Metronomicon Ambient

Dark ambient album from Inade:

"Samadhi is a state of consciousness that lies beyond waking, dreaming, or deep sleep. It's a slowing down of our mental activity through single-pointed concentration. In deepest samadhi, absorption is so complete that all sense of 'self' disappears, and subject and object are completely absorbed into each other."

00:00 Ghost Sector
05:42 Samadhi State Part One
09:40 Samadhi State Part Two
16:11 Legion of God
25:10 Uninhabited Red
31:34 Cages
36:44 Samadhi State Part Three
49:33 Samadhi State Part Four


Dark landscape ambient album from Northumbria:

"The journey was long and hard, you lost good men sailing across the never ending sea, but now you stand on foreign land. The father of gods watches over you as his ravens circle the funeral pyre to bring his warriors home.
The rocks here emanate a low hum, the silent wind carries the scent of honey and at nightly camp bestial cries echo between the mountains. Your men speak in hushed voices as the dark creeps close, they mutter about this being the territory of new gods. This dreamy land is getting to your people, some men wake screaming in the blackest hour from visions delivered by the dark below. But for you this expedition is one of enlightenment, the fresh rivers fill your mouth with the light of Yggdrasil, forests carry whispers from the mead halls beyond and as such have you convinced that this is the pathway between the worlds of gods and men."

Vinland ("land of grapes") was the name given by Leif Eriksson to one of the lands first witnessed by Bjarni Herjolfsson and visited by Viking expeditions.
The place is now believed to be Newfoundland and the lands surrounding the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The Saga of Erik the Red and the Saga of the Greenlanders are the two main literary sources of information for the Norse exploration of North America. They relate the colonization of Greenland by Erik the Red and his followers, and describe several expeditions further west led by Erik's children and Þorfinnr "Karlsefni" Þórðarson.
The saga is preserved in the Flateyjarbók manuscript and is believed to have been first written down sometime in the 13th century regarding events between around 970 to 1030.

Archeological evidence of a small Norse compound has been unearthed at L'Anse aux Meadows, corroborating the stories.

0:00:00 Where The Water Meets The Sky
0:09:36 New Lands, New Gods
0:15:07 Still Valley I
0:23:23 Frozen Lake
0:28:43 The Nixe
0:38:03 The Wìndjigò
0:43:27 Overwintering
0:55:11 Borderlands
1:00:19 Vinland
1:12:51 Still Valley II


Dark ambient album from Alphaxone, Coph'antae Tyr, Council of Nine and Foundation Hope:

"For most of those which were great once are small today; And those that used to be small were great in my own time. Knowing therefore, that human prosperity never abides long in the same place, I shall pay attention to both alike."
Herodotus - The Persian Wars

00:00 Council of Nine - Chimes Of The Unfortunate
09:29 Alphaxone - Mysterious
15:39 Coph'antae Tyr - Comprehended
20:07 Alphaxone - Near To Nothing
28:12 Coph'antae Tyr - Nothing To Near
32:43 Foundation Hope - The Kind
37:17 Foundation Hope - The Beacon
41:31 Council of Nine - Blood Lit Skies

Arnold Böcklin - Die Toteninsel V (1886)

Tribal ambient from Paleowolf:

As described in the psychology of Carl Gustaf Jung, the archetype (also called "primordial image") is an innate tendency which molds and transforms the individual ego/consciousness.
It is rather a natural tendency to shape things than a collection of inherited contents such as images, ideas, concepts; it is a matrix which influences human thinking and beliefs on the ethical, moral, religious and cultural levels. In short, archetypes are inborn tendencies which shape the human behavior.
"The archetype concept derives from the often repeated observation that myths and universal literature stories contain well defined themes which appear every time and everywhere. We often meet these themes in the fantasies, dreams, delirious ideas and illusions of persons living nowadays".

00:00 Dolmen
04:38 Animus
09:30 Thundertribe
13:16 Mooncall
16:54 Feral Spirit
22:31 Nightfire
27:29 Warrior
31:48 Ancestors
36:27 Wolf-Shaman
42:59 Humani Generis

Tlingit two-headed eagle petroglyph, New Mexico

Dark ambient album from Apocryphos:

"Civilization is a curse. Your head hangs heavy in the windowpane as you gaze upon the dregs of society. It soon collapses and nature turns feral. Those desperate to cling to their hollow idols fall silent, eyes sunken. They are not there. They have abandoned us. They are against civilization..."

