October 6, 2011


And yet another very welcomed addition to the 2012 Roadburn Festival. I've been listening a lot to Canada's Dopethrone the last year or so. If you haven't heard them you can probably guess from their name what you are in for; extremely heavy sludgy doom of course. Check out their two albums, "Demonsmoke" and "Dark Foil" immediately!

Dopethrone will play Voivod‘s Au-delà du Réel on Friday, April 13th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.

October 2, 2011


The first two releases from Stephen O'Malley's (Sunn O))), KTL, Khanate etc) Ideologic Organ label are now in stock.

The first one is Phurpa - Trowo Phurnag Ceremony 2xLP (SOMA001)

Stephen O'Malley comments: "Russian group led by the contemporary artist Alexei Tegin take on a traditional and ancient form of Tibetan ritual music by the name of Bon. While many familiar aspects will be revealed to the informed listener, the group PHURPA takes the polyphonic singing style to a lower key and a slower pace. Over the course of 4 LP sides this meditative listen unveils many spectral illusions and invigorating evolutions in sonic possibilities."

The second release is Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang - Aestuarium LP (SOMA002)

Stephen O'Malley comments: "Amongst many other amazing pieces Jessika & Eyvind collaborated on SUNN O)))'s "Monoliths & Dimensions" album, Jessika leading the choir on the piece "Big Church" and Eyvind composing the acoustic arrangements for "Big Church" & "Alice". I learned an immense amount about music through these collaborations, specifically the idea of Spectral music through research and discussion/reference points of composers such as Grisey and Murail. Aestuarium is a beautiful piece of minimalist spectral music which has brought great pleasure to my ears over the years."

Next up on the label is SUNN O))) Meets Nurse With Wound - The Iron Soul of Nothing 2xLP (SOMA005). More info on that one here.