• Smart Eclectic Group: 2015-03 Final Results

    22 jun 2015, 03:23 av Ataraxiainc


    14 jun 2015, 16:14 av Glejs


    It's been what, 2 years since my last writings here.. I'm doing ok, thanks for asking. Now to the important stuff.. PLEASE follow my music project Glejs on Spotify! I need 250 followers in order to gain access to editing my profile.. I currently have 177 followers..

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  • Mister Sir: The fifth and the last single of Sleep

    11 jun 2015, 04:28 av mistersirband

    The fifth and the last single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is waitin you here:
    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part V
    Slow-wave Sleep.
    The bridge embodies connection between Heaven and Earth, the union of a man and a deity. It is a form of a bond between different points of sacred space. The bridge has always meant a transition from one state to another, a change or a desire for a change.
    Earth and Heaven were once connected by a bridge (or a tree, or a vine), and thanks to this people could easily communicate with gods, because there was no death. Since then the connection between Earth and Heaven has been lost, so you can only cross the bridge as a “spirit”. For that you have to either die, or to enter a trance state. This transition is rather hard to achieve, as it is fraught with dangerous obstacles and not all of the souls are capable of overcoming it.
  • Neeshcast: Album of the Week #21

    29 maj 2015, 20:17 av neesh

    On September 20th Coheed and Cambria’s major label debut will turn 10 years old. In celebration, I’ve picked it for this week’s Album of the Week! Make sure to lend an ear to Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness this week!

    Here’s a Spotify playlist including all of our Albums of the Week to date, with the exception of Cage’s Hell’s Winter, Porcupine Tree’s The Sky Moves Sideways, and King Crimson’s Thrak (they’re not in Spotify’s library).

    Jan 7th – 14th: Cage – Hell’s Winter
    Jan 14th – 21st: Alanis MorissetteJagged Little Pill
    Jan 21st – 28th: 3Wake Pig
    Jan 28th – Feb 4th: RadioheadThe Bends
    Feb 4th – 11th: ThriceVheissu
    Feb 11th – 18th: DeftonesAdrenaline
    Feb 18th - 25th: dredgCatch Without Arms
    Feb 25th - Mar 4th: Mr. BungleDisco Volante
    Mar 4th - 11th: Weerd Science - Friends And Nervous Breakdowns
    Mar 11th - 18th: Jawbreaker - Dear You
    Mar 18th - 25th: Bear vs. Shark - Terrorhawk
    Mar 25th - Apr 1: Porcupine Tree - The Sky Moves Sideways
    Apr 1st - 8th: Circa Survive - Juturna
    Apr 8th - 15th: Sunny Day Real Estate - LP2
    Apr 15th - 22nd: The Receiving End of Sirens - Between the Heart and the Synapse
    Apr 22nd - 29th: Hum - You’d Prefer An Astronaut
    Apr 29th - May 6th: Gatsbys American Dream - Volcano
    May 6th - 13th: The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
    May 13th - 20th: The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
    May 20th - 27th: King Crimson - THRAK
    May 20th - June 3rd: Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

    A new album is announced every Wednesday night during the Neeshcast between 7-11pm Central on Radio Xenu.
  • The dream is real as long as you remember it

    29 maj 2015, 03:19 av mistersirband

    The fourth single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is waiting for you here: https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part IV
    Partial awakening.
    The dream is real as long as you remember it.
    With every second our present inevitably turns into the past and we can’t put the clock back. The main proofs of the existence of this past are our memories. Events that occurred five or ten years ago remain in our memory in a form of sketchy scenes, which contain only the most vivid, sharp and unusual changes in the daily routine. When you cogitate over the past, you watch someone else’s life from the sidelines. But what if some dreams leave not less lively memories about visual, tactual, and taste sensations? If we were to evaluate the reality of the past by the fact of having memories of these sensations, then dreams that were not forgotten in the morning would arguably be just as real.

    Salvador Dali - The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory (1952-1954)
  • The Kut - Kerrang! Video Premiere

    15 maj 2015, 00:44 av criminalrecords

    Kerrang! Magazine premiere the brand new music video by The Kut today (Friday 15th May)!  The track, I Don't Need Therapy is taken from the recent 'Rock Paper Scissors EP' and was directed by Mike Gripz. Watch it from 4pm at http://kerrang.com

    Classic Rock Magazine
    Tracks of the Week
    "Bad Man marks the precise point in the Venn diagram where L7 meets I Wanna Be Your Dog meets Courtney Love, which is equal parts terrifying and a cause for long and rowdy celebration. Punk's not dead, pass it on."

