Dopamine's track honestly was the best track on it to boot. But as mentioned at the start of this post, this is some lovely Neigecore.
What is Neigecore? It is the term I use to describe the new influx of bands that sound like well, Neige related projects, such as Alcest, and Amesoeurs, and Lantlos, and Mortifera, etc etc.
Dopamine is one such similar sounding band, from a rather unusual location, China. Musically, this is a fairly short 2 song EP with each track roughly 7 min long. Just some nice sounding post-punk influenced black metal that sounds great, and is easy to get into. Tracklisting: 1. Water Edge 2. Fan Night Pt. Labels: black metal , China , Dopamine , neigecore , post-punk. Who is Jun Togawa? I'll let last. It was soon apparent that her eccentric personality, surreal or disturbing lyrics and multiple wildly different yet highly accomplished singing voices set her apart from the usual bland, cute pop singers so popular in Japan.
Nonethless, this is Yapoos, one of several bands she was in back during the 80s. Musically, expect some great new wave style synth, with some additional quirks accompanied by Jun's vocals and indeed, unusual lyrics. The first track title translates to "Barbara Sexeroid" to give an idea Labels: Japan , Jun Togawa , new wave , post-punk , Yapoos.
This is the newest release of long running "apocalyptic folk" and experimental act Current 93, primarily the work of one man by the name of David Tibet. If you aren't familiar with Current 93, then expect If you like it, then give this a listen, it's a great release.
If not, then that's unfortunate, as Current 93 really is quite good and you are missing out. Posted by J at AM 1 comment:. Labels: Current 93 , England , experimental , neofolk. A Song of False Hope. I'm in a pretty annoyed mood right now A Song of False Hope Black. For All Slaves The Uncomfortable Silence in Between Beatings 3. A Fiery Deluge 4. Aderlating 6. An Epiphanic Vomiting of Blood Hate.
It's a Repulsive Pile of Sickness 2. Sawn Asunder and Left for the Beasts 4. An Epiphanic Vomiting of Blood 5. The Sewer Rats of Calcutta 6. Labels: black metal , Gnaw Their Tongues , Netherlands , noise.
How does an all female Japanese psychedelic rock band sound to you guys? Simply fantastic. For being a Japanese psychedelic band though, they really don't sound like it.
These girls are much more along the more conventional understanding of 60s psychedelic rock, and they have got it down to a T. Give these girls a listen, you won't regret it. Posted by J at AM No comments:. Labels: Angel'in Heavy Syrup , Japan , psychedelic. Choir arrangements? In my sludge!? Further, I think this just may be the first time I'm posting a local band on this blog That's right folks, The Body is a local sludge band out of Providence, R.
They are playing in a few weeks with Dropdead too at AS, so for any of you local fucks reading this, you should go make sure you can go to that. Musically though, this album is some fantastic and crushing sludge. But what really sets this apart This is really an album you need to hear for yourself, and experience, even if sludge may not be your thing.
Give this shit a listen. A Body 2. A Curse 3. Empty Hearth 4. Song Of Sarin, The Brave 6. Ruiner 7. Labels: America , sludge , The Body. Monday, September 13, Katharsis - Fourth Reich. Eate his bodie, Drink his blood, Embrayse his spirit, Feaste on his hearte, Grab deepe the teethe in skinne so thinne, Tayke his great vvorde, fullfill our sinne!
Katharsis - Fourth Reich You guys remember Katharsis right? You do? Cause this is their new album. Or well, newest, since it is from after all. Anyway, expect more of the same raw, orthodox German black metal fury you should expect. This album is fantastic, and surprisingly "varied" for being raw.
Just listen to the last half of So Nail the Hearts. Anyway, recommended to black metal fans, and of course anyone who liked the previous album I posted by them. Also for reference, this band is on Norma Evangellium Diaboli. That pretty much means you know it's good. Tracklist 1 So Nail The Hearts. Labels: black metal , Germany , Katharsis. Menace Ruine - Union of Irreconcilables. There will be blood He showed me Menace Ruine also. Needless to say, this stuff is absolutely wild.
While building upon a black metal base, Menace Ruine incorporates swirling noise soundscapes, martial drumming, eerie organs and the implementation of cleanly sung ethereal female vocals rising over the waves of sound to create a sound of beauty.
Or well Anyway, this is absolutely amazing, and easily one of those must-listen albums of If you enjoyed Aluk Todolo, you will probably love this. God, just listen to that Highly fucking recommended.
Posted by J at AM 3 comments:. Labels: black metal , Canada , experimental , Menace Ruine , noise. Sunday, September 12, Header. So I was sitting here and then suddenly it hit me Maybe I should make a header Over hours in MS Paint.
Aluk Todolo - Finsternis. What happens when you combine black metal and krautrock? You get something that pretty much sounds like this.
Aluk Todolo - Finsternis Once in a while a friend of mine will give me a small list of albums to listen to, which pretty much always turn out to be mind blowingly good. This is one such album and band.
