March 9, 2020

Testing the deep awareness

(Lillium Stargazer (now Stargazer) is an Australian Perth-based Shoegaze/Noise/Alternative band formed by Lilly King (vocals), Drew Krapljanov (guitar), Calum McLaughlin (bass), Andy Trewin (bass) and Mike O'Belhans (drums)).

Sons capturés depuis l'éternité

(Jean-Jacques Perrey (born 20 January 1929) was a French electronic musician, composer and an early pioneer in the electronic music genre.

He was studying medicine in Paris when he met Georges Jenny, inventor of the Ondioline. Quitting medical school, Perrey travelled throughout Europe demonstrating this keyboard ancestor of the modern synth. At the age of 30, Perrey relocated to New York City, sponsored by Carroll Bratman, who built him an experimental laboratory and recording studio at 209 West 48th Street. Here he invented "a new process for generating rhythms with sequences and loops", utilising the environmental sounds of musique concrète. With scissors, splicing tape and tape recorders, he spent weeks piecing together a uniquely comic take on the future. Befriending Robert Moog, he became one of the first Moog musicians, creating "far out electronic entertainment". 

In 1965 Perrey met Gershon Kingsley, a former collaborator of John Cage. Together, using an Ondioline and Perrey's loops, they created two albums for Vanguard: Perrey - Kingsley - The In Sound From Way Out! (1966) and Perrey & Kingsley - Kaleidoscopic Vibrations (1967). Perrey & Kingsley also collaborated on sound design for radio and television advertising.

Perrey returned to France, composing for television, scoring for ballet and continuing medical research into therapeutic sounds for insomniacs. Finally, died at 4th November, 2016 in Switzerland at 87).

Breathing vapours of blood

(Loop was a British band which existed from 1985 to 1990. Formed by Robert Hampson (vocals, guitars), Scott Dawson (guitar), John Wills (drums) and Neil MacKay (bass), the band was focused on repetitive, noisy, psychedelic riffs).

Theories regarding the formation of Oceania

(Lowtide is an Australian Melbourne-based Noise/Shoegaze band, formed by Gabriel Lewis (guitars), Anton Jakovljevic (drums), and Lucy Buckeridge (bass /vocals)).

Apertura dei portali in fiamme

(Ovo are an Italian Avant Garde/Noise Rock/Experimental band based in Ravenna, formed in 2000 by Stefania Pedretti and Bruno Dorella).

Welcome to the land of sin

(Gnod is a trippy, rhythm, drone & psychedelic noise collective formed 2006, Manchester, UK, with a shrinking and expanding lineup: Alex Macarte, Chris Haslam, Chris Morley, Dan Watson, David Andrew McLean, John Paul Moran, Jon Perry, Marlene Ribeiro, Neil Francis and Paddy Shine).

Falling in love rites

(Nothing is a Shoegaze/Alternative band from Philadelphia, PA, formed in 2010 by Aaron Heard, Brandon Setta, Domenic Palermo and Kyle Kimball).

In the end is the beginning...

(Lower Dens are an Alternative/Post Rock band from Baltimore, Maryland, The band was formed in 2010 by Jana Hunter, Geoff Graham, Abram Sanders and Will Adams).

A lullaby for worm tales

(Gnaw Their Tongues is a one-man project between Black Metal/Industrial/Noise/Dark Ambient/ Drone from the Netherlands, leaded by Maurice De Jong).

March 8, 2020

Shadows of ultraviolet radiation

(Moonbeams is a Shoegaze/Noise band from San Diego, CA, formed by Ryan Lescure, Ryan Haynes, Alvin Fenner, Sam Hewatt and Chris Howard).

Praying into sacred hives

(Snares of Sixes is an Experimental/Industrial/Avant Garde band from Portland, OR, formed by Jason Walton (Agalloch). The band sounds an ambitious genre-blending work: harsh electronic, progressive rock, black metal, ambient sounds and more exist at once).

A noisy sandy landscape

(Loomer is a Shoegaze/Alternative/Noise band from Ausie, Australia, formed by Breannen Stanbridge, Harry Byrne and Pat Wright. As you might expect from a band named after a My Bloody Valentines' song, Loomer is noisy shoegazing goodness).

Welcome to the realms of Haallucinählia

(Blut Aus Nord is a black metal band from Mondeville, Calvados, France, which has incorporated avant-garde elements in its music. Vindsval began a solo project, under the name "Vlad", in 1993. Blut Aus Nord's work has been described as the "sonic equivalent to Thorns injecting Streetcleaner-era Godflesh with an evil unpredictability).

Canti per paesaggi oceanici

(Lilies on Mars is an Italian Shoegaze/Dreampop band formed by Lisa Masia and Marina Cristofalo). 

In the path of false truth

(Theologian is a one member project from NY, leaded by Leech (also the mastermind behind the renowned power electronics/death industrial outfit Navicon Torture Technologies). Punishing black industrial, apocalyptic darkwave frequencies, and nerve-rending electronic deathscapes. 

