With latest long player Contact, Pharmakon is presenting noise as communion
Empathy isn’t something you’d expect from a noise release. This is a field in which an artist’s studied disengagement plays an integral role in the sonics they produce. All those CD-R inserts and J-cards, black text on a black background, some badly photocopied images and a track list if you’re lucky, shore up the idea that the brain-shrivelling sound-barfs therein are unholy blasts channelled from the depths of some parallel dimension, instead of the result of some droog mashing up pedals. As a stance, it’s an admirable attempt to undermine the cult of rock music celebrity, but as time wears on these scowling missives increasingly resemble the sulks of the world’s grumpiest teenagers.
Moon Duo keeps on giving magic.
This is the second track of their forthcoming album Occult Architecture Vol. 2. The album releases May 5, 2017. Listen to their previous single Lost in Light. Or listen to their magnificent Occult Architecture Vol 1. And while you’re at it, vote them best album of 2017.
Previously based in France where he founded a few pop bands and participate to other projects, Antoine Pasqualini aka Monolithe Noir moved to to Brussels, Belgium, land of the freedom. After breaking up with old compositions habits and traditional instruments, Antoine fell into modular synthesis, drone, ambient but always kept the drum parts and melodies from the past close to his ear.
After releasing to EP’s on Berlin based label KODX, Monolithe Noir will release his first LP in march on Belgian label Luik Records (which features Liège based noise rock band It It Anita).
CROWD OF CHAIRS
IT IT ANITA
FUTURE OLD PEOPLE ARE WIZARDS
“Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin” is the seventh album of experimental band Julie’s Haircut. To be honest, i didn’t know this band, but i am so glad i checked this out. The music combines so much different styles and instruments. Saxophone combined with soothing vocals, noisy background and drone all blending together perfectly. Sometimes calm, sometimes noisy, Julie’s Haircut made a dreamlike album.