Category: 2019

Krokofant – Q (2019)

“Norwegian trio Krokofant plays energetic and explosive jazz rock that is both free and structured.
Krokofant consists of Tom Hasslan (guitar), Jørgen Mathisen (saxophone) and Axel Skalstad (drums). They are heavily rooted in the 1970 jazz rock sound, with strong references to King Crimson, early Mahavishnu, John Zorn and Peter Brötzmann. An expression that hits both rock audiences and freejazzers. With a drummer sounding like a turbocharged hybrid of Keith Moon and Elvin Jones, Krokofant plays precise and heavy riffs that are redeemed by jarring and strong improvisations. Long, wild saxophone solos are matched by extremely creative, virtuoso guitar playing, without compromising on interaction and groove.”

Curved Entrances – Curved Entrances (2019)

“Debut release from The Myrrors side-project Curved Entrances, a heavy free-improv noise/psych trio featuring guitarists Nik Rayne and Connor Gallaher and drummer Grant Beyschau. Born out of after-hours rehearsals soon after Rayne and Beyschau hooked up with Gallaher’s own Tucson project The Night Collectors, this album features the first two improvisations ever laid down by the formation, and despite the relative age of the recordings is hopefully a teaser for more material to come!”

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Anunnaki – Immanentize The Eschaton (2019)

“Imagine a cross between Motorhead’s Lemmy & Philthy Animal and Kraftwerk’s Ralf & Florian, together channeling the kozmik vision of Alice Coltrane through Sunn O)))’s amplifiers, and with influences varying from Klaus Schulze to Acid Mothers Temple, from New Age to Black Metal, Madame Blavatsky to Thich Nhat Hanh, and you’ll start to get the idea of what Anunnaki is all about.”

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Madmess – Madmess (2019)

“Madmess is a Portuguese trio. They carry in their luggage the famous “Porto Fog”, a dense haze, colored with psychedelic sounds with 70’s lightning and punctuated by heavy thunderclaps. They deploy their magic fog into the room to take the entire audience on a journey from the edge of a rugged desert beaten by the winds to the outer edges of distant galaxies.”

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Elder – The Gold & Silver Sessions (2019)

“Capturing Elder’s expanding dynamic and ongoing progression, The Gold & Silver Sessions is an experimental LP of ranging psychedelic jams that captures their expressive and nuanced development in a way a “regular” studio release wouldn’t. This is still the band who put out 2017’s crushing “Reflections of a Floating World,” but here you’ll witness them following their imaginations in an entirely new direction.”

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