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Friday, January 28th, 2011
10:18 am
[0klman]
"Snoopy" Hitmakers, The Royal Guardsmen, Receive High Praise For Long-Awaited Live CD

The 1960s hit-making rock band The Royal Guardsmen, who rose to worldwide fame in 1966 with the hit singles "Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron" and "Snoopy's Christmas" is drawing rave reviews for its first-ever live CD, "Beaglemania LIVE!" The 20-song project was recorded on Nov. 7, 2010 at Haugh Performing Arts Center in Glendora, California.
"Beaglemania LIVE!" was produced in conjunction with The Royal Guardsmen's "Over and Out Tour," which will continue through 2014. The collector's edition CD features all the band's hits, including: "Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron," "Snoopy's Christmas," "Baby Let's Wait," and "Return of The Red Baron," to name a few. It also includes entertaining and insightful on-stage interviews with the band members.
Michael McDowell, Editor/Publisher of Blitz Magazine, called it one of the best releases of 2010.
More information about The Royal Guardsmen can be accessed by logging on to: http://www.theroyalguardsmen.com/. "Beaglemania LIVE!" is sold exclusively at www.starcreekrecords.com

Monday, September 15th, 2008
8:35 pm
[sunofmusic]

Gary Paul Bryant - "One Cool Squirrel"
http://musicdish.net/mp3/Gary_Paul_Bryant-One_Cool_Squirrel.mp3

Gary Paul Bryant's piano stylings add the perfect amount of snazzy class on "One Cool Squirrel." Complete with the steady, pulsating beat of the high hat and stunningly swift sax melodies, the track sends listeners on a trip to New Orleans at night, mesmerizing both their eyes and ears with the classy tone of the city as they visualize street musicians and shining lights.
http://www.wildlifethecd.com

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
11:26 pm
[baphnedia]
Friday, September 21st, 2007
5:51 pm
[chadwik666]
MOORE LIVE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH!!
MOORE LIVE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH!!

The Shred House, Loveland CO All Ages!!! Sky Hi Music Festival ,
900 E. Eisenhower Loveland, Colorado 80538 US
10pm
Cost:$15.00, $10 tickets in advance!
Description:Sky Hi Music Festival!!! State wide music Festival, Tickets get you into all venues all weekend!! Over 100 bands from Ft Collins to Colorado Springs!!!
click on the flyer below for to buy tickets (Note that the link is for the ogden but the tickets will get you into the loveland show as well!)
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
1:21 pm
[wellsjc]
Bulent - Benymle Oynar Misin (Turkish Psych/Folk 1971)


Extremely rare and sought-after album shows a very different side to the incredibly rich Turkish music scene of the late 1960's/early 1970's, with gravelly vocals and introspective folk rock arrangements; a mostly calm album with incredible songs and lyrics from revered songwriter Bulent Ortacgil, recorded in 1973 or 1974; regarded by Hans Pokora's Record Collector Dreams book as psych folk, where it received four stars; musical support provided by a team of dynamite musicians including Onno Tunc and Atilla Ozdemiroglu; booklet includes lyrics and photos.

Link to Download
Sunday, February 11th, 2007
8:23 pm
[wellsjc]
Margareta Pislaru (Margareta Paslaru)


http://rapidshare.com/files/16093214/margareta_pislaru.zip

A relatively obscure Romanian pop/folk musician. She has created a number of rare and interesting albums and worked in the film industry as an actor and as a score writer. She has a most wonderful voice and it can barely be expressed in a few words. Her style and panache needs to be heard and enjoyed.

Cu Tine
Cum E Oare
De Ce De Ce De Ce
Doua Rindunici
Harap-alb
In Apa Marii
Inima-I Un Telefon
Singuratate
Timpul
Ale Tale
Balanta Inimii
Cine Stie
Il Ballo Del Mattone
Quando C'e La Luna Piena
Vulcano
Il Pullover
Doua Rindunici (alternate)
Da
Ochii Tai
E Miraculous
Just Once More
Little Devil
Big Deal
All My Lovin'
Chemarea Marii
Guarda Che Luna
Mandolina Mea
Quien Sera
Tuesday, February 6th, 2007
7:48 pm
[wellsjc]
Flute & Voice - Hallo Rabbit (German Psych Folk 1972)
The Flute is Hans Reffert and the Voice is Hans Brandeis. Together, they combine to make a most beautiful sound and a great album with this album here.

