Gespenst is a post-rock duo from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Gespenst is made of Syahmi Rawi and Zuhair Rawi who are brothers. They have just released an album on Fluttery Records, home of Post-rock, Ambient, Experimental, Electronic, Modern Classical music.
HEARTS COOKS BRAIN: "Post-rock that synapses, leaves are falling, even more expressive images that are inherent in this album, waiting for their liberation. In 37 minutes they flit around then, wafting into the remotest corners, give shyly times, sometimes powerful, sometimes energetic. At the start, Silver Lining sounds like the tradition of Mono and Envy, are being developed post-rock prototype, first softly, then loudly and makes everything absolutely perfect."
MRU: "I was extremely impressed by these guys and I really did like the album. A genuinely unique act, they really fill their own little space at the rock table expertly. A solid 5/6 from me.Definitely worth a listen, just maybe, steer clear of the Seagal box set before hand!"
BEACH SLOTH: "Gespenst’s ‘The Bloodline’ has adrenaline rushing through its veins. This Malaysia band’s work has elements of Post-Rock and Classical brought together. Each song feels strong, in a literal power sense."
SLEAVE STATE: ""The Bloodline" is simply everything a post rock album should be and they do it in a interesting way. The tunes makes me want to run cinematic with open arms at sunset, or if I would prefer to hide under the bed sobbing spirit that nothing will ever work out. I just know that "The Bloodline" would be the right soundtrack for the two."
CALEIDOSCOOP: "The various parties and piano (electronic) strings provide not only with some regularity for the beautiful resting places, they do play the music with strong emotions. Thus they created a CD which includes both the hard and deep quiet moments that manages to hit. In all respects a very surprising album. Great class!"
Heinali airs his ambient mood classics. Oleg Shpudeiko (the man behind Heinali) creates a gloomy atmospheric environment with the piano, strings, ambient / glitch structures. Heinali collaborated with Maria Navrotskaya, Pleq, Merzbow, Aiode, Anton Baibakov, Orchestra Eclettica e Sincretista, Matt Finney. Collaboration with American poet Matt Finney became a separate heavier and darker sounding project. “Air” is his 6 song album: cinematic sad music, strings moving around the central piano motifs which are minimalistic. Power of light touches, the ambience, the echo and the sense.
Signalsundertests is Richard Graham’s sonic playground, beginning life as a collaborative project with fellow artisan, John King. Since 2008, Graham has developed the signalsundertestsproject to attend to the effects of interactive music technology on music performance, resulting in a series of collaborations with a conglomeration of contrasting artists. “Nascent” features a series of ambient guitar-based musical works. The album features collaborative efforts from Irish Composer, Michael Andrews, and American Vocalist, Laura Graham. Dublin- based producer, Philip Byrne, mastered the disc. The artwork is by Tennessee-based Artist, Jon Kenney. Overall, this album has resulted from a positive musical experience, which Graham calls his best work, thus far.
I'm a collector myself and there aren't many shops here in Spain, even Southern Europe covering those labels so i had to buy it in UK or USA and pay loads of money on shipping costs, so i decided to start one.
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Ltd Edition (500) Double Grey Vinyl Gatefold Sleeve Deluxe Package with Digital Dropcard. Cover/Liner-notes by Jon Savage. Also available as a Digital Download (iTunes/Amazon/Emusic/Juno)
23 Track album includes:
Pere Ubu-Heart Of Darkness Chrome-Chromosome Damage Nigel Simpkins-Times Encounter File Under Pop-Heathrow Subway Sect-Imbalance (Rehearsal) Kleenex-Ain’t You The Prefects-Total Luck MARS-3E Rosa Yemen-Herpes Simplex Joy Division-Autosuggestion
“As well as being the hippest, most obscure of mix-tapes, “Fame” also throws down a gauntlet to today’s post-everything bands”. (Jed Babey - Record Collector)
So it's been almost a year since his album came out and half that since Those Who Didn't Run 10" but the point remains that a shit-ton of you have yet to give this guy a chance and realize that he does things with one saxophone at a time that full bands can't come close to achieving, even with all the overdubbing in the world.
check it out, read and hear why this man has created one of the most important albums of the last several years
Post-rock, ambient and crossover indie music label Fluttery Records has just released Mooncake's Acoustic DVD and the album. Lovers of Mooncake and instrumental post-rock music can listen free or buy this release on the label website:
Mooncake is a Russian post-rock band founded in Moscow early 2006. Since then Mooncake has been permanently performing at top Moscow clubs and festivals, toured Russia, Ukraine, Baltic countries and shared stage with such bands as God is an Astronaut, Explosions in the Sky, Caspian, Russian Circles and finally became number one of Russian instrumental and post-rock music scene.
In five years time the band released three EPs and one full length album, which were warmly welcomed both by listeners and critics all over the world and the band became one of the most loved post-rock bands in the world.
The newest Acoustic (CD and DVD) is a live show performed by Mooncake on Rain TV. The video contains five tracks in pretty new acoustic arrangements. The release is available through Fluttery Records not only in DVD format, but in CD Audio and digital as well.
Mooncake is sometimes compared to PinkFloyd or Mogwai but the band has made a name for itself having developed its own style and became quiet popular among connoisseurs of genre both home and abroad. Catchy melodies, atmosphere, the ideal balance between rapture and grief: all this has always been Mooncake's distinctive feature.
Today Mooncake is working on its second LP that is planned to be released in 2012. The DVD, CD and the digital versions of the releases are also available on various stores like iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp. Also the label offers various options to buy or download these releases on http://www.flutteryrecords.com