COSMOLOKA - Podcasts - 2011


With Wet Light

Dark Ambient, Ghost Ambient, Martial Ambient

Sadayatana Podcast #49
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This show is almost completely composed of music taken from the community audio section of Basically all the dark ambient material I could find there. Well, rather it's taken from that material. It comes to just thousands and thousands of tracks. 

The most grotesque and fantastic conceits haunted him in his bed at night. A universe of ineffable gaudiness spun itself out in his brain while the clock ticked on the wash-stand and the moon soaked with wet light his tangled clothes upon the floor. Each night he added to the pattern of his fancies until drowsiness closed down upon some vivid scene with an oblivious embrace. For a while these reveries provided an outlet for his imagination; they were a satisfactory hint of the unreality of reality, a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy's wing.


Black Storm Breaking

Dark Ambient, Martial Industrial

Sadayatana Podcast #50
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Played excerpts from a new release at Impulsive Habitat Netlabel: James Wyness' "The Tree". Later listening to the show I thought "man this is so good, I should have played the whole thing". Probably later I will. 

He watched the clouds: dark swift horses surging up the sky. A black storm breaking out of its season! That was what love was like, he thought; love which came too late. Only no sane calm succeeded it, as when the evening fragrance or slow sunlight and warmth returned to the surprised land.

- Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano


Di'a de los Muertos

Ritual Ambient, Dark Ambient, Spiritualism

Sadayatana Podcast #52
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The show starts with the title track from Kirill Platonkin's release "Silence is Important". Kirill said: "...the latest one (Silence Is Important) includes some experiments with throat singing...". Experiment? Success! 

Had thought to do like a Halloween show with clinking and clanking and like you know. But it kind of rubbed against my ideas about dark ambient. I feel like it's a misunderstood genre in that people expect it to be creepy and dark, etc. It can be but I feel that it's a small part of the genre. A heavy thought provoking aural journey, evoking memories, places and things buried deep in the subconscious yes. Haunted house? spooky carnival? yes too but only in so far as they relate to the former.