Month: April 2014

This Will Destroy You – Tunnel Blanket

Of the many post rock bands saturating the genre, This Will Destroy You is one worth paying attention to. Tunnel Blanket is a darker album than its predecessors for This Will Destroy You. Tunnel Blanket is at times heavier, and at the same time more ambient. (more…)

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Tralalí Lalá – Tralalí Lalá (EP)

On one of the rare times I decided to check my Twitter account, I noticed this group from Mexico followed me. I decided to check Tralalí Lalá out and it was a good decision. Tralalí Lalá is a trip hop trio from Mexico City, with vocals by Citlalli García, Kleemp on guitars/electronics, and Eric Vazquez on bass/guitars. This self-titled EP is their only release, with a full album on the way, but Tralalí Lalá show a lot of promise. (more…)

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Adanowsky – Ada

Adán Jodorowsky, or as his musical project is called, Adanowsky, is a very eccentric person, as you could expect from an artist with connections to France, Chile and Mexico. His new album, Ada, marks a dramatic change in, especially, his persona and sound. I discovered Adanowsky through his collaboration with another odd Spanish artist, Carlos Ann. Adanowsky’s previous album, Amador, was primarily in Spanish and had a very classy, melancholic, 70s cabaret sound that I had found quite enjoyable. (more…)

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Tool – Lateralus

I had liked Tool all through high school, with the song Schism, off of Lateralus, being among the first songs that got me listening to music. However, I never tried to get into any of their albums. One night after leaving my friend’s house with a massive headache, I decided to go to Best Buy and purchase Tool’s Lateralus album. This album was quite an experience laying in bed in the dark. (more…)

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Lux Interna – There is Light in the Body, There is Blood in the Sun

Lux Interna is another band I’m glad to have accidentally stumbled upon. Lux Interna is a neofolk band from San Francisco. Their lyrics tend to deal with Christian mysticism, but do not worry, there is no attempt to evangelize, and I hardly notice any religious references. This group has been around for over ten years and There is Light in the Body, There is Blood in the Sun is their fourth full length album. (more…)

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Micah P. Hinson – Micah P. Hinson and the Nothing

Micah P. Hinson is one of my favorite singer-songwriters that I have discovered in recent years. Hinson is from the state of Texas or Tennessee, which his accent makes clear, but it seems he predominantly resides in Spain. Two years ago, Hinson was involved in a major car accident, which kept him away from music for a while and also impacted his ability to play guitar. He is still on the path to full recovery and has managed to release his latest album, Micah P. Hinson and the Nothing. (more…)

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Basarabian Hills – Groping In A Misty Spread

Basarabian Hills is another one of those one man projects, hailing from the Republic of Moldova. Their only member, with the name Spirit of the Forest, brings together some heavily ambient music with hints of black metal influences. There are 4 tracks on this 4th full length album, titled Groping In A Misty Spread. This album is very heavily ambient, with all tracks relying on heavy, plodding synthesizer usage in order to move the songs. (more…)

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Dread Sovereign – All Hell’s Martyrs

Dread Sovereign is a new band that involves Primordial vocalist, Alan Averill aka Nemtheanga, Primordial drummer, Dubh Sol, and Bones from Wizards on Firetop Mountain on guitars. As any side-project should be, Dread Sovereign has a much different sound than that of Primordial. It is still metal, but Dread Sovereign’s sound is predominately traditional doom metal. (more…)

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Dälek – Absence

Now this is a very interesting and unique hip hop group that I have discovered. I saw them recommended in, of all places, a Katatonia forum. Dälek consists of two members: MC Dälek on vocals/co-producer and Oktopus as producer. Dälek’s sound can be described as drone industrial music with hip hop drumming. Lyrically, they speak of social commentary and issues affecting urban society. Their album, Absence, is their “heaviest” and most drone/industrial album. (more…)

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