Archive for January, 2011

Album of the day: Archon – The Ruins at Dusk

Posted on Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Lovingly pinched from Lurker: What do you get when you mix some of the greatest doom and sludge acts of all time? A heady brew of Archon is fucking what. These New York acolytes of all things doomed wear their influences on their sleeves, but when those inspiring sparks include whiffs of Grief, Electric Wizard and Asunder, it matters so very little.

Archon’s debut, The Ruins at Dusk, showcases some top notch doom metal. Four long tracks carve a tunnel through smoke-filled adolescent bedrooms, to the primordial temples of Sarnath and hurtling psychedelic trips. It sticks to the hallmarks of pure doom admirably but rather than feeling done-to-death, it’s a refreshing yet suitably putrid breeze. The respectful nods to the elders seem to resurrect the Electric Wizard of old: y’know, when they actually played slow… And the amount of Grief in here is just a thrill to listen to, definitely one of the most sorely missed bands of the scene.

A whole host of musicians appear on this record. None of them well known in the slightest, but it’s as if a circle of friends decided to finally put down that bong and fold away the D&D map to make a truly devastating album. Performers slide in and out of the tracks in a revolving door style, bringing a unique touch to each song.

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Album of the day: Mount Carmel – Mount Carmel

Posted on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Praise for Mount Carmel‘s self-titled album from Still Single: Plenty of bands drink from the well of tribute, allowing their vision to plateau in service of authenticity or Good Time Charlie-ism, because it’s fun and familiar, and for some quite easy to achieve. Mount Carmel is that rare band that […]

Album of the day: Bardo Pond – Bardo Pond

Posted on Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Lovingly pinched from Tiny Mix Tapes: It seems Bardo Pond will always be pigeonholed as a band that makes music to take drugs to. Even though it has been 15 years since they last titled an album with a reference to a drug — Amanita, an obscure psychedelic mushroom — […]

Album of the day: Majeure – Timespan

Posted on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Lovingly pinched from Blurt Online: Zombi drummer A. E. Paterra spins out gleaming, endless highways of synth rock on this solo debut, giving the nod to Neu! in his motorik lyricism and Tangerine Dream in the chilled, futuristic washes of sound. The disc’s first half consists of three original compositions, […]

Beaver Live at Roadburn 2011 Audio Stream

Posted on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Please relive Beaver live at Roadburn 2011 courtesy of VPRO 3voor12. (Please note: this is the first Beaver show in over 9 years, and the last). The audio stream has been mixed by Marcel van der Vondervoort at Torture Garden Studio. Feel free to post your thoughts or share your […]

Album of the day: Barn Owl & The Infinite Strings Ensemble – The Headlands

Posted on Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Lovingly pinched from Fluid Radio: The Headlands is the most recent appearance by Fluid favorites Barn Owl, a behemoth of textured drones mixing their signature guitar sound with the Long String Instrument, a creation of performer and sound artist Ellen Fullman. Ably assisting them on this outing are producer The […]

Album of the day: Earth – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I

Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: At this point, 21 years into a massively influential career (if the band was a person, that person would be able to drink legally), Olympia, Washington, drone champions Earth are really only comparable to themselves. Guitarist / bandleader Dylan Carlson, whose work has set more […]

Ufomammut’s Eve: Album of 2010 According To Readers

Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

In the beginning of December 2010 we asked you, our beloved Roadburn readers, to list your Top 10 Roadburn-flavored albums of 2010. By Christmas Eve we had received 110 lists. Thanks to everyone who took the time to send us their list! This is how we compiled the rankings: the […]

We want your top 10 Albums of 2010

Posted on Monday, January 3rd, 2011

[Update, January 3rd]: And the winner is: Italy’s own Ufomammut with the album Eve! Felicitazioni! Congratulations, gentlemen! Roadburn’s Album of the Day has become a tradition and now that the year is drawing to a close we at Roadburn HQ thought it would be fun to let our loyal readers, […]

Pro-shot Concert Footage Of Yob’s Performance At Roadburn 2010 Now Available

Posted on Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Lee Sakura, Roadburn’s video director, has uploaded brand-new professionally filmed concert footage of previous Roadburn festivals. Brace yourself for the full-length performance by Yob (the band’s first ever European show on Thursday, April 15th, 2010) below: Audio mixed and mastered by Marcel van de Vondervoort (Astrosoniq, Spacejam Records, Torture Garden Studio)