Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Klimt 1918 - Sentimentale Jugend (2016-2017)

12/6/16 12:02PM
My preorder arrived yesterday. Very nice package with a finely crafted hardbound book.

Nice white Tee also, though given it was shipped in packaging, I need to wash it 1st.

That is the good news.

The not so good news is, I've checked out a little over half of this album and am struggling with much of it.

The band have sort of gone the way of Tangled Thoughts of Leaving; apparently in love with noise/noise-rock/noise-guitars. And LAYERS.

This is like a Meshuggah album in some ways. VERY DENSE.

Or similar to The Red Paintings last album.

I'm worried that despite some nice melodic and harmonic moments, and ambient passages, etc..the dominant sound is the dense, almost Metalgazey style. And the vocals even are more for affect of another layer, rather than a lead melody/sound like most if not all their previous music.

This is almost like their tribute to My Bloody Valentine or something.

Or Sun O))), Earth, Boris in the wall of sound(noise).

But I suppose the artwork fits that mood.

I will give it some more time as my wallet and history with this band owes it that much, but I worry that this could go down as a band whose ambition and direction of their ambition (and producer they used) changed in a way that I struggle to even recognize what I loved about them in the past.

Now, perhaps this could be a 1-off, and they may follow it up in a few years with an album sonically at least, if not stylistically, that resembles Dopoguerra or any of their others. But then again, they may not and feel this is their muse now and in the future, much like I look at Tangled Thoughts of Leaving now.

Granted, there are cases of comebacks/returns like Umphrey's McGee, East of the Wall and just this past year, Long Distance Calling and Avenged Sevenfold, so who knows.

I should add, I likely will include/show my copy in a video soon (the 2016-2017 preview likely).

11/12/16 12:10PM

1st new track "Comandante" which is the 2nd track on "Sentimentale" the 1st disc.

Enjoying it. Gonna preorder now that some of my bills have cleared.

10/16/16 3:50PM

Finally the details, release date being December 2nd, track list, artwork and just with the title now being shortened to
Sentimentale Jugend.
I am naturally excited for this, and am awfully curious per the description, tracklist, etc.

I do wonder a bit given it is so much, how addictive it may get. But some double albums still demand the headphone in recent years like Sun and Moon from Timbre or The River Empires of course.

US Release? unlikely right away, but I very well may just have to import it per Prophecy or another source.

Preorders per Prophecy Records

The new Klimt 1918 album "Sentimentale Jugend" as 2CD hardcover book plus a Klimt 1918 shirt for a special price.
One has to be a decided connoisseur of alternative music culture to associate the title "Sentimentale Jugend" (sentimental youth) with the short-lived experimental noise act of the same name, founded by Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) and his then significant other Christiane Flescherinow (also known as Christiane F. from the bestselling non-fiction book "We Children From Bahnhof Zoo") in the early 1980s. However, it is for a reason that Italian indie rock flagship Klimt 1918 names its latest double album after this footnote of pop history, namely a conscious hint at the underlying mood of the songs. "Sentimentale Jugend" captures West Berlin in its pulsating, nihilistic glory during the late 70s - just as David Bowie did with his Berlin Trilogy of the albums "Low", "Heroes" and "Lodger" - and processes notions from Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's award-winning movie "The Lives Of Others", be it the foggy winter atmosphere in East Berlin during the early 80s or the female protagonist's melancholy.
Eight years after the 'Soundtrack For The Cassette Generation' "Just In Case We'll Never Meet Again", Klimt 1918 stay true to their sound, alternating the energetic with the wistful by means of shoegaze, indie and new wave from the 80s and 90s, yet for the first time, the sonic spectrum gets expanded with the signature guitar effects and drum rhythms of 50s and 60s pop. Ultimately, "Sentimentale Jugend" harks back to such diverse artists as The Chameleons, iLikeTrains, Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Everly Brothers, Sigur Rós or Dead Can Dance and may be suitably tagged "dirty and noisy three beats dream pop".
"Sentimentale Jugend" consists of the separate albums "Sentimentale" (9 songs, 54 minutes) and "Jugend" (10 songs, 53 minutes), the former being the more "serene" chapter with its slow and partially long tracks, whereas the latter with its faster tunes is the more driving counterpart. Both albums are also available together with the exclusive bonus track "Lycans" as a high-quality book edition (hardcover, 18x18 cm, 48 pages).
Release date: 02.12.2016
Available editions:
- 2CD hardcover book (48 pages, 18x18 cm), containing both albums plus bonus track (700 copies)
- CD Digisleeve "Sentimentale"
- CD Digisleeve "Jugend"