00:00 Heartsick
06:17 Altschmertz
13:29 A Feral Nature
20:11 Dysphagia
24:55 Cupio Dissolvi
30:13 A Feral Night
36:55 Sunken Eyed Theophanies
44:05 A Feral Kind


Dark ambient mix compiled by Dronny Darko
All tracks were published by Cryo Chamber:

00:00 Randal Collier-Ford - Grave of the Chariots
03:25 Aegri Somnia - Culture Aveugle
08:43 Apocryphos, Kammarheit, Atrium Carceri - A Lonely Strain
14:54 Enmarta - Putrefaction Chamber
19:23 Dronny Darko & protoU - Explosions
23:40 Council of Nine - Nasu
28:05 Metatron Omega - Hierosgamos
35:00 Dronny Darko - Mortal Skin
39:48 Ugasanie - Pulsation
43: 20 Sabled Sun - Inner Workings
46:00 Atrium Carceri - Heart of the Metropolis
47:50 Wordclock - The Night
51:57 Northumbria - Because I am Flawed I Forgive You


Dark ambient album from Kammarheit:

"There is... a class of fancies, of exquisite delicacy, which are not thoughts, and to which, as yet, I have found it absolutely impossible to adapt language. I use the word "fancies" at random, and merely because I must use some word; but the idea commonly attached to the term is not even remotely applicable to the shadows of shadows in question. They seem to me rather psychal than intellectual. They rise in the soul (alas, how rarely!) Only at its epochs of the most intense tranquility... and at those mere points of time when the confines of the waking world blend with those of the world of dreams. I am aware of these "fancies" only when I am upon the very brink of sleep, with the consciousness that I am so."
Edgar Allen Poe - The Poetic Principle

00:00 Hypnagoga
04:06 Spatium
08:53 The Starwheel (Clockwise)
15:22 Klockstapeln
20:59 The Starwheel (Counter-clockwise)
25:45 A Room Between Rooms
32:16 Sleep After Toyle, Port After Stormie Seas
39:12 All Quiet In The Land Of Frozen Scenes


Dark ambient album from ProtoU:

"Black gigantic buildings loom over our hubris as we reach for the unnatural with each new brick in the wall. The night reeks of dark fluid as flickering neon lights reflect on wet streets. Winds howl over a jungle of steel and shadows of automated builders creak in the distance."

00:00 Quiet Sky
07:41 Falling Home
14:41 Glass Fractals
21:42 The Edge of Architecture
26:49 Fracture
34:50 Hidden City
42:50 Phantom Tones


Dark industrial ambient album from Lustmord and King Buzzo:

Derived from the Sanskrit word "Jagannath," juggernaut means a massive inexorable force, campaign, movement, or object that crushes whatever is in its path.

00:00 Erie
04:48 Prime
16:51 Able
28:44 Item


Dark ambient album from Maculatum:

"Remote in the desert of Araby lies the nameless city, crumbling and inarticulate, its low walls nearly hidden by the sands of uncounted ages. It must have been thus before the first stones of Memphis were laid, and while the bricks of Babylon were yet unbaked. There is no legend so old as to give it a name, or to recall that it was ever alive; but it is told of in whispers around campfires and muttered about by grandams in the tents of sheiks, so that all the tribes shun it without wholly knowing why."

Howard Philips Lovecraft - The Nameless City

00:00 Part I
06:32 Part II
14:36 Part III
20:01 Part IV
34:50 Part V
42:52 Part VI


Dark ambient album from Atrium Carceri:

"Locked out from the Illusion, this album takes place entirely in our former home. The darkened sky and gargantuan citadels line the horizon as the endless city, we once ruled as gods, stretches as far as the eye can see. Crossing the sea of the dead in search for a Beacon of Light that can lead the expedition to uncover the truth about the factions in control, what happened to the long lost architect and how to open a portal back into the colorful illusion the ignorant call home."

