Sunday, December 28, 2008
- I may soon have the equipment I need for doing the podcast.
- My music project, the kaddish., is finally taking off. The guy doing the electronics nearly got killed in an accident, though. He's relatively okay, but please keep him in your prayers if you do that.
- I did my top 10 of the year. And here it is, in both normal and kvlt forms...
In no order, except for the first one:
Spiritualized - Songs in A&E
Portishead - Third
Hatred Surge - Collection 2005-2007
Massgrav - This War Will be Won by Meat Eaters
Robert Fripp and Brian Eno - Morningstar
Torche - Meanderthal
Mount eerie - Lost Wisdom
Mount eerie - Dawn
Decrepit Birth - Diminishing Between Worlds
Boris - Smile
And I haven't really listened to the new Brightblack Morning Light, but if I had, it would probably be on here.
Blackened nordic and frostbitten kvlt as fvck form, in no order whatsoever. It's actualy a top 11, due to the number of releases one of the bands put out:
Brocken Moon - Das Maerchen Vom Schnee
Black Metal Mafia Records, Northern Silence (re-release on CD, LP)
Reminds me of Ulver's Nattens Madrigal. One of the few albums of any kind that I listen to regularly.
A Forest of Stars - The Corpse of Rebirth (Myspace)
Transcendental Creations (CD), IexMN (Cassette - sold out?)
Medieval folk, psychedelia and black metal. Sound interesting? Well it should, because it freaking RULES. It has a very fragile quality to it. This must be what music they make in the forest of Lothlorien in the Lord of the Rings.
Njiqahdda - (A whopping SIX RELEASES this year, all of them fantastic...)
Njimajikal Arts, Pagan Flames, Dungeons Deep, and E.E.E. Records (psht, google the labels yourself...)
I'm not going to bother choosing. Anyhow, they're a PHENOMENAL mix of black metal, shoegazer, and who knows what else. Reminds me of Velvet Cacoon, Forgotten Woods, Alcest, etc.
Taarma - Beyond the Cemetary Gates (Cassette limited to 200 copies)
This is that Afghani (now based out of Pakistan) black metal band I don't shut up about. They sound like a cross between Xasthur and classic Darkthrone, with some punk thrown in. The previous full length had really clean production, which I felt detracted from the album. But this, their second full length, balances the production on that and the strength of their early work. It is ONLY available on cassette tape. Buy it online via Hell's Headbangers (Medina, OH) today!!!
Darkspace - III
This was re commended to me by Eli from Belgium. It's really really good ambient black metal. It's from Switzerland and is the only satanic release to make it onto this list.
If Paysage d'Hiver had released an album this year, it would be on here. Also, Aras (Iran) released something this year, but I have only heard one song off of it, so I can't accurately judge it...
Monday, December 1, 2008
Believer - Live @ Cornerstone Music Festival 1990 (bootleg)
Sunday, November 30, 2008
(now known as The Bester Quartet - myspace, official site)
The Warriors (2001)
The Cracow Klezmer Band
The Cracow Klezmer Band is a Polish quartet formed by accordionist and composer Jarosław Bester in 1997 in Kraków, Poland. Its sound is different from what most people consider to be klezmer — instead of danceable versions of traditional Yiddish songs, and free-form fantasies and laments, the Cracow Klezmer Band instead plays gloomy and repetitive original music. Some songs could be considered dance pieces, but there are none of the traditional Bulgars, Freylekhs or Horas.
They also imitate non-musical sounds using their instruments — for example, the sound of a creaking ship or a distant crying bird; this actually has a long tradition in klezmer music.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
THYMIKON This one-man project is made up mainly of trancy-electro pieces with sampled voices and a heavy Christian theme running throughout the CD booklet. The album is pretty much all-instrumental, with the exception of “Night” and some vocal samples here and there. Beau G. Branson is the man responsible for this collection and it is obvious he has thoroughly studied his subject and takes it very seriously, and therefore has no need to preach the way many other religiously-based bands do.
Logistikon Records (1996)
Musically, the only downside is the annoying and monotonous “Without 613” and the remix it gets later on, which gives me awful visions of the Hafler Trio. Most of the work is quite good, with my favorite probably being “Aeternus,” with it’s interweaving strings and soft electronics. Mr. Branson walks a fine line between ethereal and mellow electro, mostly to good effect. Definitely an impressive debut and not your typical electro CD. More info: Logistikon Records, 2000 Cheyenne Drive, Edmond, OK 73013.
or Flaming Fish (you're most likely to find it here; the address and above email address are most likely outdated...)
review taken from:
Hopefully this will be up soon. Until then, keep digging for interesting music. There's a lot of it out there...