Posts Tagged ‘Tom McKibbin’
Posted on Sunday, October 7th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Cult instrumental power-trio Stinking Lizaveta are back again with 7th Direction, their (surprise, surprise) seventh album, and the band are clearly not short on ideas, sounding more invigorated than ever.
Bringing together elements of funk, metal, punk, jazz and blues with the same kind of cavalier oddball brilliance as Frank Zappa, Stinking Liz are a really unique band whose music possesses a truly bombastic groove and a freewheeling spirit of improvisation and fun. There’s a lot to like about these thirteen songs and the band have such a diverse sound that there’s bound to be something here for everyone to sink their teeth into.
Stinking Liz can do heavy but what’s great about them is that they also infuse their music with emotion and humour – even when the band is rocking-out hard you can pretty much hear the wry smile on their faces. Opening track ‘The Seventh Direction’ is almost comically bombastic, entertainingly badass – the first ascending riff is so pompous that it sets the mood for the rest of the song, Alexi Papadopoulos’ walking bassline providing the perfect grounding for his brother Yanni’s virtuoso, psychedelic guitar workouts.
Elsewhere, ‘Moral Hazard’ has a slight desert-scene flavour, recalling Queens of the Stone Ages’ early material, while ‘Burning Sea Turtles’ is technical, shamelessly proggy and relentlessly changeable, not giving you a moment to second-guess what might happen next.
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Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2012
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: When Wovenhand took to the stage at Roadburn 2011 the general consensus was that they brought down one of the heaviest sets of that weekend – they weren’t necessarily the loudest bands to play, but they were the one of the heaviest. You’ve got ...read more
Posted on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: OM’s discography is a beautiful thing – with each album you can hear the band become more refined, more mature and more imaginative without losing any of their core meditative force. Their 2005 debut, Variations on a Theme, had all the hallmarks of the ...read more
Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Oh come on. This review really is redundant before it’s even begun isn’t it? I mean, where does one begin when reviewing an album that is the very epitome of a genre of music that the band who created it helped define, an album ...read more
Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: In recent years YOB have become one of the most popular bands in the doom metal canon, taking the essence of the genre (ie. massive riffs) and mixing it up with a healthy dose of experimentalism by way of Neurosis. The man at the ...read more
Posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Writing about drone in many ways defeats the object, it undermines the genre’s primary purpose which is to send the listener into a trance-like state, devoid of thought. Anyone who knows of Bong know that they are the absolute masters of tripped out, ego-obliterating ...read more
Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Whether or not the liner notes that accompany Nadir are just another case of self-mythologising from the nomadic Jucifer front-woman Gazelle Amber Valentine, they paint a charming picture of a young band, destitute of anything but the pleasure of playing music among the junkies ...read more
Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Let’s start by stating the obvious: Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II is a world away from Earth’s pivotal album Earth 2; we are, after all, experiencing the second-coming of Earth. However this new incarnation shares many similarities with the version of the ...read more
Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: An interesting one, this; independent label Fuck Yoga have gotten their grubby mits on one of Noothgrush’s very first recordings – a self-recorded demo that was only ever released on a handful of cassettes – and are releasing it on limited edition CD and ...read more
Album of the day: Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. – The Ripper At The Heavens Gates Of Dark
Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: There are many uncertainties in life but you can always be sure that Acid Mothers Temple will continue to crank out album after album of claustrophobic, psycho-psychedelia from atop their Japanese mountain retreat, like crazed astronomers sending out distorted signals into the vast expanse ...read more