Otherworldly Abyss

by Netherworld

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Alessandro Tedeschi's guise as Netherworld has resulted in some of the most original and depth-defying icy ambience this side of Eno's weekday musings. In addition to running the Glacial Movements label, Tedeschi is part of a long-running Italian electronic scene that includes Alio Die, Maurizio Bianchi, Eraldo Bernocchi, and the late Oophoi, amongst others.

"Otherworldly Abyss" was part of a quartet of Netherworld editions Tedeschi realized for Oophoi's Umbra imprint back in 2005, realized on CDR and difficult to find even then. A captivating album investing stark minimalism into ambient's multi-hued aural shadings.

"Dark and ambient with a minimalist leaning. Gloomy waves of tonal and atonal sound swell and wash over the listener in constant restless waves. At times the music is suggestive of moribund winds shifting through a vast space - truly abyssal, certainly otherworldly. Dissonant effects and percussive impacts inhabit the environments Netherworld sets up, sounds that could be either organic or engineered, that could simply be the natural elements are arranged and carefully placed within the aural depths. There are no melodies, no beats - the overall effect hovering somewhere between the regularity of human artifice and the randomness of field recordings. Dark ambient fans would do well to check out this powerful CD; if you enjoy challenging music with bleak enormity, this might be one for you." Morpheus Music review of original 2005 issue on Umbra

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released September 7, 2014

Netherworld: synthesizer, loops, gong, voice, field recordings. Recorded and mixed by Netherworld. First released on Umbra in 2005.

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