Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Visual Break No.1

We have been uploading music for a while now, so I guess we need a more visual estimulation from that. This might be the first video uploaded from many to come.
We already uploaded a Nadja album, Desire in uneasiness, great great canadian band, originally formed in 2002 in Toronto as a solo project from Aidan Baker. Now a duo, this drone-doom-ambient band needs to be seen performing live... at the brainwaves festival.


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Nadja at the brainwaves festival Part 1
Nadja at the brainwaves festival Part 2
Nadja at the brainwaves festival Part 3

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Nadja at the brainwaves festival Part 1
Nadja at the brainwaves festival Part 2
Nadja at the brainwaves festival Part 3

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Maldoror - She

Maldoror is Merzbow and Mike Patton. As very well known experimental artists, both made a big effort for mixing their styles in this unique album, a very good album that somehow sounds like a more perturbed Akira Yamahoka and Kenji Siratori experience, sometimes very noisy, sometimes funny (Cartoon like), sometimes just like a horror movie with a lot of static.
For everyone who likes to go to bed listening to disturbing music with the lights off...

Artist: Maldoror
Album: She
Label: Ipecac
Format: CD
Country: US
Genre: Electronic
Style: Experimental, Noise
Notes: Recorded at Yellowknife Studios, Tokyo, 1997


1 Butterfly Kiss (0:30)
2 Twitch Of The Death Nerve (2:17)
3 Homunculus (3:52)
4 Boutique Of 7 Taboos (1:04)
5 Snuff (3:28)
6 Baby Powder On Peach Fuzz (3:37)
7 She (3:50)
8 Cherry Blossom Inferno (1:30)
9 The Conqueror Worm (2:03)
10 Bubble Bath And A Valium (0:44)
11 The White Tears Of The Maggot (2:36)
12 Chiffon Lingerie (2:18)
13 Lullaby (She Who Must Be Obeyed) (8:17)


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Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Akira

This a unique and special album. The soundtrack for the Japanamation film Akira was commissioned to Geinoh Yamashirogumi, a vocal ensemble first organized in Japan in 1953. With this album, their classical/traditional/ experimental stylings were fused with modern electronics... and the results are quite impressive. Moreover, the album also incorporates quite a bit of a Balinese gamelan influence, thereby causing the merger of styles to become even more pronounced. For those interested in mergers of style, this album is essential.

The songs on the album cover the development of the Akira narrative, wherein the tragic hero, Tetsuo, is transformed into a diabolical monster by the use of mind-altering drugs and various previously latent powers, eventually to to destroyed out of necessity by his former allies. One need not be familiar with this narrative, however, to appreciate the music on the work.

Note: Please listen it, even when you don't like japanese animation.

Artist: Geinoh Yamashirogumi
Album: Akira Original Soundtrack
Label: Nektar
Format: CD
Country: Germany
Released: 1991
Genre: Electronic
Style: Modern Classical, Ambient
Notes: Composed and Conducted by Yamashiro Shoji

Sound Architect: Urata Keishi (EMU), Yamashiro Shoji

All Songs performed by Geinoh Yamashirogumi

1 Kaneda (3:10)
2 Battle Against Clown (3:36)
3 Winds Over The Neo-Tokyo (2:45)
4 Tetsuo (10:15)
5 Dolls Polyphony (2:53)
6 Shohmyoh (10:10)
7 Mutation (4:49)
8 Exodus From The Underground Fortress (3:17)
9 Illusion (13:56)
10 Requiem (14:27)


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Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Akira Part 1
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Thursday, July 17, 2008

NON - Children of the Black Sun

On the eighth full-length album under the guise NON, Boyd Rice has created something that falls on the border of beautiful and just plain scary. Children Of The Black Sun is as bleak as the title suggests. As frightening as most classic horror film soundtracks, NON produces a perfect audio underworld for horrific creatures like vampires, demons and ghouls. A more perfect soundtrack for Nosferatu could not be imagined.

Falling somewhere between David Lynch and Anne Rice, Children Of The Black Sun is a continuous mix of black noise. The failure to break between the seven tracks makes it even more unsettling because the listener never gains a moment of silence. It doesn't help as well, when he mixes in the sound of fires burning (envision hell) and angels singing on "The Fountain Of Fortune", as well as the voice of the creepiest man on earth on "Son Of The Sun".

Children Of The Black Sun is extremely unnerving to listen to in one sitting, but saying that just proves how effective the atmosphere Rice has created is.

Artist: NON
Album: Children of the Black Sun
Label: Mute U.S.
Format: LP
Country: USA
Released: August 20, 2002
Genre: Industrial
Style: Industrial, Noise, Dark Ambient, Neo Folk


1. Arka
2. Black Sun
3. Serpent Of The Heavens
4. Serpent Of The Abyss
5. The Underground Stream
6. The Fountain Of Fortune
7. Son Of The Sun

NON - Children of the Black Sun

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Pyramids - Pyramids

t starts in the upper atmosphere, in that rarefied air where silence sings and time is little more than an abstraction. As it makes its way down through the tree line, to sea level, to the ear canals, elliptical windows and auditory nerves of the great unwashed, the shapes begin to shift. The sine waves become more distinct: swarming, swirling guitars, drums like a churning steam press, a chorus of celestial voices. Instruments collude and collide in a roiling shoal and then dissipate, leaving a cavernous hole, a ghost town, the vestiges and echoes of a brief terrestrial existence. Out in Denton and “other parts of the country”, where seemingly mild psychotropic disturbances can have vast and sinister implications for certain elements within the local populaces, Pyramids conjure the cacophonies of the great unknown, one song at a time.

Artist: Pyramids
Album: Pyramids
Label: Hydra Head
Format: LP
Country: USA
Released: 2008
Genre: Metal
Style: Post Metal, Experimental, Ambient, Dark Ambient, Shoegaze, Abstract

Track Listing:

CD 1:

  1. Sleds (3:12)
  2. Igloo (3:19)
  3. The Echo of Something Lovely (3:23)
  4. End Resolve (3:44)
  5. Hellmonk (3:16)
  6. This House is Like Any Other World (3:03)
  7. Hillary (3:18)
  8. Ghost (3:30)
  9. Monks (2:31)
  10. 1, 2, 3 (2:35)
CD 2: Remixes
  1. The Echo of Something Lovely [Toby Driver/Ted Parsons/Colin Marston] (5:34)
  2. 1, 2, 3 [James Plotkin] (4:30)
  3. The Echo of Something Lovely [Jesu] (6:18)
  4. Sleds [loveliescrushing] (3:49)
  5. Ghost [Birchville Cat Motel] (9:54)
  6. Sleds [Blut Aus Nord] (3:35)
  7. The Echo of Something Lovely [James Plotkin] (3:15)
  8. The Echo of Something Lovely [lovesliescrushing] (3:27)
Pyramids - Pyramids

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Voice Crack - Below Beyond and Above

Voice Crack is the duo of Swiss musicians Andy Guhl (percussion and bass) and Norbert Moeslang (reeds) who make music with broken objects found in garbage cans (with a peculiar passion for electronic devices such as radios and calculators). The way these objects are played is often "random", meaning that the two "composers" introduce rules to let chance create the sounds that are then recorded.
Above average experimental instrospection, below perfection and way beyond imagination.
You should check this one for sure.

