I don’t know what to say about this album. It’s a demanding listening experience. Both music and lyrics can make you uncomfortable. It’s not a “nice” album, but it’s a well rounded piece of existential art as a whole. It’s an amalgam of noisy avantgarde neo-classical black metalish industrial that takes hold of you and haunts you.
British painter Lucian Freud said: “What do I ask of a painting? I ask it to astonish, disturb, seduce, convince.” I have adopted this quote for art in general. Art is always most effective when it puts you through different stages of emotions and when it makes you question yourself and the way you perceive things. And this album is a great example of that.
Here are just a few fun remixes by Eclectic Method. I enjoy them very much. I think many people don’t realize how much time it takes to create these. I wouldn’t have the patience.
Out for Delivery is a wonderful album blending traditional jazz with contempory pop and even a little soul. Lauren Desberg’s classy smooth voice is backed by an exceptional band. Don’t just watch the video, listen to the full album. It’s surprisingly diverse. And like all of Lauren’s albums it’s available for free as a name-your-price download.
The new album by Russian Circles. I think they are still one of the best instrumental post-metal bands around.
Next week post-rock outfit The Ascent of Everest is going to release a new album. The first one since 2010. This is the video for the song Aimless.
Mad About Records from Portugal is reissuing old very rare albums on limited vinyl. The LPs usually sell out fast, but the label also offers digital downloads of all the albums. Here is one of their newest releases, an interesting album of afro-cuban influenced spiritual jazz with some bits of exotica from the 60s.
This is a good example that it can be very effective to use the guitar sparingly.
And I find the video awkwardly sexy.