Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hanetration - Gavia EP

Hanetration is a solo artist from Cornwall, UK.  He makes ambient/electronic/drone with a very cinematic feel, through (IMO) his very tasteful sprinkling of percussion.  He also mixes the three with an even keel and understanding, giving equal vibes of dark and uplifting, often shifting from basic tribal drums, to frenzy IDM-friendly beats, all while splicing them between the occasional wind instrument and sped up vocal chatter.  The drone isn't as prevalent (mostly the opening track), but it's there -- as is the brief experimentation with glitch effects at the end of the third track.

All in all this EP has a lot going on for four short tracks, and at 20 minutes long you'll probably fill in the blanks.  Check out his bandcamp (full of free goodies) and Facebook for news on his upcoming releases.

Artwork by Tommy Nease:

Bongley Dead - Undici

Italy's Bongley Dead have come a long way since sending me their demo, made evident by their new full length 'Undici'.  While admittedly in my opinion there's some rises and falls in quality, it's inevitable to pick favorites and filler in the robust 17 tracks.  Even with that said -- every track on this is miles beyond their #3 demo, which already showed a running start.  Continue to follow where they go next @ & Facebook.

Laxenanchaos - MEMORIES

Free album release courtesy of Virgin Babylon records (world's end girlfriend/Kashiwa Daisuke...) for their newly signed solo artist Laxenanchaos.  Have only had a chance to hear the opening track "Bruce Lee" but really enjoyed it, and the sound and style feels right at home with the flavorings of Virgin Babylon.

Album art by mieze