00:00 The Gargantuan Tower
03:18 The Dark Mother
07:58 Across the Sea of the Dead
15:07 Black Needle
20:15 Decrepit City
23:59 Sacred Slab
27:20 200 Days
32:50 Industrial District
37:25 Heart of the Metropolis
40:51 The Cowled Seers
45:54 The Machine


Dark cinematic ambient album from Randal Collier-Ford, last of a trilogy:

"The last entry in the apocalyptic series, the accumulation of events that has brought the listener to this point, Promethean is the closing chapter of the worlds transformation.
Promethean picks up years after the event of The Architects destructive era of eradication, as well as the years of darkness and reflection within the Remnants album. The album opens with a transmission from an unnamed wanderer, facing down the sight of an opening maw in the Earth, speaking of his next destination; his search for answers. The album takes him, and the listener, through a new world, a reshaped world, with new eyes to see what remains, what was, what will be. Until he reaches his final destination, his final transformation, the point in time to change his path forever. "

00:00 The Breach
05:18 Watching Eden Burn
09:00 Flesh Reconstitution
14:23 Apotheosis (feat. Northumbria)
22:28 Arc of Thralls
27:44 Reverence of Wounds (feat. Simon Heath)
32:54 The Fruitless Lands Part II (Live Excerpt Redux)
39:28 And Hell Followed
41:17 Rebirth Through Fire


Dark space ambient from Phelios:

"When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed up in an eternity before and after, the little space I fill engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces whereof I know nothing, and which know nothing of me, I am terrified. The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me."
Blaise Pascal - Pensées

00:00 Triangulum
07:27 Stasis Device
14:26 Signal
21:36 Light Curve Wave
28:42 Tharsis
34:34 Spectral Momentum
41:04 Eye of Terror


Dark ambient album from Sabled Sun:

"The album 2145 will take you to the desolate landscapes of a fallen future, where a mans voyage after being released from deep freeze hibernation turns into a realization of his own shattered mentality."

0:00:00 Intro
0:02:28 This Is Where The World Ends
0:08:17 Abandoned
0:13:39 Retina
0:18:14 Singularity
0:24:55 The Hideout
0:28:27 Signals
0:32:23 Silo
0:37:38 Date Expired
0:40:26 Shattered
0:43:17 The Facility
0:45:34 The Ancient
0:48:04 A New Sun
0:52:32 Acid Rain
0:57:19 Transmisson/Outro


Dark space ambient and audio drama album from Ruptured World:

"It has been ten years since the last communications were received from the Deep Space Mission for Colonial Expansion led by Executive Director Professor Yannis Tarknassus. The outcome of the mission remains a mystery, its status unknown. A follow up mission of search and recovery is now underway, led by Dr Phoenix Macrae, son of the Chief Science Officer of the previous mission, Dr Hector Macrae.
Interplanetary chronicles the search and recovery mission as it travels through space to its intended destination of Proxima Centauri b in the Alpha Centauri star system.
Deep space travel requires extreme technologies and the specialised deployment of unique scientific principles in order to secure time-bending relative motions though the spacetime continuum. The effects of this on the human cerebrum, as experienced by the space flight crews and their passengers, are both strange and compelling. As part of the scientific remit of the search and recovery mission, a team of scientists are conducting ground-breaking telekinetic thought-rendering experiments, using Phoenix Macrae as their principal subject matter, in an attempt to catalogue the collateral impact of deep space travel on the human psyche.
Interplanetary also documents several radical spacetime shifts where the phantasmagoria of Ruptured World is infiltrated by the explosive cyberpunk energy fusions of In Quantum."

00:00 Pre-Launch Deep Space Mission Brief ft. In Quantum
07:10 T Minus 20
18:54 Zone Of X
27:58 Standard Logic Unit GX GX 33 Zero ft. In Quantum
33:26 Continuum
41:30 Time-Bending Activation
48:06 Before The Nothingness Abounds ft. In Quantum
56:36 Arrival


Dark space ambient album from Collapsar:

Black holes, or black stars by their older name, are locations where gravity overpowers all other forces of the Cosmos, including causality itself. They come to existence, according to current theory, by the compression of mass three times larger than the Sun - usually, but not always as an aftermath of supernovas - below the Schwarzschild radius, the event horizon, at which point surface escape velocity exceeds the speed of light, and due to connections described by general relativity, time dilation becomes infinite, thus no cause can lead to any effect anymore.
These objects have no emissions, and their presence can only be inferred by the distortion of light and the accretion of foreign mass.
Matter that falls into these star-husks is torn apart at the subatomic level by gravitic riptides as it sinks, its seconds stretching into days, decades and millenia, towards the temporal stasis of the event horizon, that it can only reach at the point of eternity.

