Seeing Stars, Circa 1999 by Joe Kenyon IV

2018-05-01 05:43:55 UTC

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Joe Kenyon is a writer and musician from the Chemical Coast, Linden, New Jersey. After spending eight years in space as captain of an instrumental rock spaceship called Ruined Machines, Joe is now back to Earth, piecing together a life record, song by song. Here's another nostalgic, playful piece to the puzzle: "Seeing Stars, Circa 1999".

One song, and a piece to a huge instrumental puzzle called 'Peace Talks'.

"Seeing Stars, Circa 1999" is part of a record now four years in the making; Still in the middle of being diligently crafted. When it's complete, it will hopefully serve as the perfect companion to nights at home alone.


Genre : rock, classic, composition, funk, groove, instrumental, jam, jazz, progressive, storytelling, world, Doylestown

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New album Beasts in binary city by mandala eyes

2017-11-20 17:59:11 UTC

Beasys

The New album "beasts in binary city" by Mandala eyes is an all improvised electric guitar + looper, underlaid by also improvised electronic beats. The story is about wildness struggling to exist in a reductive environment, a reflection of his internally difficult time living in a city in middle America over the past year.


Track List


  • memory of dying flowers - 01:22 
  • my love wanted a skyscraper of me, an electric nightlife of me, a smog city of me - 12:03 
  • bent truth - 05:41 
  • they erased the name for what I am - 02:47 
  • dysphoric descent - 04:02 
  • human skull packed with explosives - 04:20 
  • hide & seek - 01:56 
  • ?uestion engine - 03:34 
  • in my debris, the first breath of pine trees - 05:08


Genre : experimental, ambient, art, rock, electric, guitar, improvisation, indie, instrumental, loops, post-rock, progressive

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New album MANTA by POSTCARDS FROM ARKHAM

2017-11-12 23:32:11 UTC

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There are many bands that draw inspiration from the mysterious, dreamlike, simply weird world of the American novelist H. P.Lovecraft. One such band can be found also on the Czech scene, though you would look for it in vein within the metal genre. What we refer to is POSTCARDS FROM ARKHAM, a post-rock project, whose mastermind is Marek “Frodys” Pytlik, who arose from the iconic North Moravian doom act DISSOLVING OF PRODIGY, as well as from the melodic death metal band AWRIZIS. Now PFA return with their second studio album with a cryptic fateful title “ÆØN5” that will take you to the world of lucid dreaming beyond angled space, where a different music of the spheres reigns supreme.

Already the first album of POSTCARDS FROM ARKHAM, entitled “Oceanize”, was a breath of fresh air on the Czech not only metal scene. “ÆØN5” goes way further. Once again, maestro Frodys took care of all music and instrumentation and conjured up a unique mix of nostalgic and poetic post-rock sound combined with a horror narrative. Here and there even an isolated black metal scream appears, more often however a splendidly sounding spoken word, uttered for example by the diva Lenka Machová from ADOR DORATH, who besides that participated on the visual and lyrical side of the album. State-of-the-art production was brought in by Libor Kukula from MetalGate

Howard Philips Lovecraft and his “weird fiction” is one those instances that show how whimsical fate can be. Neglected in life and delegated to the margins of pulp literature, today a literary icon, whose work serves as an inspiration to countless other artists across the cultural spectrum. The Czech scene is not an exception. Take POSTCARDS FROM ARKHAM for example, a post-rock/metal project by Marek Frodys Pytlik that translates Lovecraft’s legacy into its music, and that is now releasing under MetalGate Records its already third studio album entitled “MANTA”. Those who are familiar with PFA, may be surprised that the new album is somewhat darker and rawer than its predecessors. It is so because the intent was to create a counterpoint to the previous piece “ÆØN5”, both music-wise and theme-wise. While “ÆØN5” built on Lovecraft’s so-called “dream cycle”, which are stories having as their common denominator phantasmal dreamscapes that make them in a way lighter and more colorful compared to the rest of his works, “MANTA” heads into the utterly nonhuman and unfathomable cosmic voids of Lovecraftian cosmology – that is, into vistas ruled by the Demonic Sultan Azathoth, Lord of All, and to which to gain entrance entails transgressing the boundaries of the angled space, which is to say to leave behind that which we perceive as reality. Hence the contrast.

