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I'd like to hear TNC's 2nd album drafts!
De Monstris was beyond amazing, but a new album does not have to be a continuation of the same thing. Anything you guys do is gold, so I wouldn't worry. I'm sure you have a fairly big fan base that might even help in funding the album, me included, so go for it, man!
On a side note, can you recommend me anything out there that even slightly resembles the aesthetics of De Monstris? I haven't found anything like that yet...


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It's been asked before, so I'll just quote myself (it's ok, I love to hear myself talk :D )

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We had 7 tracks, some complete, some advanced prototypes - about 45 minutes worth. I don't recall what other tracks (if any) were planned, but 45 minutes makes me think there would be more. I'm also not 100% sure that the 7 tracks i have here were all intended for the album.
Work on these stalled due to various non-music things we had to deal with. We never managed to pick up where we left off with these.

However, it wasn't going to be a proper follow-up to the first album, there were plenty of differences. After so much time having passed, i don't know if we could create something that sounds anywhere close to that album (should we even want to).

3 of these tracks (early or short versions, and like i said - unknown if they were to be part of the album) were put online however :
Cerberus Trisector : https://archive.org/details/Infra1008_Cerberus
On the 7th Day : https://archive.org/details/Infra1009_OnThe7thDay
Obsidian Sorrow : https://archive.org/details/Infra1007_Obisidian


Of these, Cerberus Trisector best summarizes the sound we were going for - death/doom with some electro bits. This was also the title track (at the time). Another two tracks are entirely mine, but one is ambient, and another is a bit more on the droning side if I remember correctly. I've considered making these two available before, or turning them into UDOM songs.

As for suggestions, I'm afraid I have none - I don't have much time to listen to music these days, and when I do put something on, it's mostly classical.

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Thanks man, your efforts are highly appreciated. I'll have a listen to the tracks ASAP and drop my feedback sometime soon.

Keep us posted!


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It's been a while since I was last here.

I have another album out, called "Herald of Sorrow" - roughly 90 minutes including the two bonus songs.

It can be streamed and downloaded from Bandcamp : https://udom.bandcamp.com/album/herald-of-sorrow

This album (minus bonus tracks, else it wouldn't fit) is also available as CD-R. Check out my store page for more info : http://nulll.net/udom/store.php

Some other news : I've been working on new Beyond Black Void material. It'll sound different from the old stuff, a sample is available here : https://beyondblackvoid.bandcamp.com/tr ... ze-preview
An album should be out in december.


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The new UDOM album is really good, with Claimed by Winter so far being my favourite.

And the new album from Beyond Black Void is really fantastic news! The teaser sounds really promising. BBV has always been one of my favourite projects of yours and I do miss the ultra bleak sound of "Desolate" and The Ethereal's stuff=)


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UDOM has a new instrumental album out, called 'And Be No More'.
Downloading/streaming is available through Bandcamp : https://udom.bandcamp.com/album/and-be-no-more

It's also available as two CD-Rs. The company that prints and ships these doesn't offer double-CDs so it's two seperate jewel cases.
Also available as two CD-Rs in a DVD case. I'm waiting for my proof copy so can't comment on quality yet. I'll be posting some images on my site once it arrives.


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Enjoyed this ^ very much...

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Yes, me too, I've been listening to this album since yesterday and it's so wonderful and immersive!


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It's been a while, as usual. I don't have much interesting to say (as usual :P ), but here's a new album!
Only four tracks, but I added a couple bonus ones.

Free on bandcamp ( https://udom.bandcamp.com/album/as-dead-as-time ), also available on CD-Rs through my website ( http://nulll.net/music ).


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Once again its wonderfully lethargic, soothing and morose, some of the crawling lines are so melancholic, mournful and beautiful.

I only have one complaint - for some time the UDOM albums seem to lack distinct face of their own (looking at them from UDOM perspective of course, otherwise it’s clear they are very distinct and niche from most doom). It’s like they are a continuation of each other, like each one of them is an image of a different part of the same road, so each album sees the music crawling along the same path. Which is fine since the music is always pleasant and captivating.

But listening to old stuff I cannot help but think that even for a project with such narrow scope as Fall of the Grey Winged One each album has very distinct characteristics and completely different face. Even in the Channelers album - the two songs there seem to be more different one from the other that the last couple of UDOM albums.