Klimt 1918 - Sentimentale Jugend - Book + Shirt Bundle

Tracklist "Sentimentale":

1. Montecristo
2. Comandante
3. La Notte
4. It Was To Be
5. Belvedere
6. Once We Were
7. Take My Breath Away
8. Sentimentale
9. Gaza Youth (Exist/Resist)

Tracklist "Jugend":

1. Nostalghia
2. Fracture
3. Ciudad Lineal
4. Sant’Angelo (The Sound & The Fury)
5. Unemployed & Dreamrunner
6. The Hunger Strike
7. Resig-nation
8. Caelum Stellatum
9. Juvenile
10. Stupenda e Misera Città
11. Lycans (bonus track, only on 2CD hardcover book edition)

7/20/16 1:54PM
Fantastic news! It's been so long since Just In Case We'll Never Meet Again...Double album? Feast or Famine perhaps, but I'm optimistic given it's been so long, the songs could have been refined and tweaked a lot, and there will be more of them.

Perhaps a concept album as well?..will bump with more info obviously.

Facebook post

Dear friends, just want to inform you that we will post soon some news about the new Album *** Sentimentale Jugend *** as some of you might know, it will be a Double Album, the first one is called " Sentimentale" and the second one is called "Jugend".
It will be available as two separate CDs or together in one ArtBook
We know is taking ages and we really thank you for your patience and support.
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Video: Kevin Gilbert, The Beach Boys, Warpaint, Biffy

Music collection update. 11+ mins, etc.

More videos to come soon...

Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions (CD)
Kevin Gilbert - The Shaming of the True (CD, Black Version)
Warpaint - Heads Up (Vinyl)
The Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions (Boxed Set, Vinyl+CD)

Happy 10 Year Anniversary 2006-2016

edit: short video posted below

It is today.

As I've mentioned, I have a big entry or entries planned, that I'm working on, but may not actually be published until later this week. We'll see.

But in the mean time, it's worth just posting just a reminder on the actual day, today.

I can add though, the blog was launched on December 4th. I didn't start posting in it until maybe December 5th or 6th (I'd have to look it up).

edit: my 1st post wasn't until December 21st, 2006, lol. The original creator Rob posted on the 4th and 4th again and then on the 6th and 7th

But anyway, Happy 10 years. Time flies of course. Or it's been a great 10 years of wasting my life away, lol.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Persefone - Aathma (2016-2017)

12/2/16 6:42PM

"Sneak Peak"

9/6/16 12:32PM
New Persefone album coming on February 24, 2017. Campaign, etc.

Sounds sweet. Spiritual Migration was surprisingly really good, so I have pretty high hopes for this one as well.


Almost four years have passed since Persefone unleashed to their highly acclaimed album “Spiritual Migration”. An impressive album that took both the press and the listeners by storm (1,2 million clicks on Youtube!). When the calendar shows February 24, 2017 it´s finally time to experience the evolution of Persefone with their new album “Aathma”!
The album will contain 10 new songs and it´s mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street. The artwork is once again created by Travis Smith.
“Aathma” will for sure set the standard for progressive metal in 2017!

