Monday, November 8, 2010

NEW SITE!

This site is dead to me. Anti-Gravity Bunny now has its own site! Not on Blogger.

http://antigravitybunny.com

Update your everything and only come back here if you're feeling nostalgic.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

FREE SHIT GALORE! Part 2

About a year ago I made a post that collected all of the super fine releases that were available for free downloading. That post was a pretty huge hit. And since I've recently found plenty more, both old and new, I figured why not another round?

Some of these albums are the name-your-price thing, meaning you could download them for free, but you don't really want to. Also, some of these even have physical versions, meaning you could actually hold it your hands. But even if the artist just put up their own creations for you to have for zero dollars, I can 100% guarantee that if you wanted to throw a little cash their way, they would love you.

Donate whenever possible. Show your appreciation and bands are more likely to keep on being awesome.




Kids & Explosions - Shit Computer (self released)
├╝ber-mashup with chill beats, a way less ADHD Girl Talk

George & Jonathan - The Best Music (self released)
Sonic The Hedgehog soundtrack on disco-funk ecstasy




Interlard - Tyrol (self released)
massive lo-fi static noise drums

Asfandyar Khan - Snow Makes Things Perfect (self released)
quiet, beautiful, delicate drone, like Stars Of The Lid mixed with John Murphy




Felix & Volcano! - Grow Rich EP (self released)
crazy catchy electro pop

1 Minute: A Compilation Of One Minute Songs (self released)
30 minutes, 30 songs, 8 bits




Vladee Divacc - Hoop Dreamz EP (self released)
"dunkwave"

The Great Valley - Holiday, Holinight EP (self released)
wobbly sunny beach folk




NYC UFOs - Newer Stations (Real Butter Record Club)
shoegarage pop

Scissor Shock - Psychic Existentialism (For Noise's Sake)
avant schizo mind fuck




Children's Children - The Car My Great Aunt Gave Me (self released)
low key, acoustic, sad

Autumn - Autumn (self released)
silky ambient drone




Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisation Air Vol. 1 & 2 (INSTALL)
spacey guitar drones warped from reel to reel

Jason Skoog - Ladders (self released)
a charming Satan's Twilight Zone with xylophones




Braden J & The Family - Davis Dreamin' (Moondial)
old school romp in the woods

Raindeer - Raindeer EP (self released)
neon electro glitter puke




Hautain - Drench (self released)
scorched earth feedback lightning & thunder

Drummers - Drummers (self released)
post hardcore, post punk, post rock, post awesome




Computer Magic - Hiding From Our Time EP (also Hiding From More Of Our Time EP) (self released)
jangly & dreamy electro popgaze sweetness

Apollo Vermouth - Florida (also Lost In A Graveyard) (self released)
blissy ambient guitar drone




Meth Dad - Pizza Party (self released)
insane blown out 8 bit noise dance party

Brutal Love Masters - Brutal Love Masters (self released)
tender pop

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

AGB Radio 11/2

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Started with a 30+ minute Disintegration Loop in honor of my aunt who just passed away. Brightened things up a bit after that, though. Not all doom & gloom. And certainly much lighter than last week's horrorfest.

According to recent polls, it's totally legit to play drone n pop side-by-side. Agreed?

Anti-Gravity Bunny Radio 11/2
William Basinski - Disintegration Loop 2.2
Strategy - Stops Spinning
Phantogram - When I'm Small
White Moth - Two Women, Knitting
Oneida - What's Up, Jackal?
Tom Vourtsis - Black
Tarentel - Whistle In The Wires
Ben Vida & Greg Davis - Piper
Stephan Mathieu - Little Pismo's Lullaby (Loop)
Robyn - Indestructible (Acoustic)
Lokai - Glimmer
Johnny Greenwood - Eat Him By His Own Light
Neptune - Tell My People To Go Home (Part II)
Marnie Stern - Cinco De Mayo
Nicholas Szczepanik - Another End Of New
Clutchy Hopkins - 4:08
Kids & Explosions - Use Your Words
Deastro - Leah's Daughter The Giraffe
King Kong Ding Dong - (You're The) Drone Machine
Grant Beran - The Man In The High Castle
Taiga Remains - Part 2.B
Fjordne - Waiting For A Drop
Hunted Creatures - Sleeping Under The Deadweight
Unicorn - Clay & Fire

Monday, November 1, 2010

Planning For Burial / Lonesummer - Split (Music Ruins Lives, 2010)


Planning For Burial - Sleeping In Separate Rooms








DUDES. Fuckin split of the year right here. Gloom & doom bliss from Planning For Burial and unbridled hatred courtesy of Lonesummer on the same motherfucking record. This is the real shit, guys. The best of the best.

PFB's 3 tracks are a bit different than what he put out on Leaving. A little more vocal oriented, maybe a bit poppier & shoegazier, but in the saddest way possible. This is the beautiful Icelandic epic shit you love thrown to the bottom of a well where it turned into a warped depressed beast of buzz, static, & drone. Plodding drums, mournful organs, blackened rumbled, all with a decidedly catchy twist. This dude knows how to mix the gorgeous celestial washes of euphoria with the basement hiding grim neurosis so perfectly. Unbelievably awesome. You will want to listen to this for fucking ever.

