Monday, October 23, 2017

Abisales – ABSLS (2017)



  • Art rock 
  • Jazz rock 
  • Fusion 
  • Progressive rock 
  • Yacht rock

Comment: this swarm of 3 tracks is played by a quartet called Abisales who comes out of Còrdoba, Argentina. One chord is followed by another, gentle guitars are backed up by spacey synthesiser chords, the soundscape used to ascend and descend in a picturesque way.. Although it is tagged as psychedelic rock, space rock, and rock and roll at Bandcamp their music and intention remind more of progressive rock, and fusion. Their approach is based on the first mentioned tag, and the combo`s timbre is very fusion/jazz rock-alike. And yacht rock, of course, the style is quite nearby because for me the whole is an example of artsy mood music imbued with ambition, lofty feeling and craftiness. Predominantly a Pink Floyd influence is present over there. Great thanks to Fran, Nahuel, Pelado, Pablo, and Cristian. And of course, similarly to me you shall have to listen to the combo`s previous four issues either (in fact, XDCS (2013) was reviewed at RMH three years ago and mentioned as one of the best albums in 2013).   

Sunday, October 22, 2017

[Teaser of the day] Chenard And The Sand - One-Armed


  • Sampledelic
  • Plunderphonics
  • Breaks
  • Psychedelic
  • Sound collage
  • Crossover
  • World fusion
  • Alternative dance

Release: C-Side 
Year: 2006

[Teaser of the day] Joxfield ProjeX - Abandoned Asteroid - Space Journey


  • Krautrock
  • Space music
  • Kosmische Musik
  • Avant-rock
  • Live recording
  • Experimental rock
  • Improvised music
  • Art rock
  • Electronic
  • Psych-rock

ReleaseVoxLuxRabax
Year: 2011

[Teaser of the day] fydhws - Surf Drone



  • Avant-rock
  • Experimental rock
  • Space rock
  • Minimalism
  • Drone rock
  • Psych-rock
  • Art rock

Artist: fydhws
Year: 2014

[Teaser of the day] edPorth - Unraveled Knot



  • Minimal techno
  • Experimental techno
  • Alternative dance
  • Electronic music

Artist: edPorth
Release: Static
Label: 51 Beats
Year: 2013

[Teaser of the day] Romantic States - Take My Hand and Run

  • Indie rock
  • Alternative rock
  • Power pop

Label: Self-released/Bandcamp
Year: 2016

[Teaser of the day] Mike Cassells - It's In Here, Somewhere



  • Free jazz
  • Improvised music
  • Avant-garde
  • Experimentalism

Artist: Mike Cassells
Label: Catchy Name
Year: 2017

Noteherder & McCloud – The Tail (2008)



  • Free jazz 
  • Improvised music 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Modal jazz 
  • Live session 
  • Electronic music 
  • Leftfield

Comment: I am very glad to back again at WM Recordings, the imprint which has introduced me to many interesting artists like brunk, Chenard Walcker, Roy "Chicky" Arad, Keshco, Phil Reavis, Jared C. Balogh, The Hathaway Family Plot and many others. Beyond that the roster embraces such luminaries as the godfather of the home recording R Stevie Moore, and Russian dadaist sound collage and surf pop mixed madness Messer Chups. Undoubtedly The Tail is a highly complicated and mind-provoking one composed of three different live gigs by the two experienced musicians wherein you can enjoy many parallel running compartments based on the playing of a soprano saxophone, and on the other side it is undermined by poignant synthesiser-based bubbling and effects making an impact on a fastidious listener. And I am probably the demanding reviewer. And if you want to get a solid review of how to play the soprano saxophone in an intriguing way then this issue is for you. Synthesiser is a remarkably more broad instrument or it can even be considered a platform, however, this issue provides a little yet intriguing bit of it. It certainly touches on sonic qualities which remind me of electronic krautrock artists as Konrad Schnitzler, and Asmus Tietchens. Use The Desk Lamp is the favourite of mine because it is absolutely fascinating in its overwhelming tempo and energy. For me, it is jazz punk. In a word, the result is great.

ps – Volatile (2017)



  • Experimental electronica 
  • Glitchtronica 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Ambient noise 
  • Drone 
  • Ambient drone 
  • Electronic music 
  • Spoken word 
  • Sampledelic 
  • Post-industrial 
  • Leftfield 
  • Psychoacoustic

Comment: this issue of 11 tracks is psychotic, strongly filled out with desperate vocal samples and violent filled dialogues from different motion pictures being backed up by sinister yet blissful soundscapes being in turn filled in with glitchy "errors", and frequently interrupted static providing you a starkly disturbed sonic picture while paradoxically maintaining its picturesque image. By casting the light upon the titles it is mostly about blood and cuts and stillness. As if getting an audible, almost physically tangible bridge from within an unnerving psycho-neurological ward. If to compare it to the artist's release which was recently reviewed at RMH, Finding My Own Way Back Home, the recent one is not about the hiss imbued walls and supportive prodigious power dictating the whole, it used to lurk after you searching for your cerebral traces to overtake it and then modifying it into psyched-up ones. And then the past is going to come ahead of your present to govern the future of yours. Overwhelming by any means. Similarly to Finding My Own Way Back Home it is a part of the discography of enoughrecords.

Ellah a. Thaun – Happy 30 Honey (2017)



  • Indie 
  • Drone pop 
  • Experimental pop 
  • Alternative pop 
  • Avant-pop 
  • Post-punk 
  • Krautrock 
  • Electronic 
  • Alternative dance 
  • Psychedelic 
  • Art pop 
  • Epic

Comment: Ellah. a Thaun is a contemporary indie artist from France whose method is to embrace many elements into her idiosyncratic mix. Obviously it is not the ultimate purpose of her. It is the way how her music must be made up. This handful of tracks surprises again with its frantic touch though by the sound and loudness all is controlled by Nathanaelle Hauguel. For example, the opening piece Part 1 progresses into a sort of indie techno based on an elliptical catchy loop. It is the favourite of mine though the rest of the whole is also very good. She has always been strongly influenced by post-punk music and the influence comes out in the second part. Rough post-punk germs are crossed with the dreamy higher chords of shoegaze thereof resulting in a bewildering while majestic avant-pop composition. Part 3 showcases Hauguel`s exposure towards the motorik, towards krautrock though the drumming is vamped up by digitally modified thin kick drums as if all of that were extracted either from a contemporary soul or electro pop release. Part 4 is the outing's slacker track being stylistically grunge which lazily continues at Part 5 as well though being strongly intertwined with droning organs and wah wah effects. As if an early Stereolab meets Spaceman 3 yet the comparison is my mirage because that results in something very originally spiritual ultimately. In a nutshell, undoubtedly one of the best issues in 2017, and probably the best indie album in 2017 so far. Amazing gal indeed.
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