October 7th, 2015 / Comments Off on Mokyow / by Mog/
The first album from mokyow, a post-rock band formed by Takahiro Kido, Takahiro Matsue and Tadashi Yoshikawa, all members of Anoice. This album was made as a concept album for the soundtrack to “Spiegel Im Spiegel”, a novel by Michael Ende. It was made by adding stringed instruments such as violin and viola and sweet whispered vocals to the band sounds by mokyow’s improvisation. You’ll be able to listen to various styles of music; from “sunny-side Flowers,” a grand tune recorded in a tunnel and fields, to “small small Flag,” a dreamy tune in which a guest vocalist participated.
For fans of
The noisy sounds of ( Mogwai )
and the beautiful soundscapes of ( Sigur Ros )
A sweet combination that no can disagree on. ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE
Variations For Spiegel
Released December 10, 2007
Produced by Ricco Label
track.1, 3, 5 composed by Takahiro Kido
track.2, 4 by T. Kido, Takahiro Matsue, Tadashi Yoshikawa
Artist – Mokyow
Album – Variations for Spiegel [ 10 OUT OF 10 ]
Release Date – 2007
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock [ AT ITS VERY BEST ]
1. sunny-side Flowers 07:46
2. in Different 08:46
3. re-lease 10:54
4. Come toward our Line 09:24 | 5. small small Flag 08:20
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October 7th, 2015 / Comments Off on Sypnosys / by Mog/
Some things can’t be explained… To understand “Synopsys” you must listen to their music, feel the pictures, understand the emotions, capture the quiet and sustain the pain. This is on a paradox that build themselves those atmospheres, shadow & light, the infinitely big & the infinitesimal, things to say that we cannot say, the equilibre & the fall.
Gregory Lonegro – Drums
Jean Michel Llorca – Bass
Julien Ollier – Guitar
Vincent Taiani – Guitar and Voice
François Evrard – Samples and Machines
New Full Length Album
To Be Released
Towards The 01st Quarter of 2016
Following the 2013 EP titled TIMELESS, Synopsys is working on an full album to be released April / May 2016. The band is working on a medium-length film version of the album and will be entering the recording studio mid-December. A fundraising campaign is launched to this effect in order to find the necessary funds to help pressing CD’s and Vinyls. A pre-ordering system is in place allowing you to reserve the album and help the band at the same time. By all means do check out the campaign page and the mind-blowing perks the the band is offering.
Artist – Synopsys
Album – Timeless [ * * * * * * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Experimental, Post-rock, Post-metal, Post-hardcore [ ISIS FANS / FR TOP OUTFIT ]
1. Red Stars 06:28
2. We have still the sun 05:51
3. Naive 11:02
4. Drops of fire 04:55
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October 7th, 2015 / Comments Off on Toul Syes / by Mog/
‘4’ is the second independent release of Toul Syes, an instrumental post-rock band from Budapest, Hungary. The band was formed in 2013, and our first EP called ‘III’ was released in 2014. The new album features four tracks with a total playtime of 36 minutes. The name of the tracks can be roughly translated to (in track order) ‘Downburst’, ‘Dive’, ‘Blazebreak’, ‘Every day is a desert’.
‘4’ shows our progress in both songwriting and recording. In our songs, the three guitars build heavily to the strong presence of the drums and bass. Sometimes their themes complement each other in harmony, whereas in other parts they break this harmony to give an unexpected edge to the music. This leads to that the mood of our music has a wide range from atmospheric to shredding even within a song.
Attila Dömötör – Guitar
Balázs Csurgó – Drums
Botond Hajdu – Guitar
Dávid Farkas – Bass and Máté Balogh – Guitar
October 7th, 2015 / Comments Off on Rebecca Everett / by Mog/
Imagine James Bond in a spaghetti western floating in a dark opium dream. Rebecca’s songs are deep, dark and hooky. The strength of her songwriting comes from being in a multitude of bands and writing tunes for TV, film and artists such as Juno nominee Jimmy Rankin. Her smokey voice and killer band with take you to the dark corners of the moon.
