[Music] Various Artists – Kalamine Records: Inside / Beside

  Kalamine Records is an experimental music label out of Bordeaux, France.  They have a very impressive roster of composers and groups who have a amazing command of studio techniques, making filmic, creepy compositions.  This is essential headphone listening.  

[Music] RuRaRo – Furioso (Live in Sound Museum)

I’m very happy to be able to announce this album of Russia’s finest improvisers collaborating on a live release in Saint Petersburg, Russia.  The performance occurred on November 12, 2018, and featured by friend Roman Stolyar on keyboards and recorders, Nikolay Rubanov on tenor saxophone & bass clarinet and Alexander Ragazanov drums.

[Music] Orthodox – Axis

In honor of the Harrowing of Hell, where Christ destroyed the place and released the souls waiting there for relief, I present you the Spanish progressive doom band Orthodox.  Noisy metal bordering weirdly on free jazz, this is a bit of a score for me.  The music is brutal, loud, but there is something comforting […]

[Music] The Rosenshoul – Low Winter Sun (Deluxe Edition)

The Rosenshoul are a side project of the folks behind Flowers For Bodysnatchers (namely Duncan Ritchie).  If you thought FFB were bleak, this goes a bit deeper into the bowels of Hades. What is particularly remarkable is the fact that time stands still for a good portion of this album.  One can feel like they […]

[Music] Vadim Petrenko – RIO​-​Collection /Rock In Opposition/

The Rock-In-Opposition movement had a very short shelf life, but produced some of the most amazing avant-progressive rock bands.  Think of acts like Univers Zero, Henry Cow, Art Zoyd, the Art Bears, Stormy Six and others.  Their influence was felt far and wide, and you can hear it in the work of former ZGA guitarist Vadim […]