Thursday, January 17, 2019

[LISTEN] Lousberg // The Death Of Humanity

The Death Of Humanity was recorded in the first half of 2017 by Lousberg. All music by Lousberg. Mixed by Lousberg. Mastered by W. Reijman at Catacomben Studios (Utrecht, The Netherlands). Photos by J. Bremen, taken in March 2018 at the Lousberg mountain (Aachen, Germany).

With “The Death Of Humanity,” Lousberg achieves what most composers fail to do so in a lifetime, much less a career. Transcending styles of dark ambient and dungeon synth, Lousberg is responsible for the merger of worlds; both specific and abstract. Intensely contemplative, “The Death Of Humanity” offers itself as an existential soundtrack. 

Lousberg guides a select few textures through landscapes both subterranean and otherworldly, somehow molding them as one in a 25 minute epic composition. Essentially, “The Death Of Humanity” exists somewhere between heaven and earth; between the universe and darkest corner of a remote location of the listener’s room. Warm, low tones merged with high, cold planes. Through cavernous landscapes and perpetual colonnades. Through timeless loneliness and endless emotional collapse, what Lousberg creates is both intensely human and otherworldly.