As a professional singer, instrumentalist and songwriter (Ole) for TV, film and artists, Rebecca has traveled extensively across North America (Nashville, LA, New York) and Europe (Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, London, Sweden, Paris) writing and performing. Her new release and third record Seven Shades is dark, moody, melodic rock n roll with Rebecca’s captivating vocals leading the way. The Dead Ringers include, James Robertson (guitar), Tyler Quint (bass), Paul Braunstein (drums) and Neil Quin (keys).
Rebecca Everett- songwriter, singer, guitar
James Robertson- guitar
Dan Mock- guitar
Tyler Quint- bass
Neil Quin- keys
Paul Braunstein- drums
Benjamin Pinkerton- co-writer Sting of a Kiss
Jay McGroarty- co-writer Tied up in a Bow
Carl Jennings- *bass, co-producer Tied up in a Bow
Bill Majoros- *guitar, keys, vocals Tied up in a Bow
Recorded and Co-produced @ Central Audio
Mixed by Skycrib Studios | Mastered @ Westmoreland Studios
“Torontonian Rebecca Everett might not be auditioning her song for the reboot of Twin Peaks but “Sting Of A Kiss” sounds like it should be place in their somewhere. “Sting Of A Kiss” creates a mood of desolation, obsession and loneliness….frankly she scares me….and I like it.” Lets not Get Carried Away
“So Sam Smith got the James Bond theme tune gig – I can only assume that they didn’t hear this first or he’d have been out on his arse. A sultry storm-cloud of tune, that would sit comfortably on a Portishead / Winehouse album. Fantastic.” Honey and Bile
“The lead track is “Sting of a Kiss”. The song with its brooding, smokey, bluesy sound, has a suspenseful, cinematic quality a la Timber Timbre. It’s a song that would be perfect in either a future James Bond film This track is absolutely intoxicating.” The Revue
“Chills! Neko Case and
Bjork’s love child…
in a Tarantino film,
melting my face off.” Amber Edgar
Artist – Rebecca Everett
Album – Seven Shades [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Indie, Alternative, Dark-ambient, Experimental [ James Bond Movie / Portishead Fans ]
1. Seven Shades 04:52
2. Sting of a Kiss 03:57
3. Tied up in a Bow 03:48
4. Mean Old Man 04:09 | 5. Everything 04:35
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October 7th, 2015 / Comments Off on The Rococo Bang / by Mog/
We are a fully improvisational, instrumental guitar/drums duo from Boston, MA, called The Rococo Bang. Our name is two-fold: It is both the name of a dance from the bandmembers’ favorite TV show, used to seduce a much more beautiful woman; and an homage to the Rococo style of art, which calls for spontaneity, asymmetry, and an elegant, bejeweled middle-finger to art-dogmatics.
To that end: The guitar player (whose sister is the drummer’s wife! Family!) loops on the fly and the drummer whips beats out of thin air in dynamic and dancy accompaniment. There are riffs that recall every decade of rock, and enough solos to satisfy the Millenium Falcon; forest-quiet cymbals and hunter’s-decibel snare cracks.
Recorded completely analog
by Alex Garcia-Rivera
who engineered, mixed and mastered
these songs on September 26, 2015 at Mystic Valley Recording Studio.
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Artist – The Rococo Bang
Album – TOLL [ * * * * * * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Instrumental, Psychedelic, Math-rock, Slow-riffs [ TOTALLY AWESOME / DIANOGAH FANS ]
1. Concrete Guardian 06:06
2. Restorations 04:03
3. Two Weeks, With Pay 04:47
4. Dream Book 06:58
5. Dionis 09:57
6. To Me 03:58
7. Angra 02:23
8. Ole Bent Zen 06:00 | 9. Nostos 07:33
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Artist – The Rococo Bang
Album – Equations [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Instrumental, Psychedelic, Indie, Slow-riffs [ TOTALLY AWESOME / DIANOGAH FANS ]
1. Pedro 04:33
2. Terrible News 04:33
3. Fire in the Attic 05:47
4. Operation Opera 06:20
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UAE Records is a small independent label managed by Christer Lunder and Christian Saint-Viteux. We focus mainly on ambient, drone, electronic and experimental music. Our main goal is to work closely with our artists and together try to fulfill the potential in the music and the artistic work.
