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Friday, May 29, 2015

Bunny & The Invalid Singers: The Invalid Singers

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UK Indie label Bearsuit Records has released Invalid Singers the sophomore album from experimental outfit, Bunny & The Invalid Singers. Glasgow based artist Bunny released his debut album, “Fall Apart In My Backyard” as Bunny & The Electric Horsemen in 2010 – with contributions from artists such as Hidekazu Wakabayashi, Magnitophono and PNDC. This second album, finds him performing, recording and producing most of the material himself – though there are notable vocal contributions from Asuka Tanaka of Japan and Trixie Delight of Germany on the track, “The Invalid Singers." Other than these vocals, the album is instrumental mix of inventive synths, guitars and noise. Stream and buy The Invalid Singers at the link below.

Juleah: Melt Inside The Sun

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Austrian psychedelic artist and FZB favorite Juleah, aka Julia Hummer, is back with a stunning new album, Melt Inside The Sun. The follow up to her highly successful 2013 EP, Entangled And Entwined, the album features ten tracks of lush, irresistible indie rock. Powerful songwriting and superlative performance are combined with a musical aesthetic that is completely compelling. This is our favorite albums of the year so far. Available in limited edition vinyl, CD or as a download, stream and buy Melt Inside The Sun at the link below.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pet Sun: Never Quit Videro

Ontario post-punk band Pet Sun have a new video for the track Never Quit, from their debut full length due out this summer. Watch the video below and keep and eye here for a review of their album when it's released.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Moa Bones: Spun

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Spun is the new album from singer song/writer Moa Bones, aka Dimitris Aronis, on Greek label Inner Ear Records. The young Athenian singer is the most interesting and promising folk musician in Greece today. The nine tracks of painfully self-conscious lyrics were recorded in his room, during fall 2014. Moa Bones has produced an album which returns to the familiar paths of homemade and lo-fi aesthetics. 'Spun' is an experiential album influenced from country music, the blues and American singing-songwriting of the 60's. Traveling, new experiences and unexpected meetings in recent years have taken the form of vortex and adventure for the artist. He lives and rotates within this, exploring the way to the light. All these experiences were the inspiration for the songs of the album that at times are self-psychoanalytic and sometimes express passions, desires and wishful thinking, as extracts of a five-year mini autobiography. Stream and buy Spun at the link below.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Lykanthea: Parturition Video

Today we have a real treat. A new video from FZB favorite Lykanthea, aka artist/producer Lakshmi Ramgopal. The track is Parturition, off her stunning EP, reviewed here earlier in the year, Migration and the video was filmed and directed in Italy by Austrian artist Krist Mort. Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dathon: Abiogenetic

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Abiogenetic is the new album from Chicago artist/producer Dathon, aka Donovan Corey Lyons. The album is a weird, soundscapey ambient/experimental project full of 'accidental' sounds that were combined, twisted, and manipulated to become an hour long piece of music. The album transports the listener through space and time into a musical realm of sounds both familiar and ethereal. Stream and download Abiogenetic at the link below.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Various Artists: Kaiju Temple

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Today we have another fine experimental noise and drone compilation from North Carolina's Silber Records. The album is meant to be listened to as a soundtrack to the giant monster comic Terra Kaiju.
The eighteen tracks encompass the artists Small Life Form, Chvad SB, Goddakk, IANTH, Clang Quartet, Dathon, Electric Bird Noise, Baptizer, Bryce Eiman, Emperor Sumo, M is We, Mhek, Blues Alias, Llarks, Promute, The Band That Wouldn't Die, Northern Valentine and Remora, with each giving a unique interpretation of the Kaiju theme. This album is a must have. Stream and buy Kaiju Temple at the link below.

