You can live inside or outside a box. But, meanwhile, everything is happening...
This album was created from an inner and personal perspective, regarding our daily actions and the events that take place around us. While everything is happening, we wake up in the morning, have a cup of coffee, listen to some music, or simply stay in silence. This helps us understand that we are a small part of an universal whole; that nothing ever stops and everything happens for a reason, and with no explanation whatsoever.
This also poses two questions: "Where are we?" and "What do we do to make life better?". The album has a quote: "You can live inside or outside a box. But, meanwhile, everything is happening...". This phrase does not mean that we are in a special place, because that is not important. What's relevant is to be aware of our existence and to not forget that every moment is brief and ephemeral.
The titles of the songs are tributes and were specially chosen because the original songs are classics and emblematic. We think that the original artists tried to change the world and make it a better place to live in. In some way, the songs were revolutionary: They speak of love, bravery, freedom and social rights.
John Lennon, George Harrison, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd or David Bowie. They are some of the artists who created the songs from where we got the inspiration for our tracks. We consider these artists to be commited to their music and their art, but we also believe that they shared a message of change and hope.
And meanwhile, while we try to change the world, everything is happening...
based on the 12-cycle poem Innermost Outlandish Ego by frank ruf
arnd klotz - reaktor synthesis
thomas häring - electric battery
frank ruf - lyrics & voice
daniel domig - second voice on Egos 3, 7, 11
aidan hunter - second voice on Ego 5
all tracks arranged from live session recordings 2018/19
guest voices (in order of appearance):
Rudolph Giuliani, Richard Nixon, Donald Trump,
George W Bush, (Albert Schweitzer), Andrzej Duda,
Vladimir Putin, John Bolton, Mateusz Morawiecki,
Xi Jinping, Jair Bolsonaro, Theresa May,
Kim Jong Un, (an unknown preacher),
Mohandas K. Gandhi, Bhimrao Ambedkar
First studio album by this isolated creation from eastern Serbia landscape. Hypnotic dark ambient sounds strongly
inspired by mysterious Old Mountain. The band Nothingness comes from the darkest abyss of the mind. The Misty Mountain
album is dedicated to Stara Planina (Old Mountain). Hypnotic atmosphere makes an all together telepathic creation
of thoughts and emotions. A dark and abandoned soundscape, which would draw many dark ambient fan into is grisp.
Focusing the worlds beyond the veil, either deep in history, or a matter of footsteps away, hidden in a dark realm.
Essentially written as part of a musical series called Music For Electronic Minds, each track in this album attempted to carry along intently a specific mood. Water-based music, forest-based music, macro-life music, like Boards of Canada’s resonance – simple ideas that took all those far out, less inviting, explorations into far more personal and focused pieces. Although Unumpentium was meant for the New Age market, it ventures far outside the genre.
Drum machines, saxophones, electric pads, and all sorts of assorted mallet percussion find ways to make their presence felt in what really is supposed to be a set of percolating “floating” synthesizer music. Not entirely perfect – but what is? – it does have so much to offer as another important piece in this whole structure of electronic noise with ambient music we’re uncovering (with our Western ears) piecemeal.