Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cephalochromoscopin' 'round the world

Did you break my goddamn cephscope, Barris?

So back in April I thought that people didn't appreciate Swarrrm nearly enough. I made this blog and posted a shitload of Swarrrm. Then Orfee contacted me with even more Swarrrm (and other, awesome music), and we even started a totally punk overseas collaboration, but now's not the time to be talking about that. In any case, this blog made me very happy musicwise.

But the reason I'm posting this is 'cause another fine lad joined us! Namely, bullet hell loving Davydd Grimm. So yeah, Canada, Croatia, and England. We're everywhere now.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Dislike (Croatia) - Ctrl (2006)


Tracklist:
1. Way Of Slavery
2. Hypocrisy
3. Dislike
4. Gore ne Može
5. Chaos Crust
6. Silent World
7. Digital God
8. Lifeless
9. Nema Boga
10. Church
11. Ti Si Mrtav
12. Get Drunk
13. World Of Shit
Total playing time 15:56

Back in 1997, Dislike played a whole different, crustier, simpler kind of grindcore. Today, they play more technical death-grind, and as far as I'm concerned, they're one of the best Croatian grindcore bands. Požega kicks ass. And I might as well mention; one of the founding members was Kukatz, only member of the quite well known Gruuthaagy (he's not in Dislike anymore though).

Come to think of it, one of my first grindcore gigs was Dislike at a local two-day punk festival, "No pasaran!" (cool name eh?). Needless to say, it was totally awesome. In fact, the whole festival was pretty awesome, and I'll miss it (No Pasaran happened only a few times).

Download (Mediafire)

"Ti si mrtav jer ostavljaš svijet
U rukama onih što ga ne žele"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Rise of the Blogging Men, Vol. 1

Buried under shitloads and shitloads of music blogs, there are some without (mp3) download links. No download links at all. Incredible! For that reason, most of these sites (that represent actual blogs, rather than mp3 archives) are not quite popular among the blogreader crowd "interested in music". Truth is, most of you just want to download crap for free. But I don't care and I wanna turn THIS blog into a more webzine-kind-of-thing.

However, this post isn't about Cephalochromoscope. It's about great music-related no-mp3 blogs that I really enjoy.

Prepare for... Rise of the Blogging Men, Vol. 1!


Condensed Fresh
What's not to like about setlists? Setlists can be pretty awesome. Especially awesome setlists of awesome Japanese bands. I mean, just look at the Corrupted one. The author has been to Japan and has lots of punk-as-fuck stories to tell. The blog has only 2 followers. It's not an old blog, and this whole follower thing is pretty new, but still.

Grind and Punishment
One man's (mostly) grindcore-oriented review archive, growing larger by the day. A magical place where Dostoyevsky meets Discordance Axis. The author writes for a living, and the stuff is a joy to read. Reviews aside, there are interviews too. Very interesting interviews about interesting topics with interesting questions (unlike "when did you guys form?", or "do you like beer?"). Yesterday was Grind and Punishment's first birthday; I am the only follower and I don't get it.

Punk is Hippies
Wow, this blog has 7 followers! How come? Are there, like, pictures of kittens and crap?
Well, apparently punk is cute kittens, but that's beyond the point. The blog is actually a huge, downloadable, hi-res, punk fanzine archive. WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW? Scan and send your stuff.


And, in case you were wondering, while I was trying to think of the most idiotic post title... Yes, I did come up with more!

Axeblogger
His Hero is Blog
Blog Against
Blog on the Beach
Eyehateblog
Blogchild
Iron Blog
Blog Burns to Death
Disblo... Nah.
No Comment (this one's for you, dear readers)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Kowloon Walled City (USA) - Turk Street EP (2008)


Tracklist:
1. Turk, Taylor, and Jones
2. My Hands Are Turning To Bricks
3. Another Corporate Takeover
4. Inheritance
5. Make Us Pay
Total playing time 25:16

Your hands are turning to bricks you say? Yeah, that's how it sounds too.

Kowloon Walled City sounds like every sludge band should sound. Like the Thing himself is on guitars. When attempting to describe their influences, the words of an actual bandmember are quite likely to be more accurate than my own; "detuned sludgy heaviness - Unsane, Shallow ND, Black Cobra, that kind of thing". The same bandmember, Scott Evans, did a mighty fine and clear recording/mixing job as well.

Despite the sound actually being pretty atmospheric, KWC do not believe in subtlety. Why say "I do not enjoy your company" or whatever when you can just say "Fuck you", right? (Or something.)

In contrast to his music, Evans' email said "Greetings from San Francisco" when "Hi, here's a pile of fucking bricks for you to download" would have been much more appropriate.

Awesome sludge!

I guess you'll have to buy either the CD or 10" for lyrics, but this band is awesome therefore the whole EP is free for download (direct). Also, bandname trivia.

If I ever have children I will make them play ball... with a brick!