Blind your windows, move to your cellar or dig a dark hole somewhere near a graveyard. Don’t forget to take your headphones with you. Ravin creates dark ambient and drone music. He released his debut album Daemonography on Darkon Records. This Canadian artist gets his inspiration from the dark and humming nature where he lives. Eight frightening dark ambient tracks where born during long insomniac nights he was suffering from.
Unhuman Presence In The Flesh starts with an evil hart beat surrounded in drones that will cave you in. Daemonography takes you even deeper to that dark dungeon, doubting that you probably will never get out. The drones are boosted with strange noisy sounds just like cold winds freezing the door of your prison cell. The tension is build up and vanishes slowly while you lose starting the grip on your senses. The compositions contain enough changes to keep on the undergoing journey in this cinematic world. The Circle Downstairs and Desolation guided us in an Archeronian SF mood.
The next trip Sofia Is Not Alone felt like we wanted to quit listening. The droning stays too long on the same level. It takes a long while when something happens. Something Is Here Within has more variability but has the same problem like the previous track. Turmoil wants to give some turmoil with beats but gets stuck in the noisy drones.
Unmarked takes us back into the grim atmosphere like the first part of the album. Dark sounds coloured with choirs confirming your hell. Unmarked and Daemonography are the best creations on this album by far.
Conclusion: Ravin composes interesting dark ambient sounds with a noisy touch. The first part of the soundtrack is very good but loses after track four in strength, due to lack of variation. The ending gives us back the thoughts of buried evilness. I need a drink.