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Metal / Re: Tangerine Dream
« Last post by Spinal on March 06, 2015, 09:10:49 AM »
I saw that the Coil-album is now up in the audiofile section, thanks. I'm familiar with BEHERIT, especially Drawing Down The Moon and Electric Doom Synthesis, but not with the Shamaani stuff. I'll try to squeeze that one into my weekly playlist as well.

Regarding the accidental discovery of droning techniques, it seems like the pioneers of electronic ambient music had a high degree of inventivness when it came to trying out new techniques and ways of composition. Judging from the liner notes to TD's Virgin records they used a LOT of equipment, but when they couldn't get what they wanted out of existing musical tools, they created them themselves (atleast that's what I've gathered from the album sleeves) to suit their needs and visions.

Getting back to the original post (I wonder if the topic creator is still around, guess not). Listening to Phaedra in the last couple of weeks has just strenghtened my opinion that it isn't at all whimsical or easy listening. Like other ambient stuff from Brian Eno to this day, this kind of music fits the needs of different listeners (well, I couldn't think of another way to express this stance). If you are receptive to Phaedra, it WILL bring out all kinds of reactions/visions. It is absolutely obscure at some moments, but it is also evocative and majestic.
Arguments pro or against this stance are welcome!
Metal / Re: OSSUAIRE (France) Tape out now! Old school death
« Last post by gabalgabow on March 04, 2015, 05:07:18 PM »

The time has come to open its doors,
and to one more time penetrate the ossuary.

This tape of coagulated medieval blood has received more numerous good reviews!
You are able to travel through the words by following these links:


ZWAREMETAL Webzine (Belgium):

METAL LIBRARY Webzine (Russia):

DEATH METAL.ORG Webzine (Usa):

KAOSGUARDS Webzine (France):

Those who need to learn more about the band can inspect an interview with Olaf I conducted in 2006, quite shortly after the initial release of the recording:

The cassette is still available for the rustic price of 2.50 Euros + postage:

Pile the bones,
Spume the blood,

Audiofile / Coil
« Last post by aquarius on March 03, 2015, 02:31:30 AM »
Oddball stuff able to be appreciated by about 1% of the 1%.
May appeal to fans Suuri Shamaani, Neptune Towers and Maeror Tri.

Coil - Time Machines (1998, Mega)
Metal / Re: Tangerine Dream
« Last post by aquarius on March 03, 2015, 02:09:18 AM »
I've been trying to find the Coil album. Is it the one where they call themselves TIME MACHINES as well? It's from 1998.

Yeah, that's the one. I think they used an alternate name because it was such a different project to the regular Coil material. I don't know if it has much baring on metal but it is at least held in some esteem by a select few. If you are familiar with Beherit at all, then it is worth noting that Marko later went on to start an ambient/drone project called Suuri Shamaani which is fantastic. Perhaps that project represents to something like Time Machines what Neptune Towers does to Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze.

By the way, how did you mean when you wrote that TD/Schulze discovered the technique in question by accident?

I suppose it isn't fair to say 'by accident', but that the 'drone' sound they momentarily stumbled upon was not really a major part of what they were trying to achieve with the rest of their works, nor was it an obvious direct influence on later artists working in this style. But there is actually much that could be extracted from these albums and used to great effect within modern incarnations of the genre (as a lot of it can get fairly bland and lifeless). For example, Klaus Schulze has this remarkable ability to steadily build up and maintain this sense of motion or momentum until it collapses under the sheer power and weight of itself. While Tangerine Dream - Zeit is more notable for the extreme sparseness and mysteriousness it conveys.
Metal / Re: Tangerine Dream
« Last post by Spinal on March 02, 2015, 02:11:50 PM »
I've been trying to find the Coil album. Is it the one where they call themselves TIME MACHINES as well? It's from 1998.
Metal / Re: Tangerine Dream
« Last post by Spinal on March 02, 2015, 01:30:24 PM »
Thanks for the recommendations. I haven't heard any of those records, but I will indeed hear them out. When it comes to the metal stuff, I can hear the drone technique on Filosofem. I'm glad though that Burzum/Varg took another another route on the later ambient/keyboard albums.

By the way, how did you mean when you wrote that TD/Schulze discovered the technique in question by accident?
« Last post by gabalgabow on March 01, 2015, 04:58:05 PM »

Lately the webzine was updated with:

Some interviews:
- VIOGRESSION: The 90's doomy Death metal band is back!

- SKELETHAL: New thrashing death/ putrid death metal band from France.

- SLUGATHOR: The finnish Death metal band was ressurected for the duration of an interview, to clarify some points and matters of the grave.

And some reviews:
-BUTCHER ABC (Jap) Review
-DESECRATE (Spa) Review
-EXANIMATVM (Chile) Review
-MORTA SKULD (Usa) Review
-MUCUS (Bel) Review
-NECROPSY (Fin) Review
-ROTGUT (Malaysia) Review
-SHROUD (Usa) Review
-XTOM HANX (Usa) Review
-CRUSH THE INSECTS (Col) #2. Zine review

Psyosified and macabre clicking:

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Metal / Re: Entire collection for sale vinyl, Cds, Shirts, Hoods, Patch
« Last post by mickO))) on March 01, 2015, 01:49:35 PM »
Up loads of new stuff added
Metal / Re: Last distro news! Old death metal, old brutal death, grindcore...
« Last post by gabalgabow on March 01, 2015, 10:02:07 AM »
Micro distro update

DEADSHOT (Malaysia) Thrash nyentuk ke parai Demo CDr/ Pro CDr. Thrash metal

IRON DOGS (Can) Ripping torment Demo tape. Old styled heavy/ Old speed metal

SOULROT (Chile) Horrors from beyond Demo tape. Old styled death metal

SPASTIC BURN VICTIM (Uk) Carpathian florist Demo tape. Grindcore with crazy influences (Noisecore, jazz...)

Back in stock: CRAWL (Swe) 1: Serpents Demo tape. Death metal

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