Monday, May 27, 2019, 09:36 CET:

MOODIE BLACK "MB I I I. V MICHOA":

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Known as pioneers of the new era noise rap scene Moodie Black has snuggly nestled themselves into alt rap lore. Over a decade strong Moodie Black has earned a reputation of being harshly uncompromising while showcasing their affinity for mood and atmosphere.

«Noise rap pioneers» Moodie Black, called «brilliant and formidable» (Noisey), will release MB I I I. V MICHOA, another EP after third installment MB III, in a series of breakout EPs that began with MB which caught the attention of Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop) and led to their signing with label Fake Four Inc. Standout tracks «Hipster Death», «Crow», and «Totem» from the first two EPs are lauded by the group’s fanbase as cult classics.

The new EP MB I I I. V MICHOA is no exception, with Moodie Black referring to it as their «freshest work since Nausea.» The group’s most recent record Lucas Acid was released on Fake Four Inc. in April of 2018 and landed press features in OUT, Bandcamp, and Self- Titled Mag. Lead vocalist Kdeath says the new EP is also the precursor to the next full length record to be released this fall via Fake Four - Moodie Black S T A T I C.


Format: Digital, CD, LP
Label: Atypeek Music/ Fake Four Inc. / Rotorelief
Genre: Noise/ Rap
Release Date: Out now (June 2019)

Links
Official: www.moodieblack.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/moodieblackdeath
Bandcamp: https://moodieblackdeath.bandcamp.com
Atypeek Music: www.atypeekmusic.com
Fake Four Inc.: http://fakefourinc.com
Rotorelief: https://rotorelief.com

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 10:52 CET:

DEATHCRUSH "Megazone":

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Oslo, Norway's legendary Deathcrush is finally here with their debut album. Neither nostalgic or history-less, Megazone soundtracks the present day mess we’ve made for us selves.

The name Megazone might be referencing the 90s lazer tag game, or MegaZone23 - the Japanese animated TV-series or its 2000s video game version, to which the Matrix bears strong similarities. Maybe it’s a very Deathcrush way of (lazer-)pointing to Descartes’ Evil Demon, where the perceived world might be a comprehensive illusion created to deceive us. Maybe it is a rally cry. A status report? Maybe the songs are all questions we should be able to answer by now.

The lyrics on Megazone can often be interpreted both interpersonal and as a comment on current and recurring issues. With titles like EGO, Dumb and State of the Union - ignorance, the games we play, how where and to whom we’re born affects us and self-righteous egoism are recurring themes.

Deathcrush has played festivals like Roskilde (DK), Øya (NO), Iceland Airwaves (ISL), Nowe Horyzonty (PL) and The Great Escape (UK), venues like Sheperds Bush Empire and Club NME at Koko in London, and shared stages with Mayhem, Trentemøller, Dillinger Escape Plan, Battles, Refused and Sleigh Bells amongst others.


Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Apollon Records
Distribution: Plastic Head Distribution
Genre: Noise/ Acid Punk/ No-Wave
Release Date: 31/05/2019

Links
Official: http://www.deathcrush.no
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/deathcrushbaby
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/deathcrushbaby/
Bandcamp: https://deathcrush.bandcamp.com/album/megazone
Label: http://www.apollonrecords.no

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 09:46 CET:

WARMRAIN "Here Comes The Rain Again":

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UK progressive rock band Warmrain are back with a new CD EP featuring as its lead track Here Comes The Rain Again, a new line-up, and a new performance video of the title track filmed in the illustrious setting of Dorchester Abbey.

The EP’s four songs demonstrate – and assert – that this stunning British band know exactly how to deliver high- quality compositions and will leave any discerning lover of prog without any doubt that Warmrain have an extremely bright future ahead of them.

Taking the left field decision to cover a well-known classic British hit single of yesteryear Warmrain have delivered their own truly epic interpretation of this much-loved classic and have cleverly re-interpreted it to completely make it their own.

Drummer Craig Blundell – a name well-known to fans of Steven Wilson and Steve Hackett –had no hesitation in guesting on the title track. His one-word response upon hearing the demo was “genius”. Here Comes The Rain Again is a must have for fans of Pink Floyd; the comparisons will be clear, due to an obviously shared heritage and the stunning musical quality. The EP is completed by three new songs Shadow-Line Paradigm, Keep Going and Clock Watching Pt.1, Pt.2 & Pt.3 written specifically for this release, and across the board Warmrain have delivered a well-constructed and beautifully played collection of songs that will appeal both to fans of progressive rock and to those who appreciate stylish music of any genre.


Format: CD, Digital
Label: Rain Recordings
Distribution: Plastic Head Distribution
Genre: Progressive Rock
Release Date: 17/05/2019

Links
Official: http://warmrainband.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/warmrainofficial
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/warmrainband
Order: https://warmrain.lnk.to/herecomestherainagain

 

Thursday, May 02, 2019, 10:41 CET:

Welcome Inside The Brain "Queen Of Day Flies":

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Founded in 2015, German Psychedelic Progressive quintet Welcome Inside The Brain released a self-titled EP in the same year, in an edition of 500 copies, which was sold out very quickly. The five-piece then played numerous shows and supported Banned From Utopia, Frank Zappa's original band, in autumn 2016. In spring of 2017 the band went on tour in France. Afterwards they played club shows with big names like Birth Control or Siena Root. In autumn 2017 Welcome Inside The Brain shot their first music video for the song Snails On Speed/ Buddha In A Bottle, a track that is featured on the first album Celebrate The Depression which was released at the end of 2017 by Nasoni Records.

