Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Diamatregon – Crossroad
French black metal band Diamatregon make speedy and grim blacked metal with dips into blacked post-rock and punk edger’s along its way. The bands sound is both tied to the tradition of true black metal yet it’s progressive, it’s memorable yet never safe & experimental but never too much so. Crossroad is the bands third album and it’s a highly consistent, grimly memorable slice of blacked metal craft.

Thunderwheel – Credo
Thunderwheel is the new project from Vadim Gusis who is the sonic mastermind behind the wonderful Russian music meets ambient and folk of Agnivolok & respected ethic industrial ambient collective Chaos as a Shelter. And through Thunderwheel shows Gusis usual flair for varied and exotic instrumentation this is quite different sounding from either project.

Krga – Thousands
In two 3″ cdr’s we get to see two different sides of the Seattle-based musician Kgra, or Kristian Garrard. A nice little package, with nice music as well.

A Minority of One – Bathe in Fiery Answer
A Minority of One’s sound is very difficult to pin down, describe or put into any genre bracket, which in itself is reason alone to check them out. They mix up a very earthy, organic & often primal sound that often takes in percussive elements, natural based field recordings, droning horn work, dramatic male singing and drone textures.

Joris J – Fabrikation von Konsens
Fabrikation von Konsens(Production of Consent) offers up a very heady, dense and murky collection of lo-fi electronic mood scapes and dark electroinca that weave in elements of bent and cut piano music, aged soundtrack matter and general effective/ atmospherics noise texture. All to create a series of pieces that feel like they’ve come from some strange and bent nocturnal world just beyond our normal vision.

The Bad Statistics – Lucky Town Gone
The Bad Statistics make stumbling, droning and sleazed grange rock that’s rich with jagged discordant edger’s, haphazard sonic slumps and a rather appealing seedy atmosphere but the strangest and most unique element of the bands sound is the madden and manic vocals of lead singer Thebis Mutante; who gives one of the most unhinged and unbalance vocal performer I’ve ever heard.

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Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Moha! – One-way Ticket to Candyland
One-way Ticket to Candyland pumps out a manic and strange melding of jagged hardcore meets overloaded lo-fi synth and wavering gone wrong synth drum patterns; with the odd drifts no less strange, un-nerving and sickly ambient dwells and ebbs

The Axis of Perdition – Urfe
Urfe is a double disk concept album based around a deranged, surreal and sinister take on an Alice In wonderland type tale. It finds English Post Black metal project The Axis of Perdition focusing in on the more grim, unhinged ambient and black industlized cinematic side of their sound, with defined blacked metallic elements not appearing until midway into the second disk and then only fleetingly.

Harshcore & Der Einzige – The Bujùn Freak Show
The Bujùn Freak Show is a two way split between two acts that mix: quirky beats, noise, Plunderphonics elements, the odd hints of industrialized matter and atmospheric guitar scaping. All in all it’s an fairly enjoyable and creative split packaging in a eye catching 7 inch card sleeve with retro pictures on

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Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Another Electronic Musician, Patience (n5MD)
Perhaps “Another Electronic Musician” by name, but certainly not just another electronic musician by performance. First of all, few of the current younger (faster, louder) generation would take the word “patience” into their mouth, let alone title their album and practice it therein. Subtlety… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 08:20, 02 Mar 2009

Machinefabriek & Stephen Vitiello, Box Music (12k)
A collaboration that makes perfect sense, but which came about in a most unusual manner. Stephen Vitiello wrote from his home in Viriginia to Rutger Zuydervelt to order some CDs. An e-mail correspondence ensued and finally the two decided to collaborate. For two musicians so well-versed in… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 08:11, 02 Mar 2009

El Heath, A (Rather) Dead Sea Liner (CDR Dead Sea Liner)
El Heath plays sea shanties on deck of the ship of the damned, constantly struggling to be heard above the chatter and mumblings of its passangers. This five-track EP starts off sounding more like an old 78. El Heath performs on an out-of-tune piano further distorted by lo-fi recording acoustics… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 06:51, 02 Mar 2009

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