This is a quite exciting joint adventure. On one hand we’ve got the futuristic, always inventive music of Celldweller and on the other hand, the award-winning science fiction/fantasy author Joshua Viola best known for his eleven-time award-winning ultra-violent novel, “The Bane of Yoto”.
While the music of Celldweller has always sounded as though ripped from the pages of a sci-ﬁ epic; it’s not really a surprise that there was a narrative behind the sound which slowly came together in Klaytonʼs head. So, he teamed up with Joshua Viola to put that story on paper and the story wouldn’t be complete without a proper score, isn’t it?
Released “Blackstar Act One: Purified”, in the form of both an Original Score as well as a fictional eBook give us the full taste of action and adventure.
The story of “Blackstar” is a thrilling sci-ﬁ adventure that will transport fans to the world only hinted at in prior Celldweller albums, while musically is a journey from ’80s-inspired ‘New Retro’ to unsettling ‘Dark Ambient’ to ‘Electronic/Metal’ fury, all while painting an evocative sonic backdrop to the book.
Download a free sample of the ebook and listen into the EP below. (more…)
Foxe Basin is a shallow oceanic basin north of Hudson Bay, in Nunavut, Canada, located between Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula. For most of the year, it is blocked by ice floes.
The nutrient-rich cold waters found in the basin are known to be especially favorable to phytoplankton and the numerous islands within it are important bird habitats, including Sabine’s Gulls and many types of shorebirds. Bowhead whales migrate to the northern part of the basin each summer.
The basin takes its name from the English explorer Luke Foxe who entered the lower part in 1631. Born in Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, Luke Foxe searched for the Northwest Passage across North America. In 1631, he sailed much of the western Hudson Bay before concluding no such passage was possible. Foxe Basin, Foxe Channel and Foxe Peninsula were named after him.
I’ve got not the slightest clue if Miss Foxe Basin is anyway relative to the late Luke Foxe or (more…)
Singer/guitarist of Kabul Golf Club, (and also member of The Rott Childs) Florent Pevee has passed away on Friday 29 november. R.I.P.!
Contorted and dissonant, with roots back to Steve Albini’s Big Black and Shellac, reminding me of some pioneering bands such as Cop Shoot Cop, Cardiacs and H.P. Zinker, and being similarly psycho and sick such as some contemporaries like The Dillinger Escape Plan and Blood Brothers, Kabul Golf Club was one of the most promising experimental HC bands. Read full review HERE.
The band would like to keep his memory alive through his music. Anybody who wants to receive a FREE copy of “Le bal du rat mort” has to send (more…)
Pop art was/is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States, Andy Warhol being one of its leading figure. Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, etc. One of its most powerful instrument is creating collages, sometimes elements are removed from their known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated elements.
And this is something what it’s actually perfectly applicable to Lady Gaga’s third album called “Artpop”. It’s a vivid mixture of dance music (sub) genres, EDM meets hip hop, but nothing it’s art related, no matter how hard Lady Gaga try to shock her audience, followers and the media. Because – once again – this is more about shocking, more about the show, then about the music. What I said/write about “Born This Way” it’s pretty much applicable for “Artpop” as well. I still can sing while I’m showering songs like “Poker Face” or “Paparazzi”, I can’t recall a single melody from her previous album, those “hits” (“Born This Way”, “Judas”, and “The Edge of Glory”) were all less memorable then the songs from her debut album and listening to “Artpop”, around track 5 (“Jewels n’ Drugs”) I can’t recall a single good line or a chorus from her new songs. And this is pretty sad and disappointing. The production it’s fabulous, everything sound great and powerful, it’s quite minimal, but pretty fancy EDM, but there are no songs, the music it’s completely absent once again and a little bit scandal and controversy won’t make that frustrating feeling disappear. (more…)
Glass Elephant is a lustrous, searing result of music forged within the crucible of Brooklyn’s creative music community. The band, whose debut album Atlantic was released in April of 2013, consists of four musicians who are ensconced in a tightly-knit and all-embracing scene. Multi-instrumentalist Russ Flynn and drummer Danny Wolf grew up playing music together on Long Island, New York. They formed a trio in the fall of 2011 with guitarist Sam Petitti, who had been performing with Wolf since their time studying music together at the University of Miami.Sam, Russ and Danny live together in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where much of Atlantic was self-recorded. Work on Atlantic began in the fall of 2011. In the summer of 2012, Glass Elephant welcomed the addition of bassist Jackson Hill. (more…)
Worth to give it a like and grab it: Facebook/Zardonic/free downloads Semargl are a band from Kyyiv, Ukraine
formed in 1997 as a black metal band, later introducing dance pop and mallcore elements to their music. They ubsequently dubbed their new found sound, “Satanic pop metal” – also the title of their debut album released in 2012.
