Monday, August 05, 2019, 10:55 CET:

KENNETH MINOR "On My Own":

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Kenneth Minor presents his third, previously unreleased, album. After two highly-acclaimed longplayers In That They Can Not Help It (2010) and Phantom Pain Reliever (2017), performances at home and abroad (from Wiesbaden to London) and the Innocent Award 2017 in the category "Best Singer Songwriter“ in his pocket, Kenneth Minor introduces his probably most multi-facetted album under the title On My Own, without losing the common theme: stomping folk blues, picking wrested from the fingertips, swamp, warm, fuzzy and soulful electric guitar riffs with punk attitude and incisive slide guitar, minimalist style, relaxed folk, idiosyncratic beat in a contemporary sound design - without appearing clichéd. His melodious character voice, supported by harmonious choir singing, oscillates between fragile expressiveness and self-assured announcements, paints poetic-linguistic images of the inner and outer world and spans the contentual arc between autobiographical experience and social criticism.

Tracklist
1. Age Of Reason
2. Fed Up
3. Wrap Up A Deal
4. On My Own
5. True
6. Happy Man
7. Bad Conscience Blues
8. Breach
9. Hidden Berries
10. Dash Of Sadness
11. Girl From Berlin
12. My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)


Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Unique Records
Distribution: Groove Attack/ Rough Trade/ Believe Digital
Genre: Indie Folk / Singer-Songwriter
Release date: 04/10/2019

Links
Official: http://kennethminor.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kennethminormusic
Bandcamp: https://kennethminor.bandcamp.com
Label: http://unique-rec.com

 

Thursday, June 06, 2019, 11:20 CET:

ALWANZATAR "Helsfyr Terminal Ekspress"

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Alwanzatar is a one man project featuring Krizla of Norwegian cult heroes Tusmørke. Helsfyr Terminal Ekspress is the third album by Alwanzatar, it features six pieces of cosmic synthesizer music containing flute, drum machines, analog and digital sound sources and loads of tape echo. Under the Alwanzatar moniker, Krizla is creating extraterrestrial world music with his flute, incantations, synthesisers and electronics. Helsfyr Terminal Ekspress is a traveller's bag of earcandy to enjoy on a bus ride into the nether regions of space.

Helsfyr Terminal Ekspress refers to a bus service whose route passed the now derelict rehearsal rooms at Ulven, Oslo, where the first Alwanzatar tapes were recorded seven years ago. Later on, strangely, this service disappeared from any bus schedule. However, the present album are the tracks that Krizla would like to listen to while riding that bus, speeding on its way to the terminal hellfire.


Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Apollon Records
Distribution: Plastic Head Distribution
Genre: Synth, Electronic, Kosmische
Release Date: 21/06/2019

Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alwanzatar
Bandcamp: https://alwanzatar.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.apollonrecords.no

 

Wednesday, June 05, 2019, 11:19 CET:

MAGIC PIE " Fragments Of The 5th Element":

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Magic Pie has become a household name for prog fans around the world with their blend of classic prog and 70's hard rock inspired by bands such as Dream Theater, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Kansas, Deep Purple, Yes, etc. Fronted by band leader and guitar maestro Kim Stenberg, the band are known for their epic, energetic, melodic and sometimes heavy prog rock with splendid vocal harmonies and great musicianship.

Fragments of the 5th Element is Magic Pie’s long awaited 5th album, made up from 5 tracks showcasing the band’s very diverse influences. On this record, they have tried to steer clear of the sterile perfection which modern prog bands have a tendency to get caught up in – and have gone for a slightly more unpolished sound, a bit rough in the edges. A little more ‘bite’.

From the bombastic and genre-defying opener The Man Who Had It All to the epic 23 minute album closed The Hedonist, this album has Magic Pie firing on all cylinders! It’s safe to say that it has definitely been worth the wait.


Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Karisma Records
Distribution: Soulfood (Germany), Plastic Head (International)
Genre: Progressive Rock
Release Date: 30/08/2019

Links
Official: http://www.magicpie.no
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MagicPieOfficial
Bandcamp: https://magicpie.bandcamp.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/magicpieband
Label: http://www.karismarecords.no

 

Monday, June 03, 2019, 11:22 CET:

WARMRAIN "Back Above The Clouds":

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Back Above The Clouds is the highly anticipated debut album from Warmrain. The band’s first release, a four-track EP Absent Friends (2011), was described in Prog magazine as "a thoughtful calling card... A stately affair that shows some Floyd influences." Since then Warmrain have been out of the spotlight, quietly crafting the intense and deeply personal double album. Conceived and written by Leon J Russell, Back Above The Clouds is based on a true story, "adapted", according to Russell, "to appeal to everyone. As human beings, we all share in the universal experience of heart-breaking loss, and during the after-effects we have to discover coping mechanisms that will give us the strength to rebuild ourselves and our lives." The concept was brought to life by guitarist Matthew Lerwill and bassist Simon Bradshaw, with Russell handling vocals, guitar and drums, and tells how the person who lived through this story kept a series of journals, documenting the thoughts and feelings they were experiencing. Back Above The Clouds is made up solely of extracts from these journals.