Supermassive black holes, also known as galactic nuclei, can weigh many millions to billions of solar masses and are usually found at the centers of galaxies. How these objects came to exist is still a matter of speculation.
The nucleus of the Milky Way, named Sagittarius A*, is 8180 parsecs away and 4 million times heavier than the Sun.
The closest black hole is probably orbiting the star HR 6819, a thousand light years from Earth, and has approx. 4 solar masses.

00:00 An Introduction To Black Holes
06:11 Into The Wormhole
15:51 Passing The Gate
21:45 Beyond The Event Horizon
33:59 Reaching Nariai
40:25 The Way To Infinity


Dark space ambient album from ProtoU:

"The space center sleeps as the sound of your boots echo down endless hallways. Rocket fuel reeks from the colonization ships outside, one more to go. You steal one final look at the charred horizon as you enter the last ship bound for a new home.
Do we deserve a second chance?"

00:00 Gone
05:35 Interlinked
14:28 43258D
24:18 Drawings of Nebula
30:04 Transmissions
39:54 Hounds of the Void
49:54 Vessels of God

Hubble Telescope photo of the Messier 106 galaxy

Dark atmospheric ambient album from Alphaxone:

"Emptiness which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities."
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

00:00 Environment
06:09 Road to Nowhere
10:25 Solar Halos
15:25 Beyond the Edge
20:36 Echosphere
26:39 Broken Worlds
32:23 Lost Horizon
38:11 Overland
42:37 Ocean Grooves


Dark ambient album from Terra Sancta:

"I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said:—Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains: round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away. "

Percy Bysshe Shelley - Ozymandias of Egypt

00:00 Disintegration I
16:03 Ashes From Dust
34:00 The Shifting Sands
44:36 Disintegration II


Dark ambient album from Apocryphos, Atrium Carceri and Kammarheit:

"Echo explores mankind's weakness to self destruction. As nature is cyclical so is man's will to destroy. Like a Moth drawn to pulsating light, the painful histories of the past echo with terrifying glee. "

00:00 What The Earth Bore
04:44 The Dead Fire
11:19 Burrows
16:38 Echo
22:14 In An Arched World
28:53 Omission
34:06 Eschatology
40:06 Drawn Like A Moth
47:27 All Dreams Mined


Dark ambient album from Aveparthe:

"The old captains of the sea came often to my grandfather and told him of these things, which in turn he told to my father, and my father told to me in the long autumn evenings when the wind howled eerily from the East. And I have read more of these things, and of many things besides, in the books men gave me when I was young and filled with wonder.
But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean. Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent. All my days have I watched it and listened to it, and I know it well. At first it told to me only the plain little tales of calm beaches and near ports, but with the years it grew more friendly and spoke of other things; of things more strange and more distant in space and in time. Sometimes at twilight the grey vapours of the horizon have parted to grant me glimpses of the ways beyond; and sometimes at night the deep waters of the sea have grown clear and phosphorescent, to grant me glimpses of the ways beneath. And these glimpses have been as often of the ways that were and the ways that might be, as of the ways that are; for ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time."

Howard Phillips Lovecraft - The White Ship

00:00 Nimbostratus
17:12 Fog Machine
21:02 Full of Sun
38:14 1600
42:02 Turn

Vestrahorn, Iceland

Dark ambient album from Phelios:

"The new sound, as I have intimated, upset much that we had decided; because it was what poor Lake’s dissection had led us to attribute to those we had just judged dead. It was, Danforth later told me, precisely what he had caught in infinitely muffled form when at that spot beyond the alley-corner above the glacial level; and it certainly had a shocking resemblance to the wind-pipings we had both heard around the lofty mountain caves. At the risk of seeming puerile I will add another thing, too; if only because of the surprising way Danforth’s impression chimed with mine. Of course common reading is what prepared us both to make the interpretation, though Danforth has hinted at queer notions about unsuspected and forbidden sources to which Poe may have had access when writing his Arthur Gordon Pym a century ago. It will be remembered that in that fantastic tale there is a word of unknown but terrible and prodigious significance connected with the antarctic and screamed eternally by the gigantic, spectrally snowy birds of that malign region’s core. "Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!" That, I may admit, is exactly what we thought we heard conveyed by that sudden sound behind the advancing white mist—that insidious musical piping over a singularly wide range.
We were in full flight before three notes or syllables had been uttered, though we knew that the swiftness of the Old Ones would enable any scream-roused and pursuing survivor of the slaughter to overtake us in a moment if it really wished to do so. We had a vague hope, however, that non-aggressive conduct and a display of kindred reason might cause such a being to spare us in case of capture; if only from scientific curiosity. After all, if such an one had nothing to fear for itself it would have no motive in harming us. Concealment being futile at this juncture, we used our torch for a running glance behind, and perceived that the mist was thinning. Would we see, at last, a complete and living specimen of those others? Again came that insidious musical piping—"Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!"

