Friday, September 23, 2011

Thou shalt listen to Thou, pt. 2: Thou shalt listen to Thou and some other bands too.

Remember when I mentioned that you can download Thou's Tyrant on Well, turns out Thou offers free downloads of most of their stuff right on their official website. So, without further ado, click this and download some of that sludgy goodness.

With similar intentions but with a considerably smaller back catalogue, Kowloon Walled City also offers some free sludgy goodness. Though they don't have as much material under their belts as Thou, they aren't any less awesome. Because they are, too, fucking awesome.

And in other news Denovali Records also has a page with a whole bunch of free downloads, right here. So, click that thing there as well, and download some of that sludgy goodness.

Sludgy goodness for free, legally. Awesome, in my humble opinion.
But don't forget to buy the records once you realize you love them!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pick of the week: Barn Owl - Lost in the Glare

I was picking up a couple of Church of Misery LPs when I heard this album playing in the record store. The music intrigued me and prompted me to inquire as to what it was. "Barn Owl", they said. And so I bought that album as well. It's called Lost in the Glare.

The only other album I've acquired in a similar fashion is Hex: Or Printing in the Infernal Method by dronesters-turned-well-something-else Earth. This is just as well, since at times Barn Owl's music reminds me very much of Earth's material. At other times it brings to mind Nadja, Sunn O))) and others of that, more overdriven and fuzzed-out persuasion. At all times, the music stays downtempo and mostly instrumental. Indeed, on the album sleeve it says guitarist-organist Evan Caminiti also does vocals, but on my first listen, I did not notice them at all.

Anyway, take a listen and do your own conclusions:

The album is out now on Thrill Jockey Records.