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.

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