Spotlights use tone and layering to carve sonic mountains on their latest EP.
Duncan Ritchie discusses his latest Cryo Chamber effort, Alive With Scars. He speaks about some of his field recording techniques, the album’s artwork, and how living with Multiple Sclerosis has ultimately served as a touchstone of influence for all of his compositions, old and new.
There is a candid sense of liveliness and joviality that pierces Tempel’s compositions. Much of the record leaves an impression of a hard/classic rock aesthetic, however, the way they dig their heels into metallic qualities, carried by vociferous rasps, makes the album feel retro and simultaneously progressive.
The latest Intercourse EP personifies the bleak desperation at the bottom of every bottle, making “outlook not so good” the understatement of the century.
The murky and washy texture of the music, the clean interludes, and the dismal tropospheric layering of blast beats and vocals competing for the title of the least clear sound in the mix lend to this positive and generally empowering aura Strävan exudes.
Elegiac are Emily Highfield’s compositions as she effortlessly floats from warm guitar passages to forlorn bogs of blackened malice. Amidst her transitional wafts, she often caresses listeners with witch-like whispers. And in flashes of ember-tinged light, she glides upward, transcending her auditory structures into feverishly blissful twinkles of awe.
When I first watched a video of Idle Hands that was recommended me on Youtube my first impressions were average. The video looked pretty cheesy
Adam speaks in-depth about his sludgy, blues-imbued hardcore project named Crowfeeder. He then expands upon this endeavor to illuminate the genesis of his chaos-teeming record label, Constant Disappointment Records.
Alex of Death Tape Super Bass explains his reasoning for not adhering to a specific style of sound, the process by which he produces a track, and his innate desire to unearth new sounds to broaden his soundboard.
Helms Alee find their groove in aggression on their latest full-length.
From his auditory experiments, a keen sense of candidness percolates. And amidst what sounds like unbridled chaos and static froth curdling on the surface, the baritone drones undulating underfoot lull you into a trance-like state.
A new album review podcast series between podcast host Ryan and album review writer, Tim. We discuss four albums for about 10 to 20 minutes apiece, expounding upon qualities we enjoyed as well as qualities we were not necessarily fond of.