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We’re also still hosting an exclusive stream from the band Trioscapes. Trioscapes is the instrumental side-project of Between the Buried and Me bassist Dan Briggs and also features Walter Fancourt (tenor saxophone/flute) and Matt Lynch (drums). We will be streaming the eleven-minute title track right here for one more week.

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of May 8, 2012. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.

Ab-Soul – Control System (TopDawg Ent.) – Sobhi Yousseff
Allegaeon – Formshifter (Metal Blade)
Angelus Apatrida – The Call (Century Media)
At The Skylines – Secrets To Life (Roadrunner Records)
Big K.R.I.T. – K.R.I.T. Wuz Here (Green Streets Ent)
Dana Buoy – Summer Bodies (Lefse)
Mariah Carey – The Essential Mariah Carey (Sony Legacy)
Cattle Decapitation – Monolith of Inhumanity (Metal Blade) – Kyle Ward
Chasing Claymores – Hindsight’s 20/20 (Authentik Artists)
Daytrader – Twelve Years (Rise Records) – Adam Thomas
Heavy Blanket – Heavy Blanket (Outer Battery Records)
Here We Go Magic – A Different Ship (Secretly Canadian)
I Self Devine – The Sound of Low Class Amerika (Rhymesayers)
It Bites – Map of the Past (InsideOut

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

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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…

Sputnikmusic is currently hosting an exclusive stream from the band Trioscapes. Trioscapes is the instrumental side-project of Between the Buried and Me bassist Dan Briggs and also features Walter Fancourt (tenor saxophone/flute) and Matt Lynch (drums). We will be streaming the eleven-minute title track right here for the next two weeks.

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of May 1, 2012. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.

Alien Vampires – Clubbers Die Younger [EP] (Alfa-Matrix Records)
Archie Powell & the Exports – Great Ideas in Action (Good Land Records)
Attaque – When Lights Falls (Honest Jon’s Records)
B.o.B – Strange Clouds (Good Land Records)
Brian Jonestown Massacre – Aufheben (A. RECORDS) – Joseph Viney
Ane Brun – It All Starts With One (Play It Again Sam)
Callaghan – Life In Full Colour (Green Town Music)
Cradle Of Filth – Midnight In The Labyrinth (Peaceville)
Dot Hacker – Inhibition (Alternative Distribution Alliance)
Electrocution – Inside the Unreal [20th anniversary ltd. edition] (Rosem)
Eternal Deformity – The Beauty Of Chaos (Code666 Records)
Evans the Death – Evans the Death (Slumberland Records)
Father John Misty – Fear Fun (Sub Pop Records)
Freakangel – Let It All End (Alfa-Matrix Records)
Ghost Mice – All We Got is Each Other (Plan-It-X Records) – Robin Smith
Gravenhurst – The Ghost In Daylight (Warp Records)
Hop Along – Get Disowned (Hot Green Records)
Hurt – The Crux (Red General Records)
In Mourning – The Weight of Oceans (Spinefarm)
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