@@@ Darkspace: Darkspace III I (Avantgarde Music, 2014). Sci-fi black metal that I got to from Aquarius Records weekly email. There are three pieces on this record and the shortest is 18 minutes so this is not for people on speed, it’s gonna be slow or epic or both. After about 3 minutes of robot squirts we get to the head banging and tribal drumming. It’s all right but it’s not 27 minutes all right. Lemme check the next track and see what the intergalactic metalheads have for me. While I was clipping the caveman grunter made his appearance and he doesn’t sound psyched to be floating out in space. Poor fella, maybe he wants to meet and fornicate with Chewbacca. This second track is opening ambiently, just as the first did. Imma gonna go check out some earth based music.
@@@ Feels: s/t (Castle Face, 2016). Imma gonna stick with the Aquarius Records weekly email because I don’t want to lose my underground cred. I almost typed crud which might be the more appropriate term. This is a female fronted band with pretty high energy, guitar-o-centric with more psych/fuzzy guitars and a less corporate sound than the Breeders. I like the sloppiness of it, it’s pleasant. It’s not technically sloppy, it just sounds a tad spill-y. They actually spark a decent punk throw down on this second tune, Play It Cool (clipped below courtesy of the GoogleTubePimp). On the third tune the back to the slack, indie, retro-’90s sound. No, no stay punky ladies. Ah well, I lose again. Solid B.
YTD recordings listened to: 330
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 185
Not good music: 123
Honorable Mentions: 6
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