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AETHENOR

Dream Tassels

AETHENOR

Dream Tassels

Stunning live session captured like some rare gaseous substance in Oslo, 2010.

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Felix Kubin & Ensemble Integrales

Nachtschicht fur Russolo

Felix Kubin & Ensemble Integrales

Nachtschicht fur Russolo

Exceptional, semi-improvised and creepy experiment in tribute to Luigi Russolo.

156

JOZEF VAN WISSEM

Ex Nex

JOZEF VAN WISSEM

Ex Nex

Exploration of the Lute's timbres aimed to "bring the listener in a state of concentrated listening".

156

HYPE WILLIAMS

Han Dynasty Pt. 3

HYPE WILLIAMS

Han Dynasty Pt. 3

Enigmatic and distorted early release from the sub-conscious art and music collective.

156

GEOFF MULLEN

Untitled 4

GEOFF MULLEN

Untitled 4

Untethered ambient drone drift guided by the hand of a master improvisor.

156

Alberorovesciato

Destroyed Statue In Thousand Pieces

Alberorovesciato

Destroyed Statue In Thousand Pieces

Like a candid recording of some ancient Finnish forest ritual.

156

Pan Sonic & Keiji Haino

In the hollow created between the eyebrows, what offering would be most appropriate

Pan Sonic & Keiji Haino

In the hollow created between the eyebrows, what offering would be most appropriate

Disciplined vocal catharsis and deathly electronic soundscaping.

Anvil
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jazkamer and smegma

carniviorous bog

jazkamer and smegma

carniviorous bog

Utterly detached yet completely intuitive free noise psychedelia from two titans of the genre.

156

THE SKULL DEFEKTS

Urban Ritual

THE SKULL DEFEKTS

Urban Ritual

Scando avant-metal/noise legends quietly open a portal to your psyche.

156

AUN

Drainbow

AUN

Drainbow

Breathtaking, celestial shoegaze metal peering into the abyss.

156

GRAILS

Master Builder (Gong 1974)

GRAILS

Master Builder (Gong 1974)

Awesome interpretation of a Gong classic from 1974.

156

SKULLFLOWER

Creaky Rigging

SKULLFLOWER

Creaky Rigging

Vintage output from UK psyche stalwarts; a raga-come-sea chant experiment featuring Richard Youngs.

156

BASTIAN WEGNER

Face Down

BASTIAN WEGNER

Face Down

Visceral, affecting dark ambient wanderings.

156

WICKED MESSENGER

Movement I

WICKED MESSENGER

Movement I

Speaking in bleak ambient tongues with the dark interpreter.

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks of Elemental Improvisations”

These 14 tracks are scattered like runes between the obelisks of avant-metal, doom ambience, jazz and electronic psychedelia. They're tied together by an automatic, instinctive feel for the black art of improvisation, conducting fascinating abstract dialogue in an esoteric sonic language. Daniel O'Sullivan and Stephen O'Malley's Æthenor, now on their fourth album, describe this aesthetic like few others, playing with a captivating fluency and all-encompassing sonic vocabulary. Another branch of this sound belongs to LAFMS members Smegma, whose collaboration with Jazkamer on 'Carniviorous Bog' connects to an inimitably primitive imagination shared by Finnish free-psyche duo, Alberorovesciato. Heading eyes-shut in a more lo-fi, baroque pop direction we find Hype Williams' 'Selbstportrait'-like invention 'Han Dynasty Pt.3' sharing something in common with the lute improv of Jozef Van Wissem, while Grails and Skullflower nod to the freedoms afforded by original '70s psychedelic shamens such as Gong or King Crimson. Maverick Japanese improviser Keiji Haino, meanwhile, shares the studio with Pan Sonic and we find the most untethered, shapeless ambient abstractions in the sounds of Wicked Messenger and Bastian Wegner. In essence, all these artists seek to connect with something beyond convention through application of mystic inner abilities, and the results are deeply affecting.

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On 19 Jan 02:30 BeachSloth said:
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“Whoa”

Glad to see Felix Kubin!

On 19 Jan 13:42 jasmine said:

simply awesome- i descend as i listen.

On 23 Jan 20:43 Opononi said:

“Lovely”

Thanks for another lovely selection. Suggestions for future: jazz/prog, nursery rhymes, film scores - please keep them coming