I'm sitting here and listening to the second song called "Fairies" and as soon as the singing pauses and there's a slight lull, I feel like I'm about to drift away and then suddenly, the flute comes in and takes me away more quickly than the soft picks on the cords. It's absolutely amazing.

When the two met, they were witnessing a wonderful Indian Sitar performance and that's when it clicked. They picked up plenty of inspiration from Indian music, but that's not really where a large portion came. They also had plenty of influences in the field of Jazz music along with a large folk inspiration.


This album is ripped at 192 mp3.
The title is Hallo Rabbit
Tracklist:

Natural Feeling
Fairies
Dorle
Hallo Rabbit
Scottish Rock
Little Nemo in Slumberland
Strike Another Match

Seven amazing songs that seem to flow together in perfection. This album is a must have for anyone remotely interested in folk music.

http://rapidshare.com/files/14942707/flute___voice_-_hallo_rabbit__ger_rare_folk_psych_1973_.zip
Friday, February 2nd, 2007
7:05 pm
[wellsjc]
Pesnyary - Pesnyary Psych Folk from Russia 1974
Pesnyary
Not less than nine piece band, they combined rock and folk music in a way no one did before.

The first Pesnyary recordings date back to 1969 (now some are available on compilation CD's issued in 1996). These were the cover versions of the Beatles with Russian lyrics. (Think that every Soviet Union band passed such "Beatles cover versions" period in the beginning of the career).

But it didn't take long for Pesnyary to develop their own, absolutely unique sound. Not less than nine piece band, they combined rock and folk music in a way no one did before. Bjelorussian folk is a specific music, very tender and melodical, filled with sorrow rather than with joy. Pesnyary didn't just make rock arrangements of folk songs, they developed and enriched these songs at the same time taking great care of the original passion and soul. One can find many elements of psychedelia in their earlier works and progressive moves in the later albums. All their LP's are highly recommended.

Sadly, the Soviet music officials were not sleeping... All the bands of the seventies had to include in their repertoire the songs by "official" writers and composers. But these tracks, moving to pop in style, in Pesnyary's versions became massive hits and are popular even nowadays.

All the band members were the top class players and the vocal group was exceptional. Using traditional folk instruments - horns, strings and others (don't know how are they called in English) combined with organ and electric guitar sometimes produced very psychedelic effect. The first, self titled LP saw the light of day in 1971 (by the way the second and third albums were as well self-titled, don't be confused!).

This is the second album. It was released in 1974.

Give it a whirl and lemme know what you think.

http://rapidshare.com/files/14491330/pesnyary_-_pesnyary__1974_-_russian_beat-folk-psych_.zip
Saturday, January 27th, 2007
11:27 pm
[wellsjc]
Justin Heathcliff - Justin Heathcliff
http://rapidshare.com/files/13730257/Justin_Heathcliff_-_Justin_Heathcliff__1971_.zip

"Long before attaining fame as a soundtrack composer and new age artist, Osamu Kitajima adopted a sufficiently Anglo pseudonym and released this amazing homage to British pop-psychedelia in 1971. Issued by Warner Bros. in Japan only, the LP has unsurprisingly climbed skywards in price ever since, and only a cave dweller could miss the faithful nods to Syd, Marc, John, Paul, George and Ringo in the original compositions and English lyrics. Osamu's ability around a studio was evident even then and the choice of genre to lovingly imitate predated the whole retro/'paisley' psych movement by about ten or fifteen years."


According to other stories, he used the name to try to gain sales in the American and British markets. With a Japanese name, he wasn't going to get the exposure in America and England that he would with an Anglo name.

He's Japanese through and through, but people wanted his album to sell.

He did change his name back and since that first album, he's done quite a bit of New Age material. This album, though, is the best thing he's done.

It's such a beautiful album.

