Hinterlandt, Tigran Hamasyan, Seven Chains, Hard Art Groop, ONJ, and Horse Torso

Hinterlandt – Seven Tales (Art as Catharsis)

Hinterlandt is nothing new to you, avid reader. I have indeed written about their amazing album Sollbruchstelle, and subsequently mentioned the group’s releases in my weekly release dumps. The Sydney “progressive indie chamber” quintet recently came out with Seven Tales, an amazing, beautifully diverse and vividly eloquent album. The seven compositions move you though diverse scenes—vast landscapes or crammed rooms—with brilliant compositions and flawless execution.


Տիգրան Համասյան [Tigran Hamasyan] – The Call Within (Nonesuch)

Ah, Tigran! The Armenian pianist seems to have nailed down the formula to get metalheads into … Read more

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Friday, 21 August

Антон Котиков, Алексей Наджаров и Петр ИвшинThe Healing

52:34
contemporary classical, free improvisation
Moscow, Russia
Fancy Music

Ars magna umbrae – Apotheosis

38:50
atmospheric black metal
Poland
I, Voidhanger

Atramentus – Stygian

44:39
doom metal
Montréal, Québec
20 Buck Spin

Bonnie Whiting – Perishable Structures

40:17
contemporary chamber music
New York, New York
New Focus

Cartilage – Bikkies

15:41
crust punk
Glasgow, UK
Independent

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Friday, 14 August

Quatuor Andara – À travers les Amériques

45:07
chamber music
Montréal, Québec
Independent

Balkan Ethno Orchestra – Zora

13:33
world fusion, folk
Sydney, Australia
Independent

Camila Nebbia – Aura

43:31
free improvisation
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ears & Eyes

Crust – … And a Dirge Becomes an Anthem

34:10
blackened doom metal
Russia
Addicted

Dan Rosenboom – Points on an Infinite Line

48:13
avant-garde jazz
Los Angeles, California
Orenda

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Temple Mist, Jacob Collier, Sam Weinberg, Leviathan Owl, Soojin Suh, and Titan to Tachyons

Temple Mist – Ye Invocatioun of Hys Kynge

Just like a haunting soundtrack, Ye Invocatioun of Hys Kynge leaves you battered and confused. For this record, the mysterious entity Temple Mist improvised eerie soundscapes outside the realms of conventional harmony, even throwing away core concepts such as tempo out the window. The result is a thirty-five minute album that makes you question everything, and made people who overheard it playing at my place very uncomfortable.


Jacob Collier – Djesse, Volume 3 (Decca (UMO))

ⅩⅪ century musical genius Jacob Collier is back with the third instalment of his Djesse suite. On … Read more

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Friday, 7 August

Anthony Gatto – The Making of Americans

59:29
opera
New York, New York
New Focus

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Bartłomiej Krysiuk’s Батюшка (Batjuška / Batushka) – Раскол

30:30
atmospheric black metal
Poland
Witching Hour

Benjamín Vergara & Ben Bennett – Birds of Our Abyss

35:03
free improvisation
New York, New York
Orbit 577

Black Crown Initiate – Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape

50:01
progressive metal
Reading, Pennsylvania
Century Media

Blood Tower – Astral Folklore

24:45
dungeon synth
Omaha, Nebraska
Moonworshipper

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