NOT MUSIC: Potmos Hetoimos – Vox Medusae‘s One-Month Anniversary

It has already been a month since the release of Vox Medusae, and it has been very impressive and amazing to see your response to it. Many of you bought the album, either digitally or physically, and many more downloaded it for free on either mine or Potmos Hetoimos‘s bandcamp page.

We still have some digipaks left, and they’re still at the same low prices. With regards to shipping, we actually overshot our estimate and will be reviewing our flat rate down for future sales. That is, if you intend to buy a digipak, it will be even … Read more

Countdown from Ten, Hexecutor, Mungion, Bruit ≤, Szilárd Mezei Túl a Tiszán Innen Ensemble, Xander Naylor, Earthmass, Avast, and Outre-Tombe

Countdown from Ten – Speakeasy Petting Zoo

This Pennsylvania instrumental trio delivers some nasty math rock-tinged post-hardcore on their debut EP Speakeasy Petting Zoo. It’s in your face but also in your mind, thanks to interesting riff ideas, time signatures, and song structures. There’s quite a show of proficiency from each instrumentalist here, so strap in and prepare for a good time!


Hexecutor – Poison, Lust and Damnation

What would you say about some blackened thrash metal with a rather old school sound and vocals lifted straight from Adventure Time? The latter trait refers to the high-pitched squeals of … Read more

Weekly Release Dump

Saturday, 6 October

自決 9 6 (Jiketsu kyū roku) – → (Rightwards Arrow) (vaporwave, experimental)
Dublin, Ireland


Sunday, 7

Alfa Mist – 7th October (Epilogue) EP (jazz-hop)
UK

Bruit ≤ – Monolith EP (post-rock)
Toulouse, France
On Elusive Sound

Mononeon – “She Was Round & Brown” Single (experimental jazz, hip-hop)
Memphis, Tennessee

My Deathbed – The Thin Line between Sanity and Insanity EP (depressive black metal, noise)
Greece

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Birushanah – 灰ニナルマデ

The Music

The Words

Naniwakko trio Birushanah released 灰ニナルマデ (Hai ni narumade) on October 3. The Japanese group has been around since 2002 under the moniker 毘盧釈那 (Birushana), and this latest opus is their fourth full-length release. The style of the band is sludge metal that includes a lot of elements from Japanese musical culture and pitched percussions.

This mix certainly makes them stand out musically. From the first minutes on 灰ニナルマデ, the pitched percussions come in and battle with the guitarist and singer for centre stage with their counter-intuitive melodies and unfamiliar harmonics. I’ve written about harmonics in Read more