Victory over the Sun, Lotus Titan, Nika Mo, and MRW

Victory over the Sun – Nowherer

While Victory over the Sun‘s previous album was great—read our review for proof—it wasn’t microtonal. That’s one thing Vivian Tylinska wanted to correct with Nowherer, an avant-garde, hectic, and eclectic black metal masterpiece. All written in 17 notes per octave—a relatively popular xeharmonic system—the album stands proud in all its weird glory. Of course, it reminds me of Agonanistreview here!—who also released a 17-tone black metal album recently, but the similarities stop there. VOTS’s album seems to intentionally forgo conventions and expectations, and it works marvellously to … Read more

Weekly Release Dump


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Friday, 26 March

Astral Bazaar – A Sudden Realization

48:39
psychedelic rock
Helsinki, Finland
Independent

Aziola Cry – The Ironic Divide

49:47
progressive death metal
Chicago, Illinois
The Laser’s Edge

Blindfolded and Led to the Woods – Nightmare Withdrawals

39:07
progressive death metal
Christchurch, New Zealand
Independent

Demande à la poussière – Quiétude hostile

51:33
post-black metal
Paris, France
Independent

Don Kapot – Hooligan

42:02
jazzcore, world fusion
Brussels, Belgium
Werf

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March in 190 Albums

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Monday, 1 March

Age of Fable – Modern Pathos

13:56
progressive rock, post-rock
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Independent

Hvile i kaos – Rise/Cleanse

17:37
neoclassical
Los Angeles, California
Independent

Penis Eater – Earth Entranced

58:18
contemporary classical
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Independent

Poenitentiae – Lōrem ipsum dolor sit amet, cōnsectētur

30:27
math rock
Japan
Independent


Tuesday, 2

Bodhi – Koans

31:08
progressive metal
Lafayette, Indiana
Independent

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Weekly Release Dump

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Friday, 19 March

Abacaxi – Mainstream Desire

29:36
avant-garde jazz
Paris, France
Collectif Coax

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Ainur – War of the Jewels

73:32
progressive metal
Italy
Rockshot

Álvaro Domene – Heptad, Volume Ⅰ

44:32
avant-garde jazz, noise
Australia
Iluso

Bartłomiej Krysiuk’s БатюшкаЦарю небесный

27:21
atmospheric black metal
Poland
Witching Hour

Carl Mayotte – Pop de ville, volume 1

26:18
jazz fusion
Montréal, Québec
Independent

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Abacaxi, 秋葉龍, John Zorn, and Voronoi

Abacaxi – Mainstream Desire (Collectif Coax)

Their previous album was quite something already, and the experimental, noisy, electro-jazz trio Abacaxi is back with a sorter but no less challenging and outstanding release in Mainstream Desire. The band’s creative output is marked by unorthodox rhythms and irregular harmonic and melodic ideas, and the two long-form songs on display have room enough to showcase their weird and original composition skills. So be sure to give this one a go!


秋葉龍Swans Dance, Roses Bloom like Mad

Japanese guitarist 秋葉龍 just released his debut album, the seventies-inspired progressive rock masterpiece—yes! masterpiece!—… Read more