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The Hermit Seeks the Stillness

by Dirty Knobs

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L.Tech Music for air. Music for states of being. Music for rooms, spaces and environments, whether visible or invisible. Music for the real and the unreal. Music for the mind ... both conscious and unconscious. This is a fantastic project and highly recommended. Favorite track: The Pier Mourns the Wreck.
Evgeny Korelin
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Evgeny Korelin ...it is music of the subconscious. Favorite track: He Darkles He Tincs.
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Forestpunk 12 hours of music, for $1 or more? This is a total no brainer. Dirty Knobs are some of the finest purveyors of noisy dark ambiance operating currently. Bought a hard drive, special, to have room for the lossless. Favorite track: The Hermit.
Roger Carvey
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Roger Carvey Impressively massive; slow, intriguing, dramatic mysteries leave you wanting the next… Zac crafts wildly unique atmospheres describing moments/spaces we chose to ignore, but must rediscover; not background music, this is world-building/defining. “Outstretch” is achingly, beautifully tragic, “Tumblenaut” a falling travelogue of out-of-focus rhythmic waves & glorious cloud-chord constructs, “Stillness” defines a grime-static seriousness of modern space vs. the supple-chord beauty of calm nature. Favorite track: Undying Tumblenaut.
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Purple Crow When I first purchased this album I was so excited to support an artist who would put such a series of masterpieces together in such number and such length. The cover art suits this series perfectly - it's like a 12 hour walk with many stops along the way through unknown natural terrain, to study and really get a feel for each new setting. Something perhaps only a true hermit would ever do. Perhaps this delightfully mysterious ambient joy will inspire someone to do just that. :>
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Dotflac The two complementary ends of ambient and dark ambient keep oscillating around their center of gravity made of drone, in this 12-hours release.

Sometimes horrific (The Pier Mourns The Wreck, The Empty Hub) and sometimes appeasing (The Glory And The Gegenschein, The Stillness), this album alternates and alters the feelings to eventually free ourselves from them, and ultimately free ourselves from us.

A great auditive experience thanks to mesmerizing drones, moving us beyond reality. Favorite track: The Stillness.
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The Hermit 01:00:00
The Empty Hub 01:00:00
Men Found in Circles (free) 01:00:00
The Stillness 01:00:00


"What I miss most is somewhere between quiet and solitude. What I miss most is stillness...I'd stretch out in the water, float on my back, and look at the stars." - The North Pond Hermit

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