Artist: Voice Crack
Album: Below Beyond Above
Label: Uhlang Produktion
Format: CD, Album
Country: Switzerland
Released: 1998
Genre: Electronic, Jazz
Style: Abstract, Free Improvisation, Experimental
Credits: Artwork By - Alex Hanimann
Artwork By [Coverdesign] - Tabea Guhl
Electronics [Cracked Everyday Electronics], Music By - Andy Guhl , Norbert Möslang
Mixed By - Voice Crack
Recorded By - Pierre Bendel
Notes: Recorded at Zack Studio, St. Gallen, Switzerland Oct. 6, 1997.

1 Without Black (7:23)
2 With A Hint Of Yellow (10:12)
3 Without Green (6:02)
4 Without A Touch Of Red (7:38)
5 Without Blue (4:13)
6 With A Shot Of Pink (6:26)


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Friday, July 11, 2008

Passenger of Shit - Shit is Harder than Penis

Passenger of shit is speedcore/breakcore/digital hardcore, very loud and fast, 20 minutes of noisy coproregurgitatedfecalejaculation-core chaos, and if you're thinking that 20 minutes are not going to be good enough for you, think it twice, because 20 minutes can be a massive headache for most of people.
Passenger of shit is the most "easy listening" project from the SHITWANK label by the way.
As requested, passenger of shit, hope you like it.

Artist: Passenger of shit
Album: Shit is harder than penis
Label: System Corrupt
Format: Vinyl, 12", EP
Country: Australia
Released: May 2004
Genre: Electronic
Style: Speedcore, Hardcore, Experimental


A1 Bash My Intestines Up My Anus
A2 Terd Wanker
A3 Poo Cock In My Anus
A4 Eat My Dick Vomit
A5 Eating Worms Off My Shit
A6 Untitled
Featuring - Rizili
B1 Suck My Fucking Diarrhea
B2 Love
Featuring - Blue Pony
B3 Shit Fucking My Vagina
Featuring - Blue Pony
B4 Likking My Sperm Off A Pigs Cunt
B5 Stupid Trendy Funk Pooo
B6 Untitled
Featuring - K. Thorburn* , Rizili


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Monday, July 7, 2008

Aghast (Nor) - Hexerei im Zwielicht der Finsternis

Sometimes I randomly acquire metal (or what could at least tangentially be considered "metal" albums), without ever having heard anything about the artist beforehand. Of the four or five times I have used this method in the past, disappointment always followed, not because of my unwillingness to absorb new genres or methods of presentation, but because the products in question (all of which are reviewed in this archive) were mediocre at worst or average at best. The one exception to this trend, at least in my experience, has been Aghast's Hexerei im Zwielicht der Finsternis, which is more than likely the most haunting and immersive ambient album to come across these ears.

There is a small group of albums I own that I use to submerse me into the dream world at night, that is to say, regardless of how energetic or tired I am at any given time, and no matter my mood or general disposition, these albums will almost always help me to fall asleep within 15 minutes. While some would say that any album which possesses this tranquillising quality must surely be boring (for it IS sleep-inducing), there is quite a difference between an album which bores one to sleep, and one which inspires wildly incredible dreams and thoughts. Every time I listen to this album at night, I have dreams which can be classified as memorable, at the very least, to report the next morning. Furthermore, the other reason why this album cannot be considered snore-inducing is because when one listens to it (and devotes full attention to it) while fully awake, a state of near-hypnosis is induced - consciousness is retained, but thoughts become somewhat amorphous, and should someone enter the room and startle you, you will feel as though you have been yanked from a different place, as though you have been interrupted from an engagement in a different space, even though you have not actually travelled anywhere.

The music itself is perhaps the pinnacle of minimalism - sure, the term has been used to describe other landmark albums such as Beherit's Drawing Down the Moon or Darkthrone's Transilvanian Hunger, but those albums, by comparison, involve a flurry and multitude of activity which is simply not to be found here. No, Aghast has here chosen to rely on a few synthesizer notes per track, with the occasional vocal passage that exists solely to add to the ambiance, not to distract the listener with lyrics or any word-based message. There are hundreds of albums that are somewhat comparable to Hexerei, as anyone with a creepy basement and a synthesizer can compose their own spooky "masterwork", but what separates this one from the rubbish is the masterful sense of atmosphere which on every track evokes imagery of ancient rituals, of desolation, of fear, and generally of pure evil.

I do believe that every human being (with the exception of those that are chemically imbalanced or otherwise defective) has the capability of discerning right from wrong, in various forms, and from an aural perspective, Hexerei im Zwielicht der Finsternis must truly rank as one of the most engrossing, haunting and evil albums ever recorded. - Metal Archives

Track List
3.Enter the Hall of Ice05:02
4.Call From the Grave06:03
6.The Darkest Desire05:12
7.Das Irrlicht03:58

Aghast (Nor) - Hexerei im Zwielicht der Finsternis

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Ash Pool - Genital Tomb

Black metal with a 'normal' metal feel to much of it - indeed, at one point in opener "Lascivious Tyranny" there's an Urge Overkill-style riff progression, and closer "Dragged Down the Cobblestones" intros with a muscular Danzig posturing, or even (shudder) a Misfits one. The necessary BM screams are there and the middle two songs are more dangerously dark and fierce (along with parts of the other two). As for lyrical content, well, the seeming misogyny appears less sexual and more symbolically brutal (and who can determine what's being sung in BM if you aren't perusing the lyrics as you listen?). I've never wanted to burn churches or worship the horned one while consuming this brand of music and I'm in no mood to start pulling a Jimmy Page with whip and valise while listening to Genital Tomb so subliminal influence is out the window. The demo quality makes it sound rougher than it actually is; all-in-all it's probably good to have around for aggression dispersal. No, not really bad at all. Plus, it's Prurient for fuck sakes! DOWNLOAD NOW!

Track list:

A1Lascivious Tyranny4:56
A2Demolishing Obsession5:48
B1First Rape4:47
B2Dragged Down the Cobblestones4:39

Ash Pool - Genital Tomb

Zandoz Corp. - Suffocating Egos

I know ZandoS Corp. from lastfm and I have to say that I was impressed with this excelent release. The first impression was: "breakcore", more gabber kicks and amen breaks with the monotonous sound of the Praxis style, but that notion changed after the first couple of seconds of the first track, no, Zandos Corp. is also and IDM work by definition, he ranges from glitched beats emulating organic rhythms to industrial breakbeats within the complex drill and bass structure, some nice noise and abstract melodic progressions as well, yes, melodic noise with subtle greatness.
A 100% brazilian solo project by Adriano Machado.

