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ALBUM RELEASE: a noend of mine - Sanctuaires

March 12, 2021
Today marks the official release of the a noend of mine's second full-length record "Sanctuaires"


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The album is available to stream in full on Bandcamp, Youtube, Spotify, and other platforms.
However, unfortunately, there has been some delays in the CD production due to a couple different factors and therefore the physical product won't be available until early April.

That being said, we hope you will take the time to listen to the album in full now that it has been made public. All pre-orders / orders will be shipped as soon as the CD's arrive, beginning with the earliest orders. 

On Monday, we will also begin taking pre-orders for a noend of mine shirts and a bundle option which includes enamel pins, embroidered patches, and stickers. 

The bundle will also be available in early April.

Album notes:
Sanctuaires marks a departure from the mellow proggy vignettes found on anom’s debut, The Serenity’s Eve, in favor of a slower, darker, more cinematic approach. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as Bark Psychosis, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Dead Can Dance, and Olivier Messiaen, the album offers an unexpected mix of post-prog, funeral jazz and sacred music.

The artwork for the album was created by a contemporary Ukrainian artist Katya Buchatska
Thematically, Sanctuaires is a concept album exploring one’s own intimate sanctuaries. 

Les Vynogradov states “Our sanctuaries are the places to which we tend to return. In their spatial dimension, they are those privileged sites that have a special significance for us: home; park, garden or a grove; shrine or a place of worship; a particular spot where an important event happened that is now inscribed in our personal sacred topography. On a temporal plane, I call sanctuaries our privileged hours of the day, those fractions of the day or night when we feel most overwhelmed by emotions or most fecund creatively. 

“On the album, I tried to recreate some of my own sanctuaries, giving them a sonic form that could convey their inherent evanescence.”

The song titles on Sanctuaires use quotes from French writers Julien Gracq, Albert Camus, and Victor Hugo. Originating from secular texts, they evoke church sermons and hymns. Adding to the overall opaqueness of the album’s atmosphere, Les sings in a pseudo-language reminiscent of ancient Greek. 

“With Sanctuaires, I was looking for my own private version of sacred music. And ancient Greek—which for me is one of the most beautiful languages ever—seemed to fit perfectly in this secular mass. Yet I didn’t want the texts to be intelligible when sung or heard. That is why I translated all the lyrics for the album into my own version of ancient Greek. The original texts (in French) can still be found in the booklet, but they are complementary rather than integral to the experience,” Les comments.  

Tracklist:
1 - Des chemins crépusculaires I
2 - Des chemins crépusculaires II
3 - Des chemins crépusculaires III
4 - Lento Tenebroso
5 - Au fond de cette nuit, une lueur I
6 - Au fond de cette nuit, une lueur II
7 - Au fond de cette nuit, une lueur III
8 - Melas
9 - Vers l’immensité de l’aurore éternelle

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PRE-ORDERS: Nordicwinter - Sorrow

February 26, 2021
Today we launch pre-orders for Nordicwinter's new album "Sorrow", due for release on Friday March 26.



After a lengthy hiatus, Nordicwinter came back in a big way in 2020, releasing two new full-length albums "Requiem" and "Desolation" and they show no sign of slowing down as they hit us once again with a new full-length album, "Sorrow", released amidst the dead of winter. This prolificacy should in no way be a harbinger of doubt as the quality of "Sorrow" surpasses even the heights of the 2020...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Frigoris - Wind [12” Vinyl]

February 26, 2021
Today is the official release date for the vinyl edition of Frigoris’ 2012 album “Wind”!
All vinyl pre-orders have already been shipped out to you, directly from the plant in Poland. 
Future orders placed through our store will ship from Hypnotic Dirge HQ in Canada.




We still have a limited amount of copies remaining, in both classic black and “evening fields” (beige with black marble) editions. You can order your copy from Hypnotic Dirge here.

If you live in Europe, you should order you...

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PRE-ORDER: a noend of mine - Sanctuaires

February 12, 2021
Today, we launch pre-orders for the second album from a noend of mine, entitled "Sanctuaires"




a noend of mine (anom) is a project by Les Vynogradov (Vin de Mia Trix, Kauan) based in Kyiv, Ukraine. The genre of anom can be loosely described as melancholic post-prog. 

Sanctuaires marks a departure from the mellow proggy vignettes found on anom’s debut, The Serenity’s Eve, in favor of a slower, darker, more cinematic approach. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as Bark ...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Omination - NGR

February 5, 2021
Wastelanders, your soundtrack to the apocalypse is here. Today we officially unveil the full suite of hymns to propagandize the inhabitants of the New Golgotha Repvbliq!


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An absolute mammoth of a record, “NGR” (The New Golgotha Repvbliq) contains over an hour of some of the most encapsulating and ominous funeral doom metal to come out in quite some time. Combining abrasive and dissonant riffs with a shroud of atmospheric and monume...

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SONG PREMIERE: a noend of mine - Des chemins crépusculaires (I-III)

February 4, 2021
For something a little bit different today, we have partnered with Invisible Oranges to premiere the opening three tracks (as one stylistic whole) from the forthcoming "a noend of mine" record "Sanctuaires".



"Carrying echoes of the early-1990s English experimental rock scene, the delicate but electronics-heavy pulsations found on upcoming album Sanctuaires redefines this project. Reflecting memories of the specific albums which defined the use of then-new genre tag "post-rock," Sanctuaires' so...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Nordicwinter - Somber Winds of Despair (Part I)

February 4, 2021
With the help of No Clean Singing, we are delighted to premiere the opening track from Nordicwinter's upcoming fourth full-length album "Sorrow", which follows in the heals of the project's 2020 releases - "Requiem" and "Desolation". The track in question "Somber Winds of Despair (Part I)" is the opening track on the album and first taste of music from the new album, due for release on Friday March 26.

You can watch the lyric video, created by Wikked Twist Films, exclusively on No Clean Singin...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Omination - "Apocalyptic Ignis Fatuus"

February 4, 2021
(Originally posted Friday January 29)

Another video/track from the forthcoming Omination album "NGR" has surfaced, this time for the track "Apocalyptic Ignis Fatuus", the second track on the album.



Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
Detach yourself from the madness of our domestic behavioral patterns and embrace the wild wasteland.
Kill the tamed for the rebirth.
Know the rules of this world, become masters of these rules to break ...

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ALBUM COVER: Nordicwinter - Sorrow

January 26, 2021

After the releases of the "Requiem" and "Desolation" full-length albums in 2020, Nordicwinter returns with "Sorrow" this spring, marking its third release in two years and continuing a very prolific period for the project.

As with its previous records, "Sorrow" examines the darker side of the human condition through somber and melancholic music. Sticking at a mostly mid-tempo pace, the tracks on "Sorrow" (with the exception of the outro) are all between 7-10 minutes in length, and flow with se...

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ALBUM COVER : a noend of mine - Sanctuaires

January 26, 2021
As we initially mentioned last week, Hypnotic Dirge will be working with a noend of mine to release their second full-length album "Sanctuaires". 

Today, we are unveiling the album art crafted by contemporary Ukrainian artist Katya Buchatska, as well as the more insight into the record and the full tracklist.



Sanctuaires is a second album by a noend of mine, a project by Les Vynogradov (Vin de Mia Trix, Kauan). Sanctuaires marks a departure from the mellow proggy vignettes found on anom’s deb...

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