Thursday, December 20, 2007

Black Engine - Ku Klux Klowns

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Label/Date: Wallace Records, 2007
Genre: crushing, mind-numbing free-jazz-noise-metal
From: Italy
LIYL: Noxagt, Faust, Orthodox, John Zorn, Meshuggah, The Shining, KK Null/Zeni Geva, Kayo Dot, avant-garde and experimental music
Myspace: /blackengineisalive

Saviours - Into Abaddon

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Label/Date: Kemado Records, Jan 22, 2008
Genre: Metal
From: Oakland
LIYL: Baroness, Metallica, Sabbath, Maiden, Motörhead
Myspace: /saviours666

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Old Time Relijun - Catharsis in Crisis

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Label/Date: K Recs, 2007
Genre: deconstructed and fucked up blues
From: Portland, Oregon
LIYL: Man Man, Captain Beefheart, O'Death, Tom Waits
Myspace: /theoldtimerelijun

Bee and Flower - Last Sight of Land

Led by the beautiful, sultry voice of singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, Dana Schechter this is slow moving lounge mixed with classical/sountrack, and some trip-hop as well. "Last Sight of Land features a 25-piece string section, a whirlwind of grand pianos, vintage electronics, delicate melodic percussion, a mammoth bass section, keyboards, guitars, lap steels, and sweeping vocal choirs."
Download: sharebee
Label/Date: Tuition, 2007
Genre: cinematic pop/lounge
From: Berlin/NYC
LIYL: Portishead, The Gathering, Silver Ray, Lovage
Myspace: /beeandflower

Daleth - Lusitania

Very raw early/demo material that shows good potential, especially in the epic 'We Will Live Forever' where the raw, noisy sound adds to the song.
Download: zshare
Label/Date: self-released/recorded, 2007
Genre: sludge/post-metal
From: Naples, Florida
LIYL: Tombs, 5ive, Tusk, Lair of the Minotaur
Myspace: /dalethmusic

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Black Mountain - In The Future

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Label/Date: Jagjaguwar, Jan 22, 2008
Genre: psychedelic rock, classic rock, stoner, indie
From: Vancouver, Canada
LIYL: Priestbird, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, David Bowie, Witchcraft
Myspace: /blackmountain

Litmus - Planetfall

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Rise Above Records, 2007
Genre: space-rock
From: London and South East, United Kingdom
LIYL: Hawkwind (these guys abviously worship them), Acid Mothers Temple (same kind of over-the-top synths), Blandbladen
Myspace: /litmusspacerock

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Radio Moscow - Radio Moscow

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Alive Records, 2007
Genre: Classic Rock, Blues
From: Ames, Iowa
LIYL: Hendrix, Deep Purple, Blue Cheer, Cream, Witchcraft, Wolfmother
Myspace: /radiomoscow

Witchcraft - The Alchemist

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Label/Date: Rise Above Records, 2007
Genre: Classic Rock, Doom, Psych
From: Örebro, Sweden
LIYL: Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Deep Purple, Radio Moscow, Zeppelin
Myspace: /witchcraftswe

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Greyboy Allstars

West Coast Boogaloo (1995): zshare

A Town Called Earth (1997): megaupload

Live (1999): zshare

What Happened to Television? (2007): zshare
Genre: funk, jazz, boogaloo, acid jazz
From: San Diego
LIYL: James Brown, P-Funk, Herbie Hancock/Headhunters, Herbaliser, Galactic
Myspace: /thegreyboyallstars

Betty Page - Danger Girl

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A killer set of crime/spy-jazz and burlesque tunes from the Marlowlynn & Chappell music libraries.
Genre: jazz, spy, swing, big band, burlesque
Click here for more info.
Purchase: seems to be out of print. try ebay.

Kutiman - Kutiman

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Label/Date: Melting Pot Music, 2007
Standout tracks: There's a few tracks on here I don't care for at all but standout tracks like 4+5 make it a worthwhile listen.
Genre: funk, afro-beat, electronica, disco
From: Tel Aviv, Isreal
LIYL: Galactic, Antibalas, Heliocentrics, Herbaliser, Four Tet
Myspace: /kutiman

Monday, November 26, 2007

Silver Ray

This Is Silver Ray (2001): zshare

New Love (2002): zshare

Humans (2004): zshare
Genre: cinematic post-rock, piano/guitar/drums
From: Melbourne, Australia
LIYL: Blueneck, The Spheres, Dirty Three, Mogwai, Nick Cave (the band is apparently a favorite of his)
Website2: pharmacyrecords
Myspace: /silverraymusic

Cam Butler - See (Symphony No.1)

Founder, guitarist and main composer with Silver Ray. This disc is very cinematic like Silver Ray but more dense with a full string orchestra (Shadow of Love Orchestra), and it's also very upbeat.
Download: zshare
Genre: symphonic, cinematic rock
From: Melbourne, Australia
Myspace: /cambutlermusic

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Download: megaupload
Genre: soundtrack, americana
From: Australia
LIYL: Dirty Three, Ennio Morricone, Silver Ray, The Proposition ST
IMDB: page