Hope you enjoy it, also visit his myspace profile for more info: http://www.myspace.com/zandozcorp

ZandoS Corp. - Suffocating Egos

K.K. Null - Extasy Of Zero-G Sex

KK. Null (born Kazuyuki Kishino in Tokyo) is an experimental multi-instrumentalist. He began as a guitarist, but soon added composer, singer, electronic, drummer to his list of talents, and also studied Butoh dancing.

Null joined the noise/progressive rock band Ybo2 in 1984, issuing several albums and EPs throughout the remainder of the decade. Later he started to more bands, such as Absolute Null Punkt (aka ANP) and his most well known one, the self-described “progressive hardcore trio” Zeni Geva. From that point he also produced albums for other artists, created his own record label (Nux Organization), and played live and collaboration albums with many other musicians, including John Zorn, Yona-Kit, Steve Albini, Boredoms, Seiichi Yamamoto, Jim O’Rourke, Merzbow, Fred Frith, James Plotkin, Keiji Haino, Otomo Yoshihide, Jon Rose, Atau Tanaka, Zbigniew Karkowski, Z’EV, Alexei Borisov. Noisegate and Philip Samartzis, as well as supporting such artists as Sonic Youth and Mike Patton on tour. Altogether Null has released more than 100 albums. In 2004 he restarted ANP and in 2006 they released their first studio album in 20 years.

This album should not be experienced as a noise project but as a highly experimental work which is said was done without drum machine, keyboard or computers.

Locked loops, drone progressions, sonic intrinsic formations, various string instruments, and that japanese folkloric flavor somehow mixed into those sometimes glitched and bizarre sounds. I hope you get to enjoy K.K. Null for what it is.

Artist: K.K. Null
Album: Extasy Of Zero-G Sex
Label: Vinyl Communications
Format: CD
Country: US
Released: 1998
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Experimental
Credits: Artwork By [Photograms] - Martin Depedro
Guitar, Voice, Performer [Nullsonic] - Kazuyuki K. Null*


1 O-01 (4:33)
2 M-01 (5:41)
3 N-02 (4:06)
4 T-05 (2:08)
5 W-01 (3:03)
6 X-02 (4:27)
7 J-01 (3:27)
8 V-02 (7:01)
9 W-02 (3:45)
10 Y-05 (6:08)


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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Nest - Nest

Nest is the collaborative project of Otto Totland (Deaf Center / Type Records) and Huw Roberts (Serein). The two started working together after forging a strong friendship as former members of the Miasmah label. This self-titled EP is their first work publicly released, so it is a great honour that we are able to offer it to you here.

Both pianists, there is little wonder that after exploring a plethora of musical styles, the two find themselves most at home writing traditionally structured pieces, with the ivories a major element throughout. The EP demonstrates clearly the innate ability the two have for song writing, borrowing from the world of film soundtracks and contemporary classical composers to craft delicate instrumental compositions.

Alongside their favoured instrument can be variously heard the plucked strings of the Welsh harp, violins, woodwind instruments, field recordings, percussion and a heady dose of mind wobbling effects. From the time Nest began writing together, one purpose was clear; to produce beautiful music free of pretense, and they do it exceptionally well.

Artist: Nest
Album: Nest
Label: Serein
Format: CDr, EP, Limited Edition, Jewel Case
Country: UK
Released: Jul 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Modern Classical, Ambient
Notes: Limited to 50 copies.


1 Lodge (3:57)
2 Kyoto (5:28)
3 Marefjellet (4:46)
4 Charlotte (4:46)
5 Cad Goddeu (4:18)
6 Trans Siberian (4:34)


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Monday, June 30, 2008

Puzzleweasel - Exo-Grid

From Boomkat:
"Keeping the IDM dream alive, Puzzleweasel dives into 'Cvon' with Autechre-like precision, plunging further into structural subversion on the unpronounceable 'Shrtwv Lkage'. Well, he was probably going for 'shortwave leakage' - what's with the current resurgence of vowel abandonment in electronic records? Regardless, the track is a meticulous production, really something to be proud of, ranking head and shoulders above your average crop of Booth & Brown copyists. It gets a bit messier in places, with thumping sub-woofer heft characterizing the brokestep frenzy of 'Techk', while the beautiful twisting textures of 'Acancia' nod towards next-level granular meltdowns."

Artist: Puzzleweasel
Album: Exo-Grid
Label: Sublight Records
Format: CD, Album
Country: Canada
Released: 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Glitch, Breakcore


1 Cvon (4:45)
2 Shrtw Ikage (4:31)
3 FODHØVL (5:47)
4 Acancia (3:29)
5 Deslxtiks (5:43)
6 Techk (5:44)
7 Ecct (4:49)
8 Hackspett (5:26)
9 Lakse Farvet Pyjamas (4:37)
10 Fst-Fuk-Ledr-Sofa (6:56)


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DISC - Brave2EP

From Brainwashed:
"Glitch glitch click click sk-k-k-k-k-k-k-ips. Perhaps it's Oval, but no, the cuts are sharper, faster and it makes less musical sense.
It's DISC - a collaborative effort which is most of the time Matmos, Lesser and Kid 606. Lots of fun cut ups and jitters, this disc by no means should be counted as an EP by any standards, despite the title. The disc here is 50 tracks and about 72 minutes in length and obnoxoiously packaged with white text on white translucent paper. Fookin' brilliant. Quite a charming CD to bring into work and play loud to weird out your co-workers into thinking you bought a defective CD. "

Artist: DISC
Album: Brave2ep
Label: Vinyl Communications
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: Oct 1998
Genre: Electronic
Style: Noise, Experimental


1 Section/Seection-Aalucifer (1:32)
2 Take|Care|Than|Stay (4:52)
3 If,And,When (0:26)
4 Remote Control Unit.....Cool! (2:02)
5 Like We Care! (3:36)
6 Don't Think Tuuice (0:22)
7 Fineline (0:06)
8 Between (0:06)
9 Clever And Stupid (0:23)
10 Cccdisplsay (1:55)
11 ADJustt'^6xhell (0:10)
12 Ultra Vivid Scene (0:10)
13 Repeat No Lack (0:18)
14 Handsomme (0:09)
15 No Subject (1:44)
16 End Here (0:06)
17 Big Beat Remix (0:16)
18 Listprice (1:44)
19 You Can Only Find In Japan (1:12)
20 Because It Is For Japan Domestic Only (0:52)
21 So (0:47)
22 Rate Converter (1:45)
23 Very Rare! (1:02)
24 Fuses For Alex (0:51)
25 Attn: Vat! (0:07)
26 I Will Pay Shipping In Us So It Will Not Skip (2:03)
27 =Us$315 (1:07)
28 Jog Wheel (1:14)
29 Minidat (0:18)
30 Simply (1:28)
31 Now.... Not Over $245!! (0:41)
32 Booroo19 (2:17)
33 Backlit LCD (0:12)
34 Function: (0:20)
35 976-Devine (5:09)
36 Repeat/Enter (6:58)
37 Htttp://www.etoy.com (0:16)
38 Yen (1:26)
39 "NEW" In The Box (8:09)
40 Megadisc (1:43)
41 Shock Resistant Memory (0:21)
42 Sometimes (0:15)
43 Digital Megabass (0:10)
44 Keepupthe (0:40)
45 Toslink (0:57)
46 Definitely Illegal (2:04)
47 Hugger/Which Can Be Used In USA (0:37)
48 Brad@The Lab (1:33)
49 Livingwdata (5:13)
50 Thru W/Grrls (0:08)


