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Behind the Shadow Drops

Behind the Shadow Drops is the new solo project of Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto, founding guitarist of the fantastic instrumental band MONO. formed in 2016, the project integrates many different forms of music, most notably ambient, trip-hop and other minimal musical elements, and will soon give birth to a first album named H a r m o n i c.

expected on 22th september on Temporary Residence, the album features drums, percussion and programming by John McEntire (Tortoise and The Sea And The Cake) who also mixed the album, as well the fabulous Helen Money, a very impressive rock cellist, who toured with Russian Circles last year.

the first single Positive Shadow, Negative Light directed by Julien Levy offers us an elegant spectral journey under the stars.

you may pre-order H a r m o n i c  by clicking on the above album cover.

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Hiss Spun

the sumptuous Chelsea Wolfe is treating us with a new video entitled 16 Psyche, a second excerpt taken from her sixth album Hiss Spun, out on 22nd september on Sargent House. you will probably notice the presence of Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens Of The Stone Age’s sensational guitarist) who supports Wolfe on lead guitar. Hiss Spun features also bandmate Ben Chisholm on bass, piano and electronics, and drummer Jess Gowrie (from Happy Fangs), a long-time companion who reunites with the goth-folk songwriter for the occasion.

the deep-howling voice of Aaron Turner (singer for Isis) also accompanies Wolfe’s childish vocal part on Vex, the first single unveiled at the beginning of the month.

we invite you to read the enlightening interview that Wolfe gave to Noisey, in which she unfolds Hiss Spun‘s genesis. the new album can be preordered here.

Nothing @ Amoeba Green Room Session

Nothing, as if the band was to perform an acoustic set in your bedroom, well, almost. the quartet performed an intimate, very moving, live session in the green room at Amoeba Hollywood in last february.
a good occasion to finger the band’s spleen and beauty.

Cloud Nothings: Modern Act

as previously announced, Cloud Nothings will release Life Without Sound on Carpark Records on january 27th 2017.
a new video directed by Michael J.S. Murphy keeps now the travelling companion of their first promising single Modern Act.

the band starts today an extensive tour and will head to the pond on march 7th. oh joy, oh wonder!

November 14th – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
November 16th – Los Angeles, CA – Hi Hat
January 26th – Cleveland, OH – Beachland ballroom
January 27th – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
January 28th – Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
January 30th – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
January 31st – Boston, MA – Paradise
February 1st – New York, NY – Webster Hall
February 3rd – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
February 4th – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
February 6th – Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College
February 7th – Detroit, MI – El Club
February 9th – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
February 10th – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
February 11th – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
February 12th – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
March 1st – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
March 2nd – Malmo, SE – Babel
March 3rd – Stockholm, SE – Debaser Strand
March 5th – Oslo, NO – Parkteatret
March 6th – Hamburg, DE – Knust
March 7th – Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu
March 8th – Munich, DE – Kranhalle
March 9th – Cologne, DE – Luxor
March 11th – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
March 12th – Brussels, BE – Botanique
March 14th – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
March 16th – Bristol, UK – Thekla
March 17th – Glasgow, UK – Stereo
March 18th – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
March 19th – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
March 21st – London, UK – Koko
March 22nd – Birmingham, UK – The Hare & Hounds
March 23rd – Brighton, UK – The Haunt

MULL of OA

mysterious projects are always a thrilling experience, especially when they pair with music.

tomorrow, on the 31st october, MULL of OA will release their first album Rainy Days Friends Bring Me The Horizon on IMANCE.

as we got shaken by the amazing disquieting piano line and fineness of Chaos Lilla/Caol Ila, we got in touch with MULL of OA to know a little more about them. in this specific case, “them” refer to an intimate encounter. an unexpected rendez-vous between a (wo)man and a piano, on a scottish island called islay. a stroke of good fortune in a disused, deconsecrated church close to lagavulin, where a (wo)man met up with a piano, which beautiful, inspiring sound convinced him/her to found MULL of OA, name of the wild and tempestuous western tip of the island.  MULL of OA tells us that she/he first chased the visitors out of the church before recording improvised pieces, improvised moments of intimacy of a new-born musician. an unsuspected one-(wo)man band born last summer while travelling on this piece of land.

