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PREGIS IN PARIS SS19

Drone-black metal-experimental one-man project Vidar Ermesjo from Norway releases another opus of a fantastic mix of funeral doom and metallic drone. Hjarnidaudi uses a very electric-sounding guitar tone full of the energy of life and which comes close at times to hysteria and derangement. Slow repetition emphasizes the end goal.

04.06.2018

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Angel Olsen comes to Guimarães for the first time to play the Centro Cultural de Vilaflor on the 13th May. Mind you the 13th of May is no ordinary date in Portugal as it celebrates the story of a famous miracle in Fátima in this very day back in 1917, a far gone era in a post-monarchic country impaired by poverty.
So in the spirit of devotion I've chosen an image for this post that depicts Angel at her most angelic.
An other angel, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is playing a concert on this very day in Fatima. Bocelli will be joined by French pianist Elizabeth Sombart and by stunning (!) Ukrainian violinist Anastasyia Petryshak, under usual conductor Carlo Bernini.

04.05.2018

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Broad, expansive post rock with minimal composition owing a good deal of inspiration to their neighbors from the north, the mighty GYBE!.

16.04.2018

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The first album I got from Pixies was Surfer Rosa back in 1988, 30 years ago. it was my first year at uni, it was the year I got to savor the highest degree of personal freedom for the first time, the year i met some of my best and most enduring friends. I have seen Pixies for the first time in London back in 2004 and again 10 years after (!) in 2014 at Primavera Sound in Porto. It wasn't like the first time, it wasn't the same band... Still I rocked to tracks like Vamos, Where is my mind or Oh my golly! with my two teenage daughters. Quite unforgettable.

03.04.2018

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HAVING JUST EXPERIENCED LIIMA'S LIVE PERFORMANCE IN GUIMARÃES AT THE VILAFLOR CULTURAL CENTRE, I CAME BACK TO '1982' AND DISCOVERED A NEW ANGLE TO ENJOY THIS MORE THAN I DID LAST WEEK. IT'S LIKE A TWO-PRONGED APPROACH TO LIMMA'S SOUND, ON ONE HAND THE RABID MIX OF ELECTRONICS AND CRANKY PERCUSSION AND ON THE OTHER HAND THE POSITIVE OUTLOOK OF THE OVERALL MESSAGE, SO WELL ADDRESSED IN SONGS LIKE 1982, 2-HEARTED OR PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

22.03.2018

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THE CHAP ARE AN EXPERIMENTAL POP BAND FROM NORTH LONDON. THEIR MUSIC IS A MIX OF ELECTRONICA, ROCK AND KRAUTROCK WITH A POP CONSCIENCE. THIS GROUP OF INTELLECTUAL REPROBATE BRIT PRANKSTERS PROFFER A SOPHOMORE ALBUM THAT VALUES EVERYTHING, IS SWEETLY SAD, ROCKS STOOPID HARD, AND HOLDS NOTHING SACRED.

06.03.2018

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LIIMA PLAY CCVF GUIMARÃES 22/03/18

ESPERS IS ONE OF THOSE BANDS THAT EMERGED FROM THE WAVE OF AVANT-GARDE FOLK AND PSYCHEDELIC MUSIC LAST DECADE. THIS IS THEIR 3RD RELEASE AND THE ONE THEY REALLY FIND THE CLOUDS. DRINKING FROM LATE SIXTIES AND EARLY SEVENTIES MUSIC THEY COUNT WITH A RANGE OF VERY SPECIAL VIRTUES, TALENT AND UTTER TECHNICAL PROWESS AND DELIVER HIGH ON THE AUTHENTIC SPIRIT OF THE MUSIC THEY REVIVED, AND THE REMARKABLE ABILITY TO EXPLORE AND CREATE SOMETHING NEW FROM TRADITION. IN THE END THIS IS GENTLE MUSIC THAT OSCILLATES BETWEEN LIGHT AND THE DARK THREADING STARRY TERRAINS OF PENUMBRA AND STILLNESS. THERE IS A CLEVER, DEFT AND DISCREET USE OF CLASSICAL VOICES, INSTRUMENTS AND SYNTHESIZERS AT THE SERVICE OF BEAUTIFUL MELODIES AND PSYCHEDELIC PASSAGES.

