Neck of the Woods, Kilter, Anomalia, Çub, Phonon, and Bolt Gun

Neck of the Woods – The Annex of Ire (Pelagic)

The Annex of Ire is Vancouver-based progressive death metalcore unit Neck of the Woods‘s upcoming release. The album is a dark new chapter of their career, and it’s a captivating one. On this album, the band merges multiple influences and many genres into a cohesive approach unique to them. At times it’s straight out of a melodeath text book, and others it’s metalcore or progressive death that shines instead. It’s a very rewarding album to listen to from end to end.


Kilter – Axiom (Alter-Nativ)

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Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 14 February

Le butcherettes – Don’t Bleed

19:13
alternative rock
Guadalajara, Mexico
Rise

Anáhuac – Anáhuac

62:14
free jazz
Mexico City, Mexico
Astral Spirits

Anáhuac – Ascua

39:04
free jazz
Mexico City, Mexico
Astral Spirits

Association for the Promotion of New Music – Volume 1: Chamber Music & Volume 2: Computer & Electronic Music

130:00
contemporary classical, experimental electro
New York, New York
New Focus

Beach Bunny – Honeymoon

25:00
indie rock
Chicago, Illinois
Mom + Pop

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Floral, Giorgi Mikadze, Bushi, The Conjuration, Masaa, and Doctor Nerve

Floral – Floral

Everybody’s favourite math rock band is back with yet another eponymous release! Floral, the long play, features just over thirty minutes of new material from California’s tap rock sensation. Fans of the band will rejoice to see that the formula has gone unchanged. Enter for emotions and tappy licks!


ႢႨႭႰႢႨ ႫႨႵႠႻႤ (Giorgi Mikadze) – ႵႠႰႧႳႪႨ ႫႨႩႰႳႿႤႫႨ (Kartuli mik’rujemi) / Georgian Microjamz (Rare Noise)

You read that right: Georgian Microjamz is exactly what you think it is! Giorgi Mikadze, the keyboard player in 2017’s album of the century, Mikrojazz!, is back with boundaries-breaking new music. … Read more

Ground Patrol, Amnutseba, Wonderbach, Listo listo listo, Lent, and Baraque à free

Ground Patrol – Geophone (Art as Catharsis)

Australian progressive math rock band Ground Patrol are releasing Geophone, their third album, on March 6. I’ve already written about how great the band is, but on this new opus, they outdo themselves with their hypnotizing cyclical polyrhythmic patterns.


Amnutseba – Emanatism (Iron Bonehead)

I’ve discussed the bleak black metal of Amnutseba already, but, since they’re off to releasing their official debut album, Emanatism, let me reiterate. The enigmatic French band gathers influences from all over the place to put together some of the vilest, most repugnant metal out … Read more

Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 7 February

Antibalas – Fu Chronicles

48:37
world fusion
Brooklyn, New York
Daptone

Cōdex serafīni – Serpents of Enceladus

14:36
psychedelic rock
UK
Independent

David Lang – The Loser

72:30
contemporary classical, opera
New York, New York
Cantaloupe Music

Fonema Consort – Vistas furtivas

52:26
contemporary classical
New York, New York
New Focus

Fraktal – Reconciliation

55:58
jazz fusion
Berlin, Germany
QFTF

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