Friday, 10 September 2010

had a rough night last night, so I'm waking up (very slowly) to some very chilled out ambient music from Cork based musician Letter From Belgium. This is just what I need when my head feels like it's about to fall off, and the extensive use of synthesized sounds creates a very warm, comforting feel to the tracks.

For fans of Boards of Canada especially. As this guy is still pretty much entirely unkown, he's offering his music out for free (as I just discovered whilst writing this post by checking his page), so here are his first and second albums:

Letter From Belgium - LFB001

Letter From Belgium - LFB002

I can't comment on the latter as I haven't yet given it a spin, I will probably post about it tomorrow as I have work soon so no time to do anything!

Let me know what you guys think.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

sat up still, listening to Devil Sold His Soul's stellar release, A Fragile Hope. I don't know how well known they are past the Brit shores, but anyone into metalcore/melodic metal should dig them. Even post-rock fans could poke their head in, if you don't mind some screamed vocals.

Very progressive and thoughtful in their songmaking, they don't rely on riffs and breakdowns to make their point. In fact there's barely a breakdown on the album. There are clean vocals on the tracks, but don't let that put you off as they add to the somewhat haunting atmosphere they create.

I'm seeing these guys very soon, they are supporting Architects and Norma Jean. UK upstarts Lower Than Atlantis are also supporting - although I am not personally a fan, I have to give them mad props for their upcoming tour, as they are playing an insane 48 shows before christmas.

I need to get around to getting Devil Sold His Soul's new release, has anyone heard it? In the meantime, entertain yourselves with this brilliant track:
As The Storm Unfolds

no d/l links for you guys because google is right there you bums.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

punk o'clock

so today I woke up at 1 o'clock and listened to some punk, then got up to have a piss and went back to bed.

then I woke up at 2 o'clock and listened to some more punk.