Hi all, long time lurker here, thought maybe I had a little to contribute. Provided music is still ok in this thread, I thought maybe there'd be a little interest in these ULF tracks.
Artist: Dahlia's Tear
Album: Harmonious Euphonies For Supernatural Traumas Mesmerising Our Existences In Radient Corpuscle Galaxies
Yes, that's the correct spelling and, yes, as you can tell from the title, they're European.
Track: 02 - Radiation (7:02)
This is one of my favorite go to test tracks for a sub. Now, that is. For a while, when the mood struck me to spin this album, I'd skip this track. It seemed to me to have nothing substantive to it, a filler track, a rather long one, granted, but still filler. That is, until I lucked into one of Stereo Integrity's HS-24s and found myself revisiting many old albums to hear all the low end I'd never heard before. Such was the case with this track. It came up and before I could hit the skip button, my room started to shake apart. I never knew just how powerful that low end pulse is on a top of the line sub system. Wow. A boring track suddenly became ominous and overpowering. Seven minutes later when it ended -- yes, that 8-9Hz signal lasts that strong for the entire track -- my listening room smelled of hot electronics and my heart was pounding and breathing affected like what I suppose to be an anxiety attack. I had to take an hour's break after that to let my heart settle out and the amp to cool off. Nothing new to you folks, I'm sure, but it was my first encounter with what true infrasonics can do to the body and, boy, was it an eye opener. Made me an addict, essentially. ("Oh, 20Hz? That high? *Yawn*")
I love this track. So simple and minimalistic, but fun. I use it to demo my sub -- guaranteed dizziness, nausea and/or anxiety from anyone unaccustomed to it. Hasn't missed yet. Of course, it helps that this is also the mass resonant frequency of my floor. Makes things more...interesting when visible waves form.
Track: 03 - Scarlet Ad Infinitum (5:00)
Not so intimidating as the track preceding, but it has its moments as you can see.
Track: 06 - Surullinen Kyyhkynen (6:37)
Not so strong as the others, but busy. How do you like that extension? They should list under the band members and instruments, "Plate Tectonics".
Interesting thing is, none of this (excepting the last track which I can't check) is noise that somehow ended up in the recordings. The material has intentional structure. I can't help but wonder just what the band was thinking and how they went about creating this funky little album. Either they had access to an incredibly decked out studio to dabble in or someone had an exceptional eye to detail in bringing their sonic vision to fruition. But then I wonder, who was this album intended for then?