Archive for June, 2012

Album of the day: The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation – Egor

Posted on Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: The experimental companion project to the ever-prolific The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble return with another in their line of dark, sprawling, yet utterly compelling meisterwerks. Egor was recorded live in Moscow during a tour, back in April 2011, and contains four lengthy workouts that span almost seventy minutes.

That’s a lot of darkness, my friends.

Sinuous sounds uncoil, languidly, sinisterly across time. Growing from the haunting sound of Sarah Anderson’s violin, for the most part, gaining body and mass from the other players before taking flight into realms of musical fancy via the kind of interplay – lead by founder members Jason Kohnen and Gideon Kiers, on bass and electronics respectively – that can only be gained through years of playing together.

There may be an improvised angle to the structure of the music on Egor but it is couched in an organic structure, it feels natural. There is a sense of langour to the recording, as sounds unfold like a sleepy river, but there is still that edge of darkness and a tautness too, but rest assured, you’ll find no self-indulgent excess fat on these musical bones.

Somewhat inconveniently, the titles for all four tracks are rendered in the Cyrillic alphabet, forcing me to refer to them by their numerical order as opposed to by name, but there is a sense of continuity that runs throughout making it easier to just discuss Egor as a whole.

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Album of the day: Adrift For Days – Come Midnight…

Posted on Friday, June 29th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Metal as Fuck: Prepare to be compressed by the enormous weight of Adrift for Days‘ Come Midnight album. It’s a beast. A monster. A thing of beauty and awe-inspiring delight; and I love it. From the opening waves of feedback and doomy sludge vibes of i.A Premonition […]

Album of the day: Jess and the Ancient Ones – S/T

Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Walking on Both Sides: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you’ll have come across at some point at least one of the many decidedly retro acts who would rather revisit a time when Rock music wasn’t an overproduced shambles and […]

Album of the day: Robert Hampson – Repercussions (CD & DVD)

Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Praise for Robert Hampson‘s Repercussions from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: The former lead guitarist for Loop has been on quite a journey of sonic deconstruction over the years, beginning in the mid-’80s through the drone-rock hypnosis of black sun psychedelia via Loop which dissolved into the equally hypnotic, but incrementally decentered […]

Album of the day: Bosse-de-Nage – III

Posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from CVLT Nation: Last year, San Francisco’s Bosse-De-Nage released one of my favorite albums of 2012. The follow up to their self-titled debut, simply called II was a compelling mix of black metal, post rock and indie rock. Drawing heavily from the 90s post rock outfit Slint as […]

The Return of Costin Chioreanu: Roadburn 2013 Artwork & Logo Unveiled!

Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012

We are pleased to unveil the official logo and artwork for Roadburn 2013 designed by none other than Costin Chioreanu. In addition to designing the posters for d.USK/diSEMBOWELMENT, Hexvessel, Oranssi Pazuzu, Solstafir, Tombs, Virus and Voivod for this year’s festival, Costin‘s works were exhibited in the corridors of the 013 and […]

Album of the day: Carlton Melton – Smoke Drip (LP)

Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012

Praise for Carlton Melton‘s Smoke Drip from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: What’s better than a new record from SF psychedelic space rockers Carlton Melton? Howabout a new record from SF psychedelic space rockers Carlton Melton with John McBain from Monster Magnet?! That’s right, McBain, from the original space lord motherfuckers […]

Monday Song: Point Blank – Tattooed Lady

Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012

Every Monday morning we’ll post a kick-ass song to get your week going. Although musically easily in the same league as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and other great U.S. acts, Point Blank didn’t seem to enjoy the same acclaim as these other bands. They were formed in the mid seventies […]

The Day After The Sabbath Vol 71: Stormbird Posted On Line

Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012

The Day After The Sabbath is a blog specialising in regular compilations of obscure heavy 60s and 70s rock. It’s Rich’ aim to reveal the secret world of bands that were inspired by the early psychedelic, doom and hard rock greats but were too short-lived, un-commercial or just plain unlucky […]

Album of the day: Ihsahn – Eremita

Posted on Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Metal Review: Art moves, or it dies. While never fully escaping the shadow of history, while always subject to what Harold Bloom called the withering ‘anxiety of influence’, art is an ellipsis, not a period. Art cannot rest at speaking the words “There we are”; it must […]