Chapter 1: The Descent

by Alder Deep

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TheNecromancer "Do not enter Alder Deep lightly."
Nothing could be more true. This album is a psychological roller coaster of isolation, fear, and just bleak hopelessness at times. The overlapping sounds make for a very introspective album. This is definitely a must. ...And its only my first listen as well. I'm excited for the dark journey ahead. Favorite track: The Narrow Passage.
Chronicles of Jest
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Chronicles of Jest Haunting. The mesh of noise and static beautifully parallels the crushing pressure of traveling into the depths. Truly encapsulates the feeling of "descent" as it takes the listener further into the deep. Favorite track: A Faint Glow Ahead.
Adam Matlock
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Adam Matlock This record is so bleak it feels almost suffocating. A seamless blend of noisy processing and traditional dungeon synth melodies, mixed into a swirling mayhem of psychological assault. Favorite track: A Faint Glow Ahead.
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  • Alder Deep Chapter 1 Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Limited edition of 25 handmade tapes, numbered with a fold-out j-card.
    Tape B-side is recorded with background dungeon ambient/drone not available digitally.
    All cassettes ship with a well-polished stone to act as a talisman during your descent.

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Do not enter Alder Deep lightly.

The darkened passages will take you far beneath the surface, beyond the limits of surface dwellers. A magnificent treasure is rumored to rest in the deepest darkness, but be warned - you will not be alone in the murky passages...


released June 20, 2017

Performed and recorded live by Alderen.



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Alderen Tucson, Arizona

Live dungeon noises from the deepest depths.

Far below the surface the darkness presses in. You hear things you should not. You see impossible sights. Your memories become warped and your thoughts consumed by the murky depths. Will you ever see the surface again? ... more

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