Howard Phillips Lovecraft - At The Mountains of Madness

00:00 Antarctica
06:05 Mount Erebus
12:04 Opalescent Void
17:52 The Sea Cavern
24:32 Crypt of the Old Ones
32:14 The Glacial Creature


Dark polar ambient album from Ugasanie:

"Below the 40th latitude there is no law; below the 50th no god; below the 60th no common sense and below the 70th no intelligence whatsoever."
Kim Stanley Robinson

00:00 To the Land of Storms and Mists
03:48 Shores of Antarctica
12:43 The Boundless Snows
20:39 In Antarctic Night
26:36 The Pole of Absolute Coldness
33:06 On the Ice Shelf
36:43 Approaching Storm
40:55 Quiescency and Silence
48:01 The Desert of Ice and Loneliness


Dark landscape ambient album from Hilyard and ProtoU:

"It was on a Tuesday when we crossed the towering peaks of the Andes Mountains. Its continuous chain of monstrous girth, which extends all the way along the west of South America, aroused to my sensibilities a sense of the magnitude of its suggestive power, and with this sublime elevation of feeling came a dread. These gigantic growths, spawned of earth’s rocks, seemed to live a life apart from man, brooding and majestic to themselves, true only to themselves, as brothers. As I gazed atop their snowy summits from the six-passenger plane I feared we had greatly erred and had made an intrusion into places where man should not be, and watched beings that saw our onlooking and curious eyes as trespasses and voyeurship, but they were patient and waited.
To the north in the distance loomed one of the highest of earth’s monoliths, iridescent Aconcagua, clothed with a sliver of clouds. I imagined it to be the mighty monarch of the peaks –peaks that were its subjects. And should it become annoyed, what then? I thought, what if mountains moved? What if they got up and walked? What army could stop one leg from lifting? A profound respect for them dawned on me such as I never experienced before, for if these mountains moved, would they even see us as sharers in a common destiny on this earth; or as nuisances, as flies, inconsequential to their estranged and alien minds?"

Julio Toro San Martin - Among the Dark Places of the Earth

00:00 Alpine Respire
09:00 Blood Grass Sojourn
21:12 Cave Lights on the Bay of Bengal
28:15 Boreal Distillate
35:15 Final Refugium
44:05 Elwha Snowfinger


Dark space ambient album from Ionosphere:

"There is a wide yawning black infinity. In every direction the extension is endless, the sensation of depth is overwhelming. And the darkness is immortal. Where light exists, it is pure, blazing, fierce; but light exists almost nowhere, and the blackness itself is also pure and blazing and fierce. But most of all, there is very nearly nothing in the dark; except for little bits here and there, often associated with the light, this infinite receptacle is empty.
This picture is strangely frightening. It should be familiar. It is our universe.
Even these stars, which seem so numerous, are, as sand, as dust, or less than dust, in the enormity of the space in which there is nothing. Nothing! We are not without empathetic terror when we open Pascal’s Pensées and read, 'I am the great silent spaces between worlds.'"
Carl Sagan - undated university note

00:00 01
06:21 02
09:53 03
14:05 04
18:04 05
22:27 06
25:28 07
27:20 08
30:25 09
31:28 10
33:37 11

NGC 4038 and NGC 4039 (Antennae) galaxies


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The most merciful thing in the world, some say, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.

But the language of music, perhaps, can invoke a glimpse of these terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein.

I contribute by uploading dark ambient albums thrice a week to bring you that ominous, chilling atmosphere.

The Lovecraftian Anthology playlist: