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Earth – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1&2

Epic post-rock/drone album combo.  Earth are well into their second decade of making music, and rather than stagnating as most bands do, they just keep getting better. A bluesy, subtle, slowed down take on post-rock with sprinklings of their pre-AoD/DoL doom-drone period, the addition of a cello being the most notable development. Dylan Carlson, the main man in the group, is a master of tone and atmosphere. He creates tracks ranging from 3 minutes to 20 minutes all with  the same effect; lulling the listener into a state of placidity. There’s many arguments against the changes the band has taken in terms of their sound, mostly the hardcore fans. I dare say that they have become a lot more accessible, and through  that more popular. It’s not a bad thing, not at all. A reaction born out of their followers ravenousness for more of the same drone-doom. Whatever.

Highly recommend this to be listened to as a combo. It’s an unreal 2 hour experience.

A taster from each album:

Hell’s Winter (AoD/DoL 1):

His Teeth Old Brightly Shine (AoD/DoL 2):

The ‘bums:

Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1

Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 2

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Mouse on Keys – Sezession/An Anxious Object

A vicious and  technically brilliant jazz, post-rock, hardcore band from Tokyo is the best description I can muster. The drummer and one of the insanely talented piano/keyboard players are from the post-rock group Nine Days Wonder . When they play shows they project large images of crazy shit such as; big fucking geometric shapes, abstract shots of Tokyo and mad ‘3D shapes’. S’all p.cool.

The album, An Anxious Object, and the EP, Sezession, are both incredible displays of technical skill. Here’s the first track from the EP.

Ze zips:

Sezession

anxious object

domo arigato

 

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