe through their hypnogogic expanses of droning sound. Rarely have they failed to push beyond their potential, and Sen is no exception." [Jim Haynes original review for first edition in 2000]

Silk-screen printing on a microcorrugated cardboard, limited edition of 500 copies.

aquarel 24-13

   

CLOSING THE ETERNITY & MATHIAS GRASSOW

This is the day-out journey through the distant backwood thickets of Ural: crystal drops of daybreak and light-golden glimmers of dawn at the shallows of Shegultan river, white looming heat over rapids and rifts of Volchimya, twilight of forevening over summit of Telpos-Iz - the eyrie of northern winds, and the dead of night over boundless and desolate Paitur fens. Deep and dreamy drones of Mathias Grassow are decorated with diverse acoustic traceries of CLOSING THE ETERNITY and cohere into organic ambient soundscapes.

Special limited edition of 50 copies with miniŃD-r

aquarel 23-13 b

   

CLOSING THE ETERNITY & MATHIAS GRASSOW

This is the day-out journey through the distant backwood thickets of Ural: crystal drops of daybreak and light-golden glimmers of dawn at the shallows of Shegultan river, white looming heat over rapids and rifts of Volchimya, twilight of forevening over summit of Telpos-Iz - the eyrie of northern winds, and the dead of night over boundless and desolate Paitur fens. Deep and dreamy drones of Mathias Grassow are decorated with diverse acoustic traceries of CLOSING THE ETERNITY and cohere into organic ambient soundscapes.

aquarel 23-13

   

SOLUMENATA
"Aeriform Redux"

WYRM (2000-2011). The project is now defunct and all activities have ceased. 11 years the archetype had been explored and exploited - new territories will be mapped out with Solumenata…

Special limited edition of 50 copies with miniDVD-r

aquarel 22-13 b

   

SOLUMENATA
"Aeriform Redux"

WYRM (2000-2011). The project is now defunct and all activities have ceased. 11 years the archetype had been explored and exploited - new territories will be mapped out with Solumenata…

aquarel 22-13

   

WRIST
"Down to the Cellar"

The second album of Moscow droners WRIST shows a versatile approach to drone jazz matters. With iridescent paints from jazz, noise, electronic, ambient and even shoegaze pallettes the sound of WRIST stepping down to the cellar remain authentic and recognizable. And this soggy vault door may lead you to the Ivory Coast shore with still other things to beware.

aquarel 21-12

   

LYSN
"Ecstatic Landing"

LYSN is a new group devised and directed by trombonist and composer Hilary Jeffery from The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation.
Designed to push the limits of live, improvised drone music examining its intersections with dub and psychedelia creating a form of «minimal psychedelic music» from floorboard-creakingly quiet to physically affecting volumes an experiment in propulsive meditation, or meditative propulsion.

aquarel 20-12

   

DEUTSCH NEPAL
"live in Saint-Petersburg 261206"

Live recording of performance Deutsch Nepal in club Orlandina, Saint-Petersburg, Russia on December, 26th 2006.
Limited edition, 150 copies.
Mastering by Uak-Kib (www.kshatriy.ohms.ru)

aquarel plan b 01-11

   

CÔTE DÉSERTE
"Dale Cooper's Case"

A Moscow - St.Petersburg based project inspired by Angelo Badalamenti's score for the "Twin Peaks" TV series. The project's music is a cocktail made of jazz, ambient and modern experimental music which will appeal to the fans of such bands as Dale Cooper Quartet And The Dictaphones, The Necks, Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, No-Man, etc.

aquarel 19-11

   

RAPOON
"Messianicghosts"

Reissue of a long time lost classical Rapoon album published in 2002 by the Austrian label Klanggalerie.
Remastered and extended re-release of Rapoon´s CD-R only release "Messianic Ghosts" on Syntactic, plus the Birethen and Amüz 7" tracks from the Syntactic 7" plus two brand new tracks as well.

