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Runtime: 38'09''

«From the Baltic coast of Lithuania comes along Martinas Rakshtinas, or Mons Jacet for those of you who enjoy minimalist soundscapes. Mons Jacet has previously released for Clinical Archives and Enough Records in 2007 (two releases for each label) and that should give you a hint of what to expect from this release: Dark, droosy ambient; dense drones and textures based on improvisation and field recording patterns.

'Songs of Night and Longing' has suggestive titles: 'Ships at Night', 'Gnissim Uoy', 'Black Birds' and 'Midnight Farewell'. The cover photo doesn't go far from the dark mood as well: A lonesome wooden bench facing the Baltic on a cold, misty, winter evening.
If you're a sucker for dark ambient drones, creepy moods and solitary dreaming, then this one's for you. 'Songs of Night and Longing' is a hell of a trip into the solitude of cold nights watching distant ships sail away towards the unknown.»
- Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Ships at Night ......................................................................... pt us
  [13'55'' • 32,0Mb • 320Kbps]
02 • Gnissim Uoy ............................................................................ pt us
  [9'11'' • 21,1Mb • 320Kbps]
03 • Black Birds .............................................................................. pt us
  [5'46'' • 13,3Mb • 320Kbps]
04 • Midnight Farewell .................................................................. pt us
[9'17'' • 21,4Mb • 320Kbps]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt  
  [PDF-Zip • 2,25Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 69,1Mb]

Reviews:

«El músico lituano Martinas Rakshtinas, conocido como Mons Jacet, es el invitado de este mes en Unlikely Radio, donde presenta su última entrega para Test Tube: Songs of Night and Longing. Cuatro temas de corte minimal donde se cruzan las atmósferas más oscuras con todo tipo de drones y texturas basadas en la improvisación y los registros de campo. Para algunos, seguramente será la banda sonora de sus pesadillas. Para otros, una especie de ansiolítico.»
- Unlikely [EARLabs] / March 10, 2009

«Songs of Night and Longing, de Mons Jacet (tube138), é basicamente como Pedro Leitão sintetizou nas notas que acompanham a edição da Test Tube: uma delícia para quem se perde por dark ambient drones, creepy moods and solitary dreaming. Em certas noites não há como ver, sonhar ou imaginar barcos e pessoas a sulcar o oceano para longe. Vão, seguem apenas. Rumo ao desconhecido. Captar e transmitir este estado de espírito foi o que o artista lituano Martinas Rakshtinas procurou (e conseguiu) por via electrónica; ele que vem de experimentar com sucesso na russa Clinical Archives e na lusa Enough Records, em 2007.»
- Eduardo Chagas [Jazz e Arredores] / September 12, 2008

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©2008 Martinas Rakshtinas
©2008 aeriola::behaviour
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©2008 test tube


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