Published on Sunday, 14 August 2016 19:54
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Musician at: Atrium Carceri, Sabled Sun, Cryo Chamber (label owner)
1. Vangelis - Bladerunner OST
"This album, as it turns out, is an inspiration for a lot of Dark Ambient artists, myself included. Maybe because it just reminds us of the movie, maybe because the fusion of styles ignites a sense of experimentation."
2. Tipper - Surrounded
"This album got me really deep into the technical side of music production, the album was recorded in 5.1 surround but even listening to it in stereo it's nothing short of amazing. Crystal clear production and reverbs despite using too many layers to count."
3. Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Black Earth
"Dark jazz, who doesn't love Bohren?"
4. Damon Albarn & Michael Nyman - Ravenous OST
"This soundtrack is incredibly unique, the brooding undertones of instruments out of tune combines an amazing atmosphere. Also the weirdest stuff Albarn has ever composed."
5. Thomas Dvorak - Machinarium OST
"This album is a technical feat in how it blends the digital, the analogue and the acoustic. It keeps coming back into rotation every few months here in the studio."
Musician at: The Insight
1. Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
2. Editors - In This Light And On This Evening
3. Pj Harvey - Let England Shake
4. Interpol - El Pintor
5. Kauf - As Much Again
"It'so hard to choose only five top album, so here are my current top 5 album. These are the most played at this moment between two recording sessions."
Musician at: Todtgelichter
1. Genesis - Genesis
2. Dead Can Dance - Anastasis
3. Enslaved - Isa
4. Björk - Björk
5. Abigor - Fractal Possession
"An eternal playlist – well, I only tend to think in complete discographies so narrowing this down is bordering on torture for me. So read those as “everything from band XY” but the albums written above might be the ones I would pick if held at gunpoint by each band/artist."
1. Aosoth - IV- An Arrow In Heart
2. Cult Of Fire - मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान
3. Schammasch - Triangle
4. Fallujah - Dreamless
5. Khonsu - Traveller EP
"Seems I'm stuck in a “fuck everything, hail Satan” phase right now. Which can change tomorrow into stuff like Animals As Leaders or Periphery. Or anything else, metal or non-metal. Apart from that, I'm a huge fanboy of Fallujah and Khonsu who will release an album again this year, stoked for it!"
Musician at: Reactive Black
1. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
2. Danzig - 6:66 Satan´s Child
3. Hypocrisy - Abducted
4. Ramones - Rocket To Russia
5. Motörhead - No Sleep ´til Hammersmith
5. Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
"It´s hard to name just 5 top albums, my personal list would be endless. So, my choice wasn´t easy. All in all I like it slow, deep, hard, atmospheric and straightforward, played by charismatic people. Charisma, by the way, is something I miss most at todays musicians... political INcorrectness as well!"
Musician at: Astari Nite
1. The Cure - Disintegration
2. New Order - Substance
3. Depeche Mode - Violator
4. Placebo - Without You I’m Nothing
5. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
"I find these albums to have been the most influential to me. A soundtrack that will resonate in my mind for the years to come if you will. These songs bring me to every season that the world has to offer."
Musician at: Remain In Light
1. The Chameleons - Script Of The Bridge
2. Pink Floyd - The Wall
3. Fields Of The Nephilim - The Nephilim
4. The Sisters Of Mercy - First And Last And Always
5. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Tinderbox
"Great albums that shaped many bands sound since their release, including Remain In Light's."
Musician at: Lithos Sarcophagos, Madness Of The Night
1. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
2. Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium
3. The Mission - Carved In Sand
4. Devil Doll - Dies Irae
5. Morte Macabre - Symphonic Holocaust
"This is a list of five important albums that have made a great impact on me and influence on my creativity within music. They are in order like a timeline as I found them and all of them really open up something inside of me, a new dimension of inspiration."
Musician at: Dawn Of Oblivion, ex-Tenebre, ex-After Midnight
1. Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
"Perfection in so many ways. On this album I feel superior harmony in soundscapes of cold, bitter frost and dark, enchanting mysticism."
2. The Sisters Of Mercy - First And Last And Always
"A true classic with a primitive sound. Each song is a masterpiece on its own and this is the only vinyl I managed to destroy because it was played too often."
3. Placebo - Meds
"Angst, sorrow, melancholy mixed with anger and frustration. Brian Molkos nasal voice is so fragile and harmonize so well with the music. I just love this album."
4. New Model Army - No Rest For The Wicked
"New Model Army always deliver high quality, but this album is a little darker than the other ones and purely affected by the war in the Falklands at the time."
5. Tiamat - A Deeper Kind Of Slumber
"I love to dream away to far away places when I listen to this album. Tiamat convinced me how to include keyboards in metal to create hypnotizing melodies."
Musician at: Heavenwood
1. David Bowie - (All albums)
2. The Cult - Electric
3. The Sisters Of Mercy - Vision Thing
4. Death - Human
5. Metallica - And Justice For All
"Those are my main artists, musical structures and influences. Even nowadays they still sound as if I was listening to them for the very first time. My musical love at first sight."
Musician at: Hearts Of Black Science
1. The Soft Moon - Deeper
"Depressing and haunting minus the faux angst that ails a lot of the bands in this genre."
2. Carpenter Brut - Trilogy
"Super retro and super new and super compressed. Love it!"
3. Kite - VI
"Label mates Kite are just going from strength to strength. Just solid songwriting."
4. Belong - Common Era
"An "old" album now but a recent discovery for me. I wonder how much time they spend making the production sound like it had no production? Really like the washed out sound combined with great melodies."
5. Lorn - Vessel
"More haunting stuff. I'm a sucker for Lorn's sort of "broken" electronic music. Crunchy and side-chained to shit but still beautiful."
"When making the list I realized that most of the stuff I listen to now came out in 2014. That was an amazing year for music! But here are a few more recent ones that I'm really into now."