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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Oktayne - Prime Potential review

Year : 2014
Genre : Hip Hop
Origin : United States
Official site : > - here - <

Oktayne did not sport idle hands nor muted microphones since his 2012 full length Feature Presentation - review here - and now the California native is about to invade your sonar receptors with his fresh attempt to declare himself as a voice you not only want-, but need to relate to if to regard yourself as a competent aficionado of the independent hip hop scene of 2014. Oktayne, fortunately enough, chose to keep the delightful, fun, entertaining direction he was treading on intact, resulting in an experience that once again exhibits excessive urges to throw your way as many sounds as possible per second, arranged on retroid - yet, paradoxically : fresh-sounding - backdrops of true, larger than life mid tempo subwooffer pummel power. Read on to know more.

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Figures of Light - Drop Dead review

Year : 1970 to present day
Genre : Proto-Punk / Psychedelic
Label : Norton Records
Origin : United States
Official site : > - here - <
Image source : > - here - <

The Figures of Light formation - the now-duo had an initial onset with more members to its acumen before dissolving to "just" two elite level silence massacrers - have played their own variant of quasi-punk - proto-punk, as they call it - well before Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten had a chance to produce their first collective successful nervous breakdowns worth bursting out in nostalgia about a week later. (If you are under exploitation, the rules of time are rearranged.)

The FOL formation offers a considerable body of work, given that they are in the business since 1742 - no, not really, it is the year of 1970 that bears the burden of having to contain not less of an apocalyptic constellation than to give full value space-time to the ruthless planetary machinations of Figures of Light. To these men, music is "just" a tool, a metaphor to reveal a school of thought represented in consequent fashion since the beginning days of the project. It is not hard to rebel if the government won't fuck you up for it. But, if you read the Wikipedia page of Figures of Light, it turns out that they pulled off quite ballsy moves to express their radical discontent towards how television handled/portrayed the Vietnam war, for example, and ran amok while there were good chances to be put down like a rabid dog via the system. Antiestablishmentarianists for life AND beyond.

As I have researched for an image to include with this article, I have found a review of the overall FOL experience with the following quote included from a lady called Miriam : "you guys haven't improved in 35 years". Given that the quoted review offers a quite extensive and thorough look on the real life connotations and direct precursors of this full fledged studio effort, I will do the following : I will give you my personal percepts on the disc, on the music of FOL, while urging you to check out the review that I have been just telling you about. From that particular body of fine text, you will learn how the members delivered 20 songs in 27 takes in a studio session stretching over no more than 48 hours, while gaining insight of other related points of relevance, too. Read on to know more about the record, and definitely read this review, because it holds extensive information on the duo, information that is better linked than repeated.

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks review

Year : 2013
Genre : Synth Pop / Dark Synth Pop
Label : Columbia / The Null Corporation
Origin : United States
Rating : 8.5 / 10

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According to his own words, Nine Inch Nails fronter Trent Reznor has been less than honest about the actual state of affairs the NIN potentialities allegedly been subjected to since 2009, the very year marking the beginning of the hiatus the band embarked on until further notice. A wizard worth calling one does not show up again without a new trick or two up his sleeve, though - and a wizard WILL show up when the trick is ready to be showcased. At the first quarter of 2013, Trent Reznor stated that he was secretly working with his NIN collaborators on new material all the way back from the better part of 2012, - I'd imagine they wanted to make some music yet before the alleged Apocalypse had a chance to be postponed once again in a Universe that reigns in constant salvation and would have no trouble adapting to anything - and the time logically arrived to transmute this now-revealed and simultaneously massacred secret into a mental and emotional construct you, as a randomer fond of Nine Inch Nails can freely relate to : new album was on its way, and now it is here in its full splendor. This review primarily is positioned as a per track inspection, yet later I will share my personal sentiments on the overall experience. Read on to know more about the tracks.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Pineal Gland Optics cover - Acoustic Meshuggah



An acoustic cover of the Meshuggah song "Pineal Gland Optics".

Merry Christmas, All!

