Recently I went through some “monthly list” I came across while surfing around the net. Checked all the bands mentioned (well, I knew some of the bands already but then there were bands I had never heard before). No Man’s Valley was one of those. Holy hell, I love this record. Mysterious, melancholic, psychedelic, bluesy desert rock or something. After listening to the first track it was obvious that I have to purchase this one. Here it is now as […]
Please don’t throw rocks at me… This is my first album from Killing Joke. I blame Metallica that I have skipped this band till this very day. Metallica’s version of “The Wait” is.. well, not that good one. I bought this album few months ago from local record store, just because I thought that it’s time to check this band what they are all about. Damn you James & Comp. This band is awesome, how in hell I have managed […]
Latest from The Janitors arrived via mail nearly a month ago and has been in heavy rotation since that day. I really love these psychedelic/space rock soundscapes on this album. Their previous album was a winner and with this new one we have a double winner here. This colored version disappeared from Cardinal Fuzz webstore within seconds, and I was one of those who missed it. I bought my copy from the band (found out that there were few copies […]
Here’s one album that altered my state of mind years & years ago, A-T-O-M-I-Z-E-R. My journey with Steve Albini started around 1994 when John Peel played “At Action Park” on his radio show (still have some of those shows recorded on cassette). Soon I discovered Rapeman & Big Black. This album, Atomizer, has been one of my all-time-favorite. If you haven’t heard Big Black before I suggest to check this one out, you either love it or then you hate it. […]
After spending few hours with Grief I decided to check this one out (picked up my copy from the post office yesterday). Shoegazing, doomed post-rocking metal, or something, with outstanding, beautiful. ethereal vocals by Kristina Esfandiari. Released by Relapse and limited to 300 copies (this color variant). Crushing melancholy and freaking good album by far. There’s still black variant available from Relapse and I really suggest you to check out this band if you already haven’t. Aaaarghh.
Finally, repress of this awesome debut album by Circle. I had that original version back in the days.. and can’t remember what happened to it. This repress of Meronia is limited to 1000 copies, 700 copies on black wax and 300 copies on solid orange vinyl (colored version is available only via Ektro Records). I do not even have words to praise this one enough but one thing is for sure, this prog/kraut/beauty has always been one of the best […]
It took only twenty years to get this vinyl on my hands. Finally some Discogs seller decided to let this go with a decent price tag on. Cover has some minor marks but the vinyl is pristine (just the way seller described). Funny thing is that I never bought this record on CD, so this is the very first time I get to hear the whole album through the way it was meant to be. Now or never is time to […]
Ain’t this a beauty or what? Screen printed jacket, clear vinyl with black haze.. Mamiffer and their latest album “The World Unseen”. Still missing their first two full-length maybe just because I found this band via their split release with Locrian about four years ago. This is not background music, these soundscapes are meant to be heard. This colored version is limited to 200 copies (could possible be sold out already) and 800 copies on black wax, available from Sige’s […]
New full-length from this miserable duo.. playing their miserable darkened country tunes. This band has always been there for me when I’m feeling low, sad, miserable etc. They have been there since their amazing “Satan is Watching” album.. masterpiece. Anyways, they are here again and damn, I really love this twisted album as I love every album they have released. Music for miserable & darkened souls. There are three colored variations each limited to 200 copies) and regular black version […]
Abysssss… is calling.. Chelsea with her latest release and like before, I’m sold. Crushing & haunting is this double album. Stellar one. Mysterious is this artist & her music. Can’t help myself but somehow this artist reminds me of another awesome musician, Polly Jean. Excellent album, once again. Available from Sargent House (EU) and those who live in states can easily order their copies from Sargent’s HelloMerch store. If I have understand this right, there are three different color variation available via […]
Got this beauty yesterday (poster came 3 days earlier). Latest full-length from this Swedish garage-stoner-punk-rock dude, John Strömshed. Few years ago I heard his debut album “Demons” and I had to get the record immediately. I just love these hazy-fuzzy-garage tunes. Now, three albums later I’m still a great fan of his music and will always be. This album is surprisingly sold out from both sources, STB records and from the artist himself. I had a chance to order the TP […]
This one came last week, latest from King Dude. It’s little hard to put this one on some certain category.. this, like his previous releases, is the mixture of some darkened, gothic, alternative folk or something (surprisingly he is also know of his duets with Chelsea Wolfe). Oh, I like what he’s doing. This album is limited to 1200 copies, on four different color variations (black, cream, blood-red and cream/blood), each limited to 300. Available from Not Just Religious Music. […]
Third part of this “Ambience” series from Box Bedroom Records and I was quite surprised that this one is from Tiny Vipers! Nice, more than just nice. In this package we have one seven-inch record and 76 minute CD. Quite astonishing package for that prize. Still available via Box Bedroom Records.
