New Music for Lockdown 15 – Avant Hard by Add N to (X)

Experimental music hasn’t had a great reaction from me over the last 15 days, and going into Add N to (x) I was scared that it would be just more of the same: noise very well put together nut that didn’t gel well with me. Thank the Lord then for early 80’s Doctor Who incidentalContinue reading “New Music for Lockdown 15 – Avant Hard by Add N to (X)”

New Music for Lockdown 13 – Tales from the Kingdom of Fife by Gloryhammer

Why do fantasy metal bands all have names that sound like fantasy metal bands? Nightwish, Amberian Dawn, Elvenking, Secret Sphere, and now we can add Gloryhammer to the list, joining Warhammer and Hammerfall in the subsection of  metal bands names after hardware and abstract nouns. I was recommended this album by a man whose beardContinue reading “New Music for Lockdown 13 – Tales from the Kingdom of Fife by Gloryhammer”

New Music for Lockdown 12 – Wonderful Rainbow by Lightning Bolt

A new day, new feelings and a new mindset. Let’s sit down and finally listen to this album ***** What. I don’t know what I expected, but it certainly wasn’t 41 minutes of experimental shouting, the most heavily distorted guitar I have ever heard, and noise complaints from the neighbours. I can happily tell you fromContinue reading “New Music for Lockdown 12 – Wonderful Rainbow by Lightning Bolt”

New Music for Lockdown 11 – Good News For People Who Love Bad News by Modest Mouse

First off, I know I promised I’d review some noise-rock – but when I got to the office this morning, opened my emails and turned on Spotify, I just couldn’t. I’ll review that tomorrow, today I was not in the headspace to listen to experimental noises. Instead, I went through my list of albums andContinue reading “New Music for Lockdown 11 – Good News For People Who Love Bad News by Modest Mouse”