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Wolf Eyes & Anthony Braxton - Black Vomit

Artist: Wolf Eyes & Anthony Braxton
Album: Black Vomit
Label: Victo
Format: CD
Released: 2006
Genre: Noise
Style: Free Jazz, Noise and Metal

So what happens when you take one free jazz pioneer, one band of noise-metal experimentalists and stick them on a stage together? Well Victo have come up with the answer – everyone’s favourite noisy fellers Wolf Eyes and jazz supremo Anthony Braxton teamed up unannounced at the 2005 Victoriaville Festival last year, and since then all I’ve heard has been whispered words and rumours about the set. There was a cassette tape release shortly after, but selling my mother wasn’t an option, so this cd has been a real excitement and a revelation for me and as soon as it landed on my desk I knew I was in for something rather special. Wolf Eyes are a very important band for me, and this album only goes to show how good they are at what they do. It’s noise, yes indeed, it’s metal, probably, it’s aggressive, angry and sometimes evil, of course – but it’s also incredibly measured and put together with the utmost skill and understanding. I often tell people that there’s noise and then there's noise, there’s amateurish noise and then there’s this – pure visceral abandonment on every level. And what exactly does Braxton add to the proceedings? Well his soprano sax wails and screams drench the waves of white noise and rousing percussive squelches perfectly – it sounds like they were always supposed to be there, and that’s an achievement in itself. Hearing ‘Stabbed in the Face’ (a classic cut from the Burned Mind album) performed live with Braxton’s accompaniment makes me truly sorry I couldn’t have been there to witness this earth shaking meeting of minds. So for us unlucky souls who couldn’t attend, all that’s left for to do is lap up this disc, and lie in wait for Wolf Eyes’ hugely anticipated next album ‘Human Animal’ (take it from me… it’s worth it). Hugely recommended. - Boomkat

Track list
1. Mangler
2. Rationed Rot

Wolf Eyes & Anthony Braxton - Black Vomit

The Deserts of Traun - Part III: The Lilac Moon

Artist: The Desert of Traün
Album: Part III: The Liliac Moon
Label: Bruhtal Shocks
Format: CD
Released: 2003
Genre: Avant Garde
Style: Jazz, Funk, Classical, Black/Death Metal, Rock, Fusion, World, Video Game, and Electronic Music

Dave Murray (Ex- Estradsphere) was one of the driving creative forces of Estradasphere, and after his leaving the band, he decided to create a band after his own liking. Now, this is decidely not Estradasphere, despite it being of a similar formula, combing seemingly unrelated genres effectively into an odd tapestry of musical genres. However, The Deserts of Traun is a different entity altogether, with a completely different feel.

Instead of granoise compositions and longer tracks, TDoT uses much smaller and concise tracks, even drawing some comparisons to Fantomas, instead of Estradasphere. The songs feel, as they should, and are named as, like the sound track to an adventure movie, full of suspense and exotic locations, which the music pulls off wonderfully. The music has just about everything, from creepy ambient death metal, to ethnic folk music, to classical, to jazz and so on and so forth.

A very fun and interesting album, but one that should be listened to along with the visual aid.

Track list:
01 Awaiting The Majesty Of Extremes.
02 The Detective In Disguise.
03 Report To The Fruitless Kingdom.
04 The Detective & Gary Prepare.
05 Searching The Swamps.
06 The Court Of The Blackmetal Princess.
07 Escape From The Crystal Caverns.
08 Descending The Crystal Mountain.
09 The Desert Of Träun.
10 Greetings From The Lilac Moon.
11 Seeking The Navigator.
12 Prisoner In The Brig.
13 Battle Upon The Space Galleon.
14 Awaiting The Sun.
15 Sailing The Electrolytic Ocean.
16 The Gift Of The Whirlpool Vortex.
17 Longing & Foreseeing.
18 The Uncompromising Blizzard.
19 The Cave.
20 An Unlikely Visitor.
21 Infiltrating The Fortress Of Absolute Zero.
22 Showdown In The Atrium Of Fallacious Foliage.
23 Homecoming In The Fruitless Kingdom.
24 The Destruction Of The Elevator.

The Deserts of Traun - Part III: The Lilac Moon

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Signal - Robotron

From Boomkat:
"Supergroups rarely work out, but this head-to-head sees the minimal sound artists losing their respective attention to detail and heading out into a messy world of robot funk. Recorded in 2001-2006 in Berlin, Tokyo and Chemitz (the East German birthplace of Raster Noton) we see the three musicians taking hold of their considerable combined talents, and far removed from the icy minimalism you would have expected to hear from the three in the past, this is as pounding and ear destroying as Pan Sonic in their prime. Rough sampled textures are chopped and layered rhythmically beneath pounding kick drums and cyclic high pitched synthesizer tones, leaving Bretschneider's token bass frequencies room to make up the heavy bottom end. Somewhere in between the warehouse pounding of Chain Reaction-era Monolake and the tempered minimal headphone listening we all came to expect from Alva Noto, Signal is a brutal listening experience, best heard loud to the point of discomfort. In fact I can imagine this music played on gigantic stacks of speakers, the frequencies booming out across thousands of eager heads - it's just so immense. Those of you enamoured with the work of any of the artists involved, or with classic Sahko or Hardwax emissions really need to check this without delay. Immense and totally intense music."

Artist: Signal
Album: Robotron
Label: Raster-Noton
Format: CD
Country: Germany
Released: 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Minimal, Experimental
Credits: Music By - Carsten Nicolai , Frank Bretschneider , Olaf Bender

1 Intro (Monsator) (1:12)
2 Ermafa (3:32)
3 Naplafa (5:52)
4 Robotron (7:29)
5 Malimo (4:41)
6 Wismut (7:00)
7 Rawema (3:41)
8 Datasette (0:23)
9 Sporett (3:10)
10 Epirex Motor (4:18)
11 Wismut (Version) (7:15)


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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Nadja - Desire In Uneasiness

Prepare to be sucked into a hypnotic trance, like water with little bit of glitter swirling around you. There’s something fuzzy, almost distorted lurking in the shadows here, and while I’d like to call it bass, I think it’s more enjoyable to let the instrument have it’s own mystery. The drums stomp away in a simple, and heartbeat like manner, with floaty bits of white noise thrown on top. Some would call this doom, although it’s a form that goes pretty far off the map I’m familiar with. If you’ve got a good understanding of Hydra Head Records, Jesu and Sunn O))), you’ll begin to get an idea of where you might be getting into here.

