Posts Tagged ‘drone’

Album of the day: Bong – Bong (Reissue)

Posted on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: The UK’s trippiest doomhounds Bong scored great acclaim earlier this year with their latest album Mana-Yood-Sushai, (described on this very site as ‘two tracks of their characteristic one chord raga drone’) which earned them rave reviews from the international press, not to mention a thunderous performance at the 2012 Roadburn Festival that left the audience speechless.

Riding on the back of such deserved success Ritual Productions has taken the step of re-releasing their 2009 self-titled debut. Originally manifested on limited vinyl and again consisting of two lumbering compositions (‘Wizards of Krull’ and ‘The Starlit Grotto’), October’s reissue will see them finally come to life on CD and digital formats and will also include an unreleased track, “Asleep’, to pull in completest and serve as both a reminder for existing fans and an introduction to the first stirrings of Bong’s darkly psychedelic meditations and heavy vibes for the uninitiated.

This revitalised collection will remind people of the bands beginnings, when their early meditative hymns were first committed to wax. As such the mammoth length CD can now reach a the wider audience that it deserves and allow more people to indulge in some of the finest droned out doom the UK has to offer.

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Album of the day: Locrian – The Clearing/The Final Epoch

Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Heavy Metal: For the past eight years, prolific experimental / noise trio Locrian have been generating imaginative sounds and gaining ecstatic reviews for their multi-genre, atmospheric interfusions. The band’s first release for new label Relapse, The Clearing / The Final Epoch, is a CD re-release of […]

Album of the day: Eagle Twin – The Feather Tipped The Serpent’s Scale

Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Metal Review: Something I find very appealing about Utah’s Eagle Twin is the fact that there’s not another band currently kicking around that sounds quite like them. I’ve seen them lumped alongside a handful of other droning sludgers, which I suppose is fair, but this duo truly […]

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: Asva – Presences of Absences

Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Lurker: Constant progression has been the implicit premise behind Stuart Dahlquist’s brainchild since its beginning, back when it was barely transitioning from Burning Witch’s ashes. The metal roots were definitely there, but even at that point (with the Caprichos / Rift Cannon Dreams split) there was something […]

Album of the day: Ural Umbo – Delusion of Hope

Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Lurker: Like a spectral entity resurfacing from the murky depths of the Pacific Ocean to prey under a new form, Ural Umbo has sought to reinvent itself. By applying a heavier, coarser sound to their sparse, haunting melodies, Delusion of Hope creates a whole new experience that […]

Album of the day: Otesanek / Loss / Orthodox / Mournful Congregation – Four Burials

Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Praise for Otesanek / Loss / Orthodox / Mournful Congregation ‘s Four Burials from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Originally released in 2008 on Battle Kommand, this crushing ultra doom four way split is available again, courtesy of local label The Flenser. Absolute heaven (or hell if you prefer) for the […]

Album of the day: A Death Cinematic – Your Fate Twisting Epic, In Its Crushing Moments

Posted on Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Lovinglyly pinched from Lurker: Over the years, Lurker has had the privilege of speaking with many artists we’ve come to admire. Cult legends and complete upstarts have both contributed at length to these musty columns, giving personal insights into the deepest inner workings of their art. But among them, one […]

Album of the day: Barn Owl – Lost In The Glare

Posted on Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Praise for Barn Owl‘s Lost In The Glare from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Seems like only yesterday Barn Owl had a new record on Thrill Jockey, and in fact this, Lost In The Glare, is their third for TJ in about a year, coming hot on the heels of their […]

Album of the day: Corrupted – Garten Der Unbewusstheit

Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Lovingly pinched from Sputnikmusic: The mysterious sludge outfit from Osaka, Japan has returned from the shadows once more to offer a follow-up to 2005’s El Mundo Frio. Garten der Unbewusstheit, or “Garden of Unawareness”, could not be a more apt title for the band’s fifth album. The contextual meaning of […]