Track List:
1. Let's All Sing Along
2. You All Should Think More
3. Hand in Hand
4. Which is True
5. Once It's Nice to Rise at Dawn
6. Lost are my Dreams
7. Sea
8. You Know What I Mean
9. A Tiny Island
10. Good Bye
11. Life
12. To Love in Peace
13. Love Makes the World Complete
Thursday, January 25th, 2007
3:38 pm
[lyapiss]
UniteAss представляет: ляпись - 4/3 EP "на отъEPись"



Artist: ляпись (lyapiss)
Album: 4/3 EP "на отъEPись"
Style: hippi-hoppi
Catalogue: UAL001
Label: UniteAss Lejbl



Current Mood: ахуле(
Sunday, January 21st, 2007
2:04 pm
[wellsjc]
Group: Rhubarb's Revenge


Title: Confessions Of A Big Lankey Dope

224-320 VBR

Track List:

1) Intro- Man To Man
2) Time Of The Season
3) Victoria
4) Mr. Spaceman
5) Words Of Aaron
6) Lonely
7) Tomorrow Begins Today
8) When I Feed My Prize Hog
9) Nice Spot In The Dark
10) Avon Girl
11) 2000 Man*
12) Prize Hoggies #2*
13) Ohio*
14) RoadApple Jammies*
*Prevoiously Unreleased
Total Time- 47:26


Credits:
Rich Larsen-Guitar, bass, vocals
Gregory Shuss-Piano, percussion, voices
Michael Rothkopf-Acoustic guitars
Rob Rothschild-Drums, conga
Chris Breetveld-Guitars, taping, voices
Dino Di Martino-Drums


The best way to describe this album is that it's one of kind, and in more ways than one. A group of guys got together after work at the Pink Grass studios, which actually was the home of one of the members, had some beers, picked up their instruments and had some fun, and it all sounds that way throughout the recording. This is as zany and different as anything I have ever heard. And in a weird kind of way, it's really good. These guys could actually play very well together. Most of the first side of the album is covers, and interesting ones to say the least. The Kinks, The Byrds, CSNY, and The Zombies, are given their due with inspired, although real different versions, of their songs. The originals on side two are out of the ordinary as well.

100 copies were originally pressed of this album so it was an ultra rare find indeed. Bonus tracks are added to make it even more appealing to the collector.

It's whacky, spaced out, and fun, and that's enough for me to justify giving it a spin and to keep it in my collection. Keep in mind this music was made for those of you that are footloose and fancy free at heart, so if you're very serious about perfection of sound and clarity in your music, this will come as a disappointment, but if you can appreciate hearing accomplished musicians have some fun then this will be enjoyable for you.

h**p://rapidshare.com/files/12734342/rhubarb_s_revenge_-_or_confessions_of_a_big_lanky_dope.zip
Thursday, January 11th, 2007
3:42 pm
[wellsjc]
Utopia - Utopia (1967 Pysch Blues Rock)


Track List:

I Just Want to Make Love to You
Me
Young and Crazy
Who's This Man
Walking Blues
Working Man
On My Feet Again
Ain't No Reason
Hound Dog
I Wonder
Back-Stabbin' Woman

Utopia - Utopia 1967


http://www.mediafire.com/?dogktgcyjno


Bitrate 320
Monday, January 8th, 2007
9:43 am
[wellsjc]
Baris Manco - Yeni Bir Gun (Turkish Prog 1979)
The best thing I can say about the man is to go to his wikipedia page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baris_Manco

That gives you a good story about his life and some of his works.



This is the album Yeni Bir Gun which is his 1979 release.

http://rapidshare.com/files/10730226/Baris_Man_o_-_yeni_bir_gun__turkish_prog_1979_.rar
Saturday, November 25th, 2006
10:57 am
[wellsjc]
From AMG:

