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Ba Da Bing re-released another Natural Snow Buildings record and their plan to take over the entire ridiculously limited back catalogue is one that many people are very grateful for. This massive CD Box set was originally released in run of 150 cassette boxes by Blackest Rainbow in 2009, followed by ...

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Ltd 6CD box set on Ba Da Bing! Edition of 500 numbered copies in hand-painted box.

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Daughter Of Darkness by Natural Snow Buildings
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9/10 Steven Customer review, 15th November 2013

Ba Da Bing re-released another Natural Snow Buildings record and their plan to take over the entire ridiculously limited back catalogue is one that many people are very grateful for. This massive CD Box set was originally released in run of 150 cassette boxes by Blackest Rainbow in 2009, followed by another cassette with the title of Daughter of Darkness V through the Recollections of Knulp label, limited to only 100 pieces. Now we have the digital pleasure (not to mention the limited LP version only available through the direct label mail order from the US) to listen to all these tracks on CD with a total running time of over 7 hours. The recordings themselves are a perfect example of what the duo is capable of: They’re both heavy and gentle and once you are fully drawn into the sound world a true catchiness to the tunes emerges from these songs. However, the term song doesn’t really do justice to what is going on here. These are in fact buildings of sound, spreading from 6 to 43 minutes in length, evolving from several layered instruments, turning into something so mesmerising you can almost feel how it’s lulling you in like a blanket that you stop feeling as something not part of you after some time. Even the heaviness of Solange and Mehdi’s drones stops the music from being a very organic experience with an endless amount of beauty hidden in what seems as a fog of noise. There’s no other band sounding like this. Combining the patience of the better noise and drone artists with the playfulness of folk music and a proper tendency to witchcraft and darkness Natural Snow Buildings are inhabitants of a world all of their own.
But don’t get the wrong idea: You have to go a long way through their landscapes to catch the beauty in these discs. It’s everything but an easy trip. But then again: Has real beauty ever been easy to find?

6 CDs in a numbered box with a hand painted cover that makes each of the 500 pieces unique. Appropriate reissue of outstanding music.


10/10 David Bell Customer review, 14th November 2013

Amazing box of delights, with 6 CDs of previously too-hard-to-find cassettes from the French duo. Beautiful hand-deocorated packaging. And the music! Immersive, droning, lllloooonnnngggg pieces. Play it all back-to-back and it fills a whole day with astonishing sounds.


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