I especially enjoy the interviews. A good subject for one would be Erdstall, given nobody has clue what happened to him or whether or not he will release new music.
It's the Abandoned Places guy (Loremaster, Mystic Towers, Zweilicht, Siliniez). He stopped doing AP, but considering he made a new Mystic Towers release after he ended AP, maybe he'll do more for Erdstall. I have a feeling he won't, but I hope I'm wrong.
And I thought I was crazy for feeling like the art of Erdstall and Mystic Towers had similar layout choices. Is that guy on the FB page? (or here?)
I do not know if anyone here isn't on the FB thread but just in case, this is the last DSD for the year with my Best of 2016 coming out next week. witht he close of the year, I believe I have atleast sampled every DS release tagged on Bandcamp for 2016. You all are weird and wonderful.
Post by kaptaincarbon on Jan 5, 2017 12:29:32 GMT -5
Boss the Ross and I did a shared Top 10 on each site for a Favorite Dungeon Synth of 2016. there were some overlap covering around 15 albums plus a dozen or so mentions. Thanks to everyone on this list who frequents here. Your music is pretty cool.
Rævjäger/Рабор, Erang, Foglord, Old Tower, Scary forest Tales, Dantefever, Boschi Scuri, Fortress of Mystery, and Trogool! Plus I try to hone my three category arrangement for all dungeon synth in either Castle/Crypt/Cottage distinctions.
Great digest as usual. Did I miss the honing of the Castle/Crypt/Cottage thing? It's a great idea for differentiation for this genre, and gets at some of the narrative details of the music, too.
Hahah, its something that I have been working on for the Reddit Primer which initially started out with three types of sounds I noticed in newer music. Also when people were looking for dungeon synth they usually made mention I want things that sound like a crypt and not tavern music. I think the Cottager section is the largest section as it is somewhat in between. Thus far there are these three descriptions
THE CRYPT: Dark and atmospheric. The sound of footfalls on stone floors with the stale air of death cutting through the inky blackness of winding passageways.
THE CASTLE: Light and Orchestral. The sound of court being held or the quiet contemplation by manicured gardens. Ethereal and regal in tone as well as thought. Stately and wise.
THE COTTAGE: Hazy & Magical. The sound of the frontier between the civilized and the unknown. It is everything between the Castle and the Crypt, between life and death itself.
I want to develop this more mainly for recommendations and introductions for new people, perhaps start them at the Cottage (also looking for another C word like Cabin or something) and then send them to the Castle or Crypt depending on their interest.
Faery Ring, Chaucerian Myth, Forest Wanderer, Det Svarta Landet, Utred, Vaelastrasz plus some really wild stuff including a demo from the dungeon noise sub sub genre. I feel that it is the home team, just a really horrid looking hometea,
archivist: "HYMNS FOR A BLACKENED FOREST" Split EP by Lolth & Bloodfeather set to release October 31st, 2022 (Atmospheric Black Metal) "FIRST REVELATION" EP by Codices Vitae set to release November 19th, 2022 (my DS project)
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