What if Megaman soundtracks were written by Zan-Zan-Zawa-Veia? Seemingly hell-bent on finding out the answer to this, AutoReMi-PK’s TWG debut, ‘BRKN’, goes to great lengths to be a blinding mixture of experimental esotericism and melody-driven pop-esque hookery, and the evidence to his success is here in abundance.
From the epic space swoons of ‘Subroutine Traffic Stop…’ to the manic energy and dissonant beauty of ‘Dys4-1A’, every inch of ‘BRKN’ is stylistically eclectic and robust, melodically affecting and compositionally complex. Where ‘BRKN’ excels best is its ability to mix those heart-rending melodies into vigorous and rewarding compositions. The melodies of ‘Rules and Regalia…’ call into mind the heydays of Bit Shifter, ‘Requiem (Our Stolen Future)’ ends with soft but emotively poignant sweeps of motifs, and ‘We Never Sleep/Artemidorus’ moves from crunchy experimentalism into a melody that defines the term ‘tearjerker’.
‘BRKN’ is an album as well as a journey. Every track slips into the next as a continuous piece and the effect is infectious. A consistent aural and emotive assault, every turn and shift as unforgettable as the preceding, every arp brimming with emotion and every passage a piece of compositional masterpiece that ticks the boxes of both rational talent and emotive creativity. Those who have already decided their albums of the year may have been slightly pre-emptive; on his debut, AutoReMi-PK has already solidified his place as an incredibly talented composers, and ‘BRKN’ as one of the scene’s best offerings in some time.
Fryvolic Art is one-man-band from Poznan/Poland. Now sharing you not only music, but a deep thought also: music is dead without the listeners. So let it live… What can you expect? Some interesting combination of rock, guitar-chillout with a little classical mood and even metal. Visiting ornaments.fryvolic.pl you will find online-player, download zip file and some place to leave a comment or post a question.
“Na realidade Shoegaze não quer dizer nada, sendo apenas mais um facilitismo ao abrigo do qual se podem incluir várias espécies de grupos diferentes, que em comum tenham uma parede de distorção convidativa a momentos de introspecção.
Durante um período dos anos 80 e 90, assistiu-se a uma proliferação de bandas de Indie-Rock onde também poderiam caber milhares de coisas diferentes, mas que sem dúvida tiveram em comum não só o momento específico mas também a especificidade associada ao seu som. Essa marca é transportada por vários grupos até aos dias de hoje, e ainda bem porque há legados que devem prevalecer. Várias dessas bandas tinham sem dúvida afinidades quer com o Shoegaze, quer com o seu parente próximo, a Dream Pop. Mas o lugar dos rótulos é nas embalagens e o que interessa realmente é o que a música transmite, independentemente do que se escreve ou diz sobre ela.
Uma banda chamada Fire To The Stars merece pelo menos uma audição atenta, quanto mais não seja para confirmar se a música cumpre aquilo que o nome parece prometer. As estrelas quando ardem tendem a fazê-lo de forma lenta, ainda que poderosa, numa espécie de momento de agressividade melancólica.
Este single é composto por dois temas, e se por um lado “Keep You Safe” ergue uma barreira uterina de noise entre o ouvinte e o mundo, já “Wholesale Slaughter” proporciona uma contemplação nostálgica desse mesmo mundo, do qual nos encontramos alheados via experiência musical. Simultaneamente belo e fantasmagórico, como a pop deveria ser, esta edição não destoaria ao lado duns Swervedriver ou duns Ride.
Façam favor de olhar para os sapatos e sonhar um pouco.”
Mastermind is a twenty-minute ep by Claudio Quartarone, a renowned Sicilian guitarist whose works spans from jazz to classical to experimental music. It is possible to listen to some of his musical directions in the six tracks which make up this eclectic release, of which all at Sucu Music are proud.
Zamalek is an island in Cairo in the middle of the Nile.
But also a neighbourhood, something in between.
This album is about the sky you can’t see from this island and the things that swim in it.
Zamalek is a warm cuddle from your trusted friend, a fist in the nape from your best enemy.
Artist: I Killed Techno!
Title: Whataburger Deathburger
Genre: Cyberpunk; Nintendocore
Format: MP3 [320 kbps; stereo; 44,1 kHz]
I Killed Techno! started in ‘07 and is still running strong today.
McAllen born but im currently living in Corpus Christi. Constantly pushing my limits and mixing my genres all while keeping my own style.
poj.wlkp, one of 9 musical projects of polish amateur musician Jan Strach, has always been his outlet for the most depressing, intimate feelings and it is not different this time. Sadness prevails in the lyrics and the melodies alike, which as always follow the diy ethics stated in poj.wlkp’s “hortifolk” manifesto, but here the instrumental tracks are much more polished and include synths, keyboards and effects, no longer leaving the acoustic guitar as the main instrument.
The melodies have been created as combination of fits of inspiration, structured improvisation and laborous calculation in order to achieve something original yet not overbearing or pretentious. Somewhere between sadcore, gothic, folk and rock, the songs penetrate an area of eternal melancholy, while taking interesting turns in chord choices, rhythm and structure.
The album took 3 years of creation in a process equally excruciating, purifying and satisfying. This is the end result, a labour of love of one person, perhaps lacking in professionalism, but never in genuine passion and spirit. Dark, sad and avoiding obvious solutions, and thus adhering the philosophy of every poj.wlkp album so far.
