Saturday, May 23, 2009

Minsk - With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone

"Minsk’s ‘With Echoes…’ burns slow through twisted, psychedelic post-rock with equal parts bombast and deliberation. Minsk succeeds where other bands fail by marrying the range of human emotions with a vast sonic tapestry to create a provocative, stirring and supremely heavy album experience." -relapse
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Label/Date: Relapse, 2009
Genre: psychedelic, tribal sludge/doom
From: Peoria/Chicago, Illinois
Similar/Related: Neurosis, Rosetta, Isis, Electric Wizard, AmenRa, A Storm Of Light, Suma
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Eibon - Eibon

Another gem I got from melonfarmer. He finds some great stuff I don't see on any other blogs. This is how I wish Thou sounded.
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Label/Date: Aesthetic Death records, 2008
Genre: sludge, doom, psychedelic, tribal, post-metal
From: Paris, France
Similar/Related: Thou, Zoroaster, Yob, Electric Wizard, Suma, Mouth of the Architect, Minsk, Indian, Buried At Sea, Corrupted, Manatees, Kongh
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Zoroaster - Voice of Saturn

"Voice of Saturn , the follow up to the band s critically acclaimed release, Dog Magic , has arrived. Recorded at The Living Room in Atlanta (The Black Lips, Mastodon) with engineer Ed Rawls, Voice of Saturn pushes ZOROASTER s heady mix of mammoth metal and psychotropic shoegaze to skyscraping new heights. From the galloping post-Sabbath rock of the roll out track Spirit Molecule to the concrete street cleaning of Lamen of the Master Therion and through to the tribal percussive vertebrae of the album's hidden closer, Voice of Saturn administers in-the-red levels of both the band's mysticism and barbarism in spades. The record features a guest appearance from friend and fellow Atlantean Brent Hinds of Mastodon, who contributes a searing guitar solo to the song White Dwarf."
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Label/Date: Terminal Doom Records, 2009
Genre: Doom, Sludge, Psychdelic
From: Atlanta
Similar/Related: Bongripper, Warhorse, Electric Wizard, Sleep, High on Fire, Atavist, Mastodon(old), Baroness
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Subrig Destroyer - Rode Asunder

"At the center of Athens' doom-laden drone-metal duo Subrig Destroyer is the team of Chris Holcombe (drums) and Joel Martin (bass and vocals). Together they form a slow and bombastic rhythm section that defies both categorization and geography. Their songs' drawn-out and overdriven walls of pulverizing bottom-end and distortion resonate with all the murk and mystery of dark matter. The duo's live shows caught the attention of Atlanta psych-metal masters Zoroaster, who'll release the duo's debut Rode Asunder EP this spring via Terminal Doom Records."
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Label/Date: Terminal Doom, 2008
Genre: sludge, doom, bass/drums duo
From: ATHENS, Georgia
Similar/Related: Zoroaster, OM, Sons of Otis, Weedeater, Electric Wizard, Thrones, Boris, Suma, Big Business, Halo, Acid King
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Manatees - Icarus the Sunclimber

"From Carlisle, UK, Manatees are masters of seamlessly mixing destructive crushing heaviness with moving passages of eerie atmospherics and introspective ambience. Laced with feedback and noise, Icarus, The Sunclimber is far darker and bleaker than their previous release We are going to track down and kill Vintage Claytahh, the beard burning bastard, a recording that saw them collaborate with Oxbow front man Eugene Robinson. Capturing the raw, stripped down intensity of their near deafening live show, this is a record that for which maximum volume is a must."
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Label/Date: Eyesofsound, 2009
Genre: Sludge, Post-Metal, Progressive
From: Carlisle, UK
Similar/Related: Kongh, Thou, Eyehategod, Year of No Light, Minsk, A Storm Of Light, Suma, Zoroaster, Eibon, Khanate, Yob, Mouth of the Architect, Indian, Harvey Milk
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"A random codename, a reason for restlessness, destinies to accomplish and lonely deals with private demons.
These flames are invisible, freeze burn in anguished radiance, for your priceless appreciation."
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Label/Date: music fear satan - 2009
Genre: ambient sludge, post-metal
From: France
Similar/Related: Rosetta, Minsk, Manatees, Kongh, Amenra, Celeste, Mouth of The Architect, Eibon, Cult of Luna
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Kongh - Shadows of the Shapeless