Special limited edition of 70 copies in linen bags, with 5 photographs and aromas

aquarel 18-11 b

   

RAPOON
"Messianicghosts"

Reissue of a long time lost classical Rapoon album published in 2002 by the Austrian label Klanggalerie.
Remastered and extended re-release of Rapoon´s CD-R only release "Messianic Ghosts" on Syntactic, plus the Birethen and Amüz 7" tracks from the Syntactic 7" plus two brand new tracks as well.

aquarel 18-11

   

RAPOON
"Media Studies"

New album is dedicated to the research of mass media’s manipulation of people’s minds. "These recordings include the voice of David Icke. They reflect on the role of the media in shaping and informing opinions (the war in Iraq for example showed the shameless use of the media by a government intent on war whatever the real facts were) and in furthering prejudices and persecution of those who have differing views and dare to express them.

aquarel 17-11

   

VRESNIT
"Seed Solar"

Joint release of Aquarellist and Vetvei labels - new Vresnit album recorded in winter-autumn 2010 in cooperation with Kshatriy, Hladna and Neznamo. Qualitatively new in project creativity a five-part ambient space dedicated to the Culture Solar beginnings and transfiguring seeds disseminating. Vresnit art is turned to research primary being experience, - human consciousness conditions being resonant to the general nature. Sparkling cosmogonic Drone Ambient twined from voices, string and wind instruments, bells, singing bowls, electronic instruments and field recordings. Great Kshatriy mastering, solar full-colored envelope and card Vresnit & Vetvei Art.

aquarel 16-10

   

POVAROVO
"Povarovo"

Debut album by the Moscow collective Povarovo. Sound stile can be described as dark jazz-ambient. To be compared with Borhen and Der Club of Gore and The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. It is remarkable that Povarovaro played their first concert as support to The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble.

aquarel 15-10

   

NOISES OF RUSSIA
"Humility"

Under the cover of the 3rd studio album of Noises Of Russia - a project which has chosen Tanatos to be their perpetual muse - there are two post-modern mysteries at once, two doors to the viscous and twilight space encyclopaedically oversaturated with the symbols of death of various traditions. The final countdown turns into a long immersion in a cold cerbal-sonic abyss where it's impossible to find out for sure if you are calmed or frightened, comforted or sneered at... if they mourn for you, a mortal, or are they glad for you, an immortal. The album also contains a ritual video for the track "Spirit", not however making the issue more clear.

aquarel 14-10

   

DMT
"Selected Funbient Works 1-4"

Dmitriy Tolmatskiy (1970-2009) - a journalist and musician from the city of Saratov (south of Russia), one of the first popularizers of the alternative intellectual culture and particularly industrial music in post-Soviet Russia. He was the creator of the RWCDAX website which had certain influence on the mindset of many modern personalities of Russian post-industrial art.

aquarel 13-09

   

PHURPA
"Nag bDud Ceremony"

This voyage began in the middle of the 1990's in Moscow, when a group of artists and musicians led by Alexei Tegin and based at the legendary Fabrique of Cardinal Art commenced their studies of traditional ritual music, drifting away from the field of contemporary electroacoustic and industrial music with the intent to delve deeper into the ancient musical cultures of the ancient Egypt, Iran and Tibet.
The original 2003 lineup of the project that emerged as a result was dubbed Phurpa (one of the five tutelary deities of the Father Tantra in Bon tradition), and all the members have carried on with their research in the field of Tibetan liturgies up to the present day.

aquarel 12-09

   

RAPOON
"Wasteland Raga"

"While I was recently traveling through Eastern Europe recently , I passed through an area of industrial decline that reminded me strongly of the devastation of the Industrial heartlands of the UK during the early Thatcher years. The broken windows and twisted metal of the abandoned warehouses, the derelict pit-heads and the ruined factories all brought back memories of that grim time when the divide between rich and poor was never so obvious. Yet amongst the derelict factories and the red-brick estates of the North of England new music and art sprang forth as if driven by the desolate conditions. Out of the darkness came forth beauty in many forms. Wasteland raga is a remembrance of those times when art and politics held close and intertwined out of a real sense of purpose and unity. Now we have the bland unoriginal days of New Labour and the suits , bland self-satisfied music, and the crassness of yet another bad "art installation" in a "city of culture". Passing through the derelict wastelands of Industrial decline in Eastern Europe I was touched with nostalgia for a time when there was a sense of "us and them"
Art has stuck it's fat lazy arse on the side of the suits and the money men.
Viva revolution!!!"

Robin Storey

aquarel 11-09

   

HYBRYDS
"Ritual Anthology"

With this CD Aquarellist is proud to present the anthology of early ritual works of this fabulous Belgian project. This music immerses the listener into the space of RITUAL - the magical action aimed to reach the goals beyond the borders of the ordinary world. An action evoking deeper layers of consciousness, deeper memories not active in our everyday life. An action that helps to reveal our potential as powerful and miraculous creatures.