It might not be a problem since nobody else is creating similar music and projects like Inframonolithium are exploring different paths using similar means, but as UDOM material starts to pile up, the albums might become interchangeable, which has never been the case.


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Once again its wonderfully lethargic, soothing and morose, some of the crawling lines are so melancholic, mournful and beautiful.

I only have one complaint - for some time the UDOM albums seem to lack distinct face of their own (looking at them from UDOM perspective of course, otherwise it’s clear they are very distinct and niche from most doom). It’s like they are a continuation of each other, like each one of them is an image of a different part of the same road, so each album sees the music crawling along the same path. Which is fine since the music is always pleasant and captivating.

But listening to old stuff I cannot help but think that even for a project with such narrow scope as Fall of the Grey Winged One each album has very distinct characteristics and completely different face. Even in the Channelers album - the two songs there seem to be more different one from the other that the last couple of UDOM albums.

It might not be a problem since nobody else is creating similar music and projects like Inframonolithium are exploring different paths using similar means, but as UDOM material starts to pile up, the albums might become interchangeable, which has never been the case.


Is this a nice way to say they all sound the same now? :p

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Ahaha I guess they do heh.

First - thanks for having a listen and for your support, Klamerin.

I see what you mean, and there's a few reasons for that.
I didn't set out to create more albums when I started UDOM again some years ago. I was fine doing loose tracks and putting them on my website. It's difficult to promote that, so I began bundling them into 'albums' which I release on Bandcamp. It's the only way I know to get draw some attention onto UDOM, so I keep doing this. These albums differ from the old ones, which were built up around a central idea. Each album had a clear start and end, was a chapter of sorts. Such structure doesn't really exist with these compilations. I still spend some time thinking about a theme for each album, and most tracks have something in common with it, but every loose track released since early 2016 still belongs to the same chapter, excluding the instrumental albums and the two releases on Dusktone.
Doing these loose tracks without them being tied to a concept gives me more freedom, and I quite like this way of working. There are still small changes between tracks, but not on the scale as with older albums. In a sense, I've gotten very close to the ideal UDOM sound I've been trying to create ever since I started. So there's not as much need to change things or experiment. I also have the habit of turning any relatively wild idea into a different project.
UDOM's music has always been a reflection of how I feel. There's a big difference before and after my break. I think it shows, and this is the result : more relaxed music, not as negative or angry as in the past. I still have other material, but I keep postponing the more ugly stuff in favour of this, and sometimes I move it to other projects. The music (UDOM's primarily) is much more than entertainment for me. I create what needs to be written, what I need to be created. It happens to be this.

I'm quite fine with this situation. From my point of view, UDOM is currently at its best. The sound will still change over time, but more likely with tiny steps instead of leaps.
Having many projects doesn't help in this regard, but it's also a luxury. If I have need for a certain sound or atmosphere, I know which project to focus on, because it's all been so well-defined in my head.

It should be no surprise my tolerance for repetition and similar-sounding stuff is quite high. Whilst working on new material I tend to listen to certain melodies 100s of times. I'm yet to grow bored of something. This is how I prefer to experience my own music. What gets released is a bit more tame because I assume people aren't generally as insane as me haha.
I don't know what the future will bring. UDOM's sound might go through large changes, it might not. The plan is to keep alternating releasing a new UDOM song with an album of my side-projects every other month. There's variety in that, but not everyone can stomach my stuff, let alone all of it. Someone who gets only exposed to one project will definitly see the sameyness. If you want something unexpected, be sure to check my site on the 1st of June (here's a teaser : https://coldaeon.bandcamp.com/releases).

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Well, thank you for the detailed explanation, it makes sense=)

The Cold Aeon sample is really a surprise, I only know the one song from the Infra Sub Ultra album, which was quite different in style.

And since you are going into so much detail - would you care to explain what's the idea behind the other main side projects - Inframonolithium, Arcane Voidsplitter and Beyond Black Void (still cannot get into Desperandum Gothica and Gruulvoqh=). Is a revival of The Ethereal planned?


btw, a side question about Infra Sub Nihil, as this is one of my all time favourite albums and I read in your site about the experimental vinyl records, so would it be a possibility to make a vinyl for Infra Sub Nihil, are the rights ok for this, since The Sad Sun was a joint effort?


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The new Cold Aeon material was an idea I've been meaning to try for a long time now. After some tests and ideas, it all came together in a short amount of time. It felt best under the Cold Aeon name, since that was originally intended to be a more chaotic style of music.