as his/her fingers skate on the piano keys for the first time, MULL of OA had no idea that it would give rise to a musical project. without pretending being a pianist, the fingers started to improvise, inspired by the intrinsic qualities of the piano. playing the piano’s valuable, but also imperfect, notes — playing this piano, and not any other one. MULL of OA points it out: “I have played on other pianos since then, and, for the moment, I haven’t found any other instrument with any comparable endearing nature”.

uncertain of the follow-up of the project, MULL of OA is however ready to release new improvisation albums to show listeners how the (wo)man is willing to change as she/he learns the piano further. “Yes, it a genuine project. I started to take piano lessons as I came back from Scotland.”

so, just before the official release of Rainy Days Friends Bring Me The Horizon, we are happy to introduce you to MULL of OA’s captivating music. the video of Chaos Lilla/Caol Ila, which offers a terrific mysterious echo to the piece, was created by Rodolphe Cobetto-Caravanes and Baptiste Sibony.

an authentic masterwork, both musically and visually.

Oiseaux-Tempête’s forthcoming album

our favourite birds are currently working on a new album recorded for the most part in beirut, with the collaboration of Mondkopf’s Paul Régimbeau, along with G.W. Sok, Karkhana’s Sharif Sehnaoui and Mendelson’s Sylvain Joasson, among others. expected in march 2017 on Sub Rosa, their third opus was announced by this inviting teaser directed by Grégoire Orio & Grégoire Couvert (As Human Pattern).

Régimbeau will also contribute to the anticipated concert at Saint Merry Church that Oiseaux-Tempête have in the pipeline in november. the evening will provide the lucky attendants with a rich variety of inspiring compositions, thanks to the support of Karkhana and Moshé O’Grady.

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pg.lost: view from the inside

discovering the studio of a band, gaining a real insight, is not an everyday thing. admiring a few superb posters on a room walls, representing Ghost or Khoma for instance, and enjoying two amazing songs, this is the gorgeous tv-program prepared today by pg.lost who present Off The Beaten Path and Ikaros live from their studio, taken from their latest album Versus.

an almost 15-minute reverie, in company of hooting, rough guitars, but also sirens vocals, an indisputable energy charger, definitely more enjoyable than a tedious box of vitamins.

pg.lost will join forces with Mono and Alcest, on the occasion of their forthcoming co-headlining european tour. here is the entire schedule.

Papier Tigre’s Mood Trials

we don’t know whether you ever had the idea to observe a drummer upside down, but Papier Tigre did!

the video directed by Julien Courquin explores Pierre-Antoine Parois inside out with Mood Trials, a delicious track taken from Papier Tigre’s last album released in april on Murailles Record.

Verdaillon

the time has come for a moment of spirituality and reverence, as the pond goes into autumn quarters flood-lighted by generous indian-summer sun beams.

french ambient-drone Saåad return with a new album untitled Verdaillon released this month on In Paradisum. this musical live piece created by Romain Barbot and Gregory Buffier was commissioned by the festivals Les Siestes Électroniques & Toulouse Les Orgues, who offered the band to play on the Puget symphonic pipe organ in the Church of Notre-Dame de la Dalbade, in france.

genuine celestial beauty, this new album doesn’t turn Saåad’s back on drones and samples, and synthesizes the spirit of sacred music, with the support of experimental, electronic sounds. Verdaillon invites you to believe in the beauty of spiritual music, using your own organs of hearing, instead of following the dogmas of faith.


 
the video shot and directed by Grégoire Orio (As Human Pattern) is an introduction to the recording of the album, and to the magnificent piece of work created by Prosper Moitessier in 1844, which was rebuilt by Eugène Puget in 1927.

Dinosaur Jr’s Tiny

Dinosaur Jr. have issued a new album entitled Give Me A Glimpse Of What Yer Not on august 5th via Jagjaguwar. the band previewed the album by releasing Tiny music video, starring the amazing J Mascis and Beefy, his (no-less amazing) bulldog, who is a damned good skater. yeah.