Tag Archives: Avant-Garde

Tam Quam Tabula Rasa ‎– Noxia Blandimenta

Summer has come, soon the air will be filled with mucus filing pollen, and I’m cooked up in an office with lots of free time. What better way to pass the time than to do some delightful Discogs archaeology!

I started off with looking at the discography of some good old fashioned industrial tape labels, since it’s been a while I enjoyed some harsh rhythmic melodies. I got caught up with the Insane Music label and their myriad of compilation tapes. Some really fantastic stuff there, and I noticed Kopfschmerztablette, a classic and favorite industrial bands of mine. But hey, what is this release, Objekt Zwei Oder Einfahrt Freihalten? Haven’t seen that one before, and the label, ZNS Tapes? A short-lived, German, tape label from the late 80’s – early 90’s, with a focus on abstract, experimental, industrial, music. And their entire back catalog is available online? Now were talking!

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Filed under Avant-Garde, Dark Ambient, Drone, Electronic, Experimental, Industrial, Lo-FI, Noise, Tam Quam Tabula Rasa

Top Whatever Albums I Remembered From 2015 In No Particular Order (Or, Blimey That’s a Lot of Black Metal Albums Mate)

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It’s that time of the year again, well it was a month ago, when it’s time to make an arbitrary list of albums released last year that you liked the most. I don’t really care about these kinds of lists, but for your enjoyment, here is an arbitrary list of albums what I liked! Get on with it!

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Filed under 777 Babalon, Atmospheric Black Metal, Avant-Garde, Avant-Garde Metal, Björk, Black Metal, Blut Aus Nord, David Bowie, Deafheaven, Electronic, Experimental Black Metal, Female Fronted, Howls of Ebb, Melodic, Noise, Pop, Pyramids, Stworz, Todesstoss

Ak’chamel, The Giver of Illness – Foreskin of Enlightenment

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The sun is setting, the snow is laying thick and white on the ground outside, a fresh pot of coffee is brewed. The only thing left is some mood music… The new Boduf Songs album; too clean. Blut Aus Nord; too energetic. 396 Mountains; now we’re getting somewhere. Ak’chamel; perfect!

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Filed under Acoustic, Ak'chamel, Avant-Garde, Esoteric, Experimental, Lo-FI, Neo-Folk, Ritualistic

Octis / Ocrilim – Ocrilorx-1

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This is a quite fun 7″ I found in a box of mixed, unknown albums, behind the counter of a local records store. And before you now, my astute and lovely readers, I will to the best of my abilities recreate the entirety of the Octis and Ocrilim’s split 7″ record.

*Clears throat*

Dun-dunnnnn… BZBZAFDBSABBZBZBABSBZBXJBDSZXBBZAJBKBFDKW!!!

*Next track*

Dun-dunnnnn… BSBBZBXZBBJSBKBWJBDZBBZBBSKABDXBKZBXJSB!!!!

*Repeat 34 times*

Thank you, thank you!

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Filed under Art-Rock, Avant-Garde, Experimental, Grind, Noise-Rock, Ocrilim, Octis, Rock

JUTE GYTE/VENOWL – Split cassette

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Alright, guess it is time to try and get a hold of the immensely weird, esoteric, avant-garde, mess that is Jute Gyte. Dissonant melodies, disharmonious rhythms and an overall discordant sound is probably the easiest and most straightforward way of trying to explain that which can not be described. Yet underneath all this hobbled mess of frequencies there is still a fun and playful sound that is truly unique for Jute Gyte. I have heard my fair share of various avant-garde, experimental, esoteric, and overall weird metal, but never have I come across something this dense and varied as the works of Jute Gyte; with a quite large and prolific discography that jumps from slow, discordant guitar lamentations, to weird experimental black metal, to just straight up harsh noise, you can never be sure what you’re going to get with him, except for something bizarre and unique.

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Filed under Avant-Garde, Black Metal, Drone, Esoteric, Experimental, Experimental Black Metal, Jute Gyte, Lo-FI, Lo-fi Black Metal, Noise, Venowl

Gyron V – Muscae Volitantes

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“Spring is here! I skip along the pavement, swinging my hat in the air, my trench coat flapping gaily in my stride. The sun is shining on my balding pate and sending sparks off my spectacles like piss hitting a pebble in the golden rays of an early morning. The snow is thawing on the sidewalk, revealing a whole winter of concealed dog turds for me to reap! I sweep my gaze over the menu laid out in the dirty snow. Which one should I pick first?”

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Filed under Avant-Garde, Gyron V, Indie, Lo-FI, Melodic, Neo-Folk, New Wave

Preterite – From the Wells

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Preterite, or preterit, is the grammatical form of a verb or tense that denotes events that took place in the past. But let’s ignore the grammar lesson and let’s pour ourselves a glass of wine and let the siren song of Geneviève take us away to places and times long past.

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Filed under Avant-Garde, Experimental, Female Fronted, Melodic, Neo-Folk, Perterite, Post-Rock