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Through the Gate to Nowhere

by Numina

Limited Edition of 200, Hand-Numbered, Factory-Pressed CD
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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1. Promontory
7:37 $1.49
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2. Down to the Valley of the Water
9:57 $1.49
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3. Arcfrost
12:45 $1.49
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4. Furrowed Transitions
8:25 $1.49
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5. Reflexion Canyon
12:03 $1.49
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6. Amidst the Mist
13:49 $1.49
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7. In Our Absence
9:05 $1.49
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Through the Gate to Nowhere" is the culmination of material recorded over a two year timeframe at my studio in Colorado. The sound design and recording of this album was a repeated process of coming into the soundworld of the music and then leaving it to sit for awhile, sometimes months apart. The result is a collection of music that was built upon a wide range of experiences and introspective moments recorded over the course of an unusually long span of time. Ultimately, "Through the Gate to Nowhere" is a sonic journey influenced by many events and emotion. Near the end of the project I felt the music lent itself to the mysteries of nature. I have long been inspired by the lush green landscape of Europe and England and as I was nearing the final days of recording the album I had the fortune to be presented with photographs from the Wasdale Lake District, an area located in Cumbria England, for use as the artwork. These images were the inspiration for the final touches on the recording, the track titles, and are the perfect visual for the artwork of the CD package.

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Richard Gurtler

Hanging on the utterly immersing edges of ambient and dark ambient soundcarving!
Jesse Sola, the solitary figure behind Numina, based in Denver, Colorado, has released his latest album "Through The Gate To Nowhere" via Relaxed Machinery at March 20th, 2015. Actually, this happened only 9 days after his another release, a collaborative album "Broken Stars Through Brilliant Clouds" with Zero Ohms on Spotted Peccary label. I still keep in mind Numina's previous outstanding solo work "The Deception Of Reality" on Hypnos, released back in 2012, so let's unlock the gates... Out in limited edition of 200 hand-numbered copies and featuring some stunning photographs by Peter James, taken in the Wasdale, a valley of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. By the way, Peter James is responsible also for the mastering job, while the artwork layout is created by Steve Brand.

"Promontory" clocks over 7 and half minute mark and unfolds the journey with tenebrous array of meandering, drifting, traversing and piercing washes and drones, authentically displaying the album's cover images. The next piece, "Down To The Valley Of The Water", keeps on perplexing path, where dissonant layers continuously return, rumble, perforate and climax. Towards the end, the trail heads though more relieving terrains and "Arcfrost" almost imperceptibly invades. Nearly 13-minute long journey calms down a bit, although always hanging in the fascinating earth's fissure separating ambient and dark ambient soundworlds. Absolutely breathtaking sceneries reveal and immerse devoted listener into magnificently flavored realms, where tranquilly gliding expansive zones meticulously collide with intensely discordant mindscaping subtleties. Wow, a true epic, tour de force by Numina!!! Bravo, Jesse!!! "Furrowed Transitions" delve deeper into unfathomable depths, although massively surging dronescapes, guarded by ghostly choirs, are softened by mesmerizingly circling penetrating grooves. Sharper ominous rumbles announce "Reflexion Canyon" and hold it in majestically sculpted sceneries, intricately dark and spacious. The longest track, "Amidst The Mist" reaching almost 14 minutes, smoothly shifts into warmly expansive and thrillingly immense aerial vistas, gorgeously gliding, sweeping and elevating. This gate certainly leads to pure atmospheric Eden, graciously infinite!!! "In Our Absence" perfectly merges darker, yet delightfully enigmatic timbres with flickeringly helixing euphoric patterns. Spellbindingly tiding piece and a very nice conclusion to this strikingly adventurous and stunningly entrancing exploration!!!

"Through The Gate To Nowhere" is another very strong album by Numina, exquisitely distinctive, offering to each journeyer a truly rewarding listening experience hanging on the utterly immersing edges of ambient and dark ambient soundcarving. The gates are opened and a 74-minute journey awaits, join now!!! And don't forget, there are hidden many other sonic jewels among Numina's extensive discography featuring around 30 solo and collaborative albums released during a 15-year recording career.

Richard Gürtler (Jun 14, 2015, Bratislava, Slovakia)
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