Archive of ‘for your ears’ category

For your ears


Lurking Fear by Joseph Curwen -Hauntological folk horror shrouded in wraithlike drones; ritualistic heartbeats in the darkness.

 


Black and Bronze by Erik K. Skodvin –
Foggy washes and cinematic boneyard grooves

 


Hanna Rosa – Buried Alive
Velvety vocals, dreamy instrumentals, a delicate darkness

 


Dorothy – After Midnight
Soulful, gritty, raw, and super catchy.

 


Eternal Tapestry  – Enchanter’s Nightshare
Sprawling, earthy psychedelia; a hazy brain massage.

 


Joanne Robertson-Black Moon Days
Introspective, sparse, illusory. The poetry of sugar in wounds.

 


KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES – The Alchemist
Melodic, transformative metal from Karyn Crisis.

For Your Ears, again

I’ve a habit of constantly hunting down new music, new sounds, new treats for my ears. If I am not listening to something new, I feel like I am stagnating, suffocating. I suppose it’s not really fair to all the great old stuff I like (as in …older than last week) because I never listen to the same thing twice anymore! Oh well, there are worse problems to have.

So then: I don’t know about you, but I do love to share my obsessions with like-minded folks and kindred spirits, and as such I think I will regularly start to feature the new things on heavy rotation for me, in a once monthly (or whatever, don’t hold me to a schedule)
For Your Ears posting.  Don’t expect lengthy reviews; I know what I like but it’s often difficult to articulate exactly why I like something, so you won’t find that here.  Nonetheless, I hope that you will find something you enjoy!

 

More new stuff from The Twilight Sad, who sound like all the music I never listened to when I was younger.

 


Xunolm, Asleep in the Shattered Mirror. “…a perfect score for some rustbelt cyberpunk dystopia, or a futuristic zombie apocalypse. It’s both sterling shining chrome and crumbling decadence” (via forestpunk)

 


Dreamy folkstress Marissa Nadler covering Elliott Smith

 

A new solo project featuring some live sets from Eric Quach, one of my favorite drone artists.

 

New music from Atlanta’s Royal Thunder, whose second album, Crooked Doors, will be out in April.

 

“…briny doom-laden folktronica” from Snow Ghosts.

 

Transcend, from Ahimsa, released inDecember of 2014.  Not sure what to say about it. It falls under post-rock.  I like post-rock.

 

Stephan Mathieu’s Nachtstücke is a “limitless sonic aura” which “forges eveningness as a tangible, sensible thing”.

 

The Unthanks’ latest album is “filled to the brim with the epic, the grandiose, and the fairytale-­esque.” (via forfolkssake)

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