Monthly Recommendations: May 2019

Car Made of Glass – Every Song Is a Good Song (Montgomery Street)

California’s Car Made of Glass is a peculiar thing indeed. Though it started as a sort of emoviolence, grindcore, and noise blend and made plenty of split releases in that style, it reached a crossroads on their debut, Foreign Graffiti. Even though, it seems, the band’s experimental and noise demographics seemed to wax while the rest dwindled as time passed, there is a juncture, a breaking point, that was reached on that album. Some tracks are purely of the former, and some of the latter, and some,

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Monthly Recommendations: April 2019

The Mercury Tree – Spidermilk

Spidermilk is the first album from The Mercury Tree as a full-blown quartet. This experimentation started with the Cryptic Tree EP with Igliashon as a guest, but the result was so mind-blowing that they ended up joining the band altogether! The entirety of Spidermilk is in 17 tones per octave, which lends a radically different sound to their music. At the moment, there’s nothing quite like The Mercury Tree, they are a brand new burgeoning branch of progressive rock.

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Oort Smog – Smeared Pulse Transfers (Sweat Band)

Oort Smog is the collaborative output

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April in 187 Albums

Monday, 1 April

Dave Nasty & Antonio the Top Jawn – Unfair (experimental rock)

Chicago, Illinois

Ex fauna – Blue Moon [EP] (experimental punk, noise rock)

Chicago, Illinois
On Auris Apothecary

Gardenjia – Immortal (progressive metal)

Brindisi, Italy

Julien Favreuille, Christophe Motury, and Stefan Orins – Till mina vänner (contemporary jazz)

Lille, France
On Circum-Disc

Skeletonized – We Gladly Feast on Those Who Would Subdue Us (experimental jazz, free jazz)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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New Music Video from Oort Smog for “Bright Empty Future”

We’ve recently reviewed the psychedelic Californian jazz-prog duo Oort Smog‘s upcoming masterpiece: Smeared Pulse Transfers. To recapitulate briefly, it’s a brilliant and innovative album that is full of surprises and good times.

Before the album’s release, on the 26th, you can watch this amazing video, directed by Dylan Louis Pecora, for the song “Bright Empty Future”, which you can also listen to on their Bandcamp page. The video uses various techniques in conjunction and superposition with one another, which gives it a pretty surreal feeling—not so far, in fact, from the feeling given by the music, too!

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March in 164 Albums

Friday, 1 March

Alkymist – Wreckage of the Raging World [EP] (blackened doom metal)

Montréal, Québec

Berried Alive – Make It Work (progressive metalcore)

Vancouver, Washington

Body Thief – Travel Glow [EP] (post-hardcore)

Washington, D.C.

Bryan McAllister – Very Stable Genius (jazz fusion)

Los Angeles, California
On Orenda

Cartographs – Wilt & Blossom (post-metal)

Copenhagen, Denmark
On Prime Collective

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