Philip Glass - Dracula OST (Performed by The Kronos Quartet) (1999)



some broski from the last.fm group requested this, enjoy the spooky strings

gimme some of dat blood, girl

Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program - Destination There EP


AIRHORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brainfeeder's most blunted on the map, Ras G, comes up with a new EP of full blown bass, blunts and beats. There's also a field recording song that's pretty much made to be listened to when stoned.

OH RASSSSSSS

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Ringo Deathstarr - Ringo Deathstarr (2007)

get it if you like: skywave, astrobrite, a place to bury strangers.

hyper fuzzy shoegaze band from austin tx, this is their debut EP released in 2007. that's all i know about them.

Patton Oswalt - My Weakness is Strong (2009)

this isn't music but i'm posting anyways because patton oswalt is awesome. my weakness is strong is the follow up to 2007's werewolves and lollipops, one of my favorite stand-up albums ever, and it's almost as good as it's predecessor. almost. which is still pretty fucking good considering the "bad" part of this album is only "bad" (using the word loosely here) because track 12, a bit on time travel, is sooo damn funny it makes the rest of the album not as hilarious even if it's still good. great album to chillax and laugh.

Pictureplane - Dark Rift (2009)

i remember listening to a pictureplane album last year and not liking it too much. shit was too noisy and not the kind of noise i enjoy, it was shit pop mixed with harsh noise. not cool. then a couple of weeks ago a friend linked me to a youtube mp3vid of a song called goth star and shit kinda rocked, liked it enough to get the full album and give this guy another chance. i'm kind of glad i did. dark rift is kind of 90s techno for the pitchfork generation. the influence from acts like real mccoy, the prodigy, 808 state, haddaway and prob some hacienda-era house in this album cannot be denied. at the same time the album feels and sounds current, like i could make a playlist with this and telepathe, holy fuck, gang gang dance, health, etc. pretty cool album.

Crooked Still - Hop High (2004) and Shaken by a Low Sound (2006)

Crooked Still - Hop High (2004) and Shaken by a Low Sound (2006)

Crooked Still is a string band to end all string bands. The foundation of their sound is the virtuosic cello of Rushad Eggleston, who (apart from liking funny hats) is the first current Berklee student to be awarded a Grammy. Banjo duties are handled by Dr. Gregory Liszt (MIT - Biology, if you were wondering), while Aoife O' Donovan dishes folky yet sultry vocals. They play old standards, originals, and everything in between. Regardless of whether your itunes (or better yet songbird) normally sees much banjo, I DARE YOU NOT TO LIKE THIS BAND. This pack contains their first two albums.


Slouch - Viva (2006)


Slouch is another trip-hop artist who has slipped under the radar while artists that are not as good get plenty of attention. This album is definitely a diamond in the rough. I have pretty high standards for trip-hop, and Slouch meets/exceeds these standards. Very recommended for fans of trip-hop.

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Screen Vinyl Image - Interceptors (2009)

another one of my fav albums of 2009. screen vinyl image features members of alcian blue and skywave but these dudes add synths and dance-ish beats to the psychedelic-ish sound of newer shoegaze bands and the result is truly amazing music. one track (death defiance) even reminds me of the happy mondays had they done a track with jesus and mary chain. get it if you like the december sound, raveonettes, skywave, the vandelles and/or a place to bury strangers. you'd probably love this. if you don't...well, fuck you.

Sporto Kantes - 3 At Last (2008)


Sporto Kantes is a really weird band. Really weird but really awesome at the same time. From last.fm-

"The band has born from the meeting of Benjamin Sportes and Nicolas Kantorovwicz, bassist of the Wampas. Sportes played Rockabilly and Kantorovwicz Trash, but they play a melt of genres in their album: dub, jazz, reggae, hip-hop, but also brasilian music."

That's a pretty decent description, their music is a combination of many different genres; often upbeat and easygoing. This is happy music. Get this album if you like happy music.

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凛として時雨 - just A moment (2009)

rin toshite shigure is a japanese rock trio. most of the internet likes to call this great band post-hardcore but i just can't. sure they have some circa survive-ish riffs here and there and they have both male and female vocals with occasional pussy screaming (no growl shit, more similar to shouting) but the music's mood is more similar to that of mew or silversun pickups. the whole album is full of amazing melodies and great emotional, powerful build ups. this album is going on my best of 2009 list, highly recommended bros & fembros.

