Friday, November 23, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: Vessels - The Sky Was Pink

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Ghost - A Tale Of Life In VI Parts

Band: Ghost
Album: A Tale Of Life In VI Parts
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. A Tale Of Life Part 1
02. A Tale Of Life Part 2
03. A Tale Of Life Part 3
04. A Tale Of Life Part 4
05. A Tale Of Life Part 5
06. A Tale Of Life Part 6

They say the best music is created in times of hardship. Hardship can be many different things in many different ways but everyone experiences hardship in one way or another over the course of a lifetime.

We all know music has the ability to influence the way people feel and for musicians it can be a way for them to deal with situations in life. Countless artists have produced music reflective of what’s happening around them, inside them, it’s the expression that’s important.

As an artist Ghost has released 3 albums, multiple EP’s, singles, mix CD’s and remixed the likes of Benny Tones, Nicole Willis, Jehst, The Heavy, Coldcut, Bonobo, Verb T. His music has featured in films, he’s had remixes on PS3 games (The Heavy), he’s DJ’d and toured all over Europe and the UK, played Glastonbury, Hip Hop Kemp and DJ supported the likes of Public Enemy. He regularly gives away music as a thank you to the army of fans who have brought up more than 10,000 copies of his releases over the last 7 years.

If you’ve listened to the music or seen any of the hundreds of reviews for those albums you’ll know Ghost has the ability to draw the listener into his multi layered beats and engage them on a deeper level than most. 2nd album ‘Freedom of Thought’ was critically acclaimed and took him out of his straight Hip Hop listenership into a wider audience without sacrificing his trademark melodic beats.

So December 2011, Ghost, now a proud father of 2 boys (one 2 years old and the other 5 months old) heard the news that his love and partner had a rare form of cancer. Although treatable, ahead lies 6 months of treatment and hopefully a happy outcome.

‘A Tale of Life in VI Parts’ was started when it became clear something might be wrong and tracks the emotional journey of contemplating life whilst waiting for results. Taking inspiration from composer Philip Glass, Ghost takes you to deep and dark places but maintains a strength of character throughout its 22 minutes. Heavily orchestrated strings, pianos and drums are the backdrop to the EP giving it a genuine cinematic feel.

‘A Tale of Life in VI Parts’ was made for the listener to enjoy from start to finish without pause, so we highly recommend you find a spot of quiet time in your schedule and turn off your mobile volume, switch the TV off, maybe even grab the headphones and enjoy.

This is a name your price release, the emphasis being to raise awareness about cancer and the importance of seeing your doctor if you’re worried about a lump anywhere, do not think it will go away it won’t.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: Richard Knox & Frederic D. Oberland - Sleeping Land (Part I)

Sunday, November 18, 2012 0 Engineers

Single: Bossk - Pick Up Artist

Band: Bossk
Album: Pick Up Artist (Single)
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Pick Up Artist

Bossk return after a long time with their new single "Pick Up Artist". They will release their debut album in 2013.

Official Site

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Album: These Hands - Endlessly

Band: These Hands
Album: Endlessly
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Within
02. From Behind Closed Eyes
03. Remember Me
04. Soaring Sky
05. Drown The Sun
06. Tides (Loss)
07. Presence
08. Endlessly

These Hands have slowly crafted their own blend of post-rock, nineties indie rock, and post-hardcore over a number of years. After a recent name change, many lineup changes in it's early life, tumultuous events at random intervals, and anchor dropping inertia at alot of times in between, These Hands have finally released their long awaited full length "Endlessly" in May this year.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Ilydaen - Digressions

Band: Ilydaen
Album: Digressions
Label: Dunk!Records, Wolves And Vibrancy Records
Year: 2012

01. Rewind
02. Grinding Calls
03. Timeline
04. Tormented Stones
05. Lifeline
06. Flavors

Ilydæn [ilidɛn] was first formed in Liège, Belgium in 2008. They quickly split up and came back in November 2009 with a different musical direction, yet the line-up stayed the same.
Their first EP, Exordium, was released in 2010. Digression (parekbasis in Greek, egressio, digressio and excursion in Latin) is their first full ablum release.

Official Site
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EP: Sonance - Like Ghosts

Band: Sonance
Album: Like Ghosts EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Side A
02. Side B

Sonance is a band with doom, drone and sludge influences, formed in May 2011 in Bristol, UK.

