Immerse yourself in dark sonic landscapes, created with only bass guitars and effects. Every composition was improvised in one take with exception of track 3 (which has a few overdubs) and track 6.
- Turn down the lights
- Listen in a quiet room or use headphones
- Turn up the volume to experience all the detail
About the "Travels" album:
What started as an experiment in December 2011 turned out to become a real project that resulted in a full album. The experiment was simple but challenging: try to create ambient soundscapes by exclusively using bass guitars. As an extra challenge, every track should be recorded as one take, one flow of sound, one improvisation.
The result is six long tracks, six sonic adventures in which the listener can get lost and discover new details and nuances with every spin, and a solo bass piece called "Below", which is an exception to the pattern. This track was written more than ten years ago. Somehow the vibe of this piece of music fits perfectly on this album and also functions as an interlude to the final track of the album, "Heliograph", which is a bit brighter in sound color than the other tracks on the album.
Crows Labyrinth is inspired by many artists. These names are a small selection: Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Tangerine Dream, Steven Wilson (with his Bass Communion and I.E.M. projects), Tom Heasley, Loscil, Clem Leek.
This album may also be interesting for fans of Atrium Carceri, Raison d'Être, Lustmord and Biosphere.
What others have to say about the album:
" What is presented to the listener is a sonic tour de force. Huge echoing soundscapes, short metallic sounds, rhythmic elements, effects loops, distortions, echoes, all are to be found on our sonic "Travels" through this album.
All in all, I feel that this album would augment any quiet, thoughtful evening. It is rich, deep and interesting. More than that, its actually a treat to listen to and makes your day, or night, better for having done so. Its thoughtful and reflective. Give it a listen - you won't regret it. "
” Deep, dark, and deliciously dystopian … “Travels” by Crows Labyrinth is my kind of dark ambient. Decidedly post-apocalyptic in presentation, these soundscapes are powerfully evocative and sow the seeds of imagination that the creative listener feeds on. “
” Take your time, relax and open your heart and soul, switch of the light and experience this therapeutic ambient adventure.
No synthesizers were harmed while creating this album.
released January 11, 2013
All tracks played and recorded by Theo Tol.
Production, sound design, compositions and cover art by Theo Tol.
Mastering and sound advice by Arian Prins at Hydra Music Studio.
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Twitter : twitter.com/crowslabyrinth
To contact Crows Labyrinth, send an email to:
crowslabyrinth (at) gmail (dot) com