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Circulatory System - Signal Morning (2009)


AWWWW JEEEAAAA THEY'RE BACK.
After an 8 years hiatus they're back with a new album full of crazy shit to make you trip balls to whether you're sober or not. This album is supposed to come out in September but fuck yeah the internet strikes again.

how long will we think of the world as simply up or down?

Beef Terminal - The Isolationist (2003)




late night music with a hint of static noise in the background. phased drums and tingly guitars that will sooth you whether you want it or not.

i can't get the album cover to show up for some reason god fucking damnit fuck you discogs

Suicide - A Way Of Life (1988)

Perhaps the most underrated album of all time. Were it released by any other band it would be one of the most talked-about albums of the 80s. Only Suicide's incredible, monolithic first album could overshadow this beautiful slab of despair. It's dark, obsessive, and just magnificent. I think my favorite part about this album is that it must sound exactly how the pop music of the decade sounded to the band: Claustrophobic, relentless and oppressive. It is my favorite Suicide album to listen to, even if it lacks the cocksure extremism of the first album.

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Snakefarm - Songs From My Funeral (1999)


Snakefarm is hard to describe. They sound like a female fronted blues band you might find in a bar in the deserts of the Southwest. The lyrical content is pretty bluesy, but the instrumentals lean away from traditional blues and favor the use of instruments used in jazz and other genres. It is interesting to say the least. I'd check them out if I were you.

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Best Friends Forever - Romance Conflict Adventure (2007)

a couple of girls making music and being best friends in real life. later became trio and in this album had a new drummer.
goofy music, lo-fi indie pop. sometimes they remind me of the unicorns, but faggish.

Aesop Rock - Bazooka Tooth (Headphone Science Version) (2005)


Thanks to lnhrt for recommending this album to me (though I don't think he actually browses this blog). This is a remix album of Aesop Rock's "Bazooka Tooth" done by Headphone Science, an IDM artist. The beats by this guy are dank as hell, and combined with the rhythmic verses of Aesop Rock this album in my opinion is essential to any hip-hop collection. Very recommended.

Gorod - Leading Vision (2006)


One of my favorite death metal albums. I know I tend to throw around words like "amazing" and "awesome" and "the best" whenever I post a tech-death band that doesn't sound like everyone else. But you'd either have to be a fool or--well, someone who doesn't listen to death metal, I guess--to deny that Gorod are something special. Catchy, memorable riffs combined with a ridiculously tight rhythm section (made up of one very hairy bassist and one female drummer) and solos that sound like Gothenburg+prog make "Leading Vision" a must have for any death metal fan.

High On Fire - Death Is This Communion (2007)



Requested on the last.fm group.

"High on Fire is a heavy metal band from Oakland, California that formed in 1998. Matt Pike, the band's frontman and founder, previously played guitar for the influential stoner metal band Sleep. High on Fire is more aggressive with fewer slow passages and is part of the musical style referred to as southern sludge, which developed mainly around the metal scene in Louisiana (also known as the NOLA scene for New Orleans, Louisiana) from the late eighties with bands such as Down, Eyehategod and Crowbar as some of its main exponents.

Bohren und Der Club of Gore - Black Earth (2002)



For those who don't know them, Bohren und Der Club of Gore are a doomjazz group out of Germany, originally formed from members of various hardcore bands. Some albums are heavier on the doom and others moreso on the jazz elements, but all are pretty good.

The fourth album produced by the band, and second recorded after the band's guitar player quit and was replaced by a saxophone player, Black Earth is definitely more jazzy than some of their previous albums, and I personally don't mind that at all. Great music for chilling out at night, or really any other time, too.

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Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms (2009)



This is one of the best albums of the year, in my opinion. A great mix of simple guitar and synth riffs equates to an immensely enjoyable and accessible album. There's a fairly obvious drug influence on a lot of the songs, so spin this while you're tripping balls and have eargasms.


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Dälek - Absence (2004)


Harsh, terrifying, dissonant, industrial...hip-hop. Dälek is a New Jersey duo that mix deft rhymes and scathing social commentary with shoegaze, noise, and industrial influences. There isn't a weak point on the album, with each track finding new ways to make your head spin (and your teeth clench). I don't usually like rap, but Dälek' is a rare exception.

Bob Marley & the Wailers - The Best of the Early Years (2001)

Memorable vocals, bass heavy, laden with grooviness, and overflowing with a literally audible fucking love for music. I was reluctant to post a compilation album, but some have been my favorite collections of songs from some artists, and it's posted just for your enjoyment anyway, so fuck it. Turn it up loud and have a great time.

