SLEEPYARD – Head Values

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/SleepyardOfficial/ The musically intriguing ensemble known as Sleepyard is something out of the ordinary as evidenced by this mesmerizing new output of theirs named “Head Values”. Solemn piano notes, ambient textures, field recordings, vintage-sounding synthesizers, ethereal vocals, flutes, pedal steel guitars, and percussion are some of the key ingredients here, and…

PICTURE ANN CONJURES UP A VISION OF A LONELY MOORLAND

The ever-unreliable musical entity that is Picture Ann has unfortunately burdened us all with yet another output, namely the digital single entitled ‘A Lonely Moorland’, which was conceived and captured for posterity in early 2022. Inspired by the desolate and windswept moors of Jutland on a cold day in fall, the trance-inducing track is meant…

SONISK BLODBAD – The Shores of Oblivion

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: Sonisk Blodbad – Startside | Facebook The Norwegian ensemble known as Sonisk Blodbad is an intriguing one and the richly textured new opus of theirs entitled “The Shores of Oblivion” is as dark, haunting, and delightfully experimental as one could have hoped for. Layers and waves of electronic sounds wash over…

BREIDABLIK – Alduorka

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://breidablik.bandcamp.com/album/alduorka I must admit that previous to getting my filthy paws on this deeply evocative 2022 opus by Breidablik titled “Alduorka”, I was only familiar with the album named “Nhoohr” (2019) by this excellent experimental synth/ambient/electronic music ensemble, but judging by the quality of these two LPs, I think it is…

PICTURE ANN RELEASES THE ‘A BRIEF EXCURSION INTO LO-FI MELANCHOLY’ EP

A short and somewhat gloomy 4-track EP entitled A Brief Excursion Into Lo-Fi Melancholy by the Danish/Norwegian experimentalists Picture Ann is out now via Bandcamp and all the other digital retailers and outlets both known and unknown. Musically speaking, the four compositions arguably veer more toward minimalism and ambient music than previous outputs by the cursed outfit…

PICTURE ANN RELEASES THE GLOOMY (MISSINGS AND CAPTURES) RETOLD ALBUM

Yet another musically eclectic and delightfully lo-fi output by the experimental ambient/doom metal freaks Picture Ann has seen the light of day, more specifically the full-length album entitled (Missings and Captures) Retold, which was released upon an unsuspecting public on January 28 via all the usual streaming services and digital music stores out there.      …

MONO – Pilgrimage of the Soul

RELEASE YEAR: 2021   BAND URL: https://www.monoofjapan.com/   The experimental rockers Mono released this deeply atmospheric offering of theirs a few months ago, and if you have yet to pick up on this latest output by the Japanese ensemble, then now is the time to invest in this mesmerizing 57-minute journey through ethereal and otherworldly spheres…