#46 - Hibernation

by The Owl

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Hornstrandir 09:23
Isolation Letting go of everything you know is the first step to finding everything you need to know.
Oymyakon 07:14
Suspension Of disbelief. Of belief. Of anything. Onwards.
Longyearbyen 05:20
Disorientation. You can't always predict. Surely this is an interesting part of being alive?
Disintegration Clarity will come. Trust me. You can always find harmony even if it appears that everything has fallen apart.
Kerguelen 09:39
Desolation Submerged in hypnosis But sometimes you need a nudge or a rude awakening to really see everything and to know how to proceed to find the right path. Home.
Iqaluit 05:59
Emergence The weight of the dark Will be lifted If you let it be.


*My second Bandcamp New & Notable - April 4th 2021* - Crazy feeling!

An auditory tale of isolated life, surrounded by Winter darkness, biting cold, daily difficulties, the battle that the body and moreso the mind must survive, as well as the catharsis of the other side.

Each song is named after incredibly remote towns and cities (in Iceland, Russia, Norway, Greenland, Antarctic and Canada) that have extreme low temperatures (Oymyakon has reports of -90!), and is about just how much the human spirit can endure.

Of course, the topic of hibernation and isolation applies to people in less severe climates, and all year round as well, as the battle in the mind can take you to some severely cold places, especially thinking of what the world is enduring at the moment.

There is always a hope to push through to the other side of the struggle.

'Hornstrandir': www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV-HQsvcQa8
'Kerguelen': www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bke7x_0zzoY
'Iqaluit': www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl5sQVZhLNM
Full album: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO73sZW0CiU


released March 27, 2021

- Made between December 10th 2020 and January 15th 2021.
- Bass, piano, vocals, drums by The Owl.
- Photo taken by The Owl in Keflavíkurflugvöllur, Iceland.
- Most of the music was worked on after midnight for optimum isolated feeling.
- Bass and piano originally recorded at Eiger Studios, England and Klub Futra, Czech.

Headphones and darkness (and wav/flac if downloading) are most definitely advised for this sometimes cold, dark ambient noise drone journey with a few twists, especially for 'Itto', which literally reaches disintegration point at times (to represent the bleakest times), before clarifying itself and leading you into a different journey for the remaining part of the album, with its stronger and brighter closing two songs.

When there feels like no relent of the overwhelming sadness...
When it feels like everything is disintegrating....
When the internal noise is at its highest...
You can always find the final joule of fortitude.

Every year gets harder as it gets easier.
This is the soundtrack of my mind in these times.

For more ambient / dark ambient sounds, check out the following of my releases: 44, 28, 27, 29, 17, 9, 8, 7. Thank you to everyone who stops by my page. It's really appreciated.


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The Owl Leeds, UK

- Sound experiments since 1994. As THE OWL since Autumn 2018. Headphones advised.

- Worked with the following lovely labels: Trepanation, Korobushka, Nailed Nazarene, Basement Corner, Vacuum Noise, Sputo, ExtraNation, Kalamine, Pichula, plus of course Owlripper.

- Looking for compilations of any style. Please message me of any happening. Thank you.
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