Monday, May 18, 2015

This Heel: II

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II is, unsurprisingly, the second release from Swedish artist This Week, aka Martin Månsson Sjöstrand, the from man for Dog. Paper, Submarine. The eight tracks are a blend of psychedelic influences and channeling of the Beatles. Simple and quirky, the album has a lo-fi ambience and a bedroom feel. The tracks also have an underperformed aesthetic that adds to the intimacy of the experience. Stream and download II at the link below.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Lullatone: The Sounds of Spring

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The Sounds of Spring is the new album from FZB favorite Lullatone. The ten tracks are light, airy and joyous, making the album title come alive in the music. Simple melodies and arrangements belie a musical depth that is creatively uplifting. Lullatone have crafted a sound over more than a dozen releases that never fails to satisfy. Stream and buy The Sounds of Spring at the link below.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Various Artists: Make Some Noise

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North Carolina label, Silber Records, brings us a new experimental music compilation, Make Some Noise. The album features work by M is We, Electric Bird Noise, fornever, Small Life Form, Ted Johnson, Philip James Fox, Baptizer and The Band that Wouldn't Die. The album showcases the diversity of styles & talents of the underground music scene of the Carolinas. A must have for any discerning music afficianado. Stream and download Make Some Noise at the link below.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dominic Coppola: Vogue Meditations

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Vogue Meditations is the debut EP from noise/ambient producer Dominic Coppola on Atrium Records. The four tracks are dense with organic noise, field recordings and ambient textures. Streaming through the either to induce altered states of sonic consciousness, the recordings are works requiring focus, rather than casual listening. Deeply rooted nuances rush at your senses, while noise is a continual partner to your experience. Stream and buy Vogue Meditations at the link below.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Killwave: Death By Distortion

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After a five year wait, Chicago band Killwave is back with a new album, Death By Distortion. The eight tracks take radio ready alt-rock paired with post-punk sensibilities and electronic flourishes to serve up an album as big as the city that spawned it. Course, heavy and dark, the album defies any room to contain it. Watch the video for album track Shake, then stream and buy Death By Distortion at the link below.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Knifight: V

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More than anything else, Austin, TX is known for music, and some of the best is made by Knifight. Their latest album, V, has a huge sound that blends the best of electronic and post-punk into a masterful dynamic work. The band of John Gable, Patrick Marshall, Nick Garrison, John Hetherington and Nick Cogdill deliver seven tracks of inovative and original music big enough to rock a stadium and yet intimate enough to draw one in deeply. This album is a must have. Stream and buy V at the link below.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Mike Waters: Life EP

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Life is the debut EP from Australian singer/songwriter Mike Waters. The four tracks are a slick blend of folk rock with hook laden pop and radio ready production. Much of the music is formulaic, but Water's vocals and lyrics shine through the predictability. Nothing adventurous here, just straight up pop songs with all the expected musical clichés. Watch the video for EP single Gambling Man and then stream and buy Life at the link below.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Timberwolf: Flux

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Flux is the new EP from Australian singer/songwriter Timberwolf, aka Chris Panousakis. The five tracks mark Panousakis' first record with a full band, but are still lead by his strong vocals. The EP is heavier, darker and sees the artist progressing, with his music towering over the listener. This EP is a must have. Watch a video for the track Whiskey Jar, then stream and buy Flux at the link below.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Eyes Behind The Veil: Besides

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Besides is the debut album from artist/producer Eyes Behind The Veil, aka Michael Tenzer of Chicago band Savage Sister. The album is a hazy, washed out dreamtime created with guitar, synths and vocals, all heavily drowned in a syrup of delay, reverb, chorus and some distortion for good measure. The production is lo-fi and the pitches are bent to bring even more texture to it. The album shows influences of the likes of Grouper, Benoit Pioulard,  Brian Eno and Cocteau Twins. Stream and download Besides at the link below.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Kinjac: Possession

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Kinjac is the eclectic electro-rock project of artist producer Michael O'Shea. His new two track EP Possession, was recorded in a small family house converted to a recording studio, outside of Ashville North Carolina. O'Shea discovered that the house was severely haunted and from his encounters with the occult, Possession was the result. Stream and download Possession at the link below.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Deekie: Solitaire

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Solitaire is the new EP frtom London based outfit Deekie. The three tracks combine field recordings, synth pads and beats into enlightened, darkish synthpop. Ethereal and atmospheric, the drone like elements frame compelling melodies in blankets of sonic warmth, piecing together field recordings and analogue vibrations with lurid bass and girl-boy vocals. This EP is a must have. Stream and buy Solitaire at the link below.