Got this one few days ago, latest solo album by Steve Von Till. Do not know but I have always loved these despair filled songs he is performing. Excuse me if I call this darkened americana/folk but the atmosphere on this album is quite sad & hopeless, as usual. You do not dance along this record. As far as I know there are two different color variations of this record, this red one and that regular black. I bought my copy […]
Niceeee. Hell yeah! I really dig this album! Came across with this release via SlyVinyl and it didn’t took that much time to decide whether to purchase this one or not. Well, as we can see, this beautiful (near brilliant) record is here with me. I bought this so-called “Falling Stars” version which cost hmmm.. some money (+ shipping to the other side of the world and then the record got stuck on Customs and I had to pay some […]
This is one of those albums that leaves you breathless just because of it’s so damn beautiful. Acoustic guitars and Mary’s voice.. that’s all you need. Accidentally I came across with this album while checking out does Important Records have something new coming up. And surely they did, this debut album from this awesome duo. I remember reading about pressing info of this album but I can’t remember how many copies have been pressed, like I even care because I […]
Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I’ve Spilled.. What a beauty this album is. I have been listening this album via BandCamp quite much lately and today this physical version (on white vinyl) arrived. Even though I have received hundreds of records during these years, it’s always the same “little boy in the candy store” feeling when a new package arrives. I had no idea what’s inside the mailer when I started unwrapping this one and oh, that moment […]
At last, the silence is over.This came yesterday, beautiful record with two guitar ambience tracks. I bought this immediately, there’s something magical here and somehow this also reminds me of that amazing Dead Man soundtrack (Neil Young on guitars..). I really love this album and I could listen this on repeat endlessly (that good this one is). Calm & beautiful album limited to 250 copies (200 on black and 50 on splattered vinyl). Regular copies can be easily purchased via […]
Yep, it’s that latest Shellac album. This is, like all the other releases of this band (and Albini), pure gold for me. It has been a little while from that previous release but in the end, who cares? These dudes do what they want and it sounds as good as it sounded twenty years ago.. damn, am I really that old.. Thanks to late John Peel for bringing this band to my life. And about the music here on this […]
Damn, this came nearly too fast,,, Hell Yes and thanks for this one goes to STB Records (for recommending this, I had no idea of this new release). This is my second vinyl from this artist and once again I’m smiling, this is awesome garage/sludge/punk/Lo-Fi/stoner album, like previous album was/still is. Recommended one, limited to 100 copies on opaque red vinyl and if you really want a copy, act fast. Available from his BandCamp site. — — This came packaged […]
Goat has arrived (at least one version of this new album). Yes, this is regular black copy but.. with unique cover. This Stranded Rekords version, exclusively sold by Bengans Record Store is limited to 200 (hand-numbered) copies and each of these copies has unique, different cover made by followers of the band. Not bad at all. Hey Zyma Banshee, your design has entered my record collection :) Great album, but what else could You expect from this awesome collective. Now […]
Smiling even more! I found this absolutely lovely record from that same package with Akûma’s album. The point is that I did not order this one and now I have to assume that this came as a gift. And I love gifts, especially if those are as good as this one is. This is garage/alternative rock and now I have to bow before Magnetic Eye Records for introducing this band to me. Damn, I like this album. Recommended, with hand […]
This turned out to be a very nice purchase (if you ask for my opinion). I listened this few times and then I made my mind and bought it. And I like this puzzle with psych, rock, garage, whatever mixture. Album starts with the cover version of “Blue Spirit Blues” and what a version it is! (just listen the original version by Bettie Smith and you see what I mean). I know that next few days this record is going […]
Not so often I purchase used items but I made an exception with this one when I saw this on Iron Force Records webstore. Well, I picked this from Post office an hour ago and I’m very pleased, record in excellent condition! Very raw dark folk and country influenced album indeed. Surprisingly he is recording with Chelsea Wolfe nowadays, perfect duo. Evil record. This reminds me little of tales told by Those Poor Bastards, similar atmosphere on this album. Yes! […]
Sun is shining and I’m listening this very promising album by Nightmare Air. Song number two is playing now while I’m writing this and I have to say that money well spent. This band operates somewhere beyond alternative-shoegaze-indie-pop-rock and they have managed to marry all this nicely together, great sounding album and I like, quite much! Oh, got a frisbee and koozie along the record, “California Adventure Pack”, as they called this limited set (50 copies on regular black vinyl, […]
