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Symbols

Posted in Artwork, News, Sounds, Video on June 7, 2017 by andreasbrandal

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This album was made using glitches and loops mostly derived from recently unearthed recordings made in the early nineties. Old dusty tapes, disintegrating in the basemet for ages meet field recordings, samples from 78 rpm gramophone records with the odd drone and some instrumentation sprinkled on top. A quite bleak affair, where sludgy sounds hiss and squeek their way through the swamp, dragging along broken bones and ghosts found in the mud.
The CD-R version is limited to 40 copies, and comes with a xeroxed zine featuring a visualization of the symbols.
The download includes full quality front and back artwork and a PDF-version of the zine.

Check out the album HERE.

Symbol Two

Posted in News, Sounds, Video on June 3, 2017 by andreasbrandal

Here’s the second track from my upcoming album Symbols.

Symbol One

Posted in News, Sounds, Video on May 30, 2017 by andreasbrandal

Here’s a “video single” for the first track from my upcoming album Symbols.

Flesh Coffin EP “20:06”

Posted in News, Sounds with tags on April 27, 2017 by andreasbrandal

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The two tracks on “20:06” were originally released on a split tape with Spermicidal on Idrone Park in 2014.

This version contains new artwork. Art for the original tape was made by Apes Of Doom, and can be viewed HERE.

Stream or download “20:06” HERE.

“Tapestry of Forgotten Ideas” out now!

Posted in News, Sounds with tags on March 6, 2017 by andreasbrandal

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My new album “Tapestry of Forgotten Ideas” is out today on Tape Drift Records. Here’s what the label says:

“Tape Drift has been a huge fan of Brandal’s music for at almost a decade now, and his second outing for the label is a stunning contribution to his body of work.  The cold darkness of Norway informs his music, but it his ability to conjure worlds completely unknown that really makes Andreas stand out.  Tapestry of Forgotten Ideas (TOFI) showcases a collection of tracks that are heavy and noisy yet complex and bursting with complex sonic details.  His releases consistently offer aural surprises while never letting the quality meter show any signs of flagging.  It’s a remarkable feat given the size and scope of his discography.  Don’t skip this one.”

Many thanks to Joshua Stefane for allowing me to use his excellent photo for the album cover!

Check out a couple of the tracks HERE.

Get the album HERE.

Tabs Out: Laser Focus

Posted in News, Sounds with tags , on February 28, 2017 by andreasbrandal

Check out the new episode of Tabs Out: Laser Focus. It’s a special on Oxail Recordings.

You’ll find it 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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