Furthermore the album wasn't fresh at the time anymore. This sampler contains some usual good stuff from the contemporary big names, and tasters from acts less familiar to me, of which only Rob Gould enters my check-out-some-more -list. Not many delightful new names, nor is the diversity of modern prog very widely represented here, or maybe the year wasn't that great?
I think two stars is enough. Powerful, slightly dystopic feel especially for the partly distorted vocals which I don't like that much. A bit monotonic song but with good sounds. Crossover-proggers KOYO and their eponymous album hasn't been reviewed here yet, but not-so-progressive rock piece 'Now I Understand' doesn't get me interested either. Soft, orchestral sound is nice. Well done, but not much of originality.
This softly meandering track is not very far from the more recent Marillion, but is for the most part slightly boring. No great band discoveries this time, so two stars it will be again. Given that we're celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Yes this issue, we thought it'd be a timely reminder of Banks' talent The rest of the artists are mostly cases of "never heard" for me. A bit like Mostly Autumn.
Sylvan I naturally know from Hackett's Genesis Revisited, but this vocal oriented and poppy collaborative track doesn't sound much prog to me. This sampler is rather uneven, and funnily it contains pairs or threes that sound quite alike.
But not a bad way of getting the first taste of several new bands. As always with GoD releases, the leaflet is packed up with information both in German and in English in a very user-friendly fashion. I'm naturally basing my review on those band introductions. Here's a track from their intended second album that remained unpublished for nearly four decades.
It's energetic, jazzy prog-rock starring Hammond and electric guitar. XHOL played psychedelic jazz-rock. The GoD release represented here with a frenzy minute instrumental is a live album "Essen ".
Sounds very nice! Lyrics are in English and there's a lot of flute to increase a certain [pre-Aqualung] Jethro Tull flavour. The chosen fast-paced track is starring oboe. The next two bands are the best known. The sound quality is not very good, and to me this is the sampler's weakest link. At least the 9-minute, lighthearted instrumental 'Dance of Some Broken Glasses' sounds nice with the cool groove and flutes, but there's not much of progression in the composition. The original LP of copies is worth a small fortune.
As usual the quality of the material is good to excellent, and for those with an interest or passion for vintage style psychedelic rock it'll be quite the pleasant experience indeed. As they are presented in these cover versions at least: I haven't checked with the originals to hear just how much these reinterpretations are different from the originals. Call of the Void. Fire Songs. Fire Films. A really great label Lauren Laverne, 6 Music. Early stereo issues were also sealed in a polyethylene bag advertising the unique stereo record inside.
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Later copies used the red label with black printing. In celebration of their release the band will be touring around the country this spring. It was just a few short months ago that Violens released their extraordinary debut album "Amoral", but they've never been the type of guys to rest on their laurels, and they are already back with what promises to be the first of a series of new tracks to be rolled out over the course of the next few months. Buying the single includes an alternate mix and high resolution artwork.
Friendly Fire is taking no money - we just want to share the music with you! Purchase the single here. We are very proud to announce an exciting new addition to Friendly Fire's roster: the fantastic Brooklyn duo Acrylics!
Comprised of the superbly talented Molly Shea and Jason Klauber, Acrylics have been quickly building a buzz throughout NYC as evidenced by their recent "Rising" feature on Pitchfork with their distinct brand of woozy, somnambulant dream pop.
Their debut album "Lives and Treasure" is a sparkling, meditative album of uncommon beauty, and we are very excited to be co-releasing it with the band's own imprint Hot Sand Records on March 1. The packaging for Eggs, lovingly crafted by Malene Mathiasson , features embossed, egg-shaped artwork and a series of darkly sexual, mix-and-match paintings. The Concretes "WYWH" The newest album from Swedish indie-pop legends the Concretes is dreamy and beautiful, but with a pulsing, hypnotic backbeat that is a new and welcome addition to the band's signature sound.
Buy it here. Violens "Amoral" Blending the ambient synths of Cocteau Twins and Sisters of Mercy with blistering guitar textures evoking Crass and Minor Threat, NYC band Violens' debut album presents psychedelic sonic collages layered with 60's vocal harmonies. All three bands will be hitting the road in the near future. Come on out. Check out the mp3 here. We're proud to announce another new addition to the Friendly Fire family: Violens , a superbly talented and genre-bending group from right here in New York City.
Violens are fresh off a tour opening for MGMT and we are super excited to help share their music with the world! We are very proud to announce that Friendly Fire Recordings will be putting out the extraordinary new album "WYWH" from indie-pop legends the Concretes!
And this is the best album the Swedish eight-piece has ever created, to boot. It's a departure from their earlier work, in all the best ways: dreamy and beautiful, but with a pulsing, hypnotic dare we say disco?
We think the recording sounds great and while you're at it you should navigate Daytrotter for some of their other fantastic sessions. Pitchfork recently wrote a very favorable review of Regina "Puutarhatrilogia" album - "Their sound is cosmopolitan, multifarious, and given to sly pastiche-- in other words, thoroughly global. Tickets are currently on sale.
We are proud to announce the digital release of the Finnish band Regina's extraordinary US debut "Puutarhatrilogia"! We saw this extraordinary band for the first time in a city two hours outside of Helsinki, and immediately knew we had to sign them.
They sing in their native tongue, lending a surreal, otherworldy quality to their distinguished blend of electronic beats, folk and world music, wild percussion, and slightly-hazy melodies.
Regina exists somewhere between the alien soundscapes of Fever Ray and the sultriness of Charlotte Gainsbourg, and while their lyrics may be indecipherable to most western ears, we assure you that their music is superlatively good. You can pick up their debut digital release at number of digital retailers including iTunes and eMusic.
In celebration of the remix swap and the arrival of summer, both bands teamed up for a fun fan video , featuring excerpts of both the original versions of the songs. Today's the day! We are proud to announce the release of Elk City's fourth - and best - album, "House of Tongues. This is a fantastic album and highly recommended for anybody who has ever enjoyed 70s FM radio pop. Check out "Jerks On Ice" here. Tickets can be purchased here. Come see them before they head off to the UK for the legendary Glastonbury festival.
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