Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 09:34 CET:

KARAKORUM "Fables And Fairytales":

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Karakorum beams the Kraut-Sound of the early 1970s directly in the present and takes the listener on an intergalactic journey to a time where the sounds were rough and heavy, the grass was greener and the spirit of the hippies was not buried in the vault of commerce.

Almost two years have gone by since Karakorum's debut Beteigeuze on Tonzonen Records. Now the Bavarian-based quintet releases their new LP Fables and Fairytales. It's not another concept-LP, instead this time there are three autonomous long tracks that can't be more diverse. The music handles the full range from 70s heavy rock to free jazz, from epical melancholy to zappaesque obscurities, but still the band plays their "Karakorum-sound".

In more than 40 minutes Karakorum invites the listener to a phantastic journey through the width of the Sahara dessert or introduces you to some dadaistic fable creatures. It's not always to be taken serious but if you listen closely you will find several salutes to the quintets biggest idols.


Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Tonzonen Records
Distribution: H'Art
Genre: Prog/ Krautrock
Release Date: 24/05/2019

Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/karakorumband
Bandcamp: https://karakorum.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.tonzonen.de

 

Monday, March 25, 2019, 09:31 CET:

ULTRA ZOOK "s/t":

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If God exists, it is clear that pigeons are his messengers on Earth. They’re everywhere, watching our every movement in the street, in our cars, through the windows of our bedrooms. They report all our good and bad deeds to God, who is obliged to correct our trajectory, brutally punishing us. This can cause us to make a lot of mistakes at a concert, for example, or can give us hangovers. For good deeds, however, he rewards us putting in our path wonderfully cute animals or make us gain a lot of minutes on the Navigation System. It is by being fully aware of these issues that we - the three musicians Ultra Zook, Benjamin Bardiaux, Remi Faraut, and Emmanuel Siachoua – are working tirelessly to produce the most beautiful songs and play them live with exponential professionalism. This is Ultra Zook's 4th album.


Format: Digital, CD, LP
Label: Atypeek Music / Gnougn Records / Dur et Doux / Mon Cul c’est du Tofu / Araki Records / Un Archet dans le Yucca / Not a Pub / Kakakids Records
Genre: Experimental Rock
Release Date: 12/04/2019 (EU)

Links
Official: http://www.ultrazook.fr
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ultrazook
Bandcamp: https://ultrazook.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.atypeekmusic.com

 

Monday, March 25, 2019, 09:29 CET:

SANS TITRE "#1":

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Sans Titre #1 stems from a three-hour live musical performance. The five musicians united by Matthieu Prual open the gates to a different world, where sound floats in a musical form approaching that of a painting, where time is on hold and moves in and on itself. The relationship to sound that they create is both hallucinatory and physical, making it reach your body, pouring itself into your ears, in your chest, and massaging you until you’re fully immersed in its timelessness. This timelessness, filled with repetitions and microvariations, opens up the listener’s perceptions and distorts their bearings. From the simultaneity of the micro and the macro scale of the sounds played together, from the rhythms and breaths and the tiniest details of sound waves and electrons, takes shape an impression of false stillness that invites us to wander aimlessly in its midst.


Format: Digital, CD, LP
Label: Atypeek Music/ Ormo Records
Genre: Experimental/ Improv
Release Date: 12/04/2019 (EU)

Label: https://ormomusic.wixsite.com/ormo
Label: http://atypeekmusic.com/Sans_Titre_#1.html

 

Friday, March 22, 2019, 12:33 CET:

DUX LOUIE "Tonight In Neon Moon City":

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4-piece swell seekers Dux Louie hailing from the legendary shores of Heidelbergs Neckar river add their jangly poppy vintage sound to the surf-revival of the past years, beaming you straight to a beach party in San Fran or just around the corner of the hippest nightclubs in L.A.

They never claimed to reinvent the wheel but to paint the Twang and Huh Yeahs of the olden times in a fresh new color. Sounds good? Right.

Plastic Jeans Voodoo Club (2017) and Tonight in Neon Moon City (2019) tell a tale about the skies of a cloudless night. Everything seems possible in the moment right before you step out of the door to meet your mates. You probably put on some music to get in the mood, some Iggy Pop or maybe The Doors. Get dressed in your favorite Jeans and loosen the top button of your shirt.

"Given the fact that this band has a rather young history they seem incredibly well attuned to one another. Their sound combines elements of the 60s and early 70s and the clear and expressive voice of singer Tobias Bach convinces with a perfect English pronunciation." - Regioactive


Format: Tape, Digital
Label: Unique Records
Distribution: Groove Attack/ Rough Trade/ Believe Digital
Genre: Surf/ Indie
Release date: 19/07/2019

Links
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DuxLouie
Bandcamp: https://duxlouie.bandcamp.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/duxlouie
Label: http://unique-rec.com

 

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 11:29 CET:

BJORN RIIS "A Storm Is Coming":

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Airbag co-founder, songwriter and lead guitarist, Bjørn Riis will release a new studio album titled A Storm Is Coming on May 3rd, following up last year’s acclaimed mini album Coming Home. Six epic songs clocking in at 51 minutes, built around the central themes of human relations and loss, written as a dialogue between two persons.

