Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Ak'chamel, The Giver Of Illness ‎– Lowlands Of Hteklum






A slightly more energetic and hi-end recording by Ak'Chamel? Sounds like there's a full band playing here and the spirits of Sun City Girls are twirling above. 2014 tape on Moon Glyph.


Monday, November 23, 2020

Joke Lanz And Allon Kaye ‎– What Will Be, Wird Sein













Static noise and heavy radio frequency interference looping and gradually closing in your ears and brain. 2005 cdr on Entr'acte.


Saturday, November 21, 2020

Violent Onsen Geisha ‎– Que Sera, Sera (Things Go From Bad To Worse)

 Would it be far-fetched if I said that VOG was the only noise act that could match Gero in terms of 
diversity and madness no matter what musical style they played?1995 cd on Rail Recordings.


Monday, November 9, 2020

Million Brazilians - Higgy Dins EP

 Early MB showcases a more rock/hippy jam approach that feels slightly naive if I might say. 2008 self-released cd.


Friday, November 6, 2020

Bandcamp fee-waive recommendations: Goodparley, Alex Zhang Hungtai & Pavel Milyakov, Clear Gash, Mobius, strom|morts & Aline Spaltenstein

 Yet another bandcamp no-fee-for-artists-day is here, so here are some recommendations.

Goodparley - Delay Cycle: Becoming

Guitar ambient loops for extensive zoning. On the excellent Recordiau Prin, which is associated with Chow Mwng. 

Goodparley - Sedative Songs

More zoning, but more bass-heavy this time. On Wormhole World.  

Alex Zhang Hungtai & Pavel Milyakov - Styx

I can't say how much I love Alex Zhang Hungtai, whose musical explorations after Dirty Beaches get always more intricate and engaging. Here's he's doing some epic drone sax/guitar meditations, somewhere between Deep Listening and Blade Runner. On Psyx.

Clear Gash - What You Want To See

Immensely noisy punk, somewhere between Killing Joke and Celtic Frost played through the amps of Disclose.

Mobius - Water Flight

The ritual vocal drone duo is back with a more nature-oriented approach here, not so much black witchcraft but nereid-reverie seduction. On TQN-aut.

strom|morts & Aline Spaltenstein - R4 - Plasmic Mist Precipitator

The inimitable strom|morts (with hero of my youth Knut member Didier) initiates a collaboration with classical musicians, and this track is away from their usual tectonic plate moving power-drone towards subdued classical drone, close to Stars Of The Lid, but with their eyes not looking at the stars but at the abyss. This is how Sunn O)))'s Monoliths and Dimensions would sound if it had been written by Alfred Schnittke or Olivier Messiaen.