Premiär: John Moose – Flower (+ Musikvideo)

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Det är inte ett nytt dilemma, utan snarare ett dilemma som nästan är uråldrigt. Men i dessa industrialiserade tider så blir det allt mer intressant när civilisationen tränger ut det agrariska samhället. Tillsammans så skapar John Moose en fiktiv karaktär med bandnamnet, denne karaktär får man följa genom deras sånger – vars biprodukt blir olika berättelser där det huvudsakligen kretsar kring eskapism – på rymmen från civilisation till förmån för det agrariska närsamhället. Men egentligen kan man också titta längre bak, innan det agrariska samhället blomstrade och innan industrialismen kom, eftersom att deras koncept går att applicera på samhällen vars konstruktion stått på en stabil grund – med rötterna fast i marken och en inneboende påminnelse om hur moder natur fungerar. Värmlands vilda skogar är deras bygd och Hagfors verkar vara deras fasta punkt i livet. Namnen på de som drar i trådarna över John Moose är: André Szeles, Emil Florell, Ia Öberg, Petter Falk och Tobias Norén.

Tillsammans lyckas de skapa en trevlig avvägning till förmån för det semi-akustiska, men där popen ibland kan vara så framträdande utan att på något sätt störa atmosfären de skapar rent musikaliskt. Det är sparsmakat men det finns tydliga folkinfluenser som letar sig fram bland de vackra och genomtänkta melodierna. Även om de inte ens släppt debut-albumet än så har låten “Vilan” en ohörd potential för öronen. Mystiken tätnar när musiken plötsligt dyker in i en akustisk fas av sig själv, med vackra röster som tornar upp ovanför en melodimatta vars vackra ljud knappast är i närheten av rösterna – men som ändå bidrar med att ge låten ytterligare en dimension. Så fortsätter det – nästan in absurdum – och helt plötsligt letar sig en flöjt in. Det är det man tycker om när man lyssnar. Allt kan ändras på en sekund, tempot kan bli snabbare eller så kan det avstanna helt till förmån för en mer taktfast rytm.

Nu är de tillbaka efter en tid av tystnad. Skillnaden denna gång är att de börjar med ett melodiöst och känslosamt, akustiskt utlägg. Även om sången inte faller mig på läppen, så är det en vacker bild som målas upp – sen rycker kavalleriet in och stödjer den ensamma rösten mot omvärlden. Det känns som att det är skyddsänglar. Hur som haver, man kan inte tycka att någonting är helt perfekt och det är inte meningen heller. Men det som är bra med John Moose är att det är ett konstant pepprande med kvalitétsmusik, och då är det faktiskt okej om det ibland är lite opolerat eller inte riktigt stämmer överens med ens egen smak. Repartiseraren fick ett tillfälle att tänka till och att försöka acceptera, eftersom att John Moose varit snälla nog att erbjuda en premiär så kan man inte undvika att ta den. Här kommer låten “Flower” med musik-video i ett komplett lyckopaket för er att inmundiga.

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Spotlight: ZX Electric and Asesina!

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Time for your daily Spotlight. It’s been lacking from my side, since there’s been a lot to cover when it comes to exclusive premieres – but not much when it comes to regular bands that you stumble upon – or artists. Since it’s been a long time, I want to introduce two of the more peculiar acts that I have found when scouring the internet: specifically Bandcamp. One of the bands are from the UK and the other is from Spain. ZX ELECTRIC is a band that plays weird krautrock with the occasional stab of minimal synth and post-punk, whilst Asesina are the Spaniards whom has a singer that really can’t sing – but all the better that he can suffer, because that’s what it’s all about – it seems.

a3200966171_10Negative Outline” is the latest release that ZX ELECTRIC can offer to the world, having released two other albums earlier, titled “Obsolete” and “Fixed Unknown” – a rather odd blend of genres that shouldn’t be mixed, really. But there’s something about the latest album that signals to me that they’re serious. How can you even manage to fit in krautrock with minimal synth? I get that it can be applicable when it comes to post-punk, but not the other way around. However, they manage to create a rather melancholic image which they spit upon, managing to fit a semi-acoustic environment somewhere in between each track. I like the singer’s voice, it’s sincere but rather goofy at times. All the better then – that his rhythm is intact and his groove is where it should be – when the synthesizers slowly grace him and fill up the sound-scape. Not to mention how cold-wave helps to keep the semi-acoustic trance to a pleasurable level, where you just nod your head to everything you see around you.

a4144603658_10What striked me when I browsed Asesina, were their marvelous aesthetics. The slick lines that are pleasing for the eye to watch, alongside a rather odd – almost dragon-like – goose that feeds her youngin’. Maybe this has something to do with where they’re from in Spain, or maybe not. I, however, really like the way this becomes their insignia. Enter bleakness with “EP“, their first release. Together with the bleakness that appears through using black and white. When it comes to their music, I must say that I don’t know if I should hate or adore the singer. He can’t sing. But thanks to the psychobilly, surf punk or whatever they’ve mixed together into a mish-mash of difference and alikeness – his voice gives a touch of severe angst that doesn’t go away. The best thing about it is when he screams in his own language and I don’t really get anything. I don’t really want to know, either. Noise rock goes well together with every other genre they’ve plucked asunder. The good thing about it is how their low-keyed sound-scape makes you wonder when they’re going to step into black metal territory, but that really never happens – full-scale. A good listen to anyone whose interest lays in any of these more obscure genres – especially when mixed together.

