Experimental Black Metal, Circle of Ouroborus is a Finnish band that doesn’t “sound” like anyone but themselves. It is a distinct sound; lo fi, but clean, erie and haunting with clear experimental rock and Finnish folk influences intricate black metal guitar pieces. They have a lengthy discography and this release doesn’t dissapoint, easily one of this year’s better albums, 89%.
Time again for Streaming Sunday! Stewing music for the Sunday. But, there is so much horrible music out there. Some of the shit is so bad I’m amazed multiple people considered it good enough to post on the internet, or even listen to a second time. I’m going to start doing posts about the crappiest bands since they’re so much easier to find. But that is for another day, today is Streaming Sunday, so I’ll have search for some good music. Trying the term Japan, the Japanese normally have good taste in music and first band that pops up is Boris. Finally! Something that will be at least decent.
Boris is a Japanese experimental/ alternative band, different, but defiantly a should hear band.
The song Angel is easily my favorite of the album at eighteen minutes long and it has a dreamy, droney, experimental tone to it with a mellow alternative undertone to it. Really, a great example of Boris as a band, recommended.
Waves are good so I’m outta here.
It’s time for the Random Tag Game again! Today’s selection seems to be … Which I have no recollection of other than it’s been hanging around as a skeleton post for months. Pope Tentacle? Is that a slang term for what the alter boys aren’t supposed to talk about? Whatevesies, I’ll investigate and report.
Ok, this is some cool stuff. I thought it’d be a dud, but it is really good synth with eastern leanings. Experimental and Drone are the tags on it And there is no information on these guys. Like none. Not even on Last FM.
Which is real cool. Let the music speak for itself. 88%
Cup of coffee, a kif bowl and this album makes for a pleasant way to ease into the morning. I don’t normally dig electronica but this EP has a special appeal that, along with the unusually foggy weather creates the ambience of a psychedelic dream. An “experimental solo producer and live 4- piece based in Brighton, UK” with a dreamscape/ psychedelic soundtrack that is excellent for driving through the great outdoors, 87%.
CroMonolithic remixes for an Iron Age is epic, classic Sunn O))) at it’s finest. An EP of dark, low and brooding guitar and bass, slow and down-tuned, while defiantly mood music this release still rates a solid 82%, Sunn O))) has a definite appeal that most people could appreciate if listened to in the proper setting, such as a rainy afternoon session.
Their photos are so epic I had to use this one that was on Last FM
This is part two of the Bardo Pond post from Saturday, as this is the new incantation of them organized more or less like a collective, for this album is a collection of member’s side-projects. I’m liking this more than their earlier line-ups, collectives seem to allow the individual artists to explore sounds that normally would have been ignored.
The entire album comes across this way with a sleepy, experimental feel that I’m digging. The last song by Takeda, is like this, apart from the rest of the album as it is more experimental drone with muted psychedelic influences, twenty minutes of well crafted, distorted drone and buzzing guitars with faint vocals dipping in and out. The entire album is good but this is my favorite track, though there isn’t anything negative to say about the others, which are more psychedelic. The album is good session music and a solid 83%.
Here we have the Che EP from 2009, and my first digital album purchase in literally years (laptop finally died, so I am stuck using Androids and the iPad mini, which is incredible, btw). This is a sort of compilation/split/”we’re-up-this-old-dude’s-ass-tribute”
The first track features Sunn O))) and Pan Sonic, Finnish experimental techno-soundscape duo, which is an interesting mix, somewhat typical of what you would expect from Sunn O))) making music with a pair of Finns whose music focuses on the term “soundscape”.
The second track is by Alan Vega, who is… Basically, some weird old guy that people other than me believe is talented. He is an artist and was one of the main goons for the electronic prontopunk genre, being one of the two clowns of the band Suicide, and he was also one of the main Sword Fighters of the No Wave movement in New York in the early 80’s.
This geezer Vega is who this entire EP and a series of other compilations is dedicated to, him and his “artistic vision”. Honestly, this guy just needs to wipe the blue paint off his face and move into a retirement community and drive slow like everyone his age, and everyone else needs to stop telling him he is cool, cause he isn’t. Spoken Word is not profound or chic, so if someone would just hide his Viagra and fiber pills there won’t be any wind left in his sails and he will start acting his age. (Wiki article about the pirate)
The third track is by Stephen Burroughs, an acoustic guitar piece with vocals, which is decent and in stark contrast to the rest of the EP, which I do not get at all. I think the guy is a producer, so I’m not getting this EP, at all, however what am I expecting out of a band that wears bathrobes on stage in order to be more profound? 78%, I don’t know what I was thinking buying this album.