27.02.2018

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AN EVIL HEAT IS BY FAR THE BEST, MOST CONSISTENT AND MOST VIOLENT OF ALL THE OTHERWISE MILDLY DECENT AND ABSORBING OXBOW ALBUMS. FRONTMAN EUGENE ROBINSON IS A TALL BLACK DUDE WITH A HULK FRAME... HE HAS GOT TO BE THE DAVID YOW FOR THE 21ST CENTURY... THE GUY YOU DON'T WANT TO MEET IN A DESERTED ALLEY AFTER DARK OR PISS OFF WHILE HE IS PERFORMING ON THE STAGE FOR WHICH YOU HAVE PAID A TICKET TO WATCH HIM.

25.02.2018

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A BAND TO WATCH. A SLIGHT DEATH METAL TENDENCY TOWARDS MELODY AND RIFFAGE PERVADES THE ALBUM JUST ENOUGH TO BRAND THE WHOLE THING WITH A UNIQUE SOUND. PRODUCTION IS NEARLY PERFECT. THE COMPOSITION DESERVES IT. THIS IS NO XASTHUR SO LETS HEAR EVERY NOTE. SAVAGE AND VAGUELY ARCANE THIS AIN'T NO BASTARD ACT, BUT THE PUREST LINEAGE STRAIGHT FROM THE WOMB OF THE BEST USBM.

21.02.2018

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FOR THIS ALBUM, WREKMEISTER HARMONIES CORE IS JR (VOCALS, GUITAR) AND ESTHER SHAW (KEYBOARDS, PIANO, VIOLIN, VOCALS). THEY ARE JOINED BY GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR MUSICIANS THIERRY AMAR ON BASS AND CONTRABASS; SOPHIE TRUDEAU ON PIANO, VIOLIN AND VOCALS; AND TIMOTHY HERZOG ON DRUMS. THE TITLE OF THE ALBUM ORIGINATES FROM THE TEXT OF 'IF THIS IS A MAN', PRIMO LEVI’S MEDITATION ON THE YEAR THE AUTHOR SPENT AS AN INMATE AT AUSCHWITZ. THE ITALIAN JEWISH CHEMIST AND ANTI-FASCIST RESISTANCE FIGHTER SUGGESTED IN THIS SEMINAL WORK THAT INHUMANITY COMES ABOUT WHEN THINGS CHANGE SLOWLY AND PEOPLE BEGIN ACCEPTING THINGS THAT THEY WOULD NORMALLY FIND REPREHENSIBLE. JR ADDS: “I WANTED TO SONICALLY CONVEY THE IDEA OF SLOW, CREEPING CHANGE. WHEN I CAME UP WITH THE TITLE I WAS THINKING OF HOW WHEN DAYLIGHT TURNS TO NIGHT TIME IT’S A VERY GRADUAL PROCESS. YOU ARE LULLED INTO WATCHING THIS SLOW, PEACEFUL SUNSET BUT THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU LOOK UP AND IT’S DARK.”

14.02.2018

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Everything! is a compilation album by post-punk band Tones on Tail, released in 1998 as a double CD. The first disc features the original 'Pop' album, while the second disc collects the Burning Skies and Tones on Tail EPs, along with the several tracks... Included as a bonus was a live performance of Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" (the only officially released Tones on Tail live recording), followed by a radio interview with Daniel Ash.

06.02.2018

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The new brand I am working on PREGIS debuts the new SS19 Men´s collection in Paris at the Backslash Gallery at Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth 75003, between 20-26 June with Concrete Studio. We're joined by some of true talent in contemporary menswear: Martin Asbjorn, Matthew Miller, PLC, Rue de Tokyo and Letasca.

20.06.2018

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Soundville 2018 is approaching with confirmed artists: Ermo, Emperor X, The Twist Connection, ATILA, The Nancy Spungen X, amongst others.

It takes place on the 24 and 25 August in Azenha das Pesqueiras, Barroselas.

