review :: Royce Icon
"Nakcia" is the debut solo release from Lithuanian dark ambient artist Daina Dieva. I had heard some of her material before via a collaboration she did with Svart1 called "Incubi-Succubi", which was really beautiful stuff. I was happy to hear that this new album is just as haunting and beautiful as her previous material.
"Nakcia" consists of two tracks- the title track, which is about 27 minutes long, and "Lopsine", which is a little over 4 minutes long. Both tracks are perfect examples of what I like about electro-acoustic dark ambient:
thunderous low end hums, chilling bow induced guitar drones, haunting ghost-like vocals, pounding minimal drums, and lots and lots of reverb. There is also some very nice flute work as well.
I'm not sure exactly how this was composed, but the feeling one gets while listening to it is that it was all recorded live, and I can just imagine sitting in a small room watching it being made, an awe-struck look of bliss on my face. "Nakcia" apparently translates to night in English, and I must say that I can not think of a more succinct word for this album. This a pure, beautiful dark ambient masterpiece.
This album is available for free, so you really have no excuse not to listen to it. If you dig dark ambient music, Download this now! You will not be disappointed. Daina Dieva rules!