Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Paragraphs - Come Nap with Us

Album: Come Nap With Us
Label:  Self released
Year: 2010 


01. Once I'm a Doctor, I''ll Think of Great Titles
02. Believeverything
03. We Talk About Enemies More Than We Used To
04. Donna Martin Graduates!
05. The Dead of Night Has Never Felt More Alive


Minneapolis trio's sophomore release after January 2010's You Can't Make A Ghost Without Its Sheet. Track #1 features Jacob Grun of Me & My Arrow on vocals. Released the same day as Paragraphs' guitarist's solo release Little Slips under the name The Alaska Tile. Hear it at Find PRGRPHS elsewhere at,, and
released 26 October 2010 
Paragraphs are Dan Vogel (drums/keys), Brigitte Mussack (keys/melodica), and Chris Polley (guitars). Recorded by Jacob Grun, Ryan Maier, & Amy Daml. Mixed by Jacob Grun & Ryan Maier. Mastered by Arun Antonyraj.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Ruined Machines - Pressure & Obsession Press Kit + Sampler

Artist: Ruined Machines
Album: Pressure & Obsession (Press Kit + Sampler)
Label: Rain Music Group
Year: 2010


01. The Extremist Hear
02. The Decade's Had Its Run
03. Graceful Pins & Needles
04. ...Waiting Here At Home
05. Endless, Empty Days


(This is a sampler. Support the artist by buying the album)

“An album doesn’t start from the exact time you lay down the first track of the first song the first time. It starts way beforehand. It takes a lot of mental power, a lot of brainstorming, preparing… pressing and obsessing. It takes gathering all of the emotions you’ve gone through, all the experiences you’ve had, all the love and hate you felt up until the time that that album is completed.

This album, as each one before it, is a product of my heart and soul; it’s the creation of a mind and its pair of hands. It’s the aural representation of sadness and happiness and everything in between. Loneliness, pain, pleasure, shock, fear, worry, anxiety, hunger, despair, boredom, regret, wonder, disappointment, pride… It’s all in there.

An album is a journal entry as well as its creator’s masterpiece at its time of completion.

I work with the tools I have to paint on an infinite canvas. I am an artist. I am a musician. Each album i’ve written reflects the changes i’ve gone through, and in turn the album changes me once it’s complete.

The new album, “Pressure & Obsession”, tells a fictional story through music, but at the same time, largely reflects exactly what’s been through my head, in my heart and in front of my eyes this whole time. It’s as heartfelt as can be. It is my vent, it is my release. It is what I haven’t expressed through words. It is an extension of my self. It is everything about me.” -by
Joseph Kenyon @Ruined Machines.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bird From The Abyss - III EP

Artist: Bird From The Abyss 
Album: III EP 
Label:  Self released
Year: 2010 


01. Neck-Deep in Swampy Mud 
02. Powers Hidden 
03. Interlude from Abandoned Well 
(The saga continues and here is III EP, presented to you as an exclusive 50, numbered copy stack in a slim mini-DVD style case and black 8cm mini-CDr, with a sticker-on-cardboard insert and cover art by V. Lähde)

Official Site 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Various Artists - A Hydra Head Sampler Phoning It In

Artist: Various Artists 
Album: A Hydra Head Sampler Phoning It In
Label:  Hydra Head
Year: 2010


