Monday, June 26, 2006

The Beginning and the End

Click here if you would like to watch or download a video of Isis live in concert performing "The Beginning and the End."
via Pippo

Funk it up!

Lots of cool functions and thingies to whack on the sidebar of your blog. Click here to get them.
Via Betapundit.

Friday, June 23, 2006


MEDIA SHIFT - Top notch pro blog/site about the digital revolution etc called. The excerpt below is taken from an article about MP3 blogs and what you can do with RSS and all these new technologies when they're combined.
I need to do this.....

"Here’s his system for finding and obtaining new music:
I feed my PC about 10 tracks a day on average, mostly through MP3 blogs like
Soul Sides .
The procedure goes like this:
1. Surf sites at work and tag specific MP3 files as “adrock1999cast” via
2. Convert the RSS feed into a podcast using Feedburner(I only had to do this once)
3. Paste this Feedburner link into iTunes as a podcast (again, only once)
4. All the music I find at work is magically downloaded to my home PC and then my iPod!"

Read full article.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

120 channels for free (!!)

Pretty cool. Loads of TV channels online for free. Even BBC News 24!! Woww! My favourite... Some of them are just video clips though. Check it out yourself. Click here.

I got the link from the Norman Roberts Blog - my current favourite blog to "check regularly".

Loudness War

The phrase loudness war (or loudness race) refers to the practice of recording music at progressively higher and higher levels, to create CDs that sound perceptibly as loud as possible or "louder" than CDs from competing artists or recording labels. While the overall maximum amplitude of a CD cannot be increased, reducing the dynamic range of the signal using audio compression will cause the ear to perceive the overall signal as being louder, when in fact merely the difference between loud and quiet portions of audio has been reduced.
One reason for this practice is that when..."
Read On

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Laser Guided Melodies

This vinyl record player uses lasers not a needle or stylus or whatever you call it.....!

This vinyl record player uses lasers.... not a needle or stylus in sight! Nothing actually touches the record. It only costs $15,000...

Read On

via Umm...yeah!

Friday, June 16, 2006


From the newsdesk at Relapse Records....purveyors of all things grindcore, experimental and sludge...

"THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN release a digital-only EP Plagiarism today, June 13th.The EP features ‘Unretrofied’ (from their acclaimed Miss Machine CD), interpretations of NINE INCH NAILS’s ‘Wish’, MASSIVE ATTACK’s ‘Angel’, SOUNDGARDEN’s ‘Jesus Christ Pose’ and Justin Timberlake’s ‘Like I Love You’ as well as previously unreleased live material. Read on

Here's what
Wikipedia say about "Dillinger"...

The Dillinger Escape Plan is a mathcore band that integrates metalcore with jazz/fusion elements..." Read On.

The main track off this digital-only EP is called Unretrofied. They provide this track free straight off their website anyway. Click the blue button below to check it out.

Dillinger Escape Plan - "Unretrofied" (Radio Edit)

Whoops!! I forgot to tell you about the music!! This track is lush!! It's the most mellow track on the album. Their their other tracks generally tear yor brain out...

Thursday, June 15, 2006


Memorial to guitarist, Piggy, of Voivod who died last year. Click here.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Press a blue button, sucka!!

That's the "motto" of my new MP3 blog - Clik and Lissen . About 3 months old now.
This is how it works. You will also see a blue button next to each MP3 link. If you click that button the tune will start playing after a couple of seconds. Selling point - the quickest way of checking out new music!

Thankyou to Take the Music and Run! for being the first guy to link to me! I'm particularly flabbergasted that he's put me up there with the likes of The Hype Machine , , OpenDir , Web Nymph and Regnyouth !!!!

The Locust - "Plague Soundscapes"

Read these reviews of The Locust.

"Third album of bewildering and brutal sci-fi hardcore from LA band now signed to Epitaph subsidiary Anti-. Cramming 23 songs into 21 minutes, this is a juggernaut of short, sharp blasts of fury, featuring highly advanced musical technique and a deeply cynical outlook typified by such song titles as'Can We Please Get Another Nail In The Coffin Of Culture Theft'."

