The last release of sea-faring, folk-pop-bluesers Port O'Brien. Some of their best songwriting and by far cleanest production. The album has a concept and due consistency, and it really iterates on all the good stuff from earlier. Sadly though, no longer. At least they ended on a high note.
Harbringer of lo-fi 'funeral folk', the creepiest atmospheres, the darkest corners of music. Phenomenal!
'A kaleidoscoping soundtrack for the modern era'. This record does away with all the nature-religion-folk in black metal, and goes straight for the hardships of urban life. Exquisite songwriting and production, sharp mix of pop and black metal.
Khanate is a unique piece of work. It sounds like a band dying in the studio and recording every last bit of it. Prepare to not be swayed away by layers of noise, but rather be thrown into a bathtub of rusty razors and salt. This is meant to hurt.
'No Hassle' does the record justice. Sit down for a 2 hour spin of downtempo mellow beeps and bloops, with a flair of jazz and a whiff of trip-hop. The length of albums like these aren't a problem (see Nord), because it's suited best in the back of your mind. Doesn't require attention.
This is definitively in my top-5 records of all time. The gloomy electronic beats serve as a background for a swamp of surreal ritualistic music. The atmosphere oozing out of every element of this record is so sublimely delivered. After 8 years, I still want to drown in this music.
It's amazing some teenagers got together to play some blues, and then continue to take the world by force with hammond-riddled bluesrock like in the old days. They have a way of making it appealing and hip again for younger generations to dive into their parents record collection for more.