Dolven - Navigating the Labyrinth (CD)
...and they were oppressed by the loneliness and vastness of the dolven halls and endlessly branching stairs and passages.
The loneliness and vastness of life can be oppressive, and beautiful in equal measure. As we delve deeper into our lives, as the years go by, we realize that resistance is futile; we play the game or we step out. This is music for playing the game...keeping us humble, reminding us of our smallness, which is depressing and uplifting all at once. The juxtaposition of beauty (the world) and darkness (we are alone). It is in these moments of staring into the campfire, resting near a mountain stream, or standing in front of the Pacific Ocean that we feel truly alive and invigorated. DOLVEN's style of "acoustic doom" brings us to that place...heavy music played lightly. Melancholy, yet uplifting. Dark, yet bright. Just like this life we are living day to day.
Seven tracks of neo-folk inspired acoustic doom. Featuring members of AGALLOCH, IRONWOOD and more.