Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light (2013)

Colin Stetson is a experimental full body saxophone player. his multiple microphone solo recordings give this instrument texture, grit, rhythm, and space be a true musical experience.Everything is recorded with no overdubs with is something i didn't completely believe until i saw him live. New History Warfare Vol. 3 doesn't grab me as much as Vol. 2 but it does feel like a continuation. The guest vocals of Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) gets to be a little to much for me as his vocal melody is so similar to colins but just that bit more whiny, but if you are a big fan of the guy you'll love it. I personally prefer the tracks with him. 

1. And In Truth
2. Hunted
3. High Above A Grey Green Sea
4. In Mirrors
5. Brute
6. Among The Sef
7. Who The Waves Are Roaring For
8. To See More Light
9. What Are They Doing In Heaven Tonight?
10. This Bed Of Shattered Bone
11. Part Of Me Apart From You

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Zeus - Opera (2013)

A couple of Italian guys playing fuzzy bass and drums. Fans of Japanese band Ruins will really dig this progressive onslaught. Its also released under ThreeOneG records who put out a very similar band call Secret Fun Club from San Diego. Over all this is a fucking awesome album but its hard to really get the feel of what this band is about without seeing them live. Max volume is the key when it comes to these kind of duos. Ripper!

1. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
2. Sick And Destroy
3. Decomposition N.!!!
4. Set Panzer To Rock
5. Beelzebulb
6. La Morte Young
7. Giorgio Gaslini Is Our Tom Araya
8. Bach To The Future
9. Eroica
10. Grey Cerebration 
11. Blast But Not Liszt

Monday, April 29, 2013

Igorrr - Hallelujah (2012)

Everyone should give this album a listen. even if Breakcore isn't really your thing, I feel everyone can get at least something out of it. I heard about this album through the band Estradasphere's facebook because it features their accordion player Adam Stacey. Maybe breakcore isn't the best way to describe this album. Maybe it should be described more along the lines of BaroqueCore. Classical instrumentation and arrangements backed with brutalised blast beat breakcore and black metal guitar riffs. Even in my description now it sounds pretty fucking odd cheesy but i swear. This is some kind of break through for the genre. Sure Igorrr surely isn't the first artist to true such things. Aphex Twin & Venetian Snares have also dabbled in similar elements but non have come as close as this guy. Fucking killed it!


1. Tout Petit Moineau
2. Damaged Wig
3. Absolute Psalm
4. Cicadidae
5. Vegetable Soup
6. Lullaby For A Fat Jellyfish
7. Grosse Barbe
8. Corpus Tristis
9. Scarlatti 2.0
10. Toothpaste
11. Infinite Loop

Barn Owl - V (2013)

This is the second release from Barn Owl I have featured on MFAD, you can find the first here. Sublime ambient drone thick guitar and synth. very tastefully done. 


1. Void Redux
2. The Long Shadow
3. Against The Night
4. Blood Echo
5. Pacific Isolation
6. The Opulent Decline

Lilacs and Champagne - Danish & Blue (2013)

The second release from Emil Amos & Alex Hall from grails. These guys produce sophisticated trip-hop moody, psychedelic, and sometimes sleazy.  Think 60's B-grade cop love drama with some occult sacrifices thrown in. I personally think these guys have found more of their own voice since their self titled release. Smoooooooth.

Danish & Blue

1. Metaphysical Transitions 
2. Sour/Sweet
3. La Grand
4. Better Bewere
5. Alone Again And...
6. Police Story
7. Hamburgers & Tangerines 
8. Honest Man
9. Refractory Period 
10. Danish & Blue
11. Metaphysical Transitions II

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Die Zorros - History Of Rock Vol. 7 (2003)

Die Zorros is a Swiss garage surf rock group featuring Voodoo Rhythm founder Reverend Beat Man who do amazing loose renditions of classic rock songs. History Of Rock Vol. 7 features covers of songs such as The Mamas And The Papas San Francisco, Led Zeppelin's Stairway To Heaven, and Europe's Final Countdown. The great thing is tho, is that there is either no lyrics or just one line repeated over and over again, maybe even just one word if your lucky. These guys released a new album this year which a gave a little listen to, but History Of Rock Vol. 7 has stayed on repete for some time now. Its lo-fi and simple as fuck but thats what makes me so happy with it. Good ideas done badly.

1. Der Lachende Sarg
2. Summertime
3. Blue Moon
4. Black
5. Der Euro Kommt
6. Ahhh
7. Brazil
8. Be Bob A Lula
9. Zorro Rettet Russland
10. Ti Amo
11. Massachusetts
12. Stairway To Heaven
13. San Francisco 
14. Blue Berry Blue
15. Zorro Thema
16. Final Countdown

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul (1995)

In the Wake of seeing these guys for the first time since their regrouping after a 16 year break. I give you my favourite metal album to date. My cousin showed this to me when I was twelve years old have always listen to this album as a source of relief and inspiration. These guys are like the forefathers of swedish melodic death metal for fucks sake! Nothing gets better or more original then this. GO!

1. Blinded By Fear
2. Slaughter Of The Soul
3. Cold
4. Under A Serpent Sun
5. Into The Dead Sky
6. Suicide Nation
7. World Of lies
8. Unto Others
9. Nausea
10. Need
11. The Flames Of The End

Friday, November 2, 2012

Godspeed you! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! (2012)

I got this the day it came out but like always im a little slow on posting it up here. If you have not heard of GPYBE by now, its time to crawl out of the hole you live in. These guys gave post rock the push up the arse it needed to step outside the same same sound of extensive reverb guitars and expected percussion builds. 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! is the first release since their regrouping in 2010 after the band indefinitely broke up in 2003.  Bringing in the bands old trates of field recordings and  strings this new exciting treat is nothing but spellbinding. released as a 12" + 7" LP package, you find four tracks with two of which are 20 minute classically epic instrumental pieces and two that are more of a subdued soundscape characteristic. So if you are interested in having your ears opened up to a new sound check this out. 

1. Mladic
2. Their Helicopters' Sing
3. We Drift Like Worried Fire
4. Strung Like Lights At Thee Printemps Erable

The Secret - Agnus Dei (2012)

Total fucking violence is what i think when i heard the title track off the secret's new album. Hailing from Italy this quartet delivers nothing but fast paced blackened crustcore that packs a fucking punch. True, the online hype leading up to this album has been well executed with pretty much every review site and blogger streaming early released tracks and artwork. But since its release I am fucking blown away by the immense brutality of this album, and am really enjoying the more dynamic song writing compared to their last Southern Lord release Solve Et Coagula which i still listen to religiously. So check it out and keep an eye on these guys in future days to come. 

1. Agnus Dei
2. May God Damn All of Us
3. Violent Infection
4. Geometric Power
5. Post Mortem Nihil Est
6. Daily Lies
7. Love Your Enemy
8. Vermin of Dust
9. Darkness I Became
10. Heretic Temple
11. The Bottomless Pit
12. Obscure Dogma
13. Seven Billion Graves

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Chelsea Wolfe - Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs (2012)

This is the second album from Chelsea Wolfe, and its a chilling album made with simple americana folk traditions, and often two chord arrangements. Its a different direction since her last album Ἀποκάλυψις where now we find her leaning more towards early PJ Harvey or Nina Nastasia. Unknown rooms is a little on the short side but i feel this brings it to a more close and personal conclusion. Its a bitter sweet story she tells with complete honesty. A beautiful album.

1. Flatlands
2. The Way We Used To
3. Spinning Centers
4. Appalachia
5. I Died With You
6. Boyfriend
7. Our Work Was Good
8. Hyper Oz
9. Sunstorm