Playlist: Niels Geybels

Niels Geybels is the mind behind the wonderfully outstanding drone/dark ambient project Sequences, as well as a visual artist and graphic designer. There are times when genius and brilliance is quite obvious from the get-go, and that is the case with Niels and his work; I say without prejudice that Sequences is without a doubt one of the most dreadfully beautiful things that humans have ever created. 

Niels has also been a supporter of HSS for a long time, and it makes me very happy to finally bring you his playlist. Pay attention, please.







I'm currently working on a new Sequences full-length named "Beneath
the Earth". All these things have been influencing me as musician and
visual artist over the past months/years.


AUDIO

Vindensång - "Terminus: Rebirth in Eight Parts"
This might be my all-time favorite album. Eerie and beautiful.
Incredibly multi-layered, dense and filled with textures. Even after
numerous listens, I'm still discovering new things. This album has had
a huge impact on my life and has without doubt changed it.

Pyramids with Nadja - s/t
Each project where R. Loren has been involved in is simply fantastic.
Still, this album in particular has an atmosphere that leaves me
speechless.

Mamiffer - Mare Decendrii
I consider myself very lucky that I've seen them live just after this
album was released. Incredibly crafted songs with some of the most
beautiful piano compositions I've ever heard.

Sutekh Hexen - Alters
My favorite output by this Black metal/Noise duo (I haven't heard the
7"s yet). Perfected with the design & packaging by John
Jansen/Zeitsgeist Publishing.

Syndrome - Floating Veins
The solo project from Amenra's guitarist Mathieu V. I've been looking
forward to this release for a long time and it did fully live up to my
expectations. Ambient/Drone of the highest quality.

The Haxan Cloak - s/t
An amazing release from Aurora Borealis. This album demonstrates the
fact that "Ambient" can be crafted with a large range of instruments.

Kuxan Suum - Kinich Ahau
We all know that everything the Black Twilight Circle releases is of
utmost quality. Together with Arizmenda's first tape, Kuxan Suum is
one of my favorites.

Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks OST
I think I will never grow tired these compositions. The atmosphere of
this recording can't be reproduced. Perfect for late-night listening.


Other albums I've been listening alot to lately are; "The Queen is
Dead" by The Smiths, "s/t" by Giles Corey, "Marrow of the Spirit" by
Agalloch, "Ravedeath, 1972" by Tim Hecker, "s/t" by Mount Moriah,
"Swans Are Dead" by Swans and "Frigid Stars" by Codeine.


VISUALS

John Jansen
The individual behind Zeitgeists publishing. He has crafted vinyl's,
tapes and zines amongst others with some of the most refreshing and
inspiring material, packaging and design. Minimalistic, but still
filled with details. Besides his visual work, his supportiveness and
our friendship has a big impact on my work.

Faith Coloccia
Besides her amazing musicianship she is also a very talented graphic
designer, visual artist and photographer. Truly beautiful and
inspiring.

Veleda Thorsson
Primarily known because of her involvement with Agalloch. She's able
to capture purity and emotion with her lens. Haunting landscapes, dark
woods, reflections in water and the ghosts of ancient buildings.

Stephen Kasner
Best known for his album artwork for numerous projects. He has a
stunning ability to capture abstract spiritual images. Dynamic and
enigmatic.

Richard Long
A contemporary environmental artist. Mostly conceptual and with a
great respect towards nature. What appeals to me is his minimalistic
approach and the use of natural materials in his work.

Anselm Kiefer
Probably one of my favorite contemporary artists. Wide landscapes,
wooden interiors and apocalyptic visions filled with (German) history,
spiritual concepts and symbols. His works are often done in large
scale and have quite a raw and terrestrial feel.


ATMOSPHERE

Broken branches / Old books / Urban decay / Moss / Coffee / Geometric
figures / Cassettes / Snow / Ink blotches / Black shapes / Xerox /
Voids / Ash and Charcoal / Rock formations / Mist / White noise

2 comments:

demonfeces said...

so I just read this new post, randomly select Kasner from the visuals list, and suddenly he's a con-man ripping people off..as an artist myself, I'm a little perturbed and I'm trying to find out what's going on. last info i saw was posted 9/05/2011 on InvisibleOranges.

Krumbled Kookie said...

How is Kasner a con-man?