30 Jun 2016

Rocket probes – June playlist



Dead Kennedy's – Plastic Surgery Disasters
(Very apt listening in fucked up times...the world needs a new DK's right now!)
Dead Kennedy's 

Container – Vegetation
(New Ep from the great Container...his first for Diagonal. Motorik fused industrial techno)
Container

The Myrrors – Entranced Earth
(Great new album from one of our fave US bands around at the moment)
The Myrrors

France – Do Den Haag
(Great repetitive psych, sounds like Outside the Dream Syndicate on 45...essential for Rocket fans)
France

Not Waving – Animals
(Bit slow to pick up on this album...but it is great krauty, electro, new wavey techno – 2nd release on Diagonal in this months playlist)
Not Waving

Melanie De Biasio - Blackened Cities
(Haunting, soulful, repetitive jazz...like the Necks meets Bark Psychosis and Portishead)
Melanie De Biasio

El Michels Affair – Glaciers of Ice
(Goat turned us on to this jazz cover of our fave Wu Tang Family track)
El Michels Affair

My Disco – Severe
(Latest album from the great My Disco...like a stripped down Hair and Skin Trading Company meets Teeth of the Sea and early Shellac)
My Disco

Paris – Devil Made Me Do It
(This classic album has been getting a lot of spins this month...killer!!)
Paris

Lubricated Goat - Play the Devil's Music
(Raw Aussie noise rock from 87)

Tumor Circus - Fireball
(Great grungy track sung by Jello Biafra)

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Listen to a Tomaga remix of Necro Deathmort via The Quietus


Necro Deathmort's stunning new album The Capsule was released a few weeks ago and we asked one of our fave London bands Tomaga to remix a track. 

They picked the track 'Mono/Serum' and you can hear the results, exclusively over at The Quietus, listen here: the Quietus

Tomaga said this about the remix: "We re-purposed Necro Deathmort's 'Mono Serum', punctuating the dark ambient of the original with percussive textures and atonal noise that further heighten the atmosphere of brooding menace." 

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29 Jun 2016

Necro Deathmort to play the Scala supporting Yob


Tickets can be bought from here: See Tickets

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The Quietus reviews Goat at Field Day


It reads:

Goat
Shacklewell Arms  Stage

That you get more bang for your buck where Goat are concerned is always pretty much a given but their explosive set at the Shacklewell Arms tent not only raises their own lofty bar but also clears it with a verve, energy and exuberance that borders on the shamanic.

The Afrobeat rhythms that have transplanted themselves to northern Europe is the bedrock on which they base their campaign: these are sounds and pulses that bypass the head, do not stop to collect £200 and aim straight for the hips. This is a band that knows who to satisfy those primal urges, that understand the need of inducing trance-like states through repetitious and vigourous dancing.

Yet be that as it may, it’s when Goat begin to go off-road that things really take off. Witness ‘Run To Your Mama’ which takes flight thanks to a genuinely thrilling, wigged out and adventurous guitar workout that sends the assembled throng into a paroxysms of joy and wild abandon. By the end of their allotted time, wide smiles are the order of the day as spent and satiated fans tumble from the tent as they attempt to make sense of the orgasmic joy they’ve just experienced. — Julian Marszalek

Read the other reviews here: The Quietus

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28 Jun 2016

MusicOMH reviews Necro Deathmort


It reads:

The hugely prolific Necro Deathmort make a return with an album that sees the ball on their genre-straddling roulette wheel land on “Early 80s Horror Sci-Fi Flick”. Whilst the duo of Matthew Rozeik and AJ Cookson tend to occupy the somewhat barren electronic hinterland of metal, The Capsule finds them floating, capsule bound in space, with nothing but synths and electronic atmospherics for company…or so they might think. There are no guitars here – it would seem that in space, no one can hear you strum.

The eerie silences that punctuate Kubrick’s 2001 or segments of Alien might well ratchet up the tension, but there’s no denying the effectiveness of a sinister bass line or relentless drum pattern. The first half of The Capsule has both in spades. The motorik pulse of In Waves is irresistible as it drives the duo out into the infinite. Voices drift in and out of the mix, some are definitely human...

Read the full review here: MusicOMH

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27 Jun 2016

Gnoomes to play free Flashback Records Instore show


Gnoomes are going to be finishing their first ever tour of the UK with a free show at London's Flashback Records at the end of Brick Lane:

Gnoomes
Live at Flashback Records
131 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG
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Friday 30 September
7pm start
Free entry

More information can be found here: FB events page

And more info about Flashback here: Flashback Records

The list of Gnoomes UK shows are:

21 London – Birthdays (w/ Flowers must die) – FREE
22 Bristol – Exchange (w/ Anthroprophh / Flowers must die)
23/24 Liverpool – Liverpool Psych Festival
27 Norwich – Arts Centre (w/ Collider)
30 London – Flashback Records – FREE

More to be announced soon...

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The Quietus reviews H.U.M - Trinity Way


It reads:

Let's begin in suitably cosmopolitan style with a pan-European project which goes by the name of H.U.M. Its members are Gnod associate Mark Wagner, the Italian-born Olmo Uiutna and France's Héloïse Zamzam. 

Trinity Way's opening track is all ominous drones, spacey swirling sounds, random percussive chimes and spoken-word lyrics evoking Michael Moorcock's Hawkwind guest spots. The word "love" is chanted several times which is a pleasant enough sentiment but the creepy music suggests that this hippy fiesta is on the verge of inverting to its Manson-esque flipside of abuse, indoctrination and violence. You can imagine the vocal track was recorded while wearing blood-red robes embroidered with patterns of goats. 

The following number is sung in French which makes the vibe extra suave/ sophisticated/ sexy/ Satrean/ sinister/ shiraz-sozzled (delete according to your own prejudices). It's actually a reworking of Françoise Hardy's 'Comment Te Dire Adieu' that's been rendered completely unrecognisable from the Austin Powers-friendly pop ditty original and twisted into something significantly more unearthly. 'Welcome To The Sea', meanwhile, is part-Stooges, part-Coil and part bad-trip poetry slamdown and elsewhere there's a whole lotta chanted avant-garde occult-ritual drone work, including a climactic composition which sounds like a transistor radio trying to hypnotise some bagpipes into suffocating Current 93's David Tibet as he sleeps soundly on his bed of nails.

See the review in full here: The Quietus

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