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."
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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.
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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

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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