Thursday, August 25, 2011


yodaka were a Japanese post-rock band consisting of Kashiwa Daisuke (Guitar/Programming), Nema Takeshi (Guitar/Synth), Takimoto Nozomu (Bass) and Yamamoto Hironobu (Drums).
This collection of five songs is the only material around (couldn't find a tracklisting or release info), and what it lacks in audio quality it makes up for quality.
Pretty cool stuff -- Daisuke's programming edge helps give it a unique feel for post-rock.
Def recommend looking into his latest piano-only release too.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Vakill - Armor of God

Not return--punishment

Yes! One of my most anticipated hip-hop releases in a spinnin' minute.
Chicago's Vakill returns after a five year inhale, and I know for one am satisfied with the release.
'Armor of God' might even shine through his previous 2006 volley 'Worst Fears Confirmed' that got me semi-stan-status in the first place. Only been able to repeat this once or twice but Vakill comes correct on every track, with easily some of the tightest beats offered from the Molemen and crew.

If you're down with this you're up for rough:

Friday, August 5, 2011

Mastodon - Black Tongue

The Hunter (9/27/11):

1. Black Tongue
2. Curl of the Burl
3. Blasteroid
4. Stargasm
5. Octopus Has No Friends
6. All the Heavy Lifting
7. The Hunter
8. Dry Bone Valley
9. Thickening
10. Creature Lives
11. Spectrelight
12. Bedazzled Fingernails
13. The Sparrow

The single for "Black Tongue"; pretty sweet opening track, IMO.
For whatever reason it gave me Killing Joke vibes.