Sunday, January 22, 2012

Obfusc - Midnight Dome

boltfish, 2011

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Beautiful, chill-out electronica. Has some gorgeous guitar work weaved in. The sound sort of falls in between two albums I recently posted by Beef Terminal and Tycho.

LIYL: Beef Terminal, Tycho, Boards of Canada, Bibio, 36, Wisp, Welder
Website : bandcamp : dl

Forteresse - Crépuscule D'Octobre

Sepulchral Productions, 2011

NQBM? Nationalist Quebecois Black Metal? Whatever it is, it's highly melodic and epic. Really love this.
LIYL: Windir, Burzum, Weakling, Wolves In The Throne Room, melodic and raw black metal

Website : Myspace : dl

Atolah - Relics

PsycheDOOMelic Records, 2009

"Relics, is without a doubt, a record for pure Sleep and Electric Wizard fans. Brutal low end howls, bad ass bass driven bowel moving crushing riffs, thick heavy pummelling drums and a dirty heavy fuck off fuzz that would destroy speakers in seconds when cranked to 11."

LIYL: Sleep, Electric Wizard, Subrig Destroyer, OM, Thrones, Acid King, Bongripper

Website : Myspace : dl

Papir - Stundum


Long trippy jams. ""Papir is a young three-piece from Copenhagen, Denmark who has played together for years under various names while slowly, but surely, perfecting their unique brand of semi-improvisational psychedelic rock."

LIYL: Hills, Causa Sui, Can, Electric Moon, Naam, Oresund Space Collective, Ravjunk, Earthless, Woodsman

Website : : dl


Aquarius Records, 2011

This new trio was born out of the ashes of late great Bellingham combo Reeks And The Wrecks (whose record Knife Hits was released on Andee's tUMULt label, and whose lost first lp is reviewed elsewhere on this week's list) and trades in the Reeks's ramshackle doom blues for something way more psychedelic and krautrocky, spacey and hypnotic, in fact before we get lost in the gushing wordy description that's about to follow, we thought we might head off some of you 'skimmers', by saying that all you folks who dig Moon Duo, and other similarly stripped down modern psych/kraut combos, will most likely go nuts for these guys too. Just check out the opening track, after a few minutes of abstract psych guitar drift, the a simple, skeletal, propulsive rhythm surfaces, and the band lock into a sort of post Spacemen 3 / Jesus And Mary Chain chunk of psychfuzzkrautrock that is totally mesmerizing and hypnotic.
The rhythm is locked in, looped endlessly, pounding away, while above, the multiple stringed instruments, unfurl epic swaths of sound, wild spidery leads, fuzzy pop-like jangle, crunchy angular riffage, layered drones, a lush tangle of melodies and textures, the result totally divine. Drugged out and dreamy. And the rest of the record plays out in a similar fashion, that minimal machinelike beat driving sprawling expanses of psychkraut bliss, the sound shifting from blissed out and sun dappled to darker and driving, from ethereal and blown out to slithery and almost bluesy (which is when the Spacemen 3 comparison seems particularly apt), finally culminating in the gorgeously hazy slow burn ballad that finishes things off. We obviously love Reeks And The Wrecks, and love Frozen Cloak (another post-Reeks band, reviewed elsewhere on the aQ site, their sound blacker and buzzier, and we actually have it back in stock, just ask), so you can add PRND to the list of incredible Reeks-born Bellingham bands, that should be WAY more popular than they are. Easily one of our new faves... From; Aquarius Records

Website : bandcamp : dl

Auto!Automatic!! - Auto!Automatic!!

BrokenMold Entertainment, 2011

aka Auto?Automatic?? A great 3 piece instrumental math-rock band. LIYL: Lite, Giraffes? Giraffes!, From Monument To Masses, Toe, Ghosts & Vodka, Mercury Program. Tons of melody and the heavy use of guitar loops can also bring to mind bands like El Ten Eleven and Minus The Bear.
Website : Myspace : dl