Wednesday, November 30, 2011 0 Engineers

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Monday, November 21, 2011 0 Engineers

Album: Three Way Plane - Give Us Something New To Shout

Band: Three Way Plane
Album: Give Us Something To New Shout
Label: Spinalonga/TFK
Year: 2010

01. Let's Pretend You Don't Exist
02. Wipe out
03. Bittersweet Hit of The week
04. Fade Away
05. Scare The Hippie
06. 36DD
07. Tell Me
08. Dispute
09. Life in This City
10. Is it Over or What?
11. Straightjacket Society
12. Let's Pretend You Don't Exist (Barbara's Straight Son Remix)
13. Fade Away (Lowtronik Remix)
14. Dispute (Urbanoise Remix)

Three Way Plane is a three piece (?) band from Athens, Greece which was formed at the end of 2003. They try to be open-minded and create music spontaneously through jamming and improvisation. Therefore they combine their ideas and write music for their songs.
Stratos and Dio write lyrics talking about anything that distracts their minds.
Music is something like a drug for them and they don't give a fuck in being categorized but you could say they are playing something between indie noizy rock and post-hardcore.
In 2006 they released our EP "Bright Days" in DIY terms and the song "My Best Friend" was also included in the second Spinalonga Records compilation: "In The Junkyard Vol 2".
Debut LP entitled: "give us somethiing new to shout" was released in May 2010 from Spinalonga Records.
Since April 2011 they have a second drummer! Don't ask why..long story.
Just think something inbetween of At The Drive-in meets Shellac meets Jesus Lizards meets Fugazi meets Clash.

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Album: Meniscus - War Of Currents

Band: Meniscus
Album: War Of Currents
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2011

01. Room 3327
02. 130
03. Immersion
04. Fight Club
05. Cursed
06. Infant

Meniscus's lush ambient soundscapes, driving bass lines and poly-rhythmic beats create a unique musical experience that has been hypnotising Australian audiences since 2005. The Sydney trio's unique brand of instrumental post rock blends the moody dynamics of acts like Mogwai and Sigur Rós with the prog rock technicality of King Crimson.

The critical success of the band's 2007 EP The Absence of I elevated Meniscus's profile globally with rave reviews from The Silent Ballet (“Beautifully crafted and impeccably conceived....very good doesn't quite sum this up, it's amazing”) and Sputnik Music (“Meniscus have a wizardly sense of dynamics, songs flowing with the purity of water....technically brilliant and tightly composed”).

Despite this success, the departure of drummer and co-founder Duncan Wilson forced Meniscus into hiatus in 2008. In early 2009, founding members Daniel Oreskovic (guitar) and Alison Kerjean (bass) made a comeback to the live circuit with new drummer Cameron Brennan, showcasing new songs and arrangements.

In late 2009, friend of the band, Marty Wong joined the band to mix visuals during live performance. Marty’s tasteful use of different visual themes for the bands live shows provided an extra texture and added to the cinematic style of the music. 2009 was rounded off with the band playing at their first music festival – The high and dry festival which was definitely a highlight of the year for the band.

In 2010, the band spent a great deal of time working on new material and recording demo versions of the tracks that would later be recorded professionally by Ash Maklad at Eargasm studios and mastered by Paul Stefanidis at Viking Lounge mastering.

2011 looks to be a very exciting year for Meniscus, with the release of their first studio album entitled “war of currents”. The new album was officially released on July 15th and Meniscus will be taking their new music to several cities around Australia soon after.

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Album: Battlefields - Agassiz

Band: Battlefields
Album: Agassiz
Label: .init records
Year: 2011

01. Entangled Mess
02. An Entire Epoch
03. Forced Abandonment
04  Laurentide
05. Manitoba Winds
06. Structured Delusion

After the release of their 2009 full-length, "Thresholds Of Imbalance", Battlefields lost founding guitarist Andrew Wallin, and went on a brief hiatus from playing shows. "Agassiz" is the band's return to the trenches with two new members and a more sonically assaulting blackened blend of metal and hardcore. Agassiz blasts through six songs in under a half-hour, presenting a concept EP of the glacial lake Agassiz, whose dried up geographic location is where the band's base of operations lies. Fans of the band's previous work my be taken aback by the sheer force of this new material, with pummeling blast beats, but there is still the familiar sound throughout the EP that Battlefields has perfected since it's conception in 2006. Agassiz lyrical content deals with when Lake Agassiz's ice dams broke and rose sea levels, destroying the old world, and setting up the new world for corrupt religious control. Featuring artwork and layout by Seldon Hunt.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 0 Engineers

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Band: Powder! Go Away

Band: Powder! Go Away
Album: Laika Still Wants Go Home
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. Nobody Knows What Do The Clouds Think When They See Themselves In The Sea.
02. Laika Still Wants Go Home.
03. 13.125 Miles Exploded By Hundred Oscillators.
04. Einstein Is So Sad On The Pictures Because He Wanted To Work A Lighthouse Keeper. Lighthouses Are So Lone On The Pictures Because Einstein Is Dead.
05. Locomotive Comes In Your Dreams.
06. Stephen King Likes Electric Transmition Lines.
07. Lost Touch.
08. The Water Tower.
09. 13.125 Miles Exploded By Lights.
10. Mushroom's Radiation Can't Make You Ugly And Ill, But Thoughtful.

