Soon it gained popularity spawning a new wave of young Czech and Slovak anti-musicians. This area of music has very few fans — more people are interested in playing such music than listening to it. Anyway, the term «abandoned music» aka music where the creator does not care whether anybody will hear it fits relatively well.
When I refer to such music, I use the terms «sub-underground» or «anti-music» or «dark side of the music». Nobody wants to listen to such music — it is quite difficult to endure the low-fidelity recordings of some random youngsters just having fun, and if you want to start, you will have to dig through lots of junk to find some real gems.
But even at its weaker points, such music has some indisputable qualities. Third: it is an absolutely authentic and genuine artistic expression, created only for the joy of creation, and nothing else. This does not mean, that such music can be created only by complete musical diletantes — in fact, lot of people creating it are musicians, they can play their instruments at least on some basic level, they also play in more «serious» bands, and these are their side projects made only for fun.
They use old and broken music instruments, mostly out of tune, and their album was recorded in a forest cabin on a cellphone, and the result is authentically amateurish. There are also musicians, who play this style of music who take it relatively seriously, and they even do some live gigs for friends or sell their CDs. One of the most interesting examples is Depressive Directions from Prievidza — who consists of two guitarists playing Captain Beefheart feat.
Jandek-like riffs on heavily undertuned guitars, and one inimitable vocalist, who is reading the lyrics not singing and has an obvious difficulty with pronouncing the letter «r». They have released plenty of albums: while their older recordings sound too raw, their newer ones also contain interesting work with samples, plunderphonics and child-like manually played synth rhythms. Particularly interesting in this context is hip-hop — you can find a lot of really young cool gangstaz — about ten years old — and in case you can understand the lyrics, it gets pretty funny, in a comical way, of course.
I destroy the legends and create new ones. I know, this diss hurts you. You are so lame, that you call yourself MC Molly. But I call myself Bunny. Do you know, how to spell it? B-U-N-N-Y, you redneck sucker. The thirteen years old boy created the music on a PlayStation music tracker software, recorded it on tape recorder, made edits between verses and choruses by pressing the «pause» button, and talked or «sang» some improvised lyrics over it. The result was unexpectedly catchy, and the song became quite a controversial hit - some people enjoyed the catchy tune, funny lyrics and the genuine lo-fi sound design, however, the more conservative listeners found it amateurish and silly.
In Slovakia, the biggest such success story was achieved without the knowledge of its author. Somebody secretly recorded their non-stop drunk neighbour, and these recordings then quickly spread through internet and became legendary. The success was not only due to very rude drunk voice uttering the most inventive swear words you will ever hear, while beating his woman, but also, because everything around it was an unintentional secret — nobody knew the name of the author, where he lived or how he looked like nor the source of the recordings.
The fans were then disclosing these things by precious, almost detective investigative work. Nowadays, it happens often that such amateurish recordings go viral — especially those «so bad, that it is in fact good» ones. But most of such creations still remain undiscovered, even though they are much better in terms of artistic quality. They make very intense noises only with the use of things they could find in their flat such as a PC processor cooler, through slamming the door, newspaper or «hitting with iron things»combined with traditional instruments and then distorted by unintentional digital audio clipping and use of cheap computer microphone.
They were also interesting for their use of multi-part harmonies. It is a shame they had some of their best song removed off Bandzone due to limited capacity the limit used to be 4 songs per profile, it has increased to 50 since thenbut I have archived them anyway. If you understand Czech, you can also enjoy his intriguing essay on making music by amateurs.
This neo-primitivist approach is quite popular among such bands. A much more extreme version of this genre is represented by the eastern-Slovak band Jebem-Trepem roughly translatable as «I hit, I bang», though in Slovak it sounds a bit more extremewhere vocalists are roaring and hitting on various things with full passion.
It looks like the biggest boom of such a music is now over — probably, because Bandzone. Aroundit used to be an all-purpose social network similarly to MySpacetoday it is used mostly by active musicians, and thus among newly registered bands you can rarely find anything unconventionally sounding. But it can be temporary: nowadays everybody is a photographer, because Instagram is used as a social network, and not only a photo-sharing service.
Thus, we are now waiting for another social-network-like music sharing server, and then you will see things blow up! This article was posted first on Easterndaze. Code Andreas Goldstein.
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In the band were joined onstage by Nick Cave on piano to perform the album in its entirety at ATP festival in New York, a show that since has developed into near mythic status.
For RSD Drops, both of these recordings will be made available in a deluxe limited-edition boxset. Remastered for an enhanced listening experience, the boxset features four LPs, pressed on coloured vinyl, new sleeve artwork from the guitarist Mick Turner, a pull-out poster and new band photos. The album also features David Grubbs on piano and harmonium on a number of tracks, while the cover art was designed by guitarist Mick Turner.
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Don Dixon suggested making a record out of it, noting that Johnny Cash magicked some of his TV appearances into album tracks. Foster is currently working on his next full-length album.
Proceeds from this release, and three others in this series support The Shalom Project an organization that supports NC families in need.
RSD Drops edition of the brand new album with exclusive cover art and pressed on Pink vinyl. SIDE 1 1. The Creeps 3. Uncomfortably Me 4. Wolves 5. Anonymous XXX 6. Waiting for God.
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The performance also includes five songs sung by Pigpen on what would be his final tour, including a massive Good Lovin' which allows Pigpen to do what he does best: hold the audience in the palm of his hand while they hang on his every word.
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The other three are scheduled to be released later in Hooverphonic are a Belgian band that formed in October Though originally categorized as a trip hop group, they quickly expanded their sound to the point where they could no longer be described as a lone genre, but rather encompass alternative, electronica, electropop, rock, and a mixture of others.
