Thursday, 29 September 2016

Nazxul – Totem (1995)

Country: Australia

1. Totem 03:30
2. Watching And Withering 03:14
3. I Awaken (Amongst Them) 03:56
4. Unearthed 04:53
5. Vermis Mysteriis 04:16
6. Hatred 03:25
7. Endless Reign Of Power 06:06
8. Distance Begins 05:14
9. Amidst The Flames 03:31
10. End 02:43
11. Eternum 29:53

Nazxul is a black metal band from Sydney, Australia that was formed in 1993.
In 1994 a self-titled demo album appeared through Vampire Records.
Their first album entitled "Totem" that was released in 1996 from the same label.
Further material was written, that produced the EP "Black Seed" in 1998
and late in the year they played live for the first time at a show in Sydney.
Later the band was booked to support Impaled Nazarene as a part of an Australian tour.
After playing a final show for the year all of their activity appeared to cease abruptly.
The band was not at an end however. Four tracks of dark ambience, 
recorded and were released on a split EP with Melek-Tha in 2004.
The same year, Nazxul regrouped with a new line-up and booked to tour with Dimmu Borgir 
but the Norwegian band cancelled its visit.
Several months later Nazxul undertook a tour with Adelaide based gothic metal band Virgin Black instead 
and after that they became dormant for some time since.
In 2008 Nazxul reformed and were listed as the national support to the Australian leg of Mayhem's tour, 
however this tour was cancelled.
The band completed work on the long-awaited "Iconoclast" album, first mooted in 1998, during the year.
Finally "Iconoclast" was released in July 2009 by German label Eisenwald Records.
In 2015, the band regrouped to begin work on a new album entitled "Sumus Inferno".

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Caspar, C.O.C. ‎– CHoCH - Chants Of Change (1994)

Country: Germany

1. Double Frida 05:06
2. Butterfly 06:47
3. Rings 06:16
4. Lofoten I 07:35
5. Lofoten II 13:27
6. BS 1 07:44
7. From Beyond 10:16

C.O. Caspar (born in 1936) lives in Berlin and Sweden as a datoist, conceptor, constructor, author, theoretician and xeroxer.  He works as a soloist, workshop organizer, actionist and musician 
with sound tools as installation, with projections and light art.  
His medium is the processing of concrete tones and noises by means of digital equipment.  
Sound is planned as scenaric tone and speech acts, and is spontaneously developed 
from the original impulses of the sounding body - also in cooperation with other players.
The sounding bodies consist of industrial material such as pipes, hoses, turbines, and constructions of metal, 
plastic, and latex hung on chains and, independently and by means of manual influencing, develop vibrating 
and sometimes chance dynamics in accordance with the qualities of the materials and construction.  
Microphone articulation is the human component.  
Inductive regulation of the torque controls turbines, drives membranes to rhythmic mega-frequent vibration, 
falling rising weaving vital intuitive bio-mechanoid vibrates roars the volume of the latex at 30-16000 Hertz.  
Metal hollow bodies, feedback systems, magnetic field sensors produce material tones, organic & acoustic feedback loops.  The audiovisual work is the result of the connection between mechanical & digital devices, 
offered as a sonic installation, as a performance based theatrical staging.
CHoCH - Chants Of Change was released in 1994 through Tesco Organisation 
as a limited edition CD to 1000 hand-numbered copies.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Soma – The Inner Cinema (1996)


Country: Australia

1. Stygian Vista 07:26
2. Arcane 05:43
3. The Golden Dawn 05:58
4. The Drunken Atlantean 03:36
5. Baal 06:07
6. The Collector 05:43
7. Risen From Agartha 06:11
8. Antediluvian 04:27
9. Alchemical Nuptial 08:38
10. Shambhala 04:44
11. Endless 05:00

Soma was an instrumental, electronic/organic/cinematic project 
featuring the talents of Australian composers David Thrussel, of Black Lung and Snog fame,
and Pieter Bourke known from his collaborations with Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance.
The music of Soma is built on the relationship and alliance between 
melodic/danceable structures and masses of various "found" sounds.
The overall effect invokes a cascade of B-grade psychological/horror/thrillers, spaghetti westerns,
strangely political sci-fi films and a vast volume of the finest conspiracy literature.
The duo began working together in 1993 when Thrussell approached Bourke 
about the possibility of remixing some tracks of Bourke's band Eden.
The Eden remixing sessions yielded the first Soma compositions. 
Soma developed into a full-time project when Bourke moved in with Thrussell 
after a fire had destroyed his flat, allowing the two more time to work together.
Their debut self titled album was released in 1993 followed by "Hollow Earth" in 1994 
and featured most of the tracks of "Soma" album slightly revised and was well-received critically.
In 1996 they released "The Inner Cinema" album that was issued, like their previous one, on Extreme Records.