Sam says: Herbst9 were really great when I saw them perform at the WGT in May 2005. Very droney / trancey ritualistic dark ambient. Impressive.
| German Import | With their third full-length recording, Herbst9 is setting another milestone in the field of serious ritual ambient music. The tracks on Buried under time and sand consist of multi-layered motives which emerge again and again, raising deeper into walls of sound, breaking to an absolute collapsing silence that blends into enduring drones & humming carpets in order to unload itself again. Laminar, resounded high and low frequencies complement each other here with dark impacts and percussive elements that reminds of long forgotten cultures. The natural sound stands with Herbst9 and the ritual motives developing visionary sequences. The third album can not be reduced to a certain basic feeling, and it can not be categorized as pure ambient music. That is simply one of the most sensitive and most concentrated records for a long time: direct, endlessly devoured and deep. Re-edition comes in cardboard sleeve.