This new album by the UK band Sly |the Family Drone is just gorgeous. Their previous album ‘Gentle Persuaders’ was a lot better then all they had released yet and with ‘Walk it Dry’ they continue this trend. The album is focussed on atmoshpere, and the atmosphere is extremely eerie. When I listen to this I always get the feeling I walking in a jungle at night, a jungle filled with dangerous animals and deadly plants but they are all out of sight but I know they are close, the weather is sweaty and the ground wet. ‘Walk It Dry’ is addictive and controlled noise and Sly & the Family Drone show they are masters in their genre. I suggest to lay down when listening to this album. This is music that you should absorb. Gorgeous cover art by Kazland.
Cunts are made of members of Dead Cross, Qui, Retox, Virginia Reed, Hepa.Titus and Planet B. The band released their first album a while ago on Ipecac Recordings and blew me away. They are on my end of the year list og 2019 too. Now they are back with a track they made during quarantine. The track is called ‘The Nail’ and is in your face hardcore punk.
Check it out and listen to their debut album too if you haven’t yet.
Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson, Michael Crain, and Mike Patton form the absolutely awesome loud band Dead Cross. Chceck out their cover from the track ‘Rise Above’ by Black Flag’.
Shy-Talk is a new band, a band made of members of Blóm, Cave Suns, Hermitage, Onlooker, Waskerley Way and Young Liar.
Shy Talk makes refreshing heaviness, a good dose of punk, sludge and riffs and it is filled with raw energy. I am not really a writer so mostly I just write down some dumb shit here about how the music sounds like a crashing airplaine full of wobats or something. I am not going to do this today, today I am just going to say I really like this music, and that I am grateful and happy that it is not only one track but two.
Their double A-Side single ‘Chauvinism / Didn’t The Do Well’ is out now. ‘Chauvinism’ is fast paced fun and ‘Didn’ the Do Well’ is slower heaviness, the kind that hits you right between the eyes.
Their sound is strong, their vibe is awesome, their looks are cool, be like Shy-Talk.
Out on the great Box-records!
Sly & The Family Drone is becoming some kind of addiction for me, a couple of years ago I discovered their music and was instantly hooked by it, the controlled choas and the experimental and ominous atpmosphere in their music is addictive. And since the release of their previous album ‘Gentle Persuaders’ I feel the band kind of stepped it up. I thought it would be difficult to match the quality of ‘Gentle Persuaders’ but on their two new tracks ‘Shrieking Grief’ and now the latest track ‘My Torso is a Shotgun’ they succeed yet again in their brilliant noise. A force that sounds so brute and primal, Sly & The Family Drone is something you need in your life. Also, the art by Kazland is gorgeous and fitting. They are on my sax list ofcourse too.
Tune in for the first two tracks and listen to this as loud as possible.
Wel hello, Brazilian Deafkids is awesome with their experimental tribal drumming and shit and Petbrick with their industrial aproach, each of them released pretty great music not long ago and now they have collaborated for a new album on Rocket Recordings wich will be called ‘Deafbrick’. The track is called ‘Forca Bruta’ and is just a wall of sonic loudness and awesomeness ready to destroy your soul. Tune in and check it out.
Sloath has released their album ‘III’ on June 19 on Riot Season Records and it is quite something. The album was made in 2014 and has aged since then waiting for a master to mix it and release it.
The album is filled with gorgeous riffs, a sludgy and doom atmosphere and some spacerock, you know, to make it even better. Their are a not a lot of vocals on this album and normally that is something that bothers me bot not on this album, this album has so much atmosphere that the sparcely used vocals only make it stronger. ‘III’ sounds like a fine aged wine.
Sloath will release their album ‘III’ on June 19 on Riot Season Records. The album was made in 2014 and has aged since then waiting for a master to mix it and release it. The mix of repetitive riffs, otherworldly sounds and heaviness makes Riot Season a perfect home for this. ‘Rewengue’ is the first shared track from this album and is a perfect track to start the album with.
