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), […]
Got this post-rocking instrumental album from Throne Records few weeks ago, and have to admit that my soul is resting while listening these tunes. There was this time period while I listened mostly instrumental post-rock like If These Trees Could Talk, Toundra, Explosions In The Sky, Mono etc. Great bands but too much is just too much. Nowadays I use to listen bands from this genre time to time and this album by El Altar Del Holocausto sounded way too […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Latest addition to my collection is this new LP from Nadja, released by Gizeh Records. I’ve been trying to buy their releases since “Dagdrøm” I bought four years ago. Yes, I like their doomed, drone-filled-shoegazing dreamsludge. I have no idea about limitation of this vinyl but on thing I know, it’s available from Gizeh Records. First 50 copies came with this hand-numbered art print like shown in the picture (well, bottom of the print at least). Recommended album.
My long-lost love, Flying Saucer Attack. I had this album years and years ago, got it from a friend of mine who brought it from England. At that time I was totally blown away with Pixies, Shellac, The Jesus Lizard, Mazzy Star and many more. I loved this album, the only FSA album I have ever had (well, I still got some seven-inches though..). Oh, those blessed hazy years. Can’t remember when I sold my copy but I thought that I’ll […]
I can’t even describe the smile on my face when I opened the package holding this most beautiful record inside. All these little extras (baseball card, trivia pursuit card etc..) brought smile on my face and every time I hold this record in my hand I’m still smiling. This is an awesome record by Cloud Cover. This record goes to that same category as Kathryn Joseph’s “Bones You Have Thrown Me And The Blood I’ve Spilled” last year.. Magnificent album […]
Yeah, latest from Horseback (solo project of Jenks Miller) and this is a golden one. I still can remember the moment I heard Horseback’s “The Invisible Mountain”, it was mind-blowing moment. Since that moment I have purchased every vinyl (and some cassette) release from Horseback. I love this artist, and as long I still can breathe on my own I will purchase every upcoming release for sure. It has been a long way from “The Invisible Mountain” to this latest […]
Damn I was late when this was released first time, but now this beautiful twelve-inch is here with me. This oxblood version is from the second pressing and I purchased this along that Black Wing album from The Flenser. Love the voice of Kristina Esfandiari and this experimental shoegazing record. This oxblood version is limited to 200 copies and there’s also this electric blue version from the third press (limited to 200 copies) available from The Flenser (oh, there’s also black copies […]
If some one there is interested, these are still/again available from The Flenser. I missed this experimental synth-shoegazing album by Black Wing when it was first available (if I remember right, this color variation was earlier sold only in Black Wing/Heat Dust bundle) but now these are available. Really like the tunes on this album and that picture on the cover.. maybe one of the best I have ever seen, chilling. — —
Hey, nice ten-inch vinyl from Portugal. Post-rocking, shoegazing stoner or whatever but I like this little record. I think that someone tipped me of this record and I’m glad about that. There are two versions of this 10″ available, this numbered (and limited to 96 copies) and regular (256 copies) there’s a small difference on prize tag but choice is yours. Nice one indeed. — —
There will never be enough Thisquietarmy records. As I have mentioned many times before I’m a hyper-fan of this artist. This one I ordered from Aurora Borealis records (on sale there) and still missing record or two from his catalogue but slowly I’m getting there. Anyways, once again strong record from this master of droned soundwaves. If you like some drone filled atmospheric, experimental, doomed shoegazing tunes, this record is for you (actually all his records are). Limited to 300 […]
Haaaa.. It has arrived, Anthems For Catharsis, the latest album from Thisquietarmy. I have praised this artists and his previous records more than once here on my blog but there’s a reason why, just listen for yourself (recommended artist for all ears). He paints beautiful landscapes with his drone/ambient fueled music.. speechless am I in front of this wall of sounds. This release is limited to 500 copies on black wax and available from the source, TQA Records and for […]
Woah.. Actually this arrived last week but I have been little lazy updating this blog lately (some may have noticed that..). Anyways, new band for me and I fell in love with this one immediately since I heard this experimental/slowcore/drone/shoegazing/beauty. Purchased this from The Flenser and I have to say that “money well spent” with this one. This is just what I’m constantly looking for, new artist & awesome musical experiences. I have been listening this record quite a lot […]
Got this from Profound Lore today (came extremely well-packaged as usual). Somehow I really like this record, its strange mixture of blackened metal & shoegaze. I have few split releases from this band already (with Horseback & Wraiths) but haven’t listened those that much.. After listening this new one, I really have to check those previous ones more closely. This splattered version is limited to 100 copies and was available from Profound Lore (sold out) but there’s regular black copies […]
Haunting, that’s what this debut album from FVNERALS is. I have been staring at this monitor for a while now wondering what to say about this record. This sounds hopeless, this sounds fragile, this sounds crushing. Is this darkened ambient, slowcore filled with drone soundscapes? I do not really know but damn, this sounds awesome! You better listen this album by yourself, maybe then you’ll understand what I’m trying to say here.. This splattered version is limited to 75 hand-numbered […]
