[Eg0_134] N. Fushigi : Terrorism

N. Fushigi is relatively recent one-man project based in Japan. Vocalist, pianist, guitarist, composer, his first album Terrorism was firstly self-published and we thought it deserves more exposure. This is a powerful work that combines various sonic nuances (industrial rock, darkwave, dark ambient) within a thrilling narrative structure (the author says it’s an album “about dark places and dark stories centered around three main pieces called “Digressions” that depict various themes: ghost towns, zombie bikers and cold war nuclear facilities”). The well balanced constrats between  short catchy tunes, minimal ambient ones, and more complex ones (“digression”) makes the whole  album easy to listen despite its complexity. Definitely an artist to follow (his second album is currently under construction)

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[Eg0_133] Half Evidence : Entreciel

Time after time, Half Evidence‘s sound becomes more incisive, and their playing more focused, alternating smoothly between meditative atmospheres and explosive intensities . Their new album Entreciel (consisting of 2 tracks improvised and recorded on 9 november 2014) features also a regular use of voices by both members Charles premier and Kecap Tuyul, which enhances the incantatory dimension of their music.

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[Eg0_132] ~UNUNE~ : Stone Swan Songs (Alternate Version)

After the the recent  and rather droney/abstract Movements in Decay and the compilation Presenting the Past (which documented his early industrial roots), Stephen Surreal aka UNUNE offers another impressive album on eg0cide. This new version of the previously self-released Stone Swan Songs (containing alternative mixes and 2 long bonus tracks) could be considered as (one of) the missing link(s) between the two  albums mentioned above. It was put together between 2011 / 2013 in 3 locations (apart from the 2 extra tracks) : Loughborough, Stephen’s “nothe home” in the West Highlands of Scotland, & City of Nottingham (where Stephen’s was born and currently lives in.)

Most of the tracks start with distant fuzzy drones and grow slowly, enhanced by many nuances  : melancolic melodies played on various instruments, well controlled waves of noise, muffled shouts from some undisclosed hellish locations, hypnotic march-like beats, folkish acoustic strings – but let’s not spoil everything the album has to give…

This is the longest release ever published on eg0cide – and it is getting the longest description we ever wrote. Indeed a 4h21 album is what can be called a long album accordingly to usual standards (this kind of thing is rarely blamed when speaking about the works of academic composers or writers – but that’s another question) but we think this length is totally justified by the richness and vastness of the feelings and ideas that Sir Surreal’s sonic odissey evokes.

As the titles and cover suggest, the overall mood is crepuscular, and even sinister at times – but also majestous and spacious. This music captures perfectly the intrinsic tension of the melancholy of someone who passed through hard times and irreversible losses : in the same time an elegy for what is dead in us and the endless rise of a radiant (although disillusionned) will to live and to create. Fears, hopes, everything must end – that’s the point where we can start from. This takes a whole life . If you are curious of / interested in such insights, please forget these words and immerse yourself in the 261 minutes of Stone Swan Songs. And if while listening you don’t get why we are so found of this album, please try it later, may it be next year or next decade.

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[Eg0_131] Ayato & Natalia Kamia : Cluster

Between abandoned strings warped tapes and esoteric radio broadcasts,  Ayato and Natalia Kamia have found / created a new territory to explore. They are not afraid of silence, they’ve patiently listened to the resonating spaces (inside / outside) and built 8 surprising pieces that will spin around your ears like sparkles from some unknow satellites. Despite of its short length, Cluster is a very rich album, containing enough ideas to fill the full discography of less inspired musicians…You’ll probably want to hear more, so we recommend to check Ayato & Natalia previous collaboration : T, published by H.AK. Lo-Fi Record

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Credits:

recorded between Sweden & France in 2014
mixed @ la ferme là by aYaTo
Natalia used: piano; qifteli, objects.
Ayato used : guitars, tapes, field rec, laptop.
track1: sounds provided from Martial Brechaut & DMC LP “BLAM”(grabuge record)
track5: Feat. Papé & Benoit Hixe on bells

[Eg0_130] CDRX : The purgatory’s public swimming pool

Let’s starts the new year with one of our fidel contributors: CDRX. His new album The purgatory’s public swimming pool is a captivating subterranean soundscape. This time some noisy / industrial-flavoured touches have been included, and the final result is rather dark and gritty, but with a very cohesive atmosphere despite of its heterogenous components.

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[Eg0_128] Jeff Sampson : Energy of the Multiverse

Jeff Sampson is an american singer / keyboardist / composer with a rich background in ambient and experimental music, but also free improvisation and progressive rock. Since our first listening to some of his voice-based music in 2011 (the splendid Requiem in shallows) we wished  to release some of his works. Energy of the multiverse was worth the wait. This long-form drone is very pleasant and subtle, a perfect soundtrack for daydreaming on a lazy sunday.

If you enjoy this free download piece, you can check its predecessor energy of the universe and support Jeff by buying its digital or cd edition. Eg0cide should also release one of his new albums in 2015…

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