Persefone´s own words about “Aathma”:
"It’s only once in every three, four years that we can express ourselves with freedom as musicians, by making music under the name of Persefone. Each album is a picture of our lives and the way we're experiencing this journey. It’s the first time we feel there’s someone out there, waiting for the album and we are doing our best to make honest music that shows the spirit and essence of the band. It’s not about releasing albums. It’s all about the music."
“Aathma” will be released on CD, 12” double vinyl, a limited digipak edition and of course as digital download.
Persefone is releasing a crowd-funding campaign in conjunction with these news, in order to finance the album, and keep people informed and on-track towards the big date in 2017. The crowd-funding campaign can be viewed here:

Intromental, Vicisolum and Metalized present:
PERSEFONE European tour 2017:
Persefone is the new rising star on the European progressive melodeath scene. Having released 4 critically acclaimed albums, and about to deliver the 5th album of extreme technical skills and fantastic songwriting, this band has climbed from being an unknown band from Andorra to claiming headliner status in Europe.
Persefone has previously toured the continent, as support for Obituary and Leprous, until they - in 2015 - co-headlined alongside Loch Vostok. The 2015 tour proved to the band, that it was high time, to do their own headliner tour, and with the new album in the luggage, they are more ready than ever, to shred the stages to a pulp.

As support, Persefone is bringing along the most interesting band to emerge from Greece for many years: The progressive sensation Poem. The band has released 2 albums, and 2016's "Skein Syndrome" is a tour de force in how to combine Tool, Pain Of Salvation and Opeth to perfection.
Poem toured all over Europe in the spring of 2016, as support for mighty Amorphis, with loads of new followers.

The 2017 Aathma tour schedule is as follows:
07/4: ES - Barcelona, Razzmatazz www.salarazzmatazz.com
08/4: ES - Madrid, Changó www.changoclub.es
09/4: ES - Murcia, Garaje www.garajebeatclub.es
11/4: IT - Milano, Barrio's Cafe www.barrioscafe.it
12/4: DE - München, Backstage www.backstage.eu
13/4: TBA
14/4: FR - Paris, La Boule Noire www.laboule-noire.fr
15/4: FR - Nantes, La Ferrailleur www.leferrailleur.fr
16/4: UK - London, Underworld Camden www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk
17/4: DE - Essen, Turock www.turock.de
18/4: NL - Hoofddorp, Podium Duycker www.duycker.nl
19/4: NL - Nijmegen, Merleyn www.doornroosje.nl
20/4: DE - Hamburg, Markthalle www.markthalle-hamburg.de
21/4: DK - Copenhagen, Forbrændingen www.forbraendingen.dk
22/4: SE - Stockholm, Göta Källare www.gotakallare.com
Persefone line-up:
Marc Martins: Vocals
Carlos Lozano: Guitars
Miguel Espinosa: Keyboards
Tony Mestre: Bass
Sergi Verdeguer: Drums
Filipe Baldaia: Guitars

Track (from Spiritual Migration - 2013 ): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33iPIizR6tI
Video (from Spiritual Migration - 2013): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6_sRDFideY

Persefone online: www.persefone.com
Poem video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb5Rj6b4rTg
Poem online:

22 - You Are Creating: Limb 1 (2016-2017)

 12/2/16 10:13AM

Coming out on February 22nd. Fucking FINALLY!!!!

It's been almost 7 long years since Flux.



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Preorder Link

A video posted by 22 (@22newenergymusic) on

10/14/14 1:05PM

Well here's a more detailed explanation about why Per left, and what went down. Including 1 of the comments from the band on FB, it seems You Are Creating will get re-recorded, at least the vocals. And the version with Per may not be released, at least at this time.

That seems fine and makes some sense going forward for the band. But I guess 1 or 2 questions come up still as a result.

1) If/when will the version with Per come out

2) if the version that the band are now going to make/finish/modify etc with Sturla is not as good as the Flux stuff namely, will there be a pining for the Per version of this record.

But I suppose certainly as a fan, I want to hear this of course, and to compare Sturla to Per may not be ultimately fair. It's a wait and see of course.

But in the short term, the timing of this record's release seems a bit down the road (likely in 2015 it seems), which I guess kind of sucks, but for the long term sake of the band, is understandable.

But I do hope the band decide to release the version with Per at some point, I mean considering it was recorded, mixed and mastered presumably.