Artist: Nadja

Album: Desire In Uneasiness
Label: Crucial Blast
Format: CD
Country: Canada
Released: 2008
Genre: Drone
Style: Drone, Ambient, Doom


01. Disambiguation
02. Sign-Expressions
03. Affective Fields
04. Uneasy Desire
05. Deterritorialization

Nadja - Desire In Uneasiness

Food For Animals - Belly

Belly may be a weird and noisy hip-hop album, but it's still a hip-hop album, and by that measure it's more 3 Feet High and Rising than Death Certificate. Food for Animals bring the noise, but they don't want to bludgeon you with it. On Belly, they drop some incomprehensible beats, make sounds that recall a box of light bulbs rolling down a flight of stairs, and put down some pretty heavy lyrics-- the name is after all a reference to the belly of the beast, to being pulverized and digested-- but it's not a some head-grinding avant-deathtrip. "I get nice and fuzzy with my buddies cause they funny and I love y'all/ We chuckling and coughing and laugh for no reason while we talkin'," raps Vulture on "Swampy (Summer Jam)", a song that's as much about healing as it is about murky underpants. Belly may be all about getting turned upside down and inside out, but when it's over, all that tumult will leave you feeling pretty good. - Pitchfork

Artist: Food For Animals

Album: Belly
Label: Hoss Records
Format: CD, Album
Country: USA
Genre: Electronic
Style: Experimental Hip Hop, Glitch, Noise

Food For Animals - Belly

Monday, June 2, 2008

Deaf Center - Pale Ravine

From Boomkat:
"Apparently inspired by "old silent 8mm film reels and historical architecture", the Norwegian duo of Erik Skodvin and Otto Totland have produced a lambent debut that recalls the likes of William Basinski (particularly the 'Disintegration Loops' indebted 'Lobby'), Marsen Jules and Harold Budd. Over layers of warmly battered aural sediment, Deaf Center build the kind of vista-expanding, piano tinged music that has you thinking you're in your very own film. Manifesting itself in the stravaig and epic iciness of 'Thread', or the etiolated Nyman piano of 'White Lake', Deaf Center have a seemingly bottomless supply of aural dignity and pathos on which to draw. Other highlights include the tense strings and snatched choirs of 'Stone Beacon', the thrumming piano of 'Loft' and the soaring orchestral pomp of 'Thunder Night'. Just incredible music."

Artist: Deaf Center
Album: Pale Ravine
Label: Type Records
Format: CD, Album, Repress
Country: UK
Genre: Electronic
Style: Modern Classical, Ambient

1 Lobby (3:01)
2 Thread (3:39)
3 White Lake (6:35)
4 Path To Lucy (4:54)
5 Stone Beacon (3:29)
6 Weir (6:34)
7 Loft (4:15)
8 Thunder Night (4:28)
9 Lamp Mien (3:58)
10 The Clearing (4:13)
11 Fog Animal (4:24)
12 Eloy (2:15)


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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Richard Devine - Asect:Dsect

From Boomkat:
"Building on the blueprint intricacies of 'Lip Switch' and 'Aleamapper', 'Asect:Desect' finds the crunch and funk in more mangled effect shot through heavily rhythmic max'd up workouts wrapping deep blue cloaked harmonics amongst whirling torrents of phased pitches and tough beats. Check the grimy hip hop tempoed 'Dansk Rap' leading the way before the bomb dancefloor killer 'Floccus' drops the beat-wreckage. Elsewhere 'Rusx Fee' kicks out the noisecore blasts that would scare even Aaron Funk. Finally you get the driftsome 'Randale' providing the closing call. Thirteen tracks of widescreen, 3D, full frequency range i-dee-m-shizz - big recommendation."

Artist: Richard Devine
Album: Asect:Dsect
Label: Schematic
Format: CD
Country: US
Released: Oct 2003
Genre: Electronic
Style: Leftfield, IDM, Abstract

01 W | -Carp- (4:04)
02 Dansk Rap (2:47)
03 Floccus (6:33)
04 Corina Chirac (5:48)
05 Klockner (4:24)
06 Flask (1:21)
07 Itsuko (6:35)
08 Let Mendax (4:04)
09 Vo Stream Bas (5:18)
10 Rusx Fee (7:03)
11 Halicrafter (4:30)
12 Captract (7:33)
13 Randale (5:45)


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Richard Devine - Aleamapper

From Boomkat:
"Devine's lipswitch' (on warp in europe), was intended to be a full length project, but ended up being trimmed down to the essential rhythmic core. What was left over is the heart of 'aleamapper'. The re-assembled result is not unlike a film score, and devine guides the music in the style of cinema's great directors, the 16 tracks appearing as a series of varying scenes that add up to a 64 minute whole suggesting an overall widescreen experience. Those pointing to a lack of musicality in modern electronics will be please with 'aleamapper', devine's new compounds of sound being wide open for aural exploration, his subliminal details freely accompanying and frequently saturating the remaining spaces. If the first movies were silent visual films, perhaps the most modern are blind audible experiences. Check."

Artist: Richard Devine
Album: Aleamapper
Label: Schematic
Format: CD, Album, Digipak
Country: US
Released: Dec 2001
Genre: Electronic
Style: IDM, Experimental

1 Insil Segment (2:09)
2 Vecpr (5:02)
3 Foci Duplication (7:18)
4 Partition Refinement (4:20)
5 Step Focus (2:22)
6 Freeze Fracture (4:55)
7 Model (3:10)
8 Cr Scope (2:22)
9 Dock Inversion (4:23)
10 Float 82 (5:35)
11 Horizontal Deflection Plate (1:34)
12 Veolic Revolving (4:19)
13 Retrace Feeder (0:53)
14 Error Trapping (5:47)
15 Mtr Method (1:53)
16 Carry Completion Sensing (3:55)


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Richard Devine - Aleamapper Part 1
Richard Devine - Aleamapper Part 2

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Rapoon - Time Frost

"One of the predicted swings in the weather due to global warming is paradoxically a new ice age which could envelope Europe. Time Frost is music based upon this concept and uses tiny fragments of music from an iconic European composition, Johann Strauss's Blue Danube. I imagined that tiny pieces of former cultures survived locked in the ice and waiting for future archaeologists to discover and interpret them.I used vinyl lock grooves of the Blue Danube (from the 1968 MGM recording for the film soundtrack 2001 ) These formed the starting points for the five compositions in Time Frost which were then manipulated and added to and re-arranged into new compositions. Time Frost is an imaginary recording of the mutational process of sound locked into ice and transformed over millenia. Like ghosts of music trapped in an evershifting permafrost.

