[‘ramp] – Doombient.Two – A Declaration of War

['ramp] - Doombient.Two - A Declaration of War
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[‘ramp] Doombient.Two – A Declaration of War
CD-R, Private Release, 2006


When we talk about menacing, intense and gloomy ambient music, the output of the German project [‘ramp] has always something special to offer. In this case it’s a live-set Stephen Parsick and Frank Makowski played at the German Emil EM festival 2003, accomplished under very hard circumstances (which also lead to a substandard audio quality with quite a bit of glitch, crackle and distortion).

The four lengthy tracks featured here all spread a foreboding shadow of darkness while the atmosphere grows more dramatic and claustrophobic with each piece. While a tapestry of dense textures and loops morphs onward, Stephen adds some tasty grand piano on the first takes occasionally. A real sonic assault along a descent into eerie spheres though unfolds on “Slow Deaths”, which contains the rhythmsequenz Mr Parsick was able to compose on Mark Shreeve’s big Moog IIIc.
This outcome is not for the faint of heart, as Stephen would say.

Website: www.parsick.com

You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the [‘ramp] artist page

 

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