Friday, September 27, 2019

Jon Rose And Chris Abrahams ‎– Peggy

Dizzying avantgarde improv by Jon Rose on violin and The Necks' pianist Chris Abrahams. Rose is probably using prepared violin at points, judging from his history of inventing and adapting musical instruments. Excellent! 2018 cd on ReR Megacorp.


Monday, September 23, 2019

The Polly Shang Kuan Band ‎– The Eye Of Horus cdr

Live recording of this project of Karen Constance with some other people I know nothing of. Expect free noise with psychedelic moments, I guess you could describe it a feral mix of Total and Blood Stereo (Constance's project with Dylan Nyoukis). 2004 cdr on Chocolate Monk (where else?)


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Arnaut Pavle - Arnaut Pavle

What better way to spend your Saturday afternoon by moshing around your apartment on some awesome black thrash punk? Finnish band Arnaut Pavle (the name of a Serb vampire from the 1500s - nice story on wikipedia) on their debut LP (after a demo six years earlier) punch out a headbanging-crazy mix of Darkthrone's Under A Funeral Moon, old Aura Noir, and Craft, with loads of German-thrash-inspired hammer-on riffs filled and punishing d-beats, and with amusing song titles to boot ("Unholy Black Balsam," "Carpet Bombing Nazareth"). As a comment said on bandcamp, "Radio Fenriz material." You can download this for free on their bandcamp, (along with their ultra-raw demo). 2019 LP on Mystískaos.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Kosmische Horror - Kosmische Horror tape

One-off project of Ilkka Vekka of Haare playing dark ambient with obvious Lovecraft references. It doesn't have the really scary and toxic psychedelic edge of Haare but still it's a good listen- you can really imagine tentacles rising from the ground to shroud the world in darkness. 2012 tape on Mask Of The Slave.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Calineczka - On The Nuclear Physical Stability of the Uranium Minerals

More excellent hypnotic modular synth drone by the Polish Calineczka working on the edges of minimalism. Download it for free on the always awesome Invisible City Records bandcamp, which released it on tape in 2019.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Calineczka - Music not for Airports

Hey, it's been quite some time since my last post but I've got a lot in my hands, and although I've started writing some reviews, I wasn't able to finish them. So, here's Calineczka, Polish one-man project of Ścisław Dercz playing awesome analog modular synth drone. There's no variety at all, just almost seven hours of the most static drone you'll ever listen to; some people would call me extremely depressed for bearing to listen to such stuff for hours, but for me it's incredibly calming and ideal for concentrating and even clearing my ears from everyday city noises. And hey, I was actually listening to it on my flight back home from England recently, so the Eno reference turns back on its legs, no? You can download the whole session for free on the Attenuation Circuit bandcamp that released it this year.