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The Foundations of Ruin

by Dead Melodies

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Gene Hex ● Evening of Light Afternoon nap interrupted by the mail lady (bless!), but chilling on nevertheless.

Dead Melodies put out some warmly flowing ambient this summer with The Foundations of Ruin on CryoChamber.

Mysterious, slightly unsettling shelter.
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Dead Melodies is back with his second album on Cryo Chamber, The Foundations of Ruin. Following on from his last album, Legends of the Wood we return to the isle of mist and dig deeper into the narrative.

"The wrought iron gate creaks open to the overgrown driveway. Up ahead, flickers of lightning make out the hazy silhouette of a large house veiled in a dense fog. Shelter! Finally, somewhere to rest your head after that terrifying ordeal in the wood.

The house, a ruinous crumbling remnant of better days stands lonesome in the unruly grounds; like a keeper bestowed with time itself. An ornate wooden door hangs broken on its hinge, the windows cracked and vines creep wildly from every crevice like tendrils from the netherworld. Something definitely feels wrong here, but with hours till dawn and the relentless storm wailing through the surrounding trees, the will to survive the night defeats all reason to fear this shady forgotten sanctuary.

Stepping inside the once stately ruin, the great hall teems with decay and an age of sedimentary dust covers every surface; any remnants of life that once knew this place are long gone. Doors and stairwells stem off in all directions. With a creaking silence and a deathly stillness consuming the air, you contemplate which way to go. But then, a noise… is someone there? The temperature drops and a familiar chill runs down your spine…."

Recommended for fans of soundtrack like experiences and cinematic dark ambient.

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released May 1, 2018

Written, Produced, Performed - Tom Moore
Mastering - Simon Heath


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