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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Skeleton of God - Primordial Dominion

A weird one. Skeleton of God released an EP "Urine Garden" ages ago, then vanished, only to reappear in 2008 with this kick-ass mix of psychedelia and brutal death metal. Yepp, and it's indeed psychedelic, it's not just a tag. I don't usually listen to death metal, but this album I like a lot.
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Friday, April 23, 2010

Ultralyd - Conditions for a Piece of Music

A very impressive piece of work indeed. It's been some time since I've found a decent "free jazz" influenced record that doens't bore me to death and holds enough, if not surprises, but at least interesting moments to be worth a second, third etc listen. Ultralyd's "Conditions" features free-jazzy saxophones with very tight (almost rock-like) drumming and various noises, effects... Not abrasive but not "ambient" or "smooth" either. Uneasy listening without ears bleeding.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Horseback - The Invisible Moutain

A very decent release. I'm tired to write an overview... so
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

While my banjo gently fiddles

"The Banjo Lesson" by Henry Ossawa Tanner

An odd-one-out post. This is a compilation of public domain old-time American songs, gathered from Yeah, of course, you can download these songs from there as well, but one by one. Basically I'm just offering a bundle, a sample.
The songs are by various string bands, banjo- and fiddle-players, singers, etc... a mixed bunch. But all great, all, old, all amazing. I really love this kind of music. And all things like pre-war blues had (and have) a great influence on my own creations.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

ВИРЬ / Vir' - Хорна

Vir's latest full-length, from 2008. As mentioned in the previous post, Хорна demonstrates a shift towards noisy-droney soundscapism. The rasp vocals are still present, though they are quite rare and mostly just bland with the pulsating drones. It could have been better but nevertheless a great album!
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ВИРЬ / Vir' - Demo I, II, III

Vir' (ВИРЬ) is a Russian one-man band, a bass-player who's sometimes accompanied by a drummer or some other musicians. This is a single archive of the first three demos (2002-2005), containing raw punky sludgecore songs, with lyrics shouted in Russian. A full-length album (Нижний лес) was released in this key as well. Since then the band's profile has shifted more towards abstract droney soundscapes and ambient noise. I'll upload the 2008 album, Хорна, it's awesome.
(dunno why, but this description kinda sucks. Eh. Just download it, trust me)

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Skullflower - Form Destroyer

A classic album by a classic band. Tons of feedback and noise but somehow it organizes itself into a sonic entity that really just swallows you whole and doesn't let go. Whirling and swirling around, it's awesome!! Opening track "Elephant's Graveyard" give me shivers each time I hear it.
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Monday, April 5, 2010

Eat Rust - Eat Rust [promo]

The promo version (encoded at 128kbps, that is) for Eat Rust's new s/t album. 5 tracks of improvised guitar music, drone, blues, noise rock. As usual for other Eat Rust releases: more of the same, but different. For fans of Skullflower, minimalism, twisted blues, noise rock. Send any comments to kisbalim at
ESR might release a physical version, total DIY.
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