02.06.2018

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Murcof is Fernando Corona, a Mexican contemporary electronic musician now living in Girona, Spain. I have been submerged by Murcof's music since the release of his classic debut album Martes back in 2002 on The Leaf label.
Murcof will be playing Theatro Circo in Braga this Saturday 5th of May at 21h30. He will be on stage with French classical pianist Vanessa Wagner as MURCOF X WAGNER, playing the latest release 'Statea' from 2016 for which they collaborated.

25.04.2018

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Hypnotic and the epitome of music for dusk, between light and dark. A mixture of the rock elements, strings, and quiet percussion and bass that create a slow moving and give rise to thoughts and mood. Texture and clarity, taken to a new level but Eraas is still looking for their final style after trying (and succeeding) with Apse's masterpiece 'Spirit. Keeping an eye on newer, surely stronger.

11.04.2018

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'HE HAS LEFT US ALONE BUT SHAFTS OF LIGHT SOMETIMES GRACE THE CORNER OF OUR ROOMS…' IS THE DEBUT ALBUM OF CANADIAN POST-ROCK GROUP A SILVER MT. ZION, WHO NOW RECORD UNDER THE NAME THEE SILVER MT. ZION MEMORIAL ORCHESTRA. THE ALBUM WAS RECORDED BY GUITARIST EFRIM MENUCK AND BASSIST THIERRY AMAR AT THE HOTEL2TANGO IN 1999, MOSTLY DURING BREAKS WHILE TOURING WITH MAIN BAND GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR. IT WAS ISSUED ON THIS DAY 18 YEARS AGO BY CONSTELLATION.

27.03.2018

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KEEPING UP A LONG-HELD TRADITION OF BRINGING FORTH SOME OF THE HEAVIEST MUSIC FROM THE DARKNESS OF THE PACIFIC NW, SEATTLE’S LEGENDARY TAD DOYLE (FORMERLY OF TAD, HOG MOLLY), DELIVERS HIS STRONGEST SONGWRITING AND PLAYING TO DATE WITH HIS NEWEST BAND BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH. THIS POWERFUL TRIO OF MUSICIANS FEATURES TAD ON GUITAR/VOCALS, VETERAN BASS PLAYER PEGGY DOYLE AND DRUMMER DAVE FRENCH (THE ANNUNAKI). BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH BRING TOGETHER THE COLLECTIVE AND EXTENSIVE ROCK HISTORIES AND EXPERIENCE OF THE THREE MEMBERS IN THE WORLDS OF PUNK, HARD ROCK AND METAL. BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH'S SELF-TITLED FULL LENGTH CONSISTS OF FIVE IMMENSE SONGS, THE RECORD BEGINS WITH AN OMINOUS ERUPTION OF RIFFS FORGED FROM DEEP WITHIN THE EARTH, WITH "LAVA", AND CONTINUES ON THIS PATH THROUGHOUT; A MAMMOTH, RELENTLESS SPIRIT ON A TIMELESS JOURNEY. THIS ALBUM IS AS MUCH A PERSISTENT THUDDING BODY PUNCH OF SONIC DESTRUCTIVE FORCE AS IT IS A THOUGHTFUL STATEMENT OF AWARENESS AND THE INESCAPABLE RAW CONDITION OF LIFE.

18.03.2018

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MARK MCCOY’S LATEST SOLO DRAWING EXHIBITION, DEVOURING GHOST, TOOK PLACE IN APRIL 2015 AT WELTKUNSTZIMMER IN DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY. TO COINCIDE WITH THE NINE DRAWINGS IN THE EXHIBITION, HE CREATED A SPECIAL EDITION SOUNDTRACK TO PLAY IN THE GALLERY. EACH MUSICAL COMPOSITION RELATES TO A VISUAL WORK ON DISPLAY, PRESENTED IN AN ARRAY OF STRIPPED-DOWN BLACK METAL AND AMBIENT TRACKS. THE ALBUM SPANS TWO LPS AND WAS COMPOSED IN COLLABORATION WITH IAN JACYSZYN (ABSOLUTE POWER, SUBURBANITE AND EX-CASTEVET) AND RYAN MARTIN (DAIS RECORDS, COPLEY MEDAL). DEVOURING GHOST DEALS WITH THE TRANSIENCE AND MUTABILITY OF A TECHNICALLY-CONSTRUCTED WORLD. SYMBOLS OF DECAY AND MORTALITY REFLECT THE AMBIVALENT AND UNCONSCIOUS DESIRE FOR DEATH.

