Got this one months ago and it has taken some time to check this trough.. Beautiful record this surely is. I really hard to recommend these kind of records because if you are not into minimalistic/electronic music. For me these records and soundscapes are the best way to escape this hectic world we are living. I can imagine myself staring at the distance headphones on allowing thse soundwaves took over. Great record from late Mika Vainio & Franck Vigroux. Available from Cosmo Rhythmatic (few copies left though)
If that Youki Noseyama’s drone filled record wasn’t enough, then we have this record by Oksennus (in english “Vomit”) and their second album, first one on vinyl format, called Sokea Idiootti (“Blind Idiot”). This album is filled with avant-gardish, disturbing Death metal or something like that. It’s nightmarish, strange but same time fascinating. I really love those early 90s Death metal bands, not that much of these technical bands nowadays and that’s why I find Oksennus very refreshing act. Imagine yourself embracing that cold toilet seat, tears in your eyes, after few days of drinking this record spinning on the background. Perfect soundtrack for most unwanted moments. Draingazing abnormality. beautiful. Available via Hell’s Headbangers (US) & Record Shop X (EU).
This little black vinyl flew over the big ocean, straight to my arms today (Thanks, John!).This prog/psych/jazz/rock record was must buy to me since the day I first listened it via BandCamp. This one was way too hard to find from here, Europe (I think that Cardinal Fuzz had some copies available..) , so I emailed Birdman Sound (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the result can be seen on the picture above. Now me & Rollo (our beloved goofy rough collie) have been listening these tunes, lying on the bed, for few hours.. And we love every damn note! This is limited to 100 copies and if You’re after this one, I suggest You to contact Birdman Sound or ask if Cardinal still has some copies. Recommended!
Records like this one is, are the reason why I keep collecting,searching new music continuously. I do not wanna miss jewels like this record turned out to be.
And yet another one from Low Point. Actually this has been on my BandCamp wishlist for a while and like that Apalusa album, I got this on half price. Even though I don’t know anything about ambient/drone “genre” I find this album quite beautiful, love these tunes and sounds this lovely black disc is providing. I can picture myself listening this via headphones while watching the city lights on the balcony.. Limited to 200 copies and available from Low Point. Lovely one.
Flags of Failure, this tune is the reason why I ordered this album (well, that was the first tune I ever heard from this album). Haunting drone filled ambient album and surprise that I love to hear sounds like these. This album was on my ‘wantlist’ for a while but last week there was this sale on Low Point’s BandCamp site and there was no excuse not to order a copy. If You like your ambient/drone/experimental music performed like Apalusa does it, just go on and purchase a copy from Low Point (oh, this is limited to 150 copies if some one is interested). Recommended.
And finally I can hold this little treasure pressed on vinyl in my hands. This means that I now own a copy of every vinyl release from Horseback (but with Locrian I still have work to do). Two of my favorite bands on the same little disc, can I ask for more? This is also Discogs purchases and I have to say that I got it at decent price. Limited to 300 copies and seems to be little hard to find (this was on my wantlist at Discogs for months). Pure love!
Finally this beauty found its way to my hands. First I stalked this weeks and managed to purchase a copy on release day. Well, it wasn’t that easy to get this on my hands after all. Last week I found out that this one was stuck on customs, waiting for declaration, in Netherlands!! (for your information, wrong country & wrong Customs). I want to thank Ivory Antler for handling/solving this case quickly! I’m happy. This release is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies (100 copies on black & 200 copies on splattered vinyl) and sadly for some, this is sold out. Really nice piece of experimental doom.
And this first one is totally free jazz, free improvisation and.. and I’m little wordless with this one I have to admit (in positive way). Hard but beautiful one. This can still be picked up from Blackest Rainbow for £1.99 and there are 39 copies still available.
This live clip shows what this album is made of..
KOMMISSAR HJULER UND FRAU / THE HUNTER GRACCHUS – Zwei Eineperson (Pt. 2) / Mujeres De La Boca, LP (limited to 500 copies) BRR184, 2010
Hmm.. this is weird one, experimental or more like avantgarde? I can’t say after listening this one trough one time. There is much to chew with this one. This is also available from Blackest Rainbow and the price ain’t that bad, £1.99 (only 8 copies left). Strange little piece of vinyl..
