Leagus “Flora Eallin”

Artist: Leagus
Title: Flora Eallin
Format: 2xLP, CD, Digital
Label: Is it Jazz? Records
Distribution: Plastic Head Distribution

Genre: Contemporary Experimental
Release Date: 28/04/2023

Leagus is a contemporary and experimental musical duo from Sápmi, Norway, whose music alternates between formal composed parts, open structures, and free improvisation, and ranges from subdued, minimalistic, psalm-like pieces, to more rock-oriented improvised parts.

Consisting of pianist Herborg Rundberg and guitarist Kristian

Svalestad Olstad, Leagus was originally formed in 2013 by Herborg, as part of her Masters degree in Rhythmic Music at the Tromsø Conservatory, where Kristian had also received his Masters degree in the same subject two years earlier.

Mushroom Giant “In A Forest”

Artist: Mushroom Giant
Title: In A Forest
Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Bird’s Robe Records
Distribution: MGM
Genre: Instrumental Rock
Release Date: 28/04/2023

Mushroom Giant have announced the release of their highly anticipated new album In A Forestthrough Australian label Bird’s Robe.

They will celebrate the release of the record with their European debut at Belgium’s Dunk Festival in May, alongside WE LOST THE SEA, MAYBESHEWILL, GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT & AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR.

Before they depart, they will also perform with Japanese post-rock legends MONO in Melbourne in March, as well as co-headlining at The Vanguard in Sydney on May 6 with SEIMS & SOLKYRI.

Svntax Error “The Vanishing Existence”

Artist: Svntax Error
Title: The Vanishing Existence

Format: 2xLP, CD, Digital
Label: Bird’s Robe Records
Distribution: MGM
Genre: Psychedelic Post-Rock 

Release Date: 21/04/2023

Australian experimental rock group Svntax Error will release their second album The Vanishing Existence April 21, 2023 through Bird’s Robe Records. The Vanishing Existence follows their well-received debut record Message.

Svntax Error will also make their debut international performances in May, performing at Belgium’s Dunk Festival on 19 May and The Black Heart in London on 22 May.

Edredon Sensible “Montagne Explosion”

Artist: Edredon Sensible
Title: Montagne Explosion
Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: self-released
Distribution: L’Autre Distribution
Genre: Free Jazz/ Improv
Release Date: 31/03/2023

Trance music, minimalist jazz almost primitive. Explosive. This is the Edredon Sensible quartet, from Toulouse, France on their new album Montagne Explosion.

In their music we find ardour and faith, body and mind. Two relentless polyrhythmic drummers and two tenor and baritone saxophonists take an insane pleasure in stretching out attacks and playing them in infinite loops, refreshing lovers of an elementary but wild jazz, focused on trance, with their roots set in every continent.

The Black Cat’s Eye “The Empty Space Between A Seamount And Shock-Headed Julia”

Artist: The Black Cat’s Eye 
Title: The Empty Space Between A Seamount And Shock-Headed Julia 
Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Tonzonen Records
Distribution: Soulfood Music
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Release Date: 24/03/2024

The Black Cat’s Eye is glaring fuzz, bass and drum riffs, interwoven chord pickings and lead guitars rooted in the blues – sometimes screaming, singing or rough. And above everything, the instrumental and song melody hovers almost like a hymn. With their musical style, the band, founded in Frankfurt am Main in 2018, is directly linked to the ’60s and ’70s – the great era of psychedelic rock.

In this way, the five-member musician collective approaches their songs with a keen sense of experimentation. The result is a world of sound lands into which you can completely immerse yourself. Time plays no role here, which is why a single piece can last 13 minutes.

The band commnents: “Our music does not describe concrete processes and is not inspired by such. It should and can stand for itself. If our listeners are inspired to their own imaginary journeys via the sound of the music, if films, landscapes and atmospheres arise in their mind’s eye, then the music has developed its best possible effect.

Les Dunes “s/t”

Artist: Les Dunes
Title: s/t
Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Kapitän Platte/ Apollon Records
Distribution: D/AT: Cargo Records, Benelux: Sonic Rendezvous FR: Differ-Ant, CH: Irascible, IT: Goodfellas

Genre: Instrumental Rock
Release Date: 24/03/2023

Les Dunes is a new instrumental alternative band from Haugesund,

Norway. Consisting of members from bands like The Low Frequency in StereoUndergrunnenLumen DronesHelldorado and Action & Tension & Space. The band consists of Per Andreas Haftorsen on guitar, Morten Jackman on drums and Per Steinar Lie on bass.

The result reminds of the fantastic slow-core era bands of the 90ies, like Codeine who create their own version of Explosions In The Sky songs or like Per Steinar Lie claims “it feels like the vibe of the early days of The Low Frequency In Stereo“. The music is rooted in a thought of a long freeway drive at night where time stops and the mind flows.

Fargo “Geli”

Artist: Fargo
Title: Geli
Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Kapitän Platte/ Apollon Records
Distribution: D/AT: Cargo Records, Benelux: Sonic Rendezvous FR: Differ-Ant, CH: Irascible, IT: Goodfellas 
Genre: Instrumental Rock

Release Date: 17/03/20

After the apocalypse something’s brewing. The Leipzig-based post-rock band Fargo presents new album Geli, comprising four instrumental songs, each named after German cities, that have the sky shaking, crumbling, dreaming and resurrecting. They wander empty streets and dark houses.

Founded in 2012, the four-piece uses songs both rousing and somber, intricately and cleverly arranged, to deconstruct a postmodern world that operates through seemingly anonymous power structures. Within Fargo’s convincing dramaturgies, the guitars can sound like pianos, strings or synthesizers, communicating with each other, interrupting each other, and driving each other forward, while bass and drums stoically set the tempo and rhythm. The resulting pieces have a dense clarity and inner drama, clearly harder than the band’s earlier works, and sometimes suggest a secret army marching to defend diversity against simplicity. The complex, far-reaching pieces unfold musical textures which are suspensefully interwoven, distorted and deconstructed in order to let them radiate in a furious finale. Distant relatives include the sound explosions of Russian Circles and the spheric landscapes of Sigur Rós.