Insect Ark: Marrow Hymns LP

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Actually I bought this album months ago but just recently I have been listening it with thought (while warming a sauna in these early morning hours). Instrumental, doomed drone could be near the truth when talking about this latest from Insect Ark. Beautiful release from these two ladies. One more addition to my “Best of Fall 2018 Soundtrack”. Check out this one, it’s totally worth it. Available via Profound Lore’s MerchTable .


Ancient Lights: Ancient Lights 2xLP (cold with black splatter)

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Been listening this one quite much during last few months. This is one of those records I have spotted via Creep Purple Promotion (great site spreading the word about upcoming stoner/sludge/doom releases). Atmospheric drone/doom/stoner album and a beautiful soundtrack for these darkening autumn nights. Really hope to hear more from this band in the future. Released by Ritual Productions and still available from the source on colored & regular black version. Note that I’m not here writing reviews, just want to spread the word about bands & records I put my money on and if you ask me, I only buy good ones.


Mika Vainio & Franck Vigroux: Ignis 12″


Have to admit that I went trough some inner battle whether or not to purchase this release because after all it’s post-death release from Vainio’s material. Well, I bought it anyways just to realize that there must be so much unreleased material from Mika and his collaborations with other awesome artists, like this time with Franck Vigroux. I think that we are going to hear his beautiful sounscapes through numerous releases during upcoming years. My favourite artist among electronical music and I don’t have words to describe how much this artist means to me. Boomkat has copies if you’re interested.

Father Sky Mother Earth: Father Sky Mother Earth LP (white)

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Doom & drones, two tracks, one per side crushing your mind. Earlier this year I bought their “Across the River of Time” on cassette and planned to purchase this one on tape too.. Actually I’m quite happy that I didn’t because as a vinyl lover I found out that this one was about to be released on vinyl too. So here it is, on white vinyl (ltd. 250) and still available via Dirty Filthy Records. Recommended if you find drone filled doom to be your thing. Perfect soundtrack for this sonic journey across this endless void.


Messa: Feast For Water LP (orange/black)


Well, I skipped this bands debut (can’t say why..) but then I came across with this one, their second full-length and I was sold. Don’t know how to describe this record.. it’s like doomed metal with some darkened jazz in it or something. Anyways, it sounds freaking good. Love the atmosphere on this album and those vocals.. Must get my hands on that debut album too. I bought this copy of mine via Aural Music (according to Discogs there should have been A2 double-sided poster included.. who knows) and surprise, first edition is sold out (orange/black color-in-color (ltd.200) & orange (no information of  limitation) . But don’t worry, Aural has second pressing now for sale with three color variations. I suggest you to check this beauty out!


Dead Sea Apes: Recondite 2xLP

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Dead Sea Apes.. I fell in love with their psych/drone inspired post-rocking instrumental music since I heard their collaboration album with Black Tempest called “The Sun Behind The Sun” five years ago. Oh, I think that I have all their vinyl releases so I can be called a fan or something. This double album is some kind of compilation but that didn’t stop me purchasing it (even though I’m not that big fan of compilations). I recommend this group if you need a place to escape from this hectic realm, these soundscapes will take you away.. at least for moment. Limited to 300 copies and seems that this is quite hard to find item at this moment. Surely you can grab a copy via Discogs..


Monarch!: Never Forever 2xLP (silver & black merge)


Oh, my first touch with Monarch! Have to say it’s not bad one. I really don’t know what genre I should place this record but at the end who even cares. Album is hazy, doomed, droned & shoegazing and all these makes it sound just.. awesome. Can’t even imagine better record playing on the background while sitting on the balcony and watching how the autumn sun slowly glides along the horizon. Nice one indeed. Available from Profound Lore’s MerchTable store (US), seems that Profound’s EU store has sold this already out. Recommended one.


