Thursday, July 13, 2017, 10:32 CET:

TELEPATHY Europe Fall 2017:

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09.09 LILLE, LE BIPLAN (FR)
10.09 FREIBURG, WHITE RABBIT (DE)
12.09 VIENNA, VIPER ROOM (AT)
13.09 DRESDEN, BÄRENZWINGER (DE)
14.09 WÜRZBURG, IMMERHIN (DE)
15.09 BERLIN, SWAMP FEST (DE)
16.09 BRAUNSCHWEIG, NEXUS (DE)
17.09 MARBURG TBA (DE)
19.09 KÖLN, AZ KÖLN (DE)
20.09 HAMBURG, HAFENKLANG (DE)
21.09 SIEGEN, VORTEX MUSIC CLUB (DE)
22.09 OLTEN, COQ D’OR (CH)
23.09 WINTERTHUR, GASWERK (CH)
24.09 TBA
25.09 ANTWERP, MUSIC CITY (BE)
26.09 TBA
27.09 BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, CAFE HIJACK (FR)
8.10 MAMMOTHFEST, BRIGHTON (UK)
20.10 BRUSSELS, MAGASIN 4 (BE)
21.10 INTO THE VOID FESTIVAL, LEEUWARDEN (NL)
22.10 UTRECHT, dB’s (NL)

Telepathy are pleased to announce their return to the European mainland after the recent release of their critically acclaimed second album Tempest via Golden Antenna Records.

The tour will see them bring their cathartic and intense brand of instrumental to cities across France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.

In addition, the band have recently been announced for a handful of European Festivals including Mammothfest in the UK, Into the Void in the Netherlands, Berlin Swamp Fest in Germany and Haywire Festival in Romania.

Guitarist Richard Powley states: "We are incredibly excited about this next phase in the touring cycle for Tempest. After such an overwhelming response to Tempest from all over Europe, we can’t wait to get out on the road and play these new songs for you all."


Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/telepathyband
Bandcamp: https://telepathyband.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.goldenantenna.com

 

Friday, June 16, 2017, 10:07 CET:

UENO PARK - MANUEL ADNOT SOLO "Feu Clair/ Dix-Mille Yeux":

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Ueno Park is the solo project of Manuel Adnot.

As an avant-garde guitarist, improviser, composer, Manuel Adnot has created projects linking improvised music, pop and free-jazz, with such bands as April Fishes, Power Jazz trio Sidony Box or Progressive Metal band Aeris.

Recorded in a corridor, a church or in studio, Ueno Park's first album, called Feu Clair/ Dix- Mille Yeux, is a travel diary recorded during a year with only one instrument: a nylon guitar without any amp or any effects. This is back to basic acoustic music, just a simple relation between wood and body. The music is all improvised and inspired by places where it was recorded. The album contains spare influences of contemporary music or pop culture.

The album is also inspired by pianist Bill Evans' Conversations With Myself, namely an improvised series in overdubbing for guiding principles that one guitar is played on another without being listened before and so on (until four guitars). The album was produced by Amaury Cornut and is available on digital format via Atypeek Music and on vinyl through Tropare.


Format: Digital, LP
Label: Atypeek Music/ Tropare
Genre: Acoustic Guitar/ Experimental
Release Date: 07/07/2017 (EU)

Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/manueladnotsolo
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/manuel-adnot
Label: http://www.atypeekmusic.com

 

Friday, June 16, 2017, 10:05 CET:

SATHONAY "Lost A Home":

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Sathönay is a project of Nico Poisson, also a member of NED and founder of the label S.K Records. Mainly a solo one, this project is based on oriental music through the use of an electric Saz (Saz is a type of turkish lute, to be short), old drum machines and a lot of voice. From oriental music there is only the flavour, the songs can be more easily filed under vaguely pop psychedelia and a potpourri of experimental improv/ pych.

Since last year Sathönay created a little trio with François Virot on drums and Leo Grollemund on cello. The band started a larger electric psych-improvisational ensemble with Agathe Max on violin, Ciryl M, Antoine Khoury and Vincent Cuny.