Select reviews compared the band to artists like King Crimson or David Bowie. Numerous radio stations in Canada, USA, UK and Poland aired the album intensely, and even German national radio Deutschlandfunk Kultur highlighted the yet young band. Meanwhile Welcome Inside The Brain are booked at festivals like Fusion, Burg Herzberg, Magnificient Music Festival etc.

The new album Queen Of The Day Flies will be due out on Tonzonen Records on May 24, 2019 on all formats.


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

Links
Official: http://www.welcome-inside-the-brain.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WelcomeInsideTheBrain
Bandcamp: https://welcomeinsidethebrain.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.tonzonen.de

 

Thursday, May 02, 2019, 10:39 CET:

RATURE "Les Oublies d'Okpoland":

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Rature is a duo of vocals, drums and machines. The French duo is strongly influenced by hip- hop and navigates between rock, punk, trance and free-jazz. Damien sings and plays the drums. His singing is inspired by rap flows, while leaving room for vocal improvisation. He sings in "yaourt" (he simply pretends to speak english, creating an original sound).
After 29 erreurs (2009) and Boulevard Des Gros (2010), the message on third album Les Oubliés d'Okpoland is above all in the musical intentions, but also not excluding words, sentences and sometimes even some meaning. Sébastien plays the "virus" synthesizer with his left hand and the drums with the rest of his beautiful body. His playing varies between hip-hop instruments, triggered drums and raw drums.


Format: Digital, CD, LP
Label: Atypeek Music
Genre: Rap/ Spoken Word Dub/ Avant-rock
Release Date: 24/05/2019 (EU)

Links
Band page: http://atypeekmusic.com/Rature.html
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1S3Z3ojN1eAhkXETU6GpPk
Label: http://www.atypeekmusic.com

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 10:13 CET:

MANU LOUIS "Cream Parade":

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Manu Louis is Belgian, lives in Berlin and escapes from winter in Spain. He travels with a village of electronic instruments and video projections from popstars or animals to deliver passionate performances that eventually switches gears into an impromptu discotheque that gets the audience moving.
His music mixes high and low culture to create provocative and decontextualized juxtapositions. His general blueprint remains the same throughout all of his efforts, but the ingredients he uses may vary: from dissident chanson française, genial dilettante, avant-garde composer, new beat, old hit, art-pop & hard bop.

Cream Parade, his new album is a disoriented walk led by synthetiseurs. It will be released in May 2019 on Igloo Records and will follow Kermesse Machine (2017) his first album. The last two years he performed at over 200 festivals and clubs across Europe and Asia.

Apart from his solitariy activities, the last years Manu Louis also composed music for the 30 piece ensemble Orchestra Vivo, L’Orchestre de chamber Liège, Plastic Fanfare (a group of 200winds & percussions), Spanish artist Escif and chinese band Dawanggang.

On the new album Cream Parade Manu’s voice gives words to a narrator obsessed by social and existential disorientation. This parade is conducted by the Unnamable, a nebulous shadow, a cream made of a President’s organ check-up, a love song about data storage, Internet kissing goodbye to the human race, or rebirthing as a tardigrade.

Cream Parade consists of a variety of dance hits, ballads and short instrumentals. The dancier songs are led by a tight groove of robotic synthesizers and hiphopping marching bands. It’s funny, funky but anxious too. Ballads and short instrumentals are used as a 20th century lyricism reminder, working as a sentimental counterpoint to the computer’s dance. Like always in Manu’s music, a groovy Wagner ghost is hiding somewhere.

The album was recorded and produced in Berlin, mixed by Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider T.M.) and masterised by Rashad Becker. Extra human flavour can be heard with London singer Heidi Heidelberg, wild saxophonist Greg Tirtiaux, electronic church organist Adi Gelbart and Brazilian percussionist Nylo Canella.


Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Igloo Records
Distribution: Broken Silence (GAS), Socadisc (France)
Genre: Experimental Pop
Release Date: 10/05/2019

Links
Official: http://www.louislouis.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/louislouis.org
Bandcamp: https://manulouis.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.igloorecords.be

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 10:10 CET:

SOFY MAJOR "Total Dump":

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Sofy Major's new album Total Dump is the latest testament of the band's ability to explore and evolve without losing its identity. Here, the french rockers deliver what is undoubtedly their best songs to date. Obviously, every band will say that about their new record: but Sofy Major means it, as the making of Total Dump was everything but an easy road. Shit happens, and sometimes it happens big time, whether it is on a personal or global level; hence the title... But the history of Sofy Major has always been filled with obstacles and setbacks to overcome and this time, the band could rely on a rejuvenated and solidified line-up to gut it out and enjoy a fruitful creative process. All of this showed once they entered the studio, where sound wizard Dave Curran (Unsane, Big Business) perfectly captured the magic. And it will show on stage, where the band can't wait to get back on, eager for more after hundreds of shows across Europe, the UK and theUSA, alongside the likes of Unsane, Pigs, Baroness, Big Business, Kylesa, etc.


Format: Digital, CD, LP
Label: Atypeek Music / Solar Flare / Deadlight Entertainment / Antena Krzyku/ Corpse Flower Records
Genre: Noise Rock/ Hardcore
Release Date: Out now

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

 

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

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