The best way I can think of describing music like this is "loud ambient" -- essentially it uses the palette of modern metal to create sonic spaces that work equally well for immersive listening or as background. If you like this, definitely check out Insect Ark's brilliant album 'Portal/Well' which is what 'Nessun Luogo' reminded me of most strongly.
Favorite track: Infine.
It's proper, hauntingly atmospheric, meditative and gloomy mood music that allows you to take as much out of it as you want: a perfect soundtrack for dark days and long sleepless nights... Full review: www.doom-metal.com/reviews.php?album=3143Favorite track: Nessun Luogo.
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Handcrafted by Asofy mainman himself in 50 exemplars, every copy comes as a one of a kind, with a different photo cover glued on the box' top. The box includes the digipack cd, a small vial with a message, three more photos and one extra booklet (different than the digipack booklet itself) Releases 27.02.2016
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(italian) "Il quartiere dove abito non è un luogo ben preciso, non ha orizzonti, neppure io che ne parlo ho mai avuto un gran legame, anzi mi sono sempre sentito lontano, è stato un luogo solo legando il vissuto delle persone ad un territorio, la loro memoria, ed ora che anche queste persone stanno pian piano scomparendo tutto forse verrà cancellato.
“The area where I live is not a precise place, it has no horizons, neither me that I’m talking I’ve never had a particular attachment to it, conversely I felt far away, it has been a place just linking the living experience of people to the area, their memory, and now that also these persons are gradually disappearing all will probably be erased."
The project Asofy originated in 2000 formerly involving other people but substantially running around the main and now sole member Tryfar: a respected visual Artist, yet author of many music covers and artworks and books illustrations. As you probably imagine, characters like him, on the same line with geniuses like Costin Chioreanu, are to be considered unique and anarchists, and out of any laws of the music market.
Music is just one, and not the primary, of their needs to exploit their visions, therefore you will not find rules and clear music genres belongings
Asofy music is dark and melancholic, extremely non commercial and even uneasy.
We quote american monsters Lycia and the other italian weirdos Canaan as possible main references, but it is nearly impossible to cut a precise profile for their music. It is not doom, it is not black and not at all that generic “post” that nowdays is so cool to use as a tag for everything that’s a bit different.
2001 “ebYm” full length
2005 “Luce. Asymmetry” compilation
2007 “Lento procedere prima del sonno” ep
2010 ”information/noise” [split with Sleeping Village ]
2013 “Percezione” full length
An album rife with beautiful acoustic melodies sandwiched between walls of expertly performed black metal. I sense such an aching and reverence for the natural world in this music -- fantastic release, Frigoris. cvltcorgi888
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019