Thursday, October 28, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sailors With Wax Wings is a side-project of Pyramids creator R. Loren. He enlisted a who's-who for this atmospheric debut, which should be enough to pique your interest past any sort of influential review: Ted Parsons (Swans/Godflesh/Prong), Colin Marston (Krallice/Behold…The Arctopus), Aidan Baker (Nadja), Simon Scott (Slowdive), Dominick Fernow (Prurient/Cold Cave), Vern Rumsey (Unwound), Hildur Gudnadottir (Múm/Throbbing Gristle/The Knife), Aaron Stainthorpe (My Dying Bride), Jonas Renkse (Katatonia), Marissa Nadler, J. Leah, James Blackshaw, [and artwork by] David Tibet (Current 93) and Faith Coloccia (Mamiffer/Pyramids).
Basically the album operates as a shoegaze/dreamy collision of tremolo guitars and vocal effects often interspersed male/female. It lulls in some spots, but intentionally so, and repeat listens really give the feeling of experimentation while holding onto a fundamental sound -- guitars often criss-cross and intersect, the drums feel disconnected, vocal effects warble into clean, and in choice moments, the album explores darker territories that contrast perfectly with the otherwise ethereal.
Posted by lessMTVmoreTMV at 12:41 PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Babe Ruth were a rock band from England active throughout the 70's (along their latest release in 2009). The band has changed lineups multiple times throughout their total of six, with 'First Base' their debut in 1973. The band is known for their heavy/groove form of rock, led by the power-vox of Janita Haan.
I haven't checked out much else of their stuff, but this album is pretty cool. From the extended jam of "King Kong" to the standout "The Mexican"...it gets some repeat.
Posted by lessMTVmoreTMV at 10:30 PM
Friday, October 8, 2010
Ayso, friend RQM sent me a heads up on his new video for "Atomic Fusion" (from his 'Colors Fade' EP).
Maybe with permission I'll up robot koch's latest EP they hooked up, cover art alone is pretty sweet (not to mention he just released his latest, 'Songs for Trees & Cyborgs'):
Lastly of second, got an email from AFTA-1 on his latest project, which made me wish I'd check my email more often. In his words:
At heart, Life Translations is a daily experimental journey I have begun, intended to remove expectation and fear from the art that I am inspired to create through my life experience.
To further explain, Life Translations are my daily meditations; creations reflective of my daily life experience. They are pieces of music / photo / video / any art, inclusive of sounds and imagery collected from my immediate surrounding; created, and essentially completed in the same day, so as to maintain the purity of the initial inspiration which birthed the art.
The Idea is to Live, Collect, Translate, and Release. I live life, collect audible and visual fragments of my experience throughout the day, compile them with as little editing and interference as possible, then give away the purest form of the creation, before more layers or pieces are added.
It is a process I am thoroughly enjoying and learning a lot from every day. Very blessed that I can share it with all of you, and hopefully provide some healing L O V E tones for your own day to day."
So far he's released four of these, I compiled them into one folder but check back cause he'll likely update in-between brushing your teeth. And if you haven't bought/heard his last release 'F O R M' yet you R E A L L Y S H O U L D , I M O .
Each track has its own individual art (titled them for ya nice peepz), I just chose his cover for "Occasional Seed".
Posted by lessMTVmoreTMV at 9:55 PM
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Joshua is the work of Joshua Gibbs, recently releasing his EP 'Curvature of the Mouth' for free alongside some literal tasty packages; if you buy it, he'll make and deliver a tasty sandwich included with your cassette or CD...
'Curvature of the Mouth' marks the first in a set to be released by December, with his upcoming 'Jersey St.' due the following month.
The EP is 6 tracks, described as ambient acoustic -- all instruments and voices are done by Gibbs save the bowed-bass provided by Dean English on "Turtles", which is all around my favorite track on the EP...
A nice weaving of samples, clicks/claps, strings and sings -- just over thirteen minutes and definitely worth re-visiting/keeping tabs.
Posted by lessMTVmoreTMV at 5:42 PM