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

 

Friday, February 22, 2019, 08:21 CET:

From Another Mother "ATATOA":

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From Another Mother is a three-headed indie / math-rock band from Zagreb, Croatia. The song arrangements are characterized by multi- rhythmic grooves, sudden breakdowns, active dynamics, all covered with melodic guitar and vocals, influenced by the indie rock of Biffy Clyro, the math structures of The Dillinger Escape Plan and the energy of And So I Watch You From Afar.

On stage the trio is delivering the old-skool chaotic “Nirvana, Dillinger Escape Plan“ rock concerts. They are only three but no matter the stage and venue size, they are flying around the place. Their strongest trump is their live performing where the gap between the crowd and the band does not exist, all becomes one unity driven by music and positive vibrations. It is best described as extremely energetic, explosive yet controlled chaos with a friendly vibe.

In January 2017 From Another Mother released their debut album Epileptir which Muzika.hr, Croatian leading music portal, described as „alternative album of the year“. Now, in spring 2019 they will release the new album ATATOA on German record label Kapitän Platte.


Format: LP, CD, Digital
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: Indie/ Math-Rock
Release date: 22/03/2019

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

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 10:29 CET:

MICHAEL FEUERSTACK "Natural Weather":

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There is a clichéd way to say anything worth saying, so Michael Feuerstack simply looks for the scenic route and tries to enjoy the journey at the same time. On his latest full-length album, Natural Weather, the songwriter wanted to make something gentle and complex: a recording that celebrates music as a refuge from binary thinking - a means to seek wisdom in the grey areas.

Recorded at home, Natural Weather offers a deceptively rich palette. Most of the instrumentation is provided by Feuerstack, with Jeremy Gara on drums and violin cameos by Sarah Neufeld. The background singers also figure prominently: Camille Delean shadows Feuerstack in harmony, while Michelle Tompkins and Mike O’Brien glimmer in response.

This collection balances Feuerstack’s signature dark humour and empathic inquisitiveness as the songs relax into deep ambiguity around heavy themes: love, death, memory, age, mental illness, intimacy, and ambition.

Across almost 25 years, Michael Feuerstack has built an underground canon of crooked and beautiful songs. Aside from his own song-craft under his name and former alias Snailhouse, his reputation is also as an exceptional collaborator, producer and general facilitator of music. Mike has contributed to countless performances and recordings with the likes of The Luyas, Bell Orchestre, Camille Delean, Thus Owls, Paper Beat Scissors, Land of Talk, Julie Doiron, and many many more.


Tourdates
April 5 - Brussels, BE: La Maison des Musiques (dear.deer.records showcase)
April 16 - Torun, PL: Dwór Artusa
April 25 - Namur, DE: Brasserie Houppe *
April 26 - Kassel, DE: Sandershaus *
April 27 - Freiburg, DE: Bar am Funkeneck *
April 28 - Chemnitz, DE: Boden der Tatsachen *
April 29 - München, DE: Heppel & Ettlich *
April 30 Wiesbaden, DE: Wakker *
May 1 - Bamberg DE: Pizzini *
May 2 - Köln DE: Weltempfänger *
May 3 - Arnhem NL: Willemeen *
* w/ The Fire Harvest


Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Forward Music Group
Distribution: Broken Silence
Genre: Singer/ Songwriter
Release Date: 29/03/2019 (EU)

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

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 12:00 CET:

RADARE "Der Endless Dream":

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After four years of meticulous songwriting, Radare return with their fourth album titled Der Endless Dream. In contrast to their previous, self-recorded album Im Argen, the Wiesbaden and Leipzig-based band chose to record Der Endless Dream with Lari Eiden at Lunar City Studio in Darmstadt. The result is a sonic journey characterised by droning synths, soothing woodwind, and wailing guitars, for fans of Slint, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, and the soundtrack of Twin Peaks.

Der Endless Dream explores the confusion of adolescent desires in a collage of warm greys and dark earth tones, retaining the cinematic aspects of previous records, but exchanges the narrative focus for one more diverse and scenic.

Whilst the band’s debut album, Infinite Regress (2010), was an affair of heavy riffing and abrasive textures— a sound they moved away from on 2011’s Hyrule— it was their 2015 album, Im Argen (also released by Golden Antenna Records), which marked the fruition of a more contemplative sound dominated by Rhodes piano and brushed drums. Der Endless Dream is a further progression from that sound, being more guitar and synth-driven, and features an updated line-up of Fabian Bremer (guitars, synths), Henrik Eichmann (drums, clarinet), Jobst M. Feit (guitars, synths), and Dominik Fink. Fink replaces long- time band member Matthias Jurisch on bass and adds a different tonal color to the album with his saxophone.

Der Endless Dream was mixed by Henrik Eichmann and mastered by Harris Newman, the latter of whom has previously worked with bands such as Timber Timbre and Arcade Fire. The album features cover art and packaging designed by Fabian Bremer, and will be released on the 29th of March in all formats through Golden Antenna Records.

Tracklist
1. Loup de mer
2. Stalked
3. Eternal Love
4. Der Endless Dream
5. Who Put the Fear in You
6. Room
7. Second Son


Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Golden Antenna Records
Distribution: Broken Silence
Genre: Jazz/ Experimental
Release Date: 29/03/2019

Links
Official: http://radaremusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/radare
Bandcamp: https://radare.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.goldenantenna.com

 

Monday, February 11, 2019, 09:02 CET:

FUTURA MARGE "Vol.1":

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Futura Records is an independant French jazz label, created in 1969 by Gérard Terronès († 2017) and located in Paris, France. Most of the releases go back to recordings made in early 70's. The label has several brands / sub-labels offering different stylistic orientations: Futura GER (main stream and free jazz), Futura Swing (swing jazz), Futura Son (experimental), Futura Red (progressive rock) and Futura Voice (focus on vocals).

Atypeek Music and Futura Marge reissue this mythical catalog (Archie Shepp, Barney Willem, Michel Portal, Jacques Thollot, Roy Haynes, Abbey Lincoln, David Murray, Hilton Ruiz, Pepper Adams, Sunny Murray, Billy Harper, Stu Martin, Sonny Sharrock, Philly Joe Jones, Sam Rivers...) on all digital platforms and via Bandcamp. Discover many rare albums that are finally available to listen!


Format: Digital
Label: Atypeek Music / Futura Records
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 08/03/2019 (EU)

Links
Official: http://futuramarge.free.fr
Web: http://www.futuramarge.com/Futura_Marge.html
Bandcamp: https://futuramarge.bandcamp.com/album/futura-marge-vol-1
Label: http://www.atypeekmusic.com

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