Posts Tagged ‘africantape’

5th September
written by

Kythibong, Africantape and Herzfeld have joined forces to release the next Electric Electric, out October 3rd. Double Gatefold will be released on Africantape.

Artwork ->

Comments Off on Electric Electric coming up!
10th September
written by

4009702131-1Ever tired of Monads? I am. I know a lot of people who are. In computer science this is like highlight of all frustrations. An IO Monad is (said in a humane way) something that can contain your logics separated from actual input/output. It’s something that enables you to abstract from the side-effects of communication, so it won’t poison your reasoning. And this makes perfect sense: Say you’re a band, and you have your own reasoning about music. Why care about the side-effects?

For Io Monade Stanca there seems to be a logic that music is worth the intuition it can distract and dismantle. It sounds like Shellac and June of 44, for sure dusty. Unlike their old influences they play with a sort of confused/confusing orientation towards noise rock. The band is fully in sync about their mission, yet sounding like something in chaos and without an aim. It’s a technical fascination to listen to, but at the same time played at a slow pace. Maybe I’m as insane as the music, but I’ve been listening a lot to this in the background of my work. It’s like fragments pieced together, resembling what music might be in my subconsciousness.

And like the previous review, I’ll leave you with a link, so you can procrastinate about something the band happened to mention in a song title.

Io Monade Stanca - The Impossible Story of Bubu
Africantape, October 2009

Comments Off on IO Monade Stanca – The Impossible Story of Bubu
9th April
written by

passe montagne - oh my satanPasse Montagne has a sound typical of 90s noiserock, especially Shellac. But their short, fast grind-like tracks are constantly changing between rhythms and riffs that make them sound skizo, like Don Cab or Hella. It’s a crazy energy shock, but just the kind of thing to put on if you need your hyperactive disorders cured. There’s even some hooks in there, so for a few seconds they’ll make you feel comfortable in their environment before once again shredding the rhythm and the melody. Like balancing on your toes.

Passe Montagne - Oh My Satan
Africantape, April 2009

Comments Off on Passe Montagne – Oh My Satan