EP by Korto

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EP by Korto

Another good find this time out of France with a familiar sound that could have come out of Manchester or the US in the 90s.

I can hear The Stone Roses, Primal Scream in psychedelic mode and vocals reminded me of Janes Addiction.

 

The three piece strikes again with a record that represents the band itself : beauty, chaos, tension and relief.  This ep is the result of numerous jams where the drums/bass remain frenetic, and the guitar/vocals stand impassive in front of what could look like a big beautiful mess.

The band has proudly kept the same team as it’s previous LP to work on that new material: this has been recorded at le K7 studio with Franck Molin, mastered by Renaud de Saint Vaast, and cover designed by the mighty Chufy.

 

 

 

 

Atrium by Sex Park

 

 

New and recommended: Atrium by Sex Park

Well, it is my birthday soon so I decided to treat myself and this is one of a few albums and singles I picked up.

I stumbled on this band as a recommended similar sound to another group I’m getting into at the moment.

If you like 80s goth sounds, check this out:

 

 

Tyrell Mind

Estate album cover

 

Last of the electronic experiments for a while, here is a four track Techno EP entitled Tyrell Mind – inspired by the original Blade Runner world.

 

 

 

 

I’ll be focusing on more guitar based music over the summer.

 

 

 

Isolation Projekt

Estate album cover

 

Three tracks created exclusively with the Isolation Loops sound pack from Hainbach

It was tempting to add my own sounds but I challenged myself not to. I was looking for a deep bass and percussion so I had to play around to create them from the sounds available.

 

 

 

 

NINE INCH NAILS RELEASE GHOSTS V-VI FREE

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NINE INCH NAILS release GHOSTS V-VI as a free download with the following statement:

 

 

FRIENDS-

WEIRD TIMES INDEED…

AS THE NEWS SEEMS TO TURN EVER MORE GRIM BY THE HOUR, WE’VE FOUND OURSELVES VACILLATING WILDLY BETWEEN FEELING LIKE THERE MAY BE HOPE AT TIMES TO UTTER DESPAIR – OFTEN CHANGING MINUTE TO MINUTE.

ALTHOUGH EACH OF US DEFINE OURSELVES AS ANTISOCIAL-TYPES WHO PREFER BEING ON OUR OWN, THIS SITUATION HAS REALLY MADE US APPRECIATE THE POWER AND NEED FOR CONNECTION.

MUSIC – WHETHER LISTENING TO IT, THINKING ABOUT IT OR CREATING IT – HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE THING THAT HELPED US GET THROUGH ANYTHING – GOOD OR BAD. WITH THAT IN MIND, WE DECIDED TO BURN THE MIDNIGHT OIL AND COMPLETE THESE NEW GHOSTS RECORDS AS A MEANS OF STAYING SOMEWHAT SANE.

GHOSTS V: TOGETHER IS FOR WHEN THINGS SEEM LIKE IT MIGHT ALL BE OKAY, AND GHOSTS VI: LOCUSTS… WELL, YOU’LL FIGURE IT OUT.

IT MADE US FEEL BETTER TO MAKE THESE AND IT FEELS GOOD TO SHARE THEM. MUSIC HAS ALWAYS HAD A WAY OF MAKING US FEEL A LITTLE LESS ALONE IN THE WORLD… AND HOPEFULLY IT DOES FOR YOU, TOO. REMEMBER, EVERYONE IS IN THIS THING TOGETHER AND THIS TOO SHALL PASS.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN SOON.
BE SMART AND SAFE AND TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER.

WITH LOVE,
TRENT & ATTICUS

 

 

GHOSTS V: TOGETHER and GHOSTS VI: LOCUSTS are available for download here.

 

I’ve been a fan of NINE INCH NAILS for a few years. The first NIN song I heard was a cover of JOY DIVISION‘s Dead Souls from The Crow movie soundtrack. I picked it up on cassette at a new age goth shop I used to pop into on the way home from work.

 

 

I bought the fragile double album a couple of years later by chance on the day it was released. I was heading off on a trip and popped into a record shop looking for something different to listen to for the journey. I was feeling a bit depressed at the time so it had to be something unpretentious – the last thing I wanted to hear was upbeat, happy garbage.

 

 

The album blew me away and I bought all their music after that.  Nine Inch Nails haven’t let me down, aside from a cancelled gig in London, their music has evolved along with my tastes and remains one of a few bands I haven’t changed my opinion of over time.

 

 

 

 

5 Bandcamp Friday Purchases

 

Today, Support Artists Impacted By the Covid-19 Pandemic

 

The Cosmics, Automatic and Homemade Weapons

– an eclectic mix of UK garage punk, LA krautrock bass pop and Seattle drum and bass.

 

To raise even more awareness around the pandemic’s impact on musicians everywhere, we’re waiving our revenue share on sales today (Friday, March 20th, from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), and rallying the Bandcamp community to put much needed money directly into artists’ pockets. – Bandcamp

 

Bandcamp Collection

 

 

 

 

 

Estate EP

ESTATE

Two preview tracks of a 5 track EP to be released 22/03/2020, on the theme of 1960s – 1980s British council estates.

At least one more track to be added before the release on Monday.

UPDATE 18/3/2020: Track 5 added