Tag: experimental music

Grave Mounds and Grave Mistakes Album Review

Band: A Forest of Stars Album: Grave Mounds and Grave Mistakes Country of Origin: UK Release Date: 28 September 2018 Genre: Melodic black metal/folk/experimental Label: Prophecy Productions Oh my! What’s happening? Is it possible? Can it really be… a metal cousin of Current 93? In a lot of ways, yes. Needless to say, I’m jumping

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Al Ard Album Review

Band: Al Ard Album: Al Ard Country of Origin: Italy Release Date: June 22nd, 2018 Genre: Black metal/noise, experimental. Label: code666 Aside from featuring the coolest album art in recent memory, Al Ard is an all-out treat for those of us straddling the fence between black metal and electronic “noise” musicians like Pharmakon. This album

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Deeper Underground Album Review

Band: Kekal Album: Deeper Underground Country of Origin: Indonesia Genre: Progressive black metal/avant-garde metal Release Date: March 2018 That sinking feeling of guilt (and I get it disturbingly often) when you realize you’ve been missing out on an extraordinary band working in a genre you love isn’t fun. It’s even worse when you’ve heard the

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Interstellar Space: When Music Hurts

In my later teens, I happened across John Coltrane’s album Interstellar Space while sifting through neat rows of CD jewel cases in a Half-Priced Books. I almost couldn’t believe my luck. At that time, I was in the red-hot middle of an infatuation with the Beat Generation and everything that typically comes with it: books,

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Into the Library Loft: an Interview with Toby Driver

I have to admit, I’m a little bit giddy about this one. I first listened to Toby Driver and Kayo Dot back when Choirs of the Eye was released in 2003. I’ve followed Driver’s work since, and happily purchased every release he’s been involved in. Interviewing Kayo Dot front man and multifaceted musician extraordinaire Toby

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