Amidst the icy winds of tribal drones and pagan folk rituals, there are moments of mystical serenity in the music of Natural Snow Buildings, like serendipitously finding warm shelter while lost in a punishing blizzard.
Style: Drone, Free Folk, Drone-Folk
Vibe: Ritualistic, Winter, Tribal, Cold, Pagan, Eerie, Mysterious, Mystical, Witchy, Sombre
Musical Attributes: Droney, Percussive, Loops, Atmospheric, Lo-fi
Released in 2004 on Staubgold Records Format: LP
Originally released in 1981 on Rough Trade Modern Classics Reissue (2016) Format: LP
Originally released in 1972 on Brain Records 2007 Lilith Reissue Format: LP, CD
Released in 2008 on Mercury Records Format: LPx2, 45rpm
Released in 2012 on P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd. Format: LP, clear vinyl
Released in 2000 on EMI Records Format: 10″x2
Released in 2012 on Hyperdub Records Format: 12″ EP
Released in 2013 on Bella Union UK Pressing Format: LPx2, Bonus 7″, Holographic Cover Studio album takes up sides A, … More
Released in 2004 on Warp Records Format: LPx2
Released in 1998 on Warp Records Format: LP
Released in 1991 on Touch and Go Records 2000’s pressing Format: LP
Originally released in 1980 on Piano Records 2016 Light in the Attic Repress Format: LP, 45rpm on side A, any … More
Released in 2007 on The Leaf Label Format: LPx3, 45rpm
On their second LP, Henry Cow weaves together elements of eerie chamber music, free improvisation, and deconstructed prog to create something that seems like the missing link between the Canterbury jazz-rock of Soft Machine and Gong and the dissonant avant-rock of This Heat.
Released in 2011 on Blackest Rainbow Format: LPx2, 180g Ltd. to 750 copies
Originally released in 1979 on Piano Records 2016 Modern Classics pressing on Light I’m the Attic Records Format: LP, includes … More
Released in 2002 on Holy Mountain Format: LP
While the music on Zeit feels motionlessly suspended in the empty vastness of space, the music on Phaedra seem to discover a swampy alien planet, Pulsing sequencers, dramatic mellotrons, airy flutes, and sweeping synthesizers are drenched in strange echoes and reverbs to create suspenseful alien soundscapes.
Released in 2018 on Thrill Jockey Records Format: LPx2, Metallic Silver Vinyl
Anxious and dissonant proto-math rock composed and improvised by a trio of innovative, idiosyncratic, and influential musicians. Guitarist Fred Frith pulls new dimensions of sound out of his instrument, blending bizarrely textured riffs with dark, noisy atmospheres. Bassist Bill Laswell is one of the great musical collaborators in all of music, often bringing together innumerable amazing musicians from all genres to create unique sonic fusions. Here, Bill and drummer Fred Maher lay down some nasty, disjointed grooves that lock you in despite their angular, asymmetrical time signatures
Originally released in 1995 on Mute Records 2015 Pressing
This is what I imagine a black hole might sound like. “Zeit” translates to “Time”, yet time feels completely suspended here, filled instead with vast negative space in which burbling VCS 3 synthesizers, suspenseful organs, and a droning quartet of cellos float in and out. These four sidelong pieces erase all traces of rock or any kind of beat from Tangerine Dream’s sound, leaving ominous space-ambient music in its purest form.