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Red Fog “Buried On Vanth”

REVERSE ALIGNMENT (Sw.) Label’s description :
Since it’s first release Milk of Amnesia in 2010, canadian Red Fog has entered the stage as a high quality drone act combining experimental and minimalistic elements with swarming soundscapes, always taking good care of the details to make listening a pleasureable experience. Red Fog has already released eight opuses but Buried on Vanth is the first release that actually takes physical form and it’s a bit of a mystery to us why Red Fog hasn’t been released as CD or vinyl yet. Previous releases has solely been devoted to the digital format but maybe it’s intentional, ’cause who’s actually behind Red Fog?. The artwork is clean from traces…still…Buried on Vanth is a splendid work of art.

VITAL WEEKLY #1021 (N.L.) Webzine & podcast, December 2016 :
Red Fog from Canada has four tracks on their release, in the range of twelve to fifteen minutes on the CD. Following eight online releases, ‘Buried On Vanth’ is their first CD; at least if it’s ‘their’ and not ‘him or ‘her’. There is absolutely nothing on the cover to go by in terms of names, instruments, studio or producers. That leads to the usual assuming and guessing on the side of the reviewer. No problem. I would think there is quite some acoustic objects and field recordings being used to create this music, but all of these sounds are heavily treated with all sorts of sound devices (effects, synthesizers, maybe even granular synthesis) rather than electronic sounds, and which then turns into this deep, atmospheric pieces of music. The use of objects and field recordings give the music a more bumpy sound, going up and down, rather than having drones that are made with pressing down a few keys on an organ. The cover shows a few rays of light, but that’s hardly about the music I think; the main colour is ‘black’ here, pitch black as the night, or the cosmos, but somehow this music sounds very earth-like; it’s less the sound of a spaceship and more that of being locked in a cave with rain pouring hard outside, making a droning buzz. Highly recommended for a pleasant night outside in the cold forest; unless some of these sounds scary you. Then it’s best to stay inside.
(Frans de Waard)