◊ People ◊
It is time to make an official statement about the proprietor of the main vocal chords of 22. 
During the course of last year, it became apparent that Per Fox Trollvik did not have the time to prioritise singing with 22. He is an extremely talented man, and a very very close friend, and it has been a tough process, feeling him moving in another direction than the consensus of 22. 
So we had some profound talks, a couple of tears, some nagging, some laughs, some trueness, and we mutually decided that he would leave the band.
· And you won't believe what happened next !· (socialmediareferenceintended)
The juices started flowing again. And suddenly everything started moving. And it struck us, that it was much worse, feeling the creepy breath of stagnation and halt, than it was releasing this relationship, and let go of Per.
We have done so much, experienced so much, together with this man. We have played so many gigs, met so many people, slept in so many weird places, drunken so many weird drinks and sung so many weird notes together.
But what one has experienced must never stand in the way for what is to be experienced, 
and now the venture of taking the leap further, without Per, is 22's current move. And Per has a lot of stuff going on, and can finally focus on those things fully.
For those of you who have followed 22 since the early days, know that we've had the same syndrome with singers as Spinal Tap had with drummers -> they explode and disappear.
But fret not ! 
When one piece of the puzzle moves to it's rightful place, after the puzzler forcefully, and charged by expectation and nostalgy, trying to make it fit where it just did not, another puzzlepiece has just been waiting to get to that place, and perfectly interconnect with the rest of the puzzle pieces . Puzzled ? Me too.. I'm not sure if i said anything at all, or if the sentenced nulled itself out logically, which again would leave me with a clean opportunity to rephrase this uttering:
Within 2 weeks a new singer came along. He manifested out of thick BLUE air. And it just clicked.
It is so freaking exciting, and everything comes alive (including the hills.)
The MUSIC is once again the main focus, and we ARE creating.
There will be a new update ( aka MUSIC ) with regards to our new singer.
His name is Sturla Fagerli Larsen.
Thanks Per, you really shaped the band, and was 1/4 of a god danged thrilling epoch of the life of 22.
This next guy, he just picks up where you left, and adds his special ingredient... So now the three of us (original members) discover new sides of ourselves and each other, because we are co-creating with this new, intriguing and very talented person. We are learning to really know each other, and are playing day and night, to manifest what we are feeling is possible together.
We will be playing some live shows in november, just to get out there, and breathe and feel the new music and constellation with the audience. We are so tired of not being out playing live. Now we have the four pieces ((abort potential puzzle-rant. red.)) that are committed to doing so.
We had recorded a new album with Per, and will know spend Desember recording and creating with Sturla, and release the music ASAP. So, a lot of work. But work is play, so then no one becomes a dull boy.
22 transforms and adapts, so that we can continue on our weird ass journey, and play our music with all of you inclined to our harmonies and rhythms, (and those who don't know they are.. YET.)
We had to change, and that is what makes us present.
We faced a CHANGE-or-DIE moment as a band.
I'm glad we changed.
( attached is a picture of Per amidst synthesizers )

( Bye, Per. We love you. )

6/10/14 11:15PM
Story + Video of "Ectypes" the new song, which the article gives will presumably be on this upcoming record.

for the english reading folks, hopefully your browser's translator works okay.

Nice piece, even as stripped down and slow as it seems. Nice mood anyway.

Probably the other most significant thing mentioned in this article.

With the new album You Are Creating coming out in September, they want this time to reach out to more and expand your audience.

1/04/14 6:20PM
But for those who like them, but haven't been following them, they have posted regular videos on Facebook and twitter sometimes in the past year.


Per Google Chrome's Translation Function Norwegian to English

22 is one of the spearheads in trondheim rock, and after they released their debut album "Flux" in 2010, they spent two years touring Europe in Japan. In autumn 2011 the band wrote an exclusive tour diary for adressa.no, and a few months later they won Adresseavisens music scholarship of 25 000. Now they started to record new album in Øra Studio, and the plan is that Trondheim Calling concert will be the first opportunity to hear songs from nyplata "You Are Creating" live.


1/4/14 6:18PM

Not a substantial amount of directly announced information by the band or anything, but with a Facebook Photo and this article, it seem You Are Creating could be the title of this 2nd LP from the Norwegian-based Indie-Prog-Pop band.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

2015-2016 Albums Countdown

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November 1st 2015- October 31st, 2016
Albums countdown.

