Les chants du hasard – Les chants du hasard


Note: this bandcamp stream contains only an early version of one track and not the final version I listened to for this mini-review.
Les chants du hasard is a mysterious solitary project from France that’s throwing the traditional metal instruments by the window in favour of a completely orchestral work. The classical instruments are joined by the delirious voice of the so-called Hazard, only soul behind the ambitious project. The synthetic orchestra is convincing enough, except a rare few occasions where their electronic nature pierces through; the main culprits are the percussions. Easily disregarded, this minor detail should not obscure … Read more

iamthemorning – Lighthouse

lighthouse350x350Russian progressive chamber duo iamthemorning has been a growing name over these years since the release of their debut album, entitled “~”, which blends chamber music with touches of progressive rock to create a beautiful atmosphere formed in majority by Gleb Kolyadin’s amazing piano work and Marjana Semkina’s astonishing vocals. Their sophomore record, “Belighted”, saw the band increasing its potential and audience. Lighthouse, their second KScope release, reaches new levels of sound and ambition to deliver a touching work of art. For this release, they’ve enlisted the help of Porcupine Tree’s musicians Colin Edwin (bass) and Gavin Harrison (drums), … Read more

Let’s sink the austerity boat! Peculate – Fiscal Cliffs

Today’s the day I can repent from not talking to you more about the exceptional peculiarity that is the awesome one-man band Peculate.

What struck me at first with this band is Ben’s voice. Wow, dude! How versatile can a singer be, this guy nails it! From a plethora of screamings and growlings to a broad singing range, Ben will use what fits the music or atmosphere best most of the time! On top of that, his vocal melodies, harmonies and rhythmic patterns are pretty fucked up if you ask me. I don’t remember listening … Read more

Chaostar – Anomima


Anomima.

This name may not evoke a simple thought in your mind.

The story is different for me.

After listening to this album, the name Anomima sends my mind on a vast journey. A journey of beautiful, desolate, and meaningful landscapes. Those that are shaped by emotion, not erosion.

Anomima makes me travel different countries, each with their language, their culture, and their faces. Anomima is timeless, neither ancient, or future, and definitely not contemporary. Anomima is unpredictable : once you think you’ve got it, and you’ve got a sense of what awaits you, new challenges will be offered to … Read more