Since 2008, "Emil Maťko / Strom Noir" has released around 15 albums to date on a variety of different formats, as well as a number of singles and also contributed to several compilation albums.
His music can possibly be best described as guitar and loop based ambient, with a melancholic feel to it.
Strom Noir builds up intricate layers of sound using mostly only electric and acoustic guitars, effected through pedals.
"The beginning of the recording process is dated back to the second half of 2013, that time with the intention to come up with the full-length release consisting of more “stand-alone” tracks built significantly on acoustic guitar, in most cases, heavily transmuted.
As I used to set the recorder always in a way that it recorded associated sounds from the recording room as well, recordings are more complex and have some accidental/random aspects; on the other hand, the overall feeling is a little bit lo-fi.
That’s the process how the tracks, I would label as the core of the album, were basically recorded – the beginning of spring, mountains become machines, sám na vrchole hory (alone on the mountain top), where late the birds sang and čistota (purity).
Back then, I was thinking to interconnect these tracks with short guitar drones, some kinds of interludes, however, as you can hear, they (all corals are yours, hollow and black water rising) became regular tracks over time.
So as the result, mountains become machines has a little bit of everything.
The more stand-alone tracks are backed by the abstract ones, pictures full of sunshine are followed by dark images and calm parts are accompanied with distorted pieces." --- Storm Noir
1 The Beginning Of Spring 08:43
2 Mountains Become Machines 08:44
3 Sám Na Vrchole Hory 09:07
4 All Corals Are Yours 06:13
5 Hollow 09:34
6 Where Late The Birds Sang 08:09
7 Black Water Rising 08:16
8 Čistota 05:41
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