Thisquietarmy: Democracy Of Dust LP (blue) + CD


I don’t even remember how many releases from Thisquitarmy I already have but this here is the newest one. Actually, just checked out that I have eleven recordings from this post-rocking drone master. I just can’t explain what is that thing I love the most when listening to this record, is it those soundscapes and all those emotions hiding behind these droned tunesm who knows. Thanks to Eric, your music has made my days easier to walk trough. This new one was released few months ago and I purchased this colored copy with CD immediately as it was available. Colored ones are gone by now (with limitation of 100 copies) but what stops you to grab this on black vinyl (this version also comes with CD) ? So get yours straight from the artist or from the label, Mirida Records.




Haare: Apocalypse LP


Let’s start this morning with some experimental drone from Finland. Bought this without hearing and because local record store owner recommended it. When it comes to drone/experimental music it’s way too hard to explain what is the thing here, is it these ethereal soundscapes or is just something we can’t understand and that fascinate us. This record surely has its place & time and for me it’s right now. Limited to 100 copies and if you are interested you can pick this up for example from Ektro Records. Nice.


Youki Noseyama: Matter And Life LP


Well, well, well.. this recording is all about drone. Genre which is very difficult for most of us, myself included. Some may say that this record has nothing to do with music, but as we all know that’s not true. This is actually the first vinyl release from Youki Noseyama, aka Diesel Guitar, that much I know. There’s three pieces of live performances recorded on this vinyl, strange and interesting tunes. Limited to 100 copies with handmade covers and still available via Soundohm. Just check out this one, you might find it interesting like I do. Keep your ears open, find something new to listen.



Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones: Astrild Astrild 2xLP (green/grey merge)


And here’s one of my favourite Denovali artists, Dale Cooper Quartet & Dictaphones and their latest full-length “Astrild Astrild”. Actually I missed this totally when it was announced but hopefully I found a copy via Discogs (and got this near original prize). This is my fifth album from this group and still I love their modern-cool jazz-classical music. It’s this atmosphere here on these albums I’m in love. This album was released on green/grey merge (limited to 150 copies), on red (limited to 150 copies) and on regular black vinyl. As you can guess, those colored variations are long gone but you still can get that regular version from example from the source, Denovali. Recommended one!


Mamaleek: Kurdaitcha LP


Five years ago I put this album on the top of my “wantlist”, five years it took to get it and yes, it was worth to fait. Mamaleek is a twisted shoegazing bastard child of blackened-doom-experimental-abstract-noise-drone scene.. This is kind of music you either like or you do not, there’s no shades of grey on this color palette. I love this. Thing that made this album little hard to find was obviously the limitation, only 100 copies floating around the globe. I got one and I’m smiling. I remember promising myself that if I ever find a copy of this record I’m done with collecting.. bullshit, I’ll never stop.


Spectral Lore: Gnosis 2×12″ (bronze)


This is record I ordered while sitting on the bus on my way to my grandmothers funeral almost two months ago. I listened this via BandCamp several times during that trip and fell in love with this blackened, ambient/drone, nearly instrumental folk metal record. Never had heard of this band before I got this mail from Throne Records announcing release of this record. On this album there’s one track I could listen on repeat & endlessly and that track is called “Averroe’s Search”, haven’t heard as beautiful track in years. Thanks to Throne Records introducing this band and releasing this magical record. Released on bronze (numbered & limited to 75 copies), on white-speckled transparent purple (also numbered & limited to 75 copies) and on black vinyl (limited to 300 copies). There’s only black copies available anymore from the source, Throne Records.



Snowman: The Horse, the Rat, and the Swan LP (gold)


Then we have some experimental alternative rock from Australia. Have to admit that I was a little worried would this ever arrive but as you can see,  it did (my skepticism is caused by another australian band, La Mancha Negra, that never managed to sent me a record I purchased 27 months ago..). Anyways, record came in perfect condition and I really like this one, so glad I bought it. Insane mixture of psych/noise/punk/ambient/shoegaze/no-wave/whatever and somehow they manage to keep it all together. Damn this is good, just check it out. Limited to 300 copies on gold-colored vinyl and available from Trait Records (AU).


