Sunday, 5 December 2010

Maladie - S/T

Hello. First off, apologies for my disappearance (if any of you actually care). Second...well, there really isn't a second part. I guess I'm just sorry for the lack of posts. Anyway, on to today's feature presentation.

Maladie are a screamo/hardcore punk band from Tijuana, Mexico. They released their self-titled LP back in '09. Don't let them being a screamo act turn you off, they're really not like Atreyu or *insert whiny screamo band here*. I like Maladie because they mix all that raw energy and intensity of hardcore punk with melody and let's face it, we all appreciate a little melody every now and then. The downside here is that the songs are all in Spanish and aside from "Hola!" and "Que pasa?", my Spanish sucks. Hell, it's non-existent. Since I'm a sucker for lyrics (especially with hardcore bands), I couldn't appreciate this band as much as I could've but I still enjoyed the hell out of this record. It's energetic from start to finish and doesn't get boring at all. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

KRS One- Return Of the Boom Bap

Aaand we're back, after a brief postless period, with some classic, very much socially and politically aware hip-hop from KRS-One. Shit is dope.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Head Hits Concrete - Thy Kingdom Come Undone

Okay, this is awesome. Head Hits Concrete are a political grindcore band from Winnipeg, Canada. As some dude on the intertubes put it, they sound "like early Iron Lung, only out of tune". Just to clarify, out of tune = awesome in this case because holy fucking dissonance is this shit great.

I ended up buying this record from here (digital download only) and in all honesty, you should too. There's a lack of political/conscious grindcore right now and these guys need your support. The only reason I'm putting up a download link is because 1. it's not the whole thing (missing a good 10 or so tracks) and 2. more people need to hear this shit. I don't know about y'all, but I was pretty surprised to see that this band is hardly ever mentioned.

Just a quick breakdown of what I'm giving you here: 48 tracks of pure dissonant, aural assault and album artwork/booklet + liner notes/lyrics (just to put this record into context). Enjoy!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Lack of Interest

Lack of Interest are playing MDF and I'm fucking depressed because it's another band I've been dying to see at that damned festival. Check out the entire line-up here. Anyway, there's no point crying over this (yes, I cried). On to the music.

Lack of Interest are a powerviolence/fast band from Southern Cali. Stylistically they're very similar to Negative Approach and/or Infest (one of my favourite bands in the genre). That doesn't mean that you don't have to listen to these guys. You simply have to. They, along with Infest, personify every single thing I love about powerviolence. It's not just the music, it's also the vocals. The vocals here remind me of the sound I (or you) would make if someone took a nailgun and shot one of those 9-inch motherfuckers straight through the arm. Very angry, very loud and very grunt-like.

For those of you who skipped everything I just wrote to get to the links, let me break down what I've put here:

Monday, 8 November 2010

Deathspell Omega - Paracletus

The moment has finally arrived. Paracletus is the climax. It is the culmination of 8 (possibly even more) years of hard-work and dedication by the brilliant French avant-garde black metal band Deathspell Omega.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, allow me to shed some light. Paracletus is the final part of the trilogy, the first 2 pieces being Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice and Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeturnum.

I was going to write a lengthy bit on this album (what? I really was!) but there's someone out there who has done a fantastic job already. I strongly advise clicking the link below BEFORE listening to the album in order to fully appreciate what you're listening to.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

low threat profile-s/t 7"

"this conversation is going nowhere"

old dudes showing us kids how to play powerviolence


On a completely unrelated note, I cannot stress how excellent gospel is, do not hesitate to jump on this

Uyama Hiroto-A son of the sun

Oh glorious, glorious beats
Japanese instrumental hip-hop, very much in the vein of Nujabes.


Kegcharge - Sadistic War Glory

Ok, I'll admit that this post is mainly a "free post" (i.e. to increase the blog's output) but that doesn't mean that Kegcharge are by any means bad. Just not mindblowingly awesome. Having said that, I do enjoy this record quite a bit.