I did not know this band, never heard of this duo before but goddamn, Seaxes is awesome. Their Ep is out now on The Ghost is Clear Records and they make this superenergetic punk and noiserock that really makes you hyped up and ready to destroy some shit. really loud and cool stuff, tune in now.
Favourite track: Fin
It is quite incredible what kind of bands I am discovering thanks to my new African list. Someone commented I forgot about this band called Return To Worm Mountain wich seems to be a two piece between the the singer / guitarist of Black Math and some strange individual. Their music absolutely rules and they have just a new album out called ‘Therianthropy’ (it is about monsters). The album is released on Forbidden Place Records. Tune in enjoy some heaviness.
Okay, I found a lot of new music from Japan again, again from friends and forums and fb groups and researching myself. This psychedelic/noise stuff from Japan is unending and is the most incredible stuff. This post is just the update with the bands I added. For the who list click on ‘The Cosmic Side of Japan’.
Going to start with my favourite new discovery which is a collaboration between Space Streakings and Mount Shasta. They released an album together called “Space Streakings Sighted Over Mount Shasta” wich is absolutely gorgeous. You can fin Saxophones, noise, and other explosive stuff on this godlike album!
Mady Gula Blue Heaven
This is a softer project wich nice hazy psychedelic elements. In th ememenbers of this band I recognize Cotton Casino from Acid Mothers Temple and other projects. Take breath and listen to Mady Blue Heaven.
Magical Power Mako
I think we all agree I am sharing music that is way beyond crazy, I have fallen deep in the pit of crazy japanese psych and noise, so why stop now? lets go deeper! Let us listen to Magical Power Mako’s album ‘Super Record’ from 1975′.
“Sooner or Later” is from 1987 on the P.S.F. label where you can find an awfull lot of these releases.
Up-Tight & Makoto Kawabata
Another obscure recording from Up-Tight with Makoto Kawabata (from Acid Mothers and like 1500 other projects).
Okay, I am having some trouble with this one. I think the band name is 88KasyoJunrei. I am not entirly sure but they make some cool punk/noise. It is also a fresh change from all these bands from the seventies. It seems these guys are young and rockin.
This list is getting so long I even have no idea if I have something featurering Keiji Haino. Well, here is something pretty alien. Tune in for ‘Continuously Draw a Gentle Spiral… Red Death!’ released in 1998 on the New Japan Label.
Lingue Ignota is a magnificent artist, her blend of heavy noise, industrial and bleak atmosphere can be truly beautifull and now she does it again with this Jolene cover. Her very nice vocals blending in the reverb. Check it out and listen to some more of her stuff and check out Sightless Pit where she’s a member of.
From London comes the band Graves, a band made of five dudes that seem to be making some blend of punk, noise and a bit of electronic surf tunes? It kind of gives me weird and good emotions, the music is heavy but also full of joy, but they are called graves wich is so dark but the punk are so joyfull but the vocals are so agressive. I went listening to their previous EP and it has that same quality, that surf’n’noise. That is what I am going to call this, Surf’n’noise. Now stop acting so dumb and listen to this goddamn track that is premiering on this blog. It is called ‘Choke For Broke’ and it is full of energy and punk fun. Follow this band, there will be loads of goods to come.
If you can’t get enough of them then check out the some other music, like this track that is true surf’n’noise spaghetti punk.
In case you are one of my big fans that think Fuzzy Sun is getting soft, DO NOT DESPAIR BECAUSE DESTRUCTION IS COMING. No, seriously, I still love the extremely heavy and noisy adn experimental stuff and I can’t get enough of it and I found this band called GALL that made and album called “17:21” wich I think means the total of minutes because the tracks are so short but are many. I could check this with math, I could count all the minutes individually and add them together and then I would know for sure but math sucks so do it yourself. But back to this band, I never heard of them and they seem to come from Germany and make the most gorgeous noise, I am completely blown a way by the noiserock/sludge/grindcore/powerviolence whatever thingy, this is really awesome. Song number 10 sucks though, the rest is like really good. Awesome! I give this a lot of stars.
