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Dario Lupo This is calm, beautiful and ends up perfectly with the track "W". Favorite track: W.
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Alex Alexander A perfect conceptual companion to Chaos Monsters. Whereas CM is a very intense emotional journey, Compass is very calming and relaxing--a tool to keep you from becoming too overwhelmed during your voyage. And it's a beautifully lush, organic ambient/drone work in its own right, too.
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Compass is the companion release to NAAL's release Chaos Monsters. Together these two EPs tell an adventure story of love and loss, life and death, and hope at the chance that things might get better.

Compass is 4 tracks of droning soundscapes mixed occasionally with minimal melody or organic noise, meant to help relax the senses and to open the mind to a deeper reality.


released December 6, 2013

Written and performed by: Dave Mantel
Recorded & Mixed by: Broken Light Records
Album art by: Dave Mantel
Special thanks: Andy Othling, Dave Shay, Karl Verkade, Andrew and Michael Tasselmyer, and Tom Wyatt.


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Naal Chicago, Illinois

NAAL is the surrealist, drone/rock project of Chicago native Dave Mantel. Characterized by a sonic journey taken between more traditional instrumental post-rock, and the fringe elements of ambient, noise, drone, and field recordings, NAAL is a project that wanders freely between elements of all of those genres, while juxtaposing their individual elements to create a unique sonic palate. ... more

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