Friday, February 5, 2016

various artists - the london gardens society.

Various Artists - The London Gardens Society


55.78 MB

1. Mlehst - This Is Still Your Master Calling
2. Cremation Lily - Cyclic Withdrawal / Passing Stone (Oslo, 10/04/15)
3. Memory Work - Glory Is Yours
4. Balkan Gaze - The Pillars Of Belgrade
5. False Moniker - A Falling Body
6. Kay Hill - Psychology

new compilation from strange rules imprint winter cross.

some churning drones from mlehst, some live destruction from cremation lily, and a whole lot of hypnotic synth material from the remainder of the artists.

currently sold out from the label, a couple of copies are available on discogs.

recommended, and I'm looking forward to seeing how winter cross develops.

(for london gardens purposes only.)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

ligature - paradise.

Ligature - Paradise


66.28 MB

1. Window To The World
2. Paradise I
3. 11581
4. Paradise II

valentine sinclair's clandestine compositions has been quietly putting out great releases for sometime, and I grabbed a copy of this ligature double cassette as soon as it went on sale last week.

this release does not disappoint - great packaging, design, layout, and, of course, sound.

really harsh power electronics with just the right amount of vocals, which add to the chaos perfectly.

and great juxtaposition of ambience and's a surprisingly dynamic release with a real focus on composition, a facet that usually gets lost in the desperate search for overwhelming brutality that's all too common in noise today.

highly recommended, and I'm excited to see something this great come out so early in the year...hopefully it's a sign of great things to come from the label, the artist, and the underground itself.

(buy a copy from clandestine compositions.)

(for clandestine purposes only.)

Friday, January 8, 2016

the rita - raymonda (stage arrangement of women).

The Rita - Raymonda (Stage Arrangement Of Women)


83.78 MB

1. Raymonda (Stage Arrangement Of Women)

just one forty-seven minute militant wall.

what more is there to say?

continuing sam mckinlay's obsession with ballet, released via old europa cafe and elettronica radicale edizione on...believe it or not, compact disc.

yes, I bought a compact disc.

it's been a while, that's for sure.

keep an eye out for copies via the above links or reach out to sam directly via his blog like I did...he's got a lot of great stuff for sale and your money goes directly to the artist.

(for arrangement purposes only.)

Monday, December 28, 2015

carved cross - rehearsal december mmxv.

Carved Cross - Rehearsal December MMXV


47.91 MB

1. Untitled

exactly the type of filthy, raw, disgusting darkness that we've all come to expect from sam vince's carved cross project.

totally unapologetic, blackened doom brutality.

although this is a rehearsal recording, I actually really like the mix here...vocals are at the forefront, and as much as I love that untitled triple cassette release, those vocals are too buried...but this one, it's just great.

very reminiscent of the split with phantom feel that I posted a while back.

copies were included with the most recent down and out zine, and each copy is personalized with its recipient's name...needless to say, the odds of tracking one down are pretty slim.

enjoy it, because this is a great release that's a strong contender to be one of the best tapes of the year.

(for rehearsal purposes only.)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

werewolf jerusalem / culver.

Werewolf Jerusalem / Culver


54.89 MB

1. Werewolf Jerusalem - Hidden In The Backseat...Waiting
2. Culver - The Cat's Victims

HNW from the prolific werewolf jerusalem on one side, harsh drones from culver on the other.

two legends of their respective styles.

released via turgid animal in 2009.

as always, support the artists however possible.

best of 2015 lists coming soon...

(for preview purposes only.)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

noctívago - III.

Noctívago - III


36.6 MB

1. É Tarde
2. Eu Não Sei
3. Persiste
4. Decompassado
5. É Tarde II
6. Levou

as one might surmise by the tags at the bottom of this post, I had a difficult time choosing a genre for this new release from noctívago, courtesy of fallow field.

the music is pretty funereal, but the vocals are pretty post-punk-y, and then there's a lengthy ambient ending.

it's all very melancholic and covered in a dark haze.

certainly an interesting release, as is the case with everything that fallow field puts out, and definitely worth your time.

all of the new fallow field releases (expectedly) sold out, so keep an eye on discogs.

(for preview purposes only.)

Monday, December 14, 2015

street sects - sonja.

Street Sects - Sonja


dir. Leo Ashline

it is my distinct pleasure to premiere the first music video from austin's street sects.

I've been a long-time supporter of the band and although things have been quiet for a while, it was a great surprise to learn that leo ashline and shaun ringsmuth have been hard at work on both new music and this video.

this new track isn't nearly as caustic as their earlier material, but there's no loss of emotion - if anything, the change in tone highlights a new emotional depth and maturity absent in their earlier (though still excellent) work.

according to leo, the footage was shot, "about a month after I got out of rehab while I was living in a halfway house," and creating the video was a truly cathartic experience that helped him face his past and move into the future with a newfound sense of forgiveness.

while leo openly admits that the video is, "a bit rough around the edges," it's obvious that everything about the clip is intensely personal and I couldn't be more excited about what the future holds for street sects, both as people and as musicians.

without further ado, check out the video embedded below, and then stop by the street sects bandcamp to grab some music, physical or digital.