Monthly Recommendations: August 2016

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“[Leonard and Superposition] both are avant-garde fusion jazz albums that are incredibly intricate and interesting to listen to. The chords, progressions, themes and melodies… everything on record is just excellent. On top of that, “Leonard” is a 35-minute triptych written by Dan Ryan and played by the band. […] They are both impressively fantastic!”
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“Coming out on the twenty-first of August, “Sonance” is Contemplator’s new album. If you don’t remember them, their 2013 self-titled release was delicious and surprising. With “Sonance”, the band incorporates much more orchestral elements to their soundscape, and Colin Marston’s mixing talents insufflates life into the music. You can listen to “Art of Nothing” now, on Bandcamp, and I recommend you seriously consider buying this great piece of art.”
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“Cryptovolans is one of the weirdest music projects out there. Their MIDI jazz is forward-thinking, avant-garde, unpredictable, and jazzy. Oh, and also completely spazztastic. “Global Understanding” is, technically speaking, a single release, bundled with sixteen bonus tracks, bringing the total length to almost fifty minutes. As a bonus, the whole album comes with the MIDI files for every song, so you can try your hand at producing them with different VSTs, and modifying them all you want, which is totally awesome. The title track sounds like the opening music to an American TV soap opera during its main theme, but quickly evolves into various uncanny movements that are more than fitting despite their out-of-place-ness. It’s honestly one of the best and most bizarre releases of the year; you don’t want to miss that one!”
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“Coma Cluster Void is a band that, since its inception, mustered a lot of hype, and I’m glad to say that Mind Cemeteries all but fails to meet the expectations. It’s a slab of violent, technical, brutal, dissonant, mathematical, avant-garde death metal that will more than satisfy most of you here. The songs are constructed to near perfection and every person’s role in the band is played just right ?. ??? recommended to everyone!”
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On September 1 2016, this entry was posted.
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