Tag Archives: self-released

Stonemongers- Join the Trip!

Stonemongers– Join the Trip!Release date: 2021Jul07Label: Self-releasedRating: 4/5 Stonemongers hail from Russia and play music that reminds me personally of bands like Nebula and Fu Manchu. Fuck, we got on wrong planet struts with commanding riffs set against an avant-garde soundscape. It’s just all over the place but I love it. Cryogen takes you straight […]

Oscar Rossignoli–Inertia

Lyrical, solo piano works, contemporary and a little minimalist.

Cortege- Capricorn

  Cortege– Capricorn Release date: 2019Sep27 Label: Self-released Rating: 4/5 Cortege is a duo from Austin, TX with a strong focus on atmospheric, instrumental drone-doom. Each track is unique, building upon the last. Aurora ripples gently against the shore, whistling and flourishing. The Watch gurgles to life with somber strums and sorrowful noise. Occultation rumbles softly. Capricorn expresses […]

Void King- Barren Dominion

Void King– Barren Dominion Release date: 2019Sep13 Label: Self-released Rating: 5/5 Void King return with their second full-length release. A Lucid Omega thunders to life, a thick slab of foreboding doom. Leftover Savages has impeccable, precise drums with a touch of psychedelia. Burnt At Both Ends plods to somber vocals. Of Whip And Steed is […]

Pinewalker-Migration

Pinewalker– Migration Release date: 2019Sep06 Label: Self-released Rating: 3.5/5 This is the first time I’ve heard of Pinewalker, who hail from Utah. Sentinel intensifies with ba-da-dum drums, evil bass hooks. Burning Earth is somewhat like dirty thrash meets muddled bass. Maelstrom adds a touch of melody that gives way to thunderous sticks, while Space Witch takes an onerous approach. The Thaw […]

Wykan- Brigid- Of The Night

Wykan– Brigid- Of The Night Release date: 2019Jun07 Label: Self-released Rating: 3.5/5 Wykan hail from Montreal, QC with their newest release. Imbolc (The Cleansing) is full of soft vocals set to foreboding drums, breaking into an epic bass dirge. Breo Saighead drips of hazy doom, thunderous riffs following. Rei-Luil Bride eschews the softness with pounding heaviness. I […]

Elektric Mistress- S/T

Elektric Mistress– S/T Release date: 2019Jul19 Label: Self-released Rating: 4/5 Elektric Mistress roared out of Halifax, Nova Scotia to bring you this excellent EP. Turn to Grey comes to life, soft spoken vocals, descending into hazy, sunburnt guitar. Cuba Time chugs sludge with reckless abandon.Meeting of the Minds is full of enough riffs and hooks to […]

Mourn the Light/Oxblood Forge- Death Is Lurking

Mourn the Light/Oxblood Forge Death Is Lurking Split EP Release date: 2019Sep13 Label: Self-released Rating: 4/5 Mourn the Light hail from Norwich, CT. Lost All Control lurks in the darkness with tortured vocals set to sludgy riffs. Drags Me Down plods through the swamp. Bewitched is an excellent cover of the Candlemass track at a slower pace. Oxblood Forge hail […]

Andrew Shapiro– Solo Piano Highlights

Lyrical, gentle (mostly), mininamalist and ambient piano pieces. Play!

Alberto Giurioli–4 songs

Four songs from composer Alberto Giurioli from his upcoming 2019 album, piano with computer and instruments, minimalist.

American Souvenirs

The Blue Violet Duo (piano and violin) perform a nice mix of works with classical, jazz and blues elements. Play!