A Storm Is Coming is both heavier and more tender than the previous releases, and Bjørn Riis manages to majestically combine the art of rock, prog and atmospheric pop – resulting in his best album to date.

The album was recorded in Subsonic Society in Oslo, mixed by long-time collaborator Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes, and mastered by Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow, The Opium Cartel). In addition to a limited Digisleeve CD version, two different vinyl versions will be released: A limited, one-time pressing on marble vinyl with an alternate portrait album cover, and a standard version on black vinyl. Both versions will be 180g vinyl.

In addition to Bjørn Riis on vocals, guitars and a wide variety of instruments, the album features Henrik Bergan Fossum (Airbag) on drums, Simen Valldal Johannessen (Oak) on keys, Ole Michael Bjørndal on guitar, and Mimmi Tamba on guest vocals.


Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Karisma Records
Distribution: Soulfood (Germany), Plastic Head (International)
Genre: Atmospheric Prog Rock
Release Date: 03/05/2019

Links
Official: http://www.bjornriis.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BjornRiisMusician
Bandcamp: https://bjornriis.bandcamp.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/bjornriis
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/BjornRiis
Label: http://www.karismarecords.no

 

Tuesday, March 05, 2019, 09:50 CET:

KAMALA "Your Sugar":

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Moving together from West to East, Kamala found their creative hideout in the burgeoning music and art scene of Leipzig (GER).After two years in which Kamala discovered the city and made it their own, the band defined their style and released the debut album Radial Perception (2018).

Already in 2017 Kamala supported international acts like The Babe Rainbow (AUS) and 10000 Russos (PRT). Since then they have entertained the Zytanien Festival, Reverberation Festival, four times in two years the legendary Burg Herzberg Festival, the Feast of Friends and toured all over Germany with Bands like Love Machine (GER) and CHIKN (GRC).

Playful and creative rhythms pulsating over a wide range of melodies from melancholy to ecstasy entranced the Leipzig underground. Soon word of the spellbinding Kamala experience spread all over the German underground psych scene.

Kamala's second full length Your Sugar takes this complexity and simplicity to an intense next level. The band has developed and deepened their distinctive style of Psych-rock, Jazz and Krautrock.

Your Sugar will be released in late March on Tonzonen Records and debuted live on multiple occasions during the next months across Germany and Europe.


Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Tonzonen Records
Distribution: H'Art
Genre: Psychedelic/ Krautrock
Release Date: 22/03/2019

Links
Facebook: https://de-de.facebook.com/kamalapsych
Bandcamp: https://kamalapsych.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.tonzonen.de

 

Monday, March 04, 2019, 08:54 CET:

PoiL "Sus":

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PoiL flow, dance and dash between the energy of punk, the beauty of chamber music and the chaos of a factory on the brink of explosion.

Sus, the new album of the ultra-speed superhero trio is steeped in maturity. The record consists of two epic 20 minute pieces where humour gives up its place to lyricism and Occitan poetry. Serenades of love, sky and sea intercourse, mad dogs shrieking from the bottom of a well.... PoiL have removed their red costumes and donned troubadour’s cap, ostensibly calmer but forever close to madness.

Rocked by the sweet Oc patois, in addition, PoiL seize Occitan and Provencal poetry – from Max Rouquette and Théodore Aubanel – to dress their sound. The compositions draw from a broad field of inspiration: Occitan polyphony, Renaissance counterpoint, repetitive music and buccal filtered vocalizations inspired by Stockhausen Stimmung on a mushroom trip, technoïd rhythm for limping dancers. All on a bed of big sound, swift and distorted, evoking thoughts of rabid dogs and the swarming of a nocturnal forest under a full moon.

After L'ire des papes, Dins o cuol and Brossaklitt, here comes Sus with another curve in the tortuous path of PoiL. The album was recorded at l’Art Scène studio by Adrian Bourget, made with the energy and raw sound, of their frenetic, mind bending live show.


Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Dur et Doux
Distribution: Inouie Distribution
Genre: Progressive Rock
Release date: 26/04/2019

Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/POILband
Bandcamp: https://poil.bandcamp.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/PoiLmusic
Label: https://duretdoux.com

 

Friday, March 01, 2019, 13:00 CET:

SUZAN KOECHER'S SUPRAFON "Peaky Blinders":

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The single Peaky Blinders is the very first appetizer of Suzan Köcher's upoming second record Suprafon.

Suprafon is not only the title of an album. It also marks the beginning of a change pointing out that Suzan Köcheris not just a single artist but a band – SUZAN KÖCHER’S SUPRAFON.

The band was invited to play this year’s SXSW to perform their new songs which were all recorded & mixed at Ice Cream Factory Studios, Austin, Texas, in the summer of 2018. It’s a big step forward showing Suzan’s potential away from the "just-another-girl-with- guitar-act" to a full band set. While the Moon Bordeaux is still shining bright there is already a new morning on the rise.