This album is a collection of collaborations between Theologian and a lineup of female vocalists/artists from both within the industrial/noise/dark ambient/coldwave realm and beyond, with contributions from Rachael Kozak (Hecate), Kristen MacArthur (Sewer Goddess), Rachel Maloney (Tonikom), Nikki Telladictorian (Prometheus Burning), Patricia Benitez (Fetish Drone), Gillian Leigh Bowling (Teloahqaal), Christiana Key (Delphic Oracle), Joan Hacker (Factoria), Shari Vari (Void Vision), and professional opera singer Melissa C. Kelly

The tracks shift from grinding industrial dread to ethereal coldwave beauty, blasts of rumbling blackened synthcrush met with washes of haunting electronic melody, while always remaining rooted in Theologian's bleak, jet-black industrial sound).

March 2, 2020

Enter the black world away

(The Stargazer Lilies is a Pennsylvania Shoegaze/Noise band formed by John Ceparano, Kim Field and Tammy Hirata).

Däëmötïön ëntör

(Öxxö Xööx is a French Avant Garde/Doom band formed by Gautier Serre, Laure Le Prunenec, Laurent Lunoir and Thomas Jacquelin; the band features Öxxö Xööx (Igorrr/ WHOURKR) on full songwriting duties and the operatic treasure (Rïcïnn/Corpo-Mente/Igorrr) on guest vocals, also utilizes synth guitar processing by cybermetal mastermind MASTER BOOT RECORD.

Expanding the thematic foci of the band, their self-created language peels back layers surrounding the nature of reality while trying to comprehend the truth of an ambiguous and ominous “cube.” The album opens with a solemn funeral dirge – for a character, for mankind, or perhaps for sanity. Oozing with beauty and melancholic doom, the album gives way to bell-like organs before drums build to an assault. The record shifts rapidly from haunting laments to utter desperation and unhinged mania as the 78-minute journey spirals deeper and deeper into the maze of enigma).

Alchemy of the ancient sages

(Fever Dream is a Shoegaze/Alternative english band that plays a dark, fuzzy, menacing music that blurs the line from noisy shoegaze to angular post-punk. The band is formed by Adrian Fleet (guitar, vocals), Sarah Lippett (bass) and Cat Loye (drums)). 

Ngayon ay hindi para sa mga talata

(Polar Lows is a Shoegaze/Post-Punk band from Philippines, formed by Megumie Alcala (guitars/vocals), Joshua Gandia (Drums), Chicha Tops (Bass) and Pablo Pablo Pablo (guitar)).

Walking through the line of madness

(Nadja is Aidan Baker (guitars/vocals/drum programming) & Leah Buckareff (bass/vocals). Originally formed in 2003 as a Baker solo project, the now-duo creates ambient-drone-metal, combining ambient electronics & fragmentary vocals with snail-crawl, epic riffs & dirge-like percussion. Vampillia is an experimental/hardcore/modern classical band from Japan, describing themselves as a 10 piece “brutal orchestra” and turn classical into hardcore music; the three vocalists are backed by twin guitars and violins, a bass, a viola, a piano and a DJ. Members include recording drummer Toyohito Yoshikawa (ex Boredoms) and Kazuhisa Chikada (world’s end girlfriend) as 2nd drummer).

Ultimo respiro di questa esistenza

(Ovo are an Italian Avant Garde/Noise Rock/Experimental band based in Ravenna, formed in 2000 by Stefania Pedretti and Bruno Dorella).

In einem Zauber der schwarzen Magie vergiftet

(Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows is a Darkwave/Goth/Neoclasical musical project based in Frankfurt, founded in 1989 by Anna-Varney Cantodea. Sopor Aeternus means "eternal sleep" in Latin). 

Toucher l'horizon d'un trou spatial

(Future is a French Paris-based Shoegaze/Post Punk/Noise trio formed by Yann Canevet (bass, vocals), Pauline CP (keyboard, programming) and Brice Delourmel (guitar, programming)).

The eternal life of magmatic rocks

(Gazelle Twin is the stage name of Elizabeth Bernholz, a British composer, producer and musician from Brighton, England. Walling conceived the project when she watched Fever Ray perform at the 2009 Loop Festival. She noted how "her show reminded me how powerful and liberating costume is, and I became interested in the power of disguise").

Come un buco nell'oceano...

(3+Dead is an Italian Shoegaze/Darkwave band created in Rome in 2017, formed by Elisa Pambianchi (vocals), Roberto Ruggeri (guitar, synths) and Giuseppe Marino (bass) The band combines in its expressive research the obscure and electronic sounds of the darkwave with the dreamlike lyricism of the shoegaze).

Chewing glass with my mouth

(Highspire is an american Shoegaze duo from Lancaster, PA, formed by Alexander White (vocals) and EJ Hagen (music)).