Friday, August 24, 2007

Omega Massif - Geisterstadt

This debut cd is good. Like The Galilean Satellites or Pelican EP good. So good it's fucking great.
Download: sendspace
Label/Date: Radar Swarm Records, 2007
Standout tracks: Unter Null, Nebelwand
Genre: post-metal
From: Wuerzburg, Germany
LIYL: Isis, Rosetta, Year of No Light, Pelican, Neurosis, Tides
Myspace: /omegamassif
Purchase: radar.swarm

Salon Kingsadore - Salon Kingsadore

Great upbeat music. If anybody has their 2006 release Hotel Azteca please get it to me!
Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Sarang Bang Records, 2004
Genre: Instrumental Psychedelic Surf Jazz-Rock
From: New Zealand
LIYL: Tuna Laguna, Rosalina Mar, Precious Fathers, Tristeza, El Ten Eleven, Tortoise
Myspace: /salonkingsadore

Cobalt - Eater Of Birds

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Profound Lore Records, 2007
Standout track: Ulcerism. amazing mid-section starting at 2:16
Genre: black metal
From: Colorado
LIYL: Enslaved, Deathspell Omega, Agalloch, Negura Bunget, Immortal
Website: none

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Baroness - Red Album

"Savannah, Georgia's BARONESS blow the lid off their cauldron of hall of fame riffs on their first record for Relapse and debut full-length titled Red Album. With a sound built upon a resolute sense of purpose and shaped by hundreds of explosive live shows, BARONESS position themselves at the forefront of heavy music with an epic album that is at once powerful, expressive, confident, and commanding. Red Album sees the band expand its sonic vision; colossal riffs and haunting vocals roll like thunder across epic songs spanning both the intense and the sublime. As the Red Album proves, BARONESS' formidable reputation proceeds them for a reason."
Download: rapidshare
Label/Date: Relapse, September 4th, 2007
Genre: stoner rock, post-metal, hardcore, doom
From: Savannah, GA
LIYL: Mastodon, Pelican, Melvins, High on Fire, Kylesa, Suma
Myspace: /yourbaroness

The Lickets - Journey In Caldecott

"Incorporating built instruments and almost orchestral arrangements, The Lickets create a dramatic sweep of sound not seen since the late sixties psych-compositional works of Alain Goraguer or Jean Claude Vannier. Journey in Caldecott is at times surreal and visceral like Quincy Jones and Gil Evans conducting a Led Zeppelin,Delia Derbyshire,13th Floor Elevators performance of Faust IV." -amazon
Download part 1: mediafire
Download part 2: mediafire
Label/Date: International Corporation 2007
Genre: experimental, avant-garde, psychedelic, eastern
From: Chicago, Illinois
Myspace: /thelickets
Purchase: amazon

Bluebridge Quartet - Adjusted For Low Noise Tape

Download EP: rapidshare
Label/Date: Aerotone, 2007
Genre: jazzy post-rock
From: Jönköping, Sweden
LIYL: Tortoise, Toe, The Drift, Jaga Jazzist, Do Make Say Think, Tuna Laguna, Triosk
Myspace: /bluebridgequartet
Review: silent ballet

The Flowers of Hell

Download self titled CD: mediafire
Label/Date: Earworm Records, 2006
Genre: psychedelic, ambient, instrumental rock
From: London, UK
LIYL: Spiritualized, Spacemen 3, Akron/Family, The Lickets, Rachels'
Myspace: /flowersofhell

October Falls - The Streams Of The End

Download EP: mediafire
Label/Date: Debemur Morti Productions, 2007
Genre: folk/black metal
From: Finland
LIYL: early Agalloch, early Ulver, Early Opeth, Drudkh
Website: /octoberfalls
Metal-Archives page

Caribou - Andorra

Download: mediafire
Label/Date: Merge Records, 2007
Genre: psychedelic electronic pop rock
From: Dundas, Ontario
LIYL: Beach Boys, Four Tet, Beatles, Silver Apples, Arcade Fire, Beta Band, early Porcupine Tree
Myspace: /cariboumanitoba
Review: silent ballet

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sgt. - Perception of Causality

Download: mediafire
Label/Date: Penguinmarket Records, 2006
Genre: post-rock
From: Tokyo, Japan
LIYL: Cue, Sweek, Yndi Halda, Magyar Posse
Myspace: /sgtofficial
Review: silent ballet

The Pandas - Solutions

Download: mediafire
Label/Date: Rogue Tape, 2006
Genre: post-rock, dark elevator music? strange sound but i love it.
From: Worcester, Massachusetts
LIYL: Tristeza, Mum, Tortoise, Boards of Canada
Myspace: /pandassadnap
Purchase: CD Baby
Review: silent ballet

O'Death - Head Home

Download: mediafire
Label/Date: Ernest Jennings, 2007
Genre: hillbilly, bluegrass, alt-country
From: New York
LIYL: Tom Waits, Man Man
Myspace: /odeath

Earthless - Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky

Download: sendspace
Label/Date: Tee Pee Records, 2007
Genre: heavy psych, instrumental/jam stoner rock
From: San Diego, California
LIYL: Mammatus, Acid Mothers Temple, Kyuss, Zeppelin
Myspace: /earthless
Review: Ground and Sky

Crime In Choir

The Hoop, 2004
Download: mediafire

Trumpery Metier, 2006
Download: mediafire
Genre: instrumental prog rock (1st release more math-rocky, 2nd more synthy)
From: San Francisco
LIYL: Zombi, Camel, Battles, Goblin, Faust, The Advantage, Fucking Champs
Myspace: /crimeinchoir
Review: indieworkshop

Themselves - Them

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Anticon, 1999
Genre: experimental/weird hip-hop
LIYL: Subtle, cLOUDEAD, 13 & God, Jel, Doseone
Website: Anticon page
Doseone Myspace page
Jel Myspace page
Purchase: anticon

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

High on Fire - Death Is This Communion

Bout fuckin time this leaked. One of my most anticipated releases of the year. And most anticipated tour!
Download: mediafire
Label/Date: Relapse Records, Sept 18, 2007
Genre: ROCK!!!
From: Oakland, CA
Myspace: /highonfireslays
Purchase: relapse