The band originally called themselves Hoover, but later changed their name to Hooverphonic after discovering other groups were already using the Hoover name and to avoid any legal issues with the vacuum cleaner company. Since their formation, Hooverphonic's lineup consisted of bassist Alex Callier, guitarist Raymond Geerts, and various lead singers. Geike Arnaert —, present has recently re-joined Im In Love - Various - Histerika Compilation (Cassette) band.
Hooverphonic were supposed to represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest They will instead represent Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest The band achieved international recognition through the inclusion of the Stereophonic track "2Wicky" on the soundtrack to Bernardo Bertolucci's film Stealing Beauty. Look for four new videos to accompany the tracks. A collection of three never-before heard B-Sides from the Razzmatazz recording sessions available for the first time ever on this limited edition 10" on g picture disc vinyl.
Featuring "Mx. Sinister 2. Debra 5. From The Gallows Demo 6. Leave Me Alone Piano Version. After is the third studio solo album by former Emperor frontman Ihsahn. This album is the final album in a planned trilogy of albums by Ihsahn.
Housed in gatefold packaging LP1 — 1. The Barren Lands 2. A Grave Inversed 3. After 4. Undercurrent 2. Austere 3. Heaven's Black Sea 4. On The Shores. Though the tracks are not always the best of some of the bands and not always representative, the entire collection makes quite a cohesive statement in the end.
This is definitely a good find if you can locate it, or still order it, as I did several years ago when I started first discovering some of the bands on the collection. In the Italian prog rock label Kaliphonia released this interesting compilation album featuring many lesser known and unknown Italian prog bands and artists, along Collage from Im In Love - Various - Histerika Compilation (Cassette).
Fancy Fluid delivers Neo-prog with fiery guitar, modern sounding keyboards and some nice musical ideas in the varied Nuove Effemeridi. Consorzio Acqua Potabile CAP surprises with a wonderful intro on piano, warm vocals and sensitive guitar work with a lot of tension in Cavaliere Mascherato. Combat by Marcello Capra contains beautiful interplay between acoustic and electric guitar.
Deux Ex Machina delivers complexity and bombastic atmospheres with Jean Luc Ponty inspired violin work in the jazz-rock orientated Luna. In Jakazan by duo Clarion including ex-Zauber member Paolo Clari we hear warm flute play like John Hackett, but also a pretty irritating drum sound.
My highlight is Prologo by New Credo with Steve Hackett-like guitar, fluent keyboards and many shifting moods.
We hear pleasant guitar play in Happiness by the five-piece formation H2O. Polish formation Collage with Midnight Flyer also on the Collage compliation Changes from delivers a blend of pop and prog, very accessible with good vocals and pleasant keyboards. Incentive from Ars Antiqua has a dreamy atmosphere with soaring keyboards and some fiery guitar runs. Only the keyboards and the final part with howling electric guitar can please my ears. My rating 3,5 star. Review by Matti Prog Reviewer.
One is a good example of the band's symphonic style, featuring very nice keyboard parts. Hmm, not a wise idea, the result is such a mess. Very nice, and the question of how 'prog' it is, seems irrelevant. Kaipa makes modern symphonic prog that's often too bombastic for my taste, and this one's no exception. The male vocals are unpleasant.
The arrangement has nice acoustic elements but the sad song itself is a bit boring. I suppose it's the opening part of the nearmin. Well, seems every other modern prog band sounds like this, and the vocalist is mediocre. Furthermore the album wasn't fresh at the time anymore. This sampler contains some usual good stuff from the contemporary big names, and tasters from acts less familiar Im In Love - Various - Histerika Compilation (Cassette) me, of which only Rob Gould enters my check-out-some-more -list.
Not many delightful new names, nor is the diversity of modern prog very widely represented here, Im In Love - Various - Histerika Compilation (Cassette) maybe the year wasn't that great? I think two stars is enough.
Powerful, slightly dystopic feel especially for the partly distorted vocals which I don't like that much. A bit monotonic song but with good sounds. Crossover-proggers KOYO and their eponymous album hasn't been reviewed here yet, but not-so-progressive rock piece 'Now I Understand' doesn't get me interested either.
Soft, orchestral sound is nice. Well done, but not much of originality. This softly meandering track is not very far from the more recent Marillion, but is for the most part slightly boring. No great band discoveries this time, so two stars it will be again.
Given that we're celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Yes this issue, we thought it'd be a timely reminder of Banks' talent The rest of the artists are mostly cases of "never heard" for me. A bit like Mostly Autumn. Sylvan I naturally know from Hackett's Genesis Revisited, but this vocal oriented and poppy collaborative track doesn't sound much prog to me.
This sampler is rather uneven, and funnily it contains pairs or threes that sound quite alike. But not a bad way of getting the first taste of several new bands.
As always with GoD releases, the leaflet is packed up with information both in German and in English in a very user-friendly fashion. I'm naturally basing my review on those band introductions. Here's a track from their intended second album that remained unpublished for nearly four decades.
It's energetic, jazzy prog-rock starring Hammond and electric guitar. XHOL played psychedelic jazz-rock. The GoD release represented here with a frenzy minute instrumental is a live album "Essen ".
Sounds very nice! Lyrics are in English and there's a lot of flute to increase a certain [pre-Aqualung] Jethro Tull flavour. The chosen fast-paced track is starring oboe. The next two bands are the best known. The sound quality is not very good, and to me this is the sampler's weakest link. Ejaculator Goat Insulter - Nihil Domination - Sado Perverser Goat Insulter (Vinyl, LP, Album)
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