Verity (Single Version)by Golden Apes
25 August 2016
Songs About Losersby The Search
24 June 2016 · Adora · Adora02
Listening to the Swedish band THE SEARCH will bring back the sound of your best memories…
The band was originally formed under the name “The Silverslut” in 1999 and they recorded 6 EPs before evolving into THE SEARCH in 2004. The group has since released 6 studio albums and has faced many changes in their line-up until it was eventually reduced to a trio shortly before the release of their record “Our Need for Solace” (2014).
Their new album “Songs about Losers” comprises 17 dark/dream pop tracks that remind us of The Smiths and many other British guitar bands of the 80s. Nevertheless, THE SEARCH’s minimalistic sound is modern and authentic, providing the perfect ambiance for their emotion-filled stories to unfold. Heart and soul of THE SEARCH is Razmig Tekeyan, a talented musician who once again proves his ability to embrace plenty of life’s experiences and blend them into his compositions and lyrics.
Their new album “Songs about Losers” was recorded and produced in the band’s own studio and mastered by Magnus Lindberg in Stockholm, Sweden.
“Songs about Losers” may not change the world as we know it but listen to it with an open mind and you may be surprised.
~/.tsi/ (the hidden album)by The Silence Industry
16 January 2016 · Aenaos Records · AFM-DL1147
"The Hidden Album" (also known by its' alternate title "~/.tsi") was initially released in 2016. It sees the Silence Industry developing their unique sound in a rawer, unpolished direction with piercing guitars colliding with staccato drum machine rhythms to the steady hammering of effect drenched electric bass. Tracks include "Neonblack", "This Zero Hour", and the otherworldly "On Feathered Wings".
24 July 2015 · Poisonic
2015 digital only EP "Carcrash" by (((S))). The one-man-band (((S))) from Denmark gained great success with its conceptual Post Punk / Psychedelic album 'Welcome To The Heartland' in 2014. As a successor, the 4 tracks on the new "Carcrash" EP reveal the sound spectrum of darksounding rocksongs with a spice of 60’s psychedelic garage up to minimal electronic influences.
GO!GO!GO!by Emerald Park
23 June 2015
In 2015, Emerald Park have taken on a somewhat more divergent musical persona; it’s not wholly different than the band who recorded those earlier records, but it certainly feels like a band more enamored with this idea of transformation as a viable means of creative expression. For their latest record, “Go! Go! Go!,” which was recorded in Gunneberg’s basement, as well as in the studios of Ola Frick and Carl Granberg, the band is still working within the same musical wheelhouse, but for the most part, they’ve left the acoustic guitars and ukuleles sitting on the studio floor. In their place, they’ve brought out a collection of Moogs, electric guitars, and various synthesizers to go along with lyrics that strive for a more instinctive and meditative tone than on previous outings.
Des Dossiers De Mémoireby Golden Apes
31 January 2015 · Aenaos Records
“Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.” [Oscar Wilde]
Golden Apes – “Des Dossiers de Mémorie…” is a reflection of the band’s work from 2000 until October 2014 when “The Langsyne Litanies”, their latest and highly praised acoustic album was released.
“Des Dossiers de Mémorie…” is a 21 track compilation available for FREE download.
Welcome To The Heartlandby (((S)))
5 December 2014 · PoiSonic · AFM-DL1142
"Welcome To The Heartland" is a postpunk/psychedelic concept album by the anonymous one man band (((S))) (Ungoogable- S) from Denmark.
The eight regular dark sounding rock songs (with a spice of 60’s psychedelic garage) are intertwined with soundscapes introducing a retrospective narrative.
The speaking voice guides us through the fluctuations of life in the arcane Heartland; 43 years captured in a 43-minute long letter in sound like an audio outtake from your favorite dark novel!
"Welcome To The Heartland" is released on December 5th on PoiSonic and distributed by Altone Distribution (digitally only).
