21 Aug 2019
Gnoomes have been announced to play DDW Festival on October 22 at Stroomhuis in Eindhoven.
Gnoomes latest album MU can be bought from here: Bandcamp
But when it comes to flexing muscles, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are pumping iron. There’s a sense of security when faced with Orange amps and speaker stacks, and when frontman Matt Baty emerges wearing shorts and a boxing dressing gown, then you know they’re going for the prize. By their own admission, their psych-metal collision is forever playing Donington sometime after a Judas Priest slot, but it feels equally at home here. Rocking righteously against a muddy mix, they can claim a victory on points instead of a TKO.
Photo by Parri Thomas
See the full review here: The Quietus
20 Aug 2019
If you head to FOPP or one of the selected HMV stores you can pick-up a Rocket Recordings bargain as they are running a special month long campaign...
Some stores also have their hands on some rare stock, like Julie's Haircuts amazing and log s'old out' album 'Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin.'
Store locations can be found here: FOPP
The Utopia Strong have released new single Konta Chorus from their self titled debut album, Getintothis’ Peter Goodbody chalks his snooker cue.
The Utopia Strong, the combined forces of Kavus Torabi (Gong / Cardiacs / Knifeworld / Guapo), Michael J. York (Coil / Teleplasmiste / Guapo) and snooker legend Steve Davis have arrived.
This is no less than a modular driven kosmische colossus of transcendent power enough to drive all talk of green baize firmly into the blue yonder.
With Davis’ modular geometry and ambient structures weaving with Torabi’s keen and skewed sense of melody alongside York’s various gifts for pipes, drones and fevered abstract are no more apparent on the second track to be revealed Konta Chorus.
The resulting tapestry is as likely to remind listeners of the counter-cultural benchmarks of Terry Riley and Cluster as the later vortex-voyages of Zimpel Ziolek with it’s melange of ‘70s Brain Records and ‘90s Warp Label skewed diabolus in musica melodic undertow.
Read the full piece here: GIT
Louder has put The Utopia Strong new single Konta Chorus in their 'Tracks of the week' Poll. Watch the great video created by Rocket's John O'Carroll for the single above.
And then you can vote for it to be THE Track of the week here: Louder
19 Aug 2019
Djinn is both a mythological creature and a weird union of music and musicians. Djinn album review under the lens of jam and experimentation
Djinn is the name of spirit creatures whose origin can be put back in the early Islamic mythology and has been anglicized in genies. They could be considered good, neutral or bad, and it’s said that God created them out of a mixture of fire. Djinn is also the name chosen for an alternative project born from the mind of members of Swedish bands Goat and Hills. We’re going to dig into their first and homonymous full-length.
It’s a step forward for the label Rocket Recordings into a “jazzier” soundscape, where folk elements blend with free form solos to form a mysterious soundscape salted by a touch of irony and fun. The cover shows black and white characters whose traits are distorted and bent, their textures slightly show a fine symbolism regarding eyes shedding tears. We can group the figures this way: two single characters, each by its own, and all the others forming a masked unit, their mouth a painful grimace. Then there’s the single man on the left, the only one that wears a hat, a sort of crown, and the only one laughing at the scene. The main one is at the center of the mess: its skin is pure black, his limbs unnaturally stretched trying to grab something covered. This better reflects the image of the djinn, the mythologic creature.
The cover clarifies the sonic content: a distorted beast with bad intentions aiming to twist your mind with sounds beyond the earth, and the laughing man maybe is the conscious listener, the one who doesn’t fear the new and the mysterious. Together with him, let’s dive in...
Read the rest here: Music Pills Horizon
16 Aug 2019
Double Date – the movie that was scored by (and staring) GOAT gets its Blueray/DVD/Digital release on 9 September...and you can preoder a copy now: Amazon
The soundtrack 10" that we released is long sold out from us and our distributor, but some shops still have copies hidden away in their racks – one such shop is Crash Records in Leeds, so if you don't have this killer soundtrack then get it now before the discogs prices rise and rise: Crash Records