04.03.2018

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A ONE-OF-A-KIND ARTISTIC PROJECT, MONOLITHE IS A BAND UNLIKE ANY OTHER, A TRUE MYSTERY THAT WILL LEAVE ITS HEAVY AND POWERFUL MARK IN THE HISTORY OF DOOM METAL. A VERITABLE LIVING CONCEPT, MONOLITHE DELIVERS WITH EACH OF ITS CREATIONS AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE. TO DATE, THREE EPIC, UNINTERRUPTED MUSICAL WORKS, DANTESQUE IN SCOPE; THE BAND STANDS ALONE IN A WORLD IT HAS CREATED. "MONOLITHE IV" DOES NOT DEVIATE FROM THE TEMPLATE, IT IS A SUBSTANTIAL JEWEL; A COSMIC TRIP OFFERING OVER 55 MINUTES OF PERFECTLY-ORCHESTRATED DOOM, CONTROLLED FROM ONE EDGE TO ANOTHER, NEVER INTERRUPTED BY SILENCE. MORE DENSE AND MORE POWERFUL THAN EVEN ITS GLORIOUS PREDECESSORS, "MONOLITHE IV" IS A COLOSSAL APOTHEOSIS, MARKING THE END AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY THAT BEGAN TEN YEARS EARLIER WITH THE CULT ALBUM "MONOLITHE I" . MONOLITHE MANAGES ONCE MORE TO SURPRISE AND EXCITE, ENRICHING ITS HARMONIC VOCABULARY, RESONATING AND REVERBERATING IN UNEXPECTED SPHERES TO DELIVER A GIGANTIC ALBUM. MONOLITHE IS A BAND LIKE NO OTHER AND NOT ONLY IS "MONOLITHE IV" A GREAT ALBUM, IT IS A TRUE MASTERPIECE.

01.03.2018

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MY SECOND FAVOURITE MINISTRY RELEASE AND AN ODE TO TRUMP. THIS IS A SLUGGISH, REHAB AFFAIR BUT IT WORKS. FROM TRACK 2 "FILTH PIG" IT BECOMES CLEAR: 'BEEN A THOUSAND DAYS AND IT'S GETTING OVEREXPOSED THEN SOMEONE ASKS, "HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT?" WITH THE BORROWED DREAMS FROM A BROKEN PAST YOU KEEP RUNNIN' AWAY DON'T MATTER HOW FAST OR LONG YOU ALWAYS WIND UP THERE ANOTHER THOUSAND PILEUPS IN THE UGLY NAME (OF MORALITY/A POOR ADDICT WHO'S) FUCKING UGLY, SOME CREEPY GUY KEEPS ASKING "HOW THE FUCK DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT?" WITH A FROZEN DREAM AND A BORROWED HOPE THAT DIED. FILTH PIG, FILTH PIG.' THIS WAS ONE OF SOME 20 CDS I TOOK WITH ME WHEN I MOVED TO LONDON IN 1996, TOGETHER WITH SOME HELMET, PRONG AND 'ROOTS'. THAT WAS MY SOUND THEN.

27.02.2018

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PRECURSORS OF HELLA AND BATTLES TO NAME JUST A COUPLE OF THE BEST KNOWN ENERGIZING, MATH-ROCK GENIUSES OF LATE, DON CABALLERO ARE AN INCREDIBLE BAND. IN ITS PUREST FORM, NO VOCALS, JUST POUNDING BASS AND DRUMS AND PRIMAL, JAZZY, GROOVY GUITAR FILLS THAT ADD CONTEMPORARY AND KEEP THIS FRESH EVEN NEARLY 20 YEARS AFTER ITS RELEASE.

