Laboratory Amongst The Leaves

by Secluded Alchemist

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Dave Aftandilian
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Dave Aftandilian Tranquil, green-shadowed DS / dark ambient. From the solitude of my forest laboratory, I decode the secrets of the universe. Woodland rambles reveal runes of power written in tree-bark, and shrieking gales that burn my skin answer the riddle of transmuting ice to fire. Here I find peace and promise, inspiration and ecstasy, my beard growing longer than the Spanish moss bedecking the branches. At night the constellations map paths to knowledge hidden behind the sky.
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Andi Nostalgic and calming, very soothing album. Favorite track: Laboratory Amongst The Leaves.
Mellow Barbarian
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Mellow Barbarian A massive, immersive chunk of minimal, droning ambience. This put me in a deep meditative state, love it! Favorite track: Laboratory Amongst The Leaves.
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songsofdarkness Reminds me of Eno’s On Land.
A mixture of comfort and dread at the same time.
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Sort of an extension of "Ruminations Of A Hermit" with this being more of a forest-themed album with the first two concerning the beauty, solitude, and surroundings of a lifelong alchemist, with the final track concerning the four stages to reaching the alchemical, "magnum opus". Many thanks to those within the dungeon synth community for their unwavering support and special thanks to Jordan at Ancient Meadow Records, John (Last Redoubt) and Семён (Lux Viridis) for their friendship and feedback, as well as special (special) thanks to T.D. for support and influence.

Recorded sporadically over February and March of 2018.
Cover art by Silvana Massa:
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released June 14, 2018

N.A. - Keyboards & Percussion


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Secluded Alchemist is a dungeon synth/dark ambient project formed in Louisville, Kentucky by N.A.

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