“The Pleiades” is an unequivocal ambient album by experimental musician István Csarnogurszky mostly known as [ musicformessier ], released on the 21st of September 2015. This new title is in many ways similar to István previous releases, to name but just a few, Dreaming The I.S.S and Leaving The I.S.S but with the exception that the 10 movements brought forward by the outfit emphasizes largely on subtly treated piano / synth textures. And in addition to the approach of composing something less aggressively, the album also delivers more pronounced electronic treatments and theme related atmospheres.
So yes… while alternating in some similar approach as the understandable concept to some of the previous releases with the same sense of thrill, inspiration and ethereal beauty, the package brought forth is so ridiculously good that it gives ambient listeners the urge to spontaneously arrange the album somewhere easily accessible. For instance, part of your favourite ambient collection on your music shelf, which consequently stands out amongst the highest peak of beauty. As far as “The Pleiades” goes I can most certainly confirm that there are indeed several high and little to no low points. One of the main aspects goes to how Istvan captures the meaning of subtle ambiance and how far the music can take you if you simply accommodate the sound in its general form.
This exalted and tranquil recording features ten memorable ambient-tone poems for delicate tunes and synth murmurs. The concoction dwells between simple chords, rapid succession of guitar notes and melodies that are periodically chased by elegant electronic whispers in a confident fashion as opposed to simultaneous shifting. The result is absolutely dreamy and even though Istvan chose to compose and record, this time around in a strict minimalist style, the gorgeous tunes evokes so much more, for the reverberating spaces between the notes and the empty sequences are just as important as the notes and the sequences themselves. Everything about “The Pleiades” is exceptional. The album in its entirety is beautifully crafted; the slow-motion consistency of “The Pleiades” is of a fascinating ambient-impressionism that is highly original in contrast to the myriads of New Age imitators.
02. Maia 03:02
08. Celeano 02:16
09. Asterope 04:26
I think it is safe to say that Istvan Csarnogurszky has, on more than one occasions, declared the words "Ambient Guru" with outright earnestness. As a genuinely trained composer, Istvan is an unstoppable self-believer / thinker, with an unquenchable taste for sentimental tunes and nostalgic ventures. I have to say that in many respects [ musicformessier ] is one hell of an alias which has completely earned my trust and dedicated attention when it comes to ambient music filled with emotion. And that’s simply based on Istvan total devotion of consistency. Over the past he collaborated with [ Cousin Silas ], yet another brilliant moniker as we all know; but with “The Pleiades” he went completely solo and still managed to pull something totally outstanding and memorable that you are bound to set on ‘repeat play’ from the very beginning. To conclude, “The Pleiades” is a strange but beautiful consolidation of new age ambient sounds and ingenious melodies. A remarkable blend of music resulting into rich and overwhelming textures that are accessible to all kinds of listeners. [ YET ANOTHER SUPERB RELEASE ].
Al Berkowitz [ A long hereafter / Nothing beyond ]
Al Berkowitz is an art-rock ensemble commanded by composer / producer Ignacio Simón and based in London. It was founded in 2006, when the Spanish psychedelic band "The Inhabitants" joined forces with American beatnick Aldous Berkowitz. Over the last years, Al Berkowitz have combined strikingly original music with euphoric live performances.
Santiago estrada: Bass guitar, lead vocals on track #8.