Hey, there’s always some room for shoegazing dream pop and today there seems to be perfect few hour cap for some of these hazy tunes. This one I picked up from the post office few hours ago, debut album by Grawl!X (hmm.. quite strange name this solo debut of James Machin has). And as this is just a debut album, how awesome will his future releases be! Limited to 250 copies and first 25 copies came with this little handbound lyric […]
Picked this up from the post office few hours ago. For me it’s quite hard to categorize this album in any genre. Maybe this is just doomed shoegazing, droned & experimental dream-pop? Well, we don’t care about genres here and this album sounds awesome, it’s hazy, experimental filled with ethereal vocals, perfect record for my headphones. Missing few releases from this band but I’m going to get those.. This is limited to 500 copies (150 copies on clear /w gold […]
One more beautiful ambient/drone album added to my collection. This one came today along few other treasures from Denovali. I just realized that this is 5th album from this artist I own.. hmmm. Atmospheric, melodic and very tense record this is. Record for late autumn/early winter days. There’s something hopeless and dark buried beneath and oh, that’s what I like. Limited to 150 copies on clear gold and 350 copies on black vinyl, both available from Denovali and yes, recommended […]
First arrival this month. Little record from Tiger Dare filled with nice dream pop & shoegazing indie tunes. Perfect one for these early spring days. I have to admit that sometimes there is a place for records like this one, even though I do not listen this kind of music so much. Not bad purchase at all. This is limited to 150 copies and is still available from Wonderland Archives. — — If you are going to purchase this one […]
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, […]
Yep, this one came just from The Flenser, yes! Really haunting shoegazing-gothic-noise-drone-etc. record indeed. I have to say that this album will hunt me, rest of my days. I had no expectations towards this release but now that I have listened it through couple of times, I find this album marvelous in it’s own haunting way. Capturing sea of sounds, distant vocals and the emotions on this flat polyvinyl chloride disc, wow! This color variation is limited to 300 copies […]
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.
After breathtaking session with Helen Money’s album it’s time to listen something easier (and I mean this with good). This album also came today, very pleasing ethereal-shoegazing-alternative-pop album from this Italian band (that I just found few months ago). Lovely little record and this will have its own little place in my record rack for sure. This is music for those lonely sunny days, when your own little world is smiling with you (hope that there will be plenty of […]
It has been a little slow star for this years when talking about arrived vinyls. Then this very dark and desperate psychedelic-shoegazing album came earlier today. Before Christmas I found myself reading about article of psychedelic/fuzzed albums and then I found this one. Title song/tune is very hypnotizing and some strange, twisted way I have to admit that I like this one.. spooky. But anyways, this is limited to 300 (hand-numbered) copies on transparent orange vinyl. You can buy this […]
Seems to be the last one before Christmas. Nice piece of shoegazing, dark waving psychedelic garage rock. I found this from BandCamp and very happy with that. And hey, these guys are from Mexico, wow! No info about limitation of this little treasure but it’s still available from record company’s BandCamp page. Oh, if You decide to purchase, make sure that you include a following message to Your order: “Please, remove the shrink wrap and send record and cover separated, just […]
These two records came today, awesome band I just suddenly find when surfing trough Bandcamp. This is kind of shoegazing psychedelic rock and suits me just like that. Just clear your ears and give this band a moment of your time, then head to their Bandcamp page and purchase this bundle for 30€. Recommended, damn I love this band!
And this one came also today with other mail. Shoegazing and.. stoner rock? I do not know. Actually this is totally new band to me and surprise, I really like the mood on this album. Not bad purchase at all if you ask me. This is limited to 300 copies on this color. There are also those clear ones (100 copies) as usual when we are talking about Relapse, 1000 copies on green/grey and 1600 copies on regular black vinyl. Available from […]
Wow! This sounds excellent, I’m very pleased with this one! And yes, this also came today. If you like experimental doom, this one is for you. This is limited to 500 copies and 100 of those are gold-colored. The Flenser has sold gold one out but they still have black copies.Bis Aufs Messer has also sold gold one out but black ones are available..
Pre-ordered this one. At that point it was limited to 500 copies on black vinyl and month later there was 500 copies more released on white vinyl. Anyways, have to say that I liked their debut album little better (debut is re-pressed and available again from Prophecy). So what? This is beautiful album, full of heart and soul. White version still available from Prophecy. Recommended.
And this one was the third record that arrived today. Reason that I bought this record is Denovali. Love all their releases and I purchase nearly everything that they are releasing. Great record, once again. For those who want their music post rockish ambient flavored with shoegazing :D
Behind this jewel are Alicia Merz (Birds Of Passage) and Gareth Munday. Released by Denovali, so there’s no doubt about quality of this release. Limited to 150 copies on purple splatter and 350 copies on clear vinyl. Available from Denovali (clear).
This I found from Bandcamp. Once again nice little treasure among other fine records. This is limited to 600 copies on vinyl and available from their Bandcamp page and record company’s page (they have only few copies left). Good one, in my opinion.
And this one dropped few hours ago. Green vinyl, numbered and artist signed copy. 100 copies pressed (pre-order item). There is also regular version on black vinyl edition of 350 copies. I’m not a big fan of Nadja but maybe this record will correct that :)