Alpine Respire

by ProtoU & Hilyard

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THFLW Congrats to the artists, great release! Magnifico!
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darkcasey Alpine Respire is a windy dose of wet nature wrapped up in notes and tones that both invigorates and subdues the listener. If you, like me, enjoy your dark ambient with a higher ratio of field-recording than might be usual, you will find plenty of “the real world” to enjoy here. And as I said above, if you like things to sound a little malevolent, or at the very least for them to sit in an uncertain space of safety or threat, again, you will probably enjoy Alpine Respire. Favorite track: Cave Lights on the Bay of Bengal.
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In.Visible.Generator Unexpected good collaboration by two great minds. At the moment i like to discover the work of ProtoU. And this album comes at the right time. Aural landscapes and harsher environments with surrealistic soundevents. Guarned with Hilyards floating canvases and his resonating minimalism.
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This Is Darkness Alpine Respire is a perfect fit on Cryo Chamber. It has all the attention to detail one would expect of this label. The field recordings are crisp and give life to the entire album. The drones are varied, sometimes taking on a hollow nature other times so dense that they literally seem to crush boulders. protoU and Hilyard make a fantastic pairing, their skills seem to be relatively overlapping, as are their goals.
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ProtoU (Ukraine) and Hilyard (Maine, US) group up in this field recording heavy collaboration.

Alpine Respire immerses you in field recordings from two continents. Warm drone contrasts raindrops and the call of animals in the wild. This damp album invites you to explore the unreachable corners of the Earth. From the harshest mountains to the darkest forests.

Recommended for fans of Field Recording and slowly progressing drone.

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released July 25, 2017

Written, Produced, Performed - Sasha Cats & Bryan Hilyard
Artwork & Mastering - Simon Heath



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