    Kerrang! Magazine 
    "Despite the loud Courtney love references they're more than just Hole II. Mario has an Against Me! Strut to the intro, while DMA is a pounding gem"

    Q Magazine
    Top 5 Tracks To Listen to This Week
    "There's a slice of angst-offloading gutter rock that's a kissing cousin of Hole, but The Kut's scuzz-covered family tree also stretches further back to the garage rampages of The Stooges."
  • We don’t own anything but our inner world

    9 maj 2015, 04:25 av mistersirband

    The third single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is already available here: https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part III
    REM sleep, rapid eye movement stage.
    We don’t own anything but our inner world.
    A dream is the only place where everything is under your control. The law of conservation of energy and substance no longer applies here: you can create any object you like out of thin air, you can bend space at any degree of freedom, you can fly, teleport, rush with the speed of light without fearing experiencing hundreds of g.
    The most interesting part is how our consciousness simulates feelings we’ve never experienced in real life. If during a lucid dream you jump out of a window, first you experience a normal falling (as you should in real life). But just few inches from the ground the falling gradually slows down. When you hit the asphalt, it turns into a jelly, which slowly absorbs you and kicks you out of the current level of sleep.
    Having all of these limitless possibilities one can't help but question the necessity of this “real” world. Why do we need it, if we have a much more pliable inner world where the only masters are we ourselves? The reality is that in this “real” world we don’t own any material things. In a blink of an eye we can lose everything we consider belonging to us “by right”.

    Jacek Yerka - Dream World
  • What would life be like if we wouldn’t have to sleep?

    21 apr 2015, 03:29 av mistersirband

    The second single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is already available here: https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part II
    Light sleep, the second stage of NREM sleep.
    What would life be like if we wouldn’t have to sleep? Certainly, we would have missed a ton of fascinating dreams. But we would have been able to achieve such great heights without drifting off every day even for couple of hours. Alfred Herpin knew it firsthand. This man had a rare case of insomnia, which allowed him not to sleep at all and this in no way reflected on his health. At some point of his life he claimed that he had been constantly awake for at least 10 years in a row. The rest of the more than 6 billion people will never experience this state. Because even just a day of insomnia results in problems with health for all of us. Within a few sleepless days human consciousness loses its clarity, causing an overwhelming desire to fall asleep with occasional “collapses” into a borderline state with confusional consciousness. This method of moral coercion is used during interrogations and is considered to be a refined torture.

    Original painting by © Richard Hess for a New York Times Magazine cover entitled "Insomnia".
  • Maïak creates one of the best post-rock albums of 2015

    10 apr 2015, 18:56 av Velvetleaf

    Maïak creates one of key post-rock releases of 2015. They created to something big, something to be heard! The album is called “A Very Pleasant Way to Die”.

    Filled with the symbolic weight of a catastrophe that arose as the punishment of man’s guilty arrogance in an outburst remained silent, Maïak delivers a dark and powerful instrumental rock that evolves between tenuous melancholy and chaotic blast. Released by Fluttery Records which usually release amazing post-rock, ambient and modern classical albums.

    This post-rock storm comes from Switzerland. If you haven't heard it yet, here they have “A Very Pleasant Way to Die” on Bandcamp.
  • Recommended Release: The Kut - 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP - 20.04.15

    10 apr 2015, 16:52 av criminalrecords

    The Kut are due to release their 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP on Criminal Records, Monday 20th April. This last few months has seen some great support from Scuzz, BBC Introducing, MTV-U, Planet Rock, Kerrang! AXS America, Vevo, Putpat TV and Club NME, and we are delighted to be putting this record out on your radar.

    Listen here >>
    1. I Want You Maniac
    2. Alekhine's Gun
    3. I Don't Need Therapy (clean)
    4. Bad Man

    Give the track's a heart here to help The Kut get more exposure on Last FM

    Photography by Joe Brady.

    Inspired by bands like Deftones, L7, Hole, Incubus, Tool, Placebo, Nirvana, Faith No More and others, The Kut are a rock trio born from the alternative scene. Having been voted into in the winning spots for MTV UK Brand New Unsigned 2014 Poll, their ‘Make Up’ EP was produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / My Vitriol / Page & Plant / Def Leppard), featuring 3 brand new tracks plus 2 previous releases ‘DMA’ and ‘Closure’. The 2014 record saw immense support from Scuzz TV, BBC Introducing, Kerrang! Planet Rock, Kerrang! Radio, AXS, MTV-U, Putpat TV, Vevo and 16 cable channels across the USA.

    Their forthcoming 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP is a quicker than expected follow up to the 'Make Up' EP, and includes horror pop halloween single 'I Want You Maniac'. Alekhine's Gun is second single from the 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP, out 13th April. The Kut release their latest single 'I Don't Need Therapy' on Monday 6th April, which "is about rejecting the ill advice that people try to ram down your throat in the guise of helping you out." The track mixes riot grrrl grunge with contageous riffage and is soon to be accompanied by forthcoming video, produced by Mike Gripz (Boy Better Know / Frisco).

    The debut single from the EP 'I Want You Maniac' was added to the playlists of MTV-U and AXS TV. These US channels joined major UK support from Scuzz TV, Planet Rock, BBC Introducing and Jim Gellatly's New Music Showcase among others. The EP has also been played out in the clubs including Club NME and Medication.

    Pre-order the EP now and get the singles at http://thekut.bandcamp.com

    Or show your support at http://thekut.co.uk | http://thekut.bandcamp.com | http://twitter.com/thekutgirlsrock | http://facebook.com/thekutgirlsrock