August 17, 2021

Falling into continuous doze

(Swans is a band from New York City, New York, United States, active from 1982 to 1997, reformed in 2010, founded & led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. 
Marginally associated with the no wave scene at first, their original sound was slow and extremely heavy, with live performances that were often so brutal and physical that in a number of instances certain audience members were made ill, police were called and venues were shut down. This early physical sound is possibly best heard on the live album Public Castration Is a Good Idea.
Their initial style shifted a little by the time Swans released seminal twin albums Greed and Holy Money. The music had sped up, at times being even more punishing than their earlier output. Drum machines and samples were slightly more prominent. Michael Gira was joined vocally by Jarboe which gave the band a broader sonic range. Tracks featuring Jarboe were often quieter, even pretty, acting as counterpoint to the more harrowing themes on the albums. Over time, this style would come to dominate the Swans’s output, although they somehow seem to have been able to make a strummed acoustic guitar seem as brutal as their earlier amped-up assaults. The lush instrumentation of their albums from the late 1980s and the 1990’s anticipated the birth of post-rock).

De geneugten van het Eden

(Radar Men From The Moon is a three-piece instrumental rock band from Eindhoven, Netherlands, with Glenn Peeters (guitar and sonic attack), Jan-Titus Verkuijlen (bass and shivers), and Tony Lathouwers (drums and audio generator). Their sounds are taking different genres in to account such as shoegaze, neo-psych, kraut, space and noise rock, they take off in an interstellar exploration of new sounds).

Вход в дом экзорцизмов

(The Guitaraculas is a side surf-project of Russian musician Oleg Gitarkin from Messer Chups).


Bleeding in solitude

(Lycia is an American dark wave band formed in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona. The main personnel of the band are Mike VanPortfleet, Tara Vanflower and David Galas. Although only achieving minor cult success, the band is notable for being one of the ground breaking groups in darkwave and ethereal wave styles. Lycia's music is characterized by rich soundscapes and layers of echoed guitars, dark and ethereal keyboards, doomy drum machine beats, VanPortfleet's melancholic, whispered vocals and Vanflower's vivid voice).

Les huit chansons de Maldoror

(Forhist is the latest incarnation of Vindsval, the faceless entity behind the legendary Blut Aus Nord. Inspired by the ‘90s Norwegian Black Metal scene, Forhist is a solitary walk in deep woods, an echo of the past, a return to the spiritual womb from which darkness first emerged).

Наслаждайся злой игрой

(Messer Chups is a Russian surf band formed in Hamburg in 1998 and originally consisted of Oleg Gitarkin (bass) and Annette Schneider (synths). They had several member changes and in 2003, they invited Lydia Kavina - the most famous thereminvox-player and grand-niece of its inventor - to release Crazy Price and Vamp Babes. 

As of 2016, Messer Chups is based in St. Petersburg, Russia and works as a trio consisted of Oleg "Gitaracula" Fomchenkov (formerly known as Oleg Gitarkin) on guitar, Svetlana "Zombierella" Nagaeva (formerly known as Zombi Girl) on bass and Dr. Boris (Boris Israel Fernandez) on drums)).

Jamming Affairs

(Bobby Ramone is a fictitious name used for a pastiche punk release issued in 2020 with Marley's vocals mixed with Ramone's themes). 

Živeti pri izvoru pravega hrupa

(Laibach is an slovenian Post-Industrial band formed 1980 in Trbovlje, at the time Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Laibach is the German name for Slovenia's capital city Ljubljana; initially one of the founders of Martial Industrial music, they changed their musical direction to a more Rock/Pop and Techno-/Dance-inspired crossover style in later years).


Sund á óhreinu vatni

(Singapore Sling is an Icelandic Alternative/Shoegaze/Post Rock band from Reykjavík, formed by Henrik Baldvin Björnsson (vocals, guitar), Einar Þór Kristjánsson (guitar), Sigurður "Siggi Shaker" Magnús Finnsson (tambourine, maracas), Ester "Bíbí" Ásgeirsdóttir (bass), Björn Viktorsson (drums), and Hákon Aðalsteinsson (guitar)).

Hiding in the shadows

(Helicon is an Experimental/Psychedelic Rock band from Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Formed in 2009 by John-Paul Hughes (lead guitar, vocals), Gary Hughes (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Graham Gordon (sitar, synthesizer), Mark McLure (bass) and Seb Jonsen (drums)).