Though Les Rallizes Denudes, also known as Hadaka no Rallizes, were one of the earliest and most revolutionary Japanese psychedelic rock bands, and have existed off and on through four decades, they are also one of the most obscure, barely known even in their native country. This cult of noise-terrorists shrouded themselves in mystery, seldom touring and releasing very few records, usually with no discernible label. Their sound presages the later psychedelic experimental noise of Fushitsusha, High Rise and others in the current crop more than any other Japanese psychedelic group from the late '60s.
Revolving around guitarist and vocalist Mizutani Takashi, Les Rallizes Denudes formed in November of 1967 at Kyoto University, inspired by Exploding Plastic Inevitable-era Velvet Underground as well as the over-amplified rock of lue Cheer. By 1968 they were gigging live and even began a regular collaborated with an avant-garde theater troupe, which ended the next year because of Les Rallizes's penchant for extreme volumes of sound. Not only did they use massive amounts of feedback at loud volumes, their stage shows used strobe lights, mirror balls and other effects for a live experience that was a total sensory assault.
The group also aligned themselves with radical left-wing politics, performing at the front lines of student demonstrations against Vietnam and even the student occupation of Kyoto University in April of 1969. One original member, Wakabayashi, was involved in the Japanese Red Army hijacking of a flight to North Korean, known as the Yodo-go incident, and because of Mizutani's own connections with the Red Army, the group's gigs became more infrequent and clandestine. The band didn't record much in the studio, and the only music of theirs to come out on vinyl at this time was one side of the double LP compilation Oz Days Live released by Oz Discs in 1973. In fact Les Rallizes kept going throughout the '70s and '80s without releasing a thing, and then suddenly they put out three CDs of archival recordings in 1991, and a video the next year. Of these, the double CD/LP '77 Live highlights them at the top of their form, with 10- to 20-minute tracks of intense guitar feedbacks and drones over repetitive rhythms and heavily distorted vocals.
Les Rallizes played their final gig in October of 1996, nearly thirty years after their inception. All their albums were released in very limited quantities, and are extremely difficult to find with collectors grabbing them up immediately when they show up in stores and catalogs. Because of the group's reputation for secrecy and violence, as well as the difficulty in tracking down their recordings, Les Rallizes Denudes has taken on an almost mythic status.

http://rapidshare.com/files/4518430/les_rallizes_denudes_-_mizutani.zip
Saturday, November 4th, 2006
8:34 pm
[wellsjc]
Edwards Hand - Edwards Hand (1969) (UK Psych/Prog)



Beautiful and exact official vinyl reissue of the debut 1969 album by the UK duo of Rod Edwards (Jade and The Piccadilly Line) and Roger Hand (Piccadilly Line) Never before issued in the UK this is beautiful whimsical record of lush harmony pop rock with progressive/psych tinges. The music can perhaps be compared to the more orchestrated moments of Kaleidoscope and Fairfield Parlour and was produced by George Martin during time off from working on the White album. George contributed some stunning string arrangements to Edwards Hand. An undiscovered treasure of an album. Taken from the master tapes.

Roger Hand (vocals, guitar)
Rod Edwards (vocals, guitar, keyboards)

http://rapidshare.com/files/1255958/edward_s_hand_-_edward_s_hand__1969__uk_.rar


Tracklist:

Banjo Pier
Friday Hill
Episodes, Being the First Part
Close My Eyes
House of Cards
If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind
Characters Number one
Orange Peel
Sing Along with the Singer
Magic Car
Days of Our Life

Quatrain - Quatrain (1969) (US Psych)



Reissue on CD of one and only album by this USA psychrock band originally released on the Tetragrammaton label in 1969

They were from L.A. with a line up consisting of drummer Jim Lekas, bassist Buff Lindsay, rhythm guitarist Eric Pease and lead guitarist Don Senneville. Quatrain was one of the first acts to sign with Bill Cosby's Tetragrammaton label.

Released in 1969, Quatrain teamed the band with David Briggs in the production/engineering role. With Lekas credited with the majority of the dozen songs (Lindsay and Senneville both contributing one effort), the collection offered up a decent mix of conventional hard rock ("Fragments" and "Early Morning Company") and modest psych-influenced numbers ("Unconquered Islands" and "Flowing Robes"). In spite of the fact the band lacked a truly distinctive lead singer (all five members sharing vocal duties), the shortcoming was somewhat compensated for via lots of tasty guitar (check out the meltdown rocker "Black Lily" and the introduction to "Canyon Woman" ... wonder why they faded the song out once the vocal track kicked in?). Interestingly, the standout tracks included the one outright psych number ("The Tree") and the LP's most atypical offering. "Fields of Love" would have made a dandy top-40 single.