Jam.

Dif Juz - Soundpool (1999)


Dif Juz was an influential, primarily instrumental, British group that created uniquely atmospheric effects-laden music with dynamic emotional range during the early to mid 1980s.

It is very hard to categorize this album. I suppose experimental post-punk would be the best way to put it, but even that's a stretch. I enjoy it, and I think many of you might as well.

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Teargas and Plateglass - Black Triage (2007)

Taking their name from a Silver Mt. Zion song, Teargas & Plateglass take the somber strings of their namesake and combine it with distorted percussion, ominous synth, and a post-apocalyptic industrial flair. A very dark, unsettling album.

Thot - Ortie I (2009)

thot asked us to put their single on the blog so here it is. a mix of alt rock, noise rock and electronics, this single is from their upcoming album to be released later this year i think. includes the title track and 3 remixes. i'm only posting because i liked the band, no longer going to post every band asking me to do it, sorry. oh yeah this is apparenty the 12" version of the single, not the mp3 one. i don't know the difference really they just said that.

download the single here (their links not mine)
check out more songs on their myspace here
and if you reaaaally liked it, buy some merch here

Cocteau Twins - Treasure (1984)


There are two types of people in this world. Those who have not listened to this album, and those who love this album with all their heart & soul. I'm most definitely the ladder. This album, in my opinion, is the best musical representation of dreams. Every track feels like a different dream. What adds to the dreaminess is that the lyrics often consist of nothing but made up words and nonsensical strings of real words. I can't stress enough how fucking awesome this CD is. You are doing yourself an injustice if you don't get this album.

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Nisennenmondai - Rokuon (2006)

When I first posted a Nisennenmondai album several months ago, the band were virtually nonexistent. A few diehard fans on /mu/, an appearance in some movie, and the band's baffling and uninformative website. I don't know what happened when my back was turned, but the band seemed to have exploded internationally (okay, so they have two thousand fans instead of two hundred). The old stuff is getting redistributed and some critical attention, and Allmusic has actually deigned to mention the band.

Rokuon (which means "Six Girls" among other things, or could be a hiragana transliteration of the English "Rock On") is considerably noisier than Destination Tokyo, and much more reflective of the band's origins as a part of the Japanoise circuit that launched Hanatarash and Melt-Banana. In amongst the abrasive bursts of noise are some longer pieces, including an early version of Souzousure Neji from Destination Tokyo. In the rush to rerelease the Nisennenmondai back catalogue, I can see why this album was essentially skipped over. However, it definitely has its charms and is worth a listen for any noise rock lover.

Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation - Succubus (2009)

Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation - Succubus (2009)
New MFDJC album. Good shit. Label's description below.

Seductive but perilous, the Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble's new session under the Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation name is a new combination of drones and jazz. Creating sensual, murky and dark atmospheres, “Succubus” the evolution of this band, with stronger horns and a focus on hypnotic, soundtrack-like material. A deep, dark and yet seductive trip again for the corporation

Killing Joke - Hosannas From the Basements of Hell (2006)

second killing joke album i'll post today. released 21 years after night time, this is their 13th studio album and it features a more aggressive and darker sound. it's hard to believe this is the same band as the previous post, specially since they get harder as they grow older. fucking amazing though, get it.

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Killing Joke - Night Time (1985)

killing joke is a british band formed in 1978. they've been one of the most influential bands from their time with bands like nirvana, ministry, nine inch nails, godflesh, faith no more and napalm death citing them as an influence. this is their 5th album, night time, probably their most successful yet (yes, they are still around). i'm going to post another killing joke album tonight so get this one and listen so you can get your mind raped later.

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Din[A]Tod - Westwerk (2009)

i got this album a couple of months ago while i was raping my ratio at waffles and didn't pay much attention to it until recently when i finally gave it a chance and oh my god i regret not listening to this earlier. din[a]tod might strike you as just another ebm/goth band (look at them) and they do move around those circles but this band has more to offer, obvisouly influenced by 80s synthpop and post-punk their music is somewhat post-punk'd ebm or ebm'd post-punk with both female and male vocals. is you're into any post-punk, synthpop or ebm band you'll like this. guaranteed. "vorwärts, wir müssen zurück" is my favorite song off this album, and an awesome closing track.

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Yume Bitsu - Yume Bitsu (1999)


Yume Bitsu (drum beats in Japanese) play psychedelic post-rock. That's the best way I can describe it anyway. There is a lot of intensity and feeling in this album, but at the same time it's really relaxing. Great album, recommended.

