6.03.2011

Sun Of Nothing - The Guilt Of Feeling Alive [CTS, 2010]




















Following their previous two masterpieces, Sun of Nothing, the spearhead of Greek sonic extremity’s vanguard, are ready to release in collaboration with CTS Productions their third full length album, entitled The Guilt of Feeling Alive. Beyond black metal bleakness, post-metal ingenuity and post-punk numbness, incorporating Koreisch’s cross-genre eclecticism and Godflesh’s nihilistic aura, combining Shining’s catatonic chord pounding, Khanate’s crawling gloom and Discordance Axis’ ear crushing sonic blasts - Sun of Nothing manage to create a sonic identity that’s both personal and radical. Surpassing any easy categorization, they create their unquestionably greatest and richest release to date, adding the peak to an imaginary triptych - a memorial dedicated to the sonic violence and the inner darkness.

Planet Of Zeus - Macho Libre [B-Otherside, 2011]




















Planet Of Zeus were formed back in 2000,when Babis and Yog decided that they could not express themselves within the bands they had played til then. Two years later the band was eventually established as a trio with J.V. on the bass. The band started giving high-energy live performances, playing with several greek bands in Athens and eventually allover Greece. In the summer of 2004 they decided that the time had come to stop fooling around and record their first demo cd (LOOP 430). The second recording of the band took place almost one year after Loop 430. Two of the band's songs were included in the first two Spinalonga Records compilations "In the Junkyard vol.1 and 2". On July '06 Planet of Zeus finally started the recordings of their debut album which came to be "Eleven the Hard Way". At the beginning of year 2007 a new member came on board. Yog grabbed the guitar and Serapheim G. took Yog's place behind the drums. Eventually, "Eleven the Hard Way" was released worlwide on 21st of April 2008, by Casket Music/Copro Records (UK) .During all these years, Planet of Zeus have just been trying to enjoy themselves playing music and continue what bands like Motorhead, Black Sabbath, and Jimi Hendrix's Experience were doing in the past as well as mixing it with todays heavy sound and their own personal flavour. Some bands landed on planet earth to change the face of music...some other bands just came to rock...and that's what Planet of Zeus best do...

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The Dive - The Dive [Spinalonga, 2011]



















Surviving in Athens, influenced and drenched by city rats and the rancid stench lurking in the atmosphere, the Dive put out their debut album. Dark in its most cheerful of melodies, sonic even in its silence, this album manifests its own, peculiar soundprint…

Three Way Plane - Give Us Something New To Shout [Spinalonga, 2011]





















Three Way Plane are a three piece band which was formed at the end of 2003. February 2004: their first gig takes place at An Club. Several concerts with friendly bands followed in Athens and Thessaloniki. One of their best experiences was playing as an opening act for Savage Republic, Senser and Gallon Drunk. Their music is a cross-over of punk rock, indie rock and post hardcore but always with experimental tendencies... 3WP try to be open-minded and create music spontaneously through jamming and improvisation. Therefore they just combine their ideas and write music for their songs. Stratos writes the lyrics talking about anything that distracts his mind. In 2006 they released their EP "Bright Days" in DIY terms and the song "My Best Friend" was also included in the second Spinalonga Records compilation: "In The Junkyard Vol 2". Their debut LP entitled "Give Us Something New To Shout" is out now from Spinalonga Records!

4.13.2011

May Roosevelt - Haunted [self-released, 2011]




















Influenced by the very reverend trinity of Bach, Bjork and Klaus Nomi, May Roosevelt is an extraordinary thereminist, composer and producer with a sense for good, old-fashioned drama. Her classical arrangements will give you the shivers (or, at the very least, remind you of movies that gave you the shivers), with nods to early industrial or electronic music and a passing resemblance to the god of thunder behind a theremin. Like many people, she got into music via her first Casio synth as a kid. If her knack for otherworldly sounds is anything to go by, that Casio must have been possessed by some very restless and musical ghosts.

Plastic Flowers - Meltdown EP [self-released, 2011]




















Naono - Sleepy Pebbles [Archaic Horizon, 2010]




















With an inward flow, Naono's 'Sleepy Pebbles' is a solitary ambient album focused on the inner self. It's lonesome yet comforting in its ability to convey a sense of familiarity through quiet and calming sounds. Gradual shifts in pace and beats that whirl like the eddies of a current, 'Sleepy Pebbles' goes with the flow. Sonics are soft and smooth as if worn by time and the natural elements. Naono forms atmospheres of blues and greys and invokes a hermetical sound that places the listener into a state comfort and inner unity.