Some info on the band: Kegcharge consists of members from World Burns to Death and Severed Head of State (!) aaaand they play d-beat. Rather good d-beat too. Have fun with this one.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

No Friends

No Friends are a hardcore band without all the recent gimmicks: breakdowns, tough guy attitude etc. They play straight up hardcore that harkens back to the style of the "good ol' days". Bands like Gorilla Biscuits come to mind...
Anyway, the vocalist of No Friends also does vocal duties with Municipal Waste and that's one of the reasons why I like this band so much. The old school thrashy vocals with melodic hardcore punk. Check em out.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Infidel?/Castro! - Bioentropic Damage Fractal

Infidel?/Castro! is an "experimental" band from Philly comprising of George Korein and the incredibly talented Colin Marston (of Krallice, Gorguts, Dysrhythmia and Behold...the Arctopus fame). They've been on hiatus since 2005 which is the year they released Bioentropic Damage Fractal. I'm really upset that I got this album only now because I would really have liked to discuss this avant-garde...creature with Colin when I met him. No point dwelling in the past, let's move on to the album.

B.D.F., simply put, is a sprawling amalgam of noise, idm, glitch and dark ambient. There are probably more genres/sounds thrown into the cauldron that I don't think I have heard...yet. Originally packaged as a double-disc album, us downloaders will have to experience the whole thing as one (unless you tag the 2 sets of track as different albums). I'm not complaining. The songs on this album range from under 2 minutes to over 20 minutes and every single one of them is insanity in audio form. I'm still on my 2nd listen and loving this shit more than ever.

Word of advice: I don't want to alienate my blog readers but it really would help if you are into the noise genre otherwise this album will go unappreciated. This is not easy-listening but rather rewarding once you get into it.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

Flying Lotus, a.k.a. FlyLo, is a producer/"laptop" musician from Cali. After his first album 1983, he became known as one of the better hip-hop instrumental producers out there. Even before all that, he used to produce the music for AdultSwim's inter-show segments (not surprising seeing as how AS is obsessed with Dilla/DOOM and eclectic underground hip-hop). Cosmogramma is different because it's not entirely focused on hip-hop, but a myriad of genres. An interesting, experimental mix of ambient, IDM, jazz, trip-hop and more, Cosmogramma is a beautiful album and has immense replay value.

ampere- the first five years

I must say, I'm really settling in nicely with the whole "intelligent" segment of bands within hardcore. First, Dangers, then Orchid, now Ampere. Might seem like it undermines the whole punk mentality, but really, fuck it, I love when one's aesthetic side merges with the intellectual side. Brilliant.


Saturday, 23 October 2010

Raymond Scott - Manhattan Research, Inc.

"the music you are listening to is completely electronic and has been created & produced on equipment designed and manufactured by manhattan research, in a vision of raymond scott enterprises, inc."

p.s. the song "lightworks" on cd-1 is where dilla got his samples for lightworks on his album donuts.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

My dinner with Andre(1981)

I'm going to post this just because. Hopefully this might catch on.

Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant. Gregory, a theater director from New York, is the more talkative of the pair. He relates to Shawn his tales of dropping out, traveling around the world, and experiencing the variety of ways people live, such as a monk who could balance his entire weight on his fingertips. Shawn listens avidly, but questions the value of Gregory's seeming abandonment of the pragmatic aspects of life.

dl while it's still being seeded

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

J:Ward-More Bears on Berkeley Campus

From Concord, California (East Bay Area). Since 2009. No genres, No limitations, just jams.

Might seem to some as an amateurish version of the great Gospel.


(I really don't want to engage in semantics here, but methinks the prog-rock tag doesn't really apply here, or at least not in the way it would to Gospel.)

Thursday, 23 September 2010

charles mingus- the black saint and the sinner lady

Time to branch this blog out a bit.

Best example of "collective improvisation" in jazz


Sunday, 12 September 2010


Every single review of this band seems to include the word "awkward" at least half a dozen times. From my perspective ( the non-show goers perspective:( ), this doesn't seem like an altogether just description, again judging by only the album. However, to claim that there is no such element present would be a lie.

Think of this as a cross between Algernon and Minus The Bear.

First track is sooooooo fucking good

Orange Goblin

Orange Goblin are a stoner/doom metal band from England, formed in '95. I had first heard of them thanks to a promo CD which had a bunch of artists that had the whole southern rock/stoner vibe going on (Alabama Thunderpussy and the like). I liked them immediately, even though I had never heard anything like that, except Black Sabbath.

The music really shouldn't need a description if you're familiar with the whole stoner/doom thing. If you want to compare, I would say it's a mix between Electric Wizard and Fu Manchu.

Damage Digital - Moss

Damage Digital are a Japanese grind band. As a friend said when I told him: "that's all I need to hear".

