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Oli wrote:

Yeh I understand, I don't mean to make a big deal out of it. The main perk of reviewing though is that you get a free record. Unless I think it's worth my time I'm not gonna write reviews for digital releases that I don't think I'll like! I understand the case of bands far away - and I appreciate Andy's postage costs, I just think a lot of labels may get lazy and just send MP3s - it's interesting to know how many people are gonna be happy reviewing these or if they'll just form a big list at the top of this thread.

I'd hapilly review something regardless of format. It's nice to have something physical in your hands, but just as happy to review mp3's. The main perk for me is the fun of listening to things I probably wouldn't buy if it was left to me, and the opportunity to write about stuff! I've been switched onto a few bands from reviewing things, which is nice.

If there are any downloads that you reckon might be appropriate send them my way, I've been slack with finallising my current bunch, but they're nearly ready to go.

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i prefer people request stuff to be honest as i am not a good judge. the only one i'd pick for sure would be end of a year.

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I'll pick a few bits or bobs this weekend once I've finished off my current batch.... good excuse to get the wpw/twisted 7" !

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DOWNLOAD / STREAM ONLY: (you will need to request a link)

Boxharp - the Green lp  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i2u0sG9G9g - indie / electronic
Boxharp - Loam Arcane ep  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i2u0sG9G9g - indie / electronic
COC (Southern Lord)
End of a Year - You are Beneath Me (Deathwish Inc)
the Fanclub - single : http://soundcloud.com/underdogsmusic/se … ts-die-too - indie
Killing the Dream - Lucky Me (Deathwish Inc)
Like Rats - 2 song single - http://www.likerats.net/ : hardcore
Not Squares - YEAH OK : http://www.myspace.com/notsquares - electronic
One Kind Word - ep : http://www.myspace.com/onekindwordhc - hardcore
Righteous Fool (Southern Lord)
the big sleep in search of hades - ethos : http://www.23seconds.org/048.htm (full download is available here) - post rock
Two Bit Dezperados - single : http://www.myspace.com/twobitdezperados - garage / rock
Yusuf Azak - Turn On The Long Wire : http://www.myspace.com/yusufazak - indie
United Nations - Nevermind The Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures (Deathwish Inc)
ACTION BEAT - BEATINGS (TRUTH CULT)
BRIAN MCBRIDE - THE EFFECTIVE DISCONNECT (KRANKY)
MEWGATZ - LOVE SONGS AND CARBOOT ELECTRONICA (ONE INCH BADGE)
PAN AMERICAN - FOR WAITING, FOR CHASING (KRANKY)
BENOIT PIOULARD - LASTED (KRANKY)
ROSE KEMP - GOLDEN SHROUD (12 YEAR STRETCH)
(aura) - invisible landscape : http://www.myspace.com/auraportugal - Experimental/ Post Rock/ Electronica/ Classical
rumour cubes - ep http://rumourcubes.bandcamp.com/ (free download - post rock / ambient)


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DALE COOPER QUARTET & THE DICTAPHONES "Parole de Navarre"

Press release:

Formed for the improvisation nights Dynamo in Brest, France, this quartet made of musicians covering a wide variety of musical styles creates a sound that mixes electronic (samples, cuts, sound treatments) and acoustic elements (guitars, saxophone, trumpet). They're playing moody ballads that sound as if they would come out from one of David Lynch's movies. Like in the films of Hollywood's master of bizarre pieces, there is something like a dark and poisonous colour broken by red thunderlights and blue cigarette smoke. The music spawnes some odd characters and landscapes while the listener makes out some more friendly faces that loom up out of this nowhere place: the voice of Zalie Bellaccico, Milanese streets sounds, a lazy flute, or some distant breathing swim on the surface of this deep troubled waters. "Paroles de Navarre" is an invitation for opening the red curtain of this Dark Jazz cabaret made of shimmering and whirling walls.

