What if you mixed wonky beats hip-hop, jazz, and AAL-style compositions and technique? Well, you get Sinularia. The unique character of the music that’s shown on Subwater Beats is utterly fascinating. The band consists of a drummer, a double bassist, and an electric guitarist. All of them seem very fond of effect pedals and post-production shenanigans. Regarding the composition, the songs move from one section to the next like tides ebb and flow, and it’s a real rhythmic challenge at times to decipher what’s going on. It’s real fun when bands make rhythm their main focus,… Read more
So, it’s my first time hearing about this Chilean band, but I must say I’m not disappointed. At first listen, Casus might sound a big rough around the edges, but upon further listening, it starts to be part of Carvakas’s sound and charm. Indeed, Casus sounds like a true old school progressive technical death metal album, and all of these rough edges I mentioned before help to maintain this illusion. I had a great time listening to this album!
Cleric – John Zorn’s Bagatelles, Volume 12 (Tzadik)
Somewhere between blues, noise rock, and post-metal, we find Irish quintet God Alone. Their new album, Etc. was a huge surprise for me, and an absolute banger of an album. Perhaps you can best experience the breadth of the band’s sound by listening to the ten-minute “Kung Fu Treachery”, which goes to hell and back, and shows God Alone’s ease with disparate yet memorable musical composition. One of the great underrated noise rock albums of the year!
Insane in the Rain – Insane in the Rain
Carlos Eiene, also known as Insane in the Rain,… Read more
I love Birds in Row. For a good while now did their music on me grow. These ol’ hardcore anthems with a heavenly flow… I love Birds in Row. … are today followed by Gris Klein‘s hymns of sorrow. The album’s great and this here poem helps me show I love Birds in Row.
In-Dreamview – Spires
Hell yeah! I’ve been eagerly awaiting to listen to the new In-Dreamview album. They’ve got to be one of my favourite “nu-math” bands out there. Yeah I know I just invented that term, but… Read more
Margarida Guia & Random Record – Untitled (Do It Youssef!)
As a tribute to activist, actress, composer, and performer Margarida Guia, Do It Youssef! are releasing her performance with Random Record (David Bausseron & Nicolas Chichagnot), recorded in 2012 in Brussels. This fifty-minute psychedelic free rock improvisation is an absolute mind-altering experience, thanks to the wildly creative work of the three musicians involved, and the characteristic narration of Margarida Guia. Drown in the mad world of this improvisation, you won’t regret it!
Palm – Nicks and Grazes (Saddle Creek)
Palm is a band from the future, bringing us avant-garde nu…… Read more