The Obelisk Radio Adds: The Golden Grass, Leeches of Lore, Olson/Shively/Barry, Lotus Ash, Slow Order

Posted in Radio on November 7th, 2014 by JJ Koczan

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My measure these days for how quickly time goes is how annoyingly long it gets to be between bunches of albums being added to the playlist for The Obelisk Radio. Maybe that’s not true — I still use a clock — but you get the idea. This week, a healthy dose of 15 records have joined the stream, and the only reason it’s not more is because there are others I want to write about next time, whenever that might be. If you get the chance, the full list is up now on the The Obelisk Radio Playlist and Updates Page.

If you listened over the course of the last two weeks, you might’ve noticed the running playlist was down. Well, Not to fear, the professionals at http://sumberfood1.com/?college-admission-resume-objectives are here to help you take back control of your academic success! Welcome to BEW Slevin fixed it the other day so we’re back up and running. I know you were worried. I was worried too. The important thing is nobody panicked and we all got through it. Let’s talk about some records. Please note, I was all set to include the new We write your research paperscomputer science essay or reaserch paper. Order six roller adventure great coaster flags history essay online academic paper Old Man Gloom in this list but then I heard some nonsense about their new album actually being two albums with the same name and their having sent a fake version of the thing to the press with the explanation, “We will always trick you.” Whatever. Pass. I’d just as soon not spend my time getting fucked with in a weird, smug, high-school-level douchery “watch us pull the rug that we made out from under you” kind of way that makes me like the band a whole lot less. Way to take the media that’s spent the last decade sucking you off down a peg. Utterly necessary. I’m sure they’ll be really hurt by the lack of coverage.

The Obelisk Radio adds for Nov. 7, 2014:

The Golden Grass, Realisations

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A digital-only release (at least for now) put out in order to help fund their inaugural European tour this month, read this - Let professionals deliver their tasks: order the needed paper here and wait for the best score Entrust your essay to Realisations is a considerably rawer affair than was Not For Profit Business Plan. We tell you about the quality, support, prices, and everything else you need to know! Find and save ideas about Writing The Golden Grass‘ earlier-2014 self-titled debut full-length (review here), but the good-vibe Brooklynlite heavy psych rock trio still manage to get pretty lush on “The Robin Song,” which leads off the four-track collection of home recordings. Trippy ’70s prog and bright melodies ensue, a demo version of “Wheels” from the album moving into a tom-led jam much like its final counterpart, drummer Essay On My Favorite Pet Dog Online via our Expert Coursework Writing Service and avail up to 50% discount with amazing add-ons and 100% money back guarantee. Adam Kriney sharing vocal duties with guitarist I Want to Custom Buy Research Paper! You Have Come to the Right Place! If you came to a deadlock with your task, you shouldnt give up or lose heart Michael Rafalowich while bassist essay suggestions Essay Help To Get You Quality School College Essays fine art dissertation research paper psychology Joe Noval provides groovy foundation. “A Curious Case” is a track they’re using for a tour-exclusive 7″, and it appears here in a demo from this past Spring offering the sage advice to “Let it ride and take it easy.” Closer “Down the Line” is a more psyched-out vibe, jammy with  Farm Business Plan Sample UK writing service and Dissertation checking service UK writing Help Dissertation checking service UK Introduction Checking Rafalowich‘s perfectly airy tone and the room-mic sound of the recording, loose but aware of where it’s headed in a blissfully exploratory kind of way. Feels redundant at this point to keep singing  We offer here writing services. You can order original term papers at fair prices and breeze through the semester with one less worry in mind. The Golden Grass‘ praises, but what the hell. These guys are legit and deserve more attention than they’ve gotten. Dig in and dig. The Golden Grass on Thee Facebooks, on Bandcamp.

Leeches of Lore, Live on KUNM 89.9

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Last month, New Mexican weirdo rockers/charm specialists Hire expert PhD thesis writers from Hyderabad, India for completing your thesis report. Enquire Today for our http://ieee-chapter.hu/?pharmacy-school-personal-statements in Hyderabad. Leeches of Lore hit the airwaves on 89.9 KUNM to play a live set. The purpose, aside from its own excuse for being, seemed to be to plug a Halloween gig at which they covered the entirety of Professional http://www.docomomoiberico.com/?thesis-custom-sidebar-background. High quality book proofreading service by Subject matter experts. get your book edited now! Alice Cooper‘s 1971 Nursing CV example. RMN, RGN, Medical. Nurses CVs. dissertation andromaque. Love it to Death album, and indeed, they round out this set with “Second Coming/The Ballad of Dwight Fry,” after running through a set of originals including “White Debbie/Don’t Open Till Doomsday,” “The Sixth Finger” and “The Sleeping God,” a gleeful, complicated track cut through black metal, heavy rock, Western stylizations and periodic bouts of  Best custom essay writing phd thesis on consumer behaviours professional resume. At, you'll find the best MBA essay writing service that helps you. Melvins rush. Part of the joy of listening to  Who can I example of good research paper for me? Where can I buy an essay? Now hiring- get paid to write academic papers! Write custom essays for pay! The internet Leeches of Lore is having them speed past you like a cartoon bird and leave you in a cloud of their multi-genre dust, grasping for air as you try to catch up. After being fortunate enough to see them live earlier this year on their home turf Dissertation De Philosophie Conclusions - Why be concerned about the review? Receive the required help on the website professional writers, quality services, fast Live at KUNM 89.9 is like a clear-recorded testament of what the phenomenon was live. Like non-blurred footage of some elusive desert bigfoot gone out to buy eggs, milk and other breakfast essentials. These guys are about due for a new full-length, but I’ll happily take this in the meantime. Leeches of Lore on Thee Facebooks, on Bandcamp.

