[Music] Disemballerina – Poison Gown

Poison Gown‘ is a release which came to me via my inbox, and I find it to be a wonderful stroke of luck that Myles Donovan and his bandmates in Disemballerina decided to ask me for a review.

The release sets itself quite favorable with bands who do this type of gothic/classical hybrid. The tracks tend to be dark but delicate, and, should the band decide to aim their focus in this direction, they could produce a perfect soundtrack to any Tim Burton movie.

[Music] Tomáš Kočko & Orchestr – Velesu

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Tomáš Kočko and his orchestra hail from the Czech Republic, and have been storming their way up World Music Charts Europe recently.  It’s pretty easy to see why.  The music mixes Moravian music elements in an updated framework, adding touches of progressive rock, neo-folk, and even trends in electronic music.  Ancient Great Moravia comes to life in this album, and its sound is breathtaking.

Here’s a taste from the upcoming album:

[Music] AMN Picks of the Week: Merzbow, Haino, Pandi / Tim Brady / Grew, Watts / Gaudi — Avant Music News

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended. Merzbow / Keiji Haino / Balazs Pandi – An Untroublesome Defencelessness (2016) […]

via AMN Picks of the Week: Merzbow, Haino, Pandi / Tim Brady / Grew, Watts / Gaudi — Avant Music News

[Music] Piarevaracien – Spadčyna / Heritage

First, a debt of thanks to our friends at Heathen Harvest. Yes, we have some differences politically, religiously and socially, but Paddy has done a sterling job in bringing some amazing music to the forefront of the underground music scene. We wish them continued success.

HH recently reviewed a new release by Belarusian folk-metal band Piarevaracien. I had never heard anything from them until today, and though I normally don’t find much interest in the metal work, folk-metal is too intriguing for me to ignore. You find old Belarusian rhythms, including bagpipe music, mixed with a very thoughtful metal compositions.

There’s quite a lot of this sort of music floating around these days, and I’d say most of it is good. This one is particularly so.