Production, edition & mixing by Ignacio Simón
Mastered by Golden Mastering | Artwork: Lucía Clews
Recorded @ Paco Loco studio in Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz)
between 28th and 31st October 2011.
Additional Rec' @ Mare Nostrum studio (Majadahonda), bet' July
& December 2011 and Ritmo y compás between May and June 2011.
A Long Hereafter / Nothing Beyond draws a genuine and unclassifiable musical universe, where every little detail seems to fit in neatly. It features crushing harmonic affluence and expressionist, yet delicate, arrangements. The album's eight tracks maintain a sincere and honest essence through opposing spirits and styles.
This new album was recorded in a heavenly spot off the coast of Cádiz (Spain) and self-produced by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Ignacio Simón. After the recording sessions, Aldous B. Berkowitz's disciples spent a long time chiseling and shaping their most ambitious project to date. A Long Hereafter / Nothing Beyond culminates a series of releases arising from those same sessions which have multiplied their followers lately: the singles The Frenchman and The Rabbitman and Magical Cynical and the EP A Better Way.
1. You and I 04:43
2. The Frenchman and The Rabbitman 08:16
3. How could we get ourselves lost? 04:51
4. Magical cynical 03:54
5. Farewell, my lady! 05:27
6. A long hereafter 04:55
7. Nothing beyond 03:34 | 8. Sensitive, not dramatic 07:50
A Long Hereafter / Nothing Beyond is influenced by lots of artists and styles: Beach Boys' baroque visions, Robert Wyatt's melancholy, Robyn Hitchcock's psychedelic folk, Grizzly Bear's pop experiments, Charles Ives's and Takemitsu's dreamy landscapes, The Pop Group's dark intensity, Nick Drake's intimacy or the histrionics of the earliest Pink Floyd, just to name a few.
-ghost island- initially formed by John Romero as an ambient solo project to toy around with song ideas when he wasn't working with his band at the time, Cassiopeia. After the dissolution of Cassiopeia, John had a few songs completed for an EP to be released early 2014. The itch to perform live again however, made him hold off releasing the EP and recruiting Roddy (Ursus Colossus) and Joseph (Underground Cities). They knew early on that they would like to switch up instruments to keep their live shows fresh and more fun, as well as challenging themselves to become more creative on instruments they weren't normally playing in their previous bands. So -ghost island- went to work on writing an album instead of an EP.
After about 6 months of writing as a 3 piece, they were ready to begin recording their first full length album. John had recently bought a house so they tracked the album both there, and at their respective homes for overdubs. They enlisted the services of James Plotkin for mastering, and -ghost island- are very proud to present to everyone with their debut album entitled Destroyer. -ghost island- have plans to release the album on both CD and on LP, with a later date this year to be announced.
For fans of:
This Will Destroy You,
and Explosion In The Sky
Mastered by James Plotkin | All Rights Reserved 2015
The debut album ‘Destroyer’ by -ghost island- can be viewed as a bit of an experiment, though not on an amateur level as John Romero, founder of -ghost island- who’s been around for a while as an active member of “Cassiopeia”, yet another ambient post-rock outfit with the strong ability to turn noise in to beautiful sound. Destroyer by -ghost island- on the other hand can be considered as a fruitful journey towards sound experimentation. The album entails no lyrics or spoken words for that matter and is strictly instrumental with screeching guitars notes and stunning vibrations enticing listeners in a comfortable vagueness while the matter of passion and performance is the core subject.
Listening to ‘Destroyer’ from the starting point all the way till the end is an amazing experience, no doubt about that. It is true that most bands if not all, have their own way of interpreting their emotions though sounds. -ghost island- however, dedicates most of their time flapping through emotions. On one end if we take pieces like What We Can and Cannot See, Mice On A Ship and Glacial, basically the 01st half of the album you’ll most likely be led to the conclusion that album can be as subtle as [ Hammock ] or [ Herbstlaub ]. Those pieces are literally gorgeous with superb strings striking lightning in an entire musical arena and embracing the audience from a distance with the perception that the music is not in your face but more… from afar, drawing its attention purely through a certain love and dedication.
