Deaf Center / Owl Splinters
Album: Owl Splinters   Collection:General
Artist:Deaf Center   Added:Feb 2011
Label:Type Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-03-06 Pull Date: 2011-05-08 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: May 1 Apr 24 Apr 17 Apr 10 Apr 3 Mar 20 Mar 13
Airplays: 4 3 3 3 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 26, 2014: minimum entropy
The Day I Would Neer Have
4. Oct 04, 2012: minimum entropy ii
The Day I Would Neer Have
2. Jun 04, 2014: Minimum Entropy - In Memoriam Mister
The Day I Would Neer Have
5. May 08, 2012: Clubbing Zeal
Hunted Twice
3. Mar 12, 2014: minimum entropy
The Day I Would Neer Have
6. Jul 06, 2011: consummate classical
Animal Sacrifice, The Day I Would Neer Have

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2011-02-27
Ambient experimental beauty. Another stellar outing from Type Records, which is run by Mr. John (Xela) Twells. Deaf Center is a Norwegian duo composed of Erik Skodvin (Svarte Greiner, a killer minimal dronester) and Otto Totland (of Nest, ambient folkish). Bladerunnercore. This is the soundtrack to that dream of yours where you are trapped in the woods with Windom Earle and a bunch of sharp, rusted torture instruments. For fans of Boomkat, Rene Hell, Black to Comm, Leyland Kirby, Owl City. No FCCs.

1. Strings reverberate to a nightmarish Technicolor canvas with choral backing vocals. (4:23)
2. Soothing, slightly eerie piano piece. (2:10)
*3. Deep, sustained piano keys and light sampling; strings build the droning chord, piano comes in with the dream-like, melodic, horror score. (6:18)
*4. Dark, long, droney, fuzzy, ringy, lovely. Some piano comes in late. (10:42)
5. Bowed, echoey cello and string exercise in tension; atonal, harsh animal sacrifice to the gods. (4:34)
6. Almost contemporary classical piano, pretty. Qara Köz will love this. (2:32)
*7. Bendy, seeping, lush guitar dreaminess and rich catharsis. (7:55)
*8. Grainy strings and low end hum with little plucked violin refrain and dreamy piano. (4:46)

Track Listing
1. Divided   5. Animal Sacrifice
2. Time Spent   6. Fiction Dawn
3. New Beginning (Tidal Darkness)   7. Close Forever Watching
4. The Day I Would Neer Have   8. Hunted Twice