Posts Tagged ‘Svart records’
Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017
It’s one thing to be gifted, but few people are fortunate enough to be talented in both art and music. One man who most definitely should count himself among them, is Costin Chioreanu. We consider him as one of our own here at Roadburn; his artwork has become part of our visual identity in recent years.
His creations have taken on various forms over the years, but his audio and visual artistry have always been closely connected. Last year, he presented an exhibition of his artwork titled There Is A Place Called Home and created the accompanying instrumental soundtrack.
The music has to date not been made available, but we’re thrilled to announce that There Is A Place Called Home will see a release via Svart Records in April. True to Costin’s artistic vision it will be a beautiful 12” gatefold vinyl edition with an 8 page booklet containing artwork from the original exhibition.
We’re delighted that this collection of three unique songs will be made available during Roadburn 2017 in limited numbers. It will also be available to purchase via the Svart online store.
Listen to the first track from There Is A Place Called Home below.
Posted on Saturday, December 31st, 2016
This year we wanted to mark the end of twelve months of fantastic music in a slightly different way to how we usually do. We are surrounded by “best of” and year end lists, and this is kind of another one… but instead of ranking albums, peaking with the “best” one of […]
Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015
Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: You might remember a year or so ago we covered a little EP by a Finnish band called Sammal, who sing in their native tongue and pay homage to some of the great prog and heavy rock bands of the ’70s. That debut EP […]
Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Lovingly pinched from Meat Mead Metal: Over the past few years, Jess and the Ancient Ones have become a revelation in the world of metal and extreme music. Their haunting occult-based sound is infectious and enrapturing, and their powerful singer has pipes that can put the world to shame. Seeing […]
Posted on Monday, May 4th, 2015
We’re thrilled to bring you a premiere this afternoon for Sammal. The band is about to release their sophomore album Myrskyvaroitus (Storm Warning) on May 15th through Svart Records, and we have the track premiere for ‘Muurahaisen Päiväuni’. Founded in 2004 by guitarist Jura Salmi and vocalist Jan-Erik Kiviniemi, Sammal […]
Svart Records To Launch Costin Chioreanu’s art book Magic As A Golden Mean at Roadburn Festival 2015; At The Gates’ At War With Reality Exhibition
Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Having collaborated with Costin Chioreanu on much of the artwork for Roadburn Festival over the past few years, we are incredibly proud to announce that the launch of his book Magic As A Golden Mean will take place at Roadburn this year as announced at the end of last year. […]
Posted on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: At 81 years old, alto saxophonist Sonny Simmons has overseen a career that spans decades in forward-thinking jazz. The Dec. 2014 Svart Records release, Nomadic, is nonetheless one of two full-lengths Simmons issued last year, the other being Leaving Knowledge, Wisdom and Brilliance on Improvising Beings. For the four songs of Nomadic, Simmons partners with sitarist Michel […]
Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Lovingly pinched from Metal Bandcamp: Botanist‘s third full length, Doom in Bloom, included a second disc called Allies, featuring collaborations with other musicians. Those songs stood in stark contrast with Otrebor‘s usual one-man, blackened hammered-dulcimer show. One of those songs, ‘Nymphaea Caerulea’, was with an immensely talented woman going by […]
Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: Certainly the announcement that vocalist Uta Plotkin will leave Witch Mountain following their Fall US tour with Nik Turner’s Hawkwind places Mobile of Angels, the band’s fourth album overall and third with Plotkin fronting, into a different context. If nothing else, it lets lyrics longing […]
Posted on Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: What sets Brooklyn trio The Golden Grass apart from the hundreds of bands the world over who cull the bulk of their influence from the heavy rock of the early ’70s and / or the original psychedelic era is a relentlessly positive mindset. Where the current […]