Official Site
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: Magnetoscop. - L'Armée Du Cancrelat

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News: Isis Offer Free Download Of Temporal Bonus Tracks After Packaging Error

After a mistake in the CD packaging, Isis offered a free download link for the Temporal bonus track in their Facebook page accompanied by this note:

"Hello. To those who purchased "Temporal." There was a mixup with the CD packaging and the sticker placed on the front. The CD was stickered with the LP sticker claiming there was a 'download card with bonus tracks', the download card was mistakenly not included inside the CD package. So, here it is for your downloadable pleasure. Sorry for the mass confusion and inconvenience. We truly appreciate your support and understanding! - ISIS"

Band: Isis
Album: Temporal (Bonus Tracks)
Label: Ipecac
Year: 2012

01. From Sinking (Demo)
02. Syndic Calls (Demo)
03. In Fiction (Demo)
04. 20 Minutes 40 Years (Demo)
05. Hall Of The Dead (Demo)

You can buy the full release at Insound or Amazon (2xCD+DVD,3xLP+DVD).

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EP: Morgue Of Saints & From Oceans To Autumn - Skies Give Way... (Split)

Band: Morgue Of Saints & From Oceans To Autumn
Album: Skies Give Way... (Split) EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

Morgue Of Saints
01. Sleep I
02. Sleep II
From Oceans To Autumn
03. When Given Wings
04. Skies Give Way

Morgue of Saints is a solo project founded by Elliot C, based in Montreal, Canada, founded with the goal of releasing experimental and doom metal created and crafted solely by himself.

From Oceans To Autumn is an atmospheric metal band from Charlotte, NC that was founded in 2006.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: Amenra - Nowena I 9.10 (with Scott Kelly)

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Album: The Silence Of A Whisper - The Past, The Future, The End

Band: The Silence Of A Whisper
Album: The Past, The Future, The End
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. The Endless Cycle Of Death
02. Close Your Eyes And Forget
03. Emotions And Soundscapes
04. Happy And Sad Times
05. I´m Not Perfect, Are You?
06. Believe
07. Memories
08. A Strange Dream
09. Flashback

The Silence Of A Whisper is the musical project of Jerome Engström, a multi-instrumentalist, producer and artist from Gothenburg, Sweden. All programming and composition of The Silence Of A Whisper are performed by Jerome, with exception of the occasional guest musician or vocalist.

Monday, November 12, 2012 0 Engineers

News: So Hideous, My Love Kickstarter Campaign

The dream of every artist is to realize his or her loftiest ambition free from any hindrance that might disrupt the creative process. On our first 2 EPs, So Hideous has attempted to push our individual and collective musical boundaries by broadening the scope of instrumentation and raising the bar on the quality of production. While these EPs dabbled in violent chamber music, the ultimate goal has always been to compose the loudest and most emotionally draining symphony ever recorded. On our upcoming release, we are excited to build on our existing sound with the addition of lavish string arrangements, a small choir and a brass section. We truly feel as if we have only scratched the surface of our full potential as a collective. With this record we are striving to expand our musical palette to incorporate more dissonant and consonant melodies whilst having each piece tie the album together as a cohesive unit. This has always been an ambitious project, but its members are humble enough to know when to ask for help with its completion. With this Kickstarter campaign, we are trying to generate enough funding to bring the best possible experience we are capable of to our listeners...and to make our passion a reality.
Thank You
So Hideous...

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Video: Isis - Pliable Foe

Sunday, November 11, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: The Beauty The World Makes Us Hope For - A

Band: The Beauty The World Makes Us Hope For
Album: A EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. With These Foreign Feet Which Surprise Us, Let's Leap Into The Sea
02. From These Pains Wings Are Spurting And Then Vanishing In The Midst Of A Dance
03. Matter Piles Up, Knowledge Is Passed On, Curiosity Leads To Many Feats

The Beauty The World Makes Us Hope For (TBTWMUHF) consists by four musicians who are willing to share the composition of music expressing emotions, instinct and sincerity.

Originally from Annecy, the group formed in 2009 and consists of two guitarists, Peter V. and Anthony H., tempting an invitation to travel and personal interpretation - and a drummer, Lauriane S., whose intention is to advance the time . In 2011 the change in the back of the drum kit with Cedric and the arrival of bassist Quentin reinforces the spirit of the group.

TBTWMUHF is also the desire to remember all the simple things we forget on the edge of our lives and touched by the beauty of a moment and carried away by the sweetness of melody.

