Zoharum proudly presents the split release of drone stalwart 1000SCHOEN (DE) and ambient soundscape sculptor AB INTRA (PL). Drone and ambient structures are places on the opposite poles, like fire and water, or air and earth. Acoustic music of 1000SCHOEN created with using only natural sound sources in mind and electronic compositions of AB INTRA complement each other on this release despite many differences. In the four parts of this split album various colours, shades, tones of such soundscapes are presented. The content of the following split release would make up separate albums of both artists, yet they gain another meaning in such a juxtaposition, in changeable atmospheres, building tension and reflections. It is a unique record, a rare one in the scene. This collaboration did not end up with sonic content only since both Radek Kamiński (AB INTRA) i Helge S.Moune (1000SCHOEN) paint apart from creating music. Hence the split album boasts two separate front covers submitted by the artists.
This release is presented in a vinyl replica sleeve and is strictly limited to 400 copies. Release date: 24.05.2014
CD1 earth 1000SCHOEN CERBO UNIVERSE DEAD SHADOW WHEN THE SHADOW FALLS
air AB INTRA ENTELECHEIA I ENTELECHEIA II ENTELECHEIA III ENTELECHEIA IV
CD2 water AB INTRA ENTELECHEIA V
fire 1000SCHOEN TURNANTA STALO
Reviews in magazines and press:
Vital Weekly: 1000Schoen recently had a new double CD on Nitkie and here is another double CD, but a shared one with Ab Intra. The latter is from Poland and here they tackle the four elements. 1000Schoen does earth and fire and Ab Intra water and air. For whatever reason earth and air lead to no more than one track, but the others do. Also earth and air are on one CD and water and fire on the other. That's nice, but I think not without risk. I played this and noted that both projects sound, more or less alike. Ambient, drones, atmospheric. The differences are in the details it seems. Both use a lot of electronics, but it seems that Ab Intra is all about electronics, modular synthesizers, soft synth or whatever and 1000schoen is more about treating acoustic sounds with electronics, and working with ringing and singing overtones. In 'Turnanta Stalo' this leads to a bit of heavy percussion, and nice overtones. It's surely the most 'different' piece of the lot. What can be noted that both 1000schoen and Ab Intra they both have a very rich sound pallet. You might even say this is quite loud. This is something I also quite enjoyed from this release. I wish water and fire were a bit longer and beyond the thirty-four minutes they now are. This is some very excellent piece of drone music.