This is the first release in Linear Obsessional’s “RetroLinear” series- bringing attention missed opportunities andlost leads from the past.
This EP by the Teesside post punk band Tick Tick was recorded at Guardian Studios in County Durham in June 1980, “My Swelling Heart” was intended to be released as a follow up to the band’s 12″ EP “The Immortalisation of Tick Tick” by the expanded, more dynamic version of the band, but never got out of the can. Remastered from the original recordings “My Swelling Heart” reveals a band confidently pushing into new areas – including elements of funk, dub and world music, with startling philosophical lyrics and all underpinned by a beautifully recorded new rhythm section.
Vocals – Geoff Spence
Guitar/Clarinet â Gary Widdowfield
Guitar â Richard Sanderson
Bass – Ste Weatherall
Drums – Paul Fowler
Backing Vocals â Tick Tick and Pete Farrell
All songs composed by Tick Tick
Words-1 & 2- Widdowfield
Recorded at Guardian Studios, Pity Me, County Durham, June 1980
Produced by Tick Tick and Pete Farrell
Engineered by Terry Gavaghan
Remastered from original studio cassette by Richard Sanderson November 2013
This is an important album for Projekt Luty for two reasons. It is the first album recorded in nine years; plus, it is the first one recorded in “studio” conditions so to speak, or at least was not recorded to casette tape like all the previous ones. Musically as always with Projekt Luty it is unpredictable, but at the same time surprisingly coherent. Songs are locked within a tornado of swirling effects, simple tranceful repetitions of guitars and keyboards and occasional freakouts. All music as always is improvised but thanks to studio magic, was reinforced after recording with additional synth and drum tracks. It is dense, all the time balancing between order and disorder, alternately fun and dark, noisy and dreamy, always exciting and full of diy charm and jangle.
Title: Antenna Theory
02. Gulliver: Side Effects Of Modern Psychotropic Substances
05. It: Another Touch
07. PS: Hallelujah
08. Spear Of Mars And Belt Of Venus
The project Pulitzer is a non-profit music project, creative commons for free download.
Born in 2012, between Rome and Florence, the brainchild of Massimiliano Governali and Fabio Chiantini, with the aim of interpreting through music, facts, events and news of our times.
In this issue we talk about the negotiation state-mafia, environmental disasters, corruption and doping in football, the massacre of the Diaz school in Genova in 2001, the Greek crisis, the mysterious death of 23 of the 25 marines who captured Bin Laden, the world’s fastest man and the Higgs boson.
Jan Strach returns with a collection of songs gathered from his short lived “Out of Strach” project which presented each month a new short film, photos, a short story and two pieces of music. The songs were recorded between January and May and due to the time constraints JS had to go with the first inspiring thought that he got at the moment – whichgave some great and varied results. The opening track is based on the reversed melody of “Frere Jacques” but ends in a stoner feakout. There are atmospheric pieces about being followed by a woman driver and the death of dr Greene from the hit tv series “E.R.”; a tribute to Opel Astra over 5 different melodies in 3 different genres. Apparent are irregular rhythms and non-obvious melodies which JS has much love for, and equally much amateur passion and diy spirit, as always on the Underpolen netlabel.
“Eddie Huragan” is dedicated to mr Eddie Palmer of the tremendous The Fucked Up Beat, who fought the hurricane.
“Suddenly a bird” was written to graduate the online songwriting course at Berkeley music school.
Artist: Burning House
Title: Burning House
Format: MP3 [320 kbps; stereo; 44,1 kHz]
Burning House have created a sepia-tinted sound that is both pastoral and psychedelic. The glacial arpeggios, the guttural feedback that owe’s much to the cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky, as it does to the likes of Red House Painters and My Bloody Valentine.
The music truly takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions which evolves a certain sadness, elation, but also black humor.
Chiptune’s greatest and most prolific horrorpunkster ‘+Let’s Disinfect!+’ is gracing TWG with a self-titled album, three years in the making, and his usual bouts of anthemic chippunk.
Continuing our tradition of showcasing chiptune with experimental or ‘out of the ordinary’ applications, Sean Monistat, aka +Let’s Disinfect!+, produces his most diverse album yet. Whilst tracks like ‘My Life Hurts’ and the title track delve into that familiar upbeat +LD!+ sound, this debut full-length sees an expansion of Let’s Disinfect’s repertoire, drawing on post-punk sounds on ‘Melted Ice Cream’, prog metal meanderings in ‘A Garden of Mutants’ and nods to chipthrash in ‘Buy My Lawnmower!’. This all adds up to the most diverse Let’s Disinfect release to date.
As with most releases here on TWG, ‘+Let’s Disinfect!+’ is a grower, and repeat listens will let those punk pop-lined hooks dig only deeper into the brain, until every single lyric is engraved into natural impulse. And if the adhesive motifs weren’t enough, the vibrancy of textures and styles coated with that trademark ‘less-is-more’ chip (in this case DS) programming and crowd-chanting shouts of frontman Sean leave this release in the stratosphere when comparing it to vocal/chip albums of the past. From the plodding determination of ‘Contact!’ to the ferocious outburst of the title track, Let’s Disinfect! continues to cement himself as an essential forward thinker within an often saturated scene, and an extremely talented one at that.
03. Melted Ice Cream
04. My Life Hurts
05. The Case of Matsuo Fujimoto
06. Bleachbrain Zombie
07. Buy My Lawnmower!
08. A Garden of Mutants
09. Let’s Disinfect!
10. The Me I Must Protect
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