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Amenra ‘Alive’ CD/LP 2016

5th May 2016 at 6:42 pm

Amenra

A spiritual successor to their 2009 Afterlife EP, Alive sees Belgium’s mysterious purveyors of post-doom/sludge Amenra once more bare their collective soul by paring things back to the bare bones. Comprising ten acoustic tracks, some reimagining their own material, some approaching that of others,…
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Conny Ochs ‘Future Fables’ CD/LP 2016

8th March 2016 at 7:42 pm

Conny Ochs

There’s a tendency for many to underestimate those artists who choose to ‘strip back’ as lacking complexity. Conny Ochs’ latest offering, Future Fables, is certainly stripped back, but it definitely isn’t simple. Full of rich, emotional depths, solid songwriting and nods to its varied…
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Wino & Conny Ochs ‘Freedom Conspiracy’ CD/LP 2015

8th May 2015 at 6:38 pm

Wino & Conny Ochs

This record is arguably one of the most anticipated releases within the doom scene this year. Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich’s extensive musical resumé (Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, The Obsessed, etc.) automatically launches it into the spotlight, however, Wino’s previous release with German folk artist Conny…
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Disemballerina ‘Undertaker’ DD 2014

25th October 2014 at 11:13 am

Disemballerina

When the first sound that you hear on the very first track on an album by a band that is entirely new to you is a recording of the death rattle, the very last dying breath, of a close friend of one of the…
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Musk Ox ‘Woodfall’ CD/DD 2014

24th September 2014 at 9:39 am

Musk Ox

Woodfall from Canadian neofolk/neoclassical act Musk Ox is a little bit of a rarity in a sea of bombastic pomposity and over the top theatricals that plagues many of the more ‘well known’ acts in this field. Pushing those clichés associated with the genre…
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Amenra / Madensuyu – Split 10″ 2014

16th September 2014 at 10:51 am

Amenra / Madensuyu - Split

Combining three of the best things to have ever come out of Belgium – post-metal aficionados Amenra, indie-pop/rock duo Madensuyu and artist Berlinde de Bruyckere, who provided the stunning artwork for this 10” picture disc; this is just another notch on Amenra’s plentiful list…
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Silent Echoes ‘Correlation’ DD 2014

29th August 2014 at 10:17 am

Silent

Correlation is the second album from the German 3 piece Silent Echoes. If the name doesn’t give it away then the album tags will. ‘Ambient’ ‘Art’ ‘Rock’ AAR . . not a pirate! Transmutation. It’s a fully ambient piece that pulses into existence with…
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King Buzzo ‘This Machine Kills Artists’ CD/DD 2014

11th July 2014 at 12:22 pm

King Buzzo

The lilting strum of a soft-toned acoustic guitar breaks the pregnant hush as a beautifully soulful bird-like cooing voice ascends the scales, running the gamut of musical notes available to the human larynx, accompanied by the gentle tap-tap-shake of a tambourine that………….BWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA, I’m sorry,…
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Friedemann ‘Uhr vs Zeit’ CD/LP/DD 2014

13th June 2014 at 9:41 am

Friedemann

Over the past few years, Exile On Mainstream have consistently put out fantastic albums with little to no fanfare and while some, like Beehoover and Conny Ochs, have continued to develop their fanbases through these releases, many have undeservedly fallen through the cracks (Rising…
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Sabbath Assembly ‘Quaternity’ CD/LP/DD 2014

26th February 2014 at 9:21 am

Sabbath Assembly

When it comes to religious experiences through music, many bands take on that challenge – yet fail miserably. Sabbath Assembly hailing out of Texas, U.S. take on the scripture of ‘The Church Of The Final Judgment’ and transcend the verses and texts through chilling…
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