kansas city noiserock/hardcore/metal label The Ghost is Clear is an absolutely great place to lose all your money. the stuff they release is always awesome and high quality. This is one you need to follow. Tune in to hear all the incredible stuff on their sampler.
The solo project of multi-instrumentalist Charles Prest of the cosmic carnival and live juggeranturs that is Flamingods, Noon Garden has dropped another fun-laden banger with Decca Divine.
The tropical rollercoaster odyssey that is Decca Divine by Noon Garden is a motley of sounds mixed to create a frenetic floor-filled delving between psychedelia, funk and disco. Fans of Flamingods as well as the likes of The Mauskovic Dance Band, Yin Yin, Los Bitchos, L’Eclair and all that good stuff of new outfits drawing influences from all across the world will be right at home here.
On the single itself, Noon Garden explains:
“Sonically this is the most I’ve ever drawn on my African heritage and love for African music. I was obsessed with Charly Kingson’s track ‘Nimele Bolo’ for a time which has such an infectious, repetitive bass line and groove that I wanted to explore something similar myself. Musicians like Nigerian funk master William Onyeabor influenced all the bright synth work and I even named the song after a popular recording studio in Lagos called Decca Studios where a lot of my favourite African artists like the Lijadu Sisters, Obenezer Obey and King Sunny Ade recorded albums. Lyrically it’s a celebration of ambition and determination and a call to exorcise one’s self-doubt”
Noon Garden has also announced details of a solo album set for release later in the year as well as announcing a show set for May 18 (which looks to already be sold out).
Last album of the week was the new album from BIG|BRAVE, a truly magnificent album that deserves all your attention. Now there is a new album of the week on Fuzzy Sun and it is the new one from Throat. Throat is a Finnish noiserockband that has made some pretty cool records and splits and stuff and now the four headed band returns with a new one called ‘Smile Less’. i still listen quite a lot to their previous album ‘Bareback’ and was expecting more of their dark no nonsense noiserock but ‘Smile Less’ is different, on it you hear a a band that has evolved to a new level, like a pokemon but then way more evil. The atmosphere may be less agressive then their previous work but it sure is colder and darker. You can hear a lot more postpunk in everything their do but it is all still rooted in that oldschool noiserock sound. here and their an epic guitar solo wich fitts remarkably good between their slow churning riffs.
‘Smile Less’ is more melodic, more haunting, more postpunk (like the tracks ‘Conveyer Line’ and ‘Grounding’) then their previous work but some tracks on that album are still in your face noiserock tracks (like ‘Shots’ and ‘Deadpan’) but the band keeps it experimental (like ‘Home is Where Your Hurt is’) wich makes it a very varied and heavy album and it all fits very good together. This beast is out on Svart Records.
A really good album, I give it a lot of stars, I do.
Somewhere in Iowa there is a newish label called NIM BRUT and most of their music has been shared on your favourite page Fuzzy Sun. NIM BRUT deals in the weird and the experimental, the heavy and the destructive (also some livestream shows). Noise like Territorial Gobbing and psychedelic and experimental guitar work like Carnivorous Plants lives on their bandcamp page. A while ago I got the honor to premiere a track from Health Plan’s upcoming album wich will be released this friday! Then a week ago I got the second track by Health Plan to share(you can find the track on their upcoming album that will be released on Buzzhowl and Nim Brut) , that track was taken from the upcoming NIM BRUT compilation called ‘DEPRIVED OF OCCUPATION AND PLEASURE WE FEAST’ wich features 10 different artists and is a great way to dive into the experimental world of NIM BRUT.
On the ten track compilation we can already listen to Hubbel, Health Plan an Rusty Sandoz. Now we get another one called Omnibeal wich is a refreshing taster from all the soft squishy music. Omnibael is no bullshit, in you face lofi industrial blackened punk (yes i just found that genre out). Check it out now.
A shit can be dry and perfect and a pleasure to purge but it is not always as easy as that, sometimes it can be gritty and painful or it can go completely the wrong way and get flabby and weird. Night Lunch is just like that, a true pleasure to listen to but at moments gritty and weird, it is these different states that makes it interesting. thanks for reading my review.
The Brighton trio The International Debt makes noiserock and punk filled with energy. Their first track is out and is called ‘Competitive Living’ and is taken from their upcoming EP ‘New Optimism’. Tune in now.
Somehow missed these two new tracks by UK nosierockers Toronto Blessings.’Life’ and ‘Make No Mistake’ are angy, riff fueled and ready to destroy both ears. released somewhere in the beginning of the year. Tune in.
The Austrialian trio Clamm is from Melbourne and makes very straight in your face heavy guitar music. Three tracks are free to listen to and you can buy the vinyl on their bancamp. The album is high paced punk and garage. I put Clamm in my ‘Australian List’ for obvious reasons. Tune in now
Since these Levitation Sessions my life has been a lot better, the live session that have been out and the ones that are upcoming are just brilliant. These are all the best psych bands at the moment. We had sessions by Acid Mothers Temple, Kikagaku Moyo, Black Angels, Osees, Alex Maas, Black Angels and more. And now it is time for another one of these magnificent bands. Tune in now for the live sessions by FUZZ. Buy lps, Merch and stuff here.
On the great shop and label Koas Kontrol from Finland comes the new Ep by Finish noiserockers Bunsen. Their new EP is called ‘Antiface’ and is a very eerie and bleak record full of industrial vibes. This is a very good EP but a very dark one too. watch out while you are listening that you soul is not sucked into the abyss.
