R|A|A|N (Stig Berg) is a drone ambient project from SAN JOSE, California (USA). R|A|A|N delivers dark-ambient in it’s classic pure-form, at times, conjuring the spirit of Heresy-era Lustmord or vintage Raison D’Etre. Heavy ritualistic drones, sporadic rhythmic accents, and deep subsonics that will vibrate your very core. An ideal blend of thick warm analog and sharp digital sound that bridges the gap between old and new technology. Thematically, The Nacrasti explores an ancient desert culture that was advanced beyond its time and yet long forgotten by history. Your dark evolving journey into this lost «Nacrastan» landscape is streaked with the warm hue of sun-bleached rock, sand, gold, and fire. A serenely brooding work with a myriad of nocturnal sub-textures. At times a subtle, almost alien combination of sounds. Proof-positive that dark-drones can intone an element of beauty and power. «The Nacrasti» is a very promising debut from an equally promising new talent. An album that will leave us excited for what comes next and a critical new addition to every dark-ambient collection.
Members: Stig & Karen
Web Site: http://www. myspace. com/r_a_a_n
Influence: twilight, peter greenaway, absinthe + smarigdite green, the light fantastic, ashes and snow, eyvind earle, drones, this mortal coil - fyt, dead can dance - frontier, richard kern, the experiment, maeror tri, vestlandet, october, sleeps with the fishes, costumes, data, coil - gold is the metal, buildings, maya deren, seefeel, l’avventura, spk - zamia lehmanni, popol vuh, cindy talk - camouflage heart, naked lunch, a. r. kane - lollita, zoviet france, swans - children of god, glitter & mesh, suicide, holy mountain, gardens, ’indo’, california, junk, maps, brian eno, india, sumer, cocteau twins - when mama was moth, the scarlet empress, israel, masks, sonic youth - sister, burning man, fire, biosphere, mysteries, rosens fole, edward tufte, dance, curtis roads, string instruments, brothers quay, the inauguration of the pleasure dome.
Releases: r | a | a | n - nacrasti. malignant records
Labels: Malignant Records, AMF Records, Mystery Sea
You can get debut album for free here: http://deankorrlmusic. blogspot. com/2009/11/raan-nacrasti-2001. html.