Saturday, February 25, 2006


Red Sparowes "Our Happiest Days Slowly Began To Turn Into Dust” mp3

Greg from Red Sparowes is a guest on Lupatarkastaja describing his favourite tracks with the mp3s posted.

Grails - "Dargai" mp3
Tarantel "Its In You Right Now, Just Get Still, Think About It, I Am Light Filled" mp3
Nels Cline and Thurston Moore - “We Love Our Blood (clip)” mp3
Jesu - “We All Faulter” mp3

The Ocean

The Ocean " Une Saison En Enfer" mp3 4:57.
The Ocean " The Human Stain" mp3 2:20 edit
The Ocean " The Greates Bane" mp3 edit
Off "Aeolian" CD. From their site.

"We don't really feel part of any scene. We simply play the music that feels right to us and we invite everyone to enjoy it with us. In fact, we have all different types of people coming to our shows: there are thick-glassed fall-on-the-floor emo kids, metal heads, black-haired button-dudes, Betty Page Girls, Neurosis-Crusties...everything you can think of. And I think that's great. The German scene is pretty weak, because it's so damn insecure. Most bands are peering over to Scandinavia or to the US all the time, and they feel inferior before they even grab a guitar. That's ridiculous. There has always been a scene for experimental music here, but strangely enough mostly a scene of "listeners", not of "partakers". Germany has not really spawned any good bands that we can relate to, musically, so we feel a bit isolated in our own country... German media are very conservative. They don't support local bands a lot, it's not like in the UK or in Scandinavia, for example. Here, they don't appreciate bands who try to reinvent themselves with every record, this is confusing to many of them. It is strange but true that we are getting almost more attention from British, French or Scandinavian media than from German. I don't like this fucking country. It's cold and rainy and people suck. We're gonna emigrate one day... " Read On

Via UltimateMetal Forum interview with band via DJ Martian.


Isis "From Sinking " mp3

From Ear Farm
".....restored my faith in heavy metal and the fact that good, new, metal was still being released. This track, "From Sinking", is a great indicator of what the rest of the album is like. It's dreamy and grinding metal with a low growl for vocals. Grinding not like a train but more like a big ship sailing in rough waters. This would seem an obvious image given the ...."Read On.


Isis on MySpace too.

Guitar pro

Thanks Paul.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Red Sparowes

"Red Sparowes is comprised of Bryant Clifford Meyer on guitar/vocals (Isis), Jeff Caxide on bass/guitar (Isis), Josh Graham on guitar/vocals (Neurosis visuals and acclaimed video director), Greg Burns on bass and pedal steel (also of Temporary Residence dark chamber folk sextet Halifax Pier) and Dana Berkowitz on drums (formerly of Converge offshoot The Cignal). The sum total of its sound, however, stems more so from esoteric melodic guitar-surrealists of the mid-80's Blast First and Too Pure hive than the fierce realism of the aforementioned cabal of heavy-psych rock.

At the Soundless Dawn (an album of seven compositions with titles that fit together as a complete paragraph) opens with a rapidly strummed single high-string building tension as distant, delay drenched notes saturate an almost dance-beat drum pattern on `Alone and unaware, the landscape was transformed in front of our eyes' pedal steel notes add a further layer of glissando urgency as ringing guitar notes climb hand-over-fist upon an ascending line."
Read on.

Red Sparowes -"Alone and unaware, the landscape was transformed in front of our eyes" mp3


Todd - "Butler's Portion" mp3

"...bad news bears"

"Dirty punk, rock n roll, old school hip hop and electro beats n' bleeps for the head banging acid freaks and the bad news bears."

That's 's description of itself. Here's some excerpts below. Found this MP3 blog while searching on for some tracks by Medications after seeing their pictures in the Southern Records picture gallery.

"Medications hail from Washington DC and have recently released “Your Favorite People All in One" on Dischord. The trio itself consist of Devin Ocampo (ex Faraquet and Smart Went Crazy), Andrew drums. Unsuprisingly then, Medications sound a lot like Faraquet (pronounced fair-a-ket) - two of their members are still on vocals, Ocampo is still shredding those guitar-lines and Molter is still laying down some thick and rubbery basslines..." Read On

Medications - 'twine time' mp3 mp3 >
Medications - 'safe and sorry' mp3 mp3 >

Another MP3 I've just read about on there is Lync - Perfect Shot ....."showcasing Sam Jayne's open tunings and frantic/shouty vocals; which combine with James Bertram's own heavy bass sound - we're talking Jesus Lizard here - to create a shitstorm of distortion and background hiss that's undeniably their own. Jayne and Betram fight it out for predominance, while Schneider plays the drums as well as anyone could hope to do under the circumstances. Actually, no, he's controlling things..." Read On.

Also, check out Jack Rose - Kensington Blues.

"If you haven't heard Jack Rose he plays steel-stringed acoustic guitar, and blends blues and folk with Eastern and Western elements. He also plays in the Richmond band, Pelt and has spend the last few years tranversing the globe in both projects. He kick starts his set with Kensington Blues - the title track from his most recent album. Much like the late folk intrumentalist, John Fahey, he enjoys pushing the boundaries of what a guitar can achieve and is more than a master at his craft..." Read On.