Friday, April 18, 2008

Warhammer 48k

An Ethereal Oracle, 2007 : zshare

Uber Om, 2006 : zshare

This band shares members with Cave. Both bands are fucking amazing. Thanks to jaquay for the uploads.
From: Missouri
Genre: psychedelic noise-rock/metal, krautrock, experimental
LIYL: Cave, Orthodox, Circle, Faust, Lightning Bolt, Morkobot, Noxagt, Can, Boredoms, Pharaoh Overlord, Seawhores
Website : Myspace

The Black Angels - Directions to See a Ghost

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Label/Date: Light in the Attic Records, 2008
From: Austin, Texas
Genre: dark psych-rock, slow & heavy psychedelia
LIYL: Black Mountain, Dead Meadow, Neil Young, Velvet Underground, Spacemen3, The Doors, OM, Brian Jonestown Massacre
Website : Myspace

Lightnin' Rod - Hustler's Convention

A former member of the Last Poets, Lightnin' Rod helped pioneer the spoken-rhyme style that would one day become rap. His most renowned album, Hustler's Convention (1973), told the story of an ill-fated ghetto hustler and featured backing instrumentation by Kool & the Gang. This record is like a blaxploitation movie on wax.
Download: rapidshare (MrB's upload. thanks!)
Genre: rap-funk, spoken-word
wiki : more info

Left Lane Cruiser - Bring Yo' Ass To The Table

Thanks to mr.A for this one!
Download: zshare
Label/Date: Alive Records, 2008
From: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Genre: two-piece gritty, raw, dirty blues
LIYL: R.L. Burnside, Muddy Waters, Old Time Relijun, The Black Keys, Robert Johnson, ZZ Top, Tom Waits
Website : Myspace

Gran Cuervo - Demo

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Label/Date: self-released, 2007
From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genre: psychedelic, rock, dub, metal, experimental
LIYL: Mammatus, Los Natas, Earthless, Dub Trio, Acid Mothers Temple, Up-Tight, Led Zeppelin, Boris, Mars Volta
Website : Myspace

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Cave - Hunt Like Devil

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Label/Date: Permanent Records, 2007
From: Chicago
Genre: krautrock, psychedelic noise-rock, experimental
LIYL: Circle, Faust, Boredoms, Lightning Bolt, Warhammer 48k, Morkobot, Noxagt, Can, Hawkwind, Pharaoh Overlord, Ruins
Website : Myspace

Seawhores - Forest

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Label/Date: S.a. Records, 2006
From: Minneapolis
Genre: experimental noise-rock, psych, krautrock, drone, metal
LIYL: Morkobot, Cave, Faust, Psychic Paramount, Lightning Bolt, Circle, Merzbow, Fantomas, Wolf Eyes
Myspace : Amazon

Mudy on The Sakuban - VOI

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Label/Date: Zankyo Records, 2008
From: Japan
Genre: energetic instrumental rock, post-rock
LIYL: Te, Muddy World, Toe, Lite, Rosalina Mar, Pele
Website : Myspace

Atlantis - Carpe Omnium

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Label/Date: Field Records, 2007
From: Utrecht, Netherlands
Genre: Ambient drone metal (heavy guitars, noisy synth’s, samples and heavy drum programming)
LIYL: Lent0, Nadja, Asbestoscape, Ufomammut, Jesu/Godflesh, Massive Attack, NIN, Isis, Portishead, Swans, Have A Nice Life
Website : Myspace

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Gavin Bryars - The Sinking of the Titanic

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"Gavin Bryars' 'The Sinking of the Titanic' is, and I say this with confidence, one of the finest pieces of music you could ever wish to own. Written in 1969 it has journeyed through the lands of modern classical, experimental and electronic music netting dedicated followers on its way, and each and every time I hear it I become more convinced of its genius. Bryars wrote the piece to mirror the last moments of the doomed voyage, when the Titanic sunk and famously the band played on. According to survivors the music being played was a rendition of 'Autumn', an Episcopal hymn which forms the basis of Bryars' composition. The notes and phrases from the hymn are worked in and out of the piece, sinking through the waters, effected by time, nostalgia and the cavernous reverberations of the ship itself with each scrape and hiss worked into Bryars' incredible vision. For this special performance of the piece we see Bryars (on double bass) alongside Italian ensemble Alter Ego (not to be confused with the German electronic duo of the same name) and experimental turntablist Philip Jeck, and the result is arguably its most stunning rendition to date. The most noticeable addition is Jeck, whose expertise and unique style seems to fit like the final piece of the puzzle as his crackles and motifs melt into the architecture of the recording as if they had always been there. This additional layer of nostalgia brought forth by these found sounds adds a significant sense of history , forcing the mind back into hazy film footage and decomposed photos, a perfect match for the subject matter. Also of note are Alter Ego, who surprised me with their stunning renditions of Philip Glass recently, and work comparable magic here on Bryars' composition, with their ensemble bringing in the sounds of bottles, tape recorders, laptops and percussion on top of more traditional instruments. The sounds are merged together effortlessly to form a fog of harmony and memory, perfectly melting the themes which Bryars intended his piece to convey in the first place. Really words can't do justice to 'The Sinking of the Titanic', like William Basinski's 'The Disintegration Loops' there is a timelessness, a patience and an ineffable beauty to this music that almost impossible to describe. Unique, flawless and totally essential music." -- Boomkat
Gavin Bryars : Philip Jeck