Category Archives: Prog

James Norbert Ivanyi – Denalavis (2017)

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Three tracks does not sound like a lot but when you appreciate just how much James has crammed into these pieces there’s more than enough to chew on for ages. You’d be forgiven for thinking this was just an EP and no more than an interlude before a full length but dig in and you will find a plethora of idea’s and sounds, movement and melody to behold! Continue reading James Norbert Ivanyi – Denalavis (2017)

Voyager – Ghost Mile (2017)

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Combining flamboyant musicianship and accessible song writing is a delicate balance which many aspire towards but few achieve. Voyager have the finesse and maturity to manage this tightrope act between awe inspiring and attention grabbing music. ‘Ghost Mile’ is an album that provides a shining example of just how heavy and how technical you can get in this genre without sacrificing a good song. Continue reading Voyager – Ghost Mile (2017)

GOODBYE ENEMY AIRSHIP/WARPIGS – Split 7″

So sometime around 2015 while talking with a bunch of other people who all hung out on the same math/post rock fb group. I found a slew of really cool Aus bands who were putting out some really interesting stuff. Among those that I got linked that I really enjoyed were a couple of Melbourne bands. One which was a gtr and drums trio making imaginative non cliché’d huge post etc sounds and another guitar and drum duo which was like dirty three with blast beats and SUNN O))) guitar swarms. These bands both seemed to put out these killer records around a similar time and I really enjoyed both albums when I heard them, which left me hoping they’d put out some more stuff to sink my teeth into. Fortunately they banded together and shared the cost of a 7 inch record to do just that. Continue reading GOODBYE ENEMY AIRSHIP/WARPIGS – Split 7″

Hemina – Venus (2016)

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Music snobs beware: never judge a book by it’s cover.. and the same goes for music. I won’t beat around the bush, the artwork, the title, the bio and overall package just puts me off. It screams ‘this is not gonna be your thing Sean, don’t bother with it’. How wrong I was. Continue reading Hemina – Venus (2016)

Sleepmakeswaves – Tundra (single) 2017

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The swirling synth lines and guitar tones that open up our first taste of new music from Sleepmakeswaves since 2014 are familiar and yet uncertain. You just don’t know where it’s all going to go and it doesn’t take long to ease that tension. Continue reading Sleepmakeswaves – Tundra (single) 2017

Hadal Maw – Olm (2017)

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‘Olm’ from Melbourne based ‘Hadal Maw’ is going to destroy. No gimmicks, no fads or trends at play here, this is heavy and rough, at times difficult to listen to for its uncompromising ferocity and bleakness. Hadal Maw have the attention deserving of a band who is about to blow up and this album will be the milestone. Continue reading Hadal Maw – Olm (2017)