Hitman- The Offering: Side 1

Hitman– The Offering: Side 1 EP Release date: 2018Sept14 Label: Self-released Rating: 4/5 Curtain Call hits fast with dirty riffs. Under The Weight crushes, throbbing drums with a hell of a swagger. Nero tears it up, thick massive licks, romans ablaze. Enchanted Wizard/Hail The Outro charges forth, taking no prisoners as it lays waste to the landscape with […]

Northern Crown- Northern Crown

Northern Crown– S/T Release date: 2018Oct12 Label: Self-released Rating: 4/5 Second release from Fort Lauderdale’s Northern Crown. I Am Your Slave throbs sorrowfully, reminding of subservience. Merciless, They Let You Suffer in Cathedral chains, infernal noise. Chasing The Sun, soulful voice punctuated with thunder. The Desert and The Wind, a melodic twist, light and crisp. Righteous & Pure, yet cannot […]

Empress- Reminiscence

Empress– Reminiscence Release date: 2018Feb12 Label: Self-released Rating: 5/5 Empess are comprised of members of Seer and Craters, inspired by obscure (to me) doom group Elder. The Offering is a wall of sound unto itself, raw and visceral. Immer projects eeriness flowing into thick bass hits. Baptizer is fucking killer, starting off with dank bass echo giving way to dirty […]

Ruby Bones – Ruby Bones

Debut album from New Jersey band Ruby Bones. 11 tracks of energetic, catchy garage rock with pop hooks and saxophones giving it a nice touch. Unique lyrical style but can get a bit repetitive since a lot of the same themes show up through different songs. The album’s biggest flaw is that it can get […]

David D’Anglo-Born In Paradise

Born In Paradise is an album from David D’Angelo. The music is a mix of Electro R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop sensibilities surrounded by Ambient soundscapes. A very smooth debut album. RIYD: DJ Frane, Taylor McFerrin Tracks: All Good

Howling Giant- Black Hole Space Wizard Part 2 EP

Howling Giant– Black Hole Space Wizard Part 2 EP Release date: 2017Aug25 Label: self Rating: 4.5/5 Follow-up to Part 1 from nearly a year ago. Henry Tate drones slightly, giving way to a thick, psychedelic essence. The Pioneer has sabbath-esque hooks, pleasing the ears. Visions of lush, mellow guitars, set to a gentle breeze. The Forest Speaks softly with […]

Ranky Tanky

Traditional yet modern Gullah songs with jazz elements. Play!

January Thompson-Whelmed

January Thompson’s track Whelmed has been remixed. The disc contains the original edit plus five remixes. The original has a mellow, haunting classical feel and the remixes retain the that vibe but with an electronic feel. Tracks: All Good

Glow Flow Hawaii-Electric Island

Electric Island is the latest release from Glow Flow Hawaii. The group consists of three artists: Dorian Wright, LA Monster, and Savooz. Each artist brings their own flair to the album from Disco Dance to Techno House to Downtempo House. There’s a good amount of variety and a good flow to the album. There’s also […]

Grabbitz-Things Change

Things Change is the full length debut from artist Grabbitz. The music has a soulful EDM sound with an interesting Alternative Rock twist. A nice, creative change from the usual EDM sound. Tracks: All Good except FCC #10,12 RIYD: Gold Panda, DJ Sun Tracks: All Good

Miami Horror-The Shapes

The Shapes is the latest from Miami Horror. The music blends 80’s New Wave Pop, Disco Dance, Indie Dance and Synth Dance along with Caribbean influences. The album is upbeat and peppy and will get you grooving. RIYD: Kraak and Smaak, Flight Facilities, The Presets Tracks: All Good

Midnight Pool Party-Dalliance

Sydney producers Midnight Pool Party’s debut about is titled Dalliance. The music has a groovy, funky Disco Dance vibe that’s very upbeat, fun and bubbly. RIYD: Kraak and Smaak, RUFUS DU SOL Tracks: All Good

Goetic-Abysma

Goetic a.k.a. Will Wiesenfield of Baths has made an album titled Abysma. The album has a mellow, pleasant Ambient Dance vibe to similar to Tycho and has been described as being made for “at home listening”. The music does have a laid back Sunday morning, third cup of coffee vibe to it and is a […]

CLAVVS-World Underwater

CLAVVS (pronounced “claws”) most recent self-released album is titled World Underwater. Their music has been described as “Swimming in seductive bass riffs and hypnotic vocal arrangements of ethereal trip hop, CLAVVS blend their love for Atlanta hip hop and spectral synth pop.” RIYD: Sylvan Esso, Purity Ring Tracks: 2,5,7,9,10