If you think on the term 'noise orchestra' while looking at the coverart for this album, you'll get an insight into what cosmic chaos lies behind Indian godly imagery. A sound that is terrifying, unstructured, wild and noisy, but also captivating and utterly fascinating. This is an album whose noise entrances like gamalan, sucking you deeper and deeper. You'll only know what happened after it's 2 hour(!) runtime ends and you're left in deafening silence once again.
Avant-Garde Drone Experimenteel
The Ape of Naples
What Wikipedia calls "Experimental Post-industrial avant-garde electronic psychedelic avant-pop", I absolutely adore. At times Coil can be fun, lighthearted and dancing, at other times it's haunting like a Great Old One; utterly incomprehensible. Both are nice, but the Great Old Ones are always best
Avant-Garde Drone Electronica Experimenteel Noise
A strange collection of blackend noise. Most tracks create noise from chaos with a simple soundscape to start with, but the twists and turns between them tend to be exciting. Especially 'Hitori Bon Odori' is a nice track where the production is off, but it made me wonder if that wasn't exactly the point of it. Noise that makes you wonder about the point of noise, is noise worth mentioning.
Avant-Garde Black Metal Noise
The Animal Spirits
I adore artist who actively pursue development and experiments. James Holden is one such artist. With his latest work he leaves the dancefloor behind for the mystical forests of electronic infused tribal trance with some jazzy tones. Sounds interesting? It's because it is. A damn good experiment!
Avant-Garde Electronica Experimenteel Trance
A mesmerizing though unsettling ambient record that really grips the listener. The soundscapes are much like the cover art; seemingly simple yet abstract, but take a closer look and you can see there is all kinds of stuff happening beyond first glance, or apprehension.
Ambient Avant-Garde Klassiek
Teachings In Silence
A masterfully crafted work of twisting and dark ambient. Using all kinds of apparatus and devices, Ulver crafts twisting melodies and gloomy soundscapes to an artform.
Avant-Garde Drone Electronica Experimenteel Glitch Minimal
A Piece for Mind & Mirror
Seeing Skuggsjá (Wardruna & Enslaved) perform live was a real privilege, since it wasn't really supposed to be more then a one time thing. The record that wasn't supposed to be made is here now and it's a proper reflection of the project. Deep folk and roaring folk-black metal.
Avant-Garde Folk Folk Metal Metal Neo Folk World
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore is a lovely darkjazz project and their latest release 'Dolores' takes a lighter take on the whole. The sound is less noir, gloomy and a bit friendlier in the keys-department. Nice, but not the depressive darkness I seek here.
Avant-Garde Downtempo Experimenteel Jazz
This wasn't at all what I expected. The first track 'Made of Metal' on 'Ruins' with a black cover would suggest something heavy. Not a piano-laden, modest singer-songwriter record. That said, it still is a lovely record with a lot of depth and feeling in the sounds.
Clean Hands Go Foul
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.
Avant-Garde Black Metal Doom Metal Experimenteel Metal