Monthly Recommendations: March 2017


‘The Dutch quartet Kuhn Fu will release their newest album, Kuhnspiracy on March thirty-first. The album consists of highly-addictive compositions zig-zagging through experimental and fusion jazz. The songs are often slow and deliberate, rather calm, too, but go into overdrive from time to time, which really adds to the dynamic spectrum of the songs and makes for a really subjugating experience. This is one release to write in your wishlist.’
Mini-Reviews LXIX.
‘Holy shit.

This is quite something. Prometheus Omega is a self-described ‘progressive rock band’, but I think it would be fairer to call them a vaporgrind band. Their butchering and reuse of pre-existing pieces of music borrows from vaporwave, but their focus on harsh music, especially metal, calls for the suffix. The featured track, ‘Exph0mage (for windmen) feat. PETA Titgrain’ is quite representative, but is, in my opinion, one of the weakest tracks on this quite massive album. If you want to experience what I think of as the best songs on Strange Fruit Öŕð, listen to tracks seven and eight, which feature samples from Leprous and Death Grips, respectively. Each song, from the beginning to the end of the hour-long album, blew my mind a little bit more, sending shivers down my spine and having me jaw-dropped. This is a truly unique, weird, and amazing experience that every one of you should try!’
Mini-Reviews LXXI.
‘French band L’effondras, or ⊙, released quite an impressive instrumental post-rock album, in Les flavescences. From X to XII, Les rayons de cendre to Phalène, the band explores buildups and variations in relatively short pieces (from six to nine minutes). It’s really well executed, and it’s seriously some of the best post-rock I’ve heard. On XIII – Le serpentaire, however, they take things to another level, in a thirty-four minute epic. Though it’s closer to a twenty-four-minute song with a ten-minute ambient extroduction consisting of nature recordings. The whole album is fascinating, and utterly worth your while!’
Mini-Reviews LXIX.
‘Zeitgeber‘s upcoming album, Heteronomy, has just been announced, on Art as Catharsis’ bandcamp, but I’ve been able to listen to the whole thing and… It’s fascinating beyond words! The duo manages to create an entrancing and intellectual experience through a fusion of traditional and modern instruments, merging world music with psychedelic rock and electronica. It’s something I wholeheartedly recommend, if you’re even slightly piqued by ‘Phase Responsive Curve’, the available single. The album comes out on March fourteenth, and it is absolutely fantastic!’
Mini-Reviews LXIV.


Honourable Mentions
Read more.

Read more.
Read more.
Read more.
Read more.
Read more.
Read more.
Read more.

Read more.
[Review to be released] Read more.

On March 31 2017This entry was posted in .
Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...