This one, I like this really much (more familiar stuff). Even though this is also quite experimental, I love when music is played acoustic. Nice pick, I have to admit. Sadly this is sold out from Blackest Rainbow, but surely you can find this easily if you really want. Recommended.
Little live clip what this artist is about
ARITOMO – こわいこもれび [Fearful Sunshine Filtering Through Foliages], LP (limited to 322 copies) BBR180, 2010
Reissue of this artists debut album. This is strange psychedelic folk from this awesome Japanese artist. I really like this one, this is different and so amazing little piece of art. This cost me £2.99 and there are still 4 copies available from Blackest Rainbow. Recommended.
ARITOMO – Blooming The Ena, LP (limited to 250 copies) BBR183, 2011
Yet another awesome reissue from Aritomo, originally released in 2007. It’s fine that Blackest Rainbow has released these reissues. Japanese folk at its best. Sad to say but this one is also sold out from Blackest Rainbow, but surely you can find a copy if you want this treasure. Recommended record indeed!
PAINTING PETALS ON PLANET GHOST – Transparent Winter, LP (limited to 250) BBR220, 2011
And then the last one, and maybe the best one from this shipment (this is purely my opinion after listening all these albums trough once). I like everything with experimental, avantgarde folk. This beauty cost me £1.99 and there are still 20 copies available from Blackest Rainbow.
So, that’s all. Conclusion is that I’m very pleased that I purchased these 11 albums (came on to separate parcels). Niiiice…
Got a package from Blackest Rainbow today and I have to say that I’m pretty breathless now.. :D (actually my tolerance for strange music/noise is reaching its limits hahaa..)
But I like this journey. Blackest Rainbow is having a sale and they are selling these records with ridiculously low price tags. Well, with prices like that I couldn’t resist and I ordered few records (these are from the first shipment, the other one is still on its way). Lets go!
MOUNTAINHOOD – Death Pod, Single sided 12″ (limited to 320 copies) BRR135, 2009
Hmm.. very interesting piece of vinyl this single sided twelve-inch record is. Experimental indeed, and little hard for me to say what this actually is. Interesting and cost only £1.99 and there is only one copy left on Blackest Rainbow’s BandCamp site. Choice is yours :)
DAVID A. JAYCOCK – Presets, LP (limited to 250 copies) BRR193, 2010
I like this one. Little easier to listen than that Mountainhood’s album. This might be some kind of easy-listening, experimental folk or something. Nice pick even though I had no idea about this artist or anything he has done. This cost me£3.99 and there are still 3 copies left on Blackest Rainbow’s BandCamp site. This is good.
JACK ALLETT – The Collapsing Middle, LP + CD (limited to 300 copies) BRR207LP, 2011
Oh, yet another one I really like, acoustic guitar mixing blues, country, folk etc. Now I’m smiling considering the fact that I bought these albums without hearing a single note. Cost me £2.99 and if some one is interested hearing little different guitar playing, I suggest you to head straight to the source, Blackest Rainbow and their BandCamp site (21 copies remaining). Recommended.
ACID BIRDS – Acid Birds III, LP (limited to 500 copies), 2011
Hahaa! If you don’t like jazz, you better avoid this record (this is free jazz, improvised, experimental etc.) It’s like a hectic wind blowing through my skull, refreshing experience! There certainly is a place for records like this, my record rack. Nice, nice. You can blow your head off just spending £1.99 at Blackest Rainbow’s BandCamp site.
STARVING WEIRDOS – B/P/M Series 1, LP (limited to 500 copies) BRR118, 2009
Whoa.. My first contact with Starving Weirdos (somehow I have always missed every single recording they have made..) But now that mistake is corrected. I have to admit that I had no idea what to expect when placing this under the needle. Damn! This is good and I paid only £1.99 to get this beauty in my collection. I want more. Sadly this one is now sold out from Blackest Rainbow but quite easy to find with decent price tag from other sources.
I have to say that I’m very pleased to these records, actually more than pleased. Now I’m just waiting for that other half of my order (six-pack of unfamiliar treasures) to arrive.