V/A – Dimmorna Skingras Vol. 2

Dimmorna Skingras is a Swedish D.I.Y-compilation coming straight out of Pike Records. If you know me, you’d know by now that I support D.I.Y. and this one got sent to me some weeks ago. I picked it up today and I’m going to review it for you too. Haven’t really heard much about Vol. 1 in this series, so I’ll basically have nothing to compare with. What I can say is that I like this cover better than the first one, even though I find it to be pretty awesome anyway.

One thing that’s good about this compilation is that the line-up have changed since Vol. 1, allowing ten new bands fight in the tiny space that is Dimmorna Skingras. Those ten are the following bands: Handgranat, PP7 Gaftzeb, Stockholms Blodbad, Bombangrepp, Vengeance Of Karma, The Bristles, Passiv Dödshjälp, Inavel, Von BøøM and Thräshers (from Hotet Från Skogarna). One of the bands that I recognize from this compilation would be Thräshers, as they were featured on another D.I.Y.-initiative. I also recognize Passiv Dödshjälp and The Bristles, I’ve actually heard one or two of their songs, but the other bands are virtually new to me.

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I recommend the song Harry Beck over at Gehitmusiken!

So, I got the opportunity to recommend a song for Gehitmusiken. I decided to recommend Metrolands fantastic (even though it’s unmastered) song Harry Beck.

http://gehitmusiken.com/2012/06/29/metroland-harry-beck/

Visserligen en omastrad version, men det är lika bra att köra på det ändå. En av Metrolands senaste låtar som även kommer att finnas på deras 2-CD släpp på den belgiska titanen Alfa Matrix. Tycker att den adderar till den (ofta bortglömda) dimensionen av vad som gör minimalistisk synth-pop i kombination med lågmälda EBM-influenser så bra. Något man inte direkt kan anklaga någon annan för att ha gjort på ett lika bra sätt, de är helt enkelt i förgrunden när det kommer till detta. Där lyckas de även smyga in mycket retro, som man inte hört sedan de tidigare versionerna av Kraftwerks sound och Komputer som för övrigt är en stor del i deras inspiration.

Det som gör att den nya dimensionen är så bra är just komplexiteten som saknas hos Kraftwerk men som har lagts till av Metroland. När skivan kommer ut så hoppas jag att ni kastar era pengar mot skärmen och löser ut en dubbelskiva som ni kommer att ha nöje av långt framöver. Detta kommer att slå större än vad jag ens kan förvänta mig, om de har tur det vill säga. Deras distinktiva sound är utvecklat på så sätt att det är mer lättlyssnat och lockande än exkluderande och svårlyssnat. Vilket är ännu en av deras styrkor.

Detta är en ode till Harry Beck, skaparen av Londons Underground – eller ja, i vilket fall kartan över den. Intressant nog, vilket ni hade kunnat listat ut, har Metroland fått mycket inspiration från just tunnelbanor och tunnelsystem i allmänhet men särskilt just detta system. Överanvändningen utav Microsoft Sam-liknande röster är bara ett humoristiskt inslag som man bara kan höja sina mungipor åt.

Så, vad borde ni då göra? Jämför inte styrkan sinsemellan – njut av ögonblicket. Läs gärna en intervju med Metroland.

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Zeon Light skänker bort en mängd utgåvor!

Nu har Zeon Light bestämt sig för att vara lite härligt somrig och skänker bort några av sina utgåvor. Bland annat det senaste släppet OLIWA/Rituals (zeon light 017).

Spana in resten av Zeon Lights bandcamp och hitta just det du tycker om!

http://zeonlight.bandcamp.com/

Och var redo för kommande släpp med akter som: Chicagojazzen, Erik De Vahl, Markus Hulthén, Tsukimono, Arc Light (us), Robert Anton Pizza (us), Fastlandet, Folkmun och kanske Diskoteket.

Invisible Guy recommends: 80s Post-Punk – 1988-1989 (Part VI)

I’ve been through with you in the 80′s now in about six parts, four parts were about new wave and two parts were about minimal wave. Now, because of popular demand (not really), I’ve decided to unleash the post-punk monster. It will feature six different parts, whereas each one of them will concentrate on important years. I will walk you through a decade of important music, I could almost call it the golden years of post-punk. The parts will go on like this: Part I, 1980-1981. Part II, 1982. Part III, 1983-1984. Part IV, 1985. Part V, 1986-1987. And finally: Part VI, 1988-1989. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this madness, featuring (mostly) obscure or unknown bands in this sphere. New for this recommendation will be that I have different commentaries under each video, some of them are humorous and others are not. It will cover the basic aspect of each video or text. Enjoy this one.

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Invisible Guy recommends: 80s Post-Punk – 1986-1987 (Part V)

I’ve been through with you in the 80′s now in about six parts, four parts were about new wave and two parts were about minimal wave. Now, because of popular demand (not really), I’ve decided to unleash the post-punk monster. It will feature six different parts, whereas each one of them will concentrate on important years. I will walk you through a decade of important music, I could almost call it the golden years of post-punk. The parts will go on like this: Part I, 1980-1981. Part II, 1982. Part III, 1983-1984. Part IV, 1985. Part V, 1986-1987. And finally: Part VI, 1988-1989. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this madness, featuring (mostly) obscure or unknown bands in this sphere. New for this recommendation will be that I have different commentaries under each video, some of them are humorous and others are not. It will cover the basic aspect of each video or text. Enjoy this one.

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Invisible Guy recommends: 80s Post-Punk – 1985 (Part IV)

I’ve been through with you in the 80′s now in about six parts, four parts were about new wave and two parts were about minimal wave. Now, because of popular demand (not really), I’ve decided to unleash the post-punk monster. It will feature six different parts, whereas each one of them will concentrate on important years. I will walk you through a decade of important music, I could almost call it the golden years of post-punk. The parts will go on like this: Part I, 1980-1981. Part II, 1982. Part III, 1983-1984. Part IV, 1985. Part V, 1986-1987. And finally: Part VI, 1988-1989. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this madness, featuring (mostly) obscure or unknown bands in this sphere. New for this recommendation will be that I have different commentaries under each video, some of them are humorous and others are not. It will cover the basic aspect of each video or text. Enjoy this one.

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Invisible Guy recommends: 80s Post-Punk – 1983-1984 (Part III)

I’ve been through with you in the 80′s now in about six parts, four parts were about new wave and two parts were about minimal wave. Now, because of popular demand (not really), I’ve decided to unleash the post-punk monster. It will feature six different parts, whereas each one of them will concentrate on important years. I will walk you through a decade of important music, I could almost call it the golden years of post-punk. The parts will go on like this: Part I, 1980-1981. Part II, 1982. Part III, 1983-1984. Part IV, 1985. Part V, 1986-1987. And finally: Part VI, 1988-1989. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this madness, featuring (mostly) obscure or unknown bands in this sphere. New for this recommendation will be that I have different commentaries under each video, some of them are humorous and others are not. It will cover the basic aspect of each video or text. Enjoy this one.

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