Exit In Grey - Shadows of Stillness
Drone Exit In Grey is a Russian drone duo consisting of two men named Stas and Sergei. Now, I will start off by saying, as always, that it's hard to create good drone music, as the lack of sounds doesn't allow for a whole lot of creativity. With the one main lead synth composing most of the song with few background sounds, it's a bitch to create music within this genre.

And, these two men have crafted four tracks lasting anywhere between nine to fourteen minutes. The Sunset Dust In Our Hands starts off the album. Of course, you get the main synth lead, with what sounds liike a carriage making its way to a village right beneath it. Echoes of wind pulse in the song along with a somewhat ritual like vibe. The lead synth fades as the song goes by, and is replaced with more light sounds. It dies down an almost nothingness before slowly coming back with a soft lead. Though I liked this song, it was hard to get by due to it dragging on for far too long without much to change it.

The second song was really hard to get through, as there weren't many effects to help move it along aside from an echo, and each lead lasted too long for the lack of material found within it. I guess I could say the same about the third song; while nice and pleasant to the ears, and also relaxing, it was just boring all at the same time.

However, the fourth and final song, So Beautiful And Quiet Place, was awesome. The nature effects allowed a peaceful setting, the birds chirping just added onto the placating sound, and the wind that brushed through my headphones was stellar.

And that's where the album ended off. I did enjoy this, however, there were a lot of long and undigested parts for me too really want to come back and listen to this again. If they could follow the path of So Beautiful And Quiet Place more often, I'm sure there will be a blissful album to come from these fine gentlemen.
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Brutal Resonance

Exit In Grey - Shadows of Stillness

5.5
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2013 by Muzyka Voln
Exit In Grey is a Russian drone duo consisting of two men named Stas and Sergei. Now, I will start off by saying, as always, that it's hard to create good drone music, as the lack of sounds doesn't allow for a whole lot of creativity. With the one main lead synth composing most of the song with few background sounds, it's a bitch to create music within this genre.

And, these two men have crafted four tracks lasting anywhere between nine to fourteen minutes. The Sunset Dust In Our Hands starts off the album. Of course, you get the main synth lead, with what sounds liike a carriage making its way to a village right beneath it. Echoes of wind pulse in the song along with a somewhat ritual like vibe. The lead synth fades as the song goes by, and is replaced with more light sounds. It dies down an almost nothingness before slowly coming back with a soft lead. Though I liked this song, it was hard to get by due to it dragging on for far too long without much to change it.

The second song was really hard to get through, as there weren't many effects to help move it along aside from an echo, and each lead lasted too long for the lack of material found within it. I guess I could say the same about the third song; while nice and pleasant to the ears, and also relaxing, it was just boring all at the same time.

However, the fourth and final song, So Beautiful And Quiet Place, was awesome. The nature effects allowed a peaceful setting, the birds chirping just added onto the placating sound, and the wind that brushed through my headphones was stellar.

And that's where the album ended off. I did enjoy this, however, there were a lot of long and undigested parts for me too really want to come back and listen to this again. If they could follow the path of So Beautiful And Quiet Place more often, I'm sure there will be a blissful album to come from these fine gentlemen. Jun 27 2014

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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