Premiere: The Shifting Sands – Let’s Go Down [Music Video]

Yes, it’s true. Our favorites from New Zealand are back. It’s animated by Veronica Brett again, and these psychedelic pop vibes won’t go away in the turn of a cheek. They’re a part of the micro independent label Fishrider Records. This particular song, titled “Let’s Go Down“, is their third single from their debut-album “Feel“. So check it out and watch it slowly unfurl, as you delve deep into the minds of these people. Or at least their picturesque representation of the song at hand in a fine animation.

Review: Mong Dosus – We Are Ready

553702_496099710412205_506324006_nCrazy psychedelic rock, with groovy punk-vibes. Dissecting each way of an ordinary sound-scape with their bare hands, instrumentation aside, the unconventional yet conventional approach in one, is a 2-in-1 offer. With the first track “We Are Ready“, their sheer humbleness can be felt through the chorus, while at the same time; being unafraid of anything. Proclaiming that: “We’re Mong… Dosus!“. The heavy bricks of perfectly laden psychedelia, crazily offering the best of both the rock’n’roll sphere and the punk outfit they’ve covered themselves in. It’s simple, but at the same time complex. Two worlds collide with a heavy effect, your mind is ready to be swallowed by a synthesizer gone berserk and four guys gone totally mental. As if that isn’t enough, the next song “I want my X back” is introduced with an 8-bit mayhem. The apocalyptic suddenly went out into space, covering two layers of a delusional world. When the galactic emperor meets his earthly counterpart, you can count on the punks to prevail. Heavy, fast and wicked riffs, overwrought havoc in tubes of greasy green matter. A little hint of psychedelia, but more of their quick and merciless punk hysteria. Add to that a laid out Alien singer and sufficient synthesizer, in a smoggy mess of disco balls and lights.

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Spotlight: Ruined Machines & Michal Brodka – Celestial Bodies

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An amazing project that you need to seek out. The project is masterminded by Ruined Machines and the artwork designer Michal Brodka. It revolves around a 12-month galactic collaboration and trip, which has already gone through The Sun, Mercury, Venus, The Moon, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and is currently at Uranus as of February. The music itself revolves around a post-rock and space-rock take of the universe, alongside with experimental instrumentals and other nice things which will be your partner on the trip. Visually, the experience is intense and the artwork is immense. Musically, its as intense, focusing on the details and abhorring the “non-detailed” pattern of musical experience at large. This is their own mission statement:

The visual artistry of Michal Brodka is paired together with the sound of Ruined Machines to create Celestial Bodies, a year-long series of twelve releases.

Over the next 365 days, twelve otherworldly artistic journeys will take shape through strict monthly production deadlines, with each collaborative result being shared with the world via the Ruined Machines Bandcamp page on the first of every month.

Each month’s final product will artistically embody a specific Celestial Body, beginning with the May 1st release of “The Sun”.

Largely an experiment, the idea behind Celestial Bodies is to see what we can come up with as a unit in a small amount of time. There is no pristine mixing, perfect technique, or completely pre-planned production. A stream of consciousness. We are creating maniacally; we enjoy the final product as if we’re hearing it for the first time. We’re on the journey just as much as everyone else is, and we can’t wait to see where it all leads.

We are next in space.

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Celestial Bodies can be downloaded for free at bandcamp. Before you begin your journey, make sure you start with the first one, which is The Sun. After that, you can proceed through the different planets and enjoy your own galactic trip as interpreted by Ruined Machines. If this wasn’t enough, they’ve also compiled the trip (so far) into one single entry. It is unfathomable why they choose to do this for free, as you get high-quality music, artwork and the whole lot for free. I suggest you spend some pennies on this or whatever currency you seem fit. On the different releases, you can also support them by buying an art print of whatever release you see fit.

Recension: Flowers Must Die – S/T

LP-20131Tillsammans med långsamt lunkande melodier, i full färd med att erövra Jupiter. Det är en mening som kan beskriva denna platta som släppts utav bandet Flowers Must Die. I introduktionslåten “Jämfota” så kanaliserar bandet sin utspejsade rockdröm, vilket får sjaskiga kopior att upplösas när de kopplas in i örongångarna. När man väl tagit sig förbi det blomstrande introt, som närmast skulle kunna beskrivas som “rymd möter jord”, så gröper de ur sitt jordfästa fundament och ger sig ut på en tripp som mycket väl skulle kunna vara synonymt med hjälp av låtnamnet. Tänk er att ni hoppar jämfota och att riffen samt trummorna följer efter er, medan ni försöker att överleva ett helt liv, genom att åstadkomma detta fysiskt uttröttande engagemag som ni gjort till ert liv. Den experimentella lusta som visas med hjälp av detta skulle inte kunna vara mer uttröttande, när man hör samma riff och trumslag upprepas om och om igen. Dock lyckas de hålla båten flytande en stund till, innan de växlar över från detta åbäke. Med det sagt så försvinner inte jämfotahoppningen, men den räddas på ett bekvämt sätt utav rymdriffen och den flummiga aura som sedan omsluter ljudlandskapet. Man undrar vad som hände med introt och ställer sig frågan om det minuterlånga intermezzot hade behövt att vara så stelt. Dock måste det sägas att ljudbilden i övrigt verkar vara på topp, redo för att slungas mot månen.

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