Immerse well received. Podcasts, year end lists & reviews.

Periskop Immerse review in Beat Magazine February 2016

It is now about half a year since the Periskop full-length Immerse was released on Kabalion Records. The material is originally from 2000-2008 but significant effort was put into remodeling it in 2014-2015, so that it would become a coherent whole. It is rewarding to look back on all this and see that it has been well received. Considering Immerse is basically long depressing tracks with low to no tempo and arguably only abstract sounds and noises, this has been a pleasant surprise.

From my vantage point, the reception has been manifested by various positive conversations and online exchanges. It has also been evident in more formal ways, as Immerse has been featured in numerous reviews, year end lists and podcasts.

With this post I would like to say thank you for the support to whoever has appreciated, bought or proliferated the release.

Immerse in podcasts
Shaded Explorer – Monument 75 | Arnaud Le Texier – Children Of Tomorrow 13 | BLNDR – Smoke Machine UN43 | Retina.it – Electronique 261 | Luigi Tozzi – D-Node 272 | Concept Of Thrill – The Other Cast 004 | F-On – Trauma 08 | Vâyu – Lett 08 | Noctum – Lett 11 | Radio Vibration – Kick Back 60 | ARD | Eexxppoann – Xspheric 02 | Ombossa – Eliptik 17 | Bob Rusche – X-Rated 230915 | Bob Rusche – X-Rated 231115 | Bob Rusche – X-Rated 030116 | Frans De Waard – Vital Weekly 996 | PRG/M – Bunker26 024 | Feral – Inveins 009 | Finn Of Tomland – Diametric 013

I am pleased to see Immerse both featured in ambient or industrial sets as well as atmospheric techno sets. Do you know of a podcast with Immerse material not featured above? Let me know.

Immerse on year end lists
JunoPlus | Igloo Magazine | ASC/Auxiliary | Frequencies | Bob Rusche/X-Rated | Kompaktkiste.de | dee3

Immerse reviewed
Beat Magazine | Cyclic Defrost | Vital Weekly | ATTN Magazine | Igloo Magazine | Nonpop

Great to see Vital Weekly still running, and I almost made it into the 1000th edition. Extensive and well-written reviews by Cyclic Defrost and ATTN Magazine.

More info and streaming of Immerse here.

Music video by Emil Brahe for Immerse (Component XII)

An official music video has been made for a track on the Periskop full-length Immerse, which was released on Kabalion Records in June 2015.

The music video was made by Danish video producer, musician and illustrator Emil Brahe and uploaded on YouTube in August 2015. The music video consists of more or less abstract scenes and cuts from various old black and white documentaries from the public domain with industrial, technical or oceanic themes.

Periskop Immerse music video by Emil Brahe

Each scene and cut has been carefully selected to convey the mood, ebbs and flows of the bleak drone track, which is the closing track on Immerse. The track it self is heavily textured by field recordings from harbour settings and other out door soundscapes.

Periskop Immerse music video by Emil Brahe

The source material was only available in a slightly poor digital resolution. The pixelation has been more or less blurred out by Brahe, who used an old VHS-C video camcorder to record a computer screen showing the old documentaries. Of course this re-analogizing of the material is slightly ironic as the end result is re-digitized for upload to YouTube. Maybe in a not too distant future the music video format will see a material revival in some of the old analogue video formats.

Periskop Immerse music video by Emil Brahe

This 2015 Periskop music video is similar to the 2013 Periskop music video for Periskop – 1. I (with Danish National Symphony Orchestra). This was made by Danish music video production enterprise Tarfilm, who also used old archive videos but with a smaller degree of abstraction and strong emphasis on submarine themes.

Watch and read about the Tarfilm music video for Periskop here.

Periskop Immerse music video by Emil Brahe

Emil Brahe & Danny Kreutzfeldt Periskop SOL collaborations Aarhus

This 2015 music video for Periskop by Emil Brahe is one in an amount of collaborations between Emil Brahe (pictured left above) and I during the last couple of years:

Periskop Immerse music video by Emil Brahe

Periskop Immerse music video by Emil Brahe

If you haven’t already – watch Emil Brahe’s Periskop – Immerse (Component XII) music video here or listen to the rest of Immerse here.

Immerse out now

Periskop immerse front submarine

Immerse is the new Periskop full-length out now as 3xLP, continuous mix CD and digital. It has been released by Kabalion Records, which is an off shot of Hypnus Records and located in Sweden. The vinyl and CD versions are distributed world wide by Triple Vision.

The release contains deep pulsating dark ambient conceived and produced by the Danish electronic music producer Periskop between 2000-2008. The material for Immerse has been selected by Hypnus/Kabalion, mastered by Mattias Fridell and subsequently adapted and rearranged by Periskop to fit the various formats.

Stream Immerse and read the full info here.

Periskop Immerse triple LP

Periskop DJ mix for Awareness / The Forgotten

The Mexico City based techno music organization The Forgotten has a podcast series called Awareness for ambient and explorative music. I was invited to provide a DJ mix, which has now been made public.

The mix features some of my favourite industrial ambient and drone ambient from the late 90s and early 00s. A period of great soundscape productions, which influenced me when I made the tracks on the forthcoming Periskop album Immerse in the early/mid-00s. Some of the artists from the mix are well known today while others seem completely forgotten. I would particularly like to recommend the French neo-noir ambient project Land.

I did the mix in Audacity while sick and with a fever. Here is the track list:

Hoedh – Heilige (Sophisme Sonores)
Deathprod – Cloudchamber
Biosphere – Forum
Biosphere – Chamber
Biosphere – Field
Land – A “Nagy Bànat” Kintornàsa
Land – Alambic De Songes
Land – A “Nagy Bànat” Kintornàsa
Troum – Ĝhutó-m
Amazing Grace – Os, Itighaho
Senking – Movies
Periskop – Immerse (Component XI)
Morgenstern – Welt
Celestiial – Into This Earth Of Shallow Intent

Edgar Paz Mazatlan harbour The Forgotten podcast periskop black and white photography

The podcast artwork is by Edgar Paz. Original photo taken at Mazatlan Habour in Mexico, Summer 2013.