LIYL: Discordance Axis/GridLink

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Craft - Terror Propaganda

More black metal coming your way. Craft are a Swedish BM band (!) formed in '94 and have been kicking ass ever since. I know you're all secretly rolling your eyes at that picture and most BM bands don't really take the whole BM misanthropic mentality very seriously but Craft really do, especially on their Terror Propaganda album. Don't fuck with these guys.

I dig this cd because, and I know I'm gonna sound like an elitist when I say this, it's true black metal. When I say true, I don't mean trve a la posing in the forest and holding spiked bats etc. True in the sense that there's a distinctly punk attitude pervading the entire album. You can also hear it in their music. There's also a crust influence, as well as some doom (some songs give off a very Amebix-ish vibe). So put this on, run around giving the middle finger to everyone, burn a church, whatever. Just listen to this record.

Friday, 10 September 2010

I'm In A Coffin

I haven't listened to black metal in ages but I recently rekindled my interest in the genre. Let's start with I'm In A Coffin. Now, I know that black metal is the "in" thing with the hipster generation (they have shed the plaid/flannel and have now donned the obligatory Burzum shirt as well) and I thought that this was just another couple of bozos trying to be all trve, kvlt etc. I mean, what else was I supposed to think when their members' names are Sad-Ist and Adorable? I must say, I stand corrected. I'll go so far as to say that I will recommend this band to anyone who is into the DSBM scene (depressive suicidal black metal, for those of you who don't know). The abysmal depression and claustrophobia which I grew to love in black metal are all here.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be
What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature;
It is too full o' the milk of human kindness

Great fucking IDM album by mathmo genius Caribou (previously Manitoba). About care and acompassion for others, obviously.


Sunn O))) & Boris - Altar

I finally get to see drone-doom gods Sunn O))) and Boris perform their collaborative masterpiece Altar tomorrow so this post is all about that. I first got this album 4 years ago and have playing the absolute shit out of it since then. A lot of you who visit this blog probably already have this (I'm assuming this...) but I'm going to put it up anyway. Altar has some beautiful soundscapes, crushing guitars & feedback and topped off with Atsuo's crazy ass drumming.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Jesus Cröst

Yeah, I know I've putting up a lot of grind/fast shit lately but this is my blog so fuck off.

Jesus Cröst are a fucking ace band from BELGIUM of all places. New favourites so you know you want to check them out. I'm putting up 2 albums of theirs: TOT and 010. They're going to be putting out a split with Phobia soon so cop that once it's done.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Wormrot - Abuse

Wormrot are a fucking amazing grindcore band from Singapore. This post is in honour of their show at Santos tomorrow night (details here). Check out their unrelenting full-length, Abuse (it has a fucking Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover, for fuck's sake!).

edit: due to visa issues, they won't be able to play the nyc date tomorrow. sucks but the good news is that they'll still be playing in october. woop!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

S:t Erik - From Under The Tarn

Quick post time. S:t Erik are a Swedish stoner/doom band with some interesting vocals. I like this one.

Sunday, 22 August 2010


(that's me trying to be witty)

The word "monolithic" gets tossed around a lot these days, as do "epic" and "awesome". The number of musical projects that I would describe as monolithic is tiny, among them are Neurosis and Earth. If you have even the slightest interest in drone/doom, you would have heard of Earth. Fun fact: Sunn O))) is so named because of 1. worship of the Sunn O))) equipment and 2. they thought it would be a cute little tribute to Earth (Sun and Earth...get it?). Earth's influence is without a doubt massive and their music amazing. Here are 2 awesome albums of theirs.

The first album is Pentastar: In the Style of Demons. It's sort of mind-boggling due to the facts that it has a predominantly stoner rock influence and that it was released after Earth had established themselves among the pioneers of drone/doom. That aside, this is a beautiful album. Incredibly soothing. On the other end of the see-saw we have...

Earth 2. This, ladies and gentlemen, is an abso-fucking-lutely huge album. Now, I know a lot of you can't stand drone or anything with even a lot of feedback in it (fuck you), but I believe everyone should listen to this album. This, my friends, is monolithic.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Tobacco-Fucked Up Friends

For those that do not know, Tobacco is the alias of the mastermind behind Black Moth Super Rainbow. Again, for those who do not know, I think I may have posted my favourite BMSR record, Eating Us, sometime ago last year. For those that do know, think of FUF as a more dancey version of BMSR, so more programmed beats and thick bass and less psychedelic synths. All in all, a fantastic album.

shamelessly taken from ongakubaka

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Dark Castle - Growing Slow (live video)

Here's a video I took of Dark Castle playing "Growing Slow" at Webster Hall in NYC.

