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Looking for evocative music to listen to while reading 
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I'm looking specifically for something belonging to the Doom spectrum, for instance similar to Goatpsalm/ Downstream.

It should be doomy music with a strong cinematic feel, not only a background sound, but something with flesh, and enough strong parts to eventually draw you out of your reading for a moment; something that would be both calming and captivating.

I listen to much ambient doom too in those reading pauses that require my concentration, like UDOM, Mistress of The Dead, Nortt, but I'm looking now for something with a bit more dynamics... Skepticism would be also a good choice that'd fit the request...

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Arcane Voidsplitter maybe?
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Not original, but I've always found Mournful Congregation to be fantastic reading music.


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Keep it coming, it's some good suggestions so far.

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Try A Sickness Unto Death, their latest album "Beyond" is amazing heartbreaking music for the heartbroken...

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Also, you can never miss with Darkher. Mesmerizing on every level. But you already know that :-)


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On second thought, Arcane Voidsplitter is too atmo, and lacks the dynamics I'm after.
A Sickness Unto death is far too "present". I couldn't read on this album!

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The Lotus Thief
Instrumental stuff like End Name and Steny Lda or Cold Body Radiation.
Try also the latest from Klimt 1918. A massive album of hazy, gentle and beautiful shoegaze rock.
Oh, of course, The Angelic process - Weighing souls with sand.


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The first thing to come to mind is Dolorian's self-titled album, though I know you are already familiar with it.

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The artificial sounding instrumentation of Fungoid Stream was always a turn-off for me, but the atmosphere is definitely on-point and they do a good job of the sleepy, ambient approach to funeral doom.

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Stepping a bit outside of doom, I would very highly recommend Year of No Light's Ausserwelt. Very ambient/drone infused post-metal, beautiful stuff.

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Meeting somewhere between drone metal and post-metal is the one and only album from Vøid. I know I've mentioned them before and others weren't quite as enthusiastic about them as I was. That being said, they are definitely a go-to for me when I'm looking for more ambient sounding doom that still has some stuff going on. I could seeing them being good to read to.

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I'd recommend the Aelter/Wolvserpent collective. And that old favourite, Shape Of Despair.

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the more ambient Ankhagram albums are also a good choice, imo...

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Especially track #3
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Also I guess (tracks #1, 2 and 4 especially)
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Or instrumental versions of their albums (also available on bandcamp)

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I knew this band, Wolvserpent, but I hadn't think about it, it's a fitting rec, cheers!

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Nevertanezra - Bastard of Prometheus

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I usually prefer more neutral music when reading, because I must focus more, however I can recommend something more expressive that I would listen to while painting (I need focus there as well, but having emotions firing up helps a lot in the creation process).

Unholy - ... Of Tragedy



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