It’s good to hear something happening out of Paraguay. Fuzzkrank are a stoner/fuzz rock band out of the country’s capital, Asunción. Slow, plodding, powerful and Sabbath-y in vibe, so you know it’s stoner-riffic. I’ll be quite curious to see how this band develops.
It’s been some time since we heard from our friend and Silent Island guitarist István Csarnogurszky, so when he told us he had a new EP out, we jumped at the chance to give it a listen.
It’s a shimmering as ever. Relaxed, confident progressive rock instrumentals infused with a more modern post-rock feel. There are elements of jazz fusion, albeit of a more smooth variety.
Another peach from István and crew!
Eerie is not nearly powerful enough to describe the hellish soundscape that Maryam Sirvan produces on this record. It is as if Pierre Henry decided to do an ethnographic recording tracing Dante’s footsteps inside of Hell. Brooding, powerful soundscapes.
April 5 will be a big day in this house, as the French-Tunisian troupe Ifriqiyya Électrique will be dropping a new album. Bandcamp Daily’s Catalina Maria Johnson does a fine job prepping us for this momentous event. To be honest, I’m surprised more music isn’t coming from Tunis, a place which has a rich musical heritage. If there are more musicians like this running around Tunis or in the diaspora, it’d be great to hear them.