I'm doing kind of AOTY express in some ways in the interest of time as I have an agenda for a couple of other pressing things.

In other words, Blurbs? not sure how much will be added initially, but maybe with some edits which seems a bit sacrilege; but how often do you have a massive anniversary entry looming as well?

I guess my goal is to do an update to some of these with blurbs, maybe by say New Years? And with the assumption the anniversary entry(s) are done and the 2016-2017 preview as well.

I suppose another thing to add, a Video of the years countdown should happen as well (and a video for the others of course), but that should include some comments about the top records, etc.

But without anymore further ado for now, the list is below.

2015-2016 was an unusual year in that I of course had my wedding occupying a lot of my time, and my job duties along with desire to listen to podcasts and youtube audio reviews took priority over new (or otherwise) album listening.

The crop of records though was pretty good. I guess as of right now I see this past year as being a pretty good year in terms of depth, in terms of progressive stuff. Progressive Metal and Metal in general. And the top records are all among the best albums of the artists career. However, none of them I would call their best I suppose aside from maybe Textures and Meniscus.

But the records that came out were certainly pretty unique (Cloud Cult namely), and some were nice returns to form like Fates Warning, Watchtower, Avenged Sevenfold and Warpaint.

Some nice debuts as well from The Woods Brothers, Ideology, Rare Futures and Painted in Exile. Although the Painted in Exile album I can't say totally lived up to my hopes, waiting for so many years, etc. But I do like it and am certainly glad it finally came out.

2 sleepers that came in high towards the end:

Esperanza Spalding and Bent Knee. This seems to happen every year. iamthemorning and Dream the Electric Sleep a couple of years ago as well, I heard about, but never got around to. But I finally did in the last few weeks and not only do I really enjoy their new albums, but owe it to myself to check out their other records of course and include more content about them.

Anyway, like I said, some blurbs I will look to add-in in the coming days/weeks, but for now, all I have is just this Summary and the list below. I guess I'm too damn anxious to move on to 2016-2017 and of course that anniversary entry that could possibly come as early as Sunday December 4th (something will be posted about it for sure, if not IT itself, or a part 1 of 2 or 3 of course).

27 albums I never had enough time for, or never got enough into.

Astronoid- Air
The Besnard Lakes - A Coliseum Complex Museum
Biffy Clyro - Ellipsis
Black Mountain - IV
Bloc Party- Hymns
The Chap - The Show Must Go
Cloud Caverns - Holy Gloom
Crippled Black Phoenix - Bronze
Deerhoof - The Magic
Dream Theater - The Astonishing
An Endless Sporadic - Magic Machine
Fitz and the Tantrums - Fitz and the Tantrums
Gloria Morti - Kuebiko
Gojira - Magma
Is Tropical - Black Anything
The Jelly Jam - Profit
Jeff Lynne's ELO - Alone in the Universe
Jennylee - Right On!
Lawrence - Breakfast
Memoryhouse - Soft Hate
The Most Serene Republic - Mediac
The Mute Gods - Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
Snarky Puppy - Culcha Vulcha
White Denim - Stiff
Wolf Parade - EP 4 [EP]

10 Albums I did not get to hear (yet, but still mean to)

Braindrill - Boundless Obscenity
Hammers of Misfortune - Dead Revolution
Ihsahn - Arktis.
Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep of Reason
Opeth - Sorceress
School of Seven Bells - SVIIB
Skeleton Staff - Kurfürstendammned
Syd Arthur - Apricity
Tiles - Pretending 2 Run
Virvum - Illuminance


Albums 50-34

Anderson / Stolt - Invention of Knowledge
Orphaned Land and Amaseffer - Kna'an
O'Brother - Endless Light
Eight Bells - Landless
Josh Benash - The Body Light [EP]
Genders - Phone Home [EP]
Kansas - The Prelude Implicit
Unlocking the Truth - Chaos
John Wesley - A Way You'll Never Be
David Bowie - Blackstar
Obscura - Akróasis
Gracepoint- Echoes
Emanuel and the Fear- Primitive Smile
Radical Face - The Family Tree: Branches
Oddland - Origin
Archive - The False Foundation
Mayer Hawthorne - Man About Town

