Back to the Mud

by Noctilucant

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FLESH MECHANIC Beautiful dark ambient album! If you like to use imagination while listening to music, grab your headphones, turn off the light and let yourself drift deep into the sounds of this album. Great stuff. Favorite track: The End (it's near), part II.
This Is Darkness
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This Is Darkness The short and well dispersed pieces of singing and narration throughout the album give it the human element needed to fully realize the devastatingly apocalyptic theme of Back To The Mud. Favorite track: The End (it's near), part II.
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Purple Crow Perfectly executed based on the description! 10/10 Fantastic sounds with brilliant cinematic quality. Very well done. Support generous talented artists.
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‘Back to the Mud,’ Noctilucant's first full-length release, serves as a vague overview to the end of the world. Future releases will focus more on individual events, ultimately unraveling the mystery of what exactly happened to the world and what brought about the end. 'Back to the Mud,' is a reference to dying and death. In the end, we all return to the earth, we go - Back to the Mud.


released September 9, 2015

All music created between June 2015 to September of 2015 by Noctilucant. All synths, drones, ambiance, and piano by Noctilucant. All male & creature voices by Noctilucant. All dramatization's created and acted out by Noctilucant.

All audio mastered by J.Messner.

Vocals/voice on 'Befalling Silence,' 'The End (it's near), part II,' and 'Back to the Mud,' by Kara Philips of Magma Dragon

Vocals, noise and additional ambiance on, 'The Cusp of Catastrophe,' by J. Messner of HollowHecatomb

Spoken voice on, 'Back to the Mud', by Tom O'Bedlam

Album artwork created by Maia of Glitch Witch


“Noctilucant shows many signs of brilliance on Back To The Mud. The overall theme and production are very well done and seem quite impressive for a first endeavor as a self-released solo artist.”
- Terra Relicta


"I'm blown away by your album, man - great job! Seriously, I love the music, the atmosphere, the spoken vocal parts, everything sounds dark and just awesome. Even the song titles are really good - very inspiring!"
- NC Novelist, Michael L.


"For a first outing Noctilucant has created a fantastic album that rivals the work of Peter Andersson, Lustmord, Robert Rich, Vidna Obmana, Desiderii Marginis, and other big names in the genre.”
- Chain D.L.K.


"Noctilucant is a very good reason to never give up on great minimalist dark ambient music as every few years an artist comes along to just blow you out of the water and that is just what has happened here."
- Absolute Zero Media



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Noctilucant Wisconsin

Noctilucant is a dark ambient project willed into this world by one J.Mlodik in July of 2015.

Originally initiated as a dark cinematic entity exploring themes of ruin, loss, and despair during an age of ruin; the project has also dove deep into the unknown ocean depths, meandered through unfathomable nightmares and often taking listeners to completely unidentifiable territories.
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Track Name: The End (it's near)
"This is it... the end... it's near..."
Track Name: The End (it's near), part II
"It was a normal Sunday afternoon... that turned... into utter horror.
The skies did not darken and the heavens did not thunderously roar.
Many thought it was the wrath of God, the rapture, and our punishment for our Sins.
But soon we realized that this had nothing to do with God, this was because of us... mankind... humankind... we did this... we did this... we did this... we did this..."