Mountain - Climbing!

Mountain are a hard rock/classic rock/blues band from New York. I've been listening to their 1970 album, Climbing!, almost obsessively for a while now. Music you'd like to listen to on a road trip.

Friday, 13 August 2010


There once lived an author by the name of Richard Brautigan who wrote a lot of books during the wonderful beat movement. Being a depressive, one day he shot himself in the solitude of his own house, only to be remembered and found 2 months later, where police found a letter saying "Messy, isn't it", next to his disemboweled body.

So, hardcore for the book-reader, this is. Absolutely fantastic lyrics. Here's one such example, title probably inspired by Mitch Hedberg's famous line:

I'm in the red
I've got the blues
I'm token black,
An early greying fool.
I need an orange
I need a lime
I need a last name that don't feel like such a crime.
I feel 16
I feel 60
I feel 9 to 5.
So sick of rent checks
So sick of life vests
So sick of 5 foot 9.
Once was lost but now am drowned.


Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Ceremony @ Death by Audio (video)

Part of Ceremony's set at Death by Audio in Brooklyn. I had to get my ass out of that crazy crowd and decided to take some videos of it. Insane.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Magrudergrind @ Cake Shop (video)

Here's a video I took of (part of) Magrudergrind's set @ Cake Shop, Manhattan. They absolutely killed it. Fuck the Facts also played and they're amazing live and even though their singer is pregnant, she has insane amounts of energy. I have a video of FtF but haven't uploaded it to the 'Tube yet.

Thursday, 5 August 2010


So while chilling out and waiting for the Unsane show (which is no doubt going to kick ass) I realized that I'll finally be seeing BORIS live tomorrow (with Torche & Russian Circles). Boris are without a doubt one of my favourite bands ever and I support this with the fact that I have 97% of their musical output (mostly downloads, alright? stfu) and love almost every minute of it. Their live show is supposed to be amazing and "looking forward to it" is a criminal understatement.

In honour of the show tomorrow, here's a little playlist I compiled that reflects what I think their setlist will be (I'd love to think that they'll play Flood/Feedbacker/Amplifier Worship in their entirety but I doubt that's going to happen):

1. Farewell (full version) [Pink]
2. Rainbow [Rainbow with Michio Kurihara]
3. 8 [Japanese Heavy Rock Hits Vol. 1]
5. Floor Shaker [Statement 7'' (but I've uploaded the live version from the Wolf Creek show)]
6. Statement [Smile/Statement 7'']
7. Woman On The Screen [Pink]
8. A Bao A Qu [This song has several versions. Of the A Bao A Qu 7'', Mabuta No Ura Film Soundtrack, The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked and the Variations versions, the one on the 7'' is the best but it's also the longest so for the sake of brevity (relative to a Boris playlist, after all), I've put up the Variations version]
9. 16:47:52... [Japanese Heavy Rock Hits Vol. 3]
10. Akirame Flower [Golden Dance Classics split with 9dw]
11. Pink [Pink]
12. Korosu [Heavy Rocks]
13. 1970 [Heavy Rocks]
14. Untitled [This song is on Smile but the live version from the Wolf Creek show is definitely much better so I've put up that one]

So that's it. For a complete list of their discography, head over to their page on Metal Archives. If you're in NYC and haven't heard about this show and would like to check it out, it's at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

Misanthropic Noise (video)

I can't sleep so here's a couple of videos I managed to take during Misanthropic Noise's set. Misanthropic Noise are a grindcore band from the fucking woods of Connecticut of all places. They played the show as a 2-piece (bassist couldn't make it).

Unsane + Keelhaul

This post is in honor of this awesome show that I'm going to tomorrow (Unsane playing all of Scattered, Smothered & Covered goddamn!).

The first part of the post is Unsane's classic '95 album Scattered, Smothered & Covered. For those of you who don't know, Unsane are a noise rock/hardcore band formed in '88 and based in New York City.