Planning For Burial: Below The House LP (white)


Planning For Burial. Doomgaze might be the best word to describe this album, or not. Experimental/drone/darkened/shoegazing.. We can call it what ever we want and still we are nowhere near what this album is about. Ordered this from The Flenser sometime ago and it was totally worth to wait. Beautiful & painful. Music for travelling, alone. This is still available from The Flenser (both black & white vinyl with or without additional CD). Anost seems to have regular black copies for sale, so if you wanna save some euros I suggest you check it out there. Don’t know about you but I like this a lot.







Grief: Come To Grief 2xLP (black)


Some Grief to this early morning. Found this pristine, unplayed copy from the local record store some time ago (warehouse find/or from the owners own collection). Have to say that there’s no better way to wake up to new day than a pint of Guinness and a full-length of crushing doom. Thing I love the most is that he prize I paid or this was ridiculous compared to those Discogs prizes. I had this on CD format years ago and you just can’t imagine how happy I’m with this vinyl version now. Not that sure about the limitation of this pressing but who cares (I actually do not) when you come to grief. Nice.

Oikos: The Great Upheaval LP


And here’s one of those records I just came across via BandCamp. After listening just few tracks I knew that I have to purchase this one. I don’t know anything about this record but damn I like it. Oh, this is a record filled with drone/darkened ambient soundscapes and could certainly be soundtrack for upcoming apocalypse. Yes, it’s that dark, hopeless, crushing & beautiful. There’s no info about limitation of this darkened diamond but it’s still available from Envelope Collective. Highly recommended.

If you wonder that CDR on the picture, it’s a record that came as a bonus (well, I like to think that it did because I didn’t order one..). Artist on that little disc is called ALFE and someone just did a right thing because I got interested!

Tape Loop Orchestra: The Invisibles LP (clear)


Haa, new one from Tape Loop Orchestra. Have to admit that this one arrived few weeks ago but I haven’t had time to listen to it until now. I don’t know what to say about this record just because these ambient/drone soundscapes are messing my mind. I can imagine myself sitting on the bus my headphones on, watching the darkened landscape on my journey to some distance place.. beautiful record. This is limited to 300 copies on milky clear vinyl and for your information, this seems to be sold out everywhere (except from Discogs sellers..)

Couldn’t find any soundclip to attach so here’s some from previous album even though this new one sounds more darker..



Gorlen: Knell 7″ (lathe-cut) and Danny Clay & Greg Gorlen: Brittle (cassette)


Few weeks ago Cascading Fragments tweeted that they are selling last lathes & cassettes for $1/pcs. Holy hell, purchased these immediately. Experimental drone, noise & dark soundscapes by Gorlen are way too difficult to explain. You have to hear these by yourself. I love these sounds and especially one of his aliases, Black Thread. More than happy with these releases but that was not all.. there was few extra items included..

corlen02I got also Summer Tape (that green cassette) and.. Black Thread’s seven-inch lathe-cut called “Remorse”.. Aargghh, and I thought that one was sold out long time ago! I really appreciate this, man! Now I have a little collection of most interesting noise releases there are (in my opinion). Still I’m going to hunt down every physical releases Sifting Through Shards & Cascading Fragments has ever put out (which might be quite difficult mission though..)


Just listen..


36: The Infinity Room 2x LP (red transparent)


One of those artists I have been following for years now. I’ve been fascinated by his music since I bought his second full-length, Memories In Widescreen, about five or six years ago. Few releases I have missed during these years but certainly I’m getting those too, some day. With this one I was little late, didn’t wanted to order this from the states nor from Juno Records so I waited for copies artist himself was going to sell. Surprisingly I missed that moment too.. luckily Boomkat got some copies and I managed to purchase my copy via them. Been listening this a lot within last few days and of course I like what I’m hearing, that’s why I bought it. Limited to 300 copies on transparent clear vinyl and it seems that the album is totally sold out now.