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Beneath The Lake / Silent Uprising
Album:Silent Uprising Collection:General
Artist:Beneath The Lake Added:10/2005
Label:Glass Throat Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-10-30 Pull Date:2006-01-01 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:18 Dec20 Nov13 Nov6 Nov
Airplays:1223

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 26 Jan 06:mike
Baptism of Solitude (Favorite of 2005 non-heavy)
4.Thu, 17 Nov 05:mike
Baptism of Solitude
2.Thu, 15 Dec 05:mike
Baptism of Solitude
5.Sat, 12 Nov 05:the BIG CHIEF
On The Warpath
3.Fri, 18 Nov 05:geoff goodfellow
beat.net chapter 26.0: winter
6.Wed, 09 Nov 05:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion

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