Astonishing instrumental #postrock from Switzerland with some rough edges. Don’t ever think you can lean back and relax because these guys keep on challenging the thin line between moody soundsscapes and energetic outbursts of heavy dark rock.
Definitely their best work to date. Elder’s third album “Lore” is an excellent #heavyrock album. The very first notes may leave you a little bit confused, at least I was: what the heck ! Elder goes southern rock ? But no, the guys throw in their trademark heavy #stoner#doom sound but this time they sound more progressive than ever. Only 5 lengthy tracks ranging from 9 to 16 minutes ! Complexity but also superb melody, man I can only say this….RECOMMENDED !
Nothing game changing here but this is a pretty decent release that brought my attention back to the more classic #progressiverock style. Jim’s background in jazz also shines through making the compositions a bit more challenging.
"On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero"
-From the movie The Fight Club
Spotlight On Mix 2015-03 is the third mix on a regular bases that will contain a personal collection of tracks from the latest releases. Are you ready to explore ?
Mix created: march 17 2015
Super catchy metal from Torche. Drawing in a bucket full of influences from punk to alternative metal to heavy sludge “Restarter” is capable of reaching a wide audience. Should be fun to watch them at one of many upcoming summer festivals.
Shake hands with the fuzz monster ! The Dallas based heavy #stoner#doom trio Wo Fat deliver a truly jaw dropping live set with sprawling jams. The infectious grooves and riffs go cruising from your ears right to your spine. And if you’re still not floored after 40 minutes the monster delivers an extra 14 minute studio jam ‘Dark Snow’ which is another flawless display of power. Wo Fat definitely has entered the premiere league of doomy stoner metal. Play it loud !
Guitar talent from Serbia exploring the 6-string with ease so it seems. This 2nd release is a live one showcasing his incredible adventurous and inspiring style. Together with only a drummer and a bass player you’re in for more than 1,5 hour journey that crosses many roads, from #jazz to #progressiverock to #blues. Receommended for guitar freaks for sure !
"We now know that memories are not fixed or frozen...... but are transformed, disassembled, reassembled, and recategorized with every act of recollection"
- From 'Hallucinations' by Oliver Sacks
Spotlight On Mix 2015-04 is the fourth mix on a regular bases that will contain a personal collection of tracks from the latest releases. Are you ready to explore ?
Mix created: april 1 2015
Pic: From a church in Dunster, UK
A nice encounter indeed, this soothing collection of #drone tunes sprouted from the subconsciousness of John Daniel......ideal for contemplating, or just solitary relaxing by following the wavy dronessssssssss….
OBSCURED BY CLOUDS, A LOOK IN THE PAST, HUNTING FOR HIDDEN GEMS Blistering, barn burning recording of ‘ol’ bluesman R.L.Burnside teaming up with youngsters The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. This is how the blues must be performed: raw, loud, sloppy and above all mean as hell. Give yourself a shot of whiskey, kick out the chairs and start to dance !