Saturday, 23 May 2015

Darkspace - Dark Space -I (12" MLP)

released: 12 June 2012
Avantgarde Music ‎– AV213
12" MLP

A. Dark Space -1.-1
B. Dark Space -1.0

Darkspace is a Swiss three piece, playing what now has been dubbed as 'space black metal'. Combining the repetitiveness of early Burzum and the monotony of Darkthrone's Transilvanian Hunger with electronic, dark ambient and industrial elements, they've managed to paint a picture of coldness and vast emptiness, that goes beyond your usual snowy landscapes.
This is one of the rare examples where a drum computer doesn't feel out of place on a BM record. The sterile, lifeless beats, add to the bleakness of the whole experience!

Their first demo from 2002, that was originally transmitted digitally through the Static Transmission Protocol (best band page I've ever seen). This 12" MLP is a re-recorded version, to celebrate the first decade of the band, I suppose.

Listen in complete darkness..!

Black gatefold jacket on matte finished cardboard, flooded in black, witch black inner sleeves, black labels on black wax.

Limited to an undisclosed number of copies.

SOLD OUT at the label, but you might find some copies at selected distros or in worst case, order at discocks..

Their debut album has recently been released as double LP, grab it while you can:

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Friday, 15 May 2015

Aluk Todolo - Occult Rock DLP

released: 21 Sept. 2012
recorded: Febuary 2012

A1. I
A2. II

B2. IV

C1. V
C2. VI


Aluk Todolo is an instrumental trio from France, that draws inspiration from various genres including krautrock, black metal, downtempo... even surf parts can be heard. Their third studio album Occult Rock, serves as quintessential work, displaying the bands musical repertoire. Some of the songs have been in development since the band's formation in 2004, while others are relatively new.
All songs were recorded live, in one take if I'm not mistaken. These eight tracks, each of them capable of standing on it's own, create a sonic journey when listening to the entire album.