Sathonay is the name of a square in our neighborhood where the trio likes to hang out. It is located in the métropole de Lyon in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Sathönay On est debout official video https://youtu.be/NvA5rYEARUQ


Format: Digital, LP
Label: Atypeek Music/ S.K. Records
Genre: Improv/ Psych/ Experimental
Release Date: 07/07/2017 (EU)

Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Sathönay-126880474149029/
Bandcamp: http://sathonay.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.atypeekmusic.com

 

Friday, June 16, 2017, 10:01 CET:

A SHAPE "Inlands":

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Why you should listen to noise rock? What is noise rock at all? Good questions and finally there is no answer. I can only say that I am constantly looking for originality, marginality and moreover creativity. A Shape has totally succeeded to wound me with their ingenuity or their pure ingenuity. Usually people say that noise rock is nonsense. Me when I play like this, it never sounds as much structured and elaborated as noise rock ... because noise rock is an organized chaos. What can happen when you mix a bit of Heliogabale (Sasha Andres) a bit of Emboe (Emmanuel Bœuf) and some young wolves with sharp teeth. Then nothing better to derail the machine than to be surrounded by Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) for the mix, Johannes Buff (Thurston Moore, Zombie Zombie) for the sound recording and the mastering by Patrick Klem. So, Our band plays noise rock. Simple as that.


Format: Digital, CD, LP
Label: Atypeek Music/ Jelodanti Records
Genre: Noise-Rock
Release Date: 07/07/2017 (EU)

Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ashapemusic
Bandcamp: https://ashape.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_a_shape_
Label: http://www.atypeekmusic.com

 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 10:12 CET:

CA "MTPCAMSDAGJQJSLV":

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ÇA is a math rock trio from Lyon. With members of Maria Magdalena, Retropolis and Cosmos Project, the band redefines the limits of Math Rock with their own way of seeing this style. Astonishing rhythms, inventive compositions and hard parts are the way they took, and it's a really good one.

Ça begins by someone who chimes out onomatopoeia in a syncopated rhythm. Ça continues with intruments which have different rhythms. Ça stops. Ça restarts. Ça varies the rhythm. Ça takes a break. Ça imposes its technical skills while remaining very melodic.

Ça is a demanding mix between crazy noise and chaotic math-rock. Ça would be similar has Welldone Dumboyz. However, Ça makes a very good music that brings out the best in the instruments. Ça gives the impression that the band likes their instruments and wants to bring out the best of them: Ça has a clear guitar song, a bass which grooves and a well- sounding snare drum. Ça could then do everything it wants with its compositions because it would be accessible and smooth for our ears.

Ça swings! Ça moves! Ça shakes! Ça surprises! Ça goes wild sometimes... Ça increases the volume! Ça calms things down. Finally, Ça restarts until the end of the disc.

Ça is a trio from St-Etienne (France) and has just released a nice all-white digipack named 24615. Ça, that's good!


Format: Digital, CD
Label: Atypeek Music/ Vox Project
Genre: Math-Rock
Release Date: 16/06/2017 (EU)

Links
Album stream: https://youtu.be/ZZAbcdnku3A
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccedillea
Bandcamp: https://ecouteca.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.atypeekmusic.com

 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 10:10 CET:

TOMBOUCTOU "Ceiling Coast":

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The acts of Incubuses and Succubuses are so numerous that we would be careless to deny them Saint Augustine warned us in his Summa Theologiae De Civitate Dei. Beware of misfortune for those who would turn away from the last album of Tombouctou, a trio born in 2015 in the depths of the noise scene from Lyon. For, like demons crouching in the dampness of moonless nights, its manners are as evocative as its mordant intentions.

Behind its title, promising escape with a rope around your neck rather than a flower in teeth – an ambivalence increased by the ghostly watercolours of the illustrator Gaëlle Loth), Ceiling Coast doesn’t only profane the Holy scriptures of geometrically variable amplified music but also reaches asymmetry, dissonance, roughness - ingredients characterizing Alex’s meandering fingering in his instrumental trio Torticoli. Co-released by the labels Carogna records, Atypeek Music and Cheap satanism (guili guili goulag, Joy as a toy, Marilyn Rambo) it does it with an incredible power. A literal power developed by the tireless Johanny behind his drums. But also the power of Lisa’s evocative vocals -incantatory or threatening in turns- a harpy of ill omen hidden under the curves of a comely Pythia, making these six tracks sound like great mythological tales – but somehow corrupted - as if Nina Hagen recited Homer surrounded by one of Howard Shore’s soundtracks. The band – committed to improvisation when they started- have never hidden a fanciful ambition. ‘Our ambition is to tell and embody electric stories. We want to find a new combination of live energy and melodic flexibility thanks to narrative devices that take time’. When legend is more beautiful than real, it seems suitable to print it. With Ceiling Coast, that is what Tombouctou does right on our tympanic membranes.