This is Aluk Todolo, and I can't even begin to describe what this sounds like, so I'll let last. By reducing psychedelic improvisation to a bare, telluric instrumentation, and basking in the archaic rawness of lo-fi production, the trio elaborates on an audio ritual meant to be monolithic and stabbing, hypnotic but unpredictable, minimalist yet teeming.
Better than I could ever have done. For fans of black metal, krautrock, experimental etc etc. Labels: Aluk Todolo , black metal , experimental , France , krautrock , psychedelic. Love that cover. It's a genre I don't know that much about. Oh sure I can name drop a bunch of them, but I have never really given any of them a serious listen. This is Yeti, their 2nd album, released in , and I must say, it is quite good. Musically, this is just a smorgasboard of awesome psychedelic improvisation and the like, with the title track being a lengthy 18 minute improvisation.
In fact, a good half of this album is improvisation. If you enjoyed the Silvester Anfang posted long ago, you should have a small understanding of just what you can expect here, as they were strongly influenced by this.
Recommended to fans of 70s music, psychedelic rock, and Silvester Anfang. She Came Through The Chimney 3.
Archangels Thunderbird 4. Cerberus 5. The Return Of Ruebezahl 6. Eye-Shaking King 7. Pale Gallery 8. Yeti Improvisation 9. Yeti Talks To Yogi Improvisation Dat scream. Musically, this is some heavily experimental music, and features a great deal of vocalists.
Roughly 70 as I recall. Further, this is very minimalist. If any of you are familiar with say Nurse With Wound, you should be right at home here. Really though, musically this is just far too difficult to describe. It is something you need to hear yourself. Tracklisting 1. Osorezan 2. Labels: experimental , Geinoh Yamasahirogumi , Japan. It's dreampop. You should listen to this! You usually have good taste! I don't know. Frankly, I don't know anything about this band, except they play some really sweet dark dreampop.
Seriously though, when I first heard this I listened to it three times in a row. It's great stuff. So if you like dreampop, then get on this shit. Hell, even if ya don't like dreampop, or don't know what the fuck dreampop is, you should still get it. Escape City Scrapers 2. Spider Rotation 3. Masha 4.
Key to the House 5. In Los Angeles 6. There's No Blood in Bone 7. Chanteuse 8. Death of a Spark 9. The Only One Cinch Ring There's a Siouxsie and the Banshees cover. You interested yet? This is one such case though. Far as I can tell, this band is rather obscure, and this seems to be their only release, much to my sadness. In addition, these tracks were released on a comp of all things to make matters worse.
Nonetheless, this band is fantastic, and I'm in love already. Musically, we have some Japanese hardcore, but what makes this band shine are the vocals. Unlike normal hardcore bands with female vocals, this girl doesn't scream shout, growl, nothing.
She sings in a On paper you'd think it'd be awful but it works amazingly. But the real kicker here, is the closing track. Their cover of Christine by Siouxsie and the Banshees. Absolutely gorgeous, and speaking of gorgeous Vocalist is pretty gorgeous also I'd say. I'm About To Pop 2. Antithesis 3. Neighbor 4. Muga Discography. Nothing witty here, I just fucking love this band.
Also those are best cover art pics I could find Needless to say, I fucking love this band, and most likely, you will too. Muga is easily one of my favorite bands, and also easily my favorite neocrust band. Apparently she killed herself shortly after the 1st album was released resulting in a rather long 4 year break between albums. Really, really unfortunate in my opinion as I thought she added greatly to the 1st album, and sorely missed her in the 2nd.
Nonetheless, this is a fucking amazing band. I'd recommend this to anyone and everyone. There's something for everyone. Posted by J at AM 2 comments:. Labels: Japan , Muga , neocrust. Yasuda Narumi [ Album ] Ginger [ Album ] Donnerstag, Official MySpace. Tokidoki Sekai [ Digital Single ] Kimi no Tomodachi [ Digital Single ] Egao no Aizu [ Single ] Egao no Aizu Instrumental Ver. Tapestry [ Mini Album ] Shinsekai Souzouki. Zenpen [ Mini Album ] Kouhen [ Mini Album ] FH includes 15 Tracks complet.
FH includes some more Tracks. Handmade [ Album ] Shall we dance. The sun and clouds. ID [ Album ] Tokidoki Sekai. Kimi no Tomodachi.
Gizensha no Koe. Just One Kiss. Yume Janai Kono Sekai. Kocchi wo Muite yo. Night Rainbow [ Album ] Sayonara to Iwanaide. Hello Goodbye. Dienstag, Artist Page. Official Facebook.
Best of my Love [ Single ] Best of my Love. Forget Me Not. Let It Snow [ Digital Single ] Let It Snow. Best of my Love -Genki Rockets Remix-. Let It Snow -Instrumental-. Brand New Day [ Single ] Brand New Day.
Passcode One day. Passcode -TV edit-. Passcode -Instrumental-. Mirror [ Single ]Japanese Music 4 all in all Genres for Support the Artists and Labels. Commentary are Welcome as always. Also Wishes and Criticisms/Suggestions:).