Sunday, February 24, 2013

Nonsun - Good Old Evil

Nonsun is a doom/drone/sludge/post metal band from Lviv, Ukraine. Formed in 2011 by Goatooth (guitars, bass, vocals) and Alpha (drums).  The four-track EP 'Good Old Evil' was their first release in December 2012.

This EP abandons you in a forest of feedback, pulls you into the droning ocean, and finally turns you into a giant riff-riding, meat-eating turtle.  The EP shifts styles and moods, heard instantly between the first two tracks; "Jesus' Age" is a dark and trudging doom-metal song held together by a coda of feedback, as "Rain Have Mercy" turns into a solo-swinging metal romp as if the band sprouted wings at the bottom of the sea.  "Message Of Nihil Carried By The Waves Of The Big Bang" starts with a droning bass heavy enough to knock the fillings out of your teeth, while concluding "Forgottten Is What Never Was" pulses a weary ascent to find what lies over Doom mountain.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Richard Pickman, Durka Dubaholics Anonymous, For The Galaxy, Hail Zeon! - Adventures in Psychohistory: Part 1 Episode 1: The Galactic Fast One

"Milktoast Music is a group of artists who put together strange mixed genre music mostly relating to cult films and other media. On 1/28/13 we will release Adventures in Psychohistory Part 1 Episode 1: The Galactic Fast One which is the first of three releases featuring science fiction inspired music composed and mixed circa 2010-2012.

A science fiction inspired musical epic, chronicling mans life among the stars, androids and aliens. Featuring the Masters Of Space Opera: Durka Dubaholics Anonymous, Richard Pickman, Hail Zeon! and the return of For the Galaxy! A mix of several electronic genres, old movies and more.  Galactic Politics, War and Destiny. Episode 1 features space opera from as far back as 2010 and starts the epic that pits man against the future."



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Soft Breaking - Born Old

Born Old

"We're instrumental rock from South Florida, and Born Old is our debut album. Although there's a diversity of styles such as subtle and soft to loud distortions using electric electronic and acoustic instruments, we feel there's also a flow to the album as a whole. For brevity of musical description, some similar sounding music (not intended as comparisons, but rather as familiar references): Explosions In The Sky, Godflesh, Isis, Mogwai, Radiohead, Tool."

Really dug this once I let it get rolling; whether it was spastic tremolo guitar, an unexpected drum fill, or a song relayed over Morse code...this album kept me interested.  Nice to hear a sweeping post-rock vibe without the bass buried in the background.  The scattered electronic/effect touches throughout the album definitely add a lot, even with the occassional horn/strings rounding out their sound.

Good stuff, album is $9 but free to stream and definitely worth checking out one way or the other.  If you're in Florida and play music, they'd probably like to hear from you.