Quatrain track listing:

1.) Fragments (Lekas & Lindsay)
2.) Unconquered Islands (Lekas)
3.) Flowing Robes (Lekas)
4.) Fields of Love (Lekas)
5.) Canyon Woman (instrumental) (Lekas)
6.) Rollin (Lekas)
7.) Black Lily (Lekas)
8.) Early Morning Company (Lekas)
9.) Ask Me No Questions (Lindsay)
10.) Try To Live Again (Lekas)
11.) Masquerade (Senneville)
12.) The Tree (Lekas)

http://rapidshare.com/files/2006107/quatrain_-_quatrain__us_psychedelic_rock_1969_.zip


Christopher - Christopher (1970 US Heavy Psych)



01. Dark Road
02. Magic Cycles
03. Wilbur Lite
04. In Your Time
05. Beautiful lady
06. Lies
07. Disasters
08. The Wind
09. Queen Mary
10. Burns Decision

Christopher includes: Richard Avitts (guitar); Doug Walden (bass).

10 tracks from the Houston-based band that started out as United Gas in 1968 - this is the only authorized recording made from guitarist Richard Avitts' & bassist Doug Walden's original master tapes.

http://rapidshare.com/files/2011020/christopher_-_christopher__1970_us_psych_heavy_.zip
Thursday, October 26th, 2006
6:24 pm
[wellsjc]
Various Artists: Ripples Volume 8: Butterfly
Blurb from a random website about this album:
Who'd have guessed that there were such a lot of British sixties acts who made sunshine pop that's as excellent as the Californian original? Admittedly, the harmony singing often isn't as immaculate as that of the Beach Boys, the Association or the Mamas of the Papas, and there's a couple of tracks here which are just as much 'positivo pop' as they are fully fledged sunshine pop, but even so, this is an utterly delightful
compilation. And the harmony singing is impressive all the same. Among the highlights: "It's all a put on" (the Onyx), "There is a mountain" (the Quiet World of Lea & John - see also our review of the "Here Lies Ebeneezer Goode" v/a compilation below), "Masquerade" (the Young Blood) and "Let's ride" (the Montanas), plus the 'era bombast' of "Homing in on the next trade wind" (the Bloomfields) and the nigh-corny "Show me how to live" (the Candy Dates) - no surreal psychedelia and hardly any dreamy popsike (even though John Christian Dee's "Take me along" features a great fuzzy guitar solo), but great, heartwarming sixties music! Best volume yet in the "Ripples" series, which has already focused on British 'beach pop' as well, a genre which the British were less good at than the kids from California. Will the next "Fading Yellow" volume be as good?

AMG's review of the album:
One would think that this series by Castle Music and Sequel Records would be starting to run out of steam after eight volumes, but there's no shortage of worthwhile sunshine pop and freakbeat-style sides on this 78-minute, 29-song CD. Opening with the beautiful yet punchy "One Way Street" by Floribunda Rose, this disc never lets the listener go; one wishes that more were known (like, anything at all) about the Blinkers, whose "Dreams Secondhand" manages to come within inches of sounding like a commercial jingle while still working in some intense fuzz guitar. There are some known quantities here, including Episode Six -- whose members harmonize the way Deep Purple never even tried -- the Tremeloes, and the Marmalade ("Butterfly"), plus one surprise in the form of a person famous in other venues trying her hand at music: Britt Ekland no less, working simply as Britt, gives listeners a kind of Nico-meets-Phil Spector amalgam in the form of "You Really Have Started Something." The Rainbow People may sound a little too upbeat, like the New Seekers trying to be perky -- and a song that sounds a little too much like the title song from The Partridge Family television show doesn't help -- but that's about as soft as anything gets here, and does little harm to the mood, juxtaposed with the Tremeloes' Beatle-esque, crunchy, and fuzz-laden "Gentleman of Pleasure." The Onyx's "It's All a Put On" shows that folk-rock still had its adherents as late as 1968 -- their ornate guitar and organ accompaniment covers for the retro feel of the single, which might've been a huge hit had it surfaced two year earlier. Gary Aston's "His Lordship" plays like a first-person rethinking of the Kinks' "A Well-Respected Man" without the irony, but there is a lot of unintended humor in its attempt at "angst." Nobody seems to know anything about Linsey Moore, which is a shame -- as a folksinger with a pop sensibility, she sounds (based on "Linsey's Song") as though she could've been another Mary Hopkin. Based on "With My Baby," John Galt deserved better than the anonymity he achieved, but two of his backing musicians, Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle, did find fame later on. Everything here is pleasant and most of it is extremely well played and well sung, with the best -- Ways & Means' beautifully ornate and crunchy "Sea of Faces" -- saved for next to last. It's all well mastered and very thoroughly annotated, and fun from beginning to end.

