18 Dec 2015

6 Rocket releases in 'Get into this' Top 100 Albums of the Year'

'Get into this' end of year chart always means a lot to us as in our view it is one of the most honest round-up of what actually is the best albums of year. They don't jump on bandwagons and just follow what other websites/mages say is the best album is, or just try and be obscure for obscure sake...so anyway, we are chuffed to have the following entries:

9. Gnoomes: Ngan!
The sixth and final Rocket Recordings release in our countdown is the cascading krautrock fever of Gnoomes – chiming almost-Byrds-like guitars trade with dreamy faraway vocals and wired rhythms. It pulls you in with it’s warmth and grips you tight – compulsive listening.

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14. Josefin Ohrn and The Liberation: Horse Dance
Cementing Rocket Recordings‘ status as having one of the most expansive and beguiling rosters, Josefin Ohrn and her apocalyptic Liberation army of sonic warlords, Horse Dance comes on like a propulsive call to arms. Swirling organs, tribal percussion, fuzzy atmospherics and mesmeric vocals are all woven together in one of 2015’s most innovative yet accessible releases. Superb.

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28. Hills: Frid
With titles like Death Will Find A Way and National Drone, it’s pretty obvious from the get-go that Hills aren’t messing about – but the extent to which they channel whacked out acid-fried mind-melters is little short of astonishing. Frid is one of 2015’s finest albums truly warranting the tag psychedelia. 

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32. Teeth Of The Sea: Highly Deadly Black Tarantula
Ramping up the industrial noise levels, Teeth of the Sea made a compact snarler of an album. Masterful.

44. Gnod: Infinity Machines
Defining the psychedelic is a complex, heterogeneous task, especially given a span of half century since the term came into usage. For many, the psychedelic is more than a musical style that evokes a bewildering and sublime aesthetic – it is an ideology that emerges through an intelligent manipulation of art forms. Gnod’s Infinity Machines serves as an excellent definition of a modern psychedelic, merging a series of montages, spoken texts and field recordings to assemble a delicate and ominously deep tapestry of strange melodies and stark rhythmic clusters. Infinity Machines utilises a post-minimalist sensibility to describe a 21st Century obsession with desire and affect, folding between paranoia and electro acoustic ecstasy. Infinity Machines is frightening and divine.  Mark Greenwood

See the full list: 50 - 31

59. Hey Colossus: In Black and Gold
Appearing in the very first week of the year, there’s been very little music since that even borders on the pulsating intensity of Hey Colossus‘ In Black and Gold, the doom-psych veterans’ first for Rocket Recordings. Though the record immediately descends like a falling meteor into relentless mid-tempo, it’s a death march of enrapturing appeal that never drifts close to monotony. After an insidiously lightweight opener the band immediately mutate their sound into a cataclysmic, apocalyptic thud on Sisters and Brothers, setting the tone for the LP’s viscous  thrusts and spears.Hey, Dead Eyes, Up! sees the most unforgivingly barbaric assault, while the title track opens shimmers of space only to crash momentously down with a tsunami of ferocious, searing psychedelia. If there’s been a more thrilling 42 minutes’ worth of ear-bludgeoning recorded this year, I’m yet to endure it. Patrick Clarke

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