Saturday, December 31, 2011

My last post in this year

Happy 2012 year to everyone reading my blog! Hope I'll get some more readers in the next year, so i'd know that my work isn't in vain. As of today, I'm keeping this blog up just to share some rare music and to improve my English skills. I don't really have much time to update it on regular basis, but I still hope it'd be useful to someone. Stay tuned!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

My 25th anniversary

From today I'm 25 years old ;) Feel free to greet me!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cracked Core - "darkyouverymuch" [2011]

Artist: Cracked Core
Title: darkyouverymuch
Genre: Industrial / Ambient / IDM
Country: Russia
Release date: 2011

Track List:
  1. FYF 0.1
  2. Reset:Rebirth
  3. AMFBB
  4. b@ck20ldsk00l
  5. Solar Dream
  6. New Releases, New Bugs...
  7. VX in Middle East [raw]
  8. Мгла [Хаос-Модуль - 23 rmx by Cracked Core]
As I've promised month ago, I'm posting the new album from Cracked Core, named "darkyouverymuch". The name was inspired by "Tank You Very Much", one of many working titles for the cult FPS game Wolfenstein 3D. CC continues to compose dark electronic music inspired by both cyberpunk and Middle Eastern-themed music like Muslimgauze and Fedayi Pacha, and "darkyouverymuch" isn't much different from the earlier CC's releases in terms of sound; however, CC himself was disappointed with the quality of final mix, but admitted that he most probably won't be able to do any better re-mastering. I wasn't surprised to hear it, though, as I'm already used to his perfectionism. By the way, a 5-track CC/Brandkommando split album is already recorded and mastered, and is about to be released (maybe this weekend). It's expected to be much more harsh and "noisy" than any solo release by CC.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Virgin Cold - "Phobia" [2010]

Artist: Virgin Cold
Title: Phobia
Genre: Industrial / Electronic
Country: Russia
Release date: 2010

Track List:
  1. Melancholy
  2. My Soul That Spring
  3. New Religion
  4. Phobia
  5. Depression
  6. Cold World

I don't have much information about this project, except it's from my city. The music is surprisingly good, although much closer to darkwave than to industrial / dark electro. All the tracks are purely instrumental. My personal favourite is "Cold World", but the rest of the album is good as well. Overall, a very promising debut release, definitely deserving a wider audience...


Deafknife - "Pantheon" [2011]

Artist: Deafknife
Title: Pantheon
Genre: Post-Black Metal
Country: Russia
Release date: 2011

Track List:
  1. Father Dagon / Mother Hydra
  2. Shub-Niggurath
  3. Yog-Sothot
  4. Beyond The Wall Of Sleep

So, apparently, the members of Deafknife are reading my blog, and they even asked me to check out their first live EP called "Pantheon". Well, I'd say it's definitely better than the demo (although I'm not a big fan of live albums). I especially liked the 2nd track, that's how modern black metal should sound IMO. The lyrics, based on H.P.Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, are in Russian (at least in 2nd track, which has the most clean vocals... not sure about the others).


Come To Get Her - "Life So Changing" [2011]

Artist: Come To Get Her
Title: Life So Changing
Genre: Melodic Rock / Punk
Country: Belarus
Release date: 2011

Track List:
  1. Be My Dream
  2. Life So Changing
  3. Can't Let You Go
  4. Someone Who Is Not Alone
  5. 19.12 (This Depends On Me)
  6. Waiting For The Sunrise
  7. All But You
Melodic "punkish" rock music from my favourite ex-Soviet country... BTW, the cover art is really nice, isn't it?