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Narrow House (ambient funeral doom) - "A Key to Panngrieb"

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Oct 8, 2012 6:13 AM ET #26 (permalink)

The new review is up, this time from "Doommantia":

"The album is big, open and spacious like the musicians are not even playing in the same country, let alone the same studio. There are huge gaps in every guitar strike, cymbal and drum hit which makes this seem much slower than what is actually is. They bleed out their music so listening to this is like being strangled to death very very slowly which is a Killer hook and perfect for a Funeral doom exercise".

The full version can be found here: http://www.doommantia.com/2012/10/narrow-house-key-to-panngrieb.html . Surprisingly detailed review. The guy who wrote it had a Heart Attack some time ago and he is short on money, so if anyone here feels like supporting the fellow Doom Metal fan (he is actually an owner of that website), throw some bucks to his PayPal.

Oct 9, 2012 6:36 AM ET #27 (permalink)

So, what do we have next... Uh, yes, the review from Hungarian webzine "Femforgacs". Can't point out a bit for the quote, as this review is written in Hungarian (yeah, seriously) and it seems that Google Translate can't handle it in full scale. So here is the direct googletranslated link: http://translate.google.ru/translate?hl=ru&sl=hu&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.femforgacs.hu%2Fkritika%2F2454%2FNarrow_House_A_Key_To_Panngrieb_2012

Oct 12, 2012 5:13 AM ET #28 (permalink)

Well, apparently we have a new review from USA. "Forbidden Magazine" about "A Key to Panngrieb":

"It’s virtually flawless in structure, flow, composition, delivery, and production. Narrow House create such a gravitational force with their combination of suffocating heaviness, dreary Phantom atmosphere, and solemn melodies that it’s damn near impossible to Escape it’s pull into the abyss."

The full version can be found here: http://forbidden-magazine.com/2012/10/narrow-house-a-key-to-pangrieb/#.UHfY_zDZeSo

Oct 15, 2012 4:37 AM ET #29 (permalink)

Another non-translatable review, this time from Lithuanian "Hell Music". I'm sure you will be amused with the googletranslated version which can be found here: http://translate.google.ru/translate?hl=ru&sl=hu&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hell-music.lt%2Fstraipsniai%2Frecenzijos%2F353%2F

Oct 16, 2012 5:02 AM ET #30 (permalink)

Some words from Portuguese "Temple of Doom Metal" (googletranslated bit):

"During these 45 minutes of funereal Exile, the 'Russian school', let us say, comes in good shape, four themes touched very competent, well-structured, with a good Balance between the keys and guitars and a well that throaty Voice, sparsely, alternating with a clear tone and lean a little to the tortuous".

The full version can be found here: http://translate.google.ru/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fmetalexperiences.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F10%2Fnarrow-house-key-to-panngrieb.html . Thankfully, the English translation makes sense.

Oct 18, 2012 5:34 AM ET #31 (permalink)

Good news for European doom fans - this online-shop http://www.paratmagazine.com/paratshop/item/2167-narrow-house-%E2%80%93-a-key-to-panngrieb based in Czech Republic sells some copies of "A Key to Panngrieb" now. You might be more comfortable ordering it from there.

Oct 19, 2012 5:38 AM ET #32 (permalink)

Who would know, Japan is interested in Funeral doom too: this online shop is selling "A Key to Panngrieb" as well http://diskunion.net/metal/ct/detail/HMHR121018-3

Oct 22, 2012 6:06 AM ET #33 (permalink)

By the way, our video for the first track from the album has now over 2000 views on YouTube:


Oct 23, 2012 5:16 AM ET #34 (permalink)

Found a new review from French "Pavillon 666". Google wasn't that great to translate it properly, but here's a bit anyway:

"A very successful album that will Delight fans of the genre and can be a good approach for those who do not yet know the genre"

The full version can be found here: http://translate.google.ru/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pavillon666.fr%2Fchronique-metal-7630.php

Oct 25, 2012 9:05 AM ET #35 (permalink)

Just wanted to let you know that all original members of Narrow House who took part in recording of "A Key to Panngrieb" are going to gather in Czech Republic next month to visit "Godspeed you! Black Emperor" gig. So, if any of you guys are planning to go there for the same reason and would like to receive an album from our loving hands - feel free to tell me about this.