Robin Storey, August 2007"

Artist: Rapoon
Album: Time Frost
Label: Glacial Movements Records
Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Digipak
Country: Italy
Released: Sep 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Dark Ambient

1 Glacial Danube (6:08)
2 Thin Light (6:13)
3 A Darkness Of Snow (6:51)
4 Horizon Discrete (5:36)
5 Ice Whispers (34:18)


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Friday, May 30, 2008

Rubberoom - Architechnology

From Aaron Shuman:
"If as Ganxsta Ridd once said, the microphone is a gun because you don't pick one up unless you know how to use it -- a dictum critics of hiphop would do well to heed -- then Chicago's Rubberoom has a full arsenal of sound at its disposal. On Architechnology's inset, a phoenix-like creature rises from the South Side, mike-guns drawn, spans the city in a back-flip, and lands gracefully on the Gold Coast downtown, all against the most honeyed sunset skies this side of Coltrane's Interstellar Space. The image is not just millenial fancy but an accurate reflection of Rubberoom's role in the scene, since the album boasts 5 MCs with 13 different DJs, drawn from Chicago's various neighborhoods, no easy feat in a city known more for its segregation than its hiphop.

On Architechnology's back cover, the phoenix returns from downtown, flying out of a sun pinched between stormier clouds, mike-guns replaced by smoke rising from clenched fists, visor raised, eye sockets burning with holy light. "Smoke" is Rubberoom's anthem about the spread and transformative potential of the Word, spoken in underground networks of hiphop and poetry slams.

With this many DJs on the record, Architechnology's songs are often as cinematic as they are rockers. Most cuts begin with subsonic bass and keyboards rising like fogbanks, occasionally followed by Hound of the Baskerville-style baying or other signifiers of a wasteland, before our heroes' voices cut through like searchlights. The music, in other words, creates an arena of heightened awareness and perception -- much as Raptivism Records employs hiphop as a theater for organizing with its No More Prisons comp, on which Rubberoom also appears -- the beats come kicking once the knowledge starts dropping.

Architechnology is a 3-2-1/Indus Records release."

Artist: Rubberoom
Album: Architechnology
Label: Sub Verse Music
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1999
Genre: Hip Hop


A1 Born (4:48)
A2 Smoke (4:52)
A3 Lock Jaw (4:38)
A4 The Shining (3:30)
B1 The Revelry (Acapella) (0:22)
B2 Bleach (5:06)
B3 Acid (5:37)
B4 Vertigo (Extended Mix) (7:19)
C1 Sector Rush Rmx (Rebuilt) (5:39)
C2 Style Wars (6:51)
C3 Architechnology Nine (5:18)
C4 Pathway To The Abyss (1:38)
D1 Offering 1366 (2:44)
D2 Trial Of The Vampire (3:41)
D3 Space And Time (7:21)
D4 Operation Forever (4:49)


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Xanopticon - Psicicite

Ok, what do I have to say about Xanopticon, marvelous breakcore, an odd mixture of fast nano-beated ambient and microscopic shared glass of clicks and cuts, waved break beats of an aparent calming ambient music built out of caotic rhytm structures, pretty complex and fast.

A better description from Rhinoplex:
"One of the few electronic musicians who truly defy comparison, Pittsburgh's Xanopticon has been steadily and thoroughly annihilating dancefloors since around 2000AD. This fiendish bastard doesn't hesitate to carve new and horrifying neurological pathways into his victim's brains with razor-thin sonic shards of unknown alien origin. Will you dance? Or will you peel your obsolete flesh from your fragile, useless body? Reactions are as confounding and troubling as the catalyst."

Artist: Xanopticon
Album: Psicicite
Label: Hymen Records
Format: Vinyl, 12"
Country: Germany
Released: Jun 2006
Genre: Electronic
Style: IDM, Breakcore, Experimental, Industrial

A1 Ungrokd (4:54)
A2 Bedowra (7:53)
B1 Psicicite (4:09)
B2 Broken Eye Teeth (8:19)

Enjoy the nano shrapnel blast.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Arvo Pärt - Litany

From Boomkat:
"Recorded in 1995, this disc collects world premiere recordings of ‘Litany’, ‘Psalom’ and ‘Trisagion’. Litany derives its text from the 24 prayers of St. John Chrysostum (the man responsible for writing the liturgy upon which Russian Orthodoxy is based) and there’s an appropriately devotional tone to the piece regardless of its manifold dynamic twists and turns. Apparently, Part had been familiar with the prayers for over twenty years, always intending to find his own musical resolution to them. It’s evident that the composer has pored over this endeavour at length; the piece carries the full weight of his formidable ability. The shortest of the three pieces, ‘Psalom’, is up next, an altogether gentler affair, retaining a light-as-air, floating quality over the course of its seven-minutes. Finally, ‘Trisagion’ sees a heightening in drama, with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra playing the piece’s inherent grandeur for all it’s worth. Excellent stuff."

Artist: Arvo Pärt
Album: Litany
Label: ECM New Series, ECM New Series
Format: CD, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 1996
Genre: Classical
Style: Contemporary
Credits: Engineer [Tonmeister] - Peter Laenger (tracks: 2, 3) , Teije Van Geest (tracks: 1)
Producer - Manfred Eicher


1 Litany (22:45)
Bass Vocals - Gordon Jones (2)
Choir - Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Conductor - Tõnu Kaljuste
Orchestra - Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Tenor Vocals - John Potter (2) , Rogers Covey-Crump
Tenor Vocals [Countertenor] - David James (13)
2 Psalom (6:45)
Conductor - Saulius Sondeckis
Orchestra - Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
3 Trisagion (11:53)
Conductor - Saulius Sondeckis
Orchestra - Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra


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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Einojuhani Rautavaara - Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for Birds & Orchestra

"Finland's senior composer was a student and heir apparent to the great Jean Sibelius, to whom he is inevitably compared whenever he spins out one of his trademark long, Romantic melodies. In the '60s, Rautavaara began experimenting with tape and electronic sounds, and in 1972 he created the remarkable Cantus Arcticus, a concerto where the soloist wasn't human, and wasn't even live. Using tapes of arctic birds that he recorded in northern Finland, he wrote a three-movement concerto where the orchestral music seems to grow organically out of the birdsongs. Winds are asked to retune a bit to accommodate the birds' tuning; melodies take flight majestically and reappear later in slightly altered form, as if returning from a long journey. Rautavaara, by the way, has gone on to further success with a series of "Angel" pieces, like the monumental Symphony #7, called "Angel of Light," and concertos for more conventional soloists." - Emusic

Artist: Einojuhani Rautavaara
Album: Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for Birds & Orchestra
Label: Naxos
Format: LP, Vinyl
Country: Finland
Released: 1999
Genre: Classical
Style: Orchestral

1. Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds and Orchestra): Suo (The Marsh)
2. Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds and Orchestra): Melankolia
3. Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds and Orchestra): Joutsenet muuttavat (Swans Migrating)

Einojuhani Rautavaara - Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for Birds & Orchestra


Clouddead has a hard-to-classify sound; if you described it as "lo-fi ambient spoken word meets surreal hip-hop with an indie rock bent," you'd be leaving a lot out. The CD compiles previously released 10-inches created by producer Odd Nosdam and MCs Dose One and Why? and members of the Anticon, the West Coast hip-hop collective. The MCs rap, recite, and sing words that make Beck's lyrics sound tame and fussy by comparison. Their declamation can be goofy, swaggering, funny, swinging, nasal--you name it. This extremely open-ended and varied use of language recalls the work of the sonically inclined poet Edwin Torres. Sometimes the language on this disc can be almost inaudible; then it's just another element in Nosdam's lovely and murky music. Albums this odd often confuse people. Also, like this one, they can be extremely compelling.