24.02.2018

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UPON READING A COUPLE OF REVIEWS AND UNDERSTANDING THIS ALBUM MARKED A SHIFT FROM PREVIOUS BAN RELEASES, I REMEMBER TELLING MYSELF I HAD TO PLAY THE WHOLE ALBUM WITHOUT SKIPPING TRACKS. I HAD TO MAKE THAT EFFORT. I REMEMBER PLAYING IT IN MY HEADPHONES WHILE COMMUTING IN LONDON FOR A WHOLE WEEK AFTERWARDS. I IMMEDIATELY EMBRACED THE SAME SATISFACTION OF EMBRACING A MASTERPIECE. AN EXPERIENCE REMINISCENT OF THAT WHEN LISTENING TO ULVER'S NATTENS MADRIGAL ON REPEAT OR EMPEROR'S 'ANTHEMS OF THE WELKIN AT DUSK'... AN ABSOLUTE ESSENTIAL BLACK METAL RELEASE. EPIC, DYNAMIC AND EXTREMELY MOVING. INTERLUDES AND INSTRUMENTAL MOMENTS TAKE THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE TO ANOTHER LEVEL. THERE ARE SOME ALL-TIME BEST OF THE GENRE TRACKS THAT FLOOR ME EVERY TIME. IF IN DOUBT PLAY "DISCIPLES LIBRATION' OR 'THE ALCOVE OF ANGELS' FIRST.

18.02.2018

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MUSIC MARKET #4 AT GNRATION BRAGA 24/2/18

GNRATION PROMOTES A MUSIC MARKET FOR MUSIC LOVERS, INSTRUMENT BUFFS, COLLECTORS, OR JUST THE CURIOUS AMONGST US. THE MARKET IS OPEN TO ALL MUSIC PRODUCT SELLERS: DISCS, MAINLY VINYL! A VARIETY OF GEAR AS WELL AS ANY OTHER MUSIC-RELATED MATERIAL.

12.02.2018

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Ultra obscure Swiss band reminiscent of Aluk Todolo that takes their time to punish. A very long time with songs that build up between 9 and 14 minutes with enough twists and turns to ensure you will be grinding teeth in your sleep.

15.06.2018

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PREGIS shot it's newest campaign, for AW18, in the Piscinas das Marés in Leça da Palmeira, near Porto on the 9th May. The 'Tidal pool' was designed by master architect Siza Vieira in 1966. It still opens to the public every summer. The story of its origin, initial purpose and construction is in the Piscina na Praia de Leça (pt) - A Pool on the Beach (en)

09.05.2018

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The voice of The Soft Moon has never been more clear and honest than it is on this record. With eerie, immersive tracks like the dogged "far" and slow, beautifully melancholic "wasting" (the first track written for 'Deeper') and "without", the album is a penetrating portrait of Vasquez as he wrestles thoughts of suicide, vulnerability and what it means to heal.

06.05.2018

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To coincide with their signing to Temporary Residence (for the US of A), the inspired UK experimental out-rock trio, beak> presents their curated collection of select tracks from singles, eps, b-sides, and rarities spanning the first decade of their career.

18.04.2018

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A reflection of our galactic supercluster, Daniel O'Sullivan (Ulver, Grumbling fur, Æthenor, Mothlite...) and Massimo Pupillo from ZU invoke eternal vibrations devoted to living spirit in perpetual becoming. cosmic hymns and atomised riffs slowed and stretched to unveil a pantheon of sound in particle form. Drawing on a rich tapestry of influences ranging from the plainchant of Hildegard von Bingen to Alice Coltrane's Vedantic tapes to the monolithic bass frequencies of Godflesh.
Laniakea investigates the micro and the macro in hermetic ubiquity. As above so below. Recorded at 147 Tower gardens former home to gentleman satyr, artist, beekeeper and Coil affiliate Ian Johnstone (and former residence of Dos), this music was conceived soon after Ian's untimely passing.
An exercise in how to transform grief into grace. Ian Johnstone died at his home in Spain on 30 June 2015. He was 47 years old.

08.04.2018

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Before THOU released their 2014 gambit big easy award winning, SUMMIT, they spent the spring of 2008 rushing to complete their second full-length, PEASANT, in time for a month and a half trek across the US. This record would be their last true album to abandon melody for the self indulgent, “southern” styled riffing that had most of their early fans saying, "I thought you’d be bigger with more tattoos and beards."
Crushing.

