Suishou No Fune - I Throw a Stone into the Endless Depths [Sloow Tapes]
I love Japanese psychedelic guitar bliss and this squadron of black clad warriors know how to take the Les Rallizes legacy and respectfully make it their own. If rip-offs are made this sweet, who am I to complain? Suishou No Fune are of course no match to the Les Rallizes force but they did manage to seduce me to use that comparison and it's for a reason. Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat - An Interlude To The Outermost [K-raa-K3]
How about that name eh? Dude's Belgian, maybe that explains. Remember Urbanus? You probably don't. Never mind, this is Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat's second album and just like the first, it's quite impressive. An apocalyptic mixture of Current 93 drama and raging guitars. The passion his vocals expose is extremely fascinating. Every word is spit with force into the dark depths of it's doomed folk surroundings.Badgerlore - We Are All Hopeful Farmers, We Are All Scared Rabbits [Table of the Elements]
Brother, check this line up: Rob Fisk (Deerhoof, 7-Year Rabbit Cycle), Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets on Fire), Tom Carter (Charalambides), Pete Swanson (Yellow Swans), Glenn Donaldson (Blithe Sons, Skygreen Leopards) en Liz Harris (Grouper). Done?
I'm not sure you need to be convinced or anything but if that line up doesn't tickle your balls to almost unbearable extend I don't know what will. You wonder if one album is enough for all this creativity to fully blossom but somehow they manage to put aside any ego's they might have and make this album work. Perhaps they just jammed and edited this album out of that. Makes sense because it really feels that way. Lunatic mantra's, psych guitars that just tinker away like time doesn't exist, electronic drones leaking sinister vibes, gongs.... just....a lot to lose yourself in. Bloodyminded - Magnetism [Bloodlust!]
Aaron Dilloway recommended this album and yeah I'm a sucker for that so I didn't hear this 2006 album until now. It's crazy though. It's noise, yeah, but it's somewhat romantic. It has a story even. Check the songtitles
-'Visiting An Ex-Girlfriend In The Hospital - Aids Ward'
-'Girlfriend Announces That She Is Beginning Professional Treatment For Severe Depression'
-'Girlfriend Attempts To Explain Schizophrenic Episode By Revealing Childhood Sexual Abuse'
-'Shotgun Held To Face By A Severely Crosseyed Addict While Attempting To Physically Remove Girlfriend From Known Drug House'
.......and so on. I wonder if the guy is talking about real life experience cos that's heavy shit right there. The sounds are equally FUCKED UP. There's the screams, the piercing effects, sawing your limbs off drones. It's nowhere near what you might expect if you never heard noise, or just once listened to Merzbow and decided it was crap. It might even be moving. Carlos Giffoni & Prurient - Heavy Rain Returns [Ideal]
Heavy, it is. Believe me. I didn't expect much from this and boy was I wrong. The minute Prurient starts his distorted serenades to the undeground masses I'm sold. And Giffoni keeps up, gushing out dirty, dirty digital mudstreams, spiked with hateful intensity. I didn't know but this has turned out to be a dream pairing of two souls that understand eachother completely. Intense stuff.