Archive for February, 2013
Posted on Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Dawn of the Deaf: Patience is a virtue’ a wise man once said at some point in the 14th century, much to my younger self’s chagrin. But now, in 2013, I would finally be inclined to agree with him. It’s fair to say that I’ve been waiting a long time for an album like this to find its way to my ears. The Flood Inside is Long Distance Calling’s third album and, having loved their 2011 self titled release, my patience has paid off.
This German post-rock group have had a bit of a shake up in the past couple of years, particularly in the line up department. The Flood Inside welcomes permanent vocalist, Martin ‘Marsen’ Fischer to the fold, a remarkably well made move for the band famed for favouring epic instrumental pieces. Staying true to form, however, only half of the album’s content features vocals at all, and what tremendous instrumental pieces they are.
Featuring a kaleidoscope of sounds, Long Distance Calling experiment with dark, growling tones in ‘Inside the Flood’, electronic, spacey sounds through ‘Welcome Change’ and a stimulating range of sound bites keeping the album fresh. Full of guitar solos that would make Gary Moore proud, perfect light and shade between the brilliantly expressive vocal and mesmerising instrumental lines, The Flood Inside feels like a book of fables, epic stories to get lost in, a wave of magnificent music making to be swept away on.
Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Following on from last year’s debut full length Narwhal comes Wood & Wire which sees Undersmile cover increasingly ambitious ground in releasing a full length split with their acoustic alter ego Coma Wall; the band continue to define themselves as an outfit with numerous […]
Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from ThisIsNotAScene: I don’t know if you caught any of the excellent shows on the BBC recently about classic albums and the enduring magic of vinyl? Hosted by an effusive and engaging Danny Baker, they had me going back to my dusty shelves and pulling out long neglected […]
Posted on Monday, February 25th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from CVLT Nation: Radar Men From The Moon’s debut LP Echo Forever came out almost exactly one Earth year after their EP Intergalactic dada & Space trombones. And ain’t much changed in that year, let me tell ya. This Dutch trio still favors sci-fi movie soundbytes over vocals; […]
The Virgin Spring: the Process and Work of John Dyer Baizley; Art Expo at Gallery Gust van Dijk, Tilburg (NL)
Posted on Monday, February 25th, 2013
SEA Foundation in cooperation with Roadburn Festival are proud to announce: “The Virgin Spring: the Process and Work of John Dyer Baizley”. An exclusive John Baizley exhibition at gallery Gust van Dijk in Tilburg, Holland. This will be Baizley‘s first ever exhibition in Europe which will be dedicated to his […]
Posted on Sunday, February 24th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: There’s a touch of space-rock theatricality to ‘Spacy Phantasy’, the third of the four extended cuts on Finnish heavy psych rockers Deep Space Destructors‘ second self-released album, II, but even that is mitigated by the warmth of tone in the band’s low end, provided by […]
Posted on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: For 30-plus years, minus a brief hiatus in the ’90s, guitarist and vocalist Mark ‘The Shark’ Shelton has been leading Manilla Road into battle. While not every campaign has been an outright victory, the band remain cult legends to be reckoned with, and their […]
Posted on Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: German acoustic singer / songwriter Conny Ochs is not the typical style of music you’d find on The Sleeping Shaman but then Conny isn’t your typical musician. Providing a much darker take on acoustic, Conny has attracted the attention of a wealth of notable […]
Posted on Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Beard Rock: Everything is fuzzy. I cannot focus. Something has got me pinned down. Hands gripping my legs. My ankles are near my head. Legs pressed down. I’m naked except for my Holy Mountain t-shirt. My nipples are showing, the left one being licked. Who is on […]
Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Metal Injection: Ancient VVisdom broke through last year when Prosthetic re-released their 2011 independent album A Godlike Inferno. Critics and punters alike found themselves enamored of the band’s unusual mix of 90’s reminiscent vocals and epic acoustic campfire folk, all underscored by spare kettle drums with cleanly […]