For pop listeners without a feeling for depressive soundscapes it might be boring - for us it's one of the best musical outputs we've discovered in the past years. If you like BOHREN UND DER CLUB OF GORE or THE KILIMANJARO DARKJAZZ ENSEMBLE, you should be all ears.

Finyl comes in a thick gatefold cover with a special 3d printing effect. 100 pieces on 180g clear vinyl, 100 pieces on 180g white vinyl, and 100 pieces on 180g black vinyl. Cd is packed in a nice matte digipak.

http://www.denovali.com/dalecooper/

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I wouldnt mind reviewing united nations and stalwart sons if their both still going ?

my band - GEIST

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stalwart sons is done (black mark, don't you read our reviews? wink) but i will pm you the united nations details.

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ahh i read the rest of the post and seen pags already claimed it! (i do read the reviews, thats why the site is banned at work haha) ill get it to you soon as!

my band - GEIST

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DOWNLOAD / STREAM ONLY: (you will need to request a link)

Boxharp - the Green lp  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i2u0sG9G9g - indie / electronic
Boxharp - Loam Arcane ep  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i2u0sG9G9g - indie / electronic
COC (Southern Lord)
End of a Year - You are Beneath Me (Deathwish Inc)
the Fanclub - single : http://soundcloud.com/underdogsmusic/se … ts-die-too - indie
Killing the Dream - Lucky Me (Deathwish Inc)
Like Rats - 2 song single - http://www.likerats.net/ : hardcore
Not Squares - YEAH OK : http://www.myspace.com/notsquares - electronic
One Kind Word - ep : http://www.myspace.com/onekindwordhc - hardcore
Righteous Fool (Southern Lord)
the big sleep in search of hades - ethos : http://www.23seconds.org/048.htm (full download is available here) - post rock
Two Bit Dezperados - single : http://www.myspace.com/twobitdezperados - garage / rock
Yusuf Azak - Turn On The Long Wire : http://www.myspace.com/yusufazak - indie
ACTION BEAT - BEATINGS (TRUTH CULT)
BRIAN MCBRIDE - THE EFFECTIVE DISCONNECT (KRANKY)
MEWGATZ - LOVE SONGS AND CARBOOT ELECTRONICA (ONE INCH BADGE)
PAN AMERICAN - FOR WAITING, FOR CHASING (KRANKY)
BENOIT PIOULARD - LASTED (KRANKY)
ROSE KEMP - GOLDEN SHROUD (12 YEAR STRETCH)
(aura) - invisible landscape : http://www.myspace.com/auraportugal - Experimental/ Post Rock/ Electronica/ Classical
rumour cubes - ep http://rumourcubes.bandcamp.com/ (free download - post rock / ambient)
Emmett and Mary - s/t : http://www.myideaoffun.org/emmettandmary/st.html - indie / electronic (kind of like the polyphonic spree maybe?)
Heaven in Her Arms - Paraselene : http://denovali.com/heaveninherarms/ - Japanese post rock screamo
As We Draw - Lines Breaking Circles : http://throatruinerrecords.bandcamp.com … ng-circles : post-hardcore / metal
Seditius - Carne Da Macello : http://www.myspace.com/seditius - punk
the River Card - http://www.myspace.com/therivercard - hardcore

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Can I do:
heaven in her arms
as we draw
end of a year

Better not to the river card because my band are playing with em soon and I don't usually have nice things to say about the hardcore bands reviewed here.

a thug changes and love changes and best friends become strangers word up

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is this stuff you think you might be into? because unless a band is utterly stinky, i tend to prefer that people write about stuff they dig.

