Beneath The Lake / Silent Uprising
Album: Silent Uprising   Collection:General
Artist:Beneath The Lake   Added:Oct 2005
Label:Glass Throat Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-10-30 Pull Date: 2006-01-01 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Dec 18 Nov 20 Nov 13 Nov 6
Airplays: 1 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 26, 2006: Baptism of Solitude (Favorite of 2005 non-heavy)
Fire Rain
4. Nov 17, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
Silent Uprising
2. Dec 15, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
Silent Uprising
5. Nov 12, 2005: On The Warpath
Empty City
3. Nov 18, 2005: chapter 26.0: winter
Silent Uprising
6. Nov 09, 2005: Brownian Motion
Silent Uprising

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2005-10-31
Dark experimental/ambient noise from a Wisconsin duo that is half staffed by a former member of Oakland outfit Noisegate. This stuff is very soundtrack’ish, like perfect for a Gus Van Zandt or early David Lynch film, incorporating low drones w/ organic sounds along w/ spooky yet pretty guitars, flutes. Really good stuff, evolving, taking the art form to new heights. (CAUTION: as all tracks fade together narcotically some end cold more than others. Watch endings or put on continuous mode and use the faders)

1) very soundtracky: a beautiful drone w/ industrial percussive embellishments then a mystic gothy guitar/flute melody rises from the fog covered waters, at 8 minutes intensifies, speeds up
2) rain/fire crackling over low drone, ominous repeating minimal guitar notes, thunder later turns fire into water and the piece becomes more echoey guitar centered
3) rain fades and a lush overtoned drone envelopes, beautiful scrapes and distant thundering and howls, builds into a near swirl
4) tow pieces in one: creepy bent synth tones overlayed, pensive haunting and crazy, after 11 minutes devolves into a pure low drone that thickens slowly, after ~14 min a new overtone arises, more upfront pitched and complex, random, evolving into swirling white noise
5) white swirls slowly chill out become industrial pulse, after ~8 min minimal guitar chords appear

Track Listing
1. Empty City   3. Silent Uprising
2. Fire Rain   4. Chasm
  5. Blind Inspiration