Monday, October 31, 2016 0 Engineers

Video: Earth Moves - House Of Flowers

Saturday, October 29, 2016 0 Engineers

Streaming: Suffocate For Fuck Sake - In My Blood

Band: Suffocate For Fuck Sake
Album: In My Blood
Label: Self Released
Year: 2016

01. Stina
02. I Am Your God
03. Sentence
04. Through The Gate
05. 33 Years Ago
06. Regrets
07. The Light
08. Carnage
09. Are You Happy With Your Life?
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Suffocate For Fuck Sake is a Swedish band creating music combining post-rock, sludge, and emotional vocals resembling those of Louise Cyphre or Mihai Edrisch. The band describes their sound as "Sigur Rós, Breach, Cult of Luna, Mono, Mogwai, all playing at the same time". 

In their 2008 masterpiece, "Blazing Fires and Helicopters on the Front Page of the Newspaper. There's a War Going On and I'm Marching in Heavy Boots", the samples/story follows a girl, who with help from her mother, a friend, and a doctor, looks back on the time when she was put in a mental institute. It's about losing control over yourself. 

There's also a pattern of using samples of spoken Swedish over their tracks. They've also self-released a self-titled four song EP in 2004 entitled 'Suffocate for Fuck Sake.' This release shows the beginnings of their sound, and contains a sampled interview with a man named Hans about his life and medical back problems preventing him from sitting down. It contains the tracks 'Hospital / H / The social worker dragon', 'A / This will melt away on monday', 'N (Le Gilet Fraternel) / Ever Felt Sad?', and 'S (Lesra) / What Would You Have Done If This Never Happened?' The track-listing spells out the self-referential acronym for H.A.N.S.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 0 Engineers

Streaming: Meniscus - Refractions

Band: Meniscus
Album: Refractions
Label: Self Released
Year: 2016

01. Doom
02. Simulation
03. Overhang
04. Fingers
05. Daturas
06. Head Rush
07. Hamster
08. Flux
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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.

Official Site
Thursday, October 20, 2016 0 Engineers

Video: Oathbreaker - Immortals

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Streaming: Caspian - Castles High, Marble Bright EP

Band: Caspian
Album: Castles High, Marble Bright EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2016

01. Castles High, Marble Bright
02. 127 North
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Caspian is a rock band from Beverly, Massachusetts, a seaside town 20 minutes north of Boston. Most of the time no one sings. Sometimes they play heavy, other times quite soft. They always try to play with heart. So far they have recorded four albums. The process is always evolving.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 0 Engineers

Streaming: Coconut Cluster - Brighter Day EP

Band: Coconut Cluster
Album: Brighter Day EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2016

01. When We Burn
02. The Terrifying
03. The Mysterious
04. Downstream
05. The Strange
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Coconut Cluster is a post-rock / indie duo from Paris, France. "Brighter Day" is their debut EP and by the sound of it you wouldn't guess that it's just a duo. Great production, crystal clear vocals and amazing EP structure!
For fans of A Swarm Of The Sun, Aoria, Blueneck and Magyar Posse.

Friday, October 14, 2016 0 Engineers

Video: Flash the Readies - Obodin

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 1 Engineers

Video: Syndrome - Forever And A Day

Monday, October 10, 2016 0 Engineers

Album: Volkan - Volkan

Band: Volkan
Album: Volkan
Label: Self Released
Year: 2016

01. B_El Comienzo
02. Amasincronía
03. Halo Del Ocaso
04. Sol De Todos
05. Bella Vista
06. SobreHundido
07. Oí El Silencio
08. Hasta La Próxima Palabra

Volkan is a post-rock/shoegaze band from Santiago, Chile. For fans of This Will Destroy You and Explosions In The Sky.

Saturday, October 08, 2016 0 Engineers

Streaming: Oathbreaker - Rheia

Band: Oathbreaker
Album: Rheia
Label: Deathwish Inc.
Year: 2016

01. 10:56
02. Second Son Of R.
03. Being Able To Feel Nothing
04. Stay Here / Accroche-Moi
05. Needles In Your Skin
06. Immortals
07. I’m Sorry, This Is
08. Where I Live
09. Where I Leave
10. Begeerte
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""Rheia" is the groundbreaking album from Belgium's Oathbreaker. Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta), "Rheia" is a true game changer for the genre. Blurring lines and dissolving the boundaries of heavy music as we know it today. 

