My Dark Lake - Melancholy Clouds
Dark Ambient Last time I decided to check out My Dark Lake, the music was astounding to me. The release was Cold Slumber, and I absolutely fell in love with the album. Now, the man behind the music has recently contacted me with information telling me that he's released a new four track piece, this time under the name of Melancholy Clouds. And, once again, I am walking away from this release being very pleased.

It starts off with the title track, and it is quite simply fascinating. The title describes it perfectly; I can just so easily imagine myself floating through the clouds on an emotional journey that leaves me in awe and wonder. It plays with beautiful echoing synths, that almost reminisce that of human humming. The rest is gorgeous work relative to that of classical instruments. Combine this with the dark ambient nature of the project, and we kick in with one amazing work of art.

The second track on the album, Occult Observatory, did not impress me as much as the first, being much more of an atmospheric ambient song. It has its chimes, and manages to relax me, and is still a damn good song, but just never quite reaches the feats of the first.

However, when we reach the third song, Dreams About Eternal Spring, we are driven forth into an eerily upbeat and yet dark song, with organ music playing through while synth work overlaps it. Its like walking into Dracula's castle and having your death note being rung in the air before your chomped down upon for a final snack.

And, the last track, Before I Die, was another interesting piece, combing ambient music with electronic guitar work. While this doesn't fit together perfectly, it still manages to drive out emotion and get a feel or two out of me.

So, in the end of this album, I am treated to some fairly good music. Two of the tracks are absolutely astounding, and I'd be able to listen to them all over again repeatedly. While the other two tracks don't near the heights set forth by the first and third songs, they still manage to retain their own health and keep the release moving forward at all times. There is never a dull moment within this album, but rather just tranquil peace.
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Brutal Resonance

My Dark Lake - Melancholy Clouds

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2014 by GV Sound
Last time I decided to check out My Dark Lake, the music was astounding to me. The release was Cold Slumber, and I absolutely fell in love with the album. Now, the man behind the music has recently contacted me with information telling me that he's released a new four track piece, this time under the name of Melancholy Clouds. And, once again, I am walking away from this release being very pleased.

It starts off with the title track, and it is quite simply fascinating. The title describes it perfectly; I can just so easily imagine myself floating through the clouds on an emotional journey that leaves me in awe and wonder. It plays with beautiful echoing synths, that almost reminisce that of human humming. The rest is gorgeous work relative to that of classical instruments. Combine this with the dark ambient nature of the project, and we kick in with one amazing work of art.

The second track on the album, Occult Observatory, did not impress me as much as the first, being much more of an atmospheric ambient song. It has its chimes, and manages to relax me, and is still a damn good song, but just never quite reaches the feats of the first.

However, when we reach the third song, Dreams About Eternal Spring, we are driven forth into an eerily upbeat and yet dark song, with organ music playing through while synth work overlaps it. Its like walking into Dracula's castle and having your death note being rung in the air before your chomped down upon for a final snack.

And, the last track, Before I Die, was another interesting piece, combing ambient music with electronic guitar work. While this doesn't fit together perfectly, it still manages to drive out emotion and get a feel or two out of me.

So, in the end of this album, I am treated to some fairly good music. Two of the tracks are absolutely astounding, and I'd be able to listen to them all over again repeatedly. While the other two tracks don't near the heights set forth by the first and third songs, they still manage to retain their own health and keep the release moving forward at all times. There is never a dull moment within this album, but rather just tranquil peace. Nov 07 2013

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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