By the same token if we take movements like In Time, In Roads or Utsoro-Bune and Acherusia, plainly the 02nd half of the album, with the load of distortions and extreme darkness you’ll immediately discover that the album can be as dark and aggressive as [ We Lost The Sea ] or [ Pride and Ego Down ] and [ Siberia* ] with the exception that lyrics are nowhere to be found. The band techniques towards untangling powerful noises and shifting through wah wah effect are more like the intricate strategy of an air plane take-off. By default -ghost island- is a post-rock outfit, that’s not debatable and the introductory of ‘Destroyer’, tall tears confirms that in an instant, but there is more to it though… the powerful riffing on Archerusiais like an art-noise and it’s where -ghost island- proves the contrary by revealing new exquisite melodies and motifs.
1. tall tears 02:50
2. what we can and cannot see 06:31
3. mice on a ship 05:59
4. glacial 04:44
5. flood damage 03:20
6. in time, in roads 10:41
7. utsuro-bune 08:27
8. acherusia 05:56 | 9. the last star's light 06:17
Each track on ‘Destroyer’ constantly opens new avenues to explore, but in a continuous and structured fashion. That in mind, the real pride and exultation of -ghost island- debut is how they’ve managed to put together such beautiful noises yet remaining extremely approachable without losing their sense of adventure. This debut album can shift between accessible to enigmatic and back without you even noticing it. That’s how fluid the sound is. Truthfully speaking, the final outcome is outstanding; how outstanding it is though, is up to you to decide, but there is no denying that what the music -ghost island- creates is something else, something rarely found from other musicians in the same scene. Do not skip this one guys and remember to get a solid grip of what -ghost island- has to offer. You cannot listen to the 01st half of the album without listening to the 02nd half or vice versa, you have to embrace the entire album on this one. TOTALLY WORTHY.
By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen and to Their Late Majesties King George VI, King Edward VII, King William IV, King George V, Queen Victoria, King George IV and to His Late Royal Higness The Prince of Wales ( 1921-1936)
TONY JUSTERINI and ANATOLY BROOKS are the co-founders of Rádio Etiópia. New episodes are posted every Monday set completed apart from the mainstream line of music.
Intro voice led by Ana Ribeiro
- ELDER ALMEIDA - 1st FRIDAY
- PAULINO - 2nd FRIDAY
- FRAY D. JAY - 3rd FRIDAY
- JOÃO H - 4th FRIDAY
- JOSÉ RAMÓN - SOMETIMES
By - By Elder Almeida
01 – Sleepwalk With Luna – “Pin & Needle” (00:19)
02 – _ne – “0000|” (02:17)
03 – Wixel – “Cloud Fields” (05:15)
04 – Nick Cave – “Avalanche” (13:08)
05 – Adam Barringer – “kirschnerxpilots111811” (17:29)
I've been meaning to put up this list for a while but never really had the chance to get around it. I remember posting a top 50 releases for 2011 and top 100 albums for 2012 but somehow missed / skipped 2013 and 2014. That in mind I thought I might as well draw up a list for 2015 but in two half, thus... summing up this post contain TSS top 25 albums as well as 15 honourable mentioned and top 5 remixes for Radio Etiopia, all strictly based ON 2015 01ST HALF. And while we are on the H1 of 2015 subject, I am also pleased to announce that there are indeed some exceptionally good outfits / albums lined-up for H2 of 2015. To mentioned but just a few [ Caspian ], [ K O V L O ], [ MusicForMessier ], [ GIMU ], [ First Falling Leaves ] which is a collaboration result of [ W & H ] and [ U.A.E ], [ 2L8 ], [ madebygrey ] and many other stunning outfits. Trust me guys... if you think H1 of 2015 has been really good then you up for a surprise on 2015 2nd half. So Without further ado...