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I dig end of a year and hear good thangs about hiha albeit from skreeemo kids.

a thug changes and love changes and best friends become strangers word up

37 (edited by katiek 14-11-2010 03:56:57)

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i'll have pifco sent to you by the end of tonight, so i guess by morning for you. i'll also take pan AM, dale cooper / dictaphones and brian mcbride after, if that's alright!? and i'll be pro-active in it, i swear! wink

38 (edited by katiek 14-11-2010 03:56:31)

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Oli wrote:

How many people are asking to do these sorts of reviews? I dislike the concept in general.

despite the fact i'm a complete slacker, this format works for me cos i'm at the other side of the world and A) getting records shipped out would cost an arm and B) bringing them back would be a pain the baws, especially if i'm gonna be coming back to europe overland when i do head west.

guess whenever the hell i end up back in europe i'd prefer the physical format but hey, beggar's can't be choosers and it's a chance for me to hear other stuff i wouldn't normally venture near, and then some stuff i do like but would have overlooked or something.

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katiek - i will PM you that shit once i have the download links!

here's some other new ones

Kerouac - Cold & Distant : http://www.myspace.com/kerouacuk - hardcore
the Elijah - ep : http://www.myspace.com/theelijahuk - ambient screamo apparently

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Sore Eros : "hazy pop with a psychedelic touch"

http://bantermm.com/tracks/SoreEros-GiraffesKiss.mp3

if anyone fancies this i can get you the album.

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Absent Without Leave - Faded Photographs - http://www.myspace.com/geezertek : electronic / post rock - kind of like early Tristeza
Disappears - Guider : http://www.myspace.com/disappearsmusic - indie / post punk (ex 90 Day Men)
Dreams & Empires - s/t : http://www.myspace.com/dreamsandempires - post rock / screamo
Jef Barbara - http://www.myspace.com/jefbarbara : electro pop

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Truman & His Trophy - Bottom George Pizza Planet - http://trumanandhistrophy.bandcamp.com - indie rock
Nazca Lines - EP - http://www.myspace.com/nazcalines : post hardcore
True Womanhood - the Grey Man - http://soundcloud.com/truewomanhood/the-grey-man - electronic
Carrier - Blind to What Is Right - http://www.myspace.com/thecarrierhc : hardcore / screamo
Non Ultra Joy - Dissatisfaction - http://www.myspace.com/nonultrajoy : indie rock

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I can't wait to read the Elijah review. Just had a gander at their myspace page, tres amusing! I was tempted to do the Disappears release but listened to it the other day and didn't get on with it at all.

Retention colours are the only true colours.

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DOWNLOAD / STREAM ONLY: (you will need to request a link)

