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Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
A beguiling and intriguing mix of organic and synthetic instruments, Memoosh is an exciting collaborative album that sounds like Tim Hecker decided to record a jazz album.

Memotone & Soosh, comprised of William Yates (Memotone) and Soroosh Khavari (Soosh), is definitely one of the most fascinating collaborations of 2014. The duo’s reflective and melancholy sound is informed in large part by its diverse range of instruments. Memoosh, the duo’s new album, was made using “a mixture of live instrumentation (guitars, piano, cello, zither, drums, clarinet, synths and numerous others) coupled with effect boxes, samplers, vocals and field recordings, influenced by everything from random static and buzz, to a beautiful early morning rain or the bass thud of a closing door.”


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Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
The retro rock sensibility of "The Sneak Tip", the latest by the Dallas band Oil Boom, is met perfectly by its VHS-quality video.

Anyone nostalgic for the days when watching a movie or old home footage consisted of putting a VHS tape into a player and hoping the thing still worked ought to check out the latest video by the Dallas rock group Oil Boom, “The Sneak Tip”. The song’s rockabilly-esque guitar pairs perfectly with the vintage flair to the visuals, which anyone from the ‘80s or ‘90s will no doubt remember (somewhat) fondly.


“The Sneak Tip” is a track off of Oil Boom’s forthcoming studio LP, Red Metal, which was produced by Jordan Richardson.


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Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin has teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Jon Durant for an exciting progressive jazz album, Etymology. "Précis" is an intriguing taste of what's to come on the album.

Following their 2012 self-titled debut, bassist Colin Edwin (of Porcupine Tree fame) and guitarist Jon Durant have teamed up once again as the progressive jazz duo called Burnt Belief. “Précis”, a track off of the duo’s forthcoming Etymology LP, is an inviting and knotty instrumental that displays a keen ear for melody and, most importantly, a nuanced understanding of groove and rhythm. A nocturnal, electro-jazzy number, “Précis” is an ideal taste of what’s to come on Etymology.


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Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
Following two video teasers, Finnish doom outfit Ghost Brigade has dropped yet another video for their forthcoming album IV - One With the Storm.

At the start of September, the Finnish doom titans in Ghost Brigade announced the forthcoming release of their new studio LP, IV - One With the Storm. This record follows two stellar releases, 2009’s Isolation Songs and 2011’s Until Fear No Longer Defines Us, both of which cemented the group’s status at the forefront of doom. Fans of Katatonia and Swallow the Sun should find themselves at home in the heavy, emotionally charged compositions of this impressive band.


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Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
"Love Song" is a tender, open-hearted duet that's just perfect for those who like their music lovelorn.

The Toronto trio Ménage’s name suggests a certain sensuality about its music. But as attested by the band’s latest tune, “Love Song”, there’s also a tenderness and sadness to the music as well. “Love Song”, which is structured as a duet around a love that has since been lost, is an emotionally resonant number for anyone who has ever experienced heartbreak before.


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