Album of the Year

January 5, 2011

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Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky (Young God) When we heard that Swans reunited, we felt like Barack Obama after the Republican’s win in the midterm election. Call him and ask how sick he is. Why did Michael Gira do this? He isn’t a money-grubber, or is he? And […]

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Greg Malcolm

January 2, 2011

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A fixed goal, a wandering path “Malcolm has introduced a poetic new vocabulary into the lexicon of acoustic guitar playing”, The Wire’s Edwin Pouncy avows about Swimming In It, Greg Malcolm’s early 2006 album for the Belgian (K-RAA-K)3 label. When we asked him how he looks on the release of the album he sais that […]

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Unearthly Trance

January 2, 2011

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No editing or rethinking  When RockitBomb’s Carl Byers asked Ryan Lipynski on his opinion about National-Socialism and black metal, he straight away re-questioned ‘what socialism has to do with Lucifer?’. It showed Lipynski’s directness, humour and inherent misanthropic thoughts. About the misanthropy he states that ‘all is real’ and not a yoyo-ing attitude in order […]

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Burning Witch

January 2, 2011

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Revisited Before Stephen O’Malley became the Prince Royal of all things droning, he had already unleashed two ep’s that had the potential to profoundly and agonizingly slow shake us up, nurturing us with boils of phthisis and atrophy. You’ll probably found the way to Sunn 0))), KTL and other cronies, but does the same count […]

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Dälek

January 2, 2011

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Not John Lennon (Fucking) Neil Diamond thinks that songs should bring people together. He does as his “lyrics do without terms of abuse. Abusive language is an admission of weakness. It suggest that the author has a very limited lexicon and vision.” Dälek, a two-piece Hip Hop consortium that’s channelling a lot of raw energy, […]

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Albert Ayler

January 2, 2011

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Get back to the melody  “My music is the thing that keeps me alive now. I must play music that is beyond this world. If I can just hum my tunes and live like, say, Monk does, live a complete life like that, just humming tunes, writing tunes and being away from everything-if I could […]

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Jozef Van Wissem

January 2, 2011

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Space Between Notes  It was when his American teacher told him to improvise on his classical lute and write his own music that Jozef Van Wissem began his interrelation between traditional lute, modern composition and field recordings. The composer / lute player works on an amalgam of backward performance of the melody, palindromes and gentle […]

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