CD, limited edition of 600 in digipak from a corrugated cardboard, picture it is executed by a method of silk-screen printing

aquarel 10-09

   

MIGUEL A.RUIZ & BARDOSENETICCUBE
"Exclusion Zone"

A collaboration work of Spanish musician Miguel A. Ruiz (Orpheon Gagarin, Efficient Refineries, etc.) and Russian project Bardoseneticcube. Dangerous zones of sonic landscapes painted with the help of analogue synths and sequences, all sorts of samples, vinyl records and even folk instruments (percussion, gusli, penny whistles and pipes). Schizophrenically twisted ambiental collage of the fragments of the modern soundsphere. Rhythmic excursions into contaminated areas. Industrial psychedelia.

CD, limited edition of 500 in digisleeve

aquarel 09-09

   

LUNAR ABYSS DEUS ORGANUM
"Tuntury"

The new album of one of the oldest Russian dark-ambient projects Lunar Abyss Deus Organum is a collection of six sonic pictures of the world of thundra-yoga. Each composition is like a complex multidimentional mosaic build of layered sounds of completely different nature: field recordings, samples, synthesizers, singing, tape noises, etc. These layers not just sound along, but slowly and relentlessly create a slowly twisting deep sonic spiral, stretching listener's attention out to several directions at once. Hallucinatory ambient of double dosage.

CD, limited edition of 500 in digisleeve

aquarel 08-08

   

HYBRYDS
"Dreambient"

The new album of HYBRYDS, "Dreambient" is based on exploration of the female characters from the Pagan past: archetypes of the seducer, the demon, the girl, the whore, the slave, the mistress, the priest, the mother... The music of the project has become more accessible for uninitiated listeners: traditional ambient-ritual basis is enriched with rhythmic electronics, melodic synthesizer tunes and even guitar parts. Vocals are now done by Madeline Arndt from the German darkwave/gothic band Schattenkinder.

aquarel 07-08

   

MUSLIMGAUZE
"Nadir of Purdah"

The CD reissue of the very old Muslimgauze material never been released on CD before. Tracks 1-3 are taken from the "Nile Quartra" 7" (originally released by Jara, 1994), tracks 4-7 from the "Nadir Of Purdah" 12" (originally released by Jara, 1995), track 8 taken from the "Impulse #4" (Impulse Magazine Tape Compilation).

TANTRA X43 / aquarel 06-07

   

AUBE
"Imagery Resonance"

After a lot of collaborations, reworks and live releases of the last few years, this is finally a full length studio solo album by Akifumi Nakajima. Recorded using percussion synthesizer amdek pck-100, it shows the great sound manipulations talent of this japanese artist at its best. "Imagery Resonance" is one of the most atmospheric and at the same time diverse work of the project to date - drone ambient and subtle noise morphings live in good harmony with rhythmic parts and electronic structures, adding another brilliant to Aube discography. The release comes as a beautiful paper folder limited to 1000 copies.

aquarel 05-07

   

HLADNA
"Melting Water"

The reissue of early album from Saint-Petersburg noise artist Nikolay Kalmykov's project Hladna. Recorded in 1998-1999 and released as a very limited CDR, it is still one of the best records ever made by Russian industrial scene and the CD edition was long overdue. This is ritual ambient with some additions of noise and metal percussion, reminding of some classic Lustmord, Cranioclast or early Hybryds tracks, but the sound is more raw and harsh. The overall atmosphere of industrial decay is rather brutal and rusty than profound and mystical here, but there are obvious strong primordial currents in this music that wake up your archaic patterns. The release comes as a beautiful paper folder limited to 300 numbered copies.

aquarel 04-07

   

BARDOSENETICCUBE
"Deadhead"

The basis for the most tracks is formed by the hybryd of orchestral-ethno-electronic rhythmics and it's layered over with melodic lines walking from composition to composition and completely unexpected samples hardly rationally coordinated with musical context.

aquarel 03-05

   

BARDOSENETICCUBE
"XXX"

New Bardoseneticcube album is inspired by life and works of Nika Turbina. The musical dedication of Bardoseneticcube is presented in 12 untitled tracks filled with surrealistic feelings and some childish morbidity. Obscure loops and industrial soundscapes are buried under a pile of rhyme wreckage, melody fragments and almost chaotic manifold of strange sounds.

aquarel 02-05

   

BARDOSENETICCUBE
"Live 19082000"

Live recording done in "Spartak" club, former St. Anna's  Lutheran Church,during "Free Flight" festival,19 august 2000. Juicy noise-ambient with electrified sound. "The recording covers almost all sides of Bardoseneticcube sonority: from noise ambient to shamanic industrial techno".

aquarel 01-03