Out on July twenty-eighth, Meditations on Insignificance is the latest experiment by noise metal artists The Blight. This full-length release explores the Lovecraftian themes of cosmic insignificance and the nihilistic views that nothing we will ever do will matter the slightest bit in the end. Their approach to music consists of improvised noise layered with atmospheric pads and supported by an impressive display of drumming skills, not too far from an actual drum solo. Thematically, the album goes from small scale, with ‘Self’, to a gigantic one, with ‘Galaxy’. Themes that are exploited without uttering a single word – … Read more
Between noise and hardcore, Austrian group It’s the Lipstick on Your Teeth just released the highly-anticipated Skintrade, a thirty-minute escapade into noise punk that will leave you asking for more. Michelle’s aggressive yet melodic vocals are at the forefront of the band’s assault, which is heavily complemented by synths and samples, which make up most of the background instrumentation. Although quite short, the album is not short of great moments, either memorable melodic phrases or sublime digital bombardments. In conclusion, Skintrade is a very worthy addition to your noise punk playlist.
Nakata is an avant-garde jazz improvisation duo from Los Angeles, California, including Patrick Shiroishi (from Upsilon Acrux, Corima, and other bands) on saxophone, and Francisco Casanova on piano. The project has already many releases on bandcamp, and ‘Now It Can Be Told’ is taken from their upcoming album, Bokanovsky’s Process, which will come out on April third. If you’re somewhat into experimental jazz, musicians pushing boundaries, or just expressive, abrasive, and challenging music overall, then be sure to listen to this track!
‘Now It Can Be Told’ is a six-minute sonic journey, from the intriguing and mysterious start … Read more
The release of the much-anticipated Odyssey to the West, from the progressive deathcore band Slice the Cake, has been somewhat obfuscated by some internal problems. I do not wish to delve into this, but rather write about the music itself, the lyrics, and the concept surrounding it all. Understand that I do not take any side there, but merely observe the fact that the music is out there for everyone to hear, and that I wish to express my opinions on it, as well as expose the underlying storyline. Today, I will cover the Gallows part. So without … Read more
Book of Sand is an experimental one-man band shrouded in mystery. Just trying to put a name on the person behind it would require an extensive investigation; for now, they refer to themselves only as “d”, or “dcrf”. Since 2009, they have nine releases, one of which being a split with The Skin Horse. Last year, I reviewed The Face of the Deep, which I described as unworthy of listening, but upon further reflection provides a unique albeit rather abstract experience, and can be enjoyed for what it is, simply.
Earlier this year, Book of Sand released two albums: … Read more
After an immature debut album, Florida-based Carpadium put out Fake Jokes, an album that solidified their musical direction and sound in a more noisy math rock fashion, and got rid of the vocals too. Their upcoming full-length, What You Need, will be out on the 26th of February.
On its layout, the album is just a tad longer than 30 minutes and consists of five songs, as well as a prelude and three interludes. Continuing the sound found on Fake Jokes, What You Need is upbeat and sometimes pretty angry math rock with a noisy yet very good … Read more
I remember when Sectioned was the shit, and all their noise and heavy riffs were amazing. Then, the band’s guitarist suggested we also listen to his other band, Frontierer, which was a perhaps more “hardcore” take on the sound. Here comes their debut album, and second release, Orange Mathematics.
It’s a 15-song album, 14 of which are new compositions, and one comes from “The Collapse”, their previous EP. The sound here is improving on the qualities that were already there. The fast-paced, staccato riffs are loaded with guitar manipulations (in the style of Car Bomb) and djenty subdivisions, … Read more
1289, Voyeur Will Shine, Fight For Distinction, Evolution Is Mine is the first single off of Amogh Symphony‘s third album “Vectorscan”.
…And it’s mind-blowing! Meditation chants, chiptune, glitch music, noise, funk, movie music, tech-death, world music… everything seems to be found in that song! Even excerpts from “The Quantum Hack Code” are hidden in the music, hinting at the fact that this is a sequel to the story, in all it’s incandescent glory!
If you placed expectations for this album, they’re very probably ruined, but this album will definitely be a milestone in music history … Read more
XelmYa is a classical trio with a recorder (Sylvia Hinz), a violin (Alexa Renger), and a cello (Ehrengard von Gemmingen). They play pieces from any avant-garde or experimental composer around the world that, for example, exploit microtonality, noise, advanced techniques, etc. and, in general, new ways of thinking music and the material from which it comes.
The piece will probably feel a lot challenging to some of you, but I highly suggest you give it a listen, they are highly trained musicians playing stuff you would hear nowhere else!!!