Can't believe I left the Scott Walker & Sunn0))) album 'Soused' out of my Top 10 Albums of 2014....what a fool! It's an absolutely fantastic album; deep, rich drones, operatic vocals and an otherwordly atmosphere that pulls you right into an alluring yet nightmarish, dreamlike world. Go forth and listen.
Dylan Carlson released the first album to carry the Earth moniker back in 1993, beginning a journey that has taken on a variety of influences, some overt, mostly subtle. You can hear shades of sludge-metal, folk, jazz and country nestled in the ever present drone. Unique and powerful music.
Active since 1999, I was lucky enough to see the wonderful Nisennenmondai the other night at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds. So much great music has come out of Japan- Nisennenmondai are pretty special. If you get a chance to see them play, don't pass it up! x
Wolves in the Throne Room, Olympia Washington’s premier
eco-black metal band release an album of hypnotic space-drone as a companion
piece to their Celestial Lineage album.
It’s called Celestite and it’s quite
Current 93 are an incredibly special band. David Tibet has collaborated
with the likes of Nick Cave and Mark Almond while the group have ties to the ‘scene’
that gave us the likes of Throbbing Gristle, Coil and Nurse with Wound. I was
lucky enough to see them play in Halifax recently and wrote some words about it….enjoy….