Category: Australia

Hotel Wrecking City Traders & Gary Arce – Hotel Wrecking City Traders & Gary Arce (2011)

Hotel Wrecking City Traders & Gary Arce (2011)

“It’s a cross-continental collision of sounds. Gary Arce is considered one of the founding figures of desert rock. His laid back, airy tone and improvisatory will have been a key inspiration for bands literally all over the world, and when it comes to jams, there are few guitarists out there who can add as much personality to a piece of music as he can. Apart from working instrumentally, they seem to be driven by completely different musical ideals. The two-song, 20-minute release combines the disparate elements at work in the total three players involved for a double-guitar brew that’s based as much on improvisational noodling as it is on noisy crunch.”

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Two Suns – Dead Sea (2010)

“Two Suns is a band of purists – our music is not just a collection of rhythms, beats and melodies, but is an extension of our inner selves. Our chosen instruments are more than objects compiled of the elements – they are our tools of expression used in a manner to create an image not necessarily seen by the eyes, but an image projected into the mind by the sound of Two Suns.”

Ahkmed

“As a three-piece outfit by John-Paul ‘Popey’ Caligiuri (drums, voices), Carlo Iacovino (guitars), and Dan McNamara (bass), AHKMED were born in Melbourne, Australia in 1998. With the special mission to spread their fuzzy and swirling space rock over the world, they got influenced by diverse heavy-psych styles and bands – Space Rock (Hawkwind), Heavy/Stoner Metal (Kyuss, Black Sabbath), Post Rock (Mogwai), Garage Punk (The Stooges, Hellacopters), Alternative Rock (Fu Manchu), etc. – and tried to push their original mellow and ambient soundscapes in front of the foundation. Exploring their capabilities through releasing 3 EPs and a compilation, they at last came into bloom with the debut album ‘Distance’ in 2009.”

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