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TAPHEPHOBIA - Blue Hour

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Cyclic Law - 151st Cycle
Release Year: 2020
Note: 'Humming drones meet shimmering atmospheric soundscapes, the whole thing luring the listener in one extra-sensory slow motion immersion. This new album guarantees static musical excursions and textured oceanic experiences of crystal purity and chilling beauty....All in all Blue Hour is a quiet, charming, soothing and spacious ambient release with moments of forlorn stillness.' - [Philippe Blache /IGLOO] - lim. 300
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New album by Norways Cinematic Drone project Taphephobia. On is now 8th full length, were offered a dreamlike experience based upon personal emotional states and reflections of both the immediate environment and far reaching outer world. Not a concept album but rather a collection of feelings and visual impressions that revealed themselves in the compositional process. Blue Hour is dedicated to the unique atmosphere of the northern landscape. Artwork by Nihil.

Edition of 300 copies in 4 panel Digipack. 8 Tracks. Running Time 46:31



https://cycliclaw.bandcamp.com/album/blue-hour



"This new album guarantees static musical excursions and textured oceanic experiences of crystal purity and chilling beauty.

With his project Taphephobia the sound artist Ketil Sraker is rigorously following the path of deep ambient music with clear reverence to most representative classicists of the genre.

After a slow debut in this musical sphere, Taphephobia finally made a name and a growing reputation thanks to a contract with the indie dark ambient / post-industrial music label Cyclic Law. Solid albums as Ghostwood were released in relative discretion but elaborated with passion and obvious compositional skills. This project is inclined to smoothly layered sequences, timbral explorations with a fancy for cinematic qualities that invite the listener to enter mythical worlds where the ordinary sense of temporality is vanished.

Humming drones meet shimmering atmospheric soundscapes, the whole thing luring the listener in one extra-sensory slow motion immersion. This new album guarantees static musical excursions and textured oceanic experiences of crystal purity and chilling beauty. As for Ghostwood we can appreciate the occasional presence of transfigured and deeply sorrowing guitar lines in a dream-pop/ shoegazing style, floating between glimmering drones and a deep vastness. All in all Blue Hour is a quiet, charming, soothing and spacious ambient release with moments of forlorn stillness."[Philippe Blache, IGLOO mag]