Band: Powder! Go Away
Album: 37th Parallel EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. 37th Parallel
02. Hindenburg 1937
03. There Are Several Airliners Over The Chertanovskaya Street
04. Don't Be Afraid Of A Night Broadcast

Powder! Go Away is a post-rock band from Lukhovitsy - outside Moscow - formed in March 10, 2010. Since its creation, the band recorded a demo EP of 6 songs, their debut album «Laika Still Wants Go Home» and a 4 song EP called «37th Parallel». The band's debut took place on May 6, 2011 on the stage of CMC "Rus" (Kolomna). At the same time a presentation of their debut album took place. At present the Powder! plans some concerts and is actively engaged in writing material for their next album.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 0 Engineers

Video: Midas Fall - 17

Monday, November 14, 2011 4 Engineers

Album: Näo - Näo

Band: Näo
Album: Näo
Label: Ant-Zen
Year: 2011

01. Glad
02. Ilogic
03. Uusi (V3.0)
04. Calibrate
05. Nope
06. Imago
07. Mechanical
08. Somme (V2.0)
09. Trent
10. Killing Time

With a computer at his fingertips and a mind full of ideas, Pierre-André Pernin started Näo in 2002 as a one-man project, joined later by the drummer Thibault Fellmann, the guitarist Jordan Daverio and the video designer Matthieu Tercieux. So in it’s current form Näo comprises 4 members. 

The band's musical influences range from Amon Tobin and Nine Inch Nails to Krush or 65daysofstatic - over the years Näo have gone beyond these influences to amaze audiences at already a hundred concerts and festival appearances in France and Germany with their unique, previously unheard sound. At the studio as well as on stage, Näo develop and shape melancholic and aerial music, exploring moods from contained rage to lyrical digital outbursts. Like a surgeon, Pierre-André meticulously crafts mesmerizing melodies and down-tempo beats. 

His penchant for synthetic layers and for skillfully chiseled keyboard compositions gives his' music a unique and strange atmosphere, progressively immersing the listener into Näo's world. To this already enriched enchantment Thibaud and Jordan add their rhythmic impulses and abrupt riffs, creating a mixed beast of electro-noise, melded with brute, highly energetic guitars and spliced with elements of post-rock, metal and IDM into something very unique and powerful. 

With Näo the album, Näo the band presents a mesmerizing combination of playful electronica and anthemic, impulsive rock elements. Join in, and be warned - their electronic odyssey has only just begun...

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Album: Integral - The Past Is My Shadow

Band: Integral
Album: The Past Is My Shadow
Label: Tympanik Audio
Year: 2011

Disc One:  
01. Als Wären Wir Niemals Gewesen
02. Pop Realtá
03. Work With The Mind
04. No Peace
05. Synthie Raga
06. Rubikon 
07. ? 
08. Die Revolution Des Verstandes 
09. A Taste Of Your Future 
10. Atakama
Disc Two:  
01. Asphalt Architechture 
02. Bells
03. CPU Fairytale 
04. Waiting
05. And Never Lose Hope 
06. Githarsis 
07. Radio Sehnsucht  
08. The Past Is My Shadow

In 2008, Tympanik Audio introduced the listeners to Integral, an esoteric duo from Germany, and their debut album ‘Rise’. With a very personal approach to a wide range of multi-layered and hauntingly beautiful compositions, ‘Rise’ proved to be a gem in the Tympanik catalog and a highly appreciated aural experience for its listeners.

As we all waited patiently for a new album, Integral began sifting through their minds and hard drives seeking the origins of their creativity. The results of that search took on the title of ‘The Past Is My Shadow’, eighteen unreleased and newly mastered songs that expertly construct the foundation for what would eventually become the Integral we know and admire today.

From their earliest beginnings, David and Rafael seemed to have a firm grasp on the tone and direction they wanted for Integral. Songs originating from as early as 2002 up until post-‘Rise’ 2006 manage to sound as bright and purposeful as if they were just recently produced. Each selection on ‘The Past Is My Shadow’ reveals a rich collage of sounds and ideas, with a level of depth and intricacy that is uncommon these days. Beat-driven and rhythmic, but never overpowering, with vast swirling ambiance, layer upon layer of dense atmospheres, poignant melodies, and a smooth complexity that allows the listener to uncover new levels of aura with each ensuing listen.

In David and Rafael’s own words, “For us, this is the real debut album… a release of the past and an opening for the future. We invite you to take a journey with this album and find your own place somewhere in this universe of sound.”