Suzan Köcher's Suprafon are here to start the second chapter of their psychedelic journey that began with a magical debut album which was rightly praised as one of a kind. For the second album titled Suprafon, due out September 6, 2019 via Unique Records, the band is now even more focussed on their true strengths. Inspired by a trip to Prague they wrote a song cycle that eventually gave name to the band itself: Suprafon.

To maintain their focus on record they flew all the way to Austin, Texas to record their new album that is both - a natural evolution and a brand new start. While the energy of the band lingered around the corner on Moon Bordeaux it is now in full flight on these new songs.

The band's mystical Psychedelia is infused with beautiful melodies, biting guitars and reverberated analogue synths. Shades of Krautrock, Psych-Folk and French Pop float through their new songs that are at once enthralling and loose. Through their many live shows they have developed a unique sound fueled by Suzan Köcher’s magical voice, haunting melodies, fearless experimentation and an impressive arsenal of old rusty instruments that colour their sound in all shades of withered glory.

Suzan Köcher's Suprafon invites you into a world that still has time for unforgettable experiences. There is so much to see and hear, so much to discover when you take your time and step out of the rush of daily life. Let them take you on a trip to the nearest far away place.

SUZAN KÖCHER´S SUPRAFON - PEAKY BLINDERS (Official Video)
https://youtu.be/5lmAI25l9gg


Format: Digital Single
Label: Unique Records
Genre: Psychedelic, Pop
Release date: 01/03/2019

Links
Facebook: https://de-de.facebook.com/suzankoecher
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suzankoecher
YouTube: http://youtube.com/c/SuzanKöcher
Label: http://www.unique-rec.com

 

Monday, February 25, 2019, 10:11 CET:

CAMILLA SPARKSSS "BRUTAL'":

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Barbara Lehnhoff artistically know as Camilla Sparksss is a Swiss Canadian singer, songwriter, musician and visual artist. She was born at -27 degrees on December 17th 1983 in Kenora, a small town on the Great Lakes of Northwestern Ontario, Canada. Yes, she had a pet bear as a child and yes her father flew a float plane. Following For You The Wild (2014), BRUTAL' is her second album to come April 5th 2019 on swiss label On The Camper Records. An instinctive mixture of experimental, lo-fi electronic pop, and melodic collages of a wide range of genre styles, performed with turntables, fat synthesizers and cutting vocals. In 2016 she was nominated for the Swiss Music Prize with her post-punk band Peter Kernel.

BRUTAL’: extreme good / extreme bad. #nofilter #noinbetween

Forget this is the first track of the album and sometimes things that have been given priority for such a long period are best left behind. Are You Ok? A question we never ask around enough. Womanized: this is a very special song, it represents the album marvellously: transformation. So What: never take it too seriously because it will never take you as seriously. She’s A Dream: there’s nothing as mysterious or flattering as a gallant flirt. Psycho Lover: it’s awe- some to fall in love, it’s horrific to loose love, both are equally dangerous yet everything in between is simply boring. Messing With You: crazy is the key, look into it - you’ll find yourself. Walt Deathney: craving for that happy ending. Sorry: this is the last track of the album serving closure, what better word to call upon the end?


Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: On The Camper Records
Distribution: Believe Digital (online), Germany: Cargo, Switzerland: Irascible, France: Orkestra, Belgium: Mandai
Genre: New Wave, Postpunk, Lo-fi Electronic
Release Date: 05/04/2019

Official: http://www.camillasparksss.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/camillasparksss
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/camillasparksss
Bandcamp: https://camillasparksss.bandcamp.com
Label: http://onthecamper.tumblr.com

 

Friday, February 22, 2019, 08:24 CET:

ORSAK:OSLO "s/t":

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Orsak:Oslo is a dark slow brew containing of psych, dystopian post-rock and trippy space blues. With their monolithic and melancholic instrumental pieces, this is music for the active listener.

Orsak:Oslo is a marriage between impulsive improv and thoughtful composition, later melodies and new harmonies are carefully woven in, layer by layer. With a reverence and underlying devotion to the aura and musical preconditions laid down from the start, the result is raw, unpolished and true.

Orsak:Oslo was founded by Christian from Gothenburg, Sweden and Øyvind from Olso, Norway. On the 1st of July 2014 they released their first EP Torggata Sway, named after the street where they had shared the flat. Soon after, they got a hold on Bjarne (keys then, now guitar). The final piece fit in 2016, when Peter joined on bass.

Now, less than 5 years after Torggata Sway, Orsak:Oslo has released 9 digital EPs. 6 of these tracks have been now compiled by German label Kapitän Platte as a sort of a best of – compilation.


Format: LP, CD
Label: Kapitän Platte
Distribution: Germany: Cargo, Benelux: Sonic Rendezvous, FR: Differ-Ant, AT: Hoanzl, CH: Irascible, IT: Andromeda, NO: Tiger, USA: A Thousand Arms
Genre: Post-Rock / Scandipsych
Release date: 29/03/2019

Links
Official: www.orsakoslo.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/orsakoslo
Bandcamp: https://orsakoslo.bandcamp.com
Label: http://kapitaen-platte.de

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