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Album Review: Litterbug - Abstract Melodies saying terrible Things (2020)

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Picture Credit: Litterbug Litterbug - Abstract Melodies saying terrible Things Release Date: April 12, 2020 Label: Just Say No To Government Music Format: Vinyl / CD / Digital Length: 35:46 Genre: 77 Punk Rock / Surf Rock Origin: Blackpool , England After a few moments of listening to this album I got overwhelmed by a cocktail of emotions. First, there was pure joy. Then, there was the immediate urge stage-dive into a moshpit of a small-venue punk rock show. Followingly, there was thirst for cheap beer. And after some reflection there was melancholy because the last punk rock show has been a long time. Seriously, 2020, screw you! Enough for the moaning. Here's Litterbug from Blackpool. On their newest release "Abstract Melodies say terrible Things" they indulge our ears with butt-kicking 77 style Punk Rock that is influenced by the dynamics of Surf Rock and the rustling sound of Grunge. Litterbug's music is situated at the ideal verge between professionalism and dile

Album Review: Sens Dep - Lush Desolation (2020)

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Picture Credit: Sens Dep Artwork: "Life Cast of left Forearm and Hand" by Hiram Powers , Smithsonian American Art Museum Sens Dep - Lush Desolation Release Date: November 30, 2020 Label: selfrelease / CD Baby Format: CD / Digital Length: 56:20 Genre: Ambient / Noise / Shoegaze Origin: Melbourne , Australia The advent season is often regarded to be a period of reflection and calm. Probably, I might see this from my Northern hemisphere- or Central European perspective. And the band we're listening to today is contemporarily facing the beginning of summer since Andrew Yardley,   Ben Yardley  and Caz Gannell  from Sens Dep are Australian. Nevertheless, the trio from Melbourne has a new release out. And it is a very reflective and meditative release I must say. "Lush Desolation" is a one-hour-long journey through thick thoughts and feelings about the relationship between humankind and its surrounding environment. The experimental sounds were recorded over the last

Album Review: Fulanno - Nadie está a salvo del mal (2020)

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  Picture Credit: Fulanno Artwork: ZZ_Corpse Fulanno - Nadie está a salvo del mal Release Date: October 02, 2020 Label: Interstellar Smoke Records (Vinyl), Forbidden Place Records (CD), Southcave Records (MC), Juana Records Format: Vinyl / CD / MC / Digital Length: 42:58 Genre: Stoner Doom / Doom Metal Origin: Coronda , Argentina Yesterday, we listened to an Argentinan band that had their vinyl released via Interstellar Smoke Records . Well, today we do the same. Let me introduce you to Fulanno from Coronda, Argentina. The trio has released their third longplayer "Nadie estáa salvo del mal" (Spanish: "No one is safe from evil") in October 2020. This is some severe Stoner Doom! Clearly, there are some strong Sabbath vibes on "Nadie está a salvo del mal". The sound is coined by a smoked-out post-apocalyptic and stoned atmosphere. Viewing the musical landscape it cannot be told whether the wads of smoke come from the burned-down place that used to be our

Album Review: HombreHumano - Crepuscular (2019/2020)

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Picture Credit: Hombre Humano Artwork: Caveman HombreHumano - Crepuscular Release Date: April 24 2019 / November 27, 2020 Label: Interstellar Smoke Records Format: Vinyl / CD / MC / Digital Length: 54:12 Genre: Fuzz Rock / Desert Rock Origin: Argentina "Crepuscular" (Spanish: "Twilight") is the second album by Argentinan Fuzz Rockers HombreHumano (Spanish: Human Man). It was originally released in spring 2019 on tape and CD. But Christmas came early this year as Polish label Interstellar Smoke Records is distributing the vinyl version since November 27, 2020. So, let's enter the twilight zone and enjoy the psychedelic sound of the Argentinan desert. The sound HombreHumano present here is an honest hommage to 1960s and 70s Rock. On the surface I find some similarities to their brethen KNEI . "Crepuscular" is coined by two major features: fuzz and heat. The sounds create an intense and dry heat that tastes like rough dust storms and feels like aimless h

Discoveries of the Week: 18 November - 24 November 2020

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SPOTIFY PLAYLIST Nothing But Real - We are Nothing But Real (Alternative Rock from Paris, France) Day Trip to Monaco - Where is your Love now? (Funk Pop from Liverpool, England) Hypnoblue - My Interpreta (Synth Rock / Alternative Rock from Moscow, Russia) Julia Karr - The Flower (Soul from Hamburg, Germany) Kipani - Enlighten me (Indie Pop from Binghamton (New York), USA) Le Junk - Level 3 (Alternative Rock from London, England) Richard Jones - Nordic Law (Indie Folk from Bordeaux Cauderan, France) Fun Balloon Animals - Zombi (Psychedelic Rock / Synthwave from Rickmansworth, England) Shiva and the Hazards - Revolution Son (Psychedelic Garage Rock from Melbourne, Australia) Jylda - Serene (Electronic Funk from London, England) Ville Ruokonen - Don't wanna talk to you (Indie Rock from Eura, Finland) Gullfaks - Like a Breeze (New Wave / Indie Rock from Houston (Texas), USA) I am Korny - Colorado (Folk Rock / Blues from Stuttgart, Germany) Käpt'n Panda - Aufräumen (Punk Rock from M

EP Review: Black Sasquatch - The Triangle (2020)

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Picture Credit: Black Sasquatch Black Sasquatch - The Triangle Release Date: August 15, 2020 Label: INC Records Format: CD / Digital Length: 15:46 Genre: Heavy Rock / Hard Rock Origin: Zanesville (Ohio) , USA Welcome to the Sasquatch Triangle, my dear fellow Bigfoot huntresses and hunters. "The Triangle" is the debut EP by Ohio's trio Black Sasquatch. And even though that's what you might expect, they do not sound like Sabbath a bit. Instead, the band plays a very humoristic form of Hard and Heavy Rock mixed with a certain Punk Rock attitude. Nevertheless, serious topics like long-term consequences of prescription drug abuse are concerned on the EP, too. Predominantly, Black Sasquatch stand for great entertainment. Their debut explains how complicated it can be to look for a bigfoot or how to spell the word 'Mississippi'. The sound that carries their narratives about life and death in Ohio is defined by heavy and massive Rock'n'Roll. The first track &

MangoSpecial: Polyscope

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Picture Credit: Polyscope It is time for the first MangoSpecial ! Some weeks ago I had an amazing chat with Pantelis  and Giorgos , founders of Polyscope. Without further ado, let's jump right into it. I am thus presenting the work of this great community to you. Polyscope is a music community initiated by Giorgos and Pantelis with base in Greek capital Athens in the year 2018. They started collaborating with artists from Athens and other parts of Greece. Since then the community has expanded to plenty of other places, such as The Hague and Groningen in the Netherlands , or London and Leeds in the UK. Polyscope has connected to the people via making music with them or by co-releasing their records. The way the community is working and growing can thus be regarded as a process-oriented and social way. Polyscope is a community and they explicitly do not consider themselves as a label. One basic reason is the fact that there are tons of independent records labels around. Li