Album Cover:


Track List:
1 One Way Street by Floribunda Rose
2 Deams Secondhand by Blinkers
3 Time & Motion Man by Episode Six
4 You Really Have Started Something by Britt
5 Trinity Street by Two Of Each
6 (Walk Tall) Like a Man by New Faces
7 The Walk Will Do You Good by The Rainbow People
8 Gentlemen of Pleasure by The Tremeloes
9 Masquerade by Young Blood
10 De de Do Your Dance by Pussyfoot
11 Let's Ride by The Montanas
12 It's All a Put On by Onyx
13 Butterfly by Marmalade
14 His Lordship by Gary Aston
15 There Is a Mountain by Quiet World Of Lea & John
16 Linsey's Song by Linsey Moore
17 Standing Still by Anan
18 Close Your Eyes by Freshmen
19 Don't Hesitate by Val McKenna
20 With My Baby by James Galt
21 Don't Fool Yourself by John Summers
22 Show Me How to Live by Candy Dates
23 Take Me Along by Dee, John Christian
24 Mum and Dad by Pinkerton's Colours
25 Cynthia Serenity by Consortium
26 This Is to a Girl by Strawberry Jam
27 Ain't You Got a Heart by Tuesday's Children
28 Sea of Faces by Ways & Means
29 Homing in on the Next Trade Wind by Bloomfields

http://www.sendspace.com/file/k0qie1
Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
3:26 pm
[wellsjc]
I was posting this for others and figured that I'd stick it here in the other forum, too. Just in the off chance that people here enjoy some ambient music, also.

Andrew Chalk - Harvest

This album is essentially two tracks. It's the front and back side of a cassette tape. It is the reworkings of another source, Organum's Kanal Sessions. It's a nice little ambient set that I've always enjoyed.

Andrew Chalk has been working in the music industry since the mid-80s and has recorded with many respected members of the electronica and ambient world. He collaborated with DJ Darren Tate to form the group ORA (not the psychedelic band from the 60s). ORA has worked with many other individuals such as Jonathan Coleclough, Lol Coxhill, Colin Potter and Daisuke Suzuki. This group has put out numerous albums that can be found with relative ease. After working with this group for a bit, Chalk ventured on his own to do some more work as a solo artist.

This is just one of the albums that he's done while working solo.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/ugjvxa
Thursday, October 19th, 2006
5:13 pm
[wellsjc]
Flea on the Honey, also known as Flea, also known as Etna. The schizophrenic group from Sicily released three albums under three different names, but all of their albums were with the same members.
Antonio Marangolo - Tony (vocals, keyboards, flute, harp)
Carlo Pennisi - Charlie (guitar, vocals)
Elio Volpini - Nigel (bass, guitar, vocals)
Agostino Marangolo - Dustin (drums, percussion, vocals)

Don't ask where Elio and Agostino got their Americanized names from because I'm not certain. But, the reason they chose Americanized names is to hide under the guise of being from America but coming to Italy to try to make it.

I really like this album and thought I'd share it with you guys. I'm kind of doing a dual post here. I'm posting this album and asking if anyone has their other two or even one of their other two albums.



This is the them.



