Nordvargr / Drakh – Infinitas In Aeternum

The Scandinavian duo Nordvargr/Drakh, also known for variety of other projects, have created a new dark trip. As usually with Cyclic Law releases, the packaging is very nice, with negative black and white photos of forests and roads, with a spooky effect. As expected, “Infinitas In Aeternum” has a very chilling dark ambient sound. Nordvargr/Drakh take you on ‘an eternally introspective journey, situated in the cold, dark cellar of your own mind’.

The album contains six long and dark soundscapes. Most tracks have a rather minimal style, with long extended layers of sound and at times distorted mysterious voices in the background (Beryll’) or distorted guitar sounds (‘Scotopic Vision’).

I always find dark ambient releases hard to describe. In genereal the most important aspects are that you like the atmosphere that it evokes and that it has a consequent sound, without too many distractions. Overall “Infinitas In Aeternum” is a succeeded album, only the noisy second half of the 15-minute ‘Scotopic Vision’ doesn’t appeal to me very much. Furthermore this is a solid, though perhaps not very spectacular album.

artist: Nordvargr / Drakh
label: Cyclic Law
details: 6 tracks, 2004 [11th cycle]