Ambient music dedicated to and/or inspired by the northern regions often has special vibe. The frozen and environmental dronescapes making up the nearly 60-minute “Arctic Interference” by Berlin-based Ronny Engmann (aka RNGMNN) airs desolation and ominous darkness through all its veins as we journey slowly but surely across vast icefields.
From the start it’s clear this is not something for the faint of heart. Meanwhile weather conditions don’t improve the slightest bit as the minimalist drone tapestries dressed with an occasional experimental rim morph onward. Dramatic and gloomy-ish currents come up close on the atmospheric landscapes “Waves of Frost”, “Perceptual Alternation” and “Icicle Ridge Trail”. At the end, “Numb” brings a sense of release with its more opened-up sound design.
Check this out if minimal dark ambient and isolated spherics such as Llyn Y Cwn is up your alley, I reckon.
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