The duo appears as the red dawn of a mysterious double star from the black (svartur in Icelandic) night. Both celestial bodies gently rustle their cosmic vibrations between the stardust. The psychedelic bleeping of Onsturicheit blends willingly with the ritual pulses of Ashtoreth. Both suns make a strong impression with their first collective glow (Oona), so that we enter the gate to Svartur with full curiosity.
The two Peters walk experimental paths and forge various fascinating atmospheres with eerie effects. Ashtoreth's guitar loops are processed into an original bubble bath of bursting resonances by the balancing modular synth crafting of Onsturicheit. Svartur exudes a series of dark sound tissues (including Ljirac) that belong to the better dark ambient work in the genre. Moorkens' electronic effects and samples reinforce in an original way the dark rituality that Supreme Shaman Verwimp has a patent on. Svartur shows a high content of enigmatic mysticism with a mind-expanding effect.
This album is a strong bundle of psychedelic dark ambient with many surprising twists and where the attention never diminishes while listening. This awesome edition of deeply cutting darkened electronic music was released on midwinter 2020 and almost disappeared into obscurity among the best of lists.
Svartur is not only available digitally but also on CD via the Bandcamp pages of the label and the artists. Ashtoreth & Onsturicheit plan to perform live together in the near future in Belgium. We are already looking forward to this. Worth to mention is the fantastic master mix by Peter Verwimp and the man behind the master buttons Joost Carpentier (Dreun, Jovica Storer).