"There is so much great music here..." WHERE TO START???

I recommend to
start with the HLFP-Samplers (especially HLFP 04).
Here you will come to know many of the bands/musicians featured in this blog. If you like what you hear, you may check out more of their music later on.
(You may also click on the picture on the sidebar and you will find the original post with download links.)

There is also a "FOCUS ON..." section. Here you will find albums that imo are absolutely great (***** = "five-stars-recordings") and that are essential listening and strongly recommended for download.

I TRY to RE-UP some stuff that has been down from time to

time, but I still don't have enough time to

listen to/post much new stuff.


IMPRESSUM: see here!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Zero Nowhere - Floriculture EP + Bonus (PL 2010)

ZERO NOWHERE is a one-man home-recording project from Lublin, Poland.
The music is instrumental, rather dark, slow guitar driven psychedelic/post rock music with some stoner/doom elements.
One can definitely detect a slight late 60s psychedelic punk influence (e.g. the main guitar riff on Pinewoods suggests the STOOGES on valium, without Iggy), but this is far from being a retro 60s sound.
Quite interesting for fans of the darker side of psych/stoner music.
Check it out!

Q: Where exactly are you from?

A: I'm from Lublin, Poland

Q: Do you want your real name mentioned? If so: What is your real name?

A: No i use only my nickname - Zero Nowhere

Q: Who involved? Who played what?

A: Guitars and bass was played by myself as same as drum samples

Q: How recorded?

A: This is 100% home recording. Just making drum samples and playing guitars and recording it on my computer.

Q: When recorded?

A: from june 2010 to september 2010

Q: Any more releases?

A: I've made an EP called "Witchcraft". You can download it from: http://www.mediafire.com/?887s9ghg5v0

Q: Since when does this project exist?

A: Since december 2008

Q: Any previous bands worth mentioning?

A: Eyes Like Halogen - a sludge/doom metal band from Poland. We have EP called "Isolation" You can listen to it here: www.myspace.com/eyeslikehalogen

Q: How'd you "label" your music? (I know... nobody wants to get labeled... bla bla bla...)

A: It's instrumental psych/post rock with some stoner elements.

Q: Influences?

A: 60s psych rock, Dead Meadow, Electric Wizard, Eyehategod, Earth, Stinking Lizaveta, Yawning Man, Bardo Pond

Q: Website, Myspace?

Q: Anything that you think is interesting, that you'd like to inform the blog readers about..

A: Just listen and let the music speak. I mean. Not only my music, there's a lot of great underground, home-recorded psychedelic/experimental music here in europe but it's hard to find so get into it, promote it and keep the scene alive. Check out Oceanrising - http://www.myspace.com/oceanrising1 its great stuff. Cheers.
(Interview via email September 2010)

Favourite track: Sand Hills

ZERO NOWHERE - Floriculture EP + bonus (PL 2010)
(mp3-zip, 7 tracks, 29 min, 26,7 MB)
Get it here or here or here!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The National Orchestra of the United Kingdom of Goats - The Chronicles of Sillyphus (IT 2011)

According to Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/orchestraofukog) THE NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GOATS is from Italy (or South Tyrol?).

Don't know if that info is correct. There isn't much info around for those strange guys. Anyway, their sound is described as "symphonic grind pop", and I think If you like bands as diverse as DREAM THEATER, PINK FLOYD or even VOIVOD you might actually like them and should give it a try.

Their music is very well produced and the playing is excellent.

They have a second album out now, also for free download that is similar in style, The Three Walls of Kolepta, again kind of a prog-metal concept mini album. Check it out on their bandcamp site below.

"The National Orchestra of the United Kingdom of Goats has formed to cure the pain and darkness from all the lost souls that mindlessly roam this world. These four heroes have set out to tell the one true story. The one story that will save a great many and destroy the ones already far beyond redemption. Close all doors, light a candle - and kill the ones in charge."

(quote from bandcamp)





- The Chronicles of Sillyphus (IT 2011)

(mp3-zip, 3 tracks, 14 min, 36,3 MB)

Getit here or here or here!

A little late, but I couldn't resist - this video is just too cool!

Kid's Garden - Don't Call Me Yours - Digital 7" (USA 2011)

George De Large from Harrisonburg, VA, is the man behind KID'S GARDEN.
Some time ago I posted his first album Further on HLFP (see here).

Check out http://kidsgarden.bandcamp.com/ for more releases.

KID'S GARDEN - Don't Call Me Yours
- Digital 7" (USA 2011)
(mp3-zip, 3 tracks, 9 min, 22,7 MB)
Get it here or here or here!
released 26 April 2011
Kid's Garden is:
George Clanton- Vox/Rhythm
John Sgroi- Lead
Nick Webb- Bass
Chris Straub- Drum

"Kid's Garden debuted with the album "Further" in 2007 on the website "George De Large's Music To Take Drugs To" blog (now defunct).

It was given away for free and generated a relatively large number of listeners on Last FM (http://www.last.fm/music/Kid's%2520Garden)

Since then there was only one other song ("Lord, Amen" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Xw1mzcTT10) released with very little distribution.

Last month we announced we played the first show ever as a band after 4 years, and announced a preorder for an upcoming 12" vinyl EP to be released this summer.

The preorder was successful, generating nearly $500 (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1471123704/kids-garden-mirror-kisses-split-album-on-vinyl), which is half of the total cost of printing.

The record (entitled 'Light Hearted') is being pressed as we speak, and will be coming out soon. To ease some of the anticipation for this long-time-coming release,

we are giving away a free 3-track single on bandcamp, called Don't Call Me Yours. thats what I sent you. (kidsgarden.bandcamp.com)

Kid's Garden is a 4 piece band from Harrisonburg, Virginia (USA) just beginning to perform live. We will be performing around the east coast of the US all summer long.

thats pretty much the whole story in a nut shell! All of the music was written and recorded by me in my basement apartment."

(George De Large - Info via email May 2011)