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

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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.
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Label/Date: Nuclear Blast, 2007
Genre: bay area thrash metal
From: San Francisco
LIYL: Metallica, Slayer, Mastery
Myspace: /exodus