The Great Sabatini – Dog Years (2014), Goodbye Audio (2018); Greber – Cemetery Preston (2018)

Today’s Célébration Canadienne continues! Catch up here if you missed the first part, otherwise feel free to keep on reading…

 

The Great SabatiniDog Years (Solar Flare Records / No Why Records / Sludge Hummer, 02 June 2014)

 

The Great SabatiniGoodbye Audio (No Why Records / Ancient Temple Recordings / No List Records / Pink Lemonade Records, 16 November 2018)

 

GreberCemetery Preston (No Why Records / Ancient Temple Recordings / D7i Records / Hibernation Release / Pink Lemonade Records, 02 February 2018)

 

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Swarm of Spheres – Invest in Your Death (2013), Brother Take Five (2021); Cell Press – S/T (2020)

It’s Friday, and we’re firing up the way-back machine. Got a lot of ground to cover, so there’s no time to waste… Here we go!

 

Swarm of SpheresInvest in Your Death (self-released, 18 October 2013)

 

Swarm of SpheresBrother, Take Five (No Why Records, 15 October 2021)

 

Cell PressCell Press (Ancient Temple Recordings / No Funeral, 27 November 2020)

 

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Stone Machine Electric – Inexplicable Vibrations (2020); Mud Spencer – Fuzz Soup (2022)

Happy New Year! As promised, we’re finally starting to dive into some new releases that are coming out. Today I also wanted to catch up on a slightly older release that I missed writing about the first time around, because — well, because 2020. Time to get fuzzy…

 

Stone Machine ElectricThe Inexplicable Vibrations of Frequencies Within the Cosmic Netherworld (Desert Records, 04 December 2020)

 

Mud SpencerFuzz Soup (Argonauta Records, 21 January 2022)

 

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35 Tapes – Home; Ole Teigen – Aske og Jord (2021)

Well, another day, another couple of records I’d like to call your attention to. These both came out during the first half of last year, and both inhabit kind of the mellower end of the sound spectrum, ranging from prog rock to a sort of minimalistic classical/jazz. Here we go!

 

35 TapesHome (Apollon Records, 12 February 2021)

 

Ole TeigenAske og Jord (Apollon Records, 02 June 2021)

 

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Mordred – The Dark Parade (2021)

Good morning, and here comes some more music for you all to start off your week with!

Don’t worry, I know how to operate a calendar, and I realize it’s Tuesday. But yesterday was a federal holiday here in the U.S., as well as a snow day, so we lazily decided to have ourselves a nice extended weekend.

But today we’re back on track, and I would like to call your attention to an album I particularly enjoyed when it came out last summer. Again, I assure you, I do know how calendars work, and I do realize we’re now into the third week of the new year. Within the next few days I promise the first review of a new 2022 release will be coming! But we’ve still got plenty of older ones to cover that you shouldn’t miss out on.

Like this one: the fourth album overall (and the first in 27 years!) by San Franciscan band Mordred — who, by the way, will be playing their first hometown show of the year this coming weekend, alongside fellow local thrashers Death Angel. Details on tickets (both in-person and live-stream) to be found below.

 

MordredThe Dark Parade (M-Theory Audio, 23 July 2021)

 

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Sunyata – The Great Beyond (2020); Sunnata – Burning in Heaven, Melting on Earth (2021)

Hello out there! In the immortal words of the Barenaked Ladies, it’s been…

Seven days since we got together here, at which time I had shared two albums with you by bands who coincidentally had similar-sounding names, but otherwise had little in common.

Today I’ve got another pair of albums by similarly-named artists, which happened to be released in close proximity to each other — just over and just under a year ago. In this case, while both are still fairly disparate, at least they would both be found somewhere on the doom spectrum… or if nothing else, maybe doom-adjacent? Enjoy!

 

SunyataThe Great Beyond (self-released, 11 November 2020)

 

SunnataBurning in Heaven, Melting on Earth (self-released, 26 February 2021)

 

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TOANWTS – Feral Blood (2019); ANTOAS – Dirges (2021)

Hello there and Happy Friday to you all!

These albums, one nearly three years old and the other reaching its first birthday later this month, have practically nothing in common with each other besides the fact that both bands’ names are lengthy phrases about owls. But sometimes little things like that can randomly grab your attention, and then you accidentally discover that there’s some great music inside, too. I think you just might find this to be the case with either or both of these releases…

 

The Owls Are Not What They SeemFeral Blood (Eleventh Key, 19 March 2019)

 

And Now the Owls Are SmilingDirges (Clobber Records, 29 January 2021)

 

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Boss Keloid – Family the Smiling Thrush (2021)

Counting down some more of 2021’s best releases that we never quite got around to discussing earlier. Here’s one you absolutely must insert into your ears ASAP, if you haven’t already done so!

 

Boss KeloidFamily the Smiling Thrush (Ripple Music, 04 June 2021)

 

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Oryx – Lamenting a Dead World; Melancholia – Static Church (2021)

More 2021 goodness for you to bludgeon your ears with!

Herein, please find the fourth LP by Oryx (Denver CO) and the fourth EP by Melancholia (Bellingham WA).

 

OryxLamenting a Dead World (Translation Loss Records, 30 April 2021)

 

MelancholiaStatic Church (Brutal Panda, 04 June 2021)

 

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Kite – Currents; So Hideous – None But a Pure Heart Can Sing (2021)

Good afternoon, friends; Happy Monday and Happy New Year to you all!

Now that my Top 21 of 2021 list is complete (it was published right as the clock struck midnight on New Years Eve, so, I’m proud to say, this has been the first time in quite a long time — maybe like nine years? — that the year-end list was ready AT the actual end of the year!), I’m setting my sights on checking out all the new 2022 releases that have been pouring in, so I can start sharing them with all you lovely people.

But as always, there’s still a bunch of cleanup to do, plenty of releases from last year (as well as from years past) that we’ve missed discussing, and I’d like to start today by offering two of those for your listening pleasure.

 

KiteCurrents (Majestic Mountain Records, 08 October 2021)

 

So HideousNone But a Pure Heart Can Sing (Silent Pendulum Records, 03 December 2021)

 

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