Monday, June 30, 2008

Envy & Jesu (Split)

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Label/Date: Daymare Recordings, 2008
Genre: Post-Rock/ Post-Metal/ Ambient/ Experimental
From: Japan & UK
ENVY : Website : Myspace
JESU : Website : Myspace

Pocahaunted - Island Diamonds

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Label/Date: not not fun, 2008
Genre: blissed out drone
From: Eagle Rock, California
LIYL: Grouper, Religious Knives, Mouthus, Double Leopards, Lichens, Skullflower, Animal Collective/Panda Bear, Faust, Growing
Website : Myspace

Robedoor & Pocahaunted - Hunted Gathering

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Label/Date: not not fun, 2008
Genre: blissed out drone
From: California
LIYL: Grouper, Religious Knives, Mouthus, Double Leopards, Lichens, Ginnungagap, Aethnor, Skullflower, Faust, Growing
Website : Myspace

Tone - Solidarity

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Label/Date: Neurot, 2006
Genre: instrumental band with five guitarists, a bassist and a drummer.
From: Washington D.C.
LIYL: Seven Mile Journey, Mono, Rhys Chatham, This Will Destroy You, Glenn Branca, Explosions In The Sky
Website : Myspace

Wooden Shjips - Volume 1

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Label/Date: Holy Mountain, 2008
Genre: krautrock, psychedelic
From: San Francisco
LIYL: Faust, Can, Cloudland Canyon, Pharoah Overlord, Circle, Aluk Todolo, Spacemen 3, Tangerine Dream, Guru Guru, Velvet Underground, Black Angels
Website : Myspace

Elephant9 - Dodovoodoo

"Comprised of Ståle Storløkken (Supersilent, Humcrush) on keyboards, Nikolai Eilertsen (The National Bank) on bass and Torstein Lofthus (Shining) on drums, this power trio makes a heck of a ruckus while blending everything from android funk and psych rock to hard prog and herky-jerky jazz together into one righteous stew."
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Label/Date: Rune Grammofon, 2008
Genre: prog, jazz, funk, avant-garde
From: Norway
LIYL: Box, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis (Bitches Brew), Crime In Choir, Camel, Yes, ELP, Otomo Yoshihide, Tatsuya Yoshida, John Zorn, King Crimson
Website : Myspace

Friday, June 27, 2008

My Education - Bad Vibrations

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Label/Date: Strange Attractors Audio House, 2008
Genre: post-rock
From: Austin, Texas
LIYL: The Pirate Ship Quintet, Cue, Sweek, Laura, Belle Orchestre, Grails(old), Yndi Halda, 3epkano, Tulsa Drone
Website : Myspace

Razor - Violent Restitution

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Label/Date: SPV, 1988
Genre: speed/thrash metal
From: Guelph, Ontario
LIYL: Slayer, Metallica, Venom, Death, Kreator, Exodus, Motorhead, Municipal Waste
Website : Myspace

Phoebe Killdeer and the Short Straws - Weathers Coming

"Better known as one of the voices in Nouvelle Vague, Phoebe launches one of the most startling & captivating debut albums of the year. From the beginning Phoebe Killdeer wanted to write and create her own music. At a young age, she was already listening to what would become her main influences: Tom Waits, Art Of Noise, Yma Sumac, Nick Cave, Carmen McRae. Soon she started to write and sing her own compositions, and collaborat on various projects with Bang Gang, Basement Jaxx, True Stories, Ernest Saint Laurent and zero dB, amongst others. Later she takes part in Marc Collin's project, Nouvelle Vague's second album 'Bande à Part'. Its success will bring her to tour around the world for three years. Straight away the public is captivated by the unusual voice, strong personality and great stage presence of Phoebe Killdeer. The debut album was recorded with Marc Collin and mixed by Oz Fritz in San Francisco. Fritz has worked with the likes of Iggy Pop and George Clinton but is probably best known for his long standing collaboration with Tom Waits which was symbolised when he won a Grammy Award for his work on Tom Waits' 'Mule Variations'."
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Label/Date: The perfect Kiss, 2008
From: Australia
Website : Myspace

Indricothere - Indricothere

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Label/Date: Gilead Media, 2007
Genre: tech-death-grind-prog
From: Queens, New York
LIYL: Colin Marston (Behold The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Krallice), Ocrilim/Orthrelm/Octis, Capharnaum, Death, Gorguts, Neuraxis
Website : Myspace

Friday, June 6, 2008

Circle - Prospekt

One of my favorite Circle releases.
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Label/Date: Ektro Records, 2000
Genre: Kraut/Space/Prog rock
From: Finland
LIYL: Pharaoh Overlord, Faust, Can, Neu!, Acid Mothers Temple, Hawkwind
Website : Myspace

Enablers - End Note

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Label/Date: Neurot Recordings, 2004
Genre: Visceral spoken word backed by "possibly the world’s best power trio" (SF Gate).
From: San Francisco
LIYL: Slint, The Birthday Party, Shellac, Oxbow, The Doors, Rodan
Website : Myspace

Humanfly - II

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Label/Date: 20 Buck Spin, 2007
Genre: post-metal, sludge
From: Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
LIYL: Bossk, Manatees, Omega Massif, Neurosis, Mouth of the Architect
Website : Myspace

Zodiak - Sermons

Zodiak is a gathering of some Philadelphia's underground elite (and all representatives of Translation Loss in-house bands), featuring members from Rosetta, Balboa, Slacks, Javelina and ex-Lickengoldsky.
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Label/Date: Translation Loss, 2008
Genre: atmospheric post-metal
From: Philadelphia
LIYL: Rosetta, Balboa, Ufomammut, Tool, Isis, Twin Zero, Cave In
Website : Myspace

High Dependency Unit - Metamathics

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Label/Date: Shoot the Freak, 2008
Genre: 1st track is blistering psychedelic punk rock, rest of album calms down and ranges from shoegaze to ambient to noise rock
From: New Zealand
LIYL: Kinski, Growing, Spacemen 3, Shellac, Circle, Cave, Amplifier, Mogwai, Seawhores, MBV, Labradford, Fly Pan Am, Pink Floyd
Website : Myspace

Raccoo-oo-oon - Behold Secret Kingdom

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Label/Date: Release The Bats, 2007
Genre: Psychedelic noise rock, Experimental
From: Schenectady, New York
LIYL: Warhammer 48K, Kemialliset Ystävät, Cave, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Circle, Seawhores, Up-Tight
Website : Myspace

The Tom Fun Orchestra - You Will Land With A Thud

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Label/Date: Company House Records, 2008
Genre: Celtic folk-rock, 9 piece ensemble
From: Sydney, Nova Scotia
LIYL: The Pogues, Tom Waits, the Clash, Gogol Bordello, Arcade Fire
Website : Myspace