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

 

Friday, March 22, 2019, 12:33 CET:

DUX LOUIE "Tonight In Neon Moon City":

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4-piece swell seekers Dux Louie hailing from the legendary shores of Heidelbergs Neckar river add their jangly poppy vintage sound to the surf-revival of the past years, beaming you straight to a beach party in San Fran or just around the corner of the hippest nightclubs in L.A.

They never claimed to reinvent the wheel but to paint the Twang and Huh Yeahs of the olden times in a fresh new color. Sounds good? Right.

Plastic Jeans Voodoo Club (2017) and Tonight in Neon Moon City (2019) tell a tale about the skies of a cloudless night. Everything seems possible in the moment right before you step out of the door to meet your mates. You probably put on some music to get in the mood, some Iggy Pop or maybe The Doors. Get dressed in your favorite Jeans and loosen the top button of your shirt.

"Given the fact that this band has a rather young history they seem incredibly well attuned to one another. Their sound combines elements of the 60s and early 70s and the clear and expressive voice of singer Tobias Bach convinces with a perfect English pronunciation." - Regioactive


Format: Tape, Digital
Label: Unique Records
Distribution: Groove Attack/ Rough Trade/ Believe Digital
Genre: Surf/ Indie
Release date: 19/07/2019

Links
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DuxLouie
Bandcamp: https://duxlouie.bandcamp.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/duxlouie
Label: http://unique-rec.com

 

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

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