"The wrath of the three-headed primate is upon thee once again. Swedish trio KONGH return with the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2007 debut album "Counting Heartbeats" which established the band as a force to be reckoned with. On "Shadows of the Shapeless", the band has taken their dynamic and riff-driven thunderstorm a huge step forward, and the album will surely place KONGH at the very forefront of the european sludge/doom/metal scene."
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Label/Date: Trust No One, 2009
Genre: Sludge, Doom
From: Sweden
Similar/Related: Ocean, Amenra, Cult Of Luna, Neurosis, Manatees, Eibon
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The Wounded Kings - Embrace Of The Narrow House

"Majestic occult doom metal from the weathered wastes of darkest Dartmoor. Doom grandeur for connoisseurs of classic Candlemass, the raw, down-tuned horror worship of Electric Wizard with an unhealthy obsession for 70's Italian macabre."
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Label/Date: Eichenwald Industries, 2008
Genre: Occult Doom Metal
From: Dartmoor, England
Similar/Related: Electric Wizard, Cathedral, Witchcraft, Candlemass, Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Ufomammut, Wino, Reverend Bizarre, Acid King, Yob, Gonga
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Jamie Saft - Black Shabbis

"After two stunning jazz piano trio recordings featuring the music of Dylan and Zorn, dubmeister Jamie Saft returns to his roots with a masterpiece of Jewish heavy metal. Slashing and burning his way through nine tracks of unbridled madness, this is Radical Jewish Culture at its best. Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath and Slayer for the frum, Black Shabbis presents uncompromising and intense sounds from one of the most versatile creative lights in the downtown scene."
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Label/Date: Tzadik, 2009
Genre: Jewish heavy metal, avant-garde, death metal, thrash, doom, drone, sludge, experimental
From: CATSKILLZZ, New York
Similar/Related: Boris, Slayer, Sunn, Celtic Frost, Melvins, Fantomas/Patton, Morbid Angel, John Zorn, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Pantera, Black Sabbath, Harvey Milk, Thrones, Kayo Dot, Sleep, Zu
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Action Beat - The Noise Band From Bletchley

"Action Beat are an improv noise/no-wave band which is often made up of musicians who are available to play the gig on any particular date. They sound quite like early Sonic Youth, Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham and the Boredoms. They normally have at least 4 guitarists, a bassist, a baritone and between 1 and 4 drummers and have also played with brass and string instruments in the line-up."
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Label/Date: Truth Cult (Southern Records), 2009
Genre: noise-rock, improv, experimental, krautrock
From: United Kingdom
Similar/Related: Rhys Chatham, Sonic Youth, Lightning Bolt, Glenn Branca, Tone, Boredoms, The Psychic Paramount, Health
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Teeth of The Sea - Orphaned By The Ocean

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Label/Date: Rocket Recordings, 2009
Genre: experimental, drone/ambient, post-rock
From: United Kingdom
Similar/Related: Nadja/Aiden Baker, Earth, Faust, Bardo Pond, canyonsofstatic, Acid Mothers, Sunn, Grey Daturahs, Miles Davis, Skullflower, Fog in the Shell, Liars, Rosetta, Grails, thisquietarmy, Windy & Carl
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Faust - C'est Com...Com...Compliqué

A remix of the material that was originally mixed by Nuirse With Wound and released as Disconnected.
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Label/Date: Bureau B, 2009
Genre: krautrock, experimental, avant-garde
From: Germany
Similar/Related: Otomo Yoshihide, Bill Frisell, Ulan Bator, Can, Guapo, Nurse with Wound, Dalek, Kayo Dot, Ash Ra Tempel, Zu, Circle, Box, King Crimson, Neu!, Magma, Guru Guru, John Zorn
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Zu - Carboniferous

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Label/Date: Ipecac, 2009
Genre: experimental, metal/math/no-wave/free/noise/jazz/punk
From: Italy
Similar/Related: Black Engine, Mike Patton, Melvins, Box, The Flying Luttenbachers, John Zorn, Naked City, Noxagt, Praxis, Meshuggah, Kayo Dot, Yakuza
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Cleaning Women - Aelita: The Queen of Mars

"It’s a joke, right?
Three guys in drag, clinking away like monkeys in heat at their home-made instruments made out of clotheshorses and pickle jars, hollering vaguely nonsensical slogans about the importance of cleaning… That’s not exactly asking for the music to be taken too seriously, right?
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Label/Date: Self-released, 2004
Genre: avant-rock, experimental, industrial, krautrock, home-made instruments
From: Finland
Similar/Related: Zu, Faust, Blue Man Group, Circle, Mike Patton/Tomahawk/Fantomas, Noxagt, Box, Kraftwerk, Throbbing Gristle, Alamaailman Vasarat, Keuhkot, Aavikko, Kuusumun Profeetta, Cyro Baptista, Dub Trio, Otomo Yoshihide, Deep Turtle
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Shogun Kunitoki - Vinonaamakasio

