Exclusive Premiere: Les Jumeaux Discordants – Betrayed Bride / The White Room

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This is the continuation of the last post, where Les Jumeaux Discordants were kind enough to grant me access to their world – through their music. Providing me with a careful selection of tracks that might already be out there in some way or another, but mostly whom are restricted to this blog-zine as such – and their limited CDr-releases. The whole purpose of this was to grant people who may be interested in their music, something to listen to if they weren’t that quick to have bought their releases in the first place. These two tracks that I’m about to present to you, were featured on their first and only self-titled release “Les Jumeaux Discordants” – which was released by Misty Circles, in the format of a CDr limited to 100 copies. Alongside four other tracks. Displaying their underestimated experimentalism, as their first release. Engaging into more unknown territory, in comparison with the later releases. Honing what was to become a modern classical masterpiece, lending their thoughts deeper into their own imaginative state with this particular release. You can certainly hear the difference, albeit it’s sublimity. Venturing in between martial-industrialism, dark ambient and a more grandiose landscape of sound changing into the morbidity of the under-dwelling feelings, the suppressed and dark thoughts caught in the moment of them slowly being released into the world, with absolutely no embellishing filters.

We give to you, here on Invisible Guy, the two tracks “Betrayed Bride” and “The White Room” – for your pleasurable streaming experience. One of the tracks are already out there more or less, but “The White Room” features a ‘ghost track’, also. You can stream these two tracks exclusively on Invisible Guy, with the approval of themselves. I would like to thank Roberto Del Vecchio and Aimaproject for giving me this opportunity, to share with you the sound of a greatly under-appreciated duo. So do check it out.

Exclusive Stream: Profligate – Dormant

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Together with Gooiland Elektro, we premiere the final October batch that is coming out on that label. Earlier, you got This Morn’ Obeah and a track from the compilation Club Funny Horse. You’ve finally received the last track that is an exclusive stream here on Invisible Guy. If you know Profligate, it’s a whole new world opening itself in front of you. In this release, namely; “Can’t Stop Shaking“, he blends together the precarious synth-pop with strings attached that orients itself towards industrial, to finally spark off and ignite the fuse that is an outlandish trance-ish experience right around the corner. Everything is macabre, yet so intricate, that it doesn’t matter in the end. Because you’re on the receiving end of something painfully nostalgic, together with adamant structures that rip through your brain in a rather low tempo. Bang the drums, caress the textured landscape of abominable – yet so intriguing – synthesizers. Charge towards the gate and open the door for the track “Dormant“, which is featured on the B-Side of the two-tracked 12¨ that will be unleashed by Gooiland Elektro, sooner or later in October. You can exclusively stream that track down below, only from the Invisible Guy‘s soundcloud. A big thank you to Martijn Gessel (head of Gooiland) for making these wonderful premieres a reality.

Exclusive Stream: Popsimonova – Danas Si Slab

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Yet again, we bring you an exclusive stream of an forthcoming track from a coming release. This time, we’re honored to be pushing for a Gooiland Elektrorelease, which is a sub-label for Enfant Terrible – a much revered Netherlander label. We’re going to bring you another exclusive in a couple of days, from the same label. But until then, you’ll have to wait. The Croatian wonder Popsimonova is releasing her 12¨ on Gooiland Elektro before August ends, so in an attempt to give you a little bit more from that perspective, we’re streaming the exclusive track “Danas Si Slab“, from the B-side of this release. Expect heavy cold electro, pushed in by a lot of waves. A full-on assault of minimalism, coldness, and rigorous vigor for over four minutes. With soothing, but uncanny rhythms, you hear the dark undertones of behind the former iron curtain. You can stream the track down below, but you can also pre-order the 12¨ from here. Come back in a few days, because there’ll be another goodie from Gooiland Elektro to be streamed. In the meantime, enjoy!