1. Oxbow + Philippe Thiphaine - "Coalking" From Songs for the French (5:46)
2. Daughters - "The First Supper" From "s/t" (3:18)
3. Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - "Unkerich" From Dolores (5:31)
4. Knut - "Calamity" From Wonder (1:43)
5. The Austerity Program - "Song 27" From Backsliders and Apostates Will Burn (4:04)
6. Pyramids With Nadja - "Another War" From Pyramids With Nadja (15:27)
7. Helms Alee - "Lionize" From Lionize/Truly 7" (2:45)
8. Hayaino Daisuki - "Ghosts of Purgatory" From The Invincible Gate Mind of the Infernal Fire Hell, or Did You Mean Hawaii Daisuki? (2:43)
9. Harvey Milk - "I Know This Is No Place For You" From A Small Turn of Human Kindness (5:07)
10. La Gritona - "Tony Alamo" From Demasiado Tonto Para Los Ninos Listos. Demasiado Listo Para Los Ninos Tontos (4:38)
11. Stephen Brodsky - "Here In Spirit" From Here's to the future (5:54)
12. Jodis - "Continents" From Secret House (7:27)
13. Nihill - "Mundus Subterreanus" From Krach (5:16)
14. Cave In - "Retina Sees Rewind" From Planets of Old (2:30)
15. Kayo Dot - "II. Whisper Ineffable" From Coyote (11:13)
16. Keelhaul "THC for One" from Keelhaul's Triumphant Return to Obscurity (3:34)
17. Clouds - "New Bombs" From B Chuggas May Be Logging (2:08)
18. Xasthur - "UNTITLED 4/05" From 2005 Demo (7:02)
19. GridLink - "Amber Gray" From Amber Gray (1:06)
20. Greymachine - "Wasted" From Disconnected (8:43)
21. Bergraven - "Hunger" From Till Makabert Vasen (7:08)
22. Torche - "UFO" From Songs For Singles (2:01)
 Regardless of the fact I/we shouldn't need to convince the public to download this sampler because... well... sampler = free, I/we plan on doing a little persuading... Please refer to list of reason for checking out the sampler below:

1. Free Jams!
2. 22 Free Jams!
3. Contains Some Unreleased Jams For Free!
4. Free Photos of the Lovely HHR Staff Having a Laugh and an Ice Creams!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Strange Glue And The Post-Rock Underground Vol. 3

Artist: Compilation
Album: Strange Glue And The Post-Rock Underground Vol. 3
Label: Strange Glue
Year: 2010

01. The American Dollar - Landing
02. Pg. Lost - Crystalline
03. Collapse Under The Empire - Crawling
04. Pelican - Strung Up From the Sky
05. The End Of The Ocean - Setting Sail
06. Analog Sound - Потеряно в переводе
07. Microfilm - State & Island
08. Eimog - Saved By Thirteen


As the new decade begins we all set off on ambitious missions to achieve, succeed and explore. For some people they do so by working hard, for others they get their travelling boots on and for those reading, it's probably portrayed as a quest for new music.

If you are from the latter group then here's us getting the ball rolling, a compilation of the finest Post-Rock music around. A scientifically-proven mix of awe-inspiring tracks from both established and fledgling bands. Eight tracks of new, rare or unreleased material to tickle your fancy, tickle your auditory canal and to tick all your boxes with incendiary sonic explosions.

There is of course a catch, much like your local drug-dealer, we give away the first hit free-of-charge in the knowledge that you'll keep coming back for more at slightly raised prices. This is what is called 'the music industry', so blow the moths from your wallet or purse and start purchasing some albums by these fine bands -by Gareth Jones (


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Merkabah - Merkabah (EP)

Artist: Merkabah
Album: Merkabah EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2009

01. Looks, Sounds - Like Stale Time And Space
02. Narwhals
03. Still Water
04. Fields Of Shipwrecks Pointing South


Merkabah was founded at the end of 2007 in Warsaw, Poland. Their music can be described as psychedelic metal combining improvised, noisy soundscapes with more precise, aggressive riffs and post-rock melodies. It often includes electronic influences, as well as tribal rhythms, all mixed with a feel of freedom and experimentation.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Planete Sauvage - The Strange Mood Of The Dirty Rocks

Artist: Planete Sauvage
Album: The Strange Mood Of The Dirty Rocks
Label: Self Released
Year: 2008

01. Image d'un objet recomposé (part I)
02. L'immanence des serpentines
03. L'éveil de Shemty (chap II)
04. Le spectacle du non vivant
05. L'éveil de Shemty (chap III)
06. The strange mood of the dirty rocks
07. Le retour de Biculah dans sa patrie (chap III)


Planet Sauvage is a non expandable and unanswered aggregate. It was born on the first year according to the New Messiah (1996 of the older prophet age).
Combination of a gothic roman cathedral and a public dump, it's name is directly influenced by the Rene Laboux's animation film "La planete Sauvage".
It's judged as the first of the six miracles of the duality foretelling the second, the Azirh's king accession, Tresypult. The third being the born of his son, Amagimah, the fourth, the Biculah's resurrection, the fifth, the Semty's reincarnation. Lastly, the sixth, the Kroll's metamorphoses.

Official site