Pink Floyd has a new album. Whaaaaaaaaaaa?
Featuring quite peculiar synth work, funky bass and drum lines, alternative guitar melody loops and slick sax playing, the functional centre of Horse Lords’ sound rotates on a steady axis of African, Western and Eastern concepts, conveying musical ideas and cadences that are, quite frankly, perfect to read something to. However, no matter how quietly you listen to their new album, Hidden Cities, at some point or another, you’re going to look up and marvel. Containing a handful of longer pieces separated by either busy or relaxed interludes, Hidden Cities is certainly one of their best works to date and sends them further out of the depths of Baltimore and into the eerie misshapen land of prog rock.
- Fin Worrall
Finland’s Kairon; IRSE! dropped their sophomore album here this past fall, and I’m incredibly happy this thing didn’t end up slipping by me while we still have some time left in 2014.
The thick, blissful, and syrupy sounds of shoegaze are what you’ll find all over this record. Obscured vocals hiding behind layer upon layer of blaring guitars, but the band also isn’t afraid to embark upon a progressively building post-rock jam in the vain of Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra or Do Make Say Think. An unlikely fusion of genres that sounds really great in this instance.
Pop’s biggest oddball comes through with his strongest set of songs since the 00s.
iamamiwhoami returns with her sophomore album, Blue.
Victoria band Six Brew Bantha will be dropping a new record later this year titled Intravenously Commodified, but you can stream it now via the widget above. If you’re in the market for some crusty, unforgiving grindcore and powerviolence, well, you don’t need to look any further than the nine songs streaming above. What Six Brew Bantha doesn’t have in dynamics, they make up for in unrelenting ugly. From the filthy guitar tones to the ear-popping snap of the drummer’s snare, there isn’t a corner of this album left uncovered in grime.
Some strange and relaxing drone and experimental music on this new Wilting Sun album here. While Wilting Sun is careful not to step into anything too accessible, there’s quite a bit of variety on the six tracks here. Some tracks, like the intro here, deliver a mind-numbing drone, but manage to maintain an unsettling atmosphere pregnant with tension. Other moments sound like they’re pulled straight out of the Tim Hecker or Boards of Canada playbook, combining beautifully haunting melodies with soul-crushing noise and fuzz . As the name implies, the music of Wilting Sun is apocalyptic, desolate, and an ideal soundtrack for the end times.