8/16/16: Heaven for Real, Rene Marie, Gojira, Cemetery Lust

@@@ Heaven For Real: Kill Your Memory (Mint, 2016)  Off this week’s CFUV weekly email this record is a blend of indie sounds.  A tad of psych, a little Sonic Youth, a little angular indie guitar rock.  The singer is kinda float-y/dreamy but the guitarist is working overtime.  The second tune gets a little Devo/Yo La Tengo thing going so this is the indie music pu pu platter.

@@@ Rene Marie: Sound of Red (Motema, 2016).  Some straight vocal jazz also on this week’s CFIV weekly email. Instrumentation is vocal, piano, bass and drums. I like the second tune If You Were Mine better than the opener.  The production is highly polished, Marie sings well so if you’re a straight jazz/romantic jazz listener check this out.

@@@ Gojira: Magma (Roadrunner, 2016).  A metal record also off this week’s CFUV weekly playlist email.  It comes out a bit dark and stomping and then with atypical grunge era vocals.  The second tune Silver is more of a battering affair and this is more epic heavy rock than it is brutal, molten metal.  The third tune, The Cell boosts the tempo once again over an interesting slightly stuttered beat and this is the best of what I’ve heard from this record.  If you like a little retro-grunge swirl up in your heavy music this should work real good for you.

@@@ Cemerery Lust: Screams of the Violated (Hell’s Headbangers, 2016).  I guess this is called death metal but it sounds an awful lot like hardcore punk to me.  It has some short squealing guitar solos and some tasty thrash drumming but it’s pretty hardcore-y.  There are some pretty tasty song titles on this record including Perverted Aggressor and Resurrected Whore.  Looks like this may be a reissue as it’s been up on the Googletube for 4 years.  I got to this via

YTD recordings listened to: 654
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 364
Not good music: 238

Honorable Mentions: 12
Buys: 11

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Comeback Kid, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Akitsa, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Destruction Unit, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Mystic Braves, Divanhana, Unrestrained, Moken, Systema Solar, Brian Eno, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, The Lickshots, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, Miramar, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Changui Majadero, Joe Sticky, Vieux Kante, Keefe Jackson


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