Eismond is one of the many projects of Alexander Wieser from Austria. He is also the mastermind behind Uruk-Hai, Hrossharsgrani, Elisabetha, Bonemachine, Hrefnesholt, Wach, Manwë, among others! Eismond began in 2010 as a one man band and the same year released the demo tape “Demo 1“. On September 2012 they released this demo tape on CD remastered with some bonus tracks under the title “Behind the Moon We Are Looking into the Distance” via Kristallblut Records.
Like in most of Alex’s projects, so in Eismond the base of his music is ambient. They call what they play ambient space black metal, but I think the black metal elements are too few in this release. The album begins with 3 long instrumental songs, followed by 62 tracks of “silence” and closes with the 66th song, a 1o minute untitled track. Eismond create a unique cosmic atmosphere, with very good ambient space music. Wonderful deep atmospheric keys have the basic role in their compositions and they are combined with electric and distorted guitars that fit perfectly with their music. The slow “lazy” drumming keeps always the tempo down and their music seems like floating into the endless vacant space, without any outbursts, or surprises… I’d like a better guitar sound quality, but of course it is actually taken from a demo tape, so I shouldn’t complain. Anyway this genre should be “judged” by the atmosphere it creates and Eismond succeeded to generate visions and images in the listener’s head, offering him for 74 minutes a fictional cosmic journey to the universe.
Overall I think Eismond is one of Alex Wieser’s best projects and he has released a very promising demo. The band has already finished its actual debut album “As We Hide the Moon“, which is scheduled for release via Kristallblut Records on January 2013. This time there will be a second member Jaron on vocals and guitars, so they actually did what I’d like to see from them in the future: vocals and better guitars. “Behind the Moon We Are Looking into the Distance” is released via Kristallblut Records in a A5 blue DVD case, limited to 200 copies. If you are into ambient space music with some hints of black metal, then you might like them very much. In their official Facebook and Myspace pages below, you can get a taste of their music.