Lac Observation – Reptilian Dream CS


AHT 131 – Limited Edition of 50 copies with individually designed and hand drawn sleeves.
A corelease with Hvergelmir Records

Purchase digital version on Bandcamp here.


Track Listing

01 Burning Drifwood pts. 1 & 2
02 Bright Blackout
03 Wyrm In The Chasm
04 Reptilian Dream – Sentiw Gniwolg Eno


The Loch Ness monster is called Nessie, what is the name of the monster that lives in the Lac Observation in Canada?

In every lake there is a monster. It’s a rule.

In Lake Balaton there are swans and there are children plunging into the brown waters without a mask. They must have developed gills, their eyes see in the dark.

I am a sea fish, in fresh waters I feel bad.
The swans kept looking at me and I felt embarrassed.

They were waiting for the moment when I too would dive or maybe they were just waiting for the right moment to peck at me.

I swam in Lake Tenno, and I reached the island that is in the center. The water was cloudy and the bottom muddy.

Had I been more courageous I would have also immersed myself in Lake Garda.

And in Bled where the water was clear. How inviting.

If I had to choose I would swim once again in Ghent lake. It’s a lake the one in the campsite, right?

The official Lac Observation biography reads: “Owls vibrate in chorus by the lake, the lake is on an island and the island in a lake. A rain of ten thousand years and a west wind. Patched orchestra of owls and other apocryphal beasts. They play (?) many objects of driftwood and winds, but also all the other things.”

About “Reptilian Dream” they say: “A collection of broken compasses 2017-2021
The Kingdom of Four extends its dominion over this record. There is a chasm meandering for endless miles in the depths of the earth. There, solitary, cold, the reptilian wyrm slithers through tortuous tunnels, slowly growling and growing eternally.
On the surface, where birds and crickets teach us songs, we dance glossy eyed among the trees, wander through shattered parking lots, and under the stars.”

Cassette tape co-released by Almost Halloween Time Records and Hvergelmir Records.
This (Almost Halloween Time Records) version features HAND-PAINTED covers by Luigi Falagario and ships from Bari, Italy.
The Hvergelmir Records version features cover art by Alberto Toti and Lola GIffard Bouvier and ships from Brussels, Belgium.

Thanks to Reptilian Dream (the band)

album credits:
Tracks 1 and 3 recorded by Valentin Noiret at La Cheminée, Brussels, november 2019.
Tracks 2 and 4 recorded by GIldas Bouchaud at home in Jette, spring 2021, and finished by Gufo Mangiasale at home, december 2021.
Sentiw Gniwolg Eno originally recorded by Manuel Cascone in Rome, late 2017. Overdubs done by Gufo Mangiasale at home in Brussels, late 2021.

Gufo Mangiasale: guitars, vocals, synth, harmonium, musical saw, oboe, gong.

Valentin Noiret: drums, keyboard, tapes, mix

Quentin Chevalier: drums (track 1)

Gildas Bouchaud: tape manipulation (tracks 2 and 4)

Inner booklet by Gufo Mangiasale, layout by Lola Giffard-Bouvier

released February 26, 2022

Additional information

Weight .083 kg