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Posted Monday, December 8, 2014 - 10:45am by Clayton Michaels

Here’s the thing about Soused, the collaborative album from avant-garde singer-songwriter Scott Walker and everybody’s favorite drone/doom merchants Sunn O))): it doesn’t really seem like that much of a collaboration. Yes, there are moments when the familiar downtuned bombast of Messrs. Anderson and O’Malley come to the fore, but if you come to Soused primarily as a Sunn O))) fan, you’ll find those moments to be disappointingly few (though they become more obvious with repeated listens). Still, there’s much about Soused to recommend, once you get used to some of Walker’s musical eccentricities.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Scott Walker, Sunn O))), avant-garde, drone, doom
Posted Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:34pm by Ryan Skaggs
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Ryan Skaggs is an experimental musician based in Los Angeles.  Opinions stated are his own.

Category: Musicians Corner

Tags: experimental music, noise, electronic, drone, ambient, Indie Rock, psychedelic rock, shoegaze
Posted Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 10:06pm by Clayton Michaels

One of the things that I love about music is that no matter how much time I spend listening to (and obsessing over) it, I likely won’t ever do more than just scratch the surface of what’s out there. The happy result of this is that pretty much every year there’s at least one band that isn’t even remotely on my radar that releases an album that completely knocks me on my ass. This year, that band is Portland-based psychedelic drone/doomsters Megaton Leviathan, whose recently released Past 21 Beyond the Arctic Shell has quickly become one of my favorite albums of the year.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Megaton Leviathan, the Cure, My Dying Bride, Pink Floyd, Nick Cave, drone, doom, progressive doom, psychedelic doom
Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 8:16pm by Clayton Michaels

As a general rule, I tend to like pretty much everything that Sargent House puts out. After all, their roster incudes acts Russian Circles, Chelsea Wolfe, Emma Ruth Rundle/Marriages, Omar Rodriguez Lopez/The Mars Volta/Bosnian Rainbows, Mutoid Man, and Helms Alee, just to name a few. As a general rule, I also tend to really enjoy Japanese post-everything rockers Boris.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Boris, Sargent House, stoner metal, doom metal, experimental metal, post-rock, post-metal, drone
Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 4:12pm by Sina Tavoosi

Birds of Passage is an ambient/dream pop project by singer-songwriter Alicia Merz from Waikato, New Zealand. This music of Birds of Passage is full of heartfelt emotions where the only notes played are the most essential ones. This Kindly Slumber is minimal ambient/drone made amicable by a woman's gentle voice and not much else going on  Can that really be enough? 

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: ambient, drone, dream pop, Birds of Passage, minimalist, minimalism

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