The Langsyne Litaniesby Golden Apes
31 October 2014 · Aenaos Records · AFM-CD071
After "Riot", the latest official output from 2012, the GOLDEN APES will release "The Langsyne Litanies" on October the 31st at last, for clearing the way for things to come.
Inspired by their acoustic tour earlier that year the band chose 5 personal favourites from their canon to reinterpret them while looking back and rearrange them while taking a step forward, deliver them from the chronological dust and restructure their tonal nucleus. By using mainly acoustic instruments, like classic guitars, percussions, a cello, flutes and even a tuba (sic!) the process bore a soundscape wherein familiar sounds reflected in a new way, sloughed aurally and detached from any tense.
Including 3 brand-new tracks "The Langsyne Litanies" became more than the planned EP, but an album that mirrors the band's versatility and their many facets in an unusual and impressing way.
"The Langsyne Litanies" will be available as an limited edition (restricted to 333 copies) only.
Our Need For Solaceby The Search
27 June 2014 · Aenaos Records · AFM-DL1141
After the rock oriented “Staying Alive in a Country Industrialized” in 2012 the musical journey of The Search entailed touring their native country Sweden, performing in Germany and recording their seventh long player “Our Need for Solace”. The Swedes, alongside the heart and soul of the band Razmig Tekeyan, have created a passage to their earlier works through a fusion of past and present.
“Our Need for Solace” comprises Dream Pop in a way similar to 80s melodic Wave- and Rock-classics and proves once again Razmig Tekeyan’s ability to include plenty of life experience into the compositions and lyrics. The album is the band's best effort to date with songs like the jangly “You Deserve More” and the danceable “Wake Up From Your Electronic Hallucinations” as well as the melancholic somberness of “Some Pick On The Weakest After Sensing Their Fears.”
Fans of Wave and Indie Pop/Rock should definitely have a listen!
Choirs of Blessed Youthby Principe Valiente
6 June 2014 · Aenaos Records · AFM-CD070
The Swedish post punk / shoegaze band PRINCIPE VALIENTE and their dark architect Fernando Honorato, mesmerized their listeners with their exceptional self-titled debut album in 2011, resulting in an extensive and successful tour throughout Europe. Having shared the stage with Peter Hook and The Light, Peter Murphy (Bauhaus) and playing at the WGT Festival in Leipzig (Germany), the band started to prepare their second album "Choirs of Blessed Youth".
Last year part of their new work was unveiled with the singles "Take Me With You" and "She Never Returned", a collaboration with producer Niklas Björklund and star producer Ed Buller who was responsible for their mixing and mastering. The official videos of both singles were produced by Videomaskinen (Tony Ahola, Niklas Kärreskog).
With "Choirs of Blessed Youth" PRINCIPE VALIENTE have managed to make an irresistibly beautiful and intense continuation of what was started in their debut album. Resting in the shadowy arms of melancholy, their refined sound glistens with a coating of elegant darkness captivating the listener’s heart.
brother sing, sister shout (and other conspiracies)by The Silence Industry
11 January 2014 · afmusic · AFM-DL1146
The Silence Industry's "Brother Sing, Sister Shout (and other conspiracies)" was initially released in 2014 on Enough Records. The release contains 7 new tracks of their signature sound blending elements of Gothic Rock with prog, noise, dream-pop and folk influences.
She Never Returnedby Principe Valiente
25 October 2013 · afmusic · AFM-DL1126
In May this year, the Swedish post-punk / shoegaze band Principe Valiente, left the door to their new album a little ajar, allowing a glimpse of the collaboration with producer Niklas Björklund and star producer Ed Buller, who was responsible for mixing and mastering their first single “Take Me With You”.
“She Never Returned” is now the second single of this collaboration, proving that the band continues to carve out their own path with excellent consistency. Without sinking into depression, Principe Valiente combine their stylish melancholy with aesthetic sadness once again, offering a loyal companion for the upcoming stormy autumn days and dark winter nights.
“She Never Returned” is available for download through all major online stores and the band’s Bandcamp page.