Sunday, January 13, 2008

CURRENT SONIC PLEASURES
Amocoma - Go To Hell

San Francisco ambient black metal, available only on a damn near impossible to find CD-R. One of the creepiest albums I've ever listened to.

Moss - Cthonic Rites

Brutal doom; reminds me a lot of Grimrobe-era Sunn O))), when they kept things simple and heavy as a November fog.
Download Via Megaupload

Nordvargr - Awaken


Heavy, compressive ambient, like a thunderstorm locked inside of a silo. Turn up the bass loud and feel your bones turn to gelatin.

Wold - Screech Owl


Harsh noise meets black metal....and then rips your face off. Don't let the children's book cover art fool you--this is the soundtrack to Hell.
Download via Rapidshare

KTL - KTL 3


The third installment of Stephen O'Malley's side project (well, one of them...). The whole album clocks in at under 18 minutes, but it's a beautiful 18 minutes.
Download PW=bloodistruth

Gnaw Their Tongues - ...Spasming and Howling, Bowels Loosening and Bladders Emptying, Vomiting Helplessly....


Heavy ambient, not even close to as disturbing as the album title implies.

Spektr - The Near-Death Experience


It's like being executed in an electric chair while listening to ambient metal on an iPod. I'm usually turned off by screechy, high-treble music but this album is interesting enough that I can look past it.

Elegi - Sistereis


It's like the Unicorn Chaser album after all the aforementioned brutality. Soft, haunting compositions of minimalist droning strings. Gorgeous music for a road trip.

(NOTE: The albums available for download were uploaded by other websites. Please do not e-mail me asking me to re-up albums, because the only albums I upload are Solah and other local bands)

2 comments:

Chris said...

A very nice list Jay, and you've included a few of my current favorites. Gnaw...'s album in particular ranked high on my list of favorite 2007 releases.
Have you gotten a chance to listen to KTL's new LP only live release?

snik said...

wold was a beautiful record, thanks.

amocoma isn't too hard to find. you can get it for like $11 @ aquarius records