Lyrics :

how come I shiver, hurt and bleed,
if in dreams I cannot truly feel
who would dare say, who would claim
this hallucination isn't real

synaptical glitch looking glass
so enticing, real and free of lies
prodigious, omnifarious
it nourishes, it feeds my starving eyes

artificial the catalyst, organic its progeny
voracious spectral offspring - so sweet in its hunger
unbound this new vision, optical regenesis
threatening, so complete in beautiful deformity

these authorative visions order my collective senses,
my questioning, doubtful, rigid self to kneel
a Judas syndrome in effect - former self the deceiver
its denial the wretched kiss that kept this in disguise

cast off - the conceiling veil, the rational cloak of doubt
torn off - the restraints, the blinded's shackles
burned away - the agony, the fear, the grief
a new set of eyes cleansed by a new belief

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Stone Sour - House of Gold & Bones Part 2 review

Year : 2013
Genre :Alternative Metal with Radio Rock leanings
Label : Roadrunner Records
Origin : United States
Rating : 6.0 / 10

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Stone Sour emerges to declare the culmination of their - logically - previous effort, completing this body of - hopefully - ruthlessly defined modal doom with the informatively titled House of Gold & Bones Part 2 full length. Frontman Corey Taylor horizonted a more darker tone this time around, and so we shall inspect the statement on a per track basis in an attempt to determine if this culmination indeed is composed of flammable angry-gargoyle melodic spirit-tar. Still here? You must be desperate! Let's be honest here folks, Stone Sour is best when it is angry and dark, and it sounds like Aerosmith radiometal - I got nothing against that genre, just please bitchslap yourself if you are into it - when it seeks to go radio friendly. I invite you to this per track-review into the current psyche variant of the Corey Taylor! 

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Doggystyle Restyled - a Tru-bite to Snoop Dogg review

Year : 2012
Genre : Hip Hop
Label : Engireroom Recordings
Origin : United States
Official site : > - here - <

Doggystyle Restyled - a Tribute to Snoop Dogg marks the 20th anniversary of the release date of the debut of renowned hip hop icon Snoop Dogg. The project is an ambitious asset in the catalog of Engineroom Recordings, a label and enterprise that - among other things - specializes in the insatiable deliverance of well executed tribute spins, dedicated to - you guessed right! - various artists. The album faithfully reflects the perennial structure so powerfully assembled by the tributed party with Snoop himself signifying the tip of the metaphoric spear since 20 years and counting, and the artists expressing their unconditional admiration towards this rap star is rendered through competent, even inventive takes on the tracks Snoop Dogg first established himself as a rhymespiller the era has to reckoned with ... with.  Read on to know more about this.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ted Brown - An Unwide Road review

Year : 2013
Genre : Massively Acoustic Folk/Soft Rock
Official site : > - here - <
Origin : United States

Playfully morose and relentlessly self-reflective, LA based Ted Brown brings you the music that casts orthodoxly behaved-, yet inventively spirited lights on sonic domains showing equal amount of polite compatibility with traveling sessions, stove-based private socialization and public bonfire events. What's not to like out of the three? At surface level inspection, the disc dares to summon and present extremely wide volumetrics in its generic behavior, mapping out all key segments of intensity of the timeless acoustic guitar charms - although, as you will see and hear, decisive favor is observable in the context of ultra-mellow "me and my guitar will make you FEEL!"-statements, the bulk of things to come on this tastefully paced and soberly presented full length.

Brown, luckily enough, does not satisfy easily via simply throwing guitar lesson 101 chords around, and, oftentimes manages to surprise/entertain the ears with thoughtful and muscular harmonic structures that invite all the superb anatomies known to women and men to revisit their inner images of what is possible with the utilization of "mere" moods. These moments truly are magical, and are showcased primarily in the pre-climax segments of track number 4, "Blue and Grey" : a perfect example of Brown's adept inner image of chords and how to throw those around like they mean a thing OR two. Because they do, you know. Listen to this song from 1:15: it is like a badass Nirvana song, now arranged to an odd retirement home intensity, for which it submits for entertainment. Read on to know more about the disc.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Legend of Xero - Ascension extended preview

Year : coming in 2014
Genre : Dark Pop
Origin : United States
Official site : > - here - <

On the Official site linked above and here, you could find all the relevant historic/narrative information you'll need to decipher the autonomous agenda-character of this rebellious commodity. The central figure of the flow demands a separate and uncompromisingly (self)honest methodology to approximate the most significant truths of consensual reality, and the music, not surprisingly, is willingly imbues itself with a contemplative and relatively restrained artistic disposition. So far so good, since, if you are angry while searching for a truth, you are quite suspicious.