Exclusive Premiere: Sebastian Melmoth – Prosopagnosia

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Venture from the Swine Supremacy in Norway, to a more dizzy experience in the world as such. Getting stuck in the desert with engine failure is only your own fault. As the sun gets hotter and hotter, you get more and more dehydrated. Hallucinations emerge, and you venture into the vast desert on your own. It’s a rather solitary experience, as you gasp for air and try to use your body to your own best interest. You have no idea how much longer you’ll be on the living end of the spectrum. Your newly accompanied friend in your head, Sebastian, is a rather weird figure. He just came up to you from nowhere, but you have no idea that you’re still hallucinating from dehydration. These figures in your head change into different subjects, with names that you recognize from elsewhere. In 2012 they put out “Dysphoria/Accidentally Grotesque” on Feline Vomitus, calling themselves: “Elijah van de Wilde, Mandi Taylor-Taylor and Peter and the Wolf“. This totally irrational experience lay the foundation of what people would like to call Sebastian Melmoth, a rather sinister collective that has a habit of occupying your mind – when you’re in extreme distress. Their latest release is “Emetophobia“, an irrational fear or anxiety of or pertaining to vomiting. But it’s certainly not their last, as their carelessness and pseudo-nihilism made them churn out yet another one, which will be out on the day when we’re supposed to be extremely loving to each other. This is a whole other kind of thing.

When will Beläten actually learn anything about responsibility? Probably when the end is neigh, I suppose. His newly appropriated path to eternal dominance comes with uncompromisable acts of terror. A sonic terror of which you’ve rarely been accompanied with. He’s virtually gone insane with the latest stunt that he pulled, with the usage of khmerian numbers instead of runes. When you start to take a liking for something, he suddenly, out of the blue – decides to destroy it, with impunity. As number “2” () in this order is being rolled out, it gets even weirder. As we move into a totally unfamiliar territory, risking our sense of the world to be tinkered with forever, leaving us in this state – in all of eternity. Be sure to watch the stars tonight, because you will not see them in the same light when listening to this mish-mash of different psychedelic experiences, krautrock delivered with a subliminal message, and the openness of the total darkness that they don’t see to want to hide. You’re in for a ride, chump. A ride that won’t end until you’re off it, because you can’t stop it by any means, even if you’d want to.

Here at Invisible Guy, we try to give you a little bit of everything. We can tell you, if you haven’t already noticed it, that this is something out of the ordinary. It’s a part of the three cassettes that will be up for pre-ordering on the 14th of February, and this is the second cassette in that line of cassettes. Have art-rock ever been an interesting pastime, have anti-rock ever had such an odd pair of genres to be included into, and have the world gone mad? No, it’s simply Sebastian Melmoth and his minions, serenading you for whatever it’s worth. Resurrecting the awfulness that was Ulrike Meinhof and Andreas Baader, to mention just two people that are involved with this, taking their names for this release. I told you that it’s a quite unconventional approach, but it’s even unconventional for Beläten. This weirdness is titled as “In Ruins“, which is a suitable word for the experience we’re about to induce you with. Yes, not give you, but induce you with. The question is if you dare even to approach it, as the track we’re giving to you goes by the name of “Prosopagnosia“, which is the name for ‘face blindness’, a cognitive disorder of face perception. You might not recognize what you’re about to hear, but you might even get impaired. Take the chance now to hear it, because you won’t hear it again until Friday. Exclusively for you, we give you “Prosopagnosia” for you to stream here on Invisible Guy. The release itself will come with the batch of three cassettes that are up for pre-ordering, on the 14th of February. Lovelessness might get more lovely, but I suggest you’d play it now instead.

Label: Beläten

Cat#: 2 (២)

Artist: Sebastian Melmoth

Exclusive Song: Prosopagnosia

Title: In Ruins

Format: C30

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Trying to describe the works of Sebastian Melmoth is a Sisyphus task if there ever was one. Just when you think you’ve figured them out, they throw something new into the mix and you’re back where you started. Through these 30 minutes of music, we’re treated to post-rock vibes, psychedelic ballads, epic dirges, motor-driven acoustic dance music, twitching post-punk, all wrapped in a distinctly intellectual package. What makes them all that more alluring is that they somehow manage to make this bewildering melting-pot of styles gel, and seem completely natural.

Added as digital bonus tracks, are three remixes. DTT twists Presley Honey into blissful chamber pop, Bass Clef adds an even more peculiar atmosphere to Prosopagnosia, and in the hands of Jonas ‘cup MT’ Golland the same track is turned into what can only be described as Art House.

You listen to what the head-honcho has to say, otherwise we’ll leave you in the desert!