Some of my old projects are a product of circumstance - a combination of state of mind and a specific period of time. The best example here is Lost by In The Mist. When I listen to it in certain settings at a specific time of the year, it almost feels magical. Probably the best thing I ever created, but not everyone will experience it that way. Projects like these I've attempted to reactivate, and sometimes it's easy (Fall of the Grey-Winged One, Forbidden Fields) because the ideas behind them weren't too complex.
I tried several times to start Dreams of Dying Stars again. The first attempts resulted in my Aeonic Dirge project, which then went on to do its own thing. I had another attempt at a DODS style album recently, but ended up releasing it under Aeonic Dirge. DODS belongs in the past it seems, and perhaps I should leave it there.

Inframonolithium replaces The Ethereal. I can't recreate The Ethereal (I'm not quite as messed up as I used to be :D ). Nothing is stopping me from releasing different material under that name, but it wouldn't fit, it wouldn't feel right to me. Ethereal is complete in a sense, has a definite ending. There's not that much depth to Inframonolithium. It's the cold and raw stuff I didn't manage/want to fit into UDOM. It does have some in common with my older material when it comes to the imagery and broad concepts behind the project : monoliths, threatening things, mysteries. That's where I see it as a new form of The Ethereal.
Arcane Voidsplitter is a project that has close ties to a story I've been working on for something like 20 years. I'm releasing it as webcomic now, but some small details I wanted to lift out and give another dimension. This is Arcane Voidsplitter. Sounds inspired by thoughts of an ancient civilisation which existed when the universe was young. They developed a terrible weapon which survived them. Present-day travellers find it and try to uncover its secrets. Gruulvoqh is part of the same story, but focusses on a different aspect of it, hence it needed its own sound, and thus became a separate project.
Beyond Black Void has always been special to me, and is the one I spent the most time trying to reactivate, trying to find a sound that worked for the project, but was still different enough from the old one. There was a purpose behind BBV in the past, but it was purely musical - to find a single detail in a scene or atmosphere and focus on that through music, stretch it out in time and reveal its every secret. BBV has always been more about sound than content. This is pure guitar work (except for the percussion).

I haven't been in contact with EMH in a long while. Infra Sub Ultra is 75% my work, so I doubt there will be any problems after all this time.
These vinyl are limited to 22 minutes per side. Tracklengths of this album are 19.53 + 10.46 + 15.42 + 14.28. It'll take two vinyls in other words.
I have to warn you'd be the first to attempt this. I know nothing about the quality of these vinyls. If you're from Europe, know that the result could be travelling for two-three weeks to reach you. That's not ideal for something as fragile as vinyl. I'm not going to stop you of course, just know this is an experiment. If I could afford it, I'd have tried it myself by now.

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Thanks a lot for the answer=)

So now I understand why Inframonolithium is my favourite of the new projects=) And I guess we won't see a revival of Tear Your Soul Apart, as this was one probably the most messed up project of yours, hehe=)

Btw I just noticed you revived I Dream No More, which is nice, I'll check it out, as I remember liking Fade-Die a lot back then=) So where does In The Mist stand along I Dream No More and Aeonic Dirge (and possibly Dreams of Dying Stars)?


As for the vinyl Infra Sub Ultra I'll send you a PM to clear the details=)


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The recent I Dream No More release is old material - a contribution to a 4-way split that never appeared on Bandcamp or similar. There's new material planned, and it will be closer in sound to the earlier IDNM material, so more synths instead of dark ambient. But this is all still in the early stages (as in : I've only been thinking about this for 2-3 years).

DODS, IDNM, ITM, ADRG are all primarily sound projects. There's not much story or concept behind them. Only ITM is not obviously inspired by space. DODS was more symphonic ambient. IDNM electronic ambient, eventually moving towards sounddesign and dark ambient. ITM started as an almost 100% guitar project, but added in some synths over time. ADRG is DODS reincarnated in a sense, but more atmospheric in sound, less symphonic in arrangement.
Writing this shows me it's hard to put this into words. It all makes more sense in my head heh. When I'm working on a composition that's not set for a project yet, I tend to move it to a project based on what imagery I see when listening to it, but I also try different sounds to see if it might not work for this or that project. Sometimes I start a session with a certain project's sound with the idea to create new material, but it happens I end up creating things for multiple projects.

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