Stoner-infused and whirly psychedelic rock music is what Megabreth brings us, in this cassette store day release on the label Field Hymns. Their album “Ultra High Noise” is what happens when you experiment in the laboratory of sound, whizzing and spaced out vibes that don’t require you to indulge in a drug-induced epiphany to appreciate. They have a dense ambiguous sound and are not too far flung into the otherworldly.
For cassette-store day this chrome tape, with a 4-panel insert will get you rocking for that utter nonsensical occasion. If there is one day you should be capitalizing on Field Hymns releases, it’s this day. You can ignore the other far-fetched releases that make up this cheap imitation of record store day. Not that anything done for capitalizing on music is necessarily something bad, fortunately for you they managed to get a cassette out.
You get the pleasure to listen to “In The Mouth Of The Realm“, exclusively via Repartiseraren before release on bandcamp. Make sure to support the label by purchasing one of their cassettes; edition of 80. Listen down below. It will be released in full on the 14th of October.
Cryptic aesthetics are what the Italian post-punk group Caesar Circles want to showcase. For some reason I think about Dan Brown and his book “Da Vinci Code” when I see the illustrious artwork representing their first release “E n c r y p t i c“. An upside to what they’ve done with their four-tracked release is that they’re singing in English, because I personally can’t stand post-punk from Southern Europe whom choose to vocalize their songs through their native language. What I can endure is post-punk in the Icelandic, Swedish, or English language. There’s really something unique about the Anglo-saxon influence and feature that make it worthwhile. When it comes to their post-punk, musically they have a touch of that melancholic sound that combines alternative rock, post-punk, new-wave and psychedelic influences.
The up-tempo and melodic content that gets through the cracks thanks to an overt new-wave touch make it all the merrier to enjoy. It is really enjoyable that they’ve chosen to route it through a hint of psychedelia just to give it a bit more of a unique sound. Though I am really not a fan of the post-punk that is underlying, when the sound is bridged to the chorus and back again. But I must admit that Caesar Circles make the best of it but I think the general carelessness in the singer’s voice is hard to bear. Because they unfortunately drift too far away from the originality they deliver with post-punk, when they grasp new-wave too much and almost delve into indie-pop territory. Other then that, I really enjoy the darker touches that gets applied to the sound-scape whenever post-punk seeps through the cracks and when you hear a psychedelic riff tearing through and bringing forth another part of a song.
You should listen to it because it is a worthwhile release, as it’s mostly intriguing to listen to. It features the four tracks “Control“, “Wall of secrets“, “Rough Trade” and “I/O“. Personally, I find “Control” to be the best song on the album. Caesar Circles is Simone Cetorelli (song), Andrea Triestino (guitars), Paolo Fraddosio (bass) and Alessandro La Rosa (drums). The album was recorded at VDSS Recording Studio and the artwork was crafted by Alessandro La Rosa. Stream the album in its entirety down below.
Humming away into a world of their own, Futuroscope is more than just a brief hum. Their music is somewhere between krautrock and psychedelic rock. With their debut-album “Hum“, a low-keyed approach is spun into an eternity through psychedelic rock’n’roll and outdrawn but loud krautrock. The band itself is made up by Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy (Pneu, Papare), Julien Nicolaï (The Finkelnauts) and the guest-star Chacha Charasse (Boogers) – with everyone descending from France. Albeit some of their tracks might not be that much of a deal to listen to, tracks like “Moon” bring out the joyous moments that are hidden from plain earshot. To complete psychedelic ballads like “Warm Walking Day” which make you feel like you’re out of water, walking astray in the desert, with heatwaves bruising your already sweaty self. I like how the rhythm of the drum make you off-bound to the general feeling of the songs, as uncanny melodies are taking place as the main feature. Following throughout like a line in the sand is a rather ritualistic experience which takes a hold of you when you listen to it. There’s a certain weirdness attached to it. This album was released by Monofonus Press the 4th of June, on cassette. Listen to a snipper from a track from the album, down below. You can buy the physical cassette over here.
An unknown group for me at first glance, a more well-known after a listen. The Austrian wonder that is Bird People have been active since 2010. Having released their first record in 2012 on Feathered Coyote Records, titled “The Coming Of The Trickster God“, it sparked their journey throughout psychedelic rock, folk rock – and finally into experimental drone. The biggest change which had them going into the drone-territory in the first place, was the release on the same label, titled “Crème Brûlée And Deer Tracks In The Snow (Slow Return)” which featured a long, drone-ish, psychedelic rock track. After that, they left the label Feathered Coyote Records for the label Jehu and the Chinaman, where they released “Terma“. Here’s where the real change is, where they go into the format of tracks ranging from between roughly 15 minutes to 20. Instead of the format they began with, which was releasing tracks in between the range of 4 to 6 minutes long. This is important to know, if you’re going to realize the connection between the earlier releases, and the march that Bird People made into their new and comfortable territory of sound. Even though some of their sessions also were released in 2013, alongside material in the regular format of sound that they worked with before was released once more – they have certainly made their shape known through this forthcoming release that I have taken a track from.
