Torn Of This

by Ruhr Hunter

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    Showcasing original artwork and photography from acclaimed artist Stephen Kasner, Chet W. Scott's "Torn of This" is a powerful and sincere recording. He has found a way to express a personal tenderness, which is simply not explored within the soundscape field. This is an album not to be overlooked! Classic Jewel Case only!

    Composer Chet W. Scott has blossomed with his most passionate and personal collection of melancholia to date. "Torn of This" RUHR HUNTER'S sophomore solo release, brings a whole new set of dynamics to the soundscape genre. Featuring nine beautifully flowing and timeless compositions, with a minimalist sound design, folk elements and contemporary acoustical instrumentation. Chet W. Scott's "Torn of This" provides not only another audible journey for the listener to experience, but an absolute look into the composer's personal history, inspired through childhood emotions and experiences, geographical relations and the simple spirit of being. An evocative, sonic portrait of an essence, it's past and it's future...​
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    ​Part of the charm of Ruhr Hunter's sound is that you can really feel it's authenticity, he comes across as being genuine. During the whole New Weird America craze a few years back, that's what was really lacking, a sense that they actually cared about the type of music they were making and weren't just doing it because it was the thing at the moment.​
    ----SMOOTH ASSAILING

    ​The bottom line is that brilliant sound quality plus great compositional arrangements equals one amazing record. This material is on par with that of artists who are receiving far more press and widespread attention than Chet W. Scott is. If there is any justice in this world that fact will soon change. Because this CD should propel Ruhr Hunter​ into the spotlight.​​
    ----AVERSION ONLINE

    ​A Highly imaginative, darkly cinematic work that at times brings to mind the sights and sensations of the gray juncture between land and sea, and the melancholy seclusion of America's Pacific Northwest woods in Autumn.​
    ----TRIUMVIRATE

    "Torn Of This" is considerably more involved and animated. These tracks don't stall out they continually bloom with new evolutions and deeper hollows to sink yourself into that travel well beyond the preconceived expectations of an Ethno-Ambient release. The music is much more interesting and diverse and breathes deep. It contains a real sensitivity that stands more as an example of the pinnacle of this kind of work than as a follower of a beaten path.​​
    ----WORM GEAR

    ​"Torn of This" has the distinguishing asset of commanding the listener's attention at all times with its subtleties and crispness while simultaneously providing a powerful energy that calms and grounds. Sometimes clear, sometimes fuzzy, always brilliant, I can give no higher praise to an album.​
    ----MAELSTROM

    "Torn of This" is a quantum leap ahead of anything anyone else is doing in Dark Ambient Noise period!​
    ----MANIFOLD RECORDS

    ​Something in Chet's work has always struck me as quite well-done, balancing elements of the soul (drones, improvisation and ritualistic atmosphere) with those of the mind (good recording / mixing, attention to detail). This is by far RH's best release, and the one that held my attention as well as taking me on a sonic journey.​​
    ----DREAM INTO DUST​

    ​As good if not better than the atavistic, pseudo-pagan ambient works of Tribes of Neurot!
    ----AQUARIUS RECORDS

    If Wong Kar-Wai decided to make his take on spaghetti westerns, "Torn Of This" would make the perfect soundtrack...Beautiful, dark, and melancholic.​​
    ----SNIP SNIP RECORDS

    ​While most dark ambient and experimental work shies from organic instruments, especially when multi-layered, Ruhr Hunter evokes innovative moods from non-electronica with surpassing results that will make you wonder why it is not more commonly employed in the genre.
    ----AURAL PRESSURE​

    ​What first caught my eye about this project is its fantastic double raven talon swastika sigil which also graces the cover of this, RUHR HUNTER's second full-length album. This aesthetic, along with pieces titled "Birchwood" and "Wounded by my own blade," betrays a deep nature mysticism and heathen sensibility which comes fully to the forefront in the music, a beautiful blend of various stringed acoustic instruments with melodic drones and environmental recordings. The sound has a strong ritual feel to it, but where so much of today's "ritual music" fails to conjure any real atmosphere or dare I say magic, this album succeeds due to the strength of its compositions and the superior musicianship of the man behind it, Chet W. Scott. The absolutely stunning package design should also be mentioned.
    ----HEATHEN HARVEST​

    ​"Torn Of This" is a work of great beauty, strength and honesty, and whilst it's not a masterpiece on the same level as "Moss & Memory", it's a testament to the growing craftsmanship and nature mysticism of Chet W. Scott.
    ----JUDAS KISS

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Showcasing original artwork and photography from acclaimed artist Stephen Kasner, RUHR HUNTER'S "Torn of This" is a powerful and sincere recording. Chet W. Scott has found a way to express a personal tenderness, which is simply not explored within the Soundscape / Drone field!...This is an album not to be overlooked!

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released June 21, 2002

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