if anyone knows any uploading sites which aren't shit, leave a comment please. mediafire won't work and bayfiles deletes inactive files after 30 days which is a massive downside, so i'm kind of at a loss here.
edit: problem solved, hopefully. i'll probably be gradually uploading stuff as it gets deleted so leave a comment if you run into any dead links (or if you've already downloaded stuff from bayfiles it'd be a great help to reupload them; this is me being lazy but it also means i'll be able to post more new shit.)
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
new WEG! it's a soundtrack, so don't come into this expecting anything glitchy and off-the-wall. if you've listened to Air Doll, you'll know what to expect; if not, this album is overall ambient, mostly comprised of piano and violin (with guest vocals on a couple tracks).
recently gotten heavily into this band, probably because they have a shit ton of albums and most of what i've heard (a whole six of em!!!) has been awesome. overall the best descriptor for the band would be 'psychedelic rock', with the mood of this album being rather sombre overall and leaning towards ambient in some cases. every release i've heard from these guys has been majorly creative and this is no execption.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
the last collaboration before this album by the trio of boundary-pushing musicians, Tima Formosa, was very minimal and droney. Imikuzushi, however, is on the opposite side of the spectrum, with the three musicians blasting out 70 minutes of feedback-laden noise rock. definitely get this if you're a fan of Fushitsusha. also ridiculously long song titles.
Monday, April 16, 2012
i'm kind of reluctant to listen to any other albums by Pig (otherwise known as Raymond Watts from KMFDM) as aside from this i've only heard Pigmartyr which i hated, but i like this quite a bit. synthy industrial that was produced by Thirlwell and so is pretty similar to Nail. a couple of songs are cringeworthy and while it's intentional (Peoria...) it's not really something i'd want to listen to more than once. overall, though, this is pretty damn solid.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
nothing to do with the movie. drone / ambient, only listened to it once but it's one of my favourite albums of 2012 already. mostly noisy throughout the album, but rarely ever harsh, with choirs, piano and violin incorporated into the tracks. all aspects of the album leads up to the final 20 minute song , Dying God (Suite), which will probably blow your mind.
link removed as per request, listen to / buy it here
Monday, April 9, 2012
Position Parallèle is the duo behind Dernière Volonté, a martial industrial / neofolk band which has been described as 'military pop' making full-blown synthpop. i don't listen to much synthpop, so my enjoyment probably stems from loving the vocalist, though i dig the music backing the vocals as well; it gives of a 'cold' vibe, i suppose.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
"Wildly creative/abrasive noise rock from Providence, RI. All the good bands come from there! One guitarist plays a line in your left ear, the other one plays in your right ear, the drums kind of pound out a weirdo rhythm and the singer vomits some helium. And by "guitar line" I mean "bizarro scraping, trebly, feedbacky mess". This is exactly as entertaining as it sounds! Also features lyricism that would make James Joyce blush and Shakespeare weep."
NICE GIRLS DON'T SOAK THE SADDLE
NICE GIRLS DON'T SOAK THE SADDLE
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Worrytrain's first, self-titled album lays the groundwork for an amazing series of releases across the next four years. ambient / neoclassical songs, mostly consisting of piano and cello, mixed with electronic noise (the latter is not quite as present here compared to some of his other albums, though). not much else needs to be said. it's really haunting stuff.
Gridlock formed in 1994, making industrial / electronic music. Further is their second album and showcases well the style of music they made, with beats often heard coming from rhythmic noise artists complementing cold ambient soundscapes, a mix that works better than one may expect. this album has some vocals which i'm not too keen on but fortunately they never detract from the music.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
"cybergrind" in the same vein as NOISM except slower and with more glitch influence. one of the dudes in this band is behind Igorrr, which is probably how most people find WHOURKR in the first place... think of tracks like Cruciform Dachshund spread out to an entire album with ridiculous vocals over it all. and by that i mean that the vocals fit the music perfectly but there is no way that they can be taken seriously.
instrumental post-hardcore / screamo band (can you call it screamo if the band doesn't have a vocalist???), has members from bands like Mihai Edrisch and Sed Non Satatia. from these names one may expect there to be some post-rock influence and this is definitely the case, with the shortest of the four songs on the album being 4:57. don't worry though, it's not just crescendocore with heavier guitars.
a single released in 2011, haven't heard anything about a new album but here's hoping it's a sign of things to come. second song is more chaotic than the first, which is a bit more poppy and kind of weak in my opinion. both of them are pretty good though, shame they're both less than 2 minutes long.
Monday, April 2, 2012
the third Hot Snakes album posted here is the first they released, and i'm tempted to say it's my least favourite simply because of the 15 minutes of silence tacked onto the last track which is annoying as that track fucking rules. Salton City might be my least favourite Snakes track as well. aside from these couple of bumps along the way it's a really solid album. vocalist sounds more like he did on the Drive Like Jehu albums seeing as how this is his first album since DLJ broke up.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Swell Maps are everything i love in a post-punk band. crazy, creative songs with guitars that aren't afraid to be noisy while still playing some catchy shit. a lot of this album is instrumental, especially around the middle, which often results in tracks that bear resemblance to noise rock. also this was released in 1980 and it still sounds fucking amazing production wise.