25.03.2018

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THIS IS A REISSUE OF 1999’S 'IN THE EYES OF GOD' WITH A NEW MASTERING JOB BY MAOR APPELBAUM AND TODAY IS THE DAY SONGWRITER STEVE AUSTIN. IT MAKES SENSE THAT AUSTIN HIMSELF HAD A HAND IN THE REMASTER, AS IT PRESERVES THE ALBUM’S CHARACTER WHILE ALSO CLARIFYING ITS DETAILS. THE BASS GUITAR, PLAYED BY BILL KELLIHER, WHO ALONG WITH DRUMMER BRANN DAILOR MAKE UP HALF OF MASTODON, IS FAR MORE VIVID. THIS GIVES THE RECORD A THICKER LOW-END, BUT IT ALSO HIGHLIGHTS THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN AUSTIN AND KELLIHER’S PARTS. THE REISSUE ALSO INCLUDES DEMO VERSIONS OF EACH SONG ON THE ALBUM, GIVING AN EVEN CLEARER LOOK AT THE BAND’S CREATIVE PROCESS.

11.03.2018

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THIS COMPILATION COLLECTS THEIR TWO ALBUMS ('THE STRANGE WARMINGS OF...' AND 'IN REAL TIME') AND EP ('AS IF BY REMOTE') AND ALTHOUGH THEY HAD SUCH A SHORT LIVED SPELL, LASTING FOR JUST 4 YEARS, THIS IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL FOR PSYCHEDELIC ROCK FANS. MATH ROCK MIXED WITH NOISE, PSYCHEDELIC AND KRAUTROCK THAT BRINGS TO MIND SUCH YESTERYEAR GREATS SUCH AS RAPEMAN, THIS HEAT, FAUST OR AMON DULL. AFTER THEY FOLDED THEY GAVE WAY TO THE PSYCHIC PARAMOUNT. A JEWEL.

04.03.2018

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'OCTOBER LANGUAGE' IS THE DEBUT ALBUM BY NEW ORLEANS BASED DUO BELONG, COMPRISED OF TURK DIETRICH AND MIKE JONES. SINCE IT'S RELEASE IN EARLY 2006, BELONGS DEBUT MASTERPIECE HAS ACCUMULATED A DEDICATED CULT FOLLOWING, WITH COMPARISONS TO THE WORK OF CHRISTIAN FENNESZ AND GAS, WITH SOME CLAIMS THAT IT PLAYS LIKE MY BLOODY VALENTINE'S 'LOVELESS' SANS THE SONGS. WHILE THESE COMPARISONS ARE USEFUL FOR FILING THIS ALBUM INTO A PARTICULAR BIN IN THE RECORD SHOP, TIME HAS PROVEN THAT "OCTOBER LANGUAGE" IS A UNIQUE ALBUM WHICH REMAINS UNMATCHED BY ITS CONTEMPORARIES.

28.02.2018

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MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST SINGER SONGWRITER, NOISERV IS KNOWN AS ONE OF THE BEST ALTERNATIVE PORTUGUESE ACTS OF THE MOMENT. WHEN PERFORMING LIVE NOISERV IS KNOWN AS A "ONE MAN ORQUESTRA" USING A LOT OF INSTRUMENTS, TAKING THE CONCERT INTO A COMPLETELY NEW EXPERIENCE. IN MOST OF HIS TRACKS HE WILL START OFF WITH A SIMPLE SAMPLE SOUND OR GUITAR NOTE WHICH HE WILL LOOP TO PERFECTION AND THEN ADD LAYERS OF OTHER SAMPLES AND GUITAR (MOSTLY ACOUSTIC) CHOPS, TOPPING EVERYTHING WITH LIVE SYNTH SOUNDS AND VOICE. SEEN NOISERV LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MARCH 2017 AND IT WAS A GREAT JOURNEY. THE MAN IS MATH LIKE PRECISION, DEDICATED TO HIS CAUSE AND WILDLY TALENTED.