Label: Bigda
Format: LP
Country: USA
Released: April 24, 2001
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Lo Fi, Experimental, Hip Hop, Rap, Ambient

1. Apt. A, Pt. 1
2. Apt. A, Pt. 2
3. And All You Can Do Is Laugh, Pt. 1
4. And All You Can Do Is Laugh, Pt. 2
5. I Promise Never to Get Paint on My Glasses, Pt. 1
6. I Promise Never to Get Paint on My Glasses, Pt. 2
7. Jimmybreeze, Pt. 1
8. Jimmybreeze, Pt. 2
9. (Cloud Dead #5), Pt. 1
10. (Cloud Dead #5), Pt. 2
11. Bike, Pt. 1
12. Bike, Pt. 2


Monday, May 26, 2008

Onomatopeee - Anicore (あにこあ)

Some original and unique breakcore from the crazy lands of japan.
Breakcore + Gabber + Noise = Japanese main$tream pop idol, add to that a special blend of japanese cute little girls voices and pop japanese songs and you have a fast breaked anicore blend. Also known in japan as lolicore, this type of gabbered fucked-up records are exclusive of that asian paradise.
Think Japanese.

Artist: Onomatopee
Album: Anicore
Label: Onomatopia
Format: CDr, Album
Country: Japan
Released: 2006
Genre: Electronic
Style: Glitch, Grindcore, Breakcore, Experimental


1- 涼宮ハルヒの発狂 (3:18)
2- ☆林檎Break☆ (3:41)
3- 爆発だも~ん! (4:12)
4- 糞尿物語 (Aice5 / 友情物語) (2:16)
5- ラチリコロス (0:09)
6- Love☆Shine (2:36)
7- メイドコア (0:55)
8- あーたし錯乱暴!! (1:57)
9- プリティでキュアキュア♪ (1:57)
10- 働かずにお金が貰えるなら(以下略 (3:20)
11- ぴょんぴょんぴょんぴょん (3:06)
12- Heartful Genocide (1:53)
13- おジャ魔女カーニヴァル (3:22)
14- I Love Gabba Kick (1:54)
15- にょきすくー (2:21)


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Sunday, May 25, 2008

CoH - Mask of Birth

This album was originaly released as a vinyl for Raster-Noton, so that should say a lot already.
Then remastered to digital format by Austria's Mego label.
CoH also known as Ivan Pavlov is a russian electronic musician that lives and works in Sweden. However, his cultural roots are in his mother country, and he seems to be more a rapport to the Russian avant-garde rather than to the Western rock-pop tradition.
As one of his early works (mask of birth), this one is actually inspired by the 70's and early 80's dance music, but don't get fooled, as this album actually works on that microscopic, Raster-Notonish level.
As stated on the cover, it is "new disco for the new human".

Artist: CoH
Album: Mask of Birth
Label: Mego
Format: CD
Country: Austria
Released: Aug 2002
Genre: Electronic
Style: Glitch, Abstract, Minimal

1- Suppernature (6:26)
2- Hurt Later (5:33)
3- Gearin 2 (7:09)
4- Terra Beyond (Terra) (5:39)
5- Utopia - Me Too (4:52)
6- Seven (7:02)
7- Boog (5:16)
8- Isb: No Balance (0:23)
9- Isb: Part 2 (6:39)
10- Komputer Trilogik fur Or (5:15)
11- Waltz Nuevo No. 1 (4:10)


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Birchville Cat Motel with Bruce Russel - Untitled Album

Exquisite drone/noise experimental record by these great New Zeland based musicians.
Both rooted in the experimental spectrum, they handle many different forms of sound manipulation, from old turntables, toys and kitchen implements, to tone generators, open reel dictaphones and toothbrushes.
While being chaotic and with that semi-industrialized feeling of insaturated noise layers, they reproduce joy in a subtle and taped way.
You won’t know till you hear them coming.

Artist: Birchville Cat Motel and Bruce Russel
Album: Untitled
Label: Celebrate Psi Phenomenon
Format: CD
Country: New Zealand
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Avantgarde, Experimental

1- Aropax (8:57)
2- Playing With Fire (5:36)
3- Pylon Conquests (3:41)
4- The Makrocosmical Adam (7:57)
5- Sugar Grey Paper (8:31)
6- Absinthe (13:12)


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Akira Rabelais - Spellewauerynsherde

From Boomkat:
"Undertaking a project to transfer from tape to digital some old tape recordings of Icelandic vocal lament songs presumed to have been recording in the 1960's Akira claims to have been completely obsessed by them to an extent where he wished to incorporate the vocals into his own music. '1382 Wyclif Gen. ii. 7' - the single voice swept up into an echoic overlapping framework, subtely falling apart until a strong wind blows across a group of microphones - astonishing. '1390 Glower Conf. II.20' is a more melancholic song, one which would lie perfectly within context in one of Ingmar Bergman's stark films like 'Winter Light' and 'Shame'. '1440 Promp Parv. 518/20' finds Akira hightening the ghostly quality of this vocal through reverb, echo and subdued time stretch that would make a Chris Morris disturbathon sketch even more effective. '1483 Caxton Golden Leg, 208b/2' stretches out for over twenty minutes feeling like a floating fogbound rework of Gyorgy Ligeti's 'Lux Aeterna'. To round up 'Spellewauerynsherde' brings to myself memories of loved one's passed, favourite films that haunt your consciousness for weeks after viewing and make you want to revisit your favourite spiritually enhancing CD's. Not many album's will move you in quite the way that this album does. Believe."

Artist: Akira Rabelais
Album: Spellewauerynsherde
Label: Samadhisound
Format: CD
Country: UK
Released: 2004
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Modern Classical, Experimental

1- 1382 Wyclif Gen. II. 7 And Spiride In To The Face Of Hym An Entre Of Breth Of Lijf. (6:18)
2- 1390 Gower Conf. II. 20 I Can Noght Thanne Unethes Spelle That I Wende Altherbest Have Rad. (7:24)
3- 1440 Promp. Parv. 518/2 Wawyn, Or Waueryn, Yn A Myry Totyr, Oscillo. (6:36)
4- 1483 Caxton Golden Leg. 208 B/2 He Put Not Away The Wodenes Of His Flessh With A Sherde Or Shelle. (21:15)
5- 1559 W. Cuningham Cosmogr. Glasse 125 Within Which Draw An Other Circle, A Finger Bredth Distant. (0:44)
6- (Gorgeous Curves Lovely Fragments Labyrinthed On Occasions Entwined Charms, A Few Stories At Any Longer Sworn To Gathered From A Guileless Angel And The Hilt Edges Of Old Hearts, If They Do In The Guilt Of Deep Despondency.) (6:09)
7- 1671 Milton Samson 1122 Add Thy Spear, A Weavers Beam, And Seven-Times-Folded Shield. (8:06)


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Ben Frost - Steel Wound

From Boomkat:
"This is a grandiose, almost shoegazing record with hidden airy vocals layered subtly over the most emotive elongated clouds of processed strings this side of Slowdive or My Bloody Valentine. Just listen to '...I Lay My Ear to Furious Latin' and the album's crushing centrepiece 'You, Me and the End of Everything' and I dare you not to yearn for that classic Thames Valley sound. Towering waves of electric guitar rise and fall over each other and although you know the sounds are emanating from steel strings and a solid lump of wood, they also sound as cold and glacial as any electronic manifestation to emerge from Autechre's widescreen synthesis. 'Steel Wound' though is an album with heart, and it towers above any experimentation or wilfully obtuse soundscaping - beneath the electro-acoustic prowess and academic veneer there's a pop album waiting to be discovered, and like Fennesz before him one feels that crossover success can only be just around the corner for this remarkable producer."