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Label/Date: Fonal Records, 2009
Genre: electronic, synth, psychedelia, experimental post-rock
From: Helsinki, Finland
Similar/Related: Crime In Choir, Caribou, Dan Deacon, Silver Apples, Faust, Cave, Zombi, Tuna Laguna, Kemialliset Ystävät, Battles, Boredoms, Magyar Posse, Camel
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Pontiak - Maker

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Label/Date: Thrill Jockey, 2009
Genre: noise-rock, experimental, grunge, stoner
From: Holtzclaw Road, Virginia
Similar/Related: Grey Daturahs, QoTSA, Magik Markers, The Psychic Paramount/Laddio Bolocko, Liars, Los Natas, Lightning Bolt, Faust, Aluk Todolo, Ascent, James Plotkin, Sonic Youth, Dead Meadow, Earth, Warhammer48k, White Hills, Reeks and the Wrecks
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Health - Health

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Label/Date: Lovepump United, 2007
Genre: noise-rock, noise-pop, experimental
From: Los Angeles
Similar/Related: No Age, Liars, Holy Fuck, Lightning Bolt, Action Beat, Fantomas, Hella, Black Dice, Sonic Youth, Crystal Castles, Battles, Boredoms
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One Shot - Dark Shot

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Label/Date: Le Triton, 2008
Genre: zeuhl, prog, fusion, rock, jazz, metal
From: Paris, Ile-de-France
Similar/Related: Magma, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Elephant9, Guapo, Bondage Fruit, Secret Chiefs 3, Medeski Martin & Wood, Zorn, Ruins, Box, King Crimson, Mr Bungle, Primus, Porctree, Van Der Graaf Generator
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Ossein - Führer

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Label/Date: none/self-released, 2009
Genre: folk, acoustic, experimental, ambient, drone, field recordings, gothic
From: New Jersey
Similar/Related: Ulver's Kveldssanger/Shadows of the Sun, Tenhi, Voice of the Seven Woods, Fennesz, Have A Nice Life, Growing, Agalloch, James Blackshaw, Kevin Hufnagel, Oren Armbachi
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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound - When Sweet Sleep Returned

"San Francisco’s Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound is a soundtrack for strange days and futures bright and bleak. But there is also a crooked thread that runs backward through every Assemble Head record—the celestial trajectories of The Notorious Byrd Brothers and circa ‘70 Floyd; the dusty canyon stomps of Crazy Horse, slashing action pop of the savage young Who, Italian bastardizations of Lalo Schifrin cop movie scores, and the scuzz-bomb shrapnel of latter-day garage mongers like Mudhoney and Monoshock.

The band’s third LP, When Sweet Sleep Returned, is propelled to some extent by that same glorious distillate. But it also finds the group speaking their own twisted tongue more assuredly than ever—marrying hazy Saturday moods, interstellar sonics and wrecking-ball swing to song and harmony in poems for California, lovers, ghosts, the stars, and a world gone stark raving mad." -Tee Pee

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Label/Date: Tee Pee Records, 2009
Genre: Psychedelic rock
From: San Francisco
Similar/Related: Black Mountain, Weird Owl, Neil Young, Comets on Fire, Dead Meadow, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Amon Duul II, 13th Floor Elevators, The Guess Who, The Who, Flower Travelin Band
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Radio Moscow - Brain Cycles

"Brain Cycles is Radio Moscow’s second album, a new psychedelic trip into the musical territory originally charted by artists such as Randy Holden, Groundhogs, Peter Green and Flower Travellin’ Band, just to to name a few.Hailing from Ames, Iowa, an unlikely rock n’ roll town if there was one, and formed in 2006 by guitar prodigy Parker Griggs (24 years old), Radio Moscow released their self-titled debut in 2007, with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys handling the production. Stoner Rock called the album "an astonishingly good debut," Pop Matters hailed it as an "awesome record-fun and slutty and cool," and Modern Fix described their sound as "dirty-ass psych-powered blues rock." After a full year on the road, Parker Griggs has headed back into the studio to cut the long awaited follow-up.

On 'Brain Cycles', he once again plays all the instruments (guitar, drums, and percussion) and assumes vocal.. duties as well as production credits, while the bass guitar is in the hands of young Zach Anderson (19 years old). Conceived as an homage to the thrilling days of yesteryear, when vinyl was king and analog stereo ruled the world, Brain Cycles is best experienced at maximum volume while wearing headphones, if you want your brain to catch the waves! Radio Moscow will be back on the road all 2009."

