Ascend / Ample.Fire.Within
Album: Ample.Fire.Within   Collection:General
Artist:Ascend   Added:Jun 2008
Label:Southern Lord Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-11-30 Pull Date: 2009-02-01 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jan 25 Jan 18 Jan 11 Jan 4 Dec 28 Dec 14 Dec 7
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 4 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 13, 2009: orangeasm
4. Jan 21, 2009: Hand Wash in Coleslaw
Dark Matter
2. Mar 12, 2009: Songs of the Whale
The Obelisk Of Kolob
5. Jan 16, 2009: Orangeasm
3. Feb 04, 2009: Brownian Motion Sub
6. Jan 07, 2009: Live from Orangeasm its Wednesday Night

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-11-19
Soundscapes of drone, doom and improv (?), jazz and prog. Plus a bunch of other random sounds. This is mostly the duo of Greg Anderson (Sunn o))), Goatsnake) & Gentry Densley (Iceburn). The results are mixed but generally interesting stuff here.

(((1))) Bubbling, slow doomish drone with feedbacking guitar and what sounds like oboe & some deep toned horns
(((2))) Jazzy with heavy, slow rumbling and kinda weird. Like the Thrones at their weirdest mixed with Mahavishnu Orchestra.
((((3)))) Airy, minimal guitars, slow tempo, obsessive vocals (like a straight forward Atilla Csair of Mayhem). Kinda strange but worthwhile.
((((4)))) Droning bagpipes or violin? Tribal percussion, then a super thick Sleep-like tone that just had to be lifted from the resin laden strings of Matt Pike. More woozy vocals & more fuzz n’ drone.
((((5)))) Slowly strummed & reverberating guitars, more obsessive vocals. Starts slow but builds into a more “normal” doomish metal thing. The chords are more reverbations/resonations than drones as they more often than not, play one after the other instead of let it ahem, “drone on”.

Track Listing
1. The Obelisk Of Kolob   3. Divine
2. Ample Fire Within   4. V.O.G.
  5. Dark Matter