A spark in the void

Colliding emotionally-charged guitar riffs and thrashy drums with buckets of ambience.

Instrumental Post-metal/Post-rock from Munich, Germany.

BIOGRAPHY

Since the dawn of mankind, people have sought out ways to cope, to express and to draw inspiration from. For instrumental post-metal project ‘A Spark In The Void’ (stylized: ‘a spark in the v(*)id’), music ticks all three of those boxes. The one-man-act is carving out a sound that juxtaposes emotionally-charged guitar riffs and thrashy drums, complete with lashings of post-rock ambience and melancholy.


Based in Munich, Germany, the artist behind the project has played an array of instruments throughout his life. However, it wasn’t until 2016 that it was time for him to make a musical imprint of his own. After setting up a small studio inside his home, he had completed his first collection of songs within about a year. 2018 saw the release of the debut EP ‘Constructing/In Ambivalence/A Universe’, which draws inspiration from acts like Cloudkicker and Sleepmakeswaves. The EP ‘Ever Changing, Ever Dying’, a four track affair that echoes the footsteps of bands like Deafheaven and Alcest, followed in 2019.

LATEST RELEASE

January 22nd, 2021 saw the release of A Spark In The Void’s debut full-length album. Entitled ‘The Journey’, the concept album is a sonic expedition into the realms of the self and unconscious. Tapping into themes of unease, uncertainty, abandonment, curiosity, discovering and overcoming, the album features six chapters that aim to confront listeners with choices of self-actualization. Forceful riffs and cavernous trem-picked guitars washed out with delays and reverbs reel in a certain melodrama synonymous with post-metal acts ala Russian Circles and Pelican. The album was produced and mixed by long-time collaborator Nikita Kamprad (freelance music producer and singer, guitarist and main songwriter of Der Weg einer Freiheit) and was mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Loma Prieta). It features Dany Kufner on drums.

bio – a spark in the v(*)id (asparkinthevoid.com)

Discography

The Journey

The Journey | a spark in the v(*)id (bandcamp.com)

1.The Journey I: Setting Out 03:51
2.The Journey II: Wandering/Running 04:56
3.The Journey III: Approaching the Abyss 03:36
4.The Journey IV: The Leap 04:35
5.The Journey V: Immersion 06:00
6.The Journey VI: A Place of Calm 07:25
credits
released January 22, 2021

Music written, performed and recorded by a spark in the v(*)id
Drums by Dany Kufner
Produced and mixed by Nikita Kamprad
Mastered by Jack Shirley
Artwork by Daniel Schneider

  • Please note *
    You are very welcome to download the album for free. However, if you enjoy the music, I would be very happy if you spend a little money on it. That helps me offset the production costs – and it would make me feel like a real musician.
Instrumental Post-metal/Post-rock from Munich, Germany.
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✹ The Journey (2021) ✹
The Journey I: Setting Out 00:00​
The Journey II: Wandering/Running 03:51​
The Journey III: Approaching the Abyss 08:47​
The Journey IV: The Leap 12:24​
The Journey V: Immersion 16:59​
The Journey VI: A Place of Calm 22:59​
asparkinthevoid​ #TheJourney​
Music written, performed and recorded by a spark in the v(*)id
Drums by Dany Kufner
Produced and mixed by Nikita Kamprad
Mastered by Jack Shirley
Artwork by Daniel Schneider

Ever Changing, Ever Dying

Ever Changing, Ever Dying | a spark in the v(*)id (bandcamp.com)

1.Ever Changing … 04:50
2.Patterns Of Dark And Light (And Everything In Between) 04:03
3.… Ever Dying 05:06
4.Reminiscence Pt.1: This Crazy Shine 02:59
credits
released July 30, 2019

Music, performance and recording by a spark in the v(*)id
Mixed and mastered by Nikita Kamprad at Ghost City Recordings
Artwork by Daniel Schneider / at-ac de

  • Please note *
    You are very welcome to download the EP for free. However, if you enjoy the music, I would be very happy if you spend a little money on it. That helps me offset the production costs – and it would make me feel like a real musician.
(3) a spark in the void – YouTube

Constructing​/​In Ambivalence​/​A Universe

Constructing/In Ambivalence/A Universe | a spark in the v(*)id (bandcamp.com)

1.The Spark Ignites 06:09
2.Putting It Together, Piece By Piece 05:10
3.This Distant Gleam (Reaching Out) 01:21
4.Looking Through The Introscope, Staring At The Cracks 05:02
5.Supernova: The End/Beginning 07:03
credits
released June 19, 2018

Music, performance, recording, artwork by
a spark in the v(*)id
Mixed and mastered by Nikita Kamprad at Ghost City Recordings

  • Please note *
    You are very welcome to download the EP for free. However, if you enjoy the music, I would be very happy if you spend a little money on it. That helps me offset the production costs – and it would make me feel like a real musician.
(3) a spark in the void – YouTube

Of Visions And Nightmares

Of Visions And Nightmares | a spark in the v(*)id (bandcamp.com)

Released April 3, 2018
Music, performance, recording, mixing, artwork by
a spark in the v(*)id
Mastered by Nikita Kamprad at Ghost City Recordings

  • Please note *
    You are very welcome to download the single for free. However, if you enjoy the music, I would be very happy if you spend a little money on it. That helps me offset the production costs – and it would make me feel like a real musician.

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Review

Stupendous German composer and multi-instrumentalist uses layered texture of post metal, with environmental and melancholy cinematic effects.

With an amazing technique and virtuosity, his melodies are very structured, full of harmonious nuances mixed with tense, vital arrangements, with noisy riffs, sliding and accurate fingering, low protruding doom style, and a thrash drum.

With a harmonious and increasing cadence full of environmental details, his latest album ties all the melodies as if it were unique, in a sound journey of complex themes of immersion and depth, involving pure euphoria and vigor, surpassed by a mastery of arrangements and resourcefulness, a masterpiece “The Journey”.

Ever Changing, Ever Dying begins intense and gloomy by grinding a double pedal, dualized with soft chords, full of antagonistic feelings, distorted riffs, killers, trebles, ending in a melodious way with a wonderful traveling guitar.

Constructing / In Ambivalence / The Universe starts with soft keyboards suffocated by distorted bass chords and smooth fingerings, a fantastic oscillation between melancholy and metal, a wonderful album.

Of Visions And Nightmares, debut tune with soft keyboards distorted with a growing environmental background mixing nuances in an experimental way, giving a connotation of the potential to be explored in an intense and creative way.

Beautiful collection.

Aryon Maiden

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