Because of the universal nature of such a story, there are plans to widen its horizons so that it is not only told through words and music, but also through videos, photographs, illustrations and infographics via social media platforms. "There isn’t a single person who doesn’t know what it feels like to experience loss", explains Russell, "and I see this as a healing aid, if you like, something people can engage with and not feel alone". Back Above The Clouds will be preceded by a new EP. The lead track Here Comes The Rain Again, a sublime interpretation of Eurythmics’ song, appears in edited form, and will be accompanied by a stunning 4K video, shot at Dorchester Abbey on 20 February and featuring guest musicians Craig Blundell on drums and John Mitchell playing keyboards. The EP is completed by three non-album tracks Shadow-Line Paradigm, Keep Going and Clock Watching Pt.1, Pt.2 & Pt.3 written specifically for the release. The full seven-minute version of Here Comes The Rain Again will be included on Back Above The Clouds as a bonus track. A must have for fans of Pink Floyd, Steven Wilson and Anathema.


Format: 2xCD, Digital
Label: Rain Recordings
Distribution: Plastic Head Distribution
Genre: Progressive Rock
Release Date: 07/06/2019

Links
Official: http://warmrainband.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/warmrainofficial
Instagram: hhtp://www.instagram.com/warmrainband
Pre-order: https://warmrain.lnk.to/backabovetheclouds

 

Monday, June 03, 2019, 09:30 CET:

MOOP "s/t":

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MOOP is a crazy animal. Mixing metal heaviness with contempory jazz improv, MOOP plays a singular music, strong, full of break, meditative, even poetic.

It hints and blares an hybrid «brutal jazz», with complex rythms. Two robust baryton saxophones support the lucid aberrations of a guitar reminding Robert Fripp's obsessions and tripping drums.

The band is based in Poitiers, Paris and Périgueux (France), where they mostly play live with math-rock bands (Sec, Piscine, Kouma...) or Jazz artists (Thomas de Pourquery, Magnetic Ensemble).

MOOP was created by the saxophonist William Brandy in 2011. The same titled debut was recorded during summer 2016 and came out originally in September 2017 but will be now released via Tonzonen Records in a limited edition of 300 copies on colored marbled vinyl with a gatefold cover.


Format: LP/ Digital
Label: Tonzonen Records
Distribution: H'Art
Genre: Jazz-Improv/ Metal
Release Date: 12/07/2019

Links
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moopercrew
Bandcamp: https://moopercrew.bandcamp.com
Label Official: https://www.tonzonen.de

 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 10:08 CET:

MOUTH "Past Present Future":

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With their second album Vortex (2017, released by BluNoise Records under the direction of Guido Lucas) German Mouth already attracted attention and was very well received by fans and the press with their cool vintage sound.

After the death of Lucas Mouth signed to Tonzonen Records and released the exciting and highly acclaimed album Floating (2018).

Unfortunately the band had to deal with a heavy fate again. After a long and serious illness Mouth bass player Gerald Kirsch died shortly after the release of the album.

It was definitely time for a break.

In March 2019, the band announced that they had found a new bass player in Thomas Johnen and will make their live comeback at the Krach am Bach Festival (Beelen).

Just in time for summer, a comeback release from Mouth in form of a beautiful limited edition 10" (300 copies, pink vinyl) will be released again with Tonzonen Records. Titled Past Present Future, the new EP features 4 previously unreleased tracks in best retro-mouth rock style, mastered by Eroc


Format: 10"/ Digital
Label: Tonzonen Records
Distribution: H'Art
Genre: Retro-Prog, Krautrock
Release Date: 14/06/2019

Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mouthsound
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/mouthprog
Bandcamp: https://mouthprog.bandcamp.com
Label Official: https://www.tonzonen.de

 

Monday, May 27, 2019, 09:45 CET:

LECHE MOI "A6":

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French Lèche Moi is a pair of post punk electro rock tongues. A beat box and a banjo. A long tall blond girl with a strong velvety voice and a bald guy with a deep voice. Romanticism, rage and spleen. The light at the end of the tunnel. There's darkness in the sky but there's joy in sex. Feverish music, lick me, kiss me black. And on Sundays, there's a pretty little knife hiding in your sleeve. drums.


Artist: Lèche Moi
Title: A6
Format: Digital / CD / Vinyl
Labels: Atypeek Music / Araki Records
Genre: Post-Punk/ Dark Electro
Release date: Out now (June 2019)

Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lechemoii
Bandcamp: https://leche-moi.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.atypeekmusic.com

 

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

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