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Track premiere - Of Salt And Sea by Pillars

Track premiere - Of Salt And Sea by Pillars

Published: 2017-11-20

American post-rock band Pillars will release its new album, 'Of Salt and Sea' on December 15 via Indianapolis label In Store Recordings. The band’s sophomore full-length is a deep dive into instrumental cinematic soundscapes. Re-inventing themselves as an instrumental band, Pillars manage to capture your attention without actually singing a single word.

In the 9 tracks one will find moments of tranquillity, nostalgia drifting away, and more aggressive, chaotic and devastating places. Toeing a line that dips into post-metal, 'Of Salt And Sea' splits the sounds of bands such as Isis and Pelican opening the doors for Pillars to explore a range of sonic emotions.

A carefully thought out and melancholic, the title track 'Of Salt And Sea' fluctuates between catharsis and despair. Airy guitar gliding, drums mashing into your head, persistent bass build up impending doom while also leaving the room for melodies to crescent into light.

For fans of Red Sparrowes, Explosions in The Sky, Pelican. Preoder on In Store Recordings.

 

 

 

Earthless are Artist-In-Residence at Roadburn 2018

Earthless are Artist-In-Residence at Roadburn 2018

Published: 2017-11-17

The American trio Earthless are all about shredding psychedelia and bouncing blues. Earthless will be playing three special sets as Artist in Residence at Roadburn Festival 2018. For the first set, they will showcase material from their upcoming 2018 album. In the second set Earthless join forces with Japanese legend Damo Suzuki. For the third set the trio steps into new territories with Japanese Kikagaku Moyo for East Meets West-jam.

 

Earthless

 

New video by Lakker

New video by Lakker

Published: 2017-11-08

One of my favourite interviewees in 2017 was the electronic music producer Ian Eomac aka Eomac and one half of Lakker.

With regards to the new 'Eris Harmonia' EP by Lakker, Ian told me: "We are trying to find answers through the music, which is a pure form of communication. It is abstract. Sometimes the only way to try to make sense of all the shit that is going on is to make sound. Shout, scream, make music. There are so many questions at the moment and so few answers are being given. [...] Problems are not going to be solved through music or this EP but it is a way to find a connection, and balance."

Watch the new video for 'Empress'. As good as gold.

 

Empress

 

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INTERVIEWS


LIVE REVIEWS


King Dude // The Ruins of Beverast // Dolch @ Het Bos, Antwerp

King Dude // The Ruins of Beverast // Dolch @ Het Bos, Antwerp

Berlin Atonal 2017

Berlin Atonal 2017

Devilstone 2017 – Devil is fine and Devilstone is striking!

Devilstone 2017 – Devil is fine and Devilstone is striking!

Supersonic Festival - Munificent. Mesmerizing. Mindblowing.

Supersonic Festival - Munificent. Mesmerizing. Mindblowing.

Dunk! festival  – Colloquial. Colossal. Cordial.

Dunk! festival – Colloquial. Colossal. Cordial.

Colossal Weekend -  Chasing The Perfection

Colossal Weekend - Chasing The Perfection

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RECORD REVIEWS


Constantine - Hades (Bedouin Records)

Constantine - Hades (Bedouin Records)

Lento - Fourth

Lento - Fourth

Jozef Van Wissem - Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back

Jozef Van Wissem - Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back

70 cm³ of Your Chest - At First Chaos Came To Be

70 cm³ of Your Chest - At First Chaos Came To Be

SUMS EP - Kangding Ray & Barry Burns (Mogwai)

SUMS EP - Kangding Ray & Barry Burns (Mogwai)

The Bug vs Earth - Concrete Desert

The Bug vs Earth - Concrete Desert

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ABOUT


Elena

Elena Mara Reed


It was Vilnius Punk-Hardcore scene that introduced me to extreme music and radical politics. As a teen activist I found shelter in various underground venues throughout Lithuania and the rest of Europe. Together with my grrrlfriends, we hosted a radio show 'Atviras Galas' dedicated to non-commercial music and feminist agenda, we set up gigs and naively hoped for significant socio-political changes. Years went by. I moved to the UK. Revolution did not happen. My taste in music became darker, grittier and more bizarre. Post-metal, sludge and doom. Desolation to spare with industrial, experimental, noise, ambient and dark techno.


One grim day I was chatting with a mate about the disappearance of the DIY culture. Mutually grim we mourned. Out of grimness an exciting idea of starting a new platform for extreme music was born. I wanted to give voice to underdogs of the scene, to add a personal, more intimate approach and most importantly to keep it DIY. Mutual Grimness - for extreme music artists and fans, who find catharsis in riffs (and beats) and refuge from the misery of life in music.

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