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Sputnikmusic is streaming the upcoming album, Reticence: The Musical, by progressive metal artists Art By Numbers. They have been compared to everyone from The Human Abstract and Protest the Hero to Coheed & Cambria and The Mars Volta. Give it a listen here.

We are also hosting a give-away for hip-hop artist, Death Grips. We’ve got two copies of their album, The Money Store, to give away. Go here for details.

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of May 22, 2012. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.

12 Stones – Beneath The Scars (Executive Music Group) – Davey Boy
16Volt – Skin [Re-Issue] (Metropolis Records)
Kris Allen – Thank You Camellia (RCA)
Blue Foundation – In My Mind I Am Free (Dead People’s Choice)
The Bunny The Bear – The Stomach For It (Victory Records)
Burzum – Umskiptar (Byelobog Productions) – Kyle Ward
Children Of Bodom – Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth) (Fontana Universal)
The Cult – Choice Of Weapon (Cooking Vinyl)
Delta Moon – Black Cat Oil (Red Parlor)
Diablo Swing Orchestra – Pandora’s Pinata (Sensory Records)
Electric Wizard – Witchcult Today (Candlelight)
El-P – Cancer for Cure (Fat Possum Records) -- Sobhi Yousseff
Tolga Fidan – Rogue (Vakant)
Freak Kitchen – Land of the Freaks (The Laser’s Edge)
Garbage – Not…

**  The Stream has reached its end, but the entire album can be ordered here.


Trioscapes consists of Between the Buried and Me bassist Dan Briggs, as well as Walter Fancourt (tenor saxophone/flute) and Matt Lynch (drums). Initially, the band formed in order to create their own rendition of the Mahavishnu Orchestra classic ‘Celestial Terrestrial Commuters’. However, after a few rehearsals and a single live show, they decided the music was too demanding and fun to perform and that the project should continue. Eventually they had enough material for their first full-length album, Separate Realities, and so they entered the studio during the first week of October with Jamie King in Winston-Salem, NC. Trioscapes combines elements of 70s fusion with progressive rock, dark syncopated grooves, a flare for the psychedelic, and an unabashed love for both quirky Zappa-ish melodies and thunderous abrasive trade-off lines.

For the next two weeks, we have the distinct pleasure of streaming the eleven-minute title track from the album. It’s hard to describe what the band have managed to do with just bass, percussion and saxophone (along with a few random inclusions along the way), but it is definitely as catchy as it is technical. The press release mentions Zappa as an influence and I’m not familiar with most of his work, but I can say that the bass/drum/sax combination definitely reminds me of a few of the instrumental parts on the self-titled Mr. Bungle album (which also mention…


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