Shame and Portent is a sonic biography of the annus horribilis that was 2020. A year of lockdowns, shutdowns and sh!tshows.
We announced on Twitter this week that in 2021 we would do another 'various artists' charity compilation, and we announced that although it was an open call, there would be strict entry criteria. We also said that participants might have to purchase a film. So, enough with the mystery, let's put some flesh on those …
Álbum de la semana:
PSYCHLONA.- “VENUS SKYTRIP” (UK) desert-rock, fuzz, stoner, heavy-psych, proto-metal
BLUES PILLS.- “HOLY MOLLY!” (Suecia) blues-rock, soul-rock, hard-rock, psychedelic-rock
BRIMSTONE COVEN.- “THE WOES OF A MORTAL EARTH” (US) hard-rock, classic-rock, proto-metal, vintage, ocult-rock, retro
BLACK ELEPHANT.- “SEVEN SWORDS” (Italia) heavy-psych, fuzz, stoner, psychedelic-rock, blues-rock, doom,
BILL FISHER.- “MASS HYPNOSIS AND THE DARK TRIAD” (UK) hard-rock, vintage, progressive, rock, retro-rock, psychedelic-rock, stoner, classic-rock,
STONED KARMA.- “INDIGO” (Francia) psychedelic-rock, stoner, instrumental
IYARI.-“HOZRO” (España) avant-garde, instrumental, psychedelic, post-rock, improvisation
HYDRA.- “FROM LIGHT TO THE ABYSS” (Polonia) stoner, hard-rock, heavy-rock, proto-doom, retro
VOLCANOVA.- “RADICAL WAVES” (Islandia) stoner, hard-rock, heavy-rock, heavy-psych
UAY.- “LA SELVA” (Mexico) psychedelic-rock, latin, heavy-psych, experimental, space
PALEHORSE/PALERIDER & LORD BUFFALO.– “LEGENDS OF THE DESERT: VOLUME 1 (US) desert-rock, stoner, psychedelic, rock, alternative, fuzz, shoegaze
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Getachew Mekuria + John Coltrane + Count Zero = Cloud Diameters 2
“The story of evolution unfolds with increasing levels of abstraction.”
RAY KURZWEIL, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
“By the end of this decade, we will have full-immersion visual-auditory environments, populated by realistic looking virtual humans. By the 2030s, virtual reality will be totally realistic and compelling and we will spend most of our time in virtual environments. By the 2040s, even people of biological origin are likely to have the vast majority of their thinking process taking place in nonbiological substrates. We will all become virtual humans.”
RAY KURZWEIL, attributed, The Age of Virtual Reality
“Parallax Error,” the opening invocation from Cloud Diameter 2, creeps in with the warm, breathy sound of a tenor sax jamming along with a modular…
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Having given it some thought, and after doing some sums, we've decided to enable a new feature which will be of interest to our regular customers: the Submarine Broadcasting Company Supporter's Club. It's a Bandcamp subscription service. You pay £5 a month and you get access to the digital versions of everything we do, plus …
Title: A Memory of Tomorrow
Keywords: experimental ambient artprogressive United Kingdom
Label: Submarine Broadcasting Company
Being equipped with a bad memory is not all that handy, but when lovely music achieves to convey a memory of something that will happen tomorrow it is clear that things are becoming more easy. Now there are no worries about forgetting anything, as the events did not yet happen & yet we have a handy sneak preview! Giving us time to get accustomed to it all & Letting it all settle in ready to be stored in our beloved memory section of the mind like a engraver engraving a name in a wedding ring.
The music over here tells us that tomorrow will be one of those drowsy romantic days, one in which sweet mesmerising repetitive songs of singing are playing out on a intelligently calming flow of sentimental goodness. Tomorrow…
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A lovely review of A Night in Centralia from the Opduvel blog. Yes, it’s in Dutch, but assuming you’re using a browser later than Mosaic or Netscape Navigator that shouldn’t be a huge obstacle.
Submarine Broadcasting Company, 2019
Het Engelse label Submarine Broadcasting Company is een onafhankelijk label dat zich specialiseert in experimentele, ambient- en arthousemuziek. Dat levert een breed palet aan muzikale uitingsvormen op en het label blijkt daarbij een goede neus voor kwaliteit te hebben. Niet alleen nieuw talent krijgt een kans, maar ook een ervaren muzikant als Cousin Silas, de naam waaronder de uit het Engelse West Yorkshire afkomstige David Hughes muziek maakt.
Dat doet hij al jaren en met een grote output, getuige de meer dan tachtig uitgaven die zijn uitgebracht bij verschillende netlabels. Vorig jaar verschenen bij Submarine Broadcasting Company de albums Sketches, Rough Drafts and Early Ideas en Radio Galaxies. In november 2018 volgde daarop Spirits of Afrodubism, een samenwerking van Cousin Silas en Glove of Bones. Het nieuwe album ligt echter meer in het verlengde van Radio Galaxies.
Dat betekent dat sombere, sobere en…
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Hello. Yes, not dead. Been busy. Unless you have managed to avoid our social media onslaught, you will be aware of our latest big album, a collaboration between elegantly wasted guru and all-purpose troubador t.r. hand and anarcho-syndicalist sommelier and multimedia artist Glove of Bones. Entitled Nerja Sound it's a brilliant postcard from southern Spain, …
A lovely review from the lovely people at Keeps Me Alive of our lovely latest release. Lovely.
Folks! Manipulant is back! Today, February 14, 2019, sees the release of a retrospective of the past couple of years of Manipulant’s work, along with one new song, too!
I’ve been privileged to have a copy of this release here in the KMA Eastern offices for a wee while in advance of the release, and I must say it is amazing to have so much great music in one place. I wondered how the tracks would sound, taken out of context of the original releases, but I needed haven’t worried as it all flows beautifully. Top to bottom this collection showcases the energy and strong, highly creative work of Manipulant in full stride.
As an added bonus, there’s one new track here, Melted Roses, Invisible, which happily pops along on a buzzy bassline over busy drums and occasional guitar stabs and a Tom Waits-ish vocal bit. When he says…
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Two new releases to tell you about. First up and out now is the the beautiful new album from Wilfried Hanrath, Glow. Available in a beautiful limited edition digipak, Glow is an album of captivating and mesmerising music. The music comprises improvisations based on, and re-workings of, the music of Matt Getchell (Matt and Wilfried release music …