Monday, November 19, 2007

Torche - In Return

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Robotic Empire, 2007
Genre: "thunder rock"
From: Miami, Florida
LIYL: Floor, Big Business, Queens of the Stone Age, Melvins, Baroness
Myspace: /torche

Tusk - The Resisting Dreamer

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Tortuga Recordings, 2007
Genre: post-metal/sludge/grind
From: Chicago/Portland/Oak City
LIYL: Kayo Dot, Old Man Gloom, Boris, Pelican
Myspace: /tuskgrind

Lent0 - Earthen

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Supernatural Cat, 2007
Genre: ambient metal
From: Rome, Italy
LIYL: Isis, Omega Massif, Ufomammut, Bongripper
Myspace: /lento

Envy - Abyssal

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Label/Date: Sonzai Records, 2007
Genre: post-rock/screamo
From: Tokyo, Japan
LIYL: Mono, Circle Takes The Square, City Of Caterpillar, Pax Cecilia
Myspace: officialenvy
Purchase: only released in japan so far

Orthodox- Amancer En Puerta Oscura

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Southern Lord, 2007
Genre: sludge/prog/experimental/doom
From: Sevilla, Spain
LIYL: Boris, King Crimson, OM, Amon Duul, Viaje A 800, Thrones
Myspace: /orthodoxband

The Austerity Program - Black Madonna

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Label/Date: Hydra Head, 2007
Genre: drum-machine metal/punk
From: Astoria, New York
LIYL: Godflesh, Big Black, Jesus Lizard, Shellac
Myspace: /theausterityprogram
Purchase: hydrahead

Irreversible - Sins

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Hero Entertainment, 2007
Genre: Post-metal/Sludge
From: Atlanta
LIYL: Cult of Luna, Rosetta, Isis
Myspace: /irreversiblemusic


Nekad (2007): megaupload
Self-titled (2006): megaupload
Genre: post-metal
From: Riga, Latvia
LIYL: Shora, Rosetta, Old Man Gloom
Myspace: /tesaband

The Heliocentrics - Out There

"In an alternative galaxy, where the orbits of Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz, Psychedelic, Electronic, Avante-Garde and Ethnic music all revolve around "The One" - that’s where you might find The Heliocentrics. A listen to a song or two reveals no small influence from the funk universe of James Brown. But there's also the disorienting asymmetry of Sun Ra's music. The cinematic scope of Ennio Morricone. The sublime fusion of David Axelrod. But the Heliocentrics' music isn't retro. It's brand new. And it's timeless."
Download: rapidshare
Label/Date: Stones Throw/Now-Again, 2007
From: United Kingdom
LIYL: Herbaliser, Four Tet, Sun Ra, James Brown, DJ Shadow, Fela Kuti
Myspace: /heliocentrics

Friday, November 2, 2007

Primordial - To The Nameless Dead

One of the best metal albums of the year and might be Primordial's best ever.
Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Metal Blade, Nov 19, 2007
Genre: pagan/celtic/black metal
From: Ireland
LIYL: Agalloch, Windir, Amon Amarth, Opeth, Disillusion, Bathory
Myspace: /fallentoruin

This Will Destroy You

*this version is NOT from the final masters. You are hearing old mixes with no mastering.*
Download: rapidshare
Label/Date: Magic Bullet Records, 01/08/08
Genre: post-rock
From: San Marcos, Texas
LIYL: This Is Your Captain Speaking, Caspian, Joy Wants Eternity
Myspace: /thiswilldestroyyou
Pre-order from Magic Bullet

Blackwaves - 012

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Label/Date: Forgotten Empire Records, 2007
Genre: post-metal
From: Germany
LIYL: Isis, Omega Massif, Windmills By The Ocean, Del Ray, Capricorns
Myspace: /blckws
Purchase: Forgotten Empire

Rhys Chatham - A Crimson Grail (for 400 electric guitars)

This is a recording of a piece commissioned by the city of Paris in October 2005, which saw the experimental composer directing a 400-strong guitar orchestra who performed on the steps outside Sacre-Coeur in Montmartre.
Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Table of the Elements, 2007
Genre: ambient/drone, post-rock, experimental
From: Paris, France
LIYL: Mono/Worlds End Girlfriend, Eluvium, Glenn Branca, Charlemagne Palestine
Myspace: /rhyschatham

Mooncake - More Oxygen, I Said

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Label/Date: self-released single, 2007
Genre: post-rock
From: Moscow, Russia
LIYL: Caspian, Saxon Shore, Beware of Safety
Myspace: /mooncakeband

Solstafir - Masterpiece of Bitterness

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Label/Date: Spinefarm Records, 2005
Standout track: Nature Strutter
Genre: post-black-metal, epic rock
From: Reykjavik, Iceland
LIYL: Primordial, Pelican, Wolves In The Throne Room, Rosetta, Year of No Light
Myspace: /solstafir

