Oranur III – “The Third And Final Report” Vital Weekly Review

SCHLOSS TEGAL “ORANUR III” – THE THIRD AND FINAL REPORTĀ  CD (Cold Spring)
Present album probably has been inspired by the title of Industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle and their ambient-noise-milestone “D.o.A : The third and final report of Throbbing Gristle” and the expression is a similar nauseating and very interesting experience. The artist name Schloss Tegal is taken from a hospital in a castle near Berlin, that served as a psychiatric clinic treating soldiers with art and music therapy. Behind the project you find the two american sound artists Richard Schneider and Mark Burch who began their explorations back in the late eighties. Present album is a re-issue from the original release that came out in 1995. “Oranur III – The third and final report” has widely been considered as one of the first albums to be labelled “dark ambient”. It is a conceptual album that takes its starting point in the work of the Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich and his encounters with UFOs. If you ask the artists due to the expressions of this album UFO’s are certainly not friendly. Expressively the album oozes of sinister atmospheres and frightening soundscapes built on rumbling noises and horrific voice samples coming and out through the soundscapes. The album has so much intensity that the listener will get sucked into this sinister world of aliens from outer space. Excellent.

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