Born and raised in Venezuela, Zardonic encompasses everything from Glitch Hop and Electro to Drum & Bass and Hardcore, all while wearing a frighteningly enigmatic mask that has become his personal brand and signature. His most recent album, ‘Far Beyond Bass – The Vulgar Remixes’, released on grammy nominee AK1200′s label Big Riddim Recordings, features 12 remixes of the tracks contained in the original Vulgar Display Of Bass album, all crafted by top artists like Black Sun Empire, State Of Mind, Counterstrike, etc.
A collaboration between Semargl and Zardonic only can result in an explosive track! (more…)
ZZ Ward (born Zsuzsanna Eva Ward) was born in Abington, Pennsylvania on June 2, 1986, and at the age of 12 she joined her first band, with her father. She recalls that the first song she sang was an Albert King track called “As the Years Go Passing By”. She moved to Los Angeles and signed to E. Kidd Bogart’s Boardwalk Entertainment Group, after which she began work on her debut album, which included work with Kendrick Lamar, Ryan Tedder, Pete Rock, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Theron “Neff-U” Feemster and Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums. While making the Criminal EP, Ward also began work on Eleven Roses, a free mix-tape on which she offered her interpretations of recent tracks by Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino and Tyler, the Creator. For “Criminal” she sampled the beat from “Oil Money” by Freddie Gibbs, who was so impressed by Ward’s remake that he asked to contribute a guest verse to the official version on the EP. The Criminal EP was released (more…)
Located in the medieval city of Brasov, in Transylvania, Romania, Strada Sforii (Romanian for ‘String street’, German: Fadengasse ) it is known as the narrowest street in Europe. Only Spreuerhofstraße, in Germany, and Parliament Street, in England, are narrower.
Finally Strada Sforii now have a dedicated website where you can upload your own pictures, movies, works or tell your story related to the street.
By uploading YOUR WORKS, you allow for your works to be used to showcase and develop Strada SfOrii on the web, in print and socially.
Co-founder/drummer of the Grammy Award-winning rock band System of a Down and singer of the alt-progressive rock band Mt. Helium formerly known as The Apex Theory, Ontronik “Andy” Khachaturian currently produces and performs as an Electronic Music Artist and DJ.
“Anger Management” it’s his recent free release, an extended mix tape which includes 29 titles and runs for over 50 minutes. You can listen, share, give a like and grab it for free from the artist’s SoundCloud page right now.
This is a contorted trip into the post-dubstep, bass fueled modern EDM and the tape incorporate currently influential artists such as: Figure, Kill The Noise, Infected Mushroom, AK9, The Frim, xKore, etc.
Dynamic, noisy, enjoyable. Gonna f*ck up your speakers and your brain – so, grab it, don’t hesitate!! If you were out of space lately, this is also a good opportunity to catch up with the late trends of the EDM scene. For free. Can’t get better than this! (more…)
This was harder then I thought. I was excited about having a true-blood (punk) rock track put up for remixing, then I lost my enthusiasm along the way, but just when I decide it to give up, made a final effort and put it together. Probably some parts from this will ending up elsewhere, so, probably it was not totally a waste of time.