The St Petersburg (Russian Federation) quartet who go by the letters – A. (Guitar / Bass). K. (Vocals), M. (Drums / Backing Vocals) and I. (Guitars / Backing Vocals) forming the blackmetal band Epitimia released the EP Нить (Thread) yesterday.
A five track release (available on bandcamp) that fills the room with an otherworldly soundscape of soaring and swooping dark-melodic metal that seems to emerge from a wintry forest as the music, although expansive, feels as though blanketed in studio baffled by the absorbency of snowy drifts.
This is an EP to ingest in full to best immerse in to the ethereal weaves of the roughly fifty one minutes release.
The closing track is the just over eleven and three quarters minutes – Древо (The Tree).
For regular readers of the site the dark-dystopia of the Russian project Dark Voice Of Angelique will be familiar. Yesterday the latest LP – Winter Mind Game – was released.
Approximately fifty minutes of spine chilling electronica, organs, percussion and vocal spirit through the room over the nine tracks on the album (which is available on bandcamp).
The release is best enjoyed whilst tethered naked by ankles, wrists and neck, inside a cage within a dripping, condemned mine shaft with flickering candles casting ominous shadows across the limited field of vision.
My pick of the releasing being the just over seven and a half minutes of the sixth track – Fire Warning.
The Russian alt-rock band Hartyga will be releasing the LP Amyrsanaa on the 11th of September. Those in Kyzyl can, in advance, purchase physicals versions from the Tuvan Cultural Centre at 7 Lenin Street.
The final track on the album My Kargyraa was recently performed as a live version at the Sziget 2018 festival in Hungary earlier this month, this being approximately a minute shorter than the studio version on the LP.
Longer stay readers may have forgotten the band name Hartyga as it was back in 2016 they last featured– though will be likely to immediately recollect the traditional Tuvan throat singing of Nachyn Choreve.
The Russian dreamwave outfit BountyTweex released the LP Ignition on the 12th.
BountyTweex – Ignition – original artwork
Originally scheduled for release last year, new tracks were added and the release delayed, to reflect of the slightly different overall soundscape of the LP the original artwork (shown above) which made strong reference to the influence of Japanese culture was changed to the one below (in music embed) which makes greater emphasis of the dreamy soundscape of the overall scope of Ignition, though still drawing from the initial well of thought.
My selection of the nine track album is the seventh – Say.