Posts Tagged ‘Svart records’
Posted on Friday, December 6th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Examiner.com: Not many in the world of metal will recognize the name Kimi Karki. Hailing from Finland, Karki is a cultural historian, guitar player, and singer-songwriter who has worked with bands such as Uhrijuhla, Reverend Bizarre, and Lord Vicar. The genres Karki has delved into include doom, folk, progressive, and even electric ambiance.
The Bone of My Bones is Karki’s debut solo CD, and its principal genre is experimental folk music. Metalheads expecting any type of brutality should be warned that this record is definitely not for them, but fans of folk experimentalism, progressive ambiance, and more traditional folk music will enjoy this release. I would venture to say that there is very little that is metallic on here, but The Bone of My Bones is a bold voice in today’s contemporary venue of self-stylized crap.
Karki contributes his 12-string acoustic guitar and his soothing, almost hypnotic voice. And that’s pretty much it—yes, there are some electric guitars, subtle keyboard flourishes, and some guest vocals, but there’s no reliance on other instrumentation. The recording is clear, almost vibrant, with Karki’s voice taking center stage. The music is almost ethereal, touching the soul, stimulating the brain, and comforting the heart.
Posted on Thursday, November 28th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Climax is an apt title for the debut full-length from Finnish quartet Beastmilk, a surging record (featuring Hexvessel’s Mat ‘Kvohst’ McNerney on vocals) that emerges fully-formed from some kind of nuclear wasteland with a rampaging synthesis of punk rock swagger, new wave energy and […]
Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013
Praise for Oranssi Pazuzu‘s Valonielu from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Space rock collides brilliantly and violently with blackened post metal on this third bleak transmission from an exploding alien nebula (otherwise known as Finland), courtesy of some of its weirdest astral wanderers: the incomparable Oranssi Pazuzu. Valonielu is at once […]
Posted on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Last Rites: Domovoyd‘s debut long-player, Oh, Sensibility, is psych-minded astro-metal charged by interstellar gamma rays. Oh, sorta like Ufommamut? The doomonauts slather these songs with jams, vibrating the soul with effects-heavy amp abuse while blasting holes in the ozone with sole-stomping fuzzed-up supernovas. Oh, sorta like Comets […]
Posted on Monday, October 28th, 2013
If there’s one thing that we at Roadburn know as well as anyone else in the wide world of metal, it’s that when Darkthrone‘s Fenriz nominates a band for his legendary ‘Band Of The Week’ slot, you damn well better be paying attention. This is a man who hears more […]
Posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Over the years, we have been mining Scandinavia for the best heavy 70′s inspired rock and invited the likes of Witchcraft, Abramis Brama, Graveyard, Dead Man, Horisont, Troubled Horse, Spiders, Blues Pills et al to previous festivals. To keep in line with our tradition – not just because they are […]
Posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2013
‘Durch den kosmischen Dunst’, the new video from Finland’s E-musikgruppe Lux Ohr, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s first studio album, Kometenbahn, which was released in March via Svart Records. In releated news, To those who have been following Roadburn over the years, it won’t as […]
Posted on Monday, August 5th, 2013
To those who have been following Roadburn over the years, it won’t as very much of a surprise to know that we’re obsessed with the synth dominated, galactic travels of Popul Vuh, Ashra Tempel and Tangerine Dream, bands who helped to pioneer Kosmische Musik back in the early 70s. As […]
Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: Svart Records are at it again, this time presenting the debut album from Finnish act Orne, Conjuration By the Fire, as a deluxe double LP reissue, properly mastered for vinyl with bonus tracks. Originally released on the Black Widow label in 2006, Svart have […]
Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Today, The Sleeping Shaman, with the blessing of Svart Records, is ecstatic to bring you a stream of a brand new track by UK’s doomers Black Magician. Taken from the bands forthcoming 3 track EP The Pursuivant, which is set for release via Svart Records on August 30th, sees the […]