Oct 30, 2012 7:43 AM ET #36 (permalink)

Apparently our album is available now through Amazon too: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009Y2IYL2/ref=sr_1_album_1_rd?ie=UTF8&child=B009Y2IZIY&qid=1351596992&sr=1-1

Nov 2, 2012 7:49 AM ET #37 (permalink)

One of our songs are going to be played on http://www.yastaradio.com/ in a couple of hours (more details on this can be found here: http://thepitofthedamned.blogspot.it/p/playlist-radio-show.html ). Apparently the playlist it is in was already played on the Halloween. In other news - this Italian online store has some copies of "A Key to Panngrieb" to sell. The album is listed in "Recommended" section (yay!): http://www.masterpiecedistribution.com/shop/vedi_articolo.php?id=24787&order_id=66066

Nov 5, 2012 3:39 AM ET #38 (permalink)

Meanwhile we've got a new review from the Romanian "Pest Webzine":

"The keyboards play also a major part in their music, the vocals are as versatile as they can be but still keeping a growling tone most of the time, the drums and bass lines really capitalize their importance and the excellent production allows all this to happen. So all in all Narrow House released a very good debut album, one that will certainly attract the interest of Funeral Doom followers out there"

They post reviews in a very interesting way, so you'll need to scroll a bit to find the full version over here: http://pestwebzine.com/index/october_2012_page_2/0-645

Nov 6, 2012 6:18 AM ET #39 (permalink)

A while ago I was interviewed by Czech website "Mortemzine" and they've finally published the article. There's an English version of it and it's pretty huge, and covers pretty much everything. So, if you would like to know us better - you are welcome to read it. Here's a bit:

"7. What does the word “Panngrieb” means? Does the album has any concept? What can we imagine when we read the title “A Key to Panngrieb”?

“Panngrieb” is Nothing and everything at the same time. To start with, this word does not exist (well, until we came up with it, obviously), so save your time and don’t try to find it in the dictionary or Ancient mythology. “Panngrieb” can be everything you want it to be, it is an individual experience of each listener and our album is the key to it".

The rest can be found here: http://www.mortemzine.net/show.php?id=3386&il=4

(This post was last edited on November 6, 2012 at 6:18 AM ET.)

Nov 8, 2012 6:17 AM ET #40 (permalink)

We have another review by the way. This one is from Italian "IYEzine" and curious thing is that nor I, nor the label itself (as Far as I know) contacted them to review the album:

"Narrow House are offering a very good record full of gloomy atmosphere as they are elegant, going to place not too Far from what has been done by the former countrymen Comatose Vigil, and then showing all their devotion to the Skepticism, authentic tutelary deities of this variant atmospheric funeral"

This was a googletranslated bit, and here's the full version: http://translate.google.ru/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iyezine.com%2Frecensioni%2F2140-narrow-house-a-key-to-panngrieb.htm

Nov 9, 2012 4:05 AM ET #41 (permalink)

So, just to remind you - this weekend all original members of Narrow House are going to gather in Czech Republic to visit "Godspeed You! Black Emperor" gig. So, if any of you guys are planning to go there for the same reason and would like to receive an album or just have a chat - feel free to tell me about this.

Nov 14, 2012 7:34 AM ET #42 (permalink)

Just returned from the Czech Republic - that was a WILD ride full of beer, Czech national cuisine and everything else which comes with all these things. The GY!BE gig was great and I got myself a cool Kafka shirt.