Singles 5-1

5. Bruce Peninsula and Chris Thomborrow - Don't Wake the Giant [1B]

4. Capital Cities - Vowels [1B]

3. Kimbra - Sweet Relief [1B]

2. The Reign of Kindo - Human Convention [1B]

1. Disillusion - Alea [1B]

Albums 33-1

33. Kyle Morton - What Will Destroy You?

32. Revere - Man of Atom [EP]

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31. Steven Wilson - 4 1/2

30. Hands of Despair - Bereft

29. Painted in Exile - The Ordeal

28. Rare Futures - The is Your Brain on Love

27. The Mercury Tree - Permutations

26. Protest the Hero - Pacific Myth [EP] 

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25. Mutemath - Vitals

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24. Watchtower - Concepts of Math: Book One [EP]

23. iamthemorning - Lighthouse

22. nosound - Scintilla

21. British Theatre - Mastery 

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20. The Monkees - Good Times!

19. Dream the Electric Sleep - Beneath the Dark Wide Sky

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18. SikTh - Opacities [EP]

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17. Ideology - Ideology

16. Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage

A black-and-white photograph featuring a silhouette of four women standing in a loft windowsill. Pink uppercase text at the bottom center reads "Warpaint".
15. Warpaint - Heads Up

14. The Woods Brothers - The Woods Brothers

13. Brooke Waggoner - Sweven

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12. Vektor - Terminal Redux

11. Falling Up - Falling Up

10. Meniscus - Refractions

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9. Local Natives - Sunlit Youth

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8. Esparanza Spalding - Emily's D + Evolution

7. Bent Knee - Say So

6. Textures - Phenotype

5. Long Distance Calling - Trips

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4. Marillion - F.E.A.R.

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3. The Dear Hunter - Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional

2. Cloud Cult - The Seeker

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1. Fates Warning - Theories of Flight

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mike Portnoy interviewed by That Drummer Guy

Just checking this out as I post this. I'm incredibly happy for Josh to finally get to interview Mike, something I can't even help but envious and jealous as well.

All the years on his forum, both Josh and even longer for myself.

naturally a lot of it is about the new Neal Morse Band album The Similtitude of a Dream, which Portnoy has been talking about a ton over the last several months.

Of course my situation with it being my only experience with Neal's solo music, the Christian element, Christian lyrics have had me shy-ed away from it. But I dunno, I may have to check it out after all the glowing comments (although I could have said the same about many of Neal's other solo/NMB albums as well).

I may try and edit a few more comments about this later once I've heard the whole interview, but again, this is really a great thing to happen for Josh. I dunno, perhaps it will lead to more interviews with Mike Portnoy in the future, which will only grow Josh's success with That Drummer Guy, which I'm totally happy to see.

edit: probably the biggest news from this interview is Mike has a new "Secret Project" in the works. I wonder if any of these 3 people might be involved:
Mikael Akerfeldt
Daniel Gildenlow
Jim Matheos

also possibly Casey Crescenzo. Someone on Mike's forum mentioned possibly a Power-Pop group with the likes of Casey, Roger Joseph Manning Jr and Matt Bissonette.  One can dream?


Steven Wilson
Devin Townsend
Mike Portnoy

Daniel Gildenlow?
Mikael Akerfeldt?

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sharon Jones: Rest in Peace

I meant to post this the other day but ended up not finishing it it here in the blog.

Sharon Jones was a singer/musician my wife is a big fan of. I have known her, really since seeing her and the band on the IFC show "Dinner with the Band" like 10 years ago.

I always knew she was sort of a late bloomer. But then like a year or 2 later, the hipsters started promoting her, including 89.3, etc.

At any case, my wife and I saw this documentary and it was rather eye-opening, her whole battle with Pancreatic Cancer. It going into remission. Unfortunately, the doc ends before it came back, and now sadly she did lost her battle to it on Friday.