Track List

1.The Kvlt Ov Dream 03:42

2.Owls Not What They Seem 04:37

3.Thoughts Like Silver Bullets 04:11

4.Symmetric Kakophony 03:20

5.Leviathan 02:40

6.Wanderlvst 03:59

7.Dunwich Shaman 04:25

8.Valley Ov The Past Lives 06:52

9.Her Cosmic Song 06:27


Genre : acoustic, atmospheric, rock, metal, post, progressive, ambient, post-black, post-metal, post-rock, Czech

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Pep Talks by Joe Kenyon IV

2017-11-02 04:41:34 UTC

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Joe Kenyon is a writer and musician from the Chemical Coast, Linden, New Jersey. After spending eight years in space as captain of an instrumental rock spaceship called Ruined Machines, Joe is now back to Earth, piecing together a life record, song by song. Here's another nostalgic, playful piece to the puzzle: "Seeing Stars, Circa 1999".

Two preliminary mixes from ‘Peace Talks,’ a record currently being lived and recorded. Drawing from post-rock and longform compositional influence, the storytelling heard in the sound is the core of what’s to be experienced.

Track List

  • Ode to the Possible Past (Reprise) - 02:00 
  • Strangers (We Always Maintain) - 04:55 


Genre : progressive, rock, composition, instrumental, metal, nostalgic, post-metal, post-rock, psychedelic, space

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New album Elã by Kalouv

2017-10-26 04:36:41 UTC

Kaloo

Elã (pronounced Elan) is the new record of the Brazilian instrumental/post-rock band Kalouv, formed by Basílio Queiroz (bass), Bruno Saraiva (keyboards), Saulo Mesquita (guitar), Túlio Albuquerque (guitar) and Rennar Pires (drums). The album was composed between December of 2016 and march of 2017, in a country house named Sítio Santa Fé, located in the interior of the state of Pernambuco in Brazil. Also, the record became possible by a crowdfunding campaign, raising 124% of the goal in 45 days.

Between the time of composing in the Sítio Santa Fé, the nine tracks of Elã gained life and made the musicians develop new ways of creating music. This process brought more direct songs inspired by contemporary music that goes from alt rock and IDM genres to pop from the eighties. Therefore the post-rock that guided the previous records get new colors and goes off the sobriety and introspective tone to give space to tracks guided by synths, rhythmic guitars, and vocals, with more interaction between drums, bass and piano.

Created in 2010, the band has in their history two full-length albums, Pluvero (2014) and Sky Swimmer (2011) and an EP, Planar Sobre o Invisível (2016), all of them being well received by Brazilian and foreign media. In this fourth work, the band tries to bring new musical influences and collaborations to the album, like Sofia Freire in the tracks Elã and Pedra Bruta, Yukio in the track Mergulho Profundo and RØKR in the track Hotline Miami. The record had the recording, mixing and mastering by Bruno Giorgi, sound engineer behind other Brazilian music projects like Lenine (winner of Latin Grammy), baleia, Vitor Araújo and others. He also participated in the album adding textures and rhythmic mixing designs to the album.

The graphic art and design project is signed by Thaís Jacoponi, a resident of the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The image of a person hugging this black risk represents the energy that the word Elã brings: innovation, impulse, drastic force. The record was named after we met a little dog in the country house called Elã. The name drew our curiosity because is an unexpected name to put in a dog, so we looked for the meaning and found that it connects entirely with the feeling we were trying to put in our composing time. Also, was a meaningful word to represent our friendship and the stories that we constructed together in seven years as a band.


Track List


Pedra Bruta - 04:17
Moo Moo - 05:27
Máquinas - 05:25
Elã - 05:36
Hotline Miami - 06:42
Depois do Escuro - 04:52
O Escultor - 06:12
Rei Sem Cor - 05:15
Mergulho Profundo - 06:38


Genre : alternative, instrumental, progressive, soundtrack, music, rock., dreamy, game, post-rock, psychedelic, rock, synth

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