Favourite track: Swarming Vessels
The Tokyo psych rockers Joseph of Kirezi make fuzzed out psych and new they are back with two new tracks that they released in March. The band has some pretty cool tunes released in the past and these new two are self recorded but of really good quality. The first track “Acid Wave” is epic psychedelic rock, raging solos and trippy vibes.The second track “Hirasaka” is 8 minutes long and is something between an epic heavy psych track and mellow cosmic tunes. The bend is together with a whole lot of other Japanese heaviness on my Cosmic List.
If I listen to a full album I always start with the second song, then the first, then the last and then the rest like a normal person by wich I mean in correct order. I don’t know why I do this, I just do, okay. So I started with the second song from the new Baklavaa album and that song is called “A Thousand Dinners” and I thought: “What in the name of Coco Pops is this”. This is an epic blend trippy cosmic noise and this is the music that hits me right in the feels. So on to the last song on the album wich is called “Glowing House” and it starts again with a hypnotic bassline, faraway vocals and slowly building noise and atmosphere, so this is quite experimental music which I love. The first song shows their true colors, Baklavaa is an experimental postgrunge psychedelic noiserock band, I am sure of it. The rest of the tracks give only more sublime experiments, from heavy in your face rock tracks to hypnotic indie tracks. Conclusion: The Baltimore band Baklavaa made an excellent album with “Sleep Running”. Out February 28 with 20/20 records (vinyl) and Crass Lips records (tape).
The Italian band Hallelujah! makes very strange music ranging from weird synth music to agressive noisepunk. The synths are always there and make this whole album a bit nuts, a bit crazy and unhinged. I like it when things get weird and Hallelujah! sure does this. So lets get weird and listen to their latest album thats called “Wanne Dance”. Out on Maple Death Records.
You know that moment you want to completely destroy something, you know like smash something extremely hard, preferably someones face but since that is not okay you really want to smash something else but there is nothing to smash and you only get more mad. Well, I do not have a solution for that but I do found music that makes it way worse, that feeling will multiply by ten and you will come out stronger or dried up like a raisin. Funny this split is out on Anxious Records, very fitting.
Cuntroaches are from berlin and make experimental electronic noisepunk.
Guttersnipe are leeds most famous noisemakers, probably.
Do you want to punishing music, do you want anti-virus music? maybe even want people to stay away. Listen to the gorgeous Cuntroaches/Guttersnipe Split.
Catface Meowmers are an anonymous project from the UK. I shared their previous track “Death To The Tory Party Forever” wich was released in July 2019. Now they have a new work called “Good Christ, I Hope Not” thats freshly released. I have no idea who these people are, I can’t find nothing about themand I don’t think they want to be found so I think we may have some Lizard People on or hands here.
Now I want to say sorry to all the hazy, mellow psychedelic rock fans on Fuzzy Sun because I shared mostly noiserock and very heavy stuff lately, I will try to think of you guys to and share now and then some psychpop stuff. But this, this is even a bit loud fo Fuzzy Sun but it is soooooo gooooood. put some noiserock, grindcore and metal in a blender and then you get Catface Meowmers.
Today is the release of “Grave of a Dog”, the album by Sightless Pit, the band with members of The Body, Lingua Ignota and Full of Hell. I am very excited fot this release because of the originality on this record. The band seems to incorporate a whole lot of influences in their music, you can hear industrial and techno as well as classical and metal influences. The really awesome part of all this, is that it is actuallly very listenable! I would have expected this to be a very harsh album, a very difficult one but it is not. Although they use extreme voice sampling stuff and lots of noise it is still a very accessible and varied album with lots of layers. I strongly advise this album to anyone who likes their music a bit heavier and loves something new. Out February 21 on Thrill Jockey.