For me, it was June 10, 1998, when I got Mortiis's Født til å Herske cd at a local store after reading an interview with him in an issue of The Grimoire of Exhalted Deeds fanzine. It sounded interesting so I got the cd without hearing one note of it beforehand.
^Yeah, as I think I said on another thread on here, there's an interview out there with the guy who owned the Cold Meat Industry label, and when asked back then what he'd describe most of the music on his label as he said "dark electronics, I guess" (same that Mortiis said on the back of his first cd [or insert, I can't recall which] as well).
Post by crystallogic13 on Dec 6, 2021 4:44:15 GMT -5
Regarding the scene and the genre name "Dungeon Synth", I found out about them in 2016, while I was in my annual search of Summoning worship/inspired stuff... somewhere along there Dungeon Synth and Depressive Silence came up and I was having a blast and being in awe.. But I like to think that I was already subconsiously into it forever since Basil Poledouris,early electronic,(C)RPGS,Dead Can Dance,ambient BM (Burzum etc),epic M & BM and everything in between and around 'em were always my domains of comfort...
Seriously, Dungeon Synth may be the greatest rabbit hole in music I've ever got into and I've got into more than a couple
Post by ETRI'RITH'RILLIA on Dec 8, 2021 23:30:59 GMT -5
I'm fairly new to this whole thing, discovered DS by complete accident on discogs last summer.
I was looking for spoken word records about Celtic stories to use on another project and a tape came up and I just happened to click on it. I wish I could remember the name of it now, but the genre tag was "dungeon synth" and I went down the rabbit hole. Secret Stairways was the first one that really hooked me. Particularly that really busy album cover
I also can't describe how much fun and cathartic/helpful it is to make this kind of music. This genre feels like an old friend. And there is SO MUCH out there to discover.
I was introduced to Dungeon Synth two years ago by a friend. We meet often to listen to his record and tape collection (a large part of it black metal) and one evening we listened to the Paysage D'Hiver discography. I got hooked on "Die Festung" and wanted more of it. Fittingly, that was also the time when I started to get involved with synthesizers and music production.
My introduction to black metal was Bergtatt by Ulver more than 15 years ago. Then came Burzum, Mayhem etc... Meanwhile I was listening to ambient, dark ambient until I discovered only recently that the "black metal ambient intro" was a genre in and on itself, and a lot of music that I was already listening to was actually dungeon synth. I'd already started incorporating orchestral elements in my music, but the dungeon synth rabbit hole I fell into was the final push, and now I'm madly in love with it.
crystallogic13: nahadoth , or anyone that knows, are the "monthly" Dungeon Synth releases you do on Facebook reposted anywhere else ? (reddit, could be here, anywhere?) .. (have missed a "window" of DS releases 15-20/3 and want to catch up-bandcamp stops about a month:(
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