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19 May 2009, 20:12 by garydavidson83naisian - Naisian EP
Naisian hail from Sheffield one of the countries most recent hot beds of activity. With so much going on in that section of the country its no wonder that this EP covers quite a few influences. Opening track ‘Mile Upon Mile’ starts with some great delicate guitar work and some crashing cymbals with a vocal effect not too dissimilar to that used by Mogwai. The song sucks you in before rising with a deeper riff under cutting the light post-rock sound of the opening guitar. From there the drums gather round and pull the song back to a slower pace. From here the song closes out in more intricate guitar that leads into track two.
‘The Shore’ carries off where the last track started but soon explodes with some deep heavy riffing that would not be out of place on a The Miramar Disaster song. Deep vocals accompany the music before the guitars spin off a few more galloping riffs. As with the previous song the music loops and swirls before settling back down to a smother…
11 Apr 2009, 14:00 by ChrisWesticleLast Saturday we played the second Doom to the Tomb all dayer at The Grosvenor, Stockwell, South London. It was a wicked day with some excellent bands and a crap load of booze drunk by all (but especially Koresh). The line up was:
Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight
The best band for me were headliners Obiat. It was the first time I'd heard them and they were really good stoner doom type stuff with some psychedelic sounds thrown in for good measure.
I've seen Pombagira before and they were as crushing as ever. I don't know how many songs they played but it may have only been the super long Black Axis Abraxis.
Again I've seen Dead Existence before and they get better every time. The last track they played was my favourite as it's got that real southern swing to it. It reminded me of Sofa King Killer which is a very good thing.
Tomb King were good but not really my cup o tea. …
11 Aug 2007, 21:54 by helensdi reset my last.fm.. i hadnt used it in over a year and it was therefore horribly inaccurate.
anyway, hello to all of you i used to speak to on here. Hows things?
SD is going well.. we have now released
From The Sky
Throw Stephanie In The Incinerator
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Red Paper Dragon
The Clauberg Opera
With releases from Sons of Alpha Centauri, Analysis Of Bison Kills (Tear Gas and late Glass), Chickenhawk, Naked Shit and Kids With Guns For Hands coming up soooon...
Pre-orders are up for Amenra - Mass III 2x12". Vinyl-wise we are also releasing Kongh - Counting Heartbeats 2x12" and Cleric - Cumberbund 12" picture disc.
We are also working on a very exciting project with a band called Fall of Efrafa. We will be releasing their Trilogy 'The Warren of Snares' on both CD and LP.. first 'Owsla' and 'Elil' this summer, then 'Inle' next year.
away from SD, i have spent alot of the past year listening to Kylesa…
5 Jan 2007, 17:41 by nickpsdbgoodness;
dubstep, jay dee, FWD on friday nights, DMZ, seeing silver mt zion, aesop rock, coco rosie, my record player, www.myspace.com/bearspunx, putting on shows, more joanna newsom, seeing atmosphere, CMAR fest in germany, touring w/Flatlands, playing w/Narwhal, redneck manifesto discography, Mark Kozelek, ghostface; Fishscale
and endless more
29 Aug 2006, 23:05 by helensdanother long journal regarding SD and everything else going on in the music world.
yup SD have a new signing! we are going to be releasing the gorgeously epic 'Like Crystal in a World of Glass' by London post-rock band From The Sky. They sound like How strange, Innocence era Explosions in the Sky with the power and rock attitude of Mono. We are very excited about this!
The EP will be released by the end of the year, and will be available in shops nationwide and online!
you can listen on SD's last.fm page or on our website, our myspace OR on THEIR myspace.
next SD release is Flatlands who's EP 'Vermuyden' has taken them in a more Isis/Mouth of the Architect sort of direction.. with crushingly epic tracks separated by ambient sections. the artwork is awesome too!
this EP will be out in october, again.. look out for it! (and listen to it in all the same places)
now.. apart from SD bands, ive been listening to the new Isis album, and to be honest im not overly impressed. …
16 Jul 2006, 23:30 by helensdwow, the new look of Last.FM coincides with my 1 year mark rather nicely!
so yeah.. a whole year of audioscrobbling has taken place, and its time for a pointless rambling post full of crap!
8605 tracks.. not bad, i wanted to reach the 10000 mark but i guess ive been busy. my music collection has grown though.. so much i had to buy it a hard drive all of its own to prevent it from killing my computer.
im glad to see my charts are slowly reaching some similarity to any 'favourites' list i can come up with. Isis are top, which is always good... backed by Animal Collective and Circle Takes the Square. Kayo Dot are certainly climbing.. and its nice to finally see some post-rock (Mogwai) getting into my top 10!
my taste has changed quite a bit in the past year... Doom, Screamo, Ambient, Drone, but mainly towards the more avant garde end of the musical spectrum. Kayo Dot have been my most important discovery, followed by six organs of admittence, Time of Orchids, volcano!…
8 May 2006, 11:52 by helensdHey everyone,
Some of you may know that me and (SDhoncho) Chris are the owners of Sound Devastation the ezine. Well, we've moved on now, and formed a label!
Our first release is coming out rather soon. It's being pressed as we type. It's the debut album from Peterborough's finest spazz noisemongers Aotea. It's called 'Apocalypse in Transmetropolita' and the band and ourselves are incredibly excited to get it released and see what you all think of it. It's 9 tracks compressed into 27 wonderful mental minutes. We hope you love it as much as we do.
“ veer in milliseconds between intricate jazz noodling and completely insane hard core thrashing, shouty deafening chaos ” – R*E*P*E*A*T Fanzine
You can pre-order it now for the special price of just £5!!
If you're a fan of Trencher, Lightning Bolt, The Murder Of Rosa Luxemburg, The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, volcano!, The Locust, Shooting Victor Francis, Army of Flying Robots, Rolo Tomassi, Jarcrew, Youthmovie Soundtrack Strategies…
12 Apr 2006, 22:19 by helensdfor quite a while.. metal has taken a back seat in my music collection. Apart from the likes of Isis and Neurosis and the more extreme Khanate, i found very little of any appeal in the genre. the rather poor Opeth album and saturation of metalcore *cough*Trivium*cough* hasnt really helped either!
This year however, seems to be bringing a new wave of experimental metal. 2005 saw the release of the new Ephel Duath album along with personal discoveries of Kayo Dot and Amenra - an exciting glimse of things to come.
Some favourites of the year so far.. almost all are downloads, i really need to get buying!
Kayo Dot - Dousing Anemone with Copper Tongue
Amenra - Mass III
Atavist - Atavist
Moss - Cthonic Rites
Yakuza - Samsara
Sika Redem - Entheogen
Khoma - The Second Wave
Rosetta - The Galilean Satellites
and with releases from Flatlands, Rainydayfuckparade, Twinzero and Cult of Luna soon to come... and with the possibility of a new Isis release, its looking like a rather good year for metal!