Side One
1. Mother Mary
2. A Woman of Distinction
3. King's Thoughts
4. Let the Flags Fly High
5. Louise (My Little Ship)

Side Two
1. Moon Park Woman
2. Face in the Sun
3. Happy Killer
4. Don't You Ever Feel Glad
5. The Next Election

http://rapidshare.de/files/37387543/flea_on_the_honey_-_flea_on_the_honey__1971_italy_hard_rock_and_others_influences_.rar
Sunday, July 30th, 2006
5:53 pm
[spiralnix]
Shadowplay Records presents the new album of

NECRO STELLAR “Pulsing Zero”




Veterans of their own country dark wave, quite often shocking with their extravagance, occultists NECRO STELLAR for a long time do not require any more representation to domestic public. However, and not only for domestic: the previous album of this collective - " Saturating Cemetery " - has subdued hearts not only of Russian listeners, but also has been warmly met by the European and American audience. In the 30 of the best releases of 2005 in opinion of the biographer of dark stage Mick Mercer “Saturating Cemetery ” appeared in the first (!) 10, and such influential foreign editions as ZILLO, ORKUS and GOTHIC BEAUTY gave this creation the extremely positive estimations. Tracks of NECRO STELLAR appear in play-lists of the western broadcasts devoted to schwarze scene, and disks of this band now can be found practically in any parts of the globe, starting from Japan and stopping by Brazil and Argentina. The matter is the unique sound of this collective. The leader of the project Yuri Zvezdniy is known as the brilliant master and the expert in work with an analog sound. Together with his colleagues of band he puts horror into listeners, generating chilling up to depth of the soul, or forcing blood to begin to boil a mix from EBM, dark electro and ambient.
The basic musical direction based on sound of the old analog synthesizers, tape processing, physical modeling, guitar drive, magnificent programming, generously seasoned with naturalistic noise and sounds, a different sort of anxious rustles, vinyl effects, industrial Low Fi loops, iron sheets, ominous jingling of scythe and tribal-percussion of human bones, put listener in a mysterious atmosphere of a dark wood of the human consciousness.
The variety of vocal components gives the sounding of an album the unique, bright, expressive, sharp-sensual painting. Here are cutting-through ears vocoder chorals replaced by quiet open pathetic singing of the soloist, and gentle, sometimes ethereal motives - wild growling of Anastasia Podnebesnaya.
Considering an unanimous opinion of the western critics, it is possible to say, that unique style of performance and the own style of this band which are out of habitual frameworks of the modern electro music, allows to tell about creativity of NECRO STELLAR as of the most interesting phenomenon which has arisen on the ground of their country’s schwarze stage. The style of this collective some conditionally name "VooDoo Electro", actually represents difficultly giving in to the description symbiosis of kraut, old school electro and modern electro, some moments seems like trance and experimental.
The band have co-operated with many known Russian electronicians. Some of them, in particular Moscow violinist Evgeny Voronovsky from CISFINITUM, took part in record of "Pulsing Zero". Besides the unique material represented by the band, essential interest for the listeners is the results of teamwork of NECRO STELLAR with pioneers of British electronics ATTRITION, Australians ANGEL THEORY and gifted American divine UNWOMAN. You will find all this on the new album of NECRO STELLAR - “Pulsing Zero”.

Listen and download MP3:
here>>>

Official site: http://www.necrostellar.com
Issue an order: http://www.shadowplay.ru/label
Tuesday, July 25th, 2006
1:12 pm
[centurymedia]
Krisiun – AssassiNation – Century Media Records
This is the living definition of true Death Metal. AssassiNation is the latest album from Brazil’s very own Krisiun. The album opens up with the track “Bloodcraft” which hits you with blast beats that sound like a machine gun going off in at a shooting range. “Vicious Wrath” is another note worthy track that showcases amazing guitar riffs courtesy of Moyses Kolesne. The riffs are super tight and very well executed. This album is not o a wall of noise and they don’t just play fast for the sake of it. They write amazing catchy death metal songs that are heavier than a sledgehammer to the head. They add solos where there needs to be solos, they add blast beats where there needs to be blast beats. This is in my opinion one of the best and most brutal records of the year. AssassiNation shows a great band releasing a great album from start to finish. If youre a fan of great musicianship and brutal music, do yourself a favor and check out Krisiun’s latest album AssassiNation.
- Oscar Martinez





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