Boxharp - the Green lp  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i2u0sG9G9g - indie / electronic
Boxharp - Loam Arcane ep  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i2u0sG9G9g - indie / electronic
COC (Southern Lord)
the Fanclub - single : http://soundcloud.com/underdogsmusic/se … ts-die-too - indie
Killing the Dream - Lucky Me (Deathwish Inc)
Like Rats - 2 song single - http://www.likerats.net/ : hardcore
Not Squares - YEAH OK : http://www.myspace.com/notsquares - electronic
Righteous Fool (Southern Lord)
the big sleep in search of hades - ethos : http://www.23seconds.org/048.htm (full download is available here) - post rock
Two Bit Dezperados - single : http://www.myspace.com/twobitdezperados - garage / rock
Yusuf Azak - Turn On The Long Wire : http://www.myspace.com/yusufazak - indie
ACTION BEAT - BEATINGS (TRUTH CULT)
MEWGATZ - LOVE SONGS AND CARBOOT ELECTRONICA (ONE INCH BADGE)
BENOIT PIOULARD - LASTED (KRANKY)
ROSE KEMP - GOLDEN SHROUD (12 YEAR STRETCH)
(aura) - invisible landscape : http://www.myspace.com/auraportugal - Experimental/ Post Rock/ Electronica/ Classical
rumour cubes - ep http://rumourcubes.bandcamp.com/ (free download - post rock / ambient)
Emmett and Mary - s/t : http://www.myideaoffun.org/emmettandmary/st.html - indie / electronic (kind of like the polyphonic spree maybe?)
Seditius - Carne Da Macello : http://www.myspace.com/seditius - punk
the River Card - http://www.myspace.com/therivercard - hardcore
Absent Without Leave - Faded Photographs - http://www.myspace.com/geezertek : electronic / post rock - kind of like early Tristeza
Disappears - Guider : http://www.myspace.com/disappearsmusic - indie / post punk (ex 90 Day Men)
Dreams & Empires - s/t : http://www.myspace.com/dreamsandempires - post rock / screamo
Jef Barbara - http://www.myspace.com/jefbarbara : electro pop
Truman & His Trophy - Bottom George Pizza Planet - http://trumanandhistrophy.bandcamp.com - indie rock
Nazca Lines - EP - http://www.myspace.com/nazcalines : post hardcore
True Womanhood - the Grey Man - http://soundcloud.com/truewomanhood/the-grey-man - electronic
Carrier - Blind to What Is Right - http://www.myspace.com/thecarrierhc : hardcore / screamo
Non Ultra Joy - Dissatisfaction - http://www.myspace.com/nonultrajoy : indie rock
Ticket to New York - bright lights - http://soundcloud.com/ticket-to-new-yor … lights-ep/ : indie
TEPHRA "Tempel" - http://www.myspace.com/tephramusic "for fans of ISIS, SHORA, BREACH"
THE KILIMANJARO DARKJAZZ ENSEMBLE - s/t - http://www.tkde.net/ "for fans of BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE, THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA, AMON TOBIN, FREEFORM ARKESTRA"
IROHA - s/t - http://www.myspace.com/irohamusic "for fans of JESU, GODFLESH, FINAL, NADJA"
THE MOUNT FUJI DOOMJAZZ CORPORATION - s/t - http://www.myspace.com/tkde - "for fans of DRONE, AMBIENT, JAZZ etc"
Alright the Captain - Snib - http://www.myspace.com/alrightthecaptain - math rock

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I'd like to try Rose Kemp, Iroha and maybe the Carrier?

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a label just sent these over, the links will download you the file so no need to request it, just review it if you're interested. the label said the links are ok to distribute.

BIRDS IN ROW are good friends from Laval (France), and they're playing some kind of dark hardcore/crust, between RISE AND FALL, MODERN LIFE IS WAR, THE HOPE CONSPIRACY, CURSED and co; they're DIY as fuck and always on the road, that's the reason why they gain some solid following in only 18 monthes.

http://www.mediafire.com/?hp1cfgj1b5cj81y

PARISO are coming from London, they're evolving somewhere between messy hardcore, grind, sludge & even stoner, a kind of BURNT BY THE SUN/THROATS/SWARM OF THE LOTUS/THE_NETWORK/TORCHE mix. This is some angry & heavy stuff, but this TORCHE vibe they have give them more "sunny" feeling.

http://www.mediafire.com/?5jlu7ncdkx20ra4

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Broadcast Sea - Lost Generation - http://broadcastsea.bandcamp.com/ : hefty punk / indie / thing (download directly)
Major Dolby - ep - http://www.myspace.com/majordolby - instrumental, i don't know what style this is, sounds like weird 60s film music
Aidan Baker – Lost in the Rat Maze - http://www.myspace.com/aidanbakermusic - post rock / ambient
SMILE AND BURN - The Flight Attempt Of The Kiwi - http://www.myspace.com/smileandburnpunk - pop punk
Drugg - Shackled - http://soundcloud.com/druggworld - electronic / glitch / soundscape

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DOWNLOAD / STREAM ONLY: (you will need to request a link)