The next part of this post is Keelhaul's Subject to Change Without Notice. Again, for those of you who don't know, Keelhaul are a mix of sludge and progressive (I want to say math rock but I haven't listened to much of it to know what it is) with some hardcore/post-hardcore thrown in for good measure.

p.s. Also playing at the show are Disappearer and Pigs. Haven't listened to much of Disappearer's work so I can't tell you if they're good or not.

p.p.s. if you're in the NYC area and you dig any of these bands (or if you just got into them because of this post lol), do show up at Santos Party House tomorrow for some good times!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Creative Waste - Cruelty Beyond Conception

Creative Waste are a grindcore band from Saudi Arabia (inb4lolwtf). I just got back watching them play at the Lit Lounge in Manhattan and they killed it. I had heard of these guys back in Dubai, where they were even supposed to play a show but they never got 'round to it due to problems with promoters and such. I bought Cruelty Beyond Conception at the show (and yes, I asked permission before deciding to put it up on for free download) and it slays. It's quite an improvement from their previous effort Colonies. Even though some songs are a bit long for grindcore ("Screamer" is 6 minutes long but I think there's a bonus track in there somewhere, not sure), it's still a very enjoyable listen.

The other bands that played were also great. Links below.

Misanthropic Noise (excellent grind from Connecticut)
Psytoxia (goregrind/grindcore from upstate NY)
Pyrrhon (progressive/tech death from New York that's very reminiscent of Death, Gorguts and the like)

EDIT: pics from the show are here.

324 - 冒涜の太陽

324 are a grindcore band from Japan. There's not much else you need to know, other than the facts that they've put out a bunch of splits with the likes of Venomous Concept, Discordance Axis & Corrupted and that they rule. This is their first album (pronounced "boutoku no taiyo").

Monday, 2 August 2010

toe - the book about my idle plot on a vague anxiety

This has quickly become my favourite toe album and one of my favourite albums of all time. There was a toe post here not too long ago (For Long Tomorrow) but I'm posting this band up here again. This is instrumental post-rock at its best, imo. Not to mention their drummer is bloody insane. You should get this, you'll love it, no matter what kind of music you're into.


6. c
7. past and language
8. music for you
9. I do still wrong
11. everything means nothing

p.s. 孤独の発明 is just beautiful.

Mescaline Sunrise @ Facebook

The Facebook page for this blog is now online! If you're on Facebook and frequent this blog, please be sure to click "like". I will update the page every time I post here so if you're on Facebook at the time, you'll be kept in the loop. I'm also hoping to get more exposure that way.

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Buzzov•en - Sore

Buzzov•en (not nearly as annoying to google as this guy) are a sludge band from North Carolina who sing about all the usual sludge stuff like hate, depression and struggles of life. They're without a doubt one of my favourite bands in the genre along with Eyehategod & Weedeater but they never seemed to attract the same amount of attention those guys seemed to get. Their album Sore comes at you screaming and thrashing, interspersed with feedback and movie samples. You can really feel where they're coming from when you read the liner notes of the album which shed light on their heroin/crack habits, the several periods of homelessness and their slight insanity. All in all, this is some good shit. Cop it and try to get the cd if you can.

p.s. this is the correct spelling so if you're anal about how your music should be sorted, tag them like "Buzzov•en".

p.p.s. these fuckers are BACK! they're going to be playing 5 dates in the USA so if you're there, check them out! tour poster.

Sunday, 25 July 2010


I don't have access to my hdd right now so no cool album/split today. I do, however, have an amazing funk mix that a dude on slsk gave to me. I'll have the download links up by tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy the fine tunage.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

john frusciante-niandra ladies and usually just a t-shirt

Debut solo album by John Frusciante, of RHCP fame. A two-parter actually, the first being niandra lades, completed a few years before the latter part. Massive difference between the two, as is to be expected from a 2-part record. First is more acoustic-based with whiny vocals and probably sets the foundation for the remainder of the album, much less tuneful and more experimental lo-fi shizz. Still, not to be ignored, and is probably a more exhilarating listen than any RHCP album.

All untitled tracks belong in "Usually Just A T-shirt"

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Lewd Acts (r.i.p.) - Black Eye Blues

I was supposed to see these guys play with Mammoth Grinder in Brooklyn on the 15th but they called it quits some time ago. Very sad, especially since they've quickly become one of my favourite hardcore [punk] bands.

