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 Posted:   Sep 3, 2022 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Another little gem I just discovered (and ordered immediately):

The Green Trilogy
by Deionarra

Great minds...I picked that one up a couple weeks ago, haha. Been slacking on posts here, sorry buddy! Will get back on it pretty soon here!

Deionarra's pretty good. A varied journey, mostly chill, some great melodies. You'll enjoy it.

My copy arrived today, spinning it now, and whoa buddy I'm digging it. Chill was the first word that came to mind (great minds, indeed), then melancolic, but the organic rhythms and occasional beats keep things moving along steadily. Meanwhile, dusk simmers behind the treetops outside my window while the oustretched rays of the sun desperately seek purchase on the ever-receding landscape...

 Posted:   Sep 6, 2022 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

Latest aural hijinks!

Currently listening to ---

NAHTSKELDUZ's "Stronghold of the Skeletal Keep." A nice DS collection of dreamy synth and dark ambient. Released on Dark Adversary so it's tremendously painful to track down (unless one wants to pay the over $20 shipping from Australia) - seek out on Discogs or hopefully eventually on Hells Headbangers. APOXUPON's "How the Garden Grows." The first in apparently a few upcoming dungeon/comfy synth CD releases from new label Engraven. This one's a good mix of low-key DS with liberal field recording / nature sounds. JAAPORTIT's "Kauan Koskematon / Halki Lumisen Metsan." The first portion of this album is an early dungeon/winter synth release I had no idea about! I knew more recent Jaaportit albums were more post-rock and didn't know winter synth was in his catalog. Great stuff!! Got this one real cheap from Ajna, seek it out.

Coming soon / en route ---

LANDSRAAD's "The Golden Path." VERY excited for this one!! Was released last year, first on cassette, then in a lavish box set by Violet Nebula...but cost + shipping was huge, so I passed. The artist is offering just the CD from that box set by itself, making it affordable; don't miss this one!! GOBLIN FORT's "Heroes and Hobgoblins." Droning DS from the prolific Myst (CONIFEROUS MYST, SERPENT'S ISLE). Didn't want to pass this one up; sounds just like described as music set to D&D adventuring. MURGRIND's "The Power of Yourself." It's MURGRIND...need I say more? FOGWEAVER's "Labyrinthine" from Out of Season's release batch yesterday. I never pass on FOGWEAVER, one of my faves. I passed on their other two CD releases, FOREST TEMPLE and SHADOW DUNGEON. The former sounds like something I'd only listen to 1-2 times before it began to gather dust, and I really wasn't a fan of the latter's debut.

Otherwise been listening to lots of space ambient, namely GDANIAN's "Induction," LONEWARD's "Our Unyielding Sky," and VG soundtracks like Victor Vran and 7th Sector!

 Posted:   Sep 11, 2022 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

Four releases from the brand new Virginian label Relics of the Eternal City; CDs limited to 15 copies each so act fast! I believe these CDs are the first such releases by these artists to date. And though I’m unsure if these are new artists or ones using different monickers, I’m relatively certain that Dyvyná at least is Elminster. Just so happens that release sounds more interesting to me than the rest…

Dyvyná - Within the Walls of the Promised Kingdom
Cimmerian Fury - Singing Steel
Unsheathed Glory - Awakening of Skyfrost Tower
Ancestral Sword - Eternal Solitude

 Posted:   Sep 12, 2022 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Unsheathed Glory for me. Thanks dude!

Missed GOBLIN FORT, unfortunately, but I ordered all three new OOS releases (the only one I've played so far is SHADOW DUNGEON, and I enjoyed it very much despite the vocal recitations, which are a huge turnoff for me in DS).

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2022 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

...despite the vocal recitations, which are a huge turnoff for me in DS).

AGREED 100%. That's the exact reason why I couldn't even get through Shadow Dungeon's debut album, and why I steered clear of the new one.

 Posted:   Sep 16, 2022 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

NP: Lunar Womb ~ The Sleeping Green

I don't even remember how this came onto my radar, but I bought this CD recently and have given it a couple spins so far and it's oh so good. More lighthearted and melodic than DS for the most part, but it has moments of heroic gallantry and reflective longing and wouldn't sound at all out of place in the Legend of Zelda musicverse. It was actually recorded in the late '90s and the artist is/was also a member of folk/black metal bands Moonsorrow and Fintroll, which I also (mostly) dig. Highly recommended.

Buy CD (factory pressed, not CDr):


 Posted:   Sep 17, 2022 - 4:32 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

A fantastic find, J!!! Thank you! This sounds right up my alley and I ordered immediately. Not sure why I hadn’t already seen this…I was on Hospital Productions’ Bandcamp list last I checked…? Oh well. Much appreciated!

 Posted:   Sep 17, 2022 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Sweet! You've turned me on to so much great stuff, I'm glad I can return the favor once in a while. smile

 Posted:   Sep 20, 2022 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

Here’s an interesting one I’ve been spinning over and over lately: GLAMOURIE’s “Imaginal Stage.” It is decidedly not dungeon synth at all, but rather, an eccentric mix of folk, ambient, and electroacoustic sounds. I mention it here because to me at least, it just screams Skyrim and The Shire in equal measure, along with being an entrancing and enigmatic listen all in its own right. Heck, the Bandcamp description covers the sound pretty well from an organic standpoint: “Navigating between postminimalism, ancient music and psychedelic folk, the one-man band uses tonal scales, rich textures and haunting patterns to evoke fantastical themes.” Highly recommended!!

 Posted:   Sep 20, 2022 - 7:30 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Thanks for the heads up!

 Posted:   Sep 23, 2022 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

A few new releases from Myst and co. today, limited to 10 copies each:

I snatched up Longsword and Serpent's Isle but passed on Cthylla since it isn't DS but guitar-based atmospheric black metal (not that there's anything wrong with that). wink

 Posted:   Sep 23, 2022 - 8:50 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

Thanks for posting buddy! I saw the emails while working and barely had time to grab the one in which I was interested, Serpent’s Isle. Couldn’t get away from the work to post an announcement too, so I’m glad you did, and more glad you saw it in enough time to score some CDs! Yeah, I was meh on the other two releases, the latter for the same reason as you.

Sounds like Myst is finally through his dubbing backlog, so I’m looking forward to getting the Coniferous Myst / Dragon Spell split soon!

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