The first EP "A", released in 2012, is inspired by real events and escapes by your imagination. It tells stories whose meaning are not told but the direction is given.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 0 Engineers

EP : Jordaan - An_Drone_Myda

Band: Jordaan
Album: An_Drone_Myda EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. North Pole
02. Mountain
03. Happiness In Numbers
04. Towers Of Hanoi
05. Gliese

Jordaan is an instrumental post-rock band from Torino, Italy.

Official Site
Friday, November 09, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: Hesus Attor - Señorai

Band: Hesus Attor
Album: Señorai EP
Label: Geenger Records
Year: 2011

01. Pardonian Clouds
02. Señorai
03. Psyclick
04. Vox Of Archibald

In the harbour town of Rijeka, Croatia a small group of lovers of fast food and the local cuisine has given birth to a surrealistic monster which they have named Hesus Attor. They have equipped it with what they have read in comic books and seen in horror movies, but above all with a classic set of instruments every metal, rock, punk, hardcore or crossover band must have. The outcome is spectacular: a mixture of parody, schizophrenia and the absurd.

Between 2003 and 2005 Hesus Attor experimented with many musical genres, in the beginning as an instrumental trio. They self-released the results of their experiments calling their label Izdali Smo Metal (We Betrayed Metal). After Monade i dia peti (2003) and Vamonos Todos (2005) the group of gourmands consisting of Juan Pablo Pe De Rigad, Senor JosÈ and Digitus were joined by singer El Cathedralico who gave the monster a voice. In the summer of 2006 they released Green Feathers and Canaries, a mini-album which made the listener realize that the guys were being serious. This was even more audible on stage. Squeezing genre after subgenre, jumping from the developed to the undeveloped, from smoky ethno to sweaty heavy metal they rose from anonymity and made the earth shake in Kvarner, their home region, and elsewhere.

The shockwaves were perceived by Mr. Moonlee (Moonlee Records) who could not help himself but widen his colourful clan by those who have betrayed metal .

Hesus Attor do not hide their influences, their metal and hard core origins, but they often look back on them through a magnifying glass of irony and satire. Nothing is sacred to them. They devour and digest everything, only to spit it out again. By disregarding tradition, using deconstruction and a dadaistic concept, Hesus Attor and their mathematically precise anti-mixture of musical genres have placed themselves outside of every framework. Listening to their music causes avant-garde claustrophobia. They are as untameable as Mr. Bungle once was and Mike Patton still is. They do not fear the comparison with the Japanese demons Boredoms and Ruins; in fact they seem to be cross-bred with them. Just like John Zorn was in Naked City s good years.

The time has come for a new step, a new album. It was cooked and fried in Rijeka s catacombs for over a year just to be ready in time for mass consumption in September 2008. Moonlee Records proudly presents Sonic Gastronomy Volume 1.

Listening to the album you will realize that not only your digestive system is being tested, but also your patience and your ability to concentrate. Take the record into your hands. A blow below the belt and an unbelievable cultural electroshock await you.

In case anybody was wondering why all these allusions to food: The guys like to eat. Hence all their lyrics are about   food.

Señorai is their latest release.

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Album: Nils Frahm - Screws

Band: Nils Frahm
Album: Screws
Label: Erased Tapes
Year: 2012

01. You
02. Do
03. Re
04. Mi
05. Fa
06. Sol
07. La
08. Si
09. Me

Nils Frahm, born on September 20th, 1982, had an early introduction to music. During his childhood he was taught to play piano by Nahum Brodski – a student of the last scholar of Tschaikowski. It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of the classical pianists before him as well as contemporary composers.

Today Nils Frahm works as an accomplished composer and producer from his Berlin-based Durton Studio, where he has worked and collaborated with many contemporaries such as Peter Broderick, Ólafur Arnalds, Anne Müller, Deaf Center, Efterklang and Dustin O’Halloran amongst other fellow musicians. His unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, has won him many fans around the world. For a musician this early in his career, Frahm displays an incredibly developed sense of control and restraint in his work, catching the ear of many fans including Thom Yorke, who featured one of Nils’ songs in Radiohead’s HQ office chart. As the recognition continues to grow for his previous solo piano works 'Wintermusik' (2009) and ‘The Bells’ (2009), October 2011 saw the release of his most acclaimed album to date: 'Felt'.

