|May & June 2014 Digs|
Just some albums I enjoyed over the last two months. As it turns out I
didn't make a digs list for May so I thought I'd compile them together. List
is not ranked.
Neo-classicaly instrumental folk rec'd to me by dearest Rowbro-five-two-one-five.
It's not peculiar in any way it's just really feelsy so I can dig. !Recommended
Awesome death/doom EP from a legendary Finnish band. Not a crappy knock off of
their old stuff either, which makes it that much better. !Recommended
Dark ambient that gets a little stale at times but nevertheless is really brooding and
cool if you're into that kinda stuff
I don't know much about plunderphonics but I enjoyed this regardless. Feels like
gimmicky here and there but it can get pretty eerie at times.
|5||Michael Pisaro and Miguel Prado|
Lowercase that takes a long time to get going (not helped by the lengthy silences)
but once it does is pretty damn immerse. The second track is more interesting than
the first but doesn't seem to have the same effect without it.
Avant-folk with a bit of jazz and free improv woven into the mix. Most of the time
it's pretty grounded and rather easy to get into however. !!recommended
Death metal that sounds a little like Mitochondrion but without the filth (which is a
shame), but if you dig riffs then there's no reason to not give this a shot.
Thank you Key2daBlaze for putting me onto this one. Not a hip-hop aficionado by
any means but I don't see any reason not to recommend this to fans of the genre.
Really good. !recommended
Progressive/art rock from Norway of all places. One of the few albums this year to
deserve the hype it got, can definitely see this on my end of year list !!highly
Dirges of Elysium
Nothing too surprising from Incantation, just hard riffs, stan vox and crushin doom
Prayer for Terrene
Aggressive, noisy and intricate mathcore from Straya. This is what wish most
Australian -core bands aspired to sound like !recommended
Ambient/musique concrete with little folky elements that are in a constant tug-of-
war with the noisy pulses, drones and loops. Really really cool stuff !!highly
My Love is a Bulldozer
Similar to Rossz csillag alatt szuletett but with an increased vocal presence and
some ~interesting~ lyrics. Not really surprising but yeah it rules !recommended
The gods of death metal are pretty kind to New Zealand having given Ulcerate,
Witchrist and these guys to them. Production's a little crisper than WoAAA but still
has all that raw energy we came to expect !recommended
To Be Kind
Seems I'm in the minority when I say I like the second disc much more than the
first, but opinions are opinions. Good stuff, prefer their 90s material though.
Industrial techno EP. Really didn't like this at first but I came to enjoy it eventually.
Really poppy by IDM standards but I guess that's why I like this so much. I keep
recognising certain beats and synth lines but can never quite pinpoint what they
remind me of. !recommended
Promulgation of the Fall
Nothing revolutionary but still some really solid death doom, production could be
tweaked a little but that a minor qualm.
A superbly layered and well paced mix of IDM and ambient. Lush, reverberant,
surprisingly catchy and easy to get into. One of the best electronic albums I've
heard this year !!highly recommended
|20||Walls / Daphne Oram|
Electroacoustic whatever that features an array of different styles and
soundscapes. My mind tends to wander a bit when I listen to this but I have a
sneaky suspicion that's what the artists intended so yeah, good stuff.