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სტუმარი – ბეწვის ხიდი (Stumari – Betsvis Khidi)

 

Thanks to RamShemqmnaAdamianad for pointing me to the REAL cover art of ბეწვის ხიდი!

Thanks to RamShemqmnaAdamianad for pointing me to the REAL cover art of ბეწვის ხიდი!

გამარჯობათ! კარგად ხარ? მეც კარგად.  დრო მიიღოს მცირე შევხედოთ ქართული მუსიკის სცენა!

“My, what are those strange chicken scratches? Have I suffered a stroke and can’t read, or have I entered the wrong URL?” Don’t you worry your uneducated mind, what you see above you is the very unique and beautiful language and alphabet of the საქართველოს, or the Georgian people! Georgia, the country not the state, is located in the Caucasian mountain range, between the Black Sea and the Dead Sea, and it shares borders with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, and Russia. The country has a very unique and vibrant culture which has been a melting pot of both western and eastern culture, but still they have their very own special flair. A land who is very proud of it’s own culture, be it literature, music, or dancing, it’s a shame we don’t take time and notice it. That is why I will dedicate these next reviews of mine to some of the Georgian music that has stuck with me and made me fall in love with the wonderful Georgian language!

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Filed under Acoustic, Folk, Georgian, Indie, Melodic, Stumari

Introducing a new column: The Ramblings of Kozel Nenavist, CP Goat of the Forest

The stars have aligned and the time is ripe for some new blood to spill forth from YTiMS. For you dear readers — introducing ground breaking columnist Kozel Nenavist! The provocative, truthful and eye-opening ramblings of this hateful semigoat are sure to send you on a journey back and beyond. Soon to be available in English as well as Swedish. But I’ve talked to much now, and I’ll give it over to Kozel Nenavist! Enjoy! Continue reading

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Svarti Loghin – Skog

Svarti Loghin - Skog93

What sounds and music do you think of when you think of the deep misty forests of Dalarna? Murky, calm, introspective rock, with perhaps a hint of folksy Swedish sounds and an air of Swedish “lagom”-ness, perhaps? Well, I for one, do not think of mediocre, bland “soul-full” clean vocals and American style country/blues, which is sadly partly what I got with Skog… Sometimes less is not more and sometimes a depressive black metal band should stay as far from Americana as possible.

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Filed under Acoustic, Country, Cover, Experimental, Folk, Rock, Svarti Loghin, Swedish

Macronympha – Sex and Death review | And a short essay about Noise and the prevalent use of sexual themes in the genre.

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“More like a mirror we reflect society, some things you might not ordinarily look at. A dark and perversely twisted photo-journalism. Freaks and other like-minded individuals aren’t the only people who can look past “-isms” and “-ologies” to find a relevant voice. NOISE is as old as millions of years of volcanic eruption and mountain erosion. The modern industry of metal and machines added more to this mix. All we do is use everything at our disposal to record the true power that had been filling the airwaves since the beginning of time.”
Joseph Roemer

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Filed under Avant-Garde, Electronic, Essay, Experimental, Harsh Noise, Macronympha, Noise, Power Electronics, Soundscape

Head of Wantastiquet – Dead Seas

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Head of Wantastiquet is something else. Few band are able to capture the feeling of being in a old pagan procession in the fields, with some heavily distorted guitars and drone/doom pacing. Drawing parables between the lo-fi productions of the latest drone project and the pagan flavorings of neo-folk bands, as Hexvessel, is quite easy while you listen to Head of Wantastiquet. Yet the band exists in its own realm of sonic landscapes.

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Filed under Acoustic, Drone, Experimental, Head of Wantastiquet, Melodic, Minimalistic, Neo-Folk

Visual Terror: Skinny Puppy – Assimilate

A prime example of a great scene presence and a great way to end a song!

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Audial Terror: La Campanella

Time for some classical madness, La Campanella!

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