22 May 2015

Raw Power this weekend

Raw Power starts today, so if you are in London GGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Tonight see's Gnod play, tomorrow see's Hey Colossus and Teeth of the Sea offshoot Hirvikolari on the bill .

The rest of the line-up is astounding as always, so don't miss this.

More info and tickets: Raw Power


21 May 2015

Goat to play Babylon Soundgarden Festival this weekend

Goat take their live show to Turkey for the first time this weekend as they play Babylon Soundgarden Festival in Istanbul.

More info on the Festival here: Babylon Soundgarden

If you go, please send us any photos or video and we will share it with all other Goat fans.


Boston Hassle reviews Gnod's Infinity Machines

Gnod — Infinity Machines

UK psychedelic-rock collective Gnod have had more than 30 members since their inception in 2007. This ever-expanding and fluctuating lineup has managed to eke out over 20 releases of ever-expanding and fluctuating sonic mindfuckery in that time, some on their own and some with the help of various fine independent labels. This prolific and mercurial nature makes them a bit hard to pin down, and with the release of their new 2.5-hour triple album Infinity Machines, they’ve got plenty of time to work through several different permutations of themselves.

There is oppressive drone, loud and free-jazz-tinted skronk, swampy psychedelic voids, lumbering percussion, abrasive synth squalls, and ghostly sax and Rhodes interludes. There are hints of genres the group or its members have dabbled in before, from motorik to ambient to techno to minimalism, but seamlessly blended in this case to create a whole that is greater than its parts...

Read the full review here: Boston Hassle


20 May 2015

Lay Llamas teaser for Space Jungle Mantra

As reported before, Lay Llamas show from Roundhouse supporting Goat is coming out as an album on 4 Zero Records.

Check out this little trailer that they have put together.

Find out more here: 4Zero Records


17 May 2015

Watch Gnod full set from Milan

Gnod are currently destroying stages across Europe on their Infinity Machines tour.
Watch this full set from their Milan show.


Incendiary Magazine reviews Gnod's Infinity Machines

Only the Throbbing Gristle/Coil axis come close to this spaceward/Satanic Mill industrial sound.

Where oh where to begin with Gnod's new LP? It's an utter monster. Eight mindbending tracks that look to crash through our middling daily concerns and create a headspace that throws us off kilter. I recently remarked that listening to this LP could get you "feeling" in a state of transit; like a balloon covered in static and stuck to a ceiling there is very little pointiin offering any resistance until the process (here: playing the LP in its entirety) is complete.

Gnod's  music on Infinity Machines sometimes (as with Control Systems, and the title track) takes the shape of a thick, steady lava flow of indeterminable noise and or tectonic shifts of sound and space. Countering this (on, say, Inevitable Collateral and Desire) we have a spaced out vibe that mixes the more space dust elements of Gong's muse and sticks it through a cosmic sieve, constructed by Conrad Schnitzler and Edgar Froese. Imagine a Manchester warehouse being blasted (by the dark arts of The Chief Designer) into outer space. Only the Throbbing Gristle/Coil axis come close to this spaceward/Satanic Mill industrial sound. At other times (as on White Priviledged Wank and Breaking the Hex) the record sounds like all the photocopying machines in the world making a concerted attempt to make contact with us. This is truly the sound of the Earth in all its vastness, and/or all the unseen consequences of humankind at work....

Read the full review here: Incendiary Magazine

15 May 2015

Boston Hassle reviews Shit and Shine's 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral album

Shit and Shine — 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral

This has been a terrific year so far for Rocket Recordings. Anyone who caught my review of the new Gnod triple album a few weeks back knows that massive sound slab was one of my favorites of the year. However at this point 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral by Shit and Shine, which was released about a month earlier, has crept in and supplanted it as the label’s crowning jewel so far in 2015.

Shit and Shine is the brainchild of Craig Clouse, a Texan living in London. Over the course of a dozen albums the project has taken liberally from all over the musical spectrum. Elements of Can, Hawkwind, Butthole Surfers, the Melvins, Suicide, Chrome, Neu!, even Aphex Twin and classic b-boy electro are torn apart, soaked in lysergic acid and thrown it into their repetitive kraut-noise-dance-rock stew...

Read the rest of the review here: Boston Hassle