Format: Digital, CD, LP
Label: Atypeek Music/ Carogna Records
Genre: Noise/ Post-Punk
Release Date: 16/06/2017 (EU)

Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Tombouctou69
Bandcamp: http://tombouctou.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.atypeekmusic.com

 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 10:07 CET:

CHANTAL MORTE "Mental Short":

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Chantal Morte: An atypical style

Gothic RnB, le Blues de Plomb, Bat Cave de Chat, Cold Wave Folk These are all names that have been used to describe Chantal Morte the Greatest Anti Rock band of this stupid modern age. Chantal Morte is made of the sounds of two diffrent musicians Mika Chantal & Roco Morte. Their rythms, anti rythms, words, beats, and distortions are mixed together live on stage, ( in the perfect dosage )like some kind of incredible sauce cocktail of God that has dripped from the sky and can now be heard live in concert, or on compact disc. Don't hesitate for one minute to do like so many people already have and go to hear this extrordinary band rock in ways you never knew possible...


Format: Digital, CD, LP
Label: Atypeek Music/ Animal Biscuit
Genre: Blues / Experimental / Noise
Release Date: 16/06/2017 (EU)

Links
Full album stream: https://youtu.be/t_1tEwh4_2E
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Chantal-Morte-182869001768584/
Bandcamp: http://chantalmorte.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.atypeekmusic.com

 

Monday, May 08, 2017, 10:58 CET:

BISON "Your Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient":

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You are not the ocean. You do not orchestrate a beautiful cacophony of life and death, struggle and destruction, creation and dependance. You are not the sole reason for the existence of a nation of creatures to live and abide your stark and simple rules. You are not married to the moon. You do not allow the constellations to be your map. You do not destroy cities and drown their citizens. You do not embrace land's golden hem as your child, with calm and tenderness. You do not crash and spray craggy shores with fury and passion. You are not unstoppable. You are not powerful. You are not necessary.

You are the patient. You are controlled. You are cared for, out of duty. You are maintained with medicines and examinations. You are met with cold hands and protocol. Your most intimate self is put on a form. You are questioned about pains and thoughts. You are dependent on those with knowledge. You are helpless. You are tired and bed ridden. You do no harm and you do not help. You are monitored and caged. You are kept away from others. You are contaminated. You are sick. You are keeping yourself sick. You do not know how to recover. You do not want to recover. You do not know what recovery is.

Vancouver metal veterans BISON are making a devastating return with their brand new album titled You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient; already a serious contender for the album title of the year award. After 2012's Lovelessness, the four-piece's last album for Metal Blade Records, the band was joined by Shane Clark on bass, former lead guitarist of 3 INCHES OF BLOOD. The EP 1000 Needles, released in 2014, already hinted atwhat to expect from their 5th full length album: a thundering opus of epic filth and splendor.

"It was important that the songs fit together to tell a bit of a story“, guitarist and vocalist James Farwell explains. „A story of a new life and escaping the city, while still being tethered to it. Life is a constant fight, and though I have taken the fight to a more natural and beautiful place, that struggle still persists. This is an album of daily living. It is for everyone."

While Lovelessness was recorded in Chicago by Sanford Parker (Yob, Pelican, Nachtmystium), the band decided to record this new album in their hometown, with long time friend Jesse Gander at Rain City Recorders. "I wanted to also steep myself in music that was not necessarily heavy in the obvious sense, so I was listening to lots of blues while writing the album: Peter Green, Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf. There was also lots of instrumental rock music playing on my long commutes to Vanceouver for work and rehearsals“, James Farwell comments, and guitarist and vocalist Dan And adds: "The new songs still sound like 'us,' whatever that means, but we aren't concerned with shying away from whatever influences creep up. The older we get and the longer we play together, the less we give a shit about trying to sound like anything in particular".


Format: LP/ CD/ Digital
Label: Pelagic Records
Distribution: Cargo
Genre: Sludge Metal
Release Date: 23/06/2017

Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bisonbc
Bandcamp: http://bison.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.pelagic-records.com

 

Thursday, May 04, 2017, 16:28 CET:

PAPER BEAT SCISSORS "All We Know":

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Over the last decade the project of Montreal’s dislocated Brit Tim Crabtree has consistently pleased critics on both sides of the Atlantic and the new EP brings a deeper sense of maturity in its content and execution.

Crabtree says that the themes in the record revealed themselves to him slowly:

I don’t always realize what is preoccupying me, thematically, until after a project is completed. I was thinking back over the songs, and realized that the word “know” turned up in every song on the EP – more than that, it was in half of the titles, even the Weather Station cover.

He feels that “the EP is about “knowing” and what this means – as humans we’re so fickle and fallible, and the idea of truly “knowing” anything with any kind of certainty just seemed impossible and ridiculous to me. And yet, we can only act, individually and collectively, based on what we think we know.”

