Since 2011, Beijing-based electronic post-metal producer Izalith has been shaking the boundaries between genre-melding like nothing you've ever heard before; Celestial vocal splicing, raw, mesmerising distorted breaks atop crushingly concise drums and percussion, propelling one into a realm of immersive bliss-soaked resonance.
From the project's humble 2011 beginning, already then promising experimental artist Izalith released an industrial-metal infused debut release, titled 'Gnomon', Izalith went on to explore these familiar yet entrancing territories with each passing release.
Izalith's latest compelling output, titled 'Shibboleth' EP takes any past discretion and turns it upside down onto its own feral, unpredictable and multifaceted head now complete with cascading electro-metal breaks and crushing post-rock sections. Now, Cape Town-based imprint and family MoonSwing Netlabel have just reissued Izalith's latest compelling work, 'Shibboleth' EP for FREE download.
"Blank Frames" is the second EP from industrial/Electronic duo Chelsey and the Noise. Hayward, CA (US) based duo Chelsey and the Noise find their strength in contradictions. Pairing heavy synths and distorted guitars with catchy melodies and heartfelt vocals to create a sound both intense and playful. The instrumentation is chaotic yet controlled, pierced by moments of atmospheric vulnerability in an attempt to find beauty among the mayhem. This dichotomy is pushed further by the themes explored in their latest release Blank Frames. An album as much about the pain of loss as it is about the exultation in starting over. Lyrically teetering between self-confidence and self-doubt while ultimately finding the strength to rebuild what was destroyed. Though it’s easy to find the darkness in this music, the album is ultimately a work of optimism and a celebration of human resilience.
Hesperian Death Horse is an avant-garde black/sludge/post-metal band playing in Zagreb, Croatia since 2012. HDH is a narrator of psychedelic, nihilistic poetry that sings a saga of the birth, life and death of every being, each stage envisioned as a separate album forming a trilogy, after which, the band will have concluded the saga and will not create any further music. The saga will be told in the order of death, life and birth. Death was the theme of their first album ‘Mrtav’ (Croatian for the word ‘Dead’), released in 2013 by Play The Assasin Records. Life is the theme of their newest, second album ‘Ziv’ (Croatian for the word ‘Alive’), released now. Birth will be the theme of the last part of the trilogy, and the band’s last album, ‘Rodjen’ (Croatian for the word ‘Born’), will see the light of day in late 2020.
Life is the theme of their newest, full-length album ‘Ziv’ (Croatian for the word ‘Alive’), the second of a planned trilogy of releases, recorded in reverse order encompassing the human life cycle. The 4 part / 30 minute ‘Ziv’ is avant-garde black music with nihilistic poetry.
The album was recorded in the summer of 2017 at Kramasonik Studio in Zagreb, Croatia by the quintet consisting of Dario Orac (guitars & vocals), Domagoj Zunic (guitars & vocals), Marko Galetic (guitars & vocals), Ivan Kukuljevic (drums) and Slaven Jedvaj (bass guitar). It was recorded and mixed by Hrvoje Niksic, and mastered by James Kelly (Altar of Plagues/Wife). Artwork by Snjezana Mekic Delic.
Below A Silent Sky has just released their album A View From Afar.
" We're proud to announce our 2nd album - A View From Afar - is now official released on bandcamp and available on CD in our merch store and at our shows. We worked with blood, sweat and tears for over half a year to record these new tracks and shaped them till they hit our ideas. For now, it`s time to thank all of you guys who supported us on our way either at our shows, in the studio, with the artwork and the thousands of other things related to this record and our music."
Spiricom is a two-person project from Ohio featuring elements of post-rock, shoegaze, ambient and experimental rock. The project was started by Steven K. Smith, who has also been involved in bands such as A Signal In The Static, Dolmen, Mabou, and Daye of Skye.
In 1980, William O'Neil and George Meek built the spiricom apparatus to communicate with the spirits of the deceased. Stranger still is that O'Neil claims to have gotten assistance in the radio-like device's development via psychic interaction with Dr. George Mueller, who had died in 1967. The concept of otherworldly communion mixed with technology is Spiricom's primary theme, but they also explore more archaic forms of spiritual communication.
Smith handles the programming, percussion, keyboards and synthesized guitar in Spiricom, while Marc Cody explores soundscapes, auditory textures, and fuzzy walls of distortion on lead guitar.
Spiricom's Hammer of Witches EP glimpses the lengths to which the zealous will go in the pursuit of righteousness. Three companion pieces evoke how men wielded pain, fire, and unyielding conviction in the pursuit of holy purification. Competing spiritual forces create a cascade of textures. Guitars lull and sear a redemptive path through illuminating and angelic synths. Drums beat out a shamanistic trance while a percussive march gathers on the borders.
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.