Doors open at 8pm, 21 and over welcome, $6 cover.
Come on out! It’s going to be a very cerebral show.Read More
2017 was a weird year for music for me. I worked from home primarily so my active listening to music wained a bit, since I spend a lot less time in the car and my day job is not always conducive to listening to new music. I’ve also been focusing a bit more on my own releases, hence the low output for album reviews this year. I’m hoping to change that in the coming year.
This being said I still bought a great deal of music. Outside of the Secret 13 mixes I’ve grabbed this year, the following are a list of the notable records I bought in reverse order of purchase:
Ambit – Corrupt-*Data_4
KK Null – Ghostscapes
John Vorus – Foot of the Crow
Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun
Panda House – Ursa Astem
Dale Crover – The Fickle Finger Of Fate
Aaron Dilloway – The Gag File
Cooper Raines – Tonight We Sink in This Canoe
Gallery Six – under the sun
Spaace – 1
Thomas Andrew Doyle – Incineration Ceremony
Wraiths – Music for Aging
P.O.S – Chill, dummy
Author & Punisher – Drone Machines
Super Unison – Auto
Thelema – Eye of the Inner Universe
I’m willing to bet I’ve missed a few. I also purposely left off multiple purchases for a single artist. I further left out albums I purchased that were not released this year.
Some were really good. John Vorus’s record in particular is easily the best purchase this year. A couple were a complete letdown, such as Dale Crover’s solo effort. A couple were unexpected gems that came out of no where. Thomas Andrew Doyle (of Seattle’s Tad fame) released the impressive Incineration Ceremony, a collection of compositions more suitable to soundtrack work than his regular stoner metal fare. Spaace’s self titled two track ambient release was a very unexpected diamond in the rough that I’ve quite enjoyed.
I leave these here for you all to peruse and listen to for yourselves rather than try to do a mini review of each album. I’m not a fan of doing “best of this year” lists anyway.
Sessions 12 through 17 are now available from their BandCamp page with links from our Store page. Shown here is Session 14. As always, all Session EP’s are priced at $1 a track and contain anywhere from 1 to 4 tracks per Session. Recorded live in our multi-track studio direct to our board then mixed and mastered in house, these EP’s are perfectly suited to be heard in headphones while out enjoying the fall evenings. Available in all digital formats.
On July 29th, 2017 EnD played their first live performance in front of a captivated audience at the Heartbreak Hotel with CigButts, Mellified Man, and Corridors. As with all live experimentation this was recorded, although due to technical difficulties with a stereo mic the audience reaction was not captured. The album is available for FREE from their Bandcamp page!
Also in EnD news, the boys will be special guests of the North Coast Modular Collective at the Dreamland Theater on Saturday, October 14th! The listed performers for the event are: Bill Van Loo , verzerren, Jason Engling, XiNNiW, and ambit with music between sets hosted by DJ Klickbox. As with the last live performance projected film will be supplied by Remains! Don’t miss it!
EnD has been recording at a furious rate. As of today there are six Sessions released via Bandcamp with a seventh being released soon. Three further sessions have been recorded and are forth coming. All can be found on the bands Bandcamp site as well as the Store page of this site.
Also look for possible live shows this summer. We are in the early stages of planning, but there may be a chance to see EnD live in here in Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. Stay tuned and like their page on Facebook for Event info.Read More
EnD is a dark ambient noise group consisting of Eddie Jackson (PorkFist, Edweird, SubCortical) and Damon Palyka (The Jealous Type). Eddie, primarily using his mixed collection of stomp-box’s and synths otherwise know as The Soundlab (now in it’s 7th configuration) and Damon, playing his heavily modified guitar, his bass, keyboard, or pedal steel running thru a massive effects chain, have created a sonic onslaught that must truly be experienced in headphones. Preferably in the dark. With maybe one candle. And someone to hold on to. Ferrets optional.
Five sessions have been recorded and released as of today. Please check out these and future recordings available from Bandcamp. Keep abreast of new developments including live shows and new releases by liking their Facebook page.Read More
Fante’s Dust, their name liberally taken from a combination of the Los Angeles author John Fante’s name and his most famous book “Ask the Dust”, are a noise rock band working out of Germany.
I received an email this morning from the folks in Thelema. I for one am looking forward to hearing some new music from them. Here is the text from the press release: