The Glittering Domain

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The fourth deepspace album, this work was released initially by the American label Hypnos in 2008. It is being re-released in 2016, with new artwork.

Building on the sound of the first three albums, this is a more refined work, a widescreen affair that moves from light to dark, travels from outer worlds to inner spaces. The sounds are glossy and amber often punctuated by long drawn-out strings and harmonic overtones, always consonant but decorated with the distant gnaw of granular dissonance.

After the mystical night-evoking opening track, The Chord of the Abyss, we spend time travelling past large heavenly bodies, towards the centrepiece of the album, Crushed by the Weight of Angels, a work that floats and shifts slowly, like heavy rain clouds lit up by the sun. Hypnotic minimal strings over a drone eventually give way to a slow motion and subtly uncomfortable piano figure that evokes the transfigured spectre of J.S. Bach.

The album is then cleansed tonally by Elevenward, a secret and mysterious night-piece that ushers in the darker sounds of the rest of the album.

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released October 8, 2016

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deepspace Brisbane, Australia

Mirko Ruckels is an Australian musician of German/French origin who creates ambient music under the name of deepspace. Drawing from ambient influences as well as art music influences such as Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy, deepspace has released award winning material since 2007. A new album is expected later in 2016. ... more

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