Friday, November 11, 2011 0 Engineers

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 0 Engineers

EP: Alinda - Ruins

Band: Alinda
Album: Ruins EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. Nuclear Fall
02. Ruins
03. Home
04. Greendao

Alinda is a band from Kiev, Ukraine and after releasing some demos, 'Ruins' is their debut self released EP. The production of the EP is great, mixing post-rock with metal and featuring screamo vocals in one track. The result is a solid EP leaving big expectations for the next release.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011 1 Engineers

EP: Iroha - End Of An Era

Band: Iroha
Album: End Of An Era EP
Label: Denovali Records
Year: 2011

01. End Of An Era
02. Where Summer Thrives
03. Fallen Angel
04. Runaway

After a collaboration record with Fragment. from France and the self titled debut full length, 'the End Of An Era' constitutes the third release of Iroha – the new project consisting of Andy Swan (Final), Diarmuid Dalton (Godflesh, jesu) and Dominic Crane (The Boaty Man, Rumble Fish). 

The 4 tracks (with a total playing time of 25 minutes) express their love to shoegaze just as much as their interest in the sound of new wave acts like New Order – all this mixed with a metal orientated sound basis and little ambient influences. Iroha have a great feeling for melodies and know how to combine them with powerful sound elements to create a fuzzy warm mood in every new track.

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EP: Our Ceasing Voice & Satory Split

Band: Our Ceasing Voice & Satory
Album: 7'' Split
Label: Truelove Entertainment/Revolvermann Records
Year: 2011

01. Our Ceasing Voice - For Darkness Fears The Light
02. Satory - The Translator

For Darkness Fears The Light poses the deeply moving return of Our Ceasing Voice after the success of their debut album 'When the Headline Hit Home'. Striking vocals and powerful drumming enable the band to dare the leap and take their ambient based tunes a step further, while retaining the outfits's full melodramatic force.

Originated in a time of change, Satory's track, The Translator, defines an important turning point in the story of the beast that was introduced in their 2009 EP. Expressive heaviness and valleys of hope constitute their new sound, bringing the powerful machinery back to the post-metal front.

Our Ceasing Voice


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Friday, November 04, 2011 0 Engineers

EP: Autumn In Hiroshima - A Sleeping Portrait Of Klara

Band: Autumn In Hiroshima
Album: A Sleeping Portrait Of Klara EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. A Sleeping Portrait Of Klara
02. Hollow Walls
03. Indián Blanket
04. Daughter Moon
05. Arizona's Ground Zero

Autumn In Hiroshima is a band from Canterbury, South East UK, and just a few days ago they released their first EP. The playtime is just under 30 minutes, is a mix of post-rock, ambient & drone sounds and leaves some great expectations for a full album.

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Thursday, November 03, 2011 0 Engineers

Album: Immanu El - In Passage

Band: Immanu El
Album: In Passage
Label: And The Sound Records
Year: 2011

01. Skagerak
02. Conquistador
03. The Threshold
04. Comforting Dawn
05. Into Waters
06. To An Ocean
07. While I'm Reaching For You
08. On Wide Shoulders

Immanu El started as a musical experiment in 2004 by 16-year-old Claes Strängberg, soon joined by his twin brother Per and old childhood friend Emil Karlsson. The ambition has, ever since the start, been to create something captivating and beautiful - and the ways of achieving this have been evolving differently. During the first year, while studying in high school, they started to create music in an old barn in the countryside outside the town of Jönköping. The first demo 'Killerwhale EP' was sold out, spread all over the world and the band got the chance to make numerous shows around Sweden after being selected as "Rookies of 2005" by Hultsfredfestivalen. After finishing high school the band signed with And The Sound Records, moved to Gothenburg and got two other friends who joined the band, David Lillberg and Jonatan Josefsson. The debut album "They’ll Come, They Come" was released in 2007 and was followed by the first tours in Europe the next year.

Together with the labelmates in EF, the band took over And The Sound Records, made it completely independent and runned by the artists themselves with licensing- and distribution partners all over the world. The second album "Moen" was released in late 2009 and the band continued to focus on making live shows all over Europe. With more than 150 concerts in 25 countries for the last three years, the band has gained a growing reputation to be one of the most promising bands from Scandinavia today. As a result of hard work, heavy touring and two well received albums; established magazines and medias (Visions, Metro, Vice, Uncle Sally's, Vodafone Live, Eclipsed and many more) also started to pay attention to Immanu El.

With a lot of new inspiration and experience from earlier adventures, the band started to work with a third album, called "In Passage", that was recorded in the summer of 2011 together with the old friend Kristian from pg Lost in Norrköping. The release date was set to October 29th with tours following in Europe during winter and spring 2011/2012 as well as a first tour Asia in beginning of 2012.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011 0 Engineers

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Band: Sugar Factory

Band: Sugar Factory
Album: 440 / Explosions 7''
Label: Sudden Pause Records
Year: 2011

01. 440
02. Explosions

Band: Sugar Factory
Album: Remix
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. Explosions (Through The Eyes Of Mañu)

Sugar Factory were created in 2009 by Stelreverb (guitars, samples) and Sophie K. (accordion, bass guitar, samples). Inspired by the ad-lib contemporary music and the melodic lines of Greek and foreign artists, they blend 'sweet' melodies while winking at industrialized sounds.

*Thanx to Tzo for pointing this band.

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