Every once in so many times you keep hearing a name and you get intrigued. But time and money fail to hunt things down to see why it intrigues you, and if the hunch you had was true. This is sort of the situation with The Melanchoholics for me.
Noise creation as a family weekend thing. If you are a ‘noisician’ yourself, you probably would think of that as either a) undoable, b) unwanted or c) a match made in heaven, finding the perfect husband/wife and having children that actually approve of mommy and daddy’s activities.
Pressed on the heavy 10″ vinyl we are used from Stefan Knappe’s label activity, I hold a bright orange output from Olhon. Olhon is the collaboration etween Bad Sector and Where: Italian masters of ambience, or – which is perhaps even more appropriate – ‘creepy’ soundscapes.
While it may be an acquired taste in any other part of the world, the mixture of Turkish Pepper (a very strong licorice variant) and strong spirits is well known [ … ]
“Helchemy” is made up of two tracks, both clocking in at just over 25 minutes. I’ll admit to not being a huge fan of super-long songs, but occasionally a good producer can make it work. The drones aren’t particularly notable themselves, but Gydja does a good job of adding enough supplementary elements to make this an interesting listen.
CD, Monotreme, 2009 / 2010 www.namb.it If you haven’t heard of Italy’s N.A.M.B yet, it’s probably one of those situations where your brain is refusing to accept sensory input because [ … ]
CD, First Fallen Star, 2009 www.myspace.com/aspectee German dark ambient takes a variety of forms, but rarely does it feel as organic as “Morben”, the first full-length album from Aspectee. However [ … ]
12″, Spectraliquie, 2009 www.mad-ep.com www.myspace.com/areafilthyone “Brimstone Bangerz”, from Mad EP with contributions from the MC collective Area Filthy One (Atlanta-based Akxsmittz & O’Slick), relishes in a blend of hip hop [ … ]
CD, Two Gods/Wax Trax II, 2009 www.attrition.co.uk This is a compilation displaying Attrition’s influence on the genres of darkwave, electronica and more. It is a well rounded compilation featuring artists [ … ]
CD, The Word Hoard, 2009 www.wordhoard.co.uk/orfeo5intro.htm Orpheo 5 (as in Orpheus – and five original founding members) is a jazz/experimental/electronica grouping from the UK. They formed in 2002 out of [ … ]