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The Abyss

by Apollonius & 33 Tetragammon

The fall into the emptiness and darkness of the abyss opens the door to the Higher Self
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Echoes from the Past
Apollonius & 33 Tetragammon
24:44 $2.00
2. The Fall
Apollonius & 33 Tetragammon
15:15 $2.00
3. The Sea of Pressure
Apollonius & 33 Tetragammon
7:38 $2.00
4. Breathing Under Water
Apollonius & 33 Tetragammon
9:07 $2.00
5. Dissolve into Infinity
Apollonius & 33 Tetragammon
12:51 $2.00
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Album Notes
Album description and reviews: (for more information and sound clips visit www.resonatingearth.com)

A short Inside view on The Abyss.

Imagine falling into a dark abyss: you''ll never know when you hit the bottom or what that experience will exactly feel like when you do. Maybe you''ll never hit the bottom at all. During this fall the mind starts to race, conjuring up all possible scenario's of the impending end. It has lost all its previously known reference points as it frantically searches for new grip. As the light fades and everything becomes darker and darker, the challenge lies in embracing the emptiness that ensues. Within this emptiness lies the ability to attune to one's own Higher Self and find the purest spark of creation. Within pure emptiness divine timing can be found leading the way to being an instrument of the Universe.


APOLLONIUS & 33 TERTRAGAMMON: The Abyss (DDL on Resonating Earth)
This release from 2011 offers 69 minutes of dark ambience.
Apollonius (aka Eelke van Hoof) and 33 Tetragammon (aka Wasili Papadopoulos) utilize sounds sourced from soft synthesizers, singing bowls, guitars, bamboo flutes, and field recordings.
The first track is the album's longest (at 25 minutes) and seeks to liberate the listener from any terrestrial connections by immersing them in an auralscape crafted of delicate tones and environmental recordings, specifically the patter of remote rainfall. An atmospheric foundation is generated, then tempered by hints of auxiliary sounds, each quite tenuous and wholly unintrusive. This flow saturates the listener's psyche, cocooning them from external stimuli and restricting auditory access to input of a rarefied nature. The harmonic flow maintains a pleasant character that is steadfast in its ambient definition.
The second piece adopts a sparser milieu, and a darker one, too, as the music subjects the listener to an extreme isolation. Suspended in this void, there is a strong impression of falling, as the music becomes darker and more dire with every passing moment. The sounds approximate a complete divorce from reality, leaving the listener alone as they plummet into the abyss.
Next, things get even more desolate, as the ambience displays decidedly ominous overtones with dense drones punctuated by eerie hints. As the piece progresses, the darkness seems to press in on the listener, creating uncomfortable pressure.
The next track offers a type of release from that oppressive closeness. The sounds adopt a more open definition, with slight underwater impressions. This submersion is not stifling, though, but a welcome bath of liberation.The album's final track offers a sense of ultimate liberation in the form of dissolution. The ambience becomes overt in its minimalism, approximating a vast emptiness. There is no longer any illusion of falling or isolation. As the tonalities spread to infinite girth, the listener's mind is expanded along with the waves of bells and winsome flutes.
An engaging journey through changing environments excellently captured by these sparse auralscapes.

©Matt Howarth, Sonic Curiosity



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