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

 

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 14:00 CET:

HELHEIM "Rignir":

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For well over two decades Helheim have represented their Norse heritage through their music and their lyrics, with an authenticity and an integrity that is frequently diluted within the so-called "Viking" genres. With Rignir, their 10th full length, the band again turned to their heritage when writing the poems that form the lyrics for the album, drawing inspiration from the ljóðaháttr, an Old Norse alliterative verse form used largely in the Eddas.

As to the actual subject matter of Rignir, which translated means Rain, Helheim explain: "This time around we have been very inspired by the local weather of Bergen. The autumn and winter seasons can summon the darkest of feelings within oneself, and this backdrop served as the fertilizer that would germinate the seeds of our lyrical ideas. Exploring the darkness of nature as something that can be seen, as well as sensed, it became a canvas where the pen drew words that rose from the depths of solemnity and alienation. Although each track depicts an ever-growing intensity of suffering and loss, there’s still a dialogue on how to maintain some sort of sanity or inner peace."

Rignir sees Helheim continue to push boundaries. By maintaining the trademark harsh vocals of the past, whist developing the use of clean vocals and expanding the use of harmonies, reminiscent of bands such as Seigmen and the early works of Ulver, the album expands the vocal range of V’gandr and H’grimnir. The result is intriguing, yet familiar, and unmistakably Helheim.

Carrying further the use of orchestral percussion of past releases, Rignir boast soaring guitars, atmosphere and heavy riffs, all underpinned by the signature drumming style of Hrymr. Take everything that made landawarijaR great and double it! Helheim remains heavy, progressive, atmospheric and unique.

To commemorate the release, Helheim will embark on a full European tour entitled Strange Rain together with Vulture Industries, fronted by the bands long-time producer Bjørnar E. Nilsen, and label mates Madder Mortem. Together they form a package perfectly representing the width and uniqueness of the Norwegian metal scene.

Tracklist
1. Rignir
2. Kaldr
3. Hagl
4. Snjóva
5. Ísuð
6. Vindarblástr
7. Stormviðri
8. Vetrarmegin


Format: 2xLP, CD, Digital
Label: Dark Essence Records
Distribution: Soulfood (Germany), Plastic Head (International)
Genre: Viking Metal
Release Date: 26/04/2019

Links
Official: http://www.helheim.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway
Bandcamp: https://helheim.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.darkessencerecords.no

 

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 12:30 CET:

LUCY IN BLUE "In Flight":

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The Icelandic rock/metal scene has been thriving the past years, but we haven’t seen too many psychedelic and progressive rock bands yet. So, let us introduce Lucy In Blue, a young quartet who really has made a great northern sounding blend inspired by the early work of Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Camel and the great psychedelic and progressive masters of the late 60’s/early 70’s.

Formed in 2013, Lucy In Blue released their self-titled debut album via Bandcamp in 2016, and, since then, the band's young lineup of Arnaldur Ingi Jonsson on keyboards and vocals, Kolbeinn Þorsson on drums, Matthias Hlifar Mogensen on bass and vocals, and Steinþor Bjarni Gislason on guitar and vocals have been stunning crowds in their native Iceland with their soaring guitar solos and intense build-ups that take the listener for a ride through the psychedelic soundscapes and the progressive song writing styles of the 1970’s.

Lucy In Blue has a unique take on early psychedelic prog rock, and it’s a pleasure to invite you to go In Flight with them.

Lucy In Blue will play a release show at the Roadburn Festival 2019.

Tracklist
1. Alight, pt 1
2. Alight, pt 2
3. Respire
4. Matricide
5. Nuverandi
6. Tempest
7. In Flight
8. On Ground


Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Karisma Records
Distribution: Soulfood (Germany), Plastic Head (International)
Genre: Psychedelic Prog Rock
Release Date: 12/04/2019

Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lucyinblue
Bandcamp: https://lucyinblue.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.karismarecords.no

 

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 12:00 CET:

NO MAN'S VALLEY "Outside The Dream":

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Enter a country of musical shapeshifters. A vast wasteland of the mind and soul. Its soundtrack is simultaneously psychedelic, dark, melancholic, psychotic, powerful yet gentle. Welcome to No Man’s Valley.

No Man’s Valley is a five-piece band from the south of the Netherlands who have been jamming together for over 5 years now. After releasing two EPs and their highly acclaimed debut full length Time Travel in 2016 on Nasoni Records the band toured Europe, played the renowned Freak Valley Festival in 2018, and a truck load of shows with bands like The Stranglers (UK), Naxatras (GR), Buddha Sentenza (DE), Giobia (IT), Arbouretum (USA), Donnerwetter (NL), and The Sore Losers (BE). Their single The Wolves Are Coming was included in the upcoming video game Wreckfest and has reached over 300.000 streams on Spotify.

Outside The Dream is No Man’s Valley's most personal work to date. The art and lyrical concept originate from a period of inner turmoil visualized in the tunnel on the outside and inside of the LP. The creation of the album proved to be a cathartic process, and it taught the band that music can truly be a healing power. However, Outside The Dream could not have been made by No Man's Valley alone. The band acknowledges and cherishes all of the good people that made this release possible by donating and pre- ordering massively through the successful crowdfunding campaign. The record label Tonzonen Records has also played a vital role in its creation.

The recording process of Outside The Dream was more compact than ever with the band spending only four days cramped together in a b&b-studio near Utrecht with producer/mixer Matthijs Kievit. Most of it was recorded live with the full band for that connected band-feel. All of the vocals were recorded separately in a menacing five hours at Studio Joneski in Hilversum. Pieter Kloos (Motorpsycho, Dool, 7Zuma7) took care of the mastering.

Tracklist
1. Outside The Dream
2. Eyeball
3. Hawk Rock
4. From Nowhere
5. Into The Blue
6. 7 Blows
7. Lies
8. Murder Ballad


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

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

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