Opener "10:56" begins with a haunting guitar riff and Caro Tanghe's beautifully sung vocal before abruptly soaring to new heights with "Second Son of R". Its blasts of melody mutate into a blackened buzz while waves of tempo changes pound down with intense emotional weight. "Being Able To Feel Nothing" then rolls in like a storm. Chaotically breaking apart to reveal the eye before churning once again. "Stay Here / Accroche-Moi" is an otherworldly reverb drenched acoustic number that leads to "Needles In Your Skin". A deeply personal song that showcases the artistic strength vulnerability brings. It's hard to believe that this is just the half way point of this post everything masterwork. "Immortals" then unfurls as a goose bump inducing monster. This leads to the ambitious "I'm Sorry, This Is", "Where I Live", and "Where I Leave”; A musical triptych that needs to be heard to be believed. All of it comes to an end with mesmerizing closer "Begeerte". Ethereally materializing before vanishing into the beautiful unknown."

Official Site
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 0 Engineers

Video: CHVE - Le Petit Chevalier

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 0 Engineers

The Inquisition: 080.Viva Belgrado

1. How did you came up with the name of the band?

With a previous band we were doing a set of songs with symbolism based on Eastern Europe and one of the lyrics said “Viva Belgrado”. When we had to play our first show we just chose it because we didn’t have anything better.

2. Do you have a standard procedure of creating a song? Do you just jam around or is there a main riff and the track is build up on it?

We normally bring riffs and basic structures from home to the rehearsal place. Then we jam over them until everybody feels happy with what they’re playing. The lyrics are usually assembled at home.

3. What are your influences and what kind of music do you hear when you are at home?

I guess the most obvious are French screamo bands like Daïtro or Sed Non Satiata and some other modern american acts as Touché Amoré or La Dispute. But we listen to plenty of music at home: from Moderat or Nujabes to David Bazan or Pinegrove.

4. Which is the one album you can't live without?

Probably Laisser Vivre les Squelettes by Daïtro. I keep coming back to it every now and then.

5. What's the first record you've ever bought?

Jaio.Musika.Hil by Berri Txarrak back in 2005.

6. Name a band that you would like to share the stage or tour with?

Plenty of them. I’d probably say Lisabö, one of my favourite bands ever.

7. Did the internet and specially the blogs helped to spread your music around the world?Name a place (country) that you were surprised to know your music has reached to?

Definitely yes, we owe a lot to small blogs and the Internet in general. We’re very surprised about plenty of Russian people following us as we’ve never been there yet and we can imagine the language barrier is strong.

8. Do you support the idea of bandcamp where fans can decide the price or services like spotify?

We’ve always put our music on “name your price” and we’ll always do it. Spotify is interesting and easy going but it’s not the best way of supporting small bands.

9. Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

Hopefully still touring new countries and playing better shows together.

10. Is the artwork of an album important nowadays in the digital era?

I think so. Music is consumed so quickly nowadays that it is important for an artwork to make an impression on the audience. Also physical copies are sold as a fetish and if the artwork is cool they are more likely to sell better.

11. What is you favorite album cover?

I’m a big fan of simple typographic artworks such as Lisabö’s “Ezlekuak” or “Animalia Lotsatuen Putzua”.

12. It seems that a lot of people are turning on vinyl again. Why do you think that is and which is your preferable media format?

As we said before, if the artwork is cool more people are likely to buy it. Nowadays you can have access to your music on your phone so if people are gonna spend money on a physical copy I understand they prefer to buy something that’s nice to hold and touch. I enjoy the ritual of opening a vinyl and playing it on the plate but try to have my favourite albums on FLAC.

13. What's the most vivid story or moment as an artist?

Every tour is full of vivid stories and it’s hard to chose one. Generally I’d say that to be able to work with and see the world with my best friends is the best thing that’s happened to me as an artist.

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Viva Belgrado are on tour right now, so if it happens and play in your town, do yourself a favor and go see them, cause their new album is a killer!

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