Month: November 2019

COLOSSAL SQUID – “IFUCK FRANCISCO FEAT. PIGSX7”

Composed completely on a drum kit using drums, laptop and triggers, Adam Betts’ Colossal Squid project roars out of the gates with “iFuck Francisco”. Featuring the bombastic energy of Lightning Bolt, THEUSAISAMONSTER, Hella and Fuck Buttons, Colossal Squid is pure upward linear transcendence. A full throated roar behind a drum kit straining to Betts’ brutality. …

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MAGNETIC GHOST – “JOSHUA TREE AT SUNSET”

Andrew Larson’s spectral rock project magnetic ghost reaches into the ethereal pre-dusk light to conjure this golden and warming slice of shoegazey slowcore. Arcing over the buzz of a hazey drone, bright guitar lines and Larson’s voice hit upon themes of  comfort in cosmic insignificance  under a desert expanse. Recalling bands like Codeine, Idaho and …

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EVANGELISTA – PRINCE OF TRUTH (CONSTELLATIONS, 2009)

When we talk about “heavy” music what do we mean? Does “heavy” hold some sort of metaphysical weight that exists outside of the composition like genre, band members, volume, etc.? In considering what most people associate with heavy— metal, black clothes, long hair, ear-destroying walls of amps—dark imagery plays an integral role. Most people wouldn’t …

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BRE’R – BATHING IN THE BETTERMENT OF COLD DRINK (CIRCLE INTO SQUARE, 2009)

Heading back to march for this one, but for very good reason. If I ever got enough motivation to create music I would pretty much want to sound like a carbon copy of BRE’R. BRE’R owns everything I love about outsider instrumental hip-hop, electronica, whatever. BRE’R lets his compositions roam, burrowing little niches of early …

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RUSSIAN CIRCLES – GENEVA (SUICIDE SQUEEZE, 2009)

When Mono announced that their latest album Hymn to the Immortal Wind would feature a 28 – count ’em – 28 piece orchestra in addition to the Japanese fivesome, I nearly threw up on myself with excitement. Finally, the culmination of everything post-rock had been striving to obtain, a brutally heavy album with moments of unparalleled euphoric …

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