25.02.2018

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WITH THEIR THIRD FULL-LENGTH ALBUM, “MIRROR REAPER,” SEATTLE’S DOOM METAL DUO BELL WITCH HAVE CREATED A TRULY ENORMOUS WORK – ONE CONTINUOUS 83-MINUTE PIECE UNFOLDING AS A SINGLE TRACK. ON THE THEMES SURROUNDING THE CONCEPT AND LYRICS OF “MIRROR REAPER” THE BAND STATE: “THE TITLE ‘MIRROR REAPER’ IS INDICATIVE OF THE HERMETIC AXIOM ‘AS ABOVE, SO BELOW,’ WRITTEN WITH TWO SIDES TO FORM ONE WHOLE. THE SONG IS BOTH ITS OWN AND ITS REFLECTION, AS AN OPPOSITE IS WHOLE ONLY WITH ITS CONTRARY. OUR FOCUS AS A BAND HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE PERCEPTION OF GHOSTS AND THE IMPLIED ARCHETYPE OF THE DICHOTOMY OF LIFE/DEATH THEREIN. ‘MIRROR REAPER’ IS A CONTINUATION OF THAT CONCEPT.

23.02.2018

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"A MARKED CHANGE HAD COME OVER THE FOREST, AS IF DUSK HAD BEGUN TO FALL. EVERYWHERE THE GLACÉ SHEATHS WHICH ENVELOPED THE TREES AND VEGETATION HAD BECOME DULLER AND MORE OPAQUE. THE CRYSTAL FLOOR UNDERFOOT WAS OCCLUDED AND GRAY, TURNING THE NEEDLES INTO SPURS OF BASALT. THE BRILLIANT PANOPLY OF COLORED LIGHT HAD GONE, AND A DIM AMBER GLOW MOVED ACROSS THE TREES, SHADOWING THE SEQUINED FLOOR. AT THE SAME TIME IT HAD BECOME CONSIDERABLY COLDER." THE CRYSTAL WORLD, THE THIRD STUDIO ALBUM FROM LOCRIAN, IS AN EPIC JOURNEY. TITLED AFTER JG BALLARD’S 1964 NOVEL THAT TELLS THE STORY OF A PHYSICIAN WHO SPECIALIZES IN LEPROSY SENT TO A REMOTE AFRICAN OUTPOST TO DISCOVER A JUNGLE THAT IS SLOWLY CRYSTALLIZING AND ENCROACHING UPON EVERYTHING IT TOUCHES. DISC ONE COMPRISES SIX TRACKS WHILE DISC TWO CONSISTS OF ONE EXTENDED PIECE, EXTINCTION, THAT PICKS UP ON THE INTENSITY OF DISC ONE AND SUSTAINS IT FOR CLOSE TO AN HOUR. ON THE CRYSTAL WORLD, TERENCE HANNUM, AND ANDRÉ FOISY, ARE JOINED BY STEVEN HESS (ON, PAN AMERICAN, URAL UMBO) ON PERCUSSION AND ELECTRONICS. HESS’ CONTRIBUTION PUSHES LOCRIAN DEEPER INTO THE ABYSS OF DESPAIR RENDERING A SOUND THAT IS DARKER, BLEAKER, AND ENGULFING THAN ANY OF THE GROUP’S PREVIOUS RELEASES. LOCRIAN CONTINUE THE CONCEPTUAL TRAJECTORY OF BLACKENED DRONE THAT THE GROUP INITIALLY EMBARKED ON DURING THEIR FIRST STUDIO ALBUM DRENCHED LANDS (2009). MASTERS OF LAYERING, THE CRYSTAL WORLD FINDS THE GROUP MANIPULATING TONES AND TEXTURES THAT TRANSPORT THE LISTENER TO AN APOCALYPTIC WASTELAND. AT TIMES, THE LAYERS ARE SERENE AND SOMBER, AT OTHER TIMES THEY ARE CHAOTIC. THE CRYSTAL WORLD IS LOCRIAN'S ESSENTIAL RELEASE, FINDING THE BAND CREATING A SOUND ALL OF THEIR OWN. A SOUND THAT EVADES SIMPLISTIC ANALOGIES TO BLACK METAL, POWER-ELECTRONICS, NOISE, OR OTHER CATEGORIES.

14.02.2018

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PRIMAVERA SOUND PORTO 7-9 JUNE 2018

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