“Flames and Ether” in Cassette Gods

Posted in News, Reviews with tags on January 28, 2017 by andreasbrandal

Cassette Gods has posted a very nice review of “Flames and Ether”:

“…Brandal’s harnessed the language of near-future dystopia by combining it with “spaghetti western” flourishes, presenting in result an apocalyptic experience, one where the oxymoronic violence and tranquility of the title have converged and spawned. The juxtaposition is strange and majestic. In short, it’s stunning.”

Read the full review HERE.

Flames and Ether on Tabs Out list

Posted in News, Reviews with tags on December 12, 2016 by andreasbrandal

Many thanks to Tabs Out for including Flames and Ether on their year end list!

Check it out HERE.

Hidden Persuaders – “Flowers Of the Abyss”

Posted in News, Sounds with tags on November 3, 2016 by andreasbrandal

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The new Hidden Persuaders album, titled “Flowers Of the Abyss” is out now on the Slovakian label Sky Burial.

The label says:

“Wind and stars… cold, frost, rain, darkness, snow, trees and panting. Glittering clouds of steam rising from the lake. The lake is far away in the mountains and its surface is as a mirror of black velvet. Without a hint of motion it observes the clouds and slowly, beautifully and symetrically, it bleeds into the skies. The sweetest flavour of forbidden fruit. Long and cold are the nights over Bergen, over the avenue of your trees. The death’s-head moth sits at the ceiling of your room.
 Norwegian musician Andreas Brandal with a nearly 40 minute long material of his ritual project HIDDEN PERSUADERS – a musical collage somewhere between raw black metal/harsh noise/drone with pronounced marching passages – a strong atmospheric album.”

This edition is handmade, with lovely graphic design from Svjatogor, and limited to 49 copies, so act fast if you want one!

Check out one full track and excerpts from four others HERE.

Get the tape HERE.

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“Flames and Ether” review

Posted in News, Reviews with tags on October 30, 2016 by andreasbrandal
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Andreas Brandal – Flames and Ether

Nooga posted a nice review of “Flames and Ether”.

read it HERE.

“Flames and Ether” on Oxtail Recordings

Posted in News, Sounds, Video with tags on October 22, 2016 by andreasbrandal

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My new album “Flames and Ether” is out now on Oxtail Recordings. The label says:

“A master of fractured beauty and exquisite melancholy, Andreas Brandal returns to Oxtail Recordings with “Flames and Ether.” Pushing guitar and percussion to the forefront, Brandal envisions a world where sci-fi and spaghetti western aren’t so different after all. At once a studied piece of studio mastery and a rich, emotional transmission, “Flames and Ether” reaffirms his place as one of the most imaginative auteurs in underground music.”

Listen and order HERE.

“The Land Of Perfect Twilight” out now!

Posted in News, Sounds, Video on October 1, 2016 by andreasbrandal

My new album “The Land Of Perfect Twilight” is out now on Fluere Tapes. The label says:

“An old home making noises, having its own life in lieu with crackling dated electrical wiring buzzing and whirring which tells its own tale.”

Get the album HERE.

Here’s a video:

“Sunken Gardens” reissue

Posted in Artwork, News, Sounds on September 18, 2016 by andreasbrandal

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In my series of digital reissues of old albums, the time has come for “Sunken Gardens”, originally released on Apollolaan Recordings in 2010.

This version is remastered and has new cover art. The zip includes full quality front and back cover.

Find it HERE.