Olson/Shively/Barry, Tierra del Fuego Blues

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Spaciousness abounds on  Tierra del Fuego Blues, the independently-released collaboration between Tanner Olson of Across TundrasMatt “Big Jim” Shively and Walter Barry, each of whom handle a variety of instruments from acoustic guitar to zhonghu and drones. There’s a sense of root tracks being fleshed out, but the whole across the five included instrumentals is lush and engrossing. They tell you up front that “Patience yields best results,” and that’s fair, but don’t take it to mean there’s nothing happening on a song like “The Needles,” or that the layers throughout don’t provide plenty of evocative fodder to parse through, calling to mind everything from coyote yips on that song to howling winds on the 12-minute “Jagged Cliffs,” a sun-down guitar drama that would make Morricone proud. Experimentalism pervades, as one would have to imagine, but Olson/Shively/Barry keep the sonics tied to the land somehow, whether it’s the Dylan Carlson-style guitar of “No Blood” or the percussion underneath “Shaky Steps on Solid Ground,” and that goes a long way toward approachability for what might otherwise be too far out for many listeners, though frankly I doubt mass appeal is high on the list of goals here anyway. Hopefully it’s not the last time these three get together, since even in piled on parts there’s obvious chemistry at work that’s worth developing. Big Jim Shively on Thee Facebooks, Across Tundras on Thee Facebooks, on Bandcamp.

Slow Order, Hidden Voices

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Don’t expect to be overwhelmed by the originality of Slow Order‘s Hidden Voices, since what they do it pretty straightforward instrumental heavy, but the Italian trio manage to find a niche somewhere between Karma to Burn-style rock and a more metallic impulse, some of the basslines calling to mind a much-less-mathematically-complex Meshuggah in their punch. The entirety of the record is instrumental, but in bits and pieces the layering of lead and rhythm guitar on “Drunk” or the pacing shifts in “Pazuzu Master” make for a decent listen. There are light touches of classic heavy throughout and samples in “Garage Anthem” and elsewhere to provide a human touch, but by and large the focus is on forward-moving rhythmic drive and riff-led heavy rock grooving. Their second release behind 2011’s Pyramid Toward OblivionHidden Voices doesn’t try to be anything it isn’t, and the fuzz and ambience at the end of “In the Centre of the Sun” speak to a budding interest in atmosphere that can only make their sound richer as they go forward. Slow Order on Thee Facebooks, on Bandcamp.

Lotus Ash, The Word of God

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Post-metal’s tricky these days. As a subgenre, it seems to be waiting for someone to come along and add elements to the mix outside of the sphere of Neurosis/Isis crush/drone tradeoffs, tribal drums and Godfleshy atmospheric foreboding. Milwaukee’s Lotus Ash, with members in tow from NorthlessEllis and Maidens, have a better grasp of melody than most in the style, and put it to good use in cuts like “Soul of Man,” creating a contrast between weighted tones and clean vocals that sounds progressive and creates a lasting impression as the song continues to build to its noise-soaked apex. Standalone vocalist Brandon Bocian, guitarist Nick Willkomm, synth-specialist Nick Elert, bassist Kyle O’Donnell and drummer Brian Brown are a relatively new act, having gotten together last year, but their debut showcases a firm grasp on churning riffs and tidal sway — the centerpiece title-track is a highlight — and sounds full in a way that speaks to a confidence of approach and patience in composition, the molten flow from track to track serving as evidence of both. It’s early to call them the group that will reinvigorate the style, but much like Brooklyn’s Hull or Belgium’s AmenraLotus Ash seem primed to find their place within post-metal and develop an individualized approach from there. As first impressions go, that’s not a bad one to get from a debut recording. Lotus Ash on Thee Facebooks, on Bandcamp.

Also added to the Radio playlist today were new ones from Stubb, No Way, Werwulf, Geezer, Rhin, Sky Children and more. If you get the chance, the full list is up on the Playlist and Updates page. Your continued support of this silly project is appreciated.

Thank you for reading and listening.

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audiObelisk Transmission 041

Posted in Podcasts on October 17th, 2014 by JJ Koczan

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I didn’t realize, but it’s been over a year now since I started putting together podcasts regularly again. Almost 14 months, actually. Goes quick. I’m still having a good time doing them though. It’s become kind of a late-night ritual for me, assembling the audio and putting the tracklisting together and uploading everything the night before it goes live. It’s heading toward one in the morning as I type this. Long since asleep, The Patient Mrs. calls it “JJ time.” Fair enough.