I got this one from Captured Track today (nicely packaged, secured). Perfect Pussy and their first full-length on vinyl, Say Yes To Love. This is punk/alternative rock to me and I have to admit that I haven’t listened this kind of music for a long, long time. But anyways, I purchased this for a reason and was lucky enough to get my hairy hands on this limited box set including two cassettes and LP (of course I choose the most […]
No, this is not a grind/black/doom metal album at all. This is lo-fi rock’n’roll in its best form. I really like the sound on this record, dirty and fuzzy. Nine short songs to rule them all. What else you need? Brilliant little album and limited to 100 copies on yellow vinyl. Get your copy from their BandCamp site. —
Oldies but goldies (actually not that old). There’s no doubt about that Steve Albini is one of the major trailblazers when talking about noise-rock. Big Black, Rapeman and Shellac, Oh I love that noise. This is the latest (last?) full length from Shellac and as usual, I love this release like I love nearly everything this man has released (we must not forget that Albini is nowadays better known as producer). So, the album is great and so is the […]
This post is just to remind us all how amazing band The Afghan Whigs is, and to remind us all that this band is releasing a new album “Do to the Beast” within few months via SubPop. I suggest you to pre-order copy of this new album as soon as you can from SubPop, you may have a chance to get The Afghan Whigs tour poster signed by Greg Dulli himself! Here is a new video from this upcoming album! […]
Yes I actually purchased this, without listening. Hey, I clearly remember those times when visiting a record store and buying a record based on the cover image of the album. For example back in the days I bought “Swallowed In Black” by Sadus without hearing a single note from the record, it was common those days. So I did the same thing with this one. I do not know who Robert Scott is, with whom he has played etc. But […]
Boom Bow Wow!! Now I have a quite astonishing garage rock album in my hands! Raw, loud, dirty and powerful record with very stuffy sounds! This is how garage rock album should sound, always. Nice job from Castle Face Records putting together record like this one. Unfortunately this is already sold out from Castle Face, but if you ever come across with this album I suggest you to take it back to home with you. Limited to 200 copies on […]
This, arrived today and I’m very pleased of that. Yes, I know that Mark’s music is not everyone’s cup of tea but mine it certainly is. Loved his work since I saw Screaming Trees video “Nearly Lost You” over twenty years ago. I can’t remember how I ended up to purchase this anthology, but I think that I got mail from Light In The Attic about this release. This was must have to me. Managed to purchase this yellow vinyl […]
Seems that this week begins with few records from Denovali Records. This Iroha & Fragment. collaboration has been on my “wanted” list for so long that finally I decided to purchase this one. And once again, pure quality album released from Denovali. And about record itself, shoegazing-metal-post-something and certainly this one will have several spins under the needle. Limited to 150 copies on this color and 350 copies on regular black vinyl. Pick your copy from Denovali.
And this one. Damn this is good, I really like/love this record. Thank God (even though I’m not a religious one), it’s quite easy nowadays to find awesome music around the globe. I came across this album while surfing through BandCamp and it took only one song to make decision of purchasing this album. There’s some distant, familiar feeling floating throughout this album.. I can’t describe it, you have to listen it yourself. Is this alternative-folk-country-singer/songwriter stuff I do not […]
And then we come to this little haunting E.P. from The Witch Hunt. This is, once again, a little treasure I found from BandCamp. It took just one song to made up my mind and purchase this. Lovely twisted little one indeed. This is limited to 300 copies and available from their BandCamp site. Recommended.
Just another record from the past. Been hunting this down years (well, not that active though). Awesome record from this trio, Stuart Gray (Lubricated Goat etc.), Kat Bjelland (Babes In Toyland) and Russel Simins (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion). What else can one ask. Recommended and it’s finally mine… mine… uuh.
Uuh.. How I like this band, reminds me of early records of Jesus Lizard (a little, maybe I could call this band updated version of Lizards). Anyways, really good noise rock twelve-inch. Their second release and now I just sit tight and wait when they are going to release full length. Limited to 100 copies on grey marbled (sold out), 200 on purple and 500 copies on black vinyl. If you fancy a copy, head to Brutal Panda’s BandCamp page […]
Pre-ordered this one months ago and today it came, with nice little flag?! :D hmmm.. what can I say about this album.. Nice record but at this time I feel that this is not my cup of tea (been listening too much experimental stuff lately), with time and few more rounds on my turntable should turn my head back to the straight path. Love this flag, it brought back memories from my childhood and my room covered with W.A.S.P. and […]