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Album of the Day: Mos Generator – Abyssinia

Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from MaximumVolumeMusic: In the build up to this record, Mos Generator main man Tony Reed has talked about wanting the record to represent some real growth and change. Literally he shook things up after the 2014 album Electric Mountain Majesty and in 2015 there was an entirely new rhythm section with Sean Booth coming on bass and John Garrett taking the kit, but rather more prosaically it does feel on Abyssinia that Reed is attempting to move the band down a slightly different path.

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That’s not say that its experimental for the sake of it, or that Reed has forgotten the power of the mighty power his riffs can generate, more there’s a feeling of widening the sonics a little. Not that you’d know this from the immediate get go. ‘Strangest Times’ is classic Mos Generator, if you will, as Reed plugs in and suggests he’s “just a slave to the strangest times I’ve ever known.”

‘You’ve Got A Right’ plumbs the depths to find something brilliantly primal, while the opening triumvirate is completed by ‘Catspaw’ which is something a sheen covered stomper. If they are good – and really they are – then what follows is pretty astonishing. ‘Easy Evil’, which casts the “waves as a voodoo curse” is perhaps the highlight of the album as a whole – although the funky ‘Wicked Willow’ which pulses along on a gleeful groove, isn’t far behind – before there’s little flashes of psychedelia on ‘As Above So Below’.

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Album of the Day: The Poisoned Glass – 10 Swords

Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Louder Than War: Looming up out of the frozen wastes like a daemon General at the head a vast undead army comes The Poisoned Glass. With 10 Swords, doom metal veterans G. Stuart Dahlquist and Edgemont Martin, aka Edgy59 – both of whom cut their fangs in […]

Album of the day: Dylan Carlson & Coleman Grey – Falling With A Thousand Stars and Other Wonders From The House of Albion

Posted on Monday, June 27th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoed And Dust: Dylan Carlson’s new album is Falling with a Thousand Stars and Other Wonders from the House of Albion. Well, new…  it’s newly released, but old in the tale of its own lengthy crowdfunding history, and old too in the folk resonances of the songs […]

Album of the Day: Bossk – Audio Noir

Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: I’ve known about Bossk for some years now, having collected their initial forays into recorded output back in 2007. If I recall correctly, I was just starting to explore (mostly) instrumental bands beyond Mogwai and Explosions In The Sky. The gateway to Bossk was […]

Album of the Day: Terra Tenebrosa – The Reverses

Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Lovingly pinched from CVLT Nation: Back in 1997, a tour was announced that would forever change the way my then-eighteen-year-old self thought about music. Much could be (and was) said about the awe-inspiring coalition of Entombed and Neurosis, yet it was the off-kilter, crushing darkness of opening band Breach that […]

Album of the Day: Arctic – S/T

Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: Californian stoner riff worshippers, Arctic have just landed their self-titled debut after a number of years touring.  Taking their cue from classic names such as Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath, Sleep and Jimi Hendrix, they’ve served up a slab of fuzz laden, effects drenched, head banging […]

Album of the Day: Swans – The Glowing Man

Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Slant Magazine: Ever since Michael Gira reunited his band for 2010‘s My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky, his work as Swans has tended toward increasingly baroque expressions, compounding unvarnished drone minimalism into dizzying configurations. Symphonic in scope, these albums have built on […]

Album of the Day: Nails – You Will Never Be One of Us

Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Treble Zine: You’re unlikely to read anything about Oxnard hardcore brutes Nails without seeing repeated use of the word “extreme.” And it’s warranted. Nails are, indeed, an extreme bunch, prone to fits of unbridled rage and teeth-gnashing menace. It’s a complex sort of extremeness though—while every track […]

Album of the day: Wode – Wode

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: It’s hard for a label like Broken Limbs Recordings to exceed expectations, especially since I’ve come to expect great releases from them, but Wode may just be the best album they’ve ever released. It literally blew me away, and that’s not an easy feat […]

Album of the Day: West, Space & Love – Vol. II

Posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: A few years ago, in the always-curious and amorphous orbit of Denmark’s Øresund Space Collective there appeared lifesigns from an entity known as West, Space & Love. Further investigation revealed an album of improvised, richly organic space rock, pared down from some of the expansive […]