Having recorded his last album live in a large, reverberant church, Nils Frahm now invites you to put on your headphones and dive into a world of microscopic and delicate sounds – so intimate that you could be sitting beside him. Recorded late at night in the reflective solitude and silence of his studio in Berlin, Frahm uncovers a new sound and source of inspiration within these peaceful moments: 'Originally I wanted to do my neighbours a favour by damping the sound of my piano. If I want to play piano during the quiet of the night, the only respectful way is by layering thick felt in front of the strings and using very gentle fingers. It was then that I discovered that my piano sounds beautiful with the damper.’

Captivated by this sonic exposition, he placed the microphones so deep inside the piano that they were almost touching the strings. This brought a host of external sounds to the recordings which most producers would try their hardest to hide: ‘I hear myself breathing and panting, the scraping sound of the piano's action and the creaking of my wooden floorboards – all equally as loud as the music. The music becomes a contingency, a chance, an accident within all this rustling. My heart opens and I wonder what exactly it is that makes me feel so happy.’

'Felt' creates its own personal microcosm, offering a refuge of tender and honest beauty.

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EP: Sleep Maps - The Stars Against Men

Band: Sleep Maps
Album: The Stars Against Men EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. The Stars
02. Men
03. The Stars Against Men
04. The Stars Against Stars
05. Men Against Men
06. Post Stars
07. Post Men
08. Riot In The Void
09. An Era In The Blink Of An Eye Part 1
10. An Era In The Blink Of An Eye Part 2

Remix EP for the first song off Sleep Maps' debut record, 'Fiction Makes the Future'.
These remixes and all included content were produced through manipulation of the multi-track recordings for Sleep Maps "Men Against the Stars". No additional instrumentation or audio data was used in generation of these remixes.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Dresda - Diluvio

Band: Dresda
Album: Diluvio
Label: Marsiglia Records, Asiluum Net Label, Dissenso Records
Year: 2012

01. Piccoli Ricordi
02. Le Strade All'Alba
03. Che Tu Sia Per Me Il Coltello
04. Fili Spezzati
05. Diluvio

 Dresda is an instrumental band from Genova, Italy, born in ’05. Their name comes from the novel “slaughterhouse-five” by Kurt Vonnegut. They released their first record called" Pequod" on 20 December 2008, under Marsiglia Records, after releasing their EP “We are the superfunkers!” in Febraury 2007.

They  are influenced by the post-rock movement, and most of all we are involved in soundtrack music, as we try to represent and to emphasize with our songs some never-shooted cinematic sequences.

In the last years Dresda made lots of gigs, some songs have been published in some compilations and radio broadcasts. After "Pequod" was released in December 08, the band received many positive reviews from the dedicated press.

In September ’09, the netlabel Asiluum published "Pequod" with a new artwork.

In December ’09, they took part to the Italian edition of the Canadian documentary “RIP! A remix manifesto“, published by Feltrinelli Real Cinema and distributed on DVD nationally.

On January 2010 after using their music into the short movie “La lingua del disordine“, directors Marco Longo and Giorgio Montolivo shooted our first official video “La Stanza e l’Orologio”.

During year 2010 the band worked on motion picture soundtracks: the Italian independent movie “The Krolevsky Case“, and the short movie “La lingua del disordine”.

Dresda's newest release is “Diluvio”, that will was out in October 2012 on CD and digitally on Marsiglia Records, Asiluum Net Label, Dissenso Records.

Dresda are: Marco D’Oro, Daniel Campagne, Ivan Teso, Marco Cavaleri, Antonio Rodo

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News: Arktika


Dear friends, we have some bad news: due to different problems and new directions in life, we will soon have to close this chapter called Arktika. This band meant and still means a lot to us, but certain circumstances make it impossible for us to continue as we want to. Do not mistake us: we are still best friends and still love making music. Until the final curtain drops in 2013, you will definitely hear from us again – promised! So this is not our last message. And every end may be the beginning of something new… Love – Arktika
Monday, November 05, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: Amenra - Boden-Spijt

Friday, November 02, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: Chronos - Appalachia

Band: Chronos
Album: Appalachia EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Appalachia
02. The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over The Hills

A post-metal band from Kent in the UK. Formed in 2010, Chronos have self released a 4-track demo digitally and released debut EP The Grips of Winter via Dog Knights Productions. They also released a split 10” with The Mire, which was released on Dog Knights Productions in Autumn 2011.

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