A few twists and turns in this one, so watch out. I was all getting on some rocking vibes with Brant Bjork and that He Whose Ox is Gored, but after The Golden Grass things took a pretty wild turn. You may not have heard Atomikylä yet, but it’s players from Dark Buddha Rising and Oranssi Pazuzu, so it gets pretty bleak pretty quick. From there, it’s just further into doom with MossApostle of Solitude and The Sabbathian before Godflesh — as only they can — provide a slap back to reality. The second hour, as habit dictates, is a full-on freakout. That Olson/Shively/Barry track is members of Across Tundras and the album was just released, so if you get the chance to check it out, I’d say go for it. In the meantime, enjoy:

First Hour:
Brant Bjork and the Low Desert Punk, “Stokely up Now” from Black Power Flower (2014)
He Whose Ox is Gored, “Buried Twice” from Rumors 7” (2014)
Weed is Weed, “Eat Cookies” from Blunt Force Trauma (2014)
The Golden Grass, “The Robin Song” from Realisations (2014)
Atomikylä, “Ihmiskallo” from Erkale (2014)
Moss, “Carmilla (Marcilla)” from Carmilla (2014)
Apostle of Solitude, “Luna” from Of Woe and Wounds (2014)
The Sabbathian, “Nightshade Eternal” from Ritual Rites (2014)
Godflesh, “Life Giver Life Taker” from A World Lit Only by Fire (2014)
Lords of Beacon House, “Cool Water Blues” from Lords of Beacon House (2014)

Second Hour:
Geezer, “Tales of Murder and Unkindness” from Gage (2014)
Olson/Shively/Barry, “Jagged Cliffs” from Tierra del Fuego Blues (2014)
Dead Sea Apes, “Threads” from High Evolutionary (2014)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, “Psychopomp” from Psychopomp (2014)

Total running time: 1:59:36

 

Thank you for listening.

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The Golden Grass Release New EP Realisations; Euro Tour Fundraiser Underway

Posted in Whathaveyou on October 9th, 2014 by JJ Koczan

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I know they’re just band-recorded four-track takes, but the way the swelling electric solo gives way to the acoustics in “The Robin Song,” which leads off The Golden Grass‘ new digital EP, Realisations, is killer anyway, and for the rawer sound, that track is even more ’70s stylized. The Brooklynite good-vibes trio are pretty fresh on the brain, for having seen them just last weekend, but I’m not about to complain about something new to dig into as well, and Realisations comes as part of a fundraiser they’ve got going to help fund their first European tour, set to start Nov. 13 and cap Nov. 29 with a slot at Yellowstock‘s Winterfest. They have limited physical pressings as incentives for the crowdfunding whathaveyou, which are tempting both for the songs and the collectible hierarchy of “I have it and you don’t,” as well as a slew of other merch packages.

Info on the EP follows with the stream from their Bandcamp:

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“Realisations” is a newly assembled collection of 4-track cassette recordings, spanning the past year and a half of the band, specially selected and curated to help raise funds for our 2014 Euro Tour in November. It consists of 4 of our warm/analog home-studio-recorded tracks, including 2 demos, a sound-collage experiment, and 1 alternate version! A 33 minute EP of feel-good analog vibes!

This album is available (at this price) until Dec 01, 2014 only. After that date, the album will go up to $15 for digital download.

You can also get a digital download of this album for only $10 via The Golden Grass 2014 European Tour Indiegogo Fundraiser here (until fundraiser ends!): www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-golden-grass-2014-european-tour-fundraiser/contributions/new?perk_amt=10&perk_id=2315698

This album will also be available in a VERY limited edition lathe-cut vinyl run of 30 copies on a clear 11″ record! That’s right, only 30 copies, clear vinyl, and an 11″ record! Only available through the Indiegogo fundraiser here (until fundraiser ends): www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-golden-grass-2014-european-tour-fundraiser/contributions/new?perk_amt=100&perk_id=2315806

“REALISATIONS”

1. The Robin Song
[Lyrics: Kriney | Music: Kriney]
2. Wheels (June 2013 Demo)
[Lyrics: Kriney | Music: Rafalowich/Kriney/Noval]
3. A Curious Case (Alternate Version/April 2014 Demo)
[Lyrics: Kriney | Music: Noval/Kriney/Rafalowich]
4. Down The Line (April 2014 Demo)
[Lyrics: Kriney | Music: Kriney]

Adam Kriney – Drums [All Tracks] / Vocals [All Tracks]
Joe Noval – Bass Guitar [All Tracks]
Michael Rafalowich – Guitar [All Tracks] / Vocals [3] / Acoustic Guitar [1] / Wurlitzer [1]
Recorded/Mixed/Produced By Adam Kriney
Mastered By Andrea Zavareei
Cover Artwork By Psydefects
Band Logo By Adam Burke

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-golden-grass-2014-european-tour-fundraiser
https://thegoldengrass.bandcamp.com/album/realisations
https://www.facebook.com/thegoldengrass

The Golden Grass, Realisations EP (2014)

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