Monday, December 28, 2015

carved cross - rehearsal december mmxv.

Carved Cross - Rehearsal December MMXV


47.91 MB

1. Untitled

exactly the type of filthy, raw, disgusting darkness that we've all come to expect from sam vince's carved cross project.

totally unapologetic, blackened doom brutality.

although this is a rehearsal recording, I actually really like the mix here...vocals are at the forefront, and as much as I love that untitled triple cassette release, those vocals are too buried...but this one, it's just great.

very reminiscent of the split with phantom feel that I posted a while back.

copies were included with the most recent down and out zine, and each copy is personalized with its recipient's name...needless to say, the odds of tracking one down are pretty slim.

enjoy it, because this is a great release that's a strong contender to be one of the best tapes of the year.

(for rehearsal purposes only.)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

werewolf jerusalem / culver.

Werewolf Jerusalem / Culver


54.89 MB

1. Werewolf Jerusalem - Hidden In The Backseat...Waiting
2. Culver - The Cat's Victims

HNW from the prolific werewolf jerusalem on one side, harsh drones from culver on the other.

two legends of their respective styles.

released via turgid animal in 2009.

as always, support the artists however possible.

best of 2015 lists coming soon...

(for preview purposes only.)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

noctívago - III.

Noctívago - III


36.6 MB

1. É Tarde
2. Eu Não Sei
3. Persiste
4. Decompassado
5. É Tarde II
6. Levou

as one might surmise by the tags at the bottom of this post, I had a difficult time choosing a genre for this new release from noctívago, courtesy of fallow field.

the music is pretty funereal, but the vocals are pretty post-punk-y, and then there's a lengthy ambient ending.

it's all very melancholic and covered in a dark haze.

certainly an interesting release, as is the case with everything that fallow field puts out, and definitely worth your time.

all of the new fallow field releases (expectedly) sold out, so keep an eye on discogs.

(for preview purposes only.)

Monday, December 14, 2015

street sects - sonja.

Street Sects - Sonja


dir. Leo Ashline

it is my distinct pleasure to premiere the first music video from austin's street sects.

I've been a long-time supporter of the band and although things have been quiet for a while, it was a great surprise to learn that leo ashline and shaun ringsmuth have been hard at work on both new music and this video.

this new track isn't nearly as caustic as their earlier material, but there's no loss of emotion - if anything, the change in tone highlights a new emotional depth and maturity absent in their earlier (though still excellent) work.

according to leo, the footage was shot, "about a month after I got out of rehab while I was living in a halfway house," and creating the video was a truly cathartic experience that helped him face his past and move into the future with a newfound sense of forgiveness.

while leo openly admits that the video is, "a bit rough around the edges," it's obvious that everything about the clip is intensely personal and I couldn't be more excited about what the future holds for street sects, both as people and as musicians.

without further ado, check out the video embedded below, and then stop by the street sects bandcamp to grab some music, physical or digital.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

plague mother - dying, midwestern.

Plague Mother - Dying, Midwestern.


92.14 MB

1. No Coast Teenage Deathwish
2. Lighthouse Ghosts
3. A Poison In Your Heart Like Rust To Steel
4. Our Drifting

enthralling harsh noise courtesy of the always-excellent plague mother and released by compulsion rites.

two cassettes, packaged in an envelope with a zine on a good, heavy paper stock.

a really great package for an excellent release.

all four compositions are cohesive and compliment each other perfectly.

copies are still available from analog worship.

(support the artist.)

(still available from analog worship.)

(for dying, midwestern purposes only.)

Friday, December 4, 2015

the ebony tower - hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world.

The Ebony Tower - Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World


182.5 MB + 101.6 MB + 102.01 MB

1. Shuffling, Trickery, End Of The World
2. Dreamreading
3. In The Dark, Explanation, No Resolution
4. Foreign Music

another collection of epic walls from the ebony tower, this time exploring haruki murakami's science-fiction novel of the same name.

I haven't read the source material, but these walls and the plot summary have me incredibly intrigued...definitely one to add to my ever-increasing reading list.

copies may still be available from the artist himself, so feel free to ask.

mitchell also has a new release on one of my favorite labels, altar of waste, in the form of a twelve-disc tribute to the brothers karamazov, which you should all purchase's limited to only fifteen copies, so don't hesitate.

(support mitchell's work.)

(harsh noise.)


(bring the end of the world.)