Data Pagan, Far Corner, Casey Golden, Ottone Pesante, Oscob, Louis de Mieulle & Matt Garstka, Azusa, Zela Margossian Quintet, and He Was Eaten by Owls

Data Pagan – Data Pagan

The stylized version of Data Pagan‘s self-titled debut album will probably break this page in many wonderful ways: D̷̖͇͇͔͒̑̌̄A̶͍̗̝͎̮̼̩̰̻̙͓̦̟͋̒̎̂̔͆̄̽̽͒́̌͂̑̔͜Ṭ̴̑̊̒̅̎̔̕͝A̶͕̹̮̫̻̲̯͓̿̏́͐̈́ ̸̟̌́̓̕P̶̢̪̫̬̦̺̪͎͇͕̳̠̳̿̓͛̒̌͒̃̒̑͐̾͌̈̕͘͜ͅA̸̢̡̨̛̛̯̫͔͍̺̮͙͓͂͗͆̋͛̓͘̕ͅĢ̷̢̛̜͇̗̻̼͍͕͇̟̯͒́͆̃́̾͊̑͝ͅA̴̧͖̝̬̻̬͍̣̲̐͗̓̋́̓͊̏̃̅́͗̓͌Ņ̷̢̨̪͕͈̹͍̬͑̃͋͘. Coming from the same master brain as Zombieshark!, Data Pagan takes the glitch aesthetics and artificial aspects of cybergrind to impressive heights. I once said that the album sounds like a less gorey, but still as fantastically contorted, as Mulk, which is high praise. This is quite a fun album!


Far Corner – Risk

The newest of Far Corner is finally here! Risk came out via Cuneiform Records, and it’s one … Read more

Monthly Recommendations: October 2018

Big Lad – Pro Rock

The London duo plays hard-hitting drum and bass with the uncommon quality of featuring live drums. The drummer’s work in here is brilliant and quite impressive. You don’t get the same inhuman chops as some breakcore artists, but there’s definitely a focus on musicianship on drums. On top of that, the different synths throughout the songs are often massive and totally face-melting! That’s a seriously amazing album!

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Birushanah – 灰ニナルマデ (Hai ni narumade)

灰ニナルマデ is very atmospheric and quite lightweight, for a sludge metal album, but this changes in the latter half of

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October in 231 Albums

Monday, 1 October

Crystal Larva – “A Temporal God” [Single] (atmospheric black metal)
Toronto, Ontario
On Lichtung

Druj – Chants to Irkalla (blackened death metal)
Anchorage, Alaska
On Godz ov War Productions

Fero Lux – Cheap Funeral: For Me [EP] (blackened post-hardcore)
Florida

Neurasthene – Moloch (black metal)
Québec

Neptunus – Alien Conspiracy [EP] (technical death metal)
Medan, Indonesia
On Eastbreath Records

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Kendall Burks – Waves

The Music

The Words

Kendall Burks is a musician and composer from Littleton, Colorado. Primarily using loops, he creates cinematic soundscapes, atmospheric compositions. That’s not to say that they don’t take centre stage. On Waves, this formula is put to work in a style that amalgamates progressive rock, math rock, indie folk, and world music in a whole that sounds minimalistic, rather than pompous, and that’s utterly delightful.

As the album goes on, you slowly get sucked into its quicksands. The guitar parts usually take the lead, but they are joined by many percussive and rhythmic ideas from other … Read more