“Os Lacrimale” is the first full length album from Russian experimental musician and performance artist Dagmar Gertot. A somber surreal opus sourced from the composer’s dream state experiences. Instrumental and vocal improvisations are the tools used for turning the dream world of the subconscious to the outer world, deploying ambiguous visual and aural imagery. Partially ceremonial and “Art brutal” in character, it is a free expression of the psyche’s sometime painful secret world. Turning to text as a compositional tool, the author choose a glossolalia with partial inclusion of semantically active roots, thus leaving open the subsequent spread of various meanings in the form of a ritual surreal short novella, that accompanies some tracks and supports the semantic identity of this work. Musical Instruments used accordion, string-bowed ikili, lyre, gusli, batalo, piano, horns, extra percussion and voice.
Edition fo 300 copies in 4 panels Digisleeve. 8 Tracks. Running Time 30:06
I'm a published writer of horror stories, with an emphasis on the ghostly. This album is a perfect soundtrack to writing or just imagining what to write next. It envelops you in spectral tones of misty loss and whispers from the beyond. It achieves what I try to do with my ghost stories: makes one realize that we are all haunted, we all live with our own ghosts. Christopher Ropes
If you haven't yet gone down the dark ambient late night bandcamp Cryo Chamber rabbit hole - you are totally missing out! This however is the one release from the label that I would consider a notch above all others, in terms of concept and execution. Pretty much flawless collaboration that sends you into an hour plus haze. Nice. bcb723
Crier’s Bane is a dark ambient album that does a fine job of evoking what Victorian London might feel like. The soundscapes are dark, grainy and spectral, the dirt, soot and creaking seeming to be an apt palette for the intangible fingers of ghosts to paint a mood with. darkcasey