Thursday, January 29, 2009



That is the first track off of Ampere's incredible EP, All Our Tomorrows End Today. It's 24 seconds, and that one song is more fulfilling than most hardcore tracks I've ever heard. I might not be an expert, but this 11 minute EP will change your life.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Here's another French math rock gem; Capoëira by Chevreuil (Deer in French). This is a duo, like Cheval de Frise, a band I love, but they play an entirely different kind of math rock. The easiest way I can compare them to another band would probably to say they are like a freer, noisier Battles. I'm not sure how they pull this off live, because looped parts come in and out every two seconds, but it works on tape at least.

By the way, it was produced by Steve Albini, so you know it sounds clean as fvck.

Monday, January 19, 2009

New Honor Roll Breakfast EP

Today we actually got to record in a legit studio, so the sound quality is tons better than previously. Also, we added a third song, Hemingway, for you all to enjoy.

Friday, January 16, 2009

real talk

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Venetian Snares compilation

Venetian Snares is Aaron Funk's twisted soul conquering the breakcore scene.

Everyone already knows Rossz Csillag Alatt Született (Born Under a Bad Star), which I have a soft spot for because the album's main theme is Hungary, but it is not representative of Vsnares' discography, because of how varied it is. No one album would do the job, which is why I'm including two of his offerings; Meathole, a noisy album that samples jazz, but is verrry dark, and the Sabbath Dubs 7", which is two dub remixes of Black Sabbath songs. Hopefully, the contrast is clear between the chaotic, arrhythmic snare rushes of Meathole and the laid back, stoner tracks on Sabbath Dubs.

If you want more classical samples, check out My Downfall and Rossz. His new album, Detrimentalist is more jungle-influenced. His earlier albums are not as experimental, but still go above and beyond all the breakcore I've heard.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Supersilent 6

Supersilent is a Norwegian improv band rumored to not even communicate outside of live performances. There people are that intense about it, and the music they create is very original, but never fall sinto the rut of endless dissonant passages as seen from other free improv bands. Especialyl notable in the band is Arve Henriksen, one of the best trumpet players living today. One simply needs to hear "6.2" to be convinced of this, and of the whole band's talent at creating remarkably rich melodies ON THE FLY.

Must hear.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Lurker of Chalice

Look at that album cover. That is how this album sounds.

If that isn't good enough, just know that this is Lurker of Chalice's self titled, or depressing, atmospheric black metal from Wrest, known mainly for his other one man black metal band, Leviathan. While black metal might seem silly with the corpse paint and paganism associated with the scene, two things attract me to it; the depressing, dark atmosphere that no other music can create, as far as I've heard, and the tonal richness that comes from a good composer. As repetitive as it is, black metal has some very mature chord progressions, and the thin production coupled with multiple guitar tracks lets all the sound come through.

I posted earlier Wolves in the Throne Room's album Two Hunters, which I think is a fantastic record, and a great introduction to black metal. Lurker of Chalice, while sounding completely different, is also accessible and without the vocals that seem to turn most people away from one of the most rewarding extreme metal genres.

Just listen plz

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ground Zero

I continue yesterday's weird album with another weird offering, Ground Zero's Revolutionary Pekinese Opera Ver.1.28. It's from 96, so some of you might have heard it already, but it's worth hearing it if you haven't. It's a Japanese band that makes experimental noise rock via, as far as I can tell, free improvisation. Now let me explain, before you stop reading. This is not Derek Bailey or Anthony Braxton free improv. Sure, it times it's noisy, but that's to be expected. I'm listening to the album as I type this, and a long noise section just ended, and now a soothing female singer is vocalising in a very Eastern sounding mode, there are some cymbal hits, and it's relaxing. Of course, within the next five minutes, it might sound like Hell on Earth, but it's enjoyable.

Plus, there's a guy in the band that plays turntables.

Free improv turntables.

Monday, January 5, 2009


So, I haven't posted in a while, much to the dismay of like two people, but I will try to get this up again.

To start with, I'm giving you guys a Finnish psychedelic folk band, Paavoharju. The album's name is Yhä hämärää, which looks about as obnoxious some shit Magma would release, but the music is actually pretty decent. It's pretty droney, and the female vocalist is great at giving the music a bit of a Far Eastern feel, although this could just be Finnish folk, which I am not really familiar with. Either way, it's solid except for a couple tracks, so DL that ish, and keep checking back. Or just use Google Reader and have your life much easier.

It sounds just like Animal Collective.