Domadora Stream New Album The Violent Mystical Sukuma

Posted in Whathaveyou on July 8th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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Hard to argue with the brand of psych jamming Parisian trio Domadora dig into on their second full-length, The Violent Mystical Sukuma, so I won’t try. The band were featured in a podcast earlier this spring, but they’ve made the album streaming in full, and I guess if there’s a point to the news at all, it’s “hey, this record exists.” And so it does. They’ve earned a host of Earthless comparisons along the way, and covered them as well as Tia Carrera, which should give you a fair idea of where they’re coming from, but Domadora‘s first album, 2013’s Tibetan Monk, was picked up for release by Kozmik Artifactz, and whether or not a similar fate awaits The Violent Mystical Sukuma, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

The PR wire brings info and links:

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70’s Heavy-Psych Rockers Domadora stream new full-length album

3 years after their very well-received ‘Tibetan Monk’, French 70’s Heavy-Psych Rockers Domadora released a few week ago a brand new full-length album called ‘The Violent Mystical Sukuma’ for CD and Digital formats on Bandcamp and the main legal platforms (iTunes, Deezer, Amazon…). In addition to the release, the album is also available right now for full streaming at the same location or SoundCloud.

Influenced by the 60’s and 70’s vibes from Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin, Heavy Psych/Rock/Stoner power-trio from France Domadora delivers psychedelic stoned jams since its birth around the shade of bands such as Fatso Jetson or Karma to Burn.

In 2013, the band released its debut full-length album acclaimed by both critics and public and then toured massively with big names such as Pentagram, Baroness, Earthless of Yawning Man before to work again on a new record.

Three years later, Domadora unleashed its very awaited new full-length effort : ‘The Violent Mystical Sukuma’.

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audiObelisk Transmission 057

Posted in Podcasts on April 22nd, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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Given my druthers, I’d have had this up more than a week ago, but there was a bit of a crunch last week as you may have seen, so here we are. Better late than something something. The important thing is here’s about two hours’ worth of new music from psych to drone to sludge and if I do say so myself, it’s a pretty good mix of all of it. The first hour gets pretty driving by the time you get down to Gozu and Domadora before the big chill out with New Planet Trampoline, and though I’m always happy to include audio from improv specialists Øresund Space Collective, their “Ode to a Black Hole Pt. 1” might be their most tripped-out affair yet. Darker for sure, but way, way gone.

As always, the theme is simple — new music — and the goal is perhaps you’ll hear something you didn’t know before. The impact of Elephant Tree’s “Aphotic Blues” forced itself into the playlist, and I’ve been digging the hell out of new Goya, Telstar Sound Drone and Gozu releases, so they had to be here too. I hear some Floor in Spotlights, but there’s more to them than just that, which I think you can hear in “The Grower,” and that’s really just the start of what gets to be pretty expansive by the time it’s finished. Hope you enjoy.

Track details follow:

First Hour:

0:00:00 Curse the Son, “Sleepwalker Wakes” from Isolator
0:05:58 Valley of the Sun, “The Hunt” from Volume Rock
0:08:14 Spotlights, “The Grower” from Tidals
0:15:27 Dunbarrow, “The Crows Ain’t Far Behind” from Dunbarrow
0:18:47 Goya, “Last” from The Enemy
0:23:27 Sourvein, “Avian Dawn” from Aquatic Occult
0:26:54 Gozu, “Nature Boy” from Revival
0:30:01 Domadora, “Rocking Crash Hero” from The Violent Mystical Sukuma
0:34:40 New Planet Trampoline, “Acts of Mania” from Dark Rides and Grim Visions
0:43:26 Telstar Sound Drone, “Dead Spaces” from Magical Solutions to Everyday Struggles
0:49:27 Samavayo, “Overrun” from Dakota
0:55:58 Elephant Tree, “Aphotic Blues” from Elephant Tree

Second Hour:

1:01:53 Black Moon Circle, “Warp Speed” from Sea of Clouds
1:14:54 Jupiter, “In Flux” from Interstellar Chronodive
1:28:43 Øresund Space Collective, “Ode to a Black Hole Pt. I” from Ode to a Black Hole

Total running time: 1:54:43

 

Thank you for listening.

