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…

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…

STRANGE HORIZON – Beyond the Strange Horizon

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: Beyond The Strange Horizon | Strange Horizon (bandcamp.com) Yes, this is just what the good doctor ordered; a thoroughly convincing and energetic stoner rock/doom metal opus that pays tribute to the days of yore when fuzzy riffs ruled the roost and records were heavy as fuck while simultaneously looking to the…

KORNMO – Svartisen (Remaster 2022)

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: Svartisen | Kornmo (bandcamp.com) What a lovely surprise this one was! The Norwegian symphonic prog rockers Kornmo originally released this melodically gorgeous and evocative opus of theirs back in 2017, but as far as I know the idea of re-mixing and re-mastering the record was something that had been lingering in…

MAJOR PARKINSON – A NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://majorparkinson.bandcamp.com/album/a-night-at-the-library How does one even begin to describe or portray Major Parkinson’s brand and style of music? Honestly, I have no idea. Progressive in nature and forward-thinking but endowed with the sensibilities of singer/songwriter music, the band’s outputs have been nothing short of dramatic, theatrical, and riveting. Recorded during the pandemic,…

LARSEN AND THE COLOURED DREAMS – Bucket List

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://larsenthecoloureddreams.bandcamp.com/releases Spearheaded by Kjell B. Larsen from renowned prog rockers Ruphus and backed by a talented cast of musicians, this brand-new Norwegian outfit using the psychedelic moniker Larsen and the Coloured Dreams has released a rather pleasant and occasionally soothing record in the shape of “Bucket List” The musical blueprint is…