Meanwhile there's a fresh review from USA based "Infernal Masquerade Webzine". Here's a quote:

“A Key to Panngrieb is definitely for fans of Funeral Doom Metal that need a bit more than just punishing riffs repeated over and over. With the atmospheric elements, Narrow House manages to be above the average bands in the genre and should actually be considered as one of Promises of the genre"

The full text is here: http://www.infernalmasquerade.com/?q=reviews/002306-narrow-house-%E2%80%93-key-panngrieb-2012

Nov 15, 2012 7:06 AM ET #43 (permalink)

Just noticed that the previous review made the overall count of reviews equal to 20 or so. Anyway, the more the better. It would be cool to have 50 of them . The next one is from Brazilian "Funeral Wedding". They gave us 5 of 5, yay!

"With dire guitars, keyboards, atmospheric, ultra-slow drums, this album starts your trip with Poslednee Pristanishe. In the course of its 14 minutes you can experience numerous sensations, especially with entering cello line. Every feeling of anguish and rejection comes to mind and that feeling of Emptiness reigns in our tired body"

That was a rough translated bit from original Portuguese version of the article. The full googletranslated text can be found here: http://translate.google.ru/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.funeralwedding.com%2F%3Fp%3D1745

Nov 19, 2012 5:49 AM ET #44 (permalink)

We've got another distro to distribute our stuff - http://www.arxprod.net.ua/. It is based in Ukraine, Donetsk, so in case somebody is more comfortable to order it from there and not Russia or any other places I was telling you about before, this is your choice.

Nov 20, 2012 4:56 AM ET #45 (permalink)

In other news we've got a review from "Destructive Music" zine from UK:

"Russian newcomers Narrow House are still defining their own style, but on the basis of this debut they’re well on their way to doing so. The first thing you notice about A Key To Panngrieb is how lush and professional it sounds – big strings, clear, unmuddied production and perfectly crisp drums give the music a depth and space that you don’t often hear in underground Metal. It sounds MASSIVE, and that sound really supports the feel that Narrow House are going for, which is one of utter melancholy and despair".

The full text is located here: http://destructive-music.com/?p=3881

Nov 21, 2012 6:04 AM ET #46 (permalink)

It looks like our album is available at iTunes too. The link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-key-to-panngrieb/id573067375

Nov 26, 2012 7:55 AM ET #47 (permalink)

Well, it seems there's going to be a little Hiatus before there will be any new reviews. I had some time to collect all the places where one can equire a copy of "A Key to Panngrieb" and put the links on one page. So, here you go: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnarrowhouse.net%2Fmesta-prodazhi-a-key-to-panngrieb%2F

17 stores from 9 countries all over the world. One of the recent ones - Steinklang Mailorder (Germany).

Dec 11, 2012 5:02 AM ET #48 (permalink)

Finally we've got some English words with no need to googletranslate them. This review is from USA based underground metal label, blog and recording studio "Contaminated Tones":

"Narrow House do a great job at building up to great moments in the compositions and the thirteen minute long Steklianniy Bog is, once again, a highlight in this regard where Nine minutes after the initial Dirge chimes, bellowing and windy scenes are coaxed from layers of keyboards and cello to, at least for me, send shivers Down the spine"

This one is actually something interesting to read, so here's the link to the full text: http://www.contaminatedtones.blogspot.com/2012/12/narrow-house-key-to-panngrieb.html

Dec 19, 2012 7:09 AM ET #49 (permalink)

It seems like our album is participating in "Top albums of 2012" at Stereo Killer. Please, vote for us to give more info coverage for the album: http://www.stereokiller.com/topalbums_2012.cfm

Just visit the link, find our album, press on the + and hit big Red button in the footer of the website. Thanks!

Dec 24, 2012 9:06 AM ET #50 (permalink)

Solitude Productions gives a 10% discount, don't miss it and buy our stuff:

"To celebrate upcoming holidays we offer you a 10% off coupon F3E6AE35AB. Offer valid only for orders which was made and paid before 27.12.2012. To use the discount just fill the Coupon space in shopping cart. This is the last newsletter this year. The next one will be in early January.
All orders made after 27.12.2011 will be sent in 2013. Have a nice holidays".

Here's the direct link: http://www.solitudestore.com/en/product/narrow-house-2012-a-key-to-panngrieb/

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