Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 16 August

Andrew Conklin – Field Reports [EP] (contemporary classical)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
On New Focus

Ben Hedquist – The Mists of Uncertainty (experimental jazz)

Phoenix, Arizona

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Cíntia – Officially Bombating @B​.​leza [EP] (jazz fusion, progressive rock)

Lisbon, Portugal

Circuitry – Switch [EP] (progressive metalcore)

Long Branch, New Jersey

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Infest the Rats’ Nest (psychedelic rock)

Melbourne, Australia
On Flightless

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The Phoenix Orchestra, Ben Hedquist, The Fifth Alliance, Dropping Stuff, Forgotten Bottom, and New Age Doom

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G. Calvin Weston & the Phoenix Orchestra – Dust and Ash (577)

Dust and Ash is a surprising album. First of all, it goes straight into a Zeuhlish upbeat tempo filled with odd harmonies and distinctive string whims. Then, it settles, still upbeat, into passages providing colourful modulations and a wide palette of emotions. The Phoenix Orchestra lends Weston its range of timbre and expression, while he, in return, provides a steady, groovy, vicious drum beat. The whole album is stellar, a trip you won’t forget!

Ben Hedquist – The Mists of Uncertainty

Polyrhythmic and filled with odd times and … Read more

Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 9 August

Anna Pest – The Ocean Calls Me Home [EP] (deathcore, melodic death metal)

Montréal, Québec

The Contortionist – Our Bones [EP] (alternative metal)

Indianapolis, Indiana
On eOne Heavy

David Bruce – The North Wind Was a Woman (contemporary classical)

On Signum

Flexity – Oura (breakcore, chiptune)


Gland – Fun in the Sun [EP] (death metal, deathgrind)

Ottawa, Ontario

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The Central, Organic Noises, INUS, Mouthbreathr™, Ḥashshāshīn, and Naked Eye Ensemble

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The Central – Van Dyke Browne’s Crystal

Wisconsin-based mathcore group The Central has been a longtime favourite of mine. Just look at my past reviews of Discovery of a Rat and Sick and Dying for proof. Well, out of the blue and without warning, the duo just put out a new EP, and it’s as good as anything they’ve done before! If you want crunchy off-time riffs with a healthy dose of weird, look no further!

Organic Noises – Organic Noises (Lynx Music)

Some of you might recall—but I doubt it—of a band named Relocator, birthed out of the … Read more

Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 2 August

Aaron Myers-Brooks – Energetic Bursts (progressive metal)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Blame God – Power and Control [EP] (grindcore)

New York

Fawn Limbs – Harm Remissions [EP] (mathcore, grindcore)

On Wolves and Vibrancy

Humanity’s Last Breath – Abyssal (deathcore)

Helsingborg, Sweden
On Unique Leader

I Am the Morning – The Bell (progressive rock)

Sankt Peterburg, Russian Federation

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