Wrekmeister Harmonies – The Alone Rush

The Alone Rush

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.

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Clawing – Spectral Estate

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Spoken word artist Matt Finney, industrial noise wizard Austin Gaines  and synth-shaman Jeff McLeod combine to conjure up sonic demons on one of the most disturbing records you’re likely to hear.

Full review over at Echoes & 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.

ghost signal #4

ghost signal #4: it is a good life

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modern classical | ambient | drone | experimental | acoustic

astrid & rachel grimes – mossgrove & seaweed
helen money – machine
date palms – night riding the skyline
leandro fresco/rafael anton irisarri – lo esencial es invisible a los ojos
chihei hatakeyama – bus terminal in konya
ensemble economique – gonna get right with god, right after this next cigarette
western skies motel – two worlds
kitchie kitchie ki me o – europa(first light)

ghost signal #3

ghost signal #3: the numbers station

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twinesuns – die zeit ist da (00:00)
khost – cloudbank mausoleum (13:33)
fórn – saudade pt.1 (19:11)
pylar – megalitos (25:23)
biosphere – ancient campfire (34:46)
kristoffer lo – front row gallows view (42:58)
dead light – falling in (52:36)

samples taken from the conet project