Posts Tagged ‘Aquarius Records’

Album of the Day: Shooting Guns – Wolf Cop Soundtrack

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Praise for Shooting Guns’ Wolf Cop Soundtrack from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: How can you not love a movie called Wolfcop? Especially with a trailer like this:

The music in that trailer kinda rules huh? That just so happens to be the work of a Canadian combo of hard rocking, heavy riff merchants called Shooting Guns, who have sculpted their swaggery, stonery doom into soundtrack form, by fusing galloping grooves and metallic bombast to haunting, synthy swirl and ominous drones.

At times Shooting Guns seem to be channeling the Fucking Champs, at others, John Carpenter, slipping easily from muscly hypnorock to psychedelic space rock to kosmische synthscapes, with plenty of moody, atmospheric stops in between.

While soundtrack nerds will dig this, the hard and heavy crowd will likely dig it too, cuz even though it’s a ‘score’, a big chunk of the soundtrack is basically a crazy, bombastic, riff heavy psychedelic stoner rock blowout. ‘Barn Burner’ sounds like Goblin and Pharaoh Overlord jamming with Red Fang, ‘Buda’ is all low slung groovery, a bit like ZZ Top jamming out on ‘Spirit In The Sky’, and ‘Spy In The Sky’ is some sort of perfect Hawkwind / Carlton Melton hybrid.

Needless to say, if you dig big riffs, wild Bonham-esque drumming, psychedelic hard rock, creepy cinematic synths, moody, sinister ambience, tripped out FX and drunk cops that become werewolves, then hell, this is right up your alley. We had this for like a second when it was released on vinyl a short while ago by soundtrack specialists One Way Static, but now it’s here on CD instead!!

At 40 years old, Aquarius is the oldest independent record store in San Francisco. We try to only carry music we love, and we’re always searching for more new, cool, weird and wonderful music. All of which we then share with you, our loyal customers.

Shooting Guns -  Wolf Cop Soundtrack

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Album of the Day: Valkyrie – Shadows

Posted on Friday, July 31st, 2015

Praise for Valkyrie‘s Shadows from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: A nice surprise! Shadows is a new one from retro-riff-rockers Valkyrie, a band we haven’t heard from in a few years – good to know these Virginia boys are still around, and if anything now taking it to the next level […]

Album of the Day: Vanum – Realm Of Sacrifice

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Praise for Vanum‘s Realm Of Sacrifice from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: To those bleak metal heathens whom dwelleth upon the white and winter mountaintops, take heed!!! Vanum is a brand new ongoing project from K. Morgen and M. Rekevics (of highly acclaimed black metallers Ash Borer and Fell Voices / […]

Album of the Day: Bell Witch – Four Phantoms

Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Praise for Bell Witch‘s Four Phantoms from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Lament ye doomsters!!! For a sorrowful judgment is cast down upon thee from the realms of mist strewn Seattle, courtesy of that mournful town’s most downcast constituents: Bell Witch! It’s hard to believe that this is only the second […]

Album of the Day: Zombi – Anthology

Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Praise for Zombi‘s Anthology from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Thanks Relapse, you’ve been doin’ some great reissue work lately, this is one of several old faves we’re listing this week that you’ve brought back (see also Bedemon and Pan-Thy-Monium). We originally listed this on CD only, which was super limited, […]

Album of the Day: Gnaw Their Tongues – Collected Atrocities 2005-2008

Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2015

Praise for Gnaw Their Tongues‘ Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: For years now we’ve been singing the dark praises of this twisted one man band, whose sound is an ever-shifting sprawl of cinematic blackened noise-doom weirdness. Delivering noxious blurts of industrial crush, wrapped around stately marches and […]

Album of the Day: Night Flights – Night Flights Vol.1

Posted on Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Praise for Night Flights‘s Vol.1 from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: First release from this group of kosmische synth-float dream-space drifters, who normally spend their time kicking up more of a sonic ruckus in local space rock combo Carlton Melton (Rich Millman and Andy Duvall), but in Night Flights, all of […]

Album of the Day: Fogg – Death (vinyl)

Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Praise for Fogg‘s Death from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Folks hankering for their seventies psychedelic biker doom fix need look no further than these Texas downer rock scuzzlords, who it seems took all the time and effort they DIDN’T put in to the cover art of this lp, and instead […]

Album of the Day: Botanist VI – Flora

Posted on Friday, September 26th, 2014

Praise for Botanist VI‘s Flora from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Another mysterious missive from the verdant realm, which can only mean one thing, the return of Botanist , our local eco-terrorist drum and dulcimer black metal band, who in fact, have actually expanded into a proper band, and have been […]

Album of the Day: Orang-Utan – S/T

Posted on Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Praise for Orang-Utan’s S/T from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Fantastic! One of our all-time obscure proto-metal, heavy psych faves has now been reissued on vinyl. Long, long ago we had a CD version, but that’s long gone and this is definitely a nicer, more definitive reissue, done totally legit (for […]

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