Review: Ethan McKenna – Embracing Uncertainty


Don’t let yourself be fooled by its simple appearance and instrumentation, because Embracing Uncertainty is certainly the best acoustic music album I’ve heard in a long while!

Dressing the simple acoustic guitar with fancy playing techniques, like percussive playing, tapping, and probably slapping and popping too, Ethan McKenna is able to keep my mind interested through the listen. Moreover, the song structures are hardly conventional (with maybe a few exceptions), and often make use of uncommon time signatures. A good example of that is the second half of the first song, Dark Night of the Read more

Brendan Byrnes’ Micropangaea

Micropangaea is a unique thing. So unique I can’t even find any appropriate comparison or metaphor…

The use of microtonality in music has long been kept to advanced and underground acts, be it of metal, ambient or ethnic music. Jute Gyte has recently released an astonishing microtonal album, Discontinuities, which was written in 24-EDO. Basically, that means that a 24-EDO guitar will have twice as many frets as a normal one, bringing the possibility to play quarter-tones without having to always bend a string. The black metal-vibe of the album is given by the great use of dissonant intervals … Read more

Space Jam

If you haven’t seen it already, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield recently uploaded a music video of him playing David Bowie’s Space Oddity while in orbit around the Earth.

That means he’s around 410 kilometers above Earth, and whizzing at 27 743.8 km/h! This speed, at this height, allows them to counteract the force of Earth’s gravity and feel weightless, but in fact they’re just falling forever (as explained in this video ).

So that’s pretty impressing, huh? Behold!

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Amogh Symphony’s third will be the most brutal thing to melt your faces…

NOT

In fact, it will be the most beautiful non-metal album of the year, for sure!

I don’t know if this excerpt will be featured in the album or if it is really just some noodling, but I think we can definitely say that it represents what will be on Amogh the third.

Beautifulnessestess! Love Amogh!

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The Prize Fighter Inferno has begun the pre-match warmup

A nine second preview of, hopefully, a new Prize Fighter Inferno record? After the amazing and eclectic My Brother’s Blood Machine and the more straightforward but still very interesting Gears EP, what can mean this occult “1”?

The first teaser? The name of the album? The name of the song?

What is sure is that we eventually all will know! Be patient.

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