Monday, October 31, 2011

Barn Owl - Lost In The Glare (2011)

Haunting dreamscapes of illuminating psychedelic desert drone. If you are into bands such as Grails, and Earth you will totally dig this. This is the ninth release from Barn Owl who have only been together for four years which sounds totally insane to me, and haven't had the chance to go back over their past material to compare this album to but i will surly be doing just that during the week and hopefully get my lazy ass back into gear and post some more shit. Enough about me! I highly recommend Barn Owl and hope their Feedback alchemy will melt you from the inside out.

1. Pale Star
2. Turiya
3. Devotion I
4. The Darkest Night Since 1683
5. Temple Of The Winds
6. Midnight Tide
7. Light Echoes
8. Devotion II

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Death Grips - Exmilitary (2011)

Pure angry dark glitched out hip hop where its delivery is much more like the most abstract spoken. Featuring Zack Hill, drummer for Hella im sure this is a album that will be popping up in random places over the next few years.

1. Beware
2. Guillotine
3. Spread Eagle Cross the Block
4. Lord of the Game (ft. Mexican Girl)
5. Takyon (Death Yon)
6. Cut Throat (Instrumental)
7. Klink
8. Culture Shock
9. 5D
10. Thru the Walls
11. Known for it
12. I Want it I need it (Death Heated)
13. Blood Creepin

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Delaney Davidson - Self Decapitation (2010)

Self Decapitation is one of few amazing albums from New Zealand one man band musician Delaney Davidson. His music is heartfelt, tasteful, and generally figgin beautiful. There is a great cover of In The Pines with special guest Reverend Beat Man. Trust me on this one, if you like dark folk with a twist of rockabilly and humor this album is for you and will become a common sound within your home. Be sure to also keep you eyes out for one of his shows, This guy gets about.

1. Around The World
2. Tonight
3. In The Pines
4. Little Heart
5. Lackie's Men
6. Dirty Dozen
7. Back In Hell
8. Homeward Bound
9. Seasond Of God
10. I Slept Late
11. Magpie Song

Dead Brothers - 5th Sin-phonie (2010)

I thought these guys broke up but after doing some quick research I found this unexpected fifth album from swiss band Dead Brothers. Classic sounding dark, poetic, beautiful folk blues with cajan and bluegrass elements. But I personally find this album a slight bit lacking compared to their 2006 realease Wunderkammer which features one of my favourite musicians Delaney Davidson from New Zealand. Which is why I have also featured Wunderkammer on this post as a bonus prize.

1. Drunkards Walk
2. Death Blues
3. The Story It's Always The Same
4. The Power a Secret Holds
5. Bela Lugosi's Dead
6. Tic Tac
7. Drunkards Dream
8. I am All I Got
9. Langenthal
10. Exotic Odyssey
11. Policeman
12. Teenage Kicks
13. How Deep Is The Water

*Bonus Prize* Wunderkammer (2006)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges (2011)

One man and his bass saxophone. Tracks on this album according to the liner notes have been recorded in one take with no overdubs or looping with 24 different microphone positions. beautifully organic psychedelic percussive avant-garde jazz. with guests Laurie Anderson and Shara worden. New History Warfare Vol.2: Judges possibly one of the most mind boggling releases of 2011. fucking stunning!

1. Awake On Foreign Shores
2. Judges
3. The Stars In His Head (Dark Lights Remix)
4. All The Days I've Missed You (ILAIJ I)
5. From No Part Of Me Could I Summon A Voice
6. A Dream Of Water
7. Home
8. Lord I Just Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes
9. Clothed In The Skin Of The Dead
10. All The Colors Bleached To White (ILAIJ II)
11. Red Horse (Judges ll)
12. The Righteous Wrath Of An Honorable Man
13. Fear Of The Unknown And The Blazing Sun
14. In Love And In Justice

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Twilight - Monument To Time End (2010)

Monument to time end is not your general black metal album. think of it more as the post rock of black metal. There is still your guttural swamp creature vocals but gone are the days of the trebal heavy guitar tones that sound like its been played inside a corrugated water tank. Twilight are a lot more atmospheric soundscape heavy with progressions moving between light and dark throughout. A huge reason for this is because of Aaron Turners (Old Man Gloom, ISIS, Mamiffer) input. Im not a huge fan of black metal but this puts faith in the future.

1. The cryptic ascension
2. Fall behind eternity
3. 8, 000 years
4. Red fields
5. Convulsions in wells of fever
6. Decaying observer
7. The catastrophe exhibition
8. Negative signal omega

Monday, October 3, 2011

Kletka Red - Hijacking (1996)

Kletka Red was a Klezmer, noise, punk band from Berlin who only released a couple of albums, Hijacking was their first. This notable release is a real stab in the guts for traditional klezmer music. Its dirty, broken and generally slightly out of tune. 

1. Sirba
2. Galician Dance
3. Eighth Day
4. Trigger
5. Give Me Your Doorstep, Donnerstag
6. Another Glass Of Wine
7. Jew In Jerusalem
8. D'mame
9. Just A Glass Of Wine
10. Seaside
11. Street Tune
12. J In J (II)

*Bonus Prize* Hybrid (2000)