Sunday, February 17, 2008

Katabatic - Vago EP

This would have made it high on my year end list if I heard it earlier. Standout track is #4 with a last minute that is absolutely sublime and doesn't last nearly long enough.
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Label/Date: self-released, 2007
Genre: post-rock, experimental, ambient
From: Lisboa, Portugal
LIYL: This Will Destroy You, Isis, Jakob, Laura, Mono
Website: none
Myspace: /katabatic

The Spacious Mind - Gentle Path Highway

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Label/Date: Goddamn I'm a Countryman Records, 2007
Genre: psychedelic prog, space rock
From: Sweden
LIYL: Blandbladen, Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Ghost, Acid Mothers Temple, Litmus
Myspace: thespaciousmind

Meniscus - Absence Of I

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Label/Date: self-released, 2007
Genre: instrumental rock
From: Sydney, Australia
LIYL: Jakob, Tool, Laura, Isis
Website: none
Myspace: /meniscusmusic

The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight

Instrumental side-project by members of New Orleans bands Eyehategod, Down and Crowbar
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Label/Date: Tee Pee Records, 2000
Genre: swamp jam metal, instrumental doom rock
From: NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana
LIYL: Led Zepplin, Sabbath, Deep Purple, Witchcraft, Down, Acid King, Grateful Dead
Website: none
Myspace: clearlightnola

Throw Stephanie In The Incinerator

The Road Is Long, Dead Horses Are Heavy

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Label/Date: Sound Devestation, 2008
Genre: instrumental metal/rock duo (guitar, drums)
From: Midlands, United Kingdom
LIYL: Hotel Wrecking City Traders, Torche, Kinski, Capricorns, Russian Circles
Website: throwstephanie.blogspot
Myspace: throwstephanieintheincinerator

Mothertrucker - Electric Blacksmith

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Label/Date: Gallipoli Records, 2006
Genre: post-stoner-rock/metal
From: Midlands, United Kingdom
LIYL: Capricorns, Kinski, Kyuss, Black Sabbath, Pelican
Myspace: /mothertrucker

Truth and Janey - Erupts!

"Truth and Janey erupt with absolutely crushing live recordings from 1976 by one of the midwest's heaviest power trio of all time!"
Download: megaupload
Genre: heavy blues rock
From: East Toledo, Ohio
LIYL: Hendrix, Cream, Jeff Beck, Radio Moscow
Myspace: fan made

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Muddy World - Finery Of The Storm

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Label/Date: Tzadik, 2006
Genre: (almost)instrumental math/jazz rock
From: Japan
LIYL: Toe, Te', Lite, Pele, Don Cabellero
Myspace: /muddyworldmw

Up-Tight - Early Years

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Label/Date: Archive, 2007 (reissue)
Genre: psych, rock, sludge
From: Shizuoka, Japan
LIYL: LSD March, Les Rallizes Denudes, Acid Mothers Temple, Bardo Pond
Myspace: /uptight001

Otomo Yoshihide, Bill Laswell & Tatsuya Yoshida - Episome

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Label/Date: Tzadik, 2006
Genre: experimental, improv, psychedelic sludge rock
From: Japan/US
LIYL: Noxagt, Ruins, Black Engine, John Zorn, Boredoms
Otomo Yoshihide: wiki
Bill Laswell: wiki
Tatsuya Yoshida: wiki

Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music I

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Label/Date: Noble Records, 2007
Genre: classical ambient electronica
From: Japan
LIYL: World's End Girlfriend, Venetian Snares
Myspace: /kashiwadaisuke

Friday, February 8, 2008

5ive - Hesperus

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Label/Date: Tortuga/Hydra Head, 2008
Genre: instrumental sludge, post-metal
From: Boston
LIYL: Isis, Old Man Gloom, Pelican, Bossk, Torche, Capricorns
Website: none
Myspace: /thereal5ive

Zimmers Hole - When You Were Shouting At The Devil... We Were In League With Satan

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Label/Date: Century Media, 2008
Genre: Heavy Fucking Metal
From: Vancouver, BC
LIYL: Strapping Young Lad, Dethklok, Judas Priest, Slayer, Iron Maiden
Myspace: /zimmershole