Bongripper – Terminal

Bongripper - Terminal

It’s fuckin’ Bongripper. Doing two tracks across 40 minutes. Called ‘Slow’ and ‘Death.’ It is pretty much as you expect.

There’s no point reading my review: just listen to the fuckin’ thing already.

But if you must it’s over at Echoes and Dust.

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Cardiff Psych & Noise Fest Preview/Review

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Back in May I blagged a wristband and a bed to crash in to cover the Cardiff Psych & Noise fest for Echoes & Dust, featuring some amazing bands in a few of my favourite Cardiff haunts. I wrote a preview and review I forgot to put up here. They can be found here:

Preview

Review

If they do it again next year you should be there. It’s kind of majestic.

 

Wrekmeister Harmonies – The Alone Rush

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After several releases of lengthy, heavy chamber metal pieces featuring a dazzling array of talent from all over the musical spectrum Wrekmeister Harmonies strip back to basics for their latest album The Alone Rush. The results see them playing hard against their own strengths, with unfortunately predictable results.

Review over at Echoes and Dust.

ghost signal #6

ghost signal #6: the altar of innovation

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electronica | jazz | psych | ambient | drone | modern classical

gnod – desire (00:00)
teeth of the sea – black strategy (06:42)
anenon – once (13:59)
follakzoid – earth (18:20)
earth – the dire and ever circling wolves (28:01)
marielle v jakobsons – the beginning is the end (35:42)
high plains – blood that ran the rapids (41:24)
secret pyramid – a dream on third (44:15)
ben lukas boysen – golden times 2 (50:33)

ghost signal #5

ghost signal #5: negating time in tlon

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eraldo bernocchI & chihei hatakeyama – shapeless buildings (00:00)
francesco giannico & giulio aldinucci – reframing (09:23)
coaxial – the symbolism of a safety pin (15:06)
slow clinic – abrasions (19:15)
nonconnah – the collapsing bridge (28:49)
emily a. sprague – water memory 1 (32:10)
illuha – aikou (39:26)
olan mill – pladin (47:16)
mésange – creator (52:18)

Vile Creature – Cast of Static and Smoke

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Ontario doom/sludge/noise mongers Vile Creature are among the most promising acts in the genre at the moment, combining pleasingly think riffery with the kind of ambition and creativity the genre is sorely lacking. Their new record is a sci-fi concept album complete with an accompanying short story, the work of a band aiming for the stars even though their engines aren’t quite up to the task of getting them there just yet.

Full review over at Echoes & Dust.