Yeti Rain is the dark ambient/prog project from bassist William Kopecky and wind synthesist Rober Ebner. Discarnate is their debut on Canada's Unicorn Digital, and it's an ominous seven song release of creepy soundscapes and dark journeys into vast space, sure to please fans of Tangerine Dream's early material, especially the classic album Zeit. Kopecky's fretless bass is shrouded in a way that it undulates anguished waves of sound, brought upon by backward loops and a soaring tone, which is fleshed out by the eerie wind synthesizer from Ebner. Describing the tracks here probably won't do anyone any good, as Discarnate is best taken in as a whole, but a good example of a highlight is "Sea of Endings", where Kopecky's bass leads you into what could be deep dark space or perhaps a voyage to the bottom of the sea, with Ebner providing the ethereal surroundings. It's all pretty intoxicating stuff, and definitely bordering on nightmarish at times, as the duo take the listener into the soundtrack to their darkest dreams.
Discarnate won't be for everyone, and it's a far cry from some of the fusion, prog metal, and progressive rock that Kopecky's been associated with over the years, but you have to give the guys in Yeti Rain credit. Any time two musicians can create sounds that are this moving and can influence a certain feeling in the listener, they have certainly done something right.
1. - The Veiled Daughters of Sleep
2. - Book of Visions
3. - Ebon Ebon Thalud
4. - Sea of Endings
5. - The Prophets' Needle
6. - Darklight
7. - Dreaming in the Teeth of Forever