"This is a frantic,spazzcore album with riffs all over the place,its kinda mathcore but is too unpredictable even to be mathcore,thats how twisted it is,we are talking about 23 songs in just 21 minutes of playing time,it is like fall of troy and dillinger escape plan and the end in some ways but in other ways it is just too insane to compare them to anyone,the lyrics reveal themselves to be twisted and confusing as well,it works though,it is hard to pick a stand out track as such as they are all so mad but you could do worse than listen to the songs Earwax Halo Manufactured for the Champion In All Of Us, and Late For A Double Date With A Pile Of Atoms In The Water Closet,if mathcore is becoming too tame for you then pop over and have a listen to this,you may well see your music in a new light,startling.."

"The most professionally orchestrated head-mash ever". I aint gonna lie to anyone, this album is as intense as they come. As a teenager i suffered from epilepsy and this band are the closest thing to a seizure i have ever experienced. Believe it or not, that is a good thing. These guys have taken the rule book, torn it up and re-written it. the ease these guys seem to play with is sickening. All four members play off each to give a real treat. If you are looking for hooky melodies and sing along choruses dont bother. They sound like an angle gringer and a rhino fighting. Their 30 second songs are crammed with the intensity of a 4 minute dillinger song. If you are looking for dischordant genius pick this album up and prepare yourself.

"Blah blah blah im not gonna go into it but this is the best album in the world simple as that. listen to this before you die its that important."

"Sweet mother of jesus!" was the first thought that popped into my head when I stuck this gem into my cd player, followed shortly by 'what the hell have I gotten myself into here!'. This album is pure chaos. Pure, unadulterated noise on a level that I have never experienced before.

"The Locust don't simply do away with convention, they throw away all the rules and make an entirely unique form of music. At first I found this album 'difficult' to get along with to say the least, and I'm a big fan of other discordant bands such as DEP, The end and Ephel Duath. But after a few listens, the wall of noise produced by The Locust on this album really started to sound good."

"The best way I can describe the sound on this album, is light speed hardcore/noise metal, ultra heavy and loud, with high pitched, completely non-intelligible screaming on top. The Locust employ extremely unpredictable and unconventional song structures, with frenetic time changes (every few seconds or so!) and a complete lack of melody what so ever. Songs jump from one place to another very quickly and unless you're listening intently it can get very confusing at times! Truly ground breaking stuff."

Listen to some MP3 s..s...s..s..samples of The Locust - "Plague Soundscapes" album.


Amazon review of Merzbow album..

"When I discovered that Merzbow had collaborated with Mike Patton, I decided that buying of one of his albums was a must-do. I don't think I've ever looked back from there, because Japan's finest and possibly the world's finest noise pioneer is a huge influence on my musical aspirations and my musical tatse. 'Pulse Demon' is just over an hour's worth of cold, harsh electronics which sends the listener into another world of-well, cold, harsh soundscapes. All the various frequencies and sounds collide with one another, causing a calm yet slightly disturbing atmosphere, and the extremity of this c.d is immense. The great thing about this album is that it's not positive nor negative, it's just neutral, and it lets you decide on how you want to feel when listening to this album. If you're offered the chance to see Merzbow then grab it because his live shows are something completely out of this world. Long live Merzbow and the future generation of noise!"

Featured on the Fantastic Noises list.
The Beautiful Noise list sounds cool too.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Cave In

To listen to Cave In go to their website here -

You can listen to the whole album on the front page of their site. Not checked them out properly but they sound a bit different.

Cave In
"Bootleg" Dazed And Confused - [ MP3 ]
Down The Drain - [ MP3 ]
Droned - [ MP3 ]

I'm gonna get me a ticket!!

Isis are playing Cardiff - 19th July, The Point, Cardiff Bay!!!! Zombi are supporting.

If you go to this page of you will read a review of the last album by Isis.
Nice one milkywads ex- The Madusa Komplex for the email!

Buy Isis "Oceanic" LP