Showing posts from August, 2020

Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou: "Ancestral Recall"

Album Artwork | Photo By Craig Mulcahy At the expense of objectivity, I'll just state for the record that I enjoy the music of Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou and that their collaboration, which has resulted in a new album called May Our Chambers Be Full , sounds very promising thanks to this lead single, "Ancestral Recall." Stylistically, Rundle's lush vocal works very well with the scream-prone Thou, her emotive delivery well entwined with the already affecting guitar phrasing at work. The sound is gratifyingly huge and, based on the strength of this single, I would call this pairing kindred, comparable to Jarboe's partnership with Neurosis , or Cult Of Luna's work with Julie Christmas , both of which produced excellent albums. But, again, this is a fan typing. May Our Chambers Be Full is due to release on 10/30. You can pre-order the record at Sacred Bones . (Sadly, I missed out on the "Diehard" LP. Congratulations and "eat a dick; I hate you"

2020 Playlist — Masma Dream World, Happy Place, METZ, Orochen, B R I Q U E V I L L E, Vatican Shadow, Susanna, ADULKT LIFE

Good evening,  I heard some good songs today. The coffee intake was high as I was sunk into my headphones this afternoon, finding comfort in the fact that I was able to simply cancel out all unwanted stimuli in favor of tunes aplenty. My ears perked up for the following: 2020 Playlist _________________________________________ Masma Dream World:  "Theta" (via Clandestine Label Services / Northern Spy Records / Bandcamp) Play At Night releases 9/25/20 Album Pre-Order via Clandestine Label Services Masma Dream World—the solo recording project of multi-disciplinary artist/healer Devi Mambouka—today shared the lead single "Theta" from her forthcoming full-length, Play At Night , releasing September 25th, 2020 via Northern Spy Records. Devi (pronounced day-vee) provides insight on the track, which is releasing the day after Gabon’s Independence Day (August 17th): “From age 0-7, the human brain is in “theta,” a state

Mr. Bungle: "Raping Your Mind"

Today's "HOLY SHIT!!!" moment is brought to you by Speakeasy PR and Mr. -Motherfucking- Bungle! And, yes, this has been pre-ordered. You should do the same: via Speakeasy PR. MR. BUNGLE RETURN WITH THE RAGING WRATH OF THE EASTER BUNNY DEMO (OCT. 30, IPECAC RECORDINGS) TREVOR DUNN, MIKE PATTON AND TREY SPRUANCE JOINED BY SCOTT IAN AND DAVE LOMBARDO FOR THE BAND’S FIRST ALBUM IN 21 YEARS Photo credit: Eric Larsen Aug. 13, 2020, Eureka, Calif. – Mr. Bungle, who a year ago today announced their first live outings in two decades, have announced the release of The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo on Oct. 30 via Ipecac Recordings. As was the case with the live performances, original Mr. Bungle members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance are joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies). The 11-song release features tracks written by the Eureka, Calif.-born band for their 1986 cassette only

Bangladeafy: "Bloom"

Bangladeafy, whose abbreviated and complex musical exercises seem designed with intent to either test endurance and dexterity or simply cheat carpal tunnel, are releasing an album this September titled,  Housefly .  Metal Sucks  premiered "Bloom," an unrelenting minute-and-a-half of Bangladeafy's prog-centric battery that's interestingly been steered away from the duo's usual bass-n-drum combo. Finding some commonality with Zombi and Lightning Bolt, Jon Ehlers snarls his way through the track, his four-string supplanted by synthesized drones as drummer Atif Haq fills every available second with snare sound. Shifting mediums perhaps grants this creative venture more opportunity to expand their sound, which may be evident following a fully considered listen to the record. But, "Bloom"'s composition and urgency should be familiar enough to anyone acquainted with Bangladeafy, bass or not.  Pre-order Housefly at Nefarious Industries .  The band's 201

2020 Playlist — numün, So Sure, SUMAC, Bent Arcana, Daniel Blumberg, Hekla, Butcher Brown, Bully

To whom it may interest, Collecting sounds over the past couple weeks for a new entry for my  2020 Playlist . I'd been largely absent for most of July thanks to the demands of my day job, the high doses of pain killers I had to ingest thanks to a severe back issue, and other distractions and otherwise tiring things that required attention and focus. I'm hoping to have more to say in the coming months, (though I've made THAT promise before). If you've hung in there, thank you. If you haven't, maybe I can win back your approval. Hope you're all well and staying safe. Please wear your masks. Enjoy. _________________________________________ numün :  "voyage au soleli" (via Clandestine Label Services / Musique Impossible / YouTube) Album Pre-Order via Clandestine Label Services Numün is a trio of New York City soundscape designers who combine a wide range of music