Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Self described as "Ambient, Metal, Punk, and Sludge" and I think they do a pretty good job of combining those genres in relative equal parts. They remind me of everything I like about ISIS, but they do it in shorter songs that lean a little more towards the doom spectrum. There is a very "organic" feel for this whole work and the art work captures the feel of the music flawlessly. So check'em out
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Erick Cruxen - guitar
Daniel Fanta - guitar
Muriel Curi - drums
Joaquim Prado - guitar, synths, bass
Matheus Barsotti - second drums
Vitor Visoná - cello
Heitor Fujinami - violin
Nathan Bell - banjo
Luciano Sallun - sitar
Labirinto is from San Paulo, Brazil. They specialize in creating emotional, yet dark, atmospheric post rock. And Let me tell you that is where their strong point lies. Now apparently from what I could find in English on the web is that these guys are all D.I.Y. Making there own cds, shirts, posters, flyers etc. But enough about them, this 6 track album doesn't have a song on it that is under 10 minutes(awesome).Now what really turned me on about this album is the use of layering. it's so seem less that it feels like the instruments all come together when needed but also have their own distinct voice. Also I am a sucker for Cellos and Sitars so this album rubs me the right way. But honestly this is some of the most ambitious Post Rock I've heard in a long while.so stop being a cheap skate and toss up 6 bucks for a band that has done their time touring and playing shows.
Or if you are too cheap for the 6 bucks then you can download the 3 song EP for free
Friday, April 22, 2011
and no download you need to own this. (side two is over time to flip again.)
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Sleep Junior. Tribal Drums, Arabian Scales, sweet stoner groove. I Really Dig This Band Camp discovery I seriously read the name and was like "this is going to be awesome" The singer kinda reminds me of an Al
Cisneros and a mix of the dude from Godsmack. So apparently the Ukraine knows what's up with stoner metal. What really sold these guys to me is the fact that this half an hour album is broken down into 5 parts; one song. Now musically it's exactly what you would expect from this genre, Eternal Riffian isn't really pushing too many barriers. But it's very well done, don't get me wrong, the dynamic shits are tasteful and almost anticipated while you are listening. A lot of the time stoner bands tend to ride riffs to death, but not these guys, the tasteful bass fills give the music a constant forward motion. While some of the FX in the background of Part III Yax Imix Che (the Path) keep you listening deeper to the music.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Now there has been something I've Noticed is recently there is seriously too much good stuff coming out of Sweden, and not just those gummy fish. Ghost... and well these guys.
Anyway they have a new album coming soon "Hisingen Blues" so keep an eye open for that one. But if you are a fan of classic heavy rock, with a tinge of folk, then this is something for you.
Also If you can find their other album "The Metamorphosis Project" i suggest you give that one a listen as well
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Het Droste Effect is,
Guitar/bass/field recordings/recording/mixing: Hermann Blaupunkt
Drums/conga's/artwork and design: Thompson Dubé
Bass on Lollita Can Dance: Siem Nozza
Sax on Lollita Can Dance: Edward Capel
Monotron on Balsem voor de Oren: Chris Draaijer
Vibraphonette on Sweet Dreams Bandito: Chris Draaijer
Mastered @ Eindbaas Mastering
This probably the biggest sleeper album I've Heard all year. Spanning from Kraut Rock to Psychedelia Het Droste Effect's heavy use of field recordings this 4 track all instrumental album runs the gambit of genres keeping it at a rather uptempo experience that is great. I really love the track "Lolita Can Dance" it's tastefully done sax in music that isn't jazz quite the feat, Seriously check these guys out, stop being lame all your life. Oh did I mention free download on band camp, What are you waiting for?
Sunday, April 17, 2011