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Deaf Center / Pale Ravine
Album:Pale Ravine Collection:General
Artist:Deaf Center Added:11/2016
Label:Miasmah (Www.Miasmah.Com) 

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Album Review
BravoMarco
Reviewed 2016-11-19 
Deaf Center
Pale Ravine
(Miasmah Recordings)
Reviewed by BravoMarco

Double LP re-release, originally from 2005, this is now repackaged, with extra tracks & sounding even fresher. Norwegian duo of Erik K Skodvin and Otto A Totland, giving us this collection of lush ambient naturalistic sounds, with an added touch of the classical. Evocative, beautiful music. Keep an ear on the long low fades. Piano, Bass, manipulations & just the right amount of droney loveliness. Incredibly relaxing for any show, at any time of the day or night.

All good, loving 3,5,6,7,8,9 & 17
Like: Monadh, Stefan Wesolowski, Gregg Skloff, Mytrip
No FCC’s (Instrumentals – apart from 17)

1) 1 Lobby (3.01) Soft drone with an optimistic undercurrent.
2) 1 Thread (3.39) Carries on from previous with added textures. Sand paper style motif of rustling.
3) 1 White Lake (6.35) Piano & bass loveliness with delicate accompaniment.
4) 1 Path To Lucy (4.54) At one with nature: forests, oceans, mountains – let the music take you completely away.
5) 1 Stone Beacon (3.30) Atmospheric emotional piece.
6) 1 Weir (6.34) On the edge of the darker experimental spectrum. Lots going on although the sounds melt together very nicely.
7) 1 Loft (4.15) Slow brooding soundtrack quality. Hauntingly good.
8) 1 Thunder Night (4.28) Strings & bells. A further film noir classic.
9) 2 Lamp Mien (3.59) Another double bass of an aching beauty.
10) 2 The Clearing (4.13) Sounds of the wild – A rainforest waking up.
11) 2 Fog Animal (4.25) Ominous start leads to a brighter airy feel.
12) 2 Eloy (2.16) Just so nice & pleasant. Piano leads the way.
13) 2 Social Lucy Waltz (3.24) Could be a choir singing to a drone filled auditorium.
14) 2 The Hall (5.03) Slow quiet build, pensive throughout.
15) 2 Forest (2.04) Louder drone rises & falls. Abrupt end.
16) 2 Corridor (3.31) More of a sparse isolated feel.
17) 2 End Station (5.47) Operatic, sinister conclusion. Wonderful.

Track Listing
1.Lobby 9.Lamp Mien
2.Thread 10.The Clearing
3.White Lake 11.Fog Animal
4.Path To Lucy 12.Eloy
5.Stone Beacon 13.Social Lucy Waltz
6.Weir 14.The Hall
7.Loft 15.Forest
8.Thunder Night 16.Corridor
 17.End Station