A reliance on archaic elements - male chorus and other exotics, well made enigmatic ingredients - is observable, offered on ultra-orthodox, albeit timelessly efficient mid-tempo 4/4 pulsations. It remains to be seen whether the full face value spin will contain the Billy Idol-esque High Octane Heft Power Feral Animal, and me mentioning Billy is of no coincidence, as I'm picking up on intriguing/authentic mood similarities between the direction represented by this effort, and, between Billy's timelessly relevant 1993 outing, "Cyberpunk". The song "Heroin", from the Cyberpunk album, - as a more intense one - and "Adam in Chains" - as the mellow extreme - reveal(s) quite similar spiritual flavors to the obligatory ethos of being rebellious while you are young. If you are not young, you suck, anyway. But you only have 20 years to be a proper punk. Be a punk while you are 30, and I find you in the need of a wake up call. Be a punk while you are in your 40s, and I despise you wholeheartedly. Be a punk while in your 50s, and you are probably dead, OR better off. Read on to know more about this disc, which dares to be punk without claiming the right to cause harm in anything, let alone in anyone.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Chopin Cthulhu - a Fantasie Impromptu Extravaganza!


GyZ covers : the first two movements of Frederic Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu - Cthulhu style.




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Monday, December 9, 2013

The Yellow Dress - Faint Music Ordinary Light review

Year : 2013
Genre : Soft Rock with a Psychedelic tint
Origin : United States
Official site : > - here - <

This review starts out with a snippet section quoted from the original press release, revealed in Italic.

San Francisco's The Yellow Dress will release their third and heavily-anticipated album, "Faint Music // Ordinary Light," in less than a month. Recorded and mixed, entirely analog, at John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone Studios, produced by Ian Pellicci (Deerhoof, The Dodos) and mastered by Paul Oldham (Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Sonny and the Sunsets), the album features an 8-person line-up of San Francisco Bay Area musicians, plus guest vocals from several more, mostly from the underground DIY scene in San Francisco and Oakland. The Yellow Dress has been called a "supergroup" several times throughout its 6+ year lifespan, which is appropriate since every member has at least one other local project in which they perform. The band draws much inspiration from the local literary community and often finds themselves performing at events for folks such as McSweeney's and The Rumpus; the name of the album comes from the Robert Hass poem "Faint Music." Preorder digital and vinyl editions of the album from Bandcamp before the official release on January 4, 2014.

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Vonairs - Fucamo single review

Year : 2013
Genre : House with a Hardstyle taste
Origin : Sweden
Official site : > - here - <

Stockholm's Vonairs is imminent to release a full scale sonic declaration of subwooffer-doom through an illegal space-time rift opening near you on the probable reality surface, and the ensemble is about to stimulate interest in the upcoming attraction via releasing a single from the impending full length. Read on to know more about this track, or, even better, listen to it yourself while observing some related worded thoughts about it, right after the experience is freshly soaked in.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

KAVA - Shikaakwa review

Year : 2013
Genre : Doom Metal, Psychedelic Rock
Origin : United States
Official site : > - here - <

