Sonic Meditations

SM052 METZENGERSTEIN – ‘Albero Specchio’ CS
SM052CS“Metzengerstein is a jam band aiming to develop a form of improvised experimental rock based of the ritual form developed by kraut rock in the ’70 with juxtaposed the research for sonic details derived from electronic music. The result of this blend could be immature at some point but has some ideas of undoubted interest. The side A of this cassette is opened by “1”, the longest track of this release, and his almost quiet guitar drone colored by voices and metallic percussions and the sparse drums and what is seems a saxophone gives a quiet ritual flavor to the whole musical structure until, in the second part, it develops in jazz jam and it ends with a ritual guided by drums. “2” starts with a gentle guitar arpeggio and drums and some distant voices until a synth loop introduce the listener to the final noisy part. The side B is opened by “3” that is based on an oriental mood being driven from a sitar until the guitar drive the track in psychedelic fields. “4” is quiet static and meditative track whose first part is based on the juxtapositon of the drones made by the various instruments and the second features the drum trying to develop the piece in more rock-oriented form. “5” close this cassette with the drums above some guitar noises and a flute loop quickly developed by a flute line and ending quietly in an almost free ritual form and ending with a guitar drone. The repetitiveness of the musical form, typical of this ritual oriented music, is balanced by a careful choice of musical timbres trying to balance the fact that some track seems longer than necessary. However, as is a debut release, it reveals quality that ask the attention of all fans of this genre.” Chain D.L.K. Limited to 50 Cassettes + download

SM054 GEMINI REVOLUTION – ‘Geminids Vol. I’ CS
SM054CSGemini Revolution is a three-piece band consisting of Dedric Moore, Delaney Moore, and Mika Tayana. Originally formed as an off-shoot of the local Kansas City based Monta At Odds, the trio have become a creative force of expression ranging from indie rock to avant jazz to dub and ambient. Gemini Revolution have released two EPs, a full length LP on Canadian label Upstairs Recordings, and were selected to perform at Pop Montreal last November, 2012. Limited to 100 Cassettes + download


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