I’m delighted to share with you a track from their forthcoming release. A track that spans up to 19 minutes of length, which is featured on the A-side of this release, alongside another track – making it a two-tracked release – with a monstrosity of at least 19 minutes in length on both sides. This release is titled “King of the Grove” and is going to be released by Yerevan Tapes on the 8th of April, making it their third label that they have or are going to release any material upon. Making them even more noticeable with this cassette-release, opening up even more doors with their now experimental drone sound that is a delight to hear. Their original format is present in the way of rock and psychedelia, but have been extended to a maelstrom; of a newly incarnated sound. I’m proud to be giving you the track “To Peer Into The Huntress’ Mirror” for streaming purposes, taken directly from the A-side of this release. It’s a haunting track, maybe not as brutal in its shape as the B-side of this release which have already been listened to by devoted fans, and like-minded people. But it delivers in a sense what they’ve become after a long struggle in sound, making it an interesting track that is both calm in its spiritual form, but also chaotic in its less ordered form. This release will be put out on the 8th of April by Yerevan Tapes, on cassette. But you can stream this track exclusively through Repartiseraren, so I hope that you’ll take heed from this sound and enjoy.
Probably one of the more energetic acts when it comes to melodious and concrete psychedelia. Happy grunge, tipped with rock’n’roll and slimy psychedelic content. Completely featuring all the necessary unorthodox probabilities, packed with foreseeable mixes of freshly squeezed energy. Layered with the sweet and sturdy vocals of the singer Kate Shilonosova. These susceptible Russian rockers from Moscow have certainly aimed high, beyond the grunge rockers of yesteryear, but they specifically lend a little bit from the 90’s era of grunge. Swing with the different atmospheric traits, dance on the shaking floor and feel the grooviness of the atypical concentration of rhythms. If you have lemons and a little bit of snot, make a little bit of Glintshake with those ingredients. Snotty, it is, at least when it comes to appearance. You can listen to their album down below if you wanna.
Sweet, sensational melodies that touch your nerves and proceeds to you grant an emotional reaction. The perfection of math rock, rock’n’roll, psychedelic rock, post-hardcore and good old experimentalist post-rock. Interestingly enough, they’ve worked on this EP for a mere four months and are now finished. Working hard pays off, or so it seems. If you grab a hold of my hand, let me take you into the world of Pilgrimage. Where the melodies are central to the word of mouth that’s coming out. Instrumentally indulgent to a degree, fierce and with a talkative notion of riffs that are spaced out. Born like a wildflower, stepped on like a rock, plucked out of the lot as a bright example. Pilgrimage is Matt DeOliviera, Charlie Reese, Jeremy Cranmore and Clint Wooley. They’re from Lakeland, Florida and they do this all by themselves. Or yeah, they got a little help Johnson Sound & That’s That Fire, Inc. and Marcus McCants. But anyway – support D.I.Y, spread the message and listen to their first EP down below.
An interesting voyage into the realms of Budapest. Or no, I mean, into the realms of art rock meets electronica. These guys chose to name themselves Kamikaze Scotsmen, which is a funny name when you see where they’re from (Budapest). Their latest album “ARK” had its premiere today. Anyhow, I don’t care really, because the name is pretty suitable. Probably something I couldn’t have come up with myself. However, this music sounds like a metamorphosis of the wicked 70’s psychedelic era and the more “up to the sky” kind of philosophy, whereas holding a piece of land isn’t enough, since you need to transcend beyond the ground. The strange “full-of-motion” music, but at the same time motionless music, makes your head twirl around, for 360 degrees before it finally stops and re-iterates some strangely familiar vocals. Like someone seducing you with their voice, simply by understanding the pattern of the brain in that moment. I don’t even want to talk about the lyrics, they’re good as they are, but as confusing as this blend of art rock and the aforementioned stuff that I couldn’t really bargain for. This is probably one of the strangest releases I’ve ever experienced, but it’s original and that’s mainly what I’m after in Showcase. Sometimes I’m after other things too, but the originality of this piece frightened me so much that I had to include it. All kidding aside, some pretty psychedelic music here. Featuring the four tracks “Chapter II“, “Rising (Inhale Me)“, “Minsk” and “Slaves“. You can buy it down below if you think this is something you’d enjoy listening to.