Saturday, April 28, 2012

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

Tarmvred - Viva 6581

 Viva 6581 is rhythmic noise with a dash of chiptunes, really solid and underrated little EP.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

World's End Girlfriend - Starry Starry Night

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).

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The Legendary Pink Dots - Poppy Variations

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.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, Oren Ambarchi - Imikuzushi

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.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Pig - A Poke in the Eye... With a Sharp Stick

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.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Black Swan - Aeterna

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 - Position Parallèle

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.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Arab On Radar - Yahweh Or The Highway

AOR's last album. it's similar to Soak The Saddle (they still aren't trying to make their music accessible!) but remains crazily creative and interesting.

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Arab On Radar - Soak The Saddle

"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."


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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Worrytrain - Worrytrain

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.

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Gridlock - Further

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.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

WHOURKR - Concrete

"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.

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Ancre - Nacre

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.

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Hot Snakes - Do Not Resuscitate

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.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Hot Snakes - Automatic Midnight

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.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Swell Maps - Jane From Occupied Europe

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.

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