Buy (it's only $5 so don't be cheap)

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Faiz Ali Faiz & Titi Robin - Jaadu [Magic]

I'm taking some time off from the daily goings on of living in New York to post something that means a lot to me, both in terms of music and culture. Faiz Ali Faiz is a Qawwali singer from Pakistan and Thierry "Titi" Robin is a French musician who is known to experiment with gypsy music, flamenco and Arabic music on different occasions. They are collectively known as Jaadu ("Magic" in Urdu). For those of you who aren't familiar with Qawwali, it's a type of Sufi devotional music performed mainly in shrines in North India and Pakistan.

Even though I'm an atheist, Qawwali has always held a special place in my heart, mainly because I've seen so much of it during my childhood and the emotions behind it are so genuinely heart-felt that it would be difficult not to be moved by it. Of course, speaking the language is greatly advantageous but I wouldn't let that stop me if I were you.

I first heard of these guys at the WOMAD festival in Abu Dhabi, UAE and it was a fantastic experience. Fusion at its best. Get this if you're a fan of world music (or music in general).

Wednesday, 30 June 2010


Ever since discovering a little gem in the form of Hymie's basement some time ago, and instantly falling in love with it, I began to deig a little deeper into anticon, the genre-defining record label. Established in 98' by a few art-school rejects, the label started to slowly carve a niche out for itself in the hip-hop world, ultimately creating a new genre, more commonly known as "anticon".

Excellent record from the band of one of the shareholders of this wonderful label , Yoni Wolf.


Thursday, 24 June 2010

Double post: The Roots (Dilla Joints) + Bastard (No Hope In Here)

This is going to be a quick double feature since I'm leaving for New York in a couple of days and have a bunch of things to take care of. Let's get started.

First off, we have one of my favourite hip-hop acts covering songs by one of my favourite producers in the same genre. ?uestlove and co. have been covering the late J. Dilla's tracks for a while now and this right here is a compilation of the best ones. Absolutely sublime and very relaxing.

P.S. If you like this, you should definitely buy the new Roots album. Real hip-hop is hard to come by in 2010 so it's really quite special.

On the other end of the spectrum we have BASTARD (so good it has to be written in block capitals), a Japanese hardcore band. I don't know if hardcore fans out there are familiar with the awesome power of Japanese hardcore but if you're not, BASTARD will be happy to provide a great introduction. Aggressive hardcore/crust for the most part, at times morphing into thrash and sometimes even catchy (le gasp). Cop this, you know you want to.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

King Geedorah - Take Me To Your Leader

Take Me To Your Leader by King Geedorah is an incredible example of hip-hop. King Geedorah is one of the many alter-egos of Daniel Dumile a.k.a. MF DOOM. Regarding the album, Dumile says:

"You should listen to the album for what it is and not expect it to be like the average "rap" stuff you’re probably used to. Geedorah is a space monster. He's not from the Earth. I made it different on purpose. A blend of ill lyrics and instrumentals. To me its way iller than any of the wack shit out now... This whole album is Geedorah's alien perspective on humans. This is done intentionally to show the listener a mirror image of his/herself and the way we see each other. On the album we cover different subjects ranging from race issues to the neglect of children. Some might find the word "Nigger" offensive, or the line about the young girl not being able to read maybe considered a "bad taste" joke. All these insecurities are within us."

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Lipslide - Look On The Bright Side

Let me take this opportunity to promote one of my favourite bands from the Dubai scene. Lipslide are a bunch 4 hard-working, fun loving guys who make some good ol' hardcore for people to throw down and kick ass to. The link below contains their unfortunately short, 3 track EP entitled Look On The Bright Side and it's just great to listen to.

And check out other bands on their label here

Queen Elephantine - Yatra

Queen Elephantine is a predominantly doom/psychedelic band formed in Hong Kong, which is where I first heard of them and watched them perform, and are now operating out of New York. Their music is incredibly layered and almost trance inducing throughout, consisting of stoner/sludge riffs, parts with classical Indian music (one would've thought that the inclusion of the sitar in psychedelic music was an obvious choice but we don't see that very often, do we?), amazing atmosphere, somewhat creepy spoken word passages and more. You'd think a mix of all this would come across as messy but it isn't in the least. Yatra has 2 songs, both of generous length and very enjoyable. Just play and enjoy.

P.S. I was going to include their split with Sons of Otis (a very good split, btw) but the MF uploader is taking a while so it'll have to wait. Watch this space.
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