1. NON ETHOS - Isar 8:02
2. MOAN - Bridge 1:48
3. TRUE COLOUR OF BLOOD - Cire 3:38
4. ETERE-O - Dab 10 1:21
5. ORNAMENT - From Concealed Gardens 6:02
6. BESTIA CENTAURI - Transition X 2:11
7. MOAN - Access 6:56
8. AMON - Untitled 1:09
9. ETERE-O - Eucaliptus Globulus 4:00
10. NON ETHOS - Untitled 2:00
11. CANAAN - Obedience 4:41
12. SUBTERRANEAN SOURCE - Atom Intro 1:05
13. BAD SECTOR - Stasi 2:01
14. AAL - Fosfeni 0:38
15. BESTIA CENTAURI - The Night Land 8:57
16. TRUE COLOUR OF BLOOD - Scene 34 1:04
17. AMON - Stonevoice 4:00
18. ORNAMENT - From Concealed Gardens 1:37
19. SUBINTERIOR - Metropolis 4:32
20. BAD SECTOR - Stasi 0:29
21. SUBTERRANEAN SOURCE - Atom 3:32
22. SUBINTERIOR - Crisalide 1:03
23. AAL - All that Fall 5:59
Well, it has taken so long to bring you "No Abiding Places",
but here we are at last! Including mostly exclusive tracks by aal, Amon, Bad Sector, Bestia Centauri, Canaan, Etere-o, Moan, Non Ethos, Ornament, Subinterior, Subterranean Source and True Colour Of Blood, this is probably going to be one of the most interesting Dark Ambient / Experimental compilation of 2006.
All participants were asked to provide a finished track and an unfinished sketch to be used as a "bridge" between one track and the other.
Andrea Marutti (Amon) took care about compiling and mixing the music to create a long uninterrupted journey through dark territories and uncomfortable landscapes.
It took quite a lot of time to find the perfect combinations between the music created by twelve different artists, so the release date of the compilation was delayed until results were fully satisfing.
Most of the musicians/bands involved in the compilation had one or more releases on Afe during the years, but we're also glad to present exclusive unreleased contributions by our best friends Canaan, Etere-o and Subterranean Source.
Canaan, Bad Sector, Bestia Centauri and Amon are probably the most well-known musicians featured on the compilation and they are widely appreciated for their skills at creating original atmospheres.
aal, Etere-o, Ornament and Subinterior are some of the best kept secrets of the italian underground experimental scene, and we truly hope that their music will get more and more exposure in the future.
Moan and True Colour of
Blood are two of the most affectionate Afe foreign artists and they both showcase a unique style at creating Dark Ambient music using software-based synthesis (Moan) and guitar + effects (TCOB).
Subterranean Source debut album was released by Relapse in the USA some time ago; Non Ethos is probably best known for being one half of the norwegian duo Northaunt.
As mentioned before, all tracks on "No Abiding Places" are unreleased, with the exception of Ornament's "From Concealed Gardens", Subinterior's "Metropolis" and aal's "All That Fall", which were included because they perfectly fit to the spirit of this project, and they help to make this journey into the dark side of music even more pleasant.
"The dark ambient and experimental electronic maestros have excelled themselves with their contributions making "No Abiding Places" a recording that can only be called one thing… magnificent."
Aural Pressure [more]
"Switch off the lights, lie back and fear the night, with Bad Sector, Aal, Non Ethos, Moan, True Colour Of Blood, Bestia Centauri, Ornament and more."
Vital Weekly [more]
"Una raccolta molto omogenea dove l'atmosfera plumbea è un po' un must come il tappeto di doppia cassa nei pezzi degli Slayer..."
"Far from being the usual sample, this collection has a HUGE work behind, both in terms of selection and mastering...
This could serve both as a deepening of the Afe roster, and an introduction to dark ambient..."
Chain D.L.K. [more]