Sunday, February 24, 2008 1 Engineers

Album: Eaststrikewest - Rosa (Demo EP)

Artist: Eaststrikewest
Album: Rosa (Demo)
Label: Self Released
Year: 2008


This is only a two track demo, but both tracks are stunning and are amongst the best tracks I've listened for a while.
Eaststrikewest are currently writing/finishing new material for their debut record, which is to be recorded in March at Stakeout Studios, London. They'll be playing weekend shows this April, May and June, and hopefully touring in July, August and September. Dates will be listed as and when they come about.

Sunday, February 17, 2008 2 Engineers

Album: The Seven Mile Journey - The Metamorphosis Project

Artist: The Seven Mile Journey
Album: The Metamorphosis Project
Label: Fonogram-Agency
Year: 2008

01. Theme for the Elthenbury Massacre
02. The Catharsis Session
03. Identity Journals (anonymous)
04. January 4th - The Hypothesis Hours
05. A Sanctuary for Lugubrious Tracy
06. Purification - The Journey Transcriptions

The original line-up was made in 1995, but the band did not use the name 'The Seven Mile Journey' until 1999. Since then, the band has played several different venues primarily in Denmark, but also in cities like Berlin and London. The band played some festivals in Denmark such as the Roskilde Festival, Formanova Festival and Vesterbro Festival.

"The Metamorphosis Project proves that The Seven Mile Journey can grow and evolve, that the excellent The Journey Studies was no fluke, and that they can play with the best of them."
(Why so hostile, USA)

"The Seven Mile Journey are among the best that Denmark, Scandinavia and all of Europe have to offer in the traditional postrock movement."
(Disagreement, Germany)

"Some of the musical passages are quiet and other times complex and cascading...and at other times somewhat mind-numbing."
"Cool tracks include "Theme for the Elthenbury Massacre," "Identity Journals (Anonymous)," and "A Sanctuary for Lugubrious Tracy." Off the beaten path...executed to perfection."
(Babysue, USA)

Official Site
Buy in Europe: Conspiracy Records / CDON
USA: Pumpkin Seeds In The Sand
0 Engineers

Compilation: Neurosounds Vol.1: Stones From The Sky

Neurosounds Vol.1: Stones From The Sky is the first online compilation about the italian post scene made by

01.Vanessa Van Basten - La Scatola (6.10)
02.Lento - Need (5.50)
03.Morkobot - Zorgongollac (3.04)
04.Infection Code - Sweet Taste Of Sickness (4.50)
05.Tears|Before - Portland (6.32)
06.Incoming Cerebral Overdrive - Food (2.54)
07.Storm{O} - Inconsiderata Putrefazione (3.20)
08.Sicklown - Illusion (8.05)
09.Psychocean - Overtones (4.57)
10.Amia Venera Landscape - A New Aurora (7.09)
11.Juggernaut - Nailscratched (4.35)
12.Jagannah - Pyl (4.00)
13.Last Minute To Jaffna - Dawn (11.20)
14.Deflore - Home (3.05)

01.One Starving Day - Black Star Aeon (12.34)
02.Fog In The Shell -
The Night Will Not Stay (8.24)
03.Tomydeepestego - Mizar (11.27)
04.Three Steps To The Ocean -
Submerged Universe (10.17)
05.Viscera/// - White Flies (7.53)
06.A Cold Dead Body - Our Best Years (7.05)
07.Orbe - Aleph (6.20)
08.Turquoise - Glimmervoid (8.20)
09.Larva - La Pioggia e Le Lumache (7.01)


More information about the bands in CD X and CD Y.
Full artwork for the compilation here.

Special thanx to Edvard from Neurosounds for letting us use their compilation.
Neurosounds thank their partners (Audiodrome, Blackout69, HateTV, Noize, Perkele, Rockline, Taxi-Driver) and the following record labels for their permission: Supernatural Cat, Knvbirecords, Beyond Productions, Myphonic Records, Subsound Records, Planaria Recordings, SoulFleshCollector, Bael.
Feedbacks are welcome both, here and Neurosounds.Enjoy!!!
Saturday, February 09, 2008 0 Engineers

Album: 5ive - Hesperus

Artist: 5ive
Album: Hesperus
Label: Tortuga Recordings
Year: 2008

02.Big Sea
03.Kettle Cove
05.Polar 78
06.News I
07.News II

What can anyone expect from a band, after releasing a masterpiece like 5ive's "Self Titled"?
Usually something similar, that tends to be boring by repeating the same instrumentation. That's what I expected from 5ive's new release, nevertheless I was excited to hear it. By my surprise, it was nothing I would expected!!! 5ive evolved their music, by adding some post-rock elements and giving a little tone of experimentation. Definitely one of the best albums for this year, although we are still in the beginning!

Saturday, February 02, 2008 1 Engineers

Album: Flies Are Spies From Hell - Mountain Language (EP)

Artist: Flies Are Spies From Hell
Album: Mountain Language (EP)
Label: Self Released
Year: 2007

01.Mountain Language
02.King Sly
03.Next Hour

Flies Are Spies From Hell began around the Summer of 2004, when we first started jamming with Fred (keys) and writing more instrumentally (we still had a singer then). Our first gig was at the infamous Crown and Cushion, Haslemere, on 2nd October 04. Since then we've played all over including Leeds, London, Chichester, Oxford, Brighton, Bognor, Guildford, Southampton.....

Basically we get together in our mates old gym, have a laugh, get pissed quite a bit, and jam music until they become songs. Some of these we record onto EPs and most get played live at some point or another. Simple really. We don’t wear sunglasses at night.

Some of the bands we have been fortunate enough to share a stage with are Russian Circles, Witches, They Don't Sleep, Last Days of Lorca, AndNoStar, UpCDownC, *Shels, Everyone to the Anderson, Our Own Devices. What we love most of all is playing gigs with promoters who put on great nights with original bands from a similar genre. Swiss concrete, My Analogue and the guys at the Joiners are great examples of such promoters. -Myspace


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