If you don’t know Hibushibire then you are missing out on really awesome music. This Japanese band makes furious heavy psych that makes your blood boil , relentless heavy trippy riffs and solos in your face. Now the band seems to have gone through some line up changes since their 2019 second album ‘Turn On, Tune In, Freak Out!so in the meantime they the great Riot Season is going to release a bootleg style LP of their live show at J.T. Soar in Nottingham (UK) on May 17th 2019. Check out the first track and while you are at it you can tune in to the Cosmic Side of Japan.
Pretty big Part Chimp fan over here, really love their heavy noiserock stuff and riffs and today I learned their is an offshoot from Part Chimp called Die Munchen Machine and they just release ‘Die Munch Machine’ and guess what, it is really awesome synth driven spacerock. The tracks are recorded in various locations over various years with various equipment. Some really munchy stuff in there. take your time and trip out.
These Levitation Sessions are absolutely gorgeous and each time we get to see the best bands in the psychedelic scene drop an immensly good session.The live session from Alex Maas (The Black Angels) was a while ago and now the live session is out on LP and stuff.
The first time I heard Tijuana Hercules was on the bandcamp page of the label Skin Graft Records (which is filled with all kinds of special music, comics and cool stuff). I mostly cover noise rock and heavy psych, but now and then I just share something completely different. This is my blog and I do what I like.
The band has a history linked to noise rock. Tijuana Hercules is led by John Vernon Forbes who played in Phantom 309 (which also featured future Jesus Lizard drummer Mac McNeilly) and who also founded Mount Shasta. Tijuana Hercules does not make exactly noise rock nor do they make heavy psych, they make a special kind of swamp fueled voodoo blues. The sound they produce is one of a kind and feels as if Dr. John drank too much swamp water. The band has now released their new album ‘MUDSLOD AND THE SINGLES’ and it features more then 20 guest artists which makes it even more epic. The album feels brilliant from the first listen, you can really hear the experience each musician brings to the album. There is a lot going on on this album and it all fits together perfectly. This is a band that knows how to write music, knows what they want to make and has the magic.
Here are some thoughts from the man John Vernon Forbes himself:”When it came to recording the record and planning the audio, I took on the engineer’s chair. It was something I had wanted to do for some time. I always had good experiences working with outside engineers, but I needed my own pit where I could stew and let my mind grow long. I was looking to cover the ground that stretched from a field recording to hallucinatory slap-back delay.”
John Forbes is also an artist and he makes awesome cartoons. The LP is filled with drawings and cartoons from Forbes himself, and it makes this album even more unique. He drew a cartoon caricature of every musician that played on the LP and you can check these pics here at Fuzzy Sun.
John writes “Let me explain the drawings: I looked closely at the people involved in the recording and circled the fresh meat. The caricatures are neither from the Garden of Eden nor the middle rungs of Hades. I’ve always had a soft spot for cyclopes, webbed feet, and wire-cut bouffants. Some are free with their thoughts while others give the side-eye. What the hell are they all smoking? Either Lucky Strikes or reefer”.
Order the album on the Skin Graft’s bandcamp and check out which one you like the most. It will be glorious in your collection.
The Mirrors release a new album on Cardinal Fuzz called ‘The Lost 3rd album’ wich is something between acid folk and psychedelic rock. It is a quite fun album to listen to, it is trippy and catchy. A lot of variation in the tracks some go all bluesy and garage others are just amazing psych. Tune in now.
Happy to have discovered this French band called Tabatha Crash. This trio makes great noiserock that is fast paces and melodic, their latest album ‘Twist’ was released last year in November and has some real bangers on it. Tabatha Crash is on my growing list of psych and noise in France.
Most of the loud music from Leeds is really dirty and noisy and has this ‘icouldnotcarelesswhatyouthinkijustwanttomakeawesomenoise’ vibe and The Shits is a band with exactly that vibe. The have released their awesome full length ‘Punishment’ back in 2020 and I am glad they have released a new track. It is not enough but it is something i guess.
Somewhere in Iowa there is a newish label called NIM BRUT and most of their music has been shared on your favourite page Fuzzy Sun. NIM BRUT deals in the weird and the experimental, the heavy and the destructive (also some livestream shows). Noise like Territorial Gobbing and psychedelic and experimental guitar work like Carnivorous Plants lives on their bandcamp page. A while ago I got the honor to premiere a track from Health Plan’s upcoming album wich will be released this friday! And now we are here together for a second track by Health Plan (you can find the track on their upcoming album that will be released on Buzzhowl and Nim Brut) , the track is taken from the upcoming NIM BRUT compilation called ‘DEPRIVED OF OCCUPATION AND PLEASURE WE FEAST’ wich features 10 different artists and is a great way to dive into the experimental world of NIM BRUT. The track by Hubble is already out.
Health Plan is Steve Hodson (Blacklisters/USA Nails) and Dan Holloway (Eurosuite/USA NAILS) (and they are on my duo list too) and their new track is called ‘Food Grief’ and the style they produce is unique, their is industrial noise and lot of very dirty punk. These sounds are destructive and perfect to fuck up your ears. Very looking forward to the full album. Tune in now and enjoy.
Tulsa trio Plastic Psalms make fast paced noisepunk/mathrock. They have released their new album Plastic Psalms on March 19. Tune in for seven tracks of brutal and energetic noise.
Favourite track: Well of Effort
:nepaal is a group of friends that came together to make a studio session on psychedelic source records. The session is called ‘Black Batik I, II’ and is raging trippy psych and space rock. On full volume this album can bering you easy to higher atmosphere.