Boxharp - the Green lp  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i2u0sG9G9g - indie / electronic
Boxharp - Loam Arcane ep  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i2u0sG9G9g - indie / electronic
COC (Southern Lord)
the Fanclub - single : http://soundcloud.com/underdogsmusic/se … ts-die-too - indie
Killing the Dream - Lucky Me (Deathwish Inc)
Like Rats - 2 song single - http://www.likerats.net/ : hardcore
Not Squares - YEAH OK : http://www.myspace.com/notsquares - electronic
Righteous Fool (Southern Lord)
the big sleep in search of hades - ethos : http://www.23seconds.org/048.htm (full download is available here) - post rock
Two Bit Dezperados - single : http://www.myspace.com/twobitdezperados - garage / rock
Yusuf Azak - Turn On The Long Wire : http://www.myspace.com/yusufazak - indie
ACTION BEAT - BEATINGS (TRUTH CULT)
MEWGATZ - LOVE SONGS AND CARBOOT ELECTRONICA (ONE INCH BADGE)
BENOIT PIOULARD - LASTED (KRANKY)
(aura) - invisible landscape : http://www.myspace.com/auraportugal - Experimental/ Post Rock/ Electronica/ Classical
rumour cubes - ep http://rumourcubes.bandcamp.com/ (free download - post rock / ambient)
Emmett and Mary - s/t : http://www.myideaoffun.org/emmettandmary/st.html - indie / electronic (kind of like the polyphonic spree maybe?)
Seditius - Carne Da Macello : http://www.myspace.com/seditius - punk
the River Card - http://www.myspace.com/therivercard - hardcore
Absent Without Leave - Faded Photographs - http://www.myspace.com/geezertek : electronic / post rock - kind of like early Tristeza
Disappears - Guider : http://www.myspace.com/disappearsmusic - indie / post punk (ex 90 Day Men)
Dreams & Empires - s/t : http://www.myspace.com/dreamsandempires - post rock / screamo
Jef Barbara - http://www.myspace.com/jefbarbara : electro pop
Truman & His Trophy - Bottom George Pizza Planet - http://trumanandhistrophy.bandcamp.com - indie rock
Nazca Lines - EP - http://www.myspace.com/nazcalines : post hardcore
True Womanhood - the Grey Man - http://soundcloud.com/truewomanhood/the-grey-man - electronic
Non Ultra Joy - Dissatisfaction - http://www.myspace.com/nonultrajoy : indie rock
Ticket to New York - bright lights - http://soundcloud.com/ticket-to-new-yor … lights-ep/ : indie
TEPHRA "Tempel" - http://www.myspace.com/tephramusic "for fans of ISIS, SHORA, BREACH"
THE KILIMANJARO DARKJAZZ ENSEMBLE - s/t - http://www.tkde.net/ "for fans of BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE, THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA, AMON TOBIN, FREEFORM ARKESTRA"
THE MOUNT FUJI DOOMJAZZ CORPORATION - s/t - http://www.myspace.com/tkde - "for fans of DRONE, AMBIENT, JAZZ etc"
Alright the Captain - Snib - http://www.myspace.com/alrightthecaptain - math rock
Broadcast Sea - Lost Generation - http://broadcastsea.bandcamp.com/ : hefty punk / indie / thing (download directly)
Major Dolby - ep - http://www.myspace.com/majordolby - instrumental, i don't know what style this is, sounds like weird 60s film music
Aidan Baker – Lost in the Rat Maze - http://www.myspace.com/aidanbakermusic - post rock / ambient
SMILE AND BURN - The Flight Attempt Of The Kiwi - http://www.myspace.com/smileandburnpunk - pop punk
Drugg - Shackled - http://soundcloud.com/druggworld - electronic / glitch / soundscape
Sledgeback - http://www.myspace.com/sledgeback - melodic punk / rock
Annabel - Here We are Tomorrow - http://beartrappr.com/press/Annabel/01% … 0Faces.mp3 - indie
Eels on Heels - letters - http://www.myspace.com/anguangus3 - experimental
Nox Illunis - In Sideris Penumbra : http://www.myspace.com/noxillunisband -  black metal

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I'd do Benoit Pioulard if you'd let me?

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i'll try and get you the link. might be able to get you that hecker album you mentioned in ZC too.