April 19th, 2001
Draemgate: Twilight (CD, 62:26);
Interdimensional Industries, 2000 INTER04
There is no music happening here – none whatsoever! If, however you are a
sounds-junkie, noise lover, dark ambient fanatic, or into avant garde
experimental "music" then look no further. Draemgate offers a woefully
dreary and dank walk into the catacombs of frozen worlds on the edge of
sanity. What does a crop circle sound like? Do the deep places of space
have voices, sing of mysteries? And what of occultic symbols and enigmatic
patterns we find – have they something to say? Can anyone really translate
visual information into the selfsame echo of its true auditory signal? Yes
I quote Draemgate,
"The image-to-sound conversion process (invented by Matthew E. Kieren) . .
. uses an image to create a unique sound. It does this by using
mathematical algorithms to convert each individual pixel into frequency
modulation. However, what really matters is the end result . . . Over a
hundred images were used of crop circles, deep space nebulae, and other
various designs and natural formations." Is this enjoyable? All
sci-fi/fantasy/horror soundtrack fans need this and you doomers and
ultra-goth goons should dig this scene. I found it a very interesting
listen and I kept wondering what image created what piece. This is not for
someone sitting alone at home on a stormy night with a fearful mindset.
Fear and dread fill this CD and a foreboding essence weighs heavily
throughout. Ooh fun!
Warning: Do not crank your speakers too loud as the dynamics of this
recording might out your cheaper brands.
Personnel: Matthew Everet Kieren and Robert Shawn Kieren
Tracks: Seven truly disturbing, dark, and extremely unusual experiences in
sound await to engulf you..
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