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you know what sort of thing i like. Doom metal with sitars etc.
(i came here to say this)
nice production btw
Self recorded, mixed and mastered by Ben (www.gotmics.com), our drummer.
I didn't even know they were still a thing. Thanks for this.
I've just seen it was originally released in 2007.
now we're scattered across the globe, we're going back over the back catalogue and giving stuff a bit of a spit and polish here and there.
No plans to release anything new in the future?
We live in three different countries, so it's a practicality thing. Might rerelease some of the older harder to find stuff like this with a similar remix treatment though.
A duo from Sweden, who make lovely warm muted sounds and songs. Plus, anything that is apparently inspired by the voice of Carl Sagan is always going to please me:
Plus, they have this nice stripped back cover version of the Haddaway classic:
Sounds like some of The Microphones' quieter moments. Thanks!
They also have an album and ep which they released in 2011, which should be available to listen to on Spotify. That ep (For A Second EP) is one of my absolute favourite releases by any band, so definitely have a listen to that as well.
is one of the finest things I've heard in ages. thanks for the heads-up.
'Dunes'? Brilliant song indeed! Especially once it kicks off in the second half. Well, 'kicks off' probably isn't the correct word, but it's great all the same.
the second half especially is wonderful.
Leeds based experimental underground music label, generally drone or noise themed, generally 20 minute releases, generally very good. Nicely uniform artwork too!
Usssy - Afghan Music House Party - http://usssy.bandcamp.com/
Russian noise-rock duo put out Goat-esque record of skronky middle-eastern tinged rock.
Merkabah - Lament for the Lamb
Polish psychedelic tinged noise-rock w/ a middle-eastern feel as above.
When Woods Makes Graves - http://whenwoodsmakegraves.bandcamp.com/
Liverpudlian ambient/black metal
Laster - http://laster.bandcamp.com/album/wijsgeer-narreman
Wijsgeer Narreman's an album by Dutch black metal duo Laster 'inspired by Goethe's Faust' which lies more on the trebley and screeching end of the BM spectrum.
I'm biased coz they're friends, but anything on the This City Is Ours Bandcamp if you want weird electronica stuff
particular favourites of mine are years of rice and salt, the tumbled sea, stubborn tiny lights..., fuck, i'm a ghost and the end of the ocean.
Fops just put out a new EP as well
as a band, and people.
Two thumbs up (their bums)
all for REVERE
here's the newest: http://revere.bandcamp.com/album/revere-reworked-ep-5 (these are all of one track, which is also free)
between them they cover a massive ton of genres, electro, house, ambient, glitch, kraut-rock, jazz...
work from members of Future Sound of London, Oceansize, Metronomy, Florence & the Machine and Bat for Lashes.
So so so so good if you like a bit of power pop
the second is still bloody cheap and also amazing.
FFO Weezer before they went shit, Nada Surf, Silversun.
Chicago garage rock band. May I suggest starting with their self-titled album.
Ex-Manchester Radioheady/Bjorky/Portishead band. The singer moved to Amsterdam and got new band mates:
favourites at the moment are Lambchop, Pastels, Jens Lekman.
any suggestions for free stuff!?
while those guys had a six hour practice next door. I decided I had to get a lot better at music that day.
Crash of Rhinos - Distal http://crashofrhinos.bandcamp.com/album/distal
Kowloon Walled City - Container Ships http://kowloonwalledcity.bandcamp.com/album/container-ships
Crash of Rhinos. Distal sounded brilliant when I first heard it, and even better nowadays.
http://aldoum.bandcamp.com/album/al-doum-the-faryds - Al Doum & The Faryds - s/t LP
Have banged on about it a few times on here, but it's so so great. Literally the best Italian/Turkish crossover improvised psyche band you will ever hear.
Loads of Doom metal here:
Sunn 0))) put their entire discography up last week. Unfortunately only a couple are free/pay what you like but they make up for it by putting loads of bonus stuff on the album releases. Classy guys.
Some other stuff (couple are a bit obvious, but just in case)
2 totally brilliant drone cassettes:
http://mgeddesgengras1.bandcamp.com/album/magical-writing (M Geddes Gengras - Magical Writing)
http://motionsicknessoftimetravel.bandcamp.com/album/seeping-through-the-veil-of-the-unconscious (Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Seeping Through the Veil of the Unconscious)
Best Cloud Rap album ever:
http://mishkanyc.bandcamp.com/album/808s-dark-grapes-ii (Main Attrakionz - 808s & Dark Grapes II)
Three early (and great) Gnod cassettes (Kosmiche / improv psyche stuff for anyone that hasn't heard of them)
Got loads more but this post would be even more tl;dr than it is already. Bandcamp is great
Lace Bows - pretty much their entire discography
Really great drone group from Portugal. Have put tapes out on Digitalis, Hooker Vision and others. All of these are totally worth the free download.
Golden Retriever - Static Rain
Great album originally on Gift Tapes. Pretty deep modular synth and bass clarinet (!) combo. Some other stuff is up too but it's not free/pay what you like.
Grapefruit - their great Sloow tape plus a couple of other releases. More psyche/drone stuff from Portland. Really imaginative stuff
Brainworlds - Complete discography
Amazing outer space drone stuff. If you're a fan of Expo '70 (and who isn't?) you'll dig this guy the most.
Uton - Selected discography
Absolutely batshit Finnish psyche/folk music. Absolutely loads of albums on his bandcamp page, vast majority of which are free/pay what you like. Bit of an acquired taste but totally worth the effort to get into. Best one's to start with are these imo, but you can basically jump in anywhere:
High Wolf select discography
More high quality drone stuff - Atlas Nation and Know Thyself in particular are brilliant.
Just to show that I don't listen to drone tapes and nothing else, some other stuff:
Of the absolute stack of free hip hop on Bandcamp, think this guy is the best. Insightful without being preachy - kind of early Outkast vibe to him.
Full on blown out psyche jam stuff (about 17 albums worth!) Had a couple of tapes out on Not Not Fun a couple of years back and members went on to form the awesome Tonstartssbandht. They also all play in a High Rise tribute band (called High Rise II, obvs) which tells you what to expect from these...
Fantastic Free compilation of unreleased stuff from this lo-fi Techno label that's been getting a stack of press recently:
Anything released on this label is worth scooping up, but this is the only free one unfortunately...
This is the most tl;dr post I've ever made, by a country mile. Time for bed now
If not, it's definitely your type of thing. I think a few of the above have been mentioned on there. Thanks for the recommendations!
I'm sure a few of the above probably originated there, that guy has very good taste!
via my website. All completely free. Mainly pretty STUFF but quite a lot of variation in there.
Lie Still Near You is my favourite; http://goldflakepaint.bandcamp.com/album/lie-still-near-you
Electronic/Psych/Ambient/Improvised and whatnot
live improv album, edited and mastered by the guy whose production you complimented upthread. Features members of Down I Go, The Epstein, Keyboard Choir, Super Best Friends Club, Hot Head Show, Dominic Lash, Youthmovies, Capitol K, Godzilla Black, (and me). drones and atmospherics and psych rock and people Just Making Stuff Up
Emma Ruth Rundle from Marriages/Red Sparowes. Great band.
In fact, their latest album is also available for free:
idk, i just want someone to listen to this, it's all poorly produced & doomy and stuff with ritual-sounding auto-tuned vokils in Italian. umbra venefica is the sound of the summer.
Sylvain Chauveau compositions with a breathy-voiced French lady doing spoken word-type vocalisations on top, then this will right up your avenue.