Artist: Ben Frost
Album: Steel Wound
Label: Room40
Format: CD, Album, Repress
Country: Australia
Released: 2007
Genre: Electronic, Non-Music
Style: Field Recording, Experimental, Ambient

1 .011: Swarm... (4:00)
2 .014: ...I Lay My Ear To Furious Latin (9:12)
3 .018: You, Me And The End Of Everything (10:36)
Vocals - Sarah-Jane Wentzki
Written-By, Producer - Frost* , Wentzki*
4 .028: Steel Wound (9:21)
5 .038: Last Exit To Brooklyn (6:53)
6 .049: And I Watched You Breathe (7:16)


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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Enviroment -The Enviroment EP

This is a friends band, they are very good. They sound like a mix between Hella, Tera Melos, Damiera and even Cursive at times. If you are ready to hear some refreshing math rock/nu jazz, here is your chance!

Profile: http://www.myspace.com/theenvironmenttheband

The Enviroment - The Enviroment EP

Takagi Masakatsu - Eating

"Takagi Masakatsu splits his time between video art, installations and music, and over his last 3 cds has perfected a brand of impressionistic, fragile electronica that sits well with the lush, sometimes abstract imagery of his visual work.

Eating compiles pieces recorded between 1996 and 2002, and inhabits the same headspace mapped out by Susumo Yokota or Nobukazu Takemura's Childs View project. Over 13 short tracks, Masakatsu constructs delicate minimalist soundscapes populated with clicking digital marimbas, soft, spectral shimmers and gentle arpeggiated chords from crystalline electric piano sounds. Streaks of faltering accordion or (as on the sunkissed Burt Bacharach stylings of 'Fausel") semi-cheesy organ lines wander through; occasionally cloudy, distant beats emerge ("Mihyn").

Some pieces offer a bit more grit; "Angje" builds nagging synthetic rhythms that eventually flower into a muted breakbeat matrix, while the odd "Woei" flirts with a studied discordance. Elsewhere though, Masakatsu offers seductive ambience that at its least successful borders on twee (as in the dayglo plastic textures of "trot").

Where he scores is in his sensitive deployment of texture and simple yet effective deployment of musical material. Chords hang unresolved, or faltering rhythms underpin fragmented yet graceful melodies. For the most part, Masakatsu avoids the glitch, preferring to create subtle discontinuities through big intervallic leaps and occasional rhythmic eccentricites.

Though sounding dissimilar, Masakatsu's work echoes that of Brian Eno's semi-ambient works in that both harbour a slight, intangible sense of threat beneath their still,unbroken surfaces. Worth a listen." - BBC

Artist: Takagi Masakatsu
Album: Eating
Label: Karaoke Kalk
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Japan
Released: 2002
Genre: Electronic
Style: Modern Classical, Minimal


A1 Frousfre
A2 Fore
A3 Spring
A4 Fausel
A5 Flows
A6 Mihyn
B1 Angje
B2 Hanri
B3 Woei
B4 Trot
B5 On The Way To
B6 Kim Perno
B7 Come March

Takagi Masakatsu - Eating

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cornelius - Fantasma

Everyone that hears this record is instantly addicted. That's all I'm going to say!

"Digital soundscapes around incredible chunks of catchy pop music. From the happy- go- lucky harmony assault of "New Music Machine" to the straight- up Apples In Stereo sound of "Chapter 8: Seashore and Horizon" to the video game melodies of "Thank You For The Music" and the surprisingly rockin' "Count Five or Six" (which, oddly enough, is music set to samples of people counting), there's no rescue from Fantasma's saccharine soundwaves." - Pitchfork

Artist: Cornelius
Album: Fantasma
Label: Matador Records
Format: LP
Country: Japan
Released: March 24, 1998
Genre: Electronic
Style: big beat, psychadelica, folk, metal, hip hop, surf rock, space rock, beach boys pop, latin, IDM

Track list:
1. Mic Check - 3:01
2. The Micro Disneycal World Tour - 3:37
3. New Music Machine - 3:53
4. Clash - 5:37
5. Count Five or Six - 3:02
6. Magoo Opening - 2:14
7. Star Fruits Surf Rider - 1:23
8. Chapter 8 - Seashore and Horizon - 3:24
9. Free Fall - 4:06
10. 2010 - 2:03
11. God Only Knows - 7:39
12. Thank You For The Music - 4:35
13. Fantasma - 0:55

Cornelius - Fantasma

Koenji Hyakkei - Hundred Sights of Koenji

Masterminded by human dynamo Tatsuya Yoshida, drummer and vocalist extrordinaire of Ruins and at least ten other groups at any given moment, this is the logical culmination of years spent elaborating on various aspects of zeuhl music, a remarkable French music tradition developed in the wake of the legendary Magma employing equal parts Orff-ian choral bombast, fusion jazz dexterity and the overcharged emotionalism of gospel. It incorporates wildly elaborate vocal patterns and chants in their own invented language (an homage to Magma's Kobaian dialect) churn, intertwine and somersault in and around almost every note here. As this progresses, and the energy levels soar higher and higher, this passes from the brilliant into the realm of the truly sublime. Outstanding album, one of my top 20 favorite albums of all time most definitely.

Artist: Koenji Hyakkei
Album: Hundred Sights of Koenji
Label: Sking Graft Records
Format: LP
Country: Japan
Released: 1994
Genre: Progressive Rock
Style: Zehul

Koenji Hyakkei - Hundred Sights of Koneji

Infidel!/Castro - Case Studies in Bioentropy

If you like music in which musicians experiment in a total abstract, incoherent yet beautiful way and improvise over intense layers of sound, this album is definitely for you. There are interesting keyboard arrangements that bring twisted melodies and arrangements to the compositions. Fans of experimental music will completely eargasm over this album.

Artist: Infidel!/Castro?
Album: Case Studies in Bioentropy
Label: Independent
Format: LP
Country: USA
Released: 2001
Genre: Electronic
Style: Noise, Experimental, Drum n Bass

Infidel!/Castro? - Case Studies in Bioentropy