afterstasis;3576694 said:Residual Echoes - Phoenician Flu And Ancient OceanGenre: Psychedelic/Space RockYear: 2005When a band features members from Comets On Fire and Six Organs Of Admittance and the specific album's first song sounds like Hawkwind amp'ed up to a whole new peak and then the second one drifts into full-on bliss that would make Spacemen 3 jealous you know you've got an instant classic on your hands.The rest of the album follows suit, dipping into folk and more effects/synth-based sounds on a few tracks, but never sounding dull and constantly mixing things up with excellent timing.Recommended If You Like: Comets On Fire, Six Organs Of Admittance, Bardo Pond, Acid Mothers Temple, Dead Meadow, and Spacemen 3.Sample most of the album on myspace... Shame they left the last track off, as it's one of my favorites.
afterstasis;3580683 said:Recommend If You Like: Angel Witch, Judas Priest, Diamond Head, Raven
afterstasis;3578943 said:Michael Harrison - Revelation: Music In Pure IntonationGenre: Contemporary Classical/MinimalismYear: 2007One of La Monte Young's students pays an obvious tribute to his former teacher's "The Well-Tuned Piano" and somehow nails it. Using a grand piano that he modified and retuned, Harrison creates some of the most stunning piano recordings from the past 10 years.Also, beware that there is a New Age pianist who goes by the same name, and many people seem to confuse the two.Recommended If You Like: La Monte Young, Harold Budd, Lubomyr Melnyk, John Cage, Terry Riley, and Charlemagne Palestine.Sample the album on myspace.
Hungryfreak;3581003 said:Cloven Hoof actually did get some attention recently with Brütal Legend featuring "Nightstalker" on the soundtrack. Great album, though. I already picked it up about half a year ago when I was on a big proto-metal/NWOBHM run.
afterstasis;3586865 said:Scared Of Chaka - Masonic YouthGenre: Pop-PunkYear: 1996One of my favorite pop-punk albums. These guys are a bit more garage rock-ish than most bands of their ilk...Also, yeah there's a guy from The Shins.Recommend If You Like: Dillinger Four, J Church, Crimpshrine, Fifteen, The Mr T Experience, and Radon.Sample the album on last.fm.