Therefore, the music in there might be quite hard to grasp for somebody who’s only heard 12-tone equal temperament (12-TET) all their life, taking up practically … Read more
What they usually did with guitars, bass, drums, and vocals, they now do only with synthesizers, and the result is marvellous. It’s no surprise, because they were already incredibly talented … Read more
ZIA is, for the most part, a one-woman microtonal pop band, with Elaine Walker behind the wheel. Releasing albums since 1998 under the monicker ZIA, and experimenting since the very beginning with xenharmonic tunings, Drum’N’Space is the first all-microtonal album. On top of it all, this album is said to be only part of an epic space rock opera that is in the works! If that doesn’t scratch your weird music itch…
Drum’N’Space is written in multiple tunings. The first song is in 17 notes per octave (or EDO, for equal divisions of the … Read more
Becca Stevens‘ crowdfunding campaing was probably the most infuriating one I’ve ever participated in. Their new album, Perfect Animal was set on being released in fall of 2014, and was crowd-funded to cover the expenses of recording, mixing and mastering (which was already made at that point), and to fund the promotion, album art, and printing vinyl and CD. I am really fine with this kind of crowdfunding: the album’s [almost] ready for delivery, and even if the goal was not met, it would still get released, not like other shitty campaigns.
And then we were left in … Read more
Lee Wanner is a particular fellow, music-wise. His now defunct (from what I understood) band, Rejectionary Art, released one album of pure heavy grooviness, and one other of varied musical genres applied to djent, the latter in a rather small dose. All the while, his solo albums ranged from purely jazz awesomeness to weird and creepy classical music with foley, and a funky 80s-style album, among other ones. Now, with Every Man Is An Island, Lee seems to have gathered all these varied experience to make something truly, strangely, weird and good!
Instead of drawing … Read more
Russian metalrtronic band Mad Essence will soon release their next full-length album Rehumanization which is said to be the greatest of them all.
If we are to judge the future album by the present single, this would not be far from the truth. Something Goes Right definitely gets something right. It’s not surprising for an experienced listener, but it kind of reminds me of nu-metal, the not-so-bad ones. And this is cool.
I’ll wait for the album release for the final judgement.… Read more
Here it is! The glitchy, catty, spacey music video for the first music piece from Pryapisme‘s new EP, Futurologie. This one is Part IV, and there’s only one thing I must say: it’s too short! It’s too damn short!
Yes! YES! YES!
A new Tigran Hamasyan record always means new incredible and powerful music to listen and enjoy! For those of you unfamiliar to his music, imagine Animals As Leaders in a piano reduction. The crazy syncopated riffs, the sweet arpeggios and outstanding solos, the polyrhythms, it has all that! And if that teaser is any indication of what Mockroot will sound like as a whole, expect it to be even closer to the traditional metal/djent band, with the addition of drums and electronic elements, and a bass player.
We are excited.… Read more
Experimental Frenchy rockers Deux Pouilles En Cavale serve us their second meal; after their eponymous breakfast LP and short lunch of an EP, here comes the dinner. With a fancy name like Tambour Et Temps Morts, or “Drum And Time-Outs” (it really sounds fancier in French but what doesn’t?), we are to expect a royal meal, and we, weird-music lovers, are truly served!
First off, the kitchen has employed two new cooks since their first album, bringing the number of musicians to that of a quatuor! Yes, their debut album … Read more