17 March 2012

WMRI - Shelter

Record: 2008 • Edition: 2012 • USC-WR-1203.0032
Dark Ambient, Industrial

The album dark as the night. It is separated into two parts. First part consists of four drifting and droning tracks fading each other. Second part consists of a long complex track and shorter track that's actually a Shelter main theme. While first part is mostly based around deep low drones, surrounding sounds and minimal, except a noisy drone piece in the end, the second part is based on industrial echoes, longer piece starts with some even melodic theme and moves towards to the emotionless drift with minor drone beats and for the second section the far bell sounds appear. Shelter theme is a separate topic for discussion as it's a complete scene of factory interior: hammer-like drone beats and noise splashes give the unique feeling of a safe and dangerous place at once. The idea of noise splashes was later used once again in Wires.

01.Shadows in the Sky (10:08)
02.The Mirror of Night (12:10)
03.Eternal Echo (11:33)
04.The Moment of Motility (9:00)
05.Still There... Nowhere (28:34)
06.Isolated Place (8:34)

Composed by WMRI. All instruments programmed, music written and arranged by Mike Winchester. Artwork by Mike Winchester.

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MP3 320 CBR


  1. Kolejny, dobry album WMRI... Druga część jest zdecydowanie lepsza od pierwszej, w muzyca więcej się dzieje, są gęściejsze faktury, mamy akcenty industrialne... Jak zwykle bardzo dobra produkcja dźwięku. Do mojego ulubionego "Dark Passage" jednak czegoś temu albumowi brakuje... Polecam zapoznać się z nim osobiście, powyższe słowa to tylko moja subiektywna opinia....

  2. Estoy escuchando este disco en una habitacion oscura, los auriculares puestos y estoy en otro mundo. Me encantaria caminar por la calle a medianoche con esta musica. Me encantan tus discos drone/dark ambient, sonidos muy sanos para mis oidos.

  3. This brave and thoughtful album has been a favourite of mine since I first heard it some months ago. Full of barely glimpsed depths, it continues to fascinate.

  4. While starting out rather comforting within the first two tracks, the album gets more and more 'nightmarish' as it progresses. It's definitely a trip and a half and all of what's said in the album description is accurate. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Картинка больно веселая для Dark Ambient. Помрачнее надо бы безнадеги нагони! А между тем музыка сама очень понравилась и имеет свое лицо! Низы просто шикарные! У меня правда какие то инопланетные злодеи рисовались в воображении... Ну это у всех по разному. [Dutic • 15.05.2008 19:16, 16.05.08 00:21]

    А мне не понравилось!! Я как-то баловался такой прогой - Cakewalk Sonar, примерно так-же получалось (в смысле скучно, однообразно и низкочастотно). Никого не хочу обидеть, всё ИМХО!! [17.05.2008 10:13]

    Постараюсь придержать свое мнение в отношении дилетантского звукотворчества, но дело вовсе не в особенностях стиля. Помимо прочего, dark ambient отражает глубину личности. А из стремления подражать выходит не более чем "скучно, однообразно и низкочастотно".