Noteworthy, she did a show with Mayer Hawthorne and Hall and Oates at Red Rocks in CO that my wife wanted to go to as a Bachelorette party in August, but they weren't able to.

Also she appeared live from Daryl's House.

And the below Prince collaborations/jams, etc.

Kevin Gilbert b. November 20th, 1966

Today, November 20th, 2016, Kevin would have turned 50 years old today.

No time to write a long-winded tribute right now, but I didn't want to forget about posting something in here, like I did for Jeff Buckley a couple of days ago.

Both came to us 1 Half Century ago.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day (2016-2017)

11/18/16 6:44AM
Apparently, VEVO.com doesn't allow embedding at this time which is lame.

Regardless, new track and video from the album. I'm luke warm about it. It's kind of slow/slow-tempo. But I do like the last couple of minutes.

edit: it got put back up on YouTube, and also it seems it's a remake of 1 of Ragnar's band old song.


Meaningless - Pain Of Salvation

11/10/16 9:55AM
Track list, and cover art? The post doesn't confirm the cover art, but it may be.

I react to the epics especially "On a Tuesday" being 10+ mins and the 15+ title track. It looks a bit like both classics, TPE and Remedy Lane in that sense.

Inspiration from Daniel's experience with flesh eating bacteria (per the link/text below from I/O music)

We'll see/hear soon enough.


The tracklist of the coming album:

(Release: Friday the 13th, Jan 2017)

1. ON A TUESDAY (10:22)
2. TONGUE OF GOD (04:53)
3. MEANINGLESS (04:47)
4. SILENT GOLD (03:23)
6. REASONS (04:45)
9. IF THIS IS THE END (06:03)

Inside Out Music's Facebook

Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators Pain of Salvation have announced the worldwide release of their long-awaited new studio album ‘In the Passing Light of Day’ for Friday the 13th of January, 2017 via their longtime label partners InsideOutMusic.
Working together with acclaimed producer Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad, etc.) at Dugout Studio in Sweden, the band have crafted an album that sees them returning to their much praised heavier sound, featuring the syncopated rhythms, glorious melodies, and intensely personal themes that Pain of Salvation fans have long loved about the band.
Inextricably linked to the near fatal illness that band-leader Daniel Gildenlöw spent much of the first half of 2014 recovering from, the album is an altogether darker and more impassioned journey. Taking the hospital bed as a narrative hub, the lyrical and musical themes touch on all the conflicting feelings that run through a person’s mind when presented with the prospect of death and the passing of life.
The album will be available as a special edition 2CD Mediabook (including expanded 48-pages booklet, several in-depth texts by conceptual author Daniel Gildenlöw, demo material & band commentary tracks), standard jewelcase CD, gatefold 180g 2LP vinyl plus album on CD as bonus & digital download.

9/30/16 9:23AM

Coming out on January 13th, 2017.

4/22/16 9:47AM

Not a ton of details save for the cover and whatever Daniel is referring to in June. But per a lot of updates and that short window of time, the details should come soon. What is Daniel talking about? the obvious guess is a new video or maybe new website. Perhaps interactive, or something. Maybe some novelty item associated with this new album of theirs?

a tour? I guess we'll learn soon enough.

Good to get some good news amongst all the Prince stuff the past 24 hours. I certainly am interested in this new album, even if my passion for PoS hasn't been really high for almost 10 years.

I probably should/and will make a Random Artist Feature about them soon, perhaps sooner per this news.


There is some interesting news coming up in the next few days. I'm not the one to shower our fans with news about every little thing we do, since I don't... well, since I simply don't enjoy that social direction. So, in the last months we have simply worked on the new album, which is turning out absolutely awesome! The album title (which I know you have been waiting for and speculated about) is:
In the Passing Light of Day
However, we have also prepared another little surprise release for you all, scheduled for June. I can't wait to see how this will be received, but I have a feeling it will be very appreciated. 😀
Anyway, that about that for now, keep your eyes and ears open and you'll get more intel on the surprise release and the new album in the next coming days.
Wet kisses!