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Label/Date: Alive records, 2009
Genre: heavy blues, classic rock
From: Ames, Iowa
Similar/Related: Hendrix, Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Flower Travellin Band, Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac, Blue Cheer, Cream, Witchcraft, Earthless, Black Sabbath, Black Mountain, The Black Keys
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Death - ...For The Whole World To See

"Detroit proto-punk/garage rock three-some's entire collection of recorded material, finally seeing the light of day 34 years after being recorded. An excellent (if all too short) glimpse into a future that never was from a band that burned brightly and then faded into memory, but for a few very rare 7" singles the band self-released in '75."
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Label/Date: 1975, reissued by Drag City, 2009
Genre: proto-punk/garage rock
From: Detroit
Similar/Related: MC5, The Who, Zeppelin, Stooges, Ramones, Bad Brains, Husker Du, Thin Lizzy, Funkadelic, Hendrix, Clash, Deep Purple, Motorhead, Alice Cooper
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Low Frequency in Stereo - Futuro

"Imagine if you will Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth fame). Now pretend that he formed a supergroup with members of Yo La Tengo and Stereolab. Now take that a step further and pretend that said supergroup smoked up, listened to whatever random handful of LPs they could find (including Canterbury-scene prog leaders Egg and perhaps a psych great like Can), and then created a sort of musical bastard god-child out of that unseemly brew. You are now prepared for Futuro." - Lee Stablein, the silent ballet
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Label/Date: Rune Grammofon, 2009
Genre: rock, indie, post-rock, experimental, psychedelic, krautrock
From: Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway
Similar/Related: Yo La Tengo, Kinski, Black Mountain, Magik Markers, Sonic Youth, Stereolab, Autolux, Deerhunter, The Sea and Cake, Electralane, Television, The Black Angels, Can, Doors, Motorpsycho, Loop
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Wooden Shjips - Dos

"There's no shortage of psychedelic rock bands these days, but Wooden Shjips have to rank among the more interesting, inventive groups operating within that genre. For one thing these guys manage to sound heavy and robust without resorting to piling up the fuzz levels, but beyond that they manage to capture the same spirit that made this music so vital in its '60s and '70s heyday. Their equipment and effects pedals might be vehemently retro, but the Wooden Shjips sound is far more forward-thinking. The tightly wound, propulsive grooves suggest a progressive slant to the band and the elaborate guitar solos never lapse into outmoded extravagance, instead placing emphasis on sonic texture over and above wailing technique. The album concludes on a particular highlight, summoning up a tuneful, organ-infused krautrock dirge that mixes Can with Velvet Underground, all capped off with reflective echo deck vocals. Ace." - boomkat
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Label/Date: Holy Mountain, 2009
Genre: krautrock, psychedelic, noise, shoegaze
From: San Francisco
Similar/Related: Neu!, Loop, Can, Cloudland Canyon, Racoo-oo-oon, Magic Lantern, Pharoah Overlord, Circle, Faust, Aluk Todolo, Spacemen 3, Crystal Castles
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Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love

"Outside Love is the third album by Pink Mountaintops, AKA Stephen McBean, who has slowly emerged as a distinctive voice and a very special contributor to the North American songbook. A veteran of the Vancouver/Victoria punk rock scene, McBean is best known for his contributions to acclaimed rock band Black Mountain, as principal songwriter, guitarist and co-vocalist." -label
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Label/Date: jagjaguwar, 2009
Genre: Psychedelic / Gospel / Classic Rock
From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Similar/Related: Black Mountain, Fleet Foxes, Jesse Sykes, Brightblack Morning Light, Bonnie Prince Billy, Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Fire On Fire, Arcade Fire, Bob Dylan, Pink FLoyd, PJ Harvey, Jefferson Airplane, Calexico, Wilco
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Flavor Crystals - Ambergris

"As its cover art suggests, "Ambergris" hearkens back to early 70's kraut and psychedelia, but the band's late 80's/early 90's indie/shoegaze vibe has not gone away. The album is still spacey and dreamy like its predecessor, but goes deeper with an eerie intensity and insistence that is magnified by Kramer's unique approach to production and mixing. This album is filled with unrepeatable lives and breathes with spooky beauty." -label
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Label/Date: Second Shimmy, 2008
Genre: shoegaze, psychedelic
From: Minneapolis
Similar/Related: My Bloody Valentine, Spacemen 3, Jesus and Mary Chain, Can, Silver Apples, Yo La Tengo, The Sea and Cake, Electralane, Moscow Olympics, Tearwave, Darker My Love, Loop, Cloudland Canyon, School of Seven Bells
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