To those of you who prefer their ambient music as dark and eerie as possible, allow me to direct your attention to the experimental drone project Black Swan. I've heard plenty of artists toy with "dark ambient" music with underwhelming results, mostly at the hand of a weak atmosphere and/or uninteresting sounds, but Black Swan sidesteps these issues by creating soundscapes that are engaging. With thick and airy drones, lo-fi field recordings, and appearances from a chillingly solemn choir at its disposal, the music's atmosphere is anything but weak. It's the kind of thing that I could see fitting perfectly as the score of a movie that is set in a post-apocalyptic, desolate world, or perhaps an abandoned church.
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