Black Circle

Black Circle of Gaia is on life support.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Aldebaran - Dwellers in Twilight

That's it. I've had it. This record, Dwellers in Twilight, has bashed it's way up my top favourite Sludge/Doom records so far it annihilated Fleshpress along the way. Its Doom drives you face down into the ground, its Sludge will piss on you just for the fun of it.

So yeah, it's good stuff. Three songs reaching fourty minutes, expect moar and moar than the split with Rue which was posted months ago.

Upped at sludgeswamp. Doomed to be Stoned in a Sludge swamp.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

doom from Saudi Arabia


sorry, couldn't find a release, still asking around.
good 12.5 min song here:

SubArachnoid Space - Almost Invisible

Band: SubArachnoid Space
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Country: USA

An amazing album of dark and atmospheric psych-rock, at times almost oceanic in depth, perfect for getting lost in. Its sounds are incomparable to anything I've heard as of late. Absolute perfection. All 6 tracks of this album are live sessions, adding to the mystique and wonder of the music.

Be lost.

Grief - Torso

Grief. Archetypical Sludge/Doom band, one of the biggest names together with Eyehategod, Noothgrush and Corrupted. Torso is their 1998 album. Picked this up in my record store a couple of days ago. Tortured, devastating throaty vocals, minimalistic, trodding riffs and thunderrollin' drums. Lyrics ain't pretty, nor is life.

"If there's life in outer space
Take me away from this place
Beam me up - I'll volunteer."


Guapo - Black Oni

Part two of this so far exciting trilogy. Whereas Five Suns presented itself as one whole, Black Oni shows more distinction without subtracting from overall quality. Precision drumming, driving bass, vintage sounding keys and buzz guitar melts together, dynamized audial bliss.


Guapo - Five Suns

Alrighty, this has been a while. I managed to catch Guapo live back a couple of weeks ago now at a little festival in my town. Didn't quite know what to expect, except for something people described as dark, progressive and psyched up rock. Turns out it was, and they put out an amazing live show. Exhilarating drumming, throbbing bass, jazzy piano and spaced out guitar. Fabulous mucisianship. Part one of a full-length trilogy.


Friday, April 24, 2009

Band of Susans

Amazing post-punk/shoegaze.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Necrosanct - Death from the early 90's

Definitely one of the few Death bands that I enjoy and could listen to any time of the day. For fans of Bolt Thrower, only if Bolt Thrower played without the crushing riffs but instead played with riffs that'll rip your face off and proceed to make you eat it.


Equal in Death - 1991
Incarnate - 1992
Desolate - 1993

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Blueneck - 12 Days EP

This wonderful seasonally themed EP is available for free on Blueneck's official site, as well as many other goodies like remixes and songs that were cut from the Scars Of The Midwest recordings. If you love melancholic post-rock, then I strongly suggest you head to the site and download to your hearts content.

Virgin Ambient Series - A Brief History of Ambient 2

Alrighty, part 2 of this epic series, again featuring a plethora of artists, some of which we know of the previous episode. You know what to expect.

This has been uploaded via Mediafire in different parts. Convenience tip: considering it's Mediawinfire, run all 3 downloads at the same time so that you have no problems extracting the whole bit, which adds up to about 250MB.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Monday, April 6, 2009

Brian Eno & Laraaji - Ambient 3: Day of Radiance

The titles says it all. Episode 3 of Eno's ambient series, this time in collaboration with Laraaji, whom you may already know of a track he contributed to A Brief History of Ambient: Volume 1. Rather excentric and not ambient in the sense as you might expect it, as it features very little electronics.

Wikiquote: "Laraaji uses a variety of acoustic stringed instruments such as a hammered dulcimer and 36-stringed open-tuned zither.

The first three tracks are variations on a theme named "The Dance", and are delivered in a fast, hypnotic, Gamelan-like, rhythmic pace on a hammered dulcimer. Eno's input is not only in the role of producer; he also adds many creative touches to the natural instrument-sounds. In particular, he "layers" the tracks, after which he applies phasing, reverberation/delay effects and graphic EQ to the point at which the dulcimer almost sounds like other instruments."

Expect minimalistic movements but broad views.

Not my upload, credits go to John Doe.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Virgin Ambient Series - A Brief History of Ambient (Volume 1)

Alrighty then. As the title of this (2 disc) album might suggest, it attempts to portray an image of (early) ambient (/electronic/kraut) music. A plethora of artists contribute, most notably Brian Eno, Roger Eno, Ashra, Tangerine Dream, Harold Budd etc... which leads to a rather varied and exciting listening experience. I hope you'll enjoy it, and if you don't, maybe you'll have learned something more about genre origins. Win-win situation here, guys.

This has been uploaded via Mediafire in different parts. Convenience tip: considering it's Mediawinfire, run all 3 downloads at the same time so that you have no problems extracting the whole bit, which adds up to about 200MB.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3