KAVA brings you the music that fills responsible dads with the relentless urge to hide their daughters in the closet with earplugs attached to their appropriate orifices. This is a take on doom metal that definitely comes from the blackened heart, with an uncompromising determination to offer only such elements of doom eloquence that assume you to be a competent and exigent partner in the music deciphering process. The complexity and compositional/structural base is delightful per installments throughout, while the most prominent directive of what makes doom truly harvest your dopamine levels, is communicated with a pretty much masterful understanding of the involved productional rhetorics. The album is not particularly heavy sounding, - and thank God & Satan for that! - and this, in fact, is the reason why Black Sabbath is so timeless, too. It is not the sound that needs to be heavy, but the "mere" meaning of the sound. You can't substitute the meaning with weight, and, once your meaning is there, everyone will relate to it, you don't need to over-emphasize. OR not always. KAVA understands this connotation, and exhibits its craft accordingly. The music either dooms about with majestic promise of the imminent soulcrush, or, it gets deceitfully spaced out in an almost transcendental fashion, giving you apt opportunity to reflect on the sight the tinkering of decay so willingly offers. "So ecstatically pleasing decay", the Meshuggahs would say. Read on to know more about this spin.

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SleepingBabys - Idolize EP review

Year : 2013
Genre : Tarantino Surf Rock, Spaghetti Rock
Label : Independent
Origin : Australia
Official site : > - here - <

Armed with the seemingly perfect excuse to do so, today I was anti-inventive enough to deem a certain sub-set of '70s surf rock to be regarded as Tarantino Rock, or spaghetti rock, as renowned blood poet and rampant/evident foot fetishist Quentin Tarantino doubtless made an eloquent job letting you know the types of auditory stimuli he most enjoys sucking female toes on to. And what's not to like in the equation, correct? (Expect that it is not you doing the sucking, maybe? Corruption = something you left out of.)

SleepingBabys claim they have no idea what they sound like - no artist ever did, because every artist covertly hopes of being ├╝ber-original - and it is my delightful obligation to inform relative consensus that they deliver the music the aforementioned film director would kill masses for, any minute of the day. This EP reflects solid command and ripe understanding of the pretty much timeless chemistry which necessarily and insatiably reveals itself once surf rock fascinations meet head on with spaghetti western sentiments, and, the lead singer lady of the duo really is doing a natural - which always is the hardest - job conveying the violent-love found in Tarantino's inner and outer vision. Rabid gunfire violence and black stockings are pairing up in the so smartly/timelessly noirish and comically sexist moments of the Pulp Fiction movie - and this set of emotional mood, as so willingly and unashamedly exhibited by this duo, continues to affect human psyches on the planet surface. Read on to know more about the "Quention Tarantion"!

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

data



GyZ & Love gives you the song : data

a collaboration with the Pope of Pop, Matt Love

very cyberpunk

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Monday, December 2, 2013

This Is The End Again - Mad Dog Under



GyZ gives you the song : This Is The End Again - Mad Dog Under

Lyrics by James Humphrey & GyZ

Lyrics :

oh, the old one smells like a pee pee
so you hump the bastard's leg
then he leads you out
and shoots you, guts you, skins you
and chops you up for bait

if you're not the lead dog
the view never changes
the same ass is my compass
in the sun and when it rains

top dog our leader
we fear him too
he's taking it easy
if we see his point of view

I'm gonna blend right in at the back of the pack
behind a dog so big
I could get swallowed by his tracks
he's leaving more behind than footprints
so I'm careful where I tread
this is the end of the pack of the racks
oh lord, this is the end again

the lead dog has a point of view ya really catch his draft
it's the same in front as it was behind, the last dog on this shift
to the air goes number one dog's nose as the rest all gag and hack
this is the end of the pack of the racks, oh lord, this is the end again

now you're not the top dog anymore
now you've earned the right
to sleep beneath an indoor bed
you're brushed sometime
and you  never have to beg
but the old one smells like a pee pee
so you hump the bastard's leg
then he leads you out and
shoots you, guts you, skins you
and chops you up for bait

I'm gonna blend right in at the back of the pack
behind a dog so big
I could get swallowed by his tracks
he's leaving more behind than footprints
so I'm careful where I tread
this is the end of the pack of the racks
oh lord, this is the end again

within the pecking order, there's a problem in the pen,
every lead dog wants the front row, now the rest are charging in
they're all crawling up each other on a growling growing heap of crap
whoever thought they'd find me on the top of the pack?

this is the end of the pack of the racks oh lord, this is the end again
only in the opposite direction

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