Monthly Recommendations: November 2017

ÇubMusique actuelle

The collaboration actually turned out pretty amazingly well! You still find the core of Ça – whacky off-kilter and odd-time riffs supplemented with onomatopoeic vocal absurdities –, but you now find a side of electronic music that’s an uncanny match, but the two marry perfectly.



After many demos, under both the 11ins and Ilevens monikers, Transmitter is ready, with two brand new compositions – “Solavai” and “Transmitter” – and re-worked versions of their earlier songs. While the uncommon pitches will surprise more than one person, the psychedelic, progressive, pop-rock style in which Ilevens play is a perfect catalyst to bring microtonal music to the masses.


Mammal HandsShadow Work

Melodic and carefully crafted, their third release is a joy to behear. The piano and drums and saxophone trio is master at crafting memorable melodies on poignant progressions, with a firm grasp on the elusive art of tension and release, and a broad curiosity that leads to them incorporating sounds and influences from many other genres and musical spheres.


Silent Whale Becomes a DreamRequiem

Symphonic, methodical, mournful, deep, poignant, and heartfelt, this new full-length hosts four new tracks showing restraint and abandon. The newly-become quintet summons lush, echoing atmospheres, which they mollycoddle and raise gently, slowly, with care and patience, until they become their own, full-fledged being: not a human, not a song… but a living thing nonetheless.


Honourable Mentions
Chaos Moon – Eschaton Mémoire
Eeviomorfia – Mortal Lacuna

Everything Is Terrible – Intensely Distressed and on the Verge of Mental Collapse
Fire-Toolz – Interbeing
Ground Patrol – Drift
The Knells – Knells Ⅱ
Merkabah – Million Miles
Monotrope – Unifying Receiver
Qebrus – ◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙
Siberian Hell Sounds and Convulsing – Split
Thantifaxath – Void Masquerading as Matter
黒麒 (Hēi qí) (Black Kirin) – 金陵祭 (Jīnlíng jì) (Nanking Massacre)

On December 1 2017, this entry was posted.