It’s been three years since Deaf Center released their dark-ambient masterpiece Owl Splinters. Since then, the band’s two members — Erik Skodvin and Otto Totland — have kept busy with various side and solo projects (including Totland’s debut solo full-length). The duo, however, have recently announced a new Deaf Center mini-album titled Recount, due out on Sonic Pieces in August (preorder). Based on the few previews I’ve heard, it seems like Recount won’t be as noisy or harsh as Owl Splinters, but still very lovely and evocative in its own right.
In the meantime, be sure to check out Totland’s Pîno, which is full of lovely solo piano pieces.
Update (6/17): A short preview of the track “Oblivion” has been posted on Soundcloud. It’s not as harsh or oppressive as Owl Splinters, but rather, drifts about like a dark, alien mirage.