Musically the EP moves away from the broad cast of characters that pepper 2015’s Go On to be very centred around a core band of Crabtree (voice and guitar) JJ Ipsen (Hayden) on bass and Marshall Bureau (Great Lake Swimmers) on drums. Crabtree says that this wasn’t, at least at first, intentional on his part.
I initially set out to record an acoustic EP. On the final day in the studio JJ and Marshall came by, mainly to hang out, but we decided to see if there were some spots that would benefit from some drums and bass. Within a few minutes of them starting to play it became evident to me that I had to rethink everything and have them more deeply involved in the project. We started over and it turned into much more of a band record”.

Recorded mainly in rural Ontario with Andy Magoffin (longtime engineer for Great Lake Swimmers) and Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire)’s Skybarn studio the broad musical palette present on prior Paper Beat Scissors is expanded once more. Long-time collaborators Pietro Amato (the Luyas, Bell Orchestre - French horn) and Sebastian Chow (Islands – violin) are joined by new in the shape of the aching viola of Pemi Paull and Andy Magoffin’s alto horn contributions on Didn’t Know with Crabtree adding piano, clarinet, and baritone saxophone to round things out.

Paper Beat Scissors European Tour 2017
May 28 - Bocholt, Germany, Vogelhaus
May 29 - Hamburg, Germany, Molotow
May 30 - Mainz, DE: Schon Schön
May 31 - Cologne, DE: Weltempfanger
June 1 - Münster, Germany, Gleis 22
June 3 - Vienna, AT: Haus Der Musik
June 4 - Augsburg, Germany, Bedroom Disco
June 5 - Munich, Germany, Theatron Pfingstfestival
June 7 - Regensburg, Germany, Heimat Regensburg
June 8 - Prague, Czech, Potrvá
June 9 - Karlsruhe, DE: Substage
June 10 - Orbe, CH: Hessel
June 11 - Allschwill, CH: Out in the Green festival
June 12 - Paris, FR - Le Pop In (SOLO)


Format: CD, Digital
Label: Forward Music Group
Distribution: Broken Silence
Genre: Indie Folk
Release Date: 02/06/2017

Links
Official: http://www.paperbeatscissors.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/paperbeatscissors
Bandcamp: https://paperbeatscissors.bandcamp.com
Label: http://forwardmusicgroup.com

 

Wednesday, May 03, 2017, 14:14 CET:

THE SOUNDBYTE "Solitary IV":

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Led by the visionary musician Trond Engum, composer and guitarist for Norwegian experimental band The 3rd and The Mortal, The Soundbyte is a solo venture intended to pierce the dark heart of avant-garde and experimental metal.

Since their formation in 1998 in Trondheim, Norway, The Soundbyte has become an unstoppable vehicle for creative exploration and one which has found Engum drawing on a myriad of outsider influences ranging from Norwegian folk, electro-acoustic and ambient forms of progressive and post- rock. In collaboration with fellow The 3rd and The Mortal member and accomplished drummer Rune Hoemsnes, in addition to the central line up for Solitary IV – their fourth full-length installment and first for new label Temple of Torturous Records – the album also consists of contributions from several excellent guest musicians, including amongst others the expressive vocal styling of singers Tone Åse and Kirsti Huke.

Built almost entirely around Engum’s unique guitar sound, Hoemsnes’ signature rhythms and haunting and ethereal vocal work The Soundbyte has created what is undoubtedly their finest work to date and 2017’s most progressively breathtaking record. Solidifying the duo’s off-kilter vision for sonic expression and paying painstaking attention to every detail, it is a multifaceted endeavor designed for constant re- visitation and one that will reward listeners time and time again.

Recorded by Engum himself, co-mixed with Michael Tibes (Helloween, Kamelot) and mastered by Neil Pickles (Piano Interrupted, Fernandez 4), Solitary IV by The Soundbyte will be released on 30th June via ToT Records as a deluxe digipack with a limited LP release to follow this Autumn.

Tracklist
1. Fanfare

2. Descending
3. North

4. Lamentations
5. Floating

6. Estranged
7. Solitary


Artist: The Soundbyte
Title: Solitary IV
Format: CD, Digital
Label: Temple Of Torturous
Distribution: Cargo Records, UK: Plastic Head, Switzerland: NonStopMusic, Benelux: Sonic Rendezvous, North America: RED Music
Genre: Experimental Metal, Dark Folk
Release Date: 30/06/2017

Links
Official: http://thesoundbyte.com
Label: http://www.templeoftorturous.com

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