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Aphotic I — Hadal

by Ulrich Krieger

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    releases June 16, 2023

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Hadal (acoustic)
Hadal (delay)


From Ulrich Krieger

that the regular depth for most recreational divers is 18 m. But already in shallow depths one can feel changes in perception and the slowing down of brain function—subjectively everything feels slower. My 60-minute dives feel like 20-30 minutes to me.

But underwater also has its own, different acoustic that irritates our senses and creates a new, unique experience. The speed of sound in salt water is 4 times faster than in air, resulting in a loss of directional hearing—sounds seem to come from everywhere, meaning we cannot orientate by sound anymore. Further there is the filter effect of water, making the underwater soundscape filtered, darker and quieter.


releases June 16, 2023

Hadal (Pelagic Waters 1) (2007)
Ulrich Krieger - bass clarinet, electronics
Ben Richter -accordion
Alkis Nicolaides - electric guitar

All compositions by Ulrich Krieger
All recorded 2020 by the musicians,
edited and mixed by Ulrich Krieger 2021
mastered by Lawrence English at Negative Space 2023


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