The hidden gem of cult progressive rock has finally climbed out from under their Swedish rock with their first release since 2007. Yes, Anekdoten has returned with their sixth full-length titled Until All the Ghosts Are Gone. Eight years has not dulled their abilities one bit, if anything their skills are even more refined. As such, Until All the Ghosts Are Gone is surely among the year’s top progressive rock releases.
Hypnotic dreamlike synthscape. Thus is the best way to describe Portopia ’81’s newest release Jet Stream. When I picked up Stardust Memory last year, I began to listen to new age synthesizer music more than ever before. Stardust Memory was my gateway into this type of music, so it brings me great joy to see Hiroshi Mizuno’s next release so soon. Jet Stream is a tape released on Constellation Tatsu, a label known for releasing experimental and ambient electronic music. (more…)
Canada’s post-rock overlords Godspeed You! Black Emperor have returned with their fifth full-length album titled, Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress. This album is in many ways an entirely different beast than its predecessor, ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! Yet, fans of Godspeed’s general sound will find it very much familiar as it does not stray all that far from what is expected from this band. Godspeed’s lengthy cinematic brand of post-rock is still at the core of this release.
Where do I begin? While I was on this musical genre switch up I was traveling through last year, going from melodic death metal to ambient synth laden music, I ended up getting into some funk. I ran across the label Omega Supreme Records on Bandcamp, and found Sven Atterton. Based in London, Atterton plays an interesting blend of funk mixed with synth laden soundscapes that are awe inspiring. (more…)
Yoshinori Noguchi is a Japanese ambient artist who goes under the name Silentwave for which he has released a plethora of material on Bandcamp. I follow the label Ginjoha, and when they released a new set of tapes a few months ago, I took a chance with my purchase of Lotus Flower. After some playthroughs, I can safely justify my purchase as being a good thing. (more…)