La Belle Epoque by The Grand Astoria Woo Hoo Kamille & Igor and the gang have a new one out, again. Still haven’t fully digested Punkadelia nor The Body Limits, well, no remorse for the wicked, no fannying about, dig in.
Unleashed In The West - Official Bootleg by PRONG Even though there lingers an undeniable smell of ‘cash grab’ about them I’m always partial to these ‘Live In The Studio’ outings, just like radio sessions they often catch a band firing on all pistons and, provided they got the playing chops, at their tightest and most uncompromising. There ain’t much in the way of fx or fancy production tools to fall back on.
All that being said, this Prong record is a prime example, it’s kinda disposable, you know all the songs already, but then again at length you might find yourself preferring the versions here over the OG’s.
Recoil by Sunken It was always only a matter of time before Belgium would have their own loud & sludgey Bass/Drum 2-man-army. Well here they are, Sunken. They’re all you’d expect based on what I wrote in the previous sentence and above all they justify your checking them out during office time, and again tonight at home, at tomorrow morning you’ll have them on your MP3 alarm clock as well ‘cause they’ll deffo wake you up good. Now go and melt your brain.
Humo del Cairo by Humo del Cairo I had no Idea, possibly, surely, certainly, the best Argentinian Stoner Album No By Los Natas is freely available on Bandcamp. Go cop and enjoy yourselves in the most relaxing of possible ways.
Listen/purchase: Dope Idiots by The Magnificent Brotherhood If you think you’d like wild garage rock with generous doses of dancefloor-organs like only a fuck-it-there-is-no-tomorrow Berliner hippy could give you, well go ahead then. Magnificent Brotherhood should be to your liking, gear up your knees, grease up your hair, grab a cold ‘un and forget about what’s troublin’ ya.
This is actually enthrallingly good. That girl has a lovely voice and Devin is showing an unusual restraint in his compositions, giving this record a coherent ambience of wideness without being actually relaxed. There is an undercurrent of unnerving, smouldering, unease, threat maybe. I’ve still got to listen this more often but it’s a bloody masterstroke of musicianship.
Devin Townsend - Casualties of Cool (Full Album) *HQ* ft. Ché Aimee
Someone went and uploaded the whole Retinal Circus onto the tubes of U. Now I suggest you get blown away by it’s first 15 minutes and then get of your arse to go and buy the proper DVD. It’s worth every penny and you just know that Hevy Devy will use the funds to create even grander, madder, better music. That’s his purpose in life isn’t it.
The Retinal Circus HD - Devin Townsend