To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie - The Patron

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Label/Date: Kranky, 2007
Standout tracks:
Genre: noise, shoegaze, dream-pop, ambient
From: Minneapolis
LIYL: Grouper, Cranes, My Bloody Valentine, Tim Hecker, Fennesz
Myspace: /tokillapettybourgeoisie

Nadja - Radiance of Shadows

Download part 1: megaupload
Download part 2: megaupload
Label/Date: Alien8 Recordings, 2007
Genre: Drone, Ambient, Doom
From: Toronto
LIYL: The Angelic Process, Sunn O)), Growing, Stars of the Lid, Jesu

Grouper - Cover the Windows and Walls

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Label/Date: Root Strata, 2007
Genre: lo-fi ambient/drone
From: Portland, Oregon
LIYL: Gentlemen Losers, Eluvium, Cranes
Website: grouper
Myspace: /grouperrepuorg
Review: silent ballet

Exodus - The Atrocity Exhibition

Nothing special here, just balls-out thrash by one of the best bands in the genre.
Download: rapidshare
Label/Date: Nuclear Blast, 2007
Genre: bay area thrash metal
From: San Francisco
LIYL: Metallica, Slayer, Mastery
Myspace: /exodus

Monday, October 1, 2007

Novembre - The Blue

Their best since Novembrine Waltz. Fucking fantastic.
Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Peacville, Nov 5th 2007
Genre: melodic metal, prog-metal
From: Italy
LIYL: Katatonia, Opeth, Insomnium, Agalloch, Green Carnation
Myspace: /novembre1

The Hidden Hand - The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Southern Lord, 2007
Standout tracks: 5, 6
Genre: stoner/doom rock
From: Maryland
LIYL: Scott Wino (The Obsessed, Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan + Place of Skulls), Eternal Elysium, Alabama Thunderpussy, Sabbath

Sterling - Cursed

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: File 13, 2007
Genre: post/prog-rock/metal
From: Chicago
LIYL: Del Ray, Lorus, Porcupine Tree, The Spheres, Isis
Myspace: /sterlinginhell
Purchase: File 13
Review: silent ballet

Austin TV - Fontana Bella

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Label/Date: Terrícolas Imbéciles, 2007
Genre: post-rock/instrumental indie rock
From: Mexico City
LIYL: El Ten Eleven, Precious Fathers, Tristeza, Mogwai, Cue
Myspace: /austintv
Review: silent ballet

A Place to Bury Strangers

Sounds like a mixture of My Bloody Valentine, Joy Division, The Stone Roses and NIN, only a lot noisier.
Download: rapidshare
Label/Date: Killer Pimp, 2007
Standout track: Missing You
Genre: noise-rock, shoegaze
From: Brooklyn, New York
Myspace: /aplacetoburystrangers
Review: pitchfork

Monday, September 17, 2007

It Be The Thinking As 'the Song' Of Realistic Sound From The World Which Resounds

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Thanks to the good folks at After The Post Rock for link.
Label/Date: Zankyo Record Co, 2007
Genre: post-rock awesomeness
From: Japan
LIYL: Caspian, Mono, Ostinato, Maserati, Hematovore
Myspace: /tejapanese

Ulver - Shadows of the Sun

"Many of you have been waiting for sound, and we are sorry for the silence. We needed to be alone, without the hustle and bustle of the living. We are uncomfortable with the world, the industry and our place. We have been working, sluggishly, well aware we could end up with nothing. Nonetheless we believe we have succeeded in giving our fears some kind of form. SHADOWS OF THE SUN, our 7th full-length album, is finished and will be released October 1st. We feel it is our most personal record to date. Low-key, dark, and tragic. As we are."
ULVER, Oslo, July 13 2007.
Download: sharebee
Label/Date: The End Records, 2007
Genre: avant-garde, experimental, electronica, ambient
From: Norway
Myspace: /ulver1

Pelican - Pink Mammoth 10"

Title track is an updated and slightly re-titled version of a "Mammoth" from the band's debut EP. The b-side "End of Seasons" by Prefuse 73 is a remix/mashup of sorts combining the un-titled track from FIOT and "Aurora Borealis" from Australasia.
Download: sharebee
Link borrowed from bolachas gratis
Label/Date: Hydrahead, 2007
Myspace: /pelican

Efterklang - Parades

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: The Leaf Label, 2007
Genre: post-rock, experimental, electronica
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
LIYL: Sigur Ros, World's End Girlfriend, Under Byen, Mum
Myspace: /efterklang
Purchase: /shop/

Immanu El - They'll Come, They Come

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: And the Sound Records, 2007
Genre: post-rock
From: Sweden
LIYL: Sigur Ros, ef, Gregor Samsa, Joy Wants Eternity, ASMZ
Myspace: /immanuelband
Review: silent ballet

Louis C.K. - Shameless

2007 HBO special, AVI format. One of the funniest sets ever. Comedic brilliance. These links may not last long so grab em fast.
Part 1: mediafire
Part 2: mediafire
Part 3: mediafire
Part 4: mediafire
Genre: stand-up comedy
From: New York
LIYL: David Cross, George Carlin, Dave Chapelle, Doug Stanhope
Myspace: /louisck