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Mystery artist NYM´s Untitled contribution to Attenuation Circuit´s small-run artisan CDR series is pretty aptly characterized as Thomas Köner mixing Lustmord, though I might object that more of a tale is being told than the celebrated but stoic sound colorists would choose. It is a truly massive half hour, ataxic rather than glacial in movement, strife-riven, suns sputtering flares and collapsing into white dwarves in the place where the black stars hang (it is hard to disengage from the comparison once it´s been planted in your head). Dark ambient as unambiguous as a man´s ruin tattoo.
Mortiis has always been a distinctive figure in the world of black metal/ambient, ( I always loved the "things that are not true about Mortiis" on his old website), but there's no questioning the atmosphere of these early works, and the new "Dungeon Synth" genre wouldn't exist without them. This one's my favorite; majestic and wintry. And I have always thought the nose and ears were cool. Matthew Arnold