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Kozmik Artifactz Streams New Label Compilation Home of the Good Sounds Vol. 2; Free Download Available

Posted in audiObelisk on June 9th, 2015 by JJ Koczan

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Over the last couple years, Kozmik Artifactz and its close cohort, Bilocation Records, have assembled one of the most enviable label rosters in the world for heavy rock and roll and psychedelia. Their commitment is to vinyl releases in limited quantities, and their stuff usually goes. It’s harder to get in the States with import prices, but their reach includes American acts like Ruby the HatchetBison MachineValley of the SunSpace God Ritual and The Dirty Streets, all of whom are featured alongside European groups Somali Yacht Club (Ukraine), Earthmass (UK), Sonora Ritual (Germany) and Domadora (France) as well as Australia’s Child on the new 18-track Home of the Good Sounds Vol. 2 label sampler, which is out today.

With new music from The Heavy Eyes — “Somniloquy” is the first I’ve heard of their upcoming third LP, He Dreams of Lions — as well as Buzzard, the new project from Place of Skulls and Pentagram drummer “Minnesota” Pete Campbell, and home of the good sounds vol 2 backUK trio Mammothwing, the sampler should have no trouble piquing interest among the converted while more familiar cuts from The Kings of Frog Island and Valley of the Sun reinforce a solid mixtape feel. I won’t belabor the point that you’re probably about to spend a decent portion of your afternoon head-to-head with these songs — it’s 18 tracks, after all — but there’s a decent flow from one to the next and it’s clear the label was looking to do more than just toss together something haphazardly. Anyone who’s ever held a piece of their vinyl can probably tell you that’s not how they roll.

Plenty of variety, plenty of heavy, and some brand new stuff to preview what they have coming hopefully before the end of 2015, there’s really no way to lose. If nothing else, you can’t beat the price. Kozmik Artifactz was kind enough to let me announce the comp’s arrival, and you’ll find it on the player below, courtesy of their Bandcamp, followed by their official word on today’s release.

Please enjoy:

Kozmik Artifactz and Bilocation Records are very proud to offer to their new and old followers the second label compilation ‘Home of the good sounds – Vol. 2’. The sampler features 18 bands from all over the planet including 12 tracks that are not published on vinyl yet, three of them are exclusively to be heard here: new stuff from The Heavy Eyes from their forthcoming third album ‘He dreams of lions’, mighty Buzzard (featuring Pete Campbell from Pentagram) with ‘Is you Is’ and Mammothwing with a new track from their upcoming epic album ‘Morning light’.

For further informations to bands and releases visit our website www.kozmik-artifactz.com and our shop at http://shop.bilocationrecords.com/.

Thanks to our artist for creating so exciting music and to our customers and friends for their endless support – It is the music that matters!

The Kozmik Crew.

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On the Radar: Domadora

Posted in On the Radar on June 7th, 2012 by JJ Koczan

Probably more even than most bands, your first listen to Parisian trio Domadora is going to determine your overall impression of the band. Yeah, you’re probably thinking that happens all the time anyway, but I mean it. The three-piece of guitarist/vocalist Belwil, drummer Fred and bassist Guiom seem to basically have to modes of operating. Check it out:

“On the Highway” indeed. It’s some pretty straightforward stoner rock, vaguely reminiscent of early The Atomic Bitchwax, but melodically aware and not at all offensive in its approach. More or less, if I told you there’s a heavy rock band from Paris who dig their Fu Manchu and the Bitchwax and have songs about fast cars, and I played you “Lost on the Highway,” you wouldn’t tell me I was wrong about Domadora.

Now get a load of this:

I first encountered both these tracks on YouTube, and initially, I didn’t believe they were actually the same band. Not that a band can’t engage in both regular-type verse/chorus songwriting and then psych jam their way into the deep reaches of space rock, just that most bands don’t. Domadora, to the best of my knowledge, don’t have an album out (their website is more fun to navigate than it is informative), so how they might blend these sides of their sound on a full-length remains to be seen, but the prospect of their trying to bridge a sonic divide of this size is interesting enough in itself for me to want to keep them on the radar. So here we are.

Domadora has more tracks streaming on their Soundcloud, including a rough version of a Stooges cover, and are on Thee Facebooks here. All their stuff, whichever side it’s coming from, is pretty formative-sounding, but it should be fascinating to see where they wind up.

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