Exclusive Stream: Boomruin / BMRN – Monochrome

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Working with different labels can be a tough one at times. Especially if you’ve got so much coming your way, that you can’t really sort everything out by yourself. But since I’ve had Justin Bieler from I Had An Accident Records over at the blog, everything’s turning out fine once again. He’s honored us with the ability to stream several of his releases, before they’re actually released. Since the music he releases on this label is experimental, unique and in every way fascinating to the fullest – we’re up and streaming once again. This time, it’s going to be the July batch of cassette-tapes. Up first on the 5th of July is none other than Boomruin (BMRN), a beat-slicer from the rainy world of the United Kingdom. His beats are very much a clouded, urban kind of thing. Harnessed with dark psychedelic atmospheres, utilizing the sound of jazzy down tempo. Everything goes along in the same tempo, only shifting with the atmospheric content, twisting your mind around itself. The release itself is titled “Monochrome“, and is a thirteen-tracked monster of a beast, which will be put out on a (C41) cassette. This is music I could consider myself listening to when in need to chill out, or simply when I’m out walking by myself in the middle of the night. It’s coming out on the 9th of July, together with two other tapes, which will be premiered over here in the very near future. If you want to know more, consider reading the IHAA press-release for it:

Originally released in 2012 as a digital download, the moving electronic sounds and heavy beats of Monochrome has been re-conceptualized into a physical format. The album brings forward fresh sounding beats that progress the sounds of visual electronics and psychedelic samples. Boomruin/BMRN is based out of the United Kingdom, he samples some of the bizarre and strange and layers a steady beat in a reinterpreted classic style. Movie style moments to comedy and jazzed slang, the album flows in a genuine manner with retro appeal. The monochrome theme represented in the artwork is a common thread that binds the album together and provides a contrast that is appealing and sensational. Limited to 70 black/white cassettes on cobalt tape.

Tracklist:

1. Monochrome Intro
2. Haz
3. Nights Interlude
4. Chewing Tape
5. At A Time
6. Locate
7. Going Down Fighting
8. Beatrolude
9. Shark Membrane
10. Month Of March
11. Colkakings
12. Rats (One For The Soon)
13. Audion

Exclusive Streaming: Thin Hymns – Popular Mechanics

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Thin Hymns have been featured earlier on this blog and they will be featured in the future. This time, however, you’ll get the opportunity to listen to a track from their forthcoming album “Black Water“. It’s the track “Popular Mechanics“, a sweet and fluorescent atmospheric track. Quelling the urge for some top-notch ambient work, with distraught rhythms – and symphonic qualities. Soaring through the motionless world of an orderless frame, cascading into a subliminal piece of musical caricatures. But, this is not one of your regular premieres, because I’ve also asked a few questions for their songwriter Michael Hilgers. Find out more about it down below.

Could you tell me, in general, about the history of the band?

– The band formed out of my own desire to do something different or more free than what i was involved in at that time. At first I used the name just to share my songwriting experiments with my close friends. The first recordings were mostly just ambient and drone based music and over the years as I felt more comfortable as a singer, I became more interested in writing pop songs and  releasing music in a more substantial way.

It seems like the band was founded in 2009. However, you didn’t release anything until your first EP “LOGIC & THEORY” in 2011. What happened between those years?

– I had a few songs available online even before 2009, but they were mostly just goofy unfinished song ideas or ambient music. For the first few year or so that i had the name, my intentions with it weren’t very clear i guess, even to me.  It didn’t really become a very serious project for me until we were ready to make Logic & Theory. We had a few different versions of those songs before that, but our lineup was changing so rapidly that it was hard to keep up a creative routine. For a long time, I was spending more time teaching new members old songs rather than writing new material.

Since you seem to have a lot of re-structuring that was done within the band, considering your past members, what makes Thin Hymns different from the founded one?

– Well, at the start, it was a duo with me playing guitar and keyboards, and Joe Starita of Hunt Hunt Hunt Camp playing mostly cello. We would actually play mostly improvisational ambient stuff back then. Since then we’ve gone through several different iterations of the band. Chicago has a pretty incestuous music scene, so it can be difficult to keep a band together here. For the past two years it has been a pretty solid lineup with Michael Gillilan on drums, J Fernandez on synthesizer/guitar/vocals, Kyle Vegter on bass/vocals, and myself on guitar/synthesizer/vocals.