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HEALTH - Get Color (2009)

HEALTH - Get Color (2009)
Finally, finally it leaked. Well, it leaked yesterday to be honest but I got baked and forgot about posting. There's still a healthy dose of the HEALTH noise rush if you are in to that, but the less aggressive songs are what really shine on the record. Some songs actually show a semblance of structure and discernible lyrics. It's pretty awesome.

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From Exile - Monolith (2009)

From Exile - Monolith (2009)



From Exile has a new single from their upcoming album out. This is a great thing. Eric Guenther has a compositional wanderlust that rarely lets him repeat a riff, much less ride a single tempo for more than thirty seconds. Their music has a lot of tasty riffs, and every track will surprise you. At times, they are definitely playing metal, but they aren't afraid to step outside the realm of blast beats either. Their previous album was also fantastic, and they are giving it away for donations. Listen to a couple of tracks here, then download the album.

Momotombo - Momotombo

Momotombo - Momotombo

NICARAGUA REPRESENT

local band from my city with an "all star" crew of different artists from some of the best bands to ever come out of here, they even played in some festival in germany once. they got lots of influences but the most prominent ones are electronic and funk, i honestly don't know how old this CD is but they been playing shows for a while now, constantly using a different variety of instruments (they've been using a lot of marimbas and brass instruments in their last shows) and it's always packed. their cover of herbie hancock's classic "camaleon" is just funky madness. i go nuts every time they play it live aw yeah

ps: some of these songs sound old as hell. 90s or some shit.. they don't even play them live anymore lol

grab a ho and get dirty while listening to this

El Guincho - Folías (2009)


spanish dude makes some crazy merry psychedelic stuff, this cd-r is from his recent tour and apparently the record label wants everyone to have it for free so here you go. this stuff sounds like cafe tacuba on shrooms or some shit, enjoy

this is awesome when you're tripping balls on anything

Calexico - Carried to Dust (2008)

calexico is a band from tucson, arizona mislabeled by pretty much everyone ever as an "indie-rock" band. their music is more of a folk influenced alt-country-ish rock kind of thing one would expect to listen in a robert rodriguez film. think of chingon (kill bill) and los lobos (from dusk till dawn), that's kind of the mood but not exactly the music. it's a pretty awesome band. anyways, this is their latest album released last year. opening track, "victor jara's hands" is one kick-ass song.

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Dr. Robutnik - For Those Who Left The Ground (2009)


hypnotizing beats resembling Ras G's style, crazy sounds and some eerie movie samples from god knows what movie. the opening song is a killer. recommended for anyone into instrumental music in the smallest way.

PS: 5 out of 5 doctors recommend smoking some dank before listening to this on a chilly night

aw yeah

Vivian Girls - Everything Goes Wrong (2009)

Note: So far this album has only leaked in 256 AAC. If this is a problem for you, wait for the proper release.

New record from the out of nowhere lofi sensation. It's not bad I guess. If you liked the first album you will like this. If not, this won't convert you. At a whopping 36 minutes it is almost twice as long as the debut, with fuller and more varied songs than I expected. I don't know, I'm sure we are all equally exhausted of all the lofi dream pop post punk shoegaze shit clogging the tubes. On the other hand its an enjoyable record, half an hour is about the perfect length, and I wouldn't mind at all if they Vivians kept turning out breezy, nocomittal little albums at the rate they have been.


I downloaded and unzipped the RAR just fine. All of the tracks play on my computer. At this point if it doesn't work for you just jump down a well.

Capsule - 'Self Titled' (2006)

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A total of 200 of these demo cassettes were made back in 2006. If anyone here has already listened to, and loved Capsule's Blue then this is not one to be missed.

Similar Artists: The Sawtooth Grin, Breather Resist

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Acid King - Zoroaster (1995)


Good female-fronted stoner rock/metal from California. Not much more to say.

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Black Elk - Black Elk (2006)


From last.fm

Black Elk, the band, perform an eclectic blend of metal, hardcore, sludge, alternative, art, and noise rock.

It's really hard to describe their sound in words. They are really awesome, and you should download this album.

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Daïtro - Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes (2005)


I'm pretty picky when it comes to hardcore and its subgenres, but this album impressed me so much that it's been on repeat for the last few days. Daïtro is a French screamo band that has a slight post rock leaning. Imagine, if you will, if Cult of Luna and Envy had a child. That should give you a pretty good indication of where this band stands in terms of melody, heaviness, and ass-kickery.