Anders Hana (Ultralyd, MoHa!) joins forces with Paal Nilssen-Love for a 30min. improv session full of squealing guitar and spastic drumming. Plenty of intensity to be found on this album, as it can be expected from these two musicians involved in so many projects in the jazz/free improv area.
Originally released via Utech Records (limited to 150 copies), it was reissued by PNL years later.
Second release of this prolific norwegian drummer in Utech Records, the first being his collab with Anders Hana (MoHa!, Ultralyd) also from 2005. Sold out in Utech Records (given it was limited to 150 copies), it was reissued later via Nilssen-Love's own label, PNL.
Another collaboration of free improvisations, in this case Tim Wyskida (Khanate, Khlyst, Blind Idiot God) and James Plotkin (Khanate, Khlyst, Lotus Eaters). Only for fans, though. This material is similar to the quieter, stretched out parts in Khanate's Things Viral (one of my favorite albums of that band), and spazed-out sections reminding of the dark aura that was later present in Khlyst's Chaos Is My Name.
First full-length of this czech sludge/hardcore band that put out an album last year. Started out as a purely hardcore band, this is their middle ground between that period (which can be heard in full form in their first release, Forever Dead EP) and the sludge/doom period (The Eclipse), three years later. Crushing riffs combined with fast-paced bursts of violence is what you'll hear here, an evidence of this is their single The Power of The Black Sun, of which a video was made. Be sure to check them out.
Their noisiest album (also their first), a pure display of krautrock repetitiveness that reminds of their Tony Conrad influence. While not as cyclical and compelling in delivery as Finsternis, this album deserves a listen mostly because of the first and last track, its harsh wall of sound with fast drumming will definitely attract the followers of the genre looking for some recent works.
In Glorious Times, the latest Sleepytime Gorilla Museum album, represents their most accomplished work to date, while becoming arguably more accessible than they were in Of Natural History. Half of this album is instrumental which is already an important change, but that's only one of the many secrets hidden in this album. There's short spoken word sections in the middle of some of the last songs and shorts outbursts of violence intertwined with rests that might caught a first listener off-guard. Definitely not for the faint, one of the finest examples of modern avant-prog along with bands like Guapo and Cheer-Accident.
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The name of the blog comes from the Nurse With Wound album's subtitle, Shipwreck Radio Vol 1 and 2 (Seven Sonic Structures of Utvær and Eight Enigmatic Structures of Utvær), it's also a small inhabited Norwegian island located to the northwest of the country, in the municipality of Solund.
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