Currently, you’re releasing a forthcoming album titled “Black Water”, on Sanzimat in April. To add up to this, you’ve also recorded a series of live-sessions, whereas one of them have been released so far. Could you tell me about the process behind both those things?

– I’ve had the idea to make a visual counterpart to the records we make for years, with many different ideas of what it should look and sound like. I’ve always loved the idea of having different versions of each of our songs. Having them played with varied instrumentation keeps them interesting. I also really wanted to play with the idea of the normal performance videos that I’ve seen. Our good friend Julia Miller, who is an incredible artist and puppeteer, was essential to this process. As director, she helped me reign in my weird ideas and created some kind of a narrative from them. There are some nice twists and turns in the next two videos, so stay tuned.

Thank you! What will you be doing after you’ve released your debut-album?

– We’re looking forward to getting to work on a full length record. We’ve got some tentative plans of touring with our friends, Absolutely Free, in Canada and the midwest in May. I would love to make it out to Europe this year as well. All four of us are pretty heavily involved in other projects right now as well, so we’ll probably just be doing some shorter regional tours this year. Thanks for having us!

Exclusive Stream: Barren Womb / Remote split!

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The Norweigan noise-punk outfit Barren Womb is keeping at it, releasing a split 8¨ together with the French doom-grind band Remote on The Perfect Hoax. Since Norway is our destination and Sweden is generous, we’ve teamed up with The Perfect Hoax, making your Monday a little bit more potent. This means that you’ll get an exclusive stream of the whole split-release here on Invisible Guy. Featuring the songs “Visual AIDS” and “Deal or no krokodil” by our Norweigan gentlemen from Barren Womb, whilst Remote is gracing us with the song “Plagues and rats“.

Yes, just fixate your eyes below and start playing it – you will not regret it. For those of you that fancy it a little bit more, I can tell you that it will be released on the 12th of April and you can fetch your pre-order here. Start it up, turn it up and play it loud! By the way, do also check out their tour down below. Barren Womb will also go out on a European tour together with the Norwegian band Jabba the Butt.

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12.04 Oslo, NO @ Verkstedet w/ Higgs Boson, Shaving the Werewolf

13.04 TBA

14.04 Hengelo, NL @ Innocent w/ The Daydream Fit

15.04 Amsterdam, NL @ TBA

16.04 Münster, DE @ Wagenplatz

17.04 Brussels, BE @ Le Bunker w/ Siamese Queens

18.04 Tournai, BE @ Le Cornwall

19.04 Rouen, FR @ Highlands Café w/ Remote

20.04 Paris, FR @ La Cantine de Belleville w/ Remote

21.04 TBA

22.04 Basel, CH @ TBA w/ Remote

23.04 Civitanova Marche, IT @ Bar Gioia

24.04 Vienna, AT @ Rehearsal space

25.04 Chemnitz, DE @ Subway to Peter

26.04 Berlin, DE @ XB w/ Autovogel

27.04 Gothenburg, SE @ Aktivitetshuset Majorna w/ No Omega, This Gift is a Curse

Exclusive Stream: Crystal Soda Cream – Shot By Both Sides

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There is much to be told, between the new and the old. Invisible Guy has received the opportunity to exclusively stream the track “Shot By Both Sides“, from the forthcoming album “Escape From Vienna“, constructed by the band Crystal Soda Cream. With nuts and bolt, they are the engineers of a transcendental cold-wave and post-punk experience. Levitating in between the cold harshness and the shady presence of sincere punk, titubanting into a ‘classical’ state of mind. Always steady, fearless, consequential – but somewhat apathetic. In the shades of the minimalist, to his joy, their ode is fulfilled to a degree of noteworthiness. Now, you get the possibility to stream the track from here. The album itself will be released on the 20th of April by Totally Wired Records.