Strip all of PFB's happiness and you're left with Lonesummer's neverending brutality. His black noise metal is as harsh as it gets, with no hope for redemption. It's loud as FUCK, reigning blistering chaos. A wall of black metal so dense it becomes noise. The drums & cymbals blast into a homogeneous cacophony, the guitars shred, wail, & buzz, and the vocals are a tortured screeching, totally obscured in pain. But then there are songs like "I Wish I Could Delete Last Night" that are like a slow (black metal) pop song with a legit guitar solo that just might get caught in loop in your head. This guy is totally fucking into it. Bleak, depressing as shit, noisy, hateful, evil, and still utterly fucking beautiful. Anti-black metal that stands high above most other bedroom BM freaks.

There is no way you should let this slip under your radar. If you haven't heard of either of these guys yet (wtf is wrong with you?), they are making what is hands down some of the most amazing masochistic bliss out there. This split is cheap as hell ($6 preorder) and only 100 copies will be made. So get over to the newly minted Music Ruins Lives and grab yourself a copy before it's sold out and you have to go cry to your momma about how your trigger finger is getting sloppy.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Video: Black To Comm - Hotel Freund

I just want to thank my BFF Mr. Comm for making this video for me. It's truly one of the greatest birthday gifts I've ever received. I mean, I told him exactly what would make the greatest video ever so it's not like he can say it was his idea or anything. But still. It is the greatest video ever.

Also, he's playing Boston on Friday the 5th at the Goethe-Institut with Xela & Matt Christensen (of Zelienople) opening, and the always entertaining DJ Ning Nong.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Inhibitionists - Lithium Salt Mines (Tape Drift, 2010)


Inhibitionists - Midwinter Mass








Another gentle giant of a noise record from Tape Drift, this one from Danish dude Christian Kann recording as Inhibitionists, which has gone through numerous line-up and sound changes over the years. Used to make experimental pop, used to be an actual "band," used to have a "The" in front of the name, now it's just Kann making awesome noise. Something tells me we're better off with this current incarnation of Inhibitionists because Lithium Salt Mines is pretty fucking killer.

With a few exceptions, the noise found within isn't really loud or scary or harsh. It's actually pretty accessible for a noise record, even though it's still most definitely NOISE. A bit on the psych side of things, Kann creates super rich textures that keep you on your toes, making sure you're always hyper aware of what's going on, trying to distinguish one layer from the next as instruments & sounds melt into each other.

This is the sort of stuff that puts you in your place, glues you right to your seat, props your ears open with toothpicks, and goes to town. Dark, thick clouds of poison settle in, jittery tape warble hisses through electric bee teeth, creaking light fixtures burn magnesium in thunderous warehouses, crackle cellophane static echos with funereal nightmares... all that awesomeness bursting through your speakers, just waiting to jump your bones.

Lithium Salt Mines is perfect for those nights where you just need to lay naked on the floor with a sleeve of Chips Ahoy on either side, waiting for the hypnosis to kick in. It's also good for when you're not doing that, too. I guess. For $6, you can listen to it however you want.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sunken - New Zealand Eels (Emerald Cocoon, 2010)


Sunken - Eelman 003








Yall remember Sunken, right? I mean, not even just because their last CD Eye Electric Organ, Brain Electric Nerve was some of the best massive blissful organ drone out there, but because it's Stefan Neville (Pumice dude) & Anthony Milton (of The Nether Dawn). Little mini drone superduo, right?

New Zealand Eels is their third record, first on vinyl, and second release off of Emerald Cocoon. What all this is leading up to is an enormously depressing, bleak, drowning drone record. Sunken took the uplifting sounds from their previous records and fucking buried 'em at the bottom of the ocean.

I have no idea where the sounds on this record are coming from, except for the muffled cries for help that are almost certainly vocals, vocals that weigh heavy on your heart and empty your bowels. As far as I can tell, Eels is made with broken organs, tape decks, & electronics torn from a centuries old barnacle covered shipwreck. It's distorted, bloated from soaking in too much water, warped & claustrophobic, creaking planks, echoing in an empty submarine as it's going down. It's lo-fi as shit, everything blurs together in a noisy, droney whirlpool of depressing fucking gorgeousness.

This is sad music for sad people by sad people. You can't listen to New Zealand Eels and come out feeling ok. It has a haunting beauty, but that beauty can't make up for the utter doom & desolation permeating it. Sunken have created an incredibly stunning record that is probably going to win them some awards or something. Only 300 copies. Join them on their journey to the black ocean floor.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

AGB Radio 10/26

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Yesterday's primarily disgustingly brutal black metal show is ready for the ultimate portability test. Download it, take it wherever you want!

Also, not sure if it's the program I was using to record, but my vocals are wayyyy low in this mix. Did it actually sound like that live? Should I crank that shit up so I'm screaming at your facez? Feedback makes the world go 'round. Tell me what to do to make it better and I'll fucking deliver.

Play it loudest, play it hardest.

Anti-Gravity Bunny Radio 10/26
Aderlating - The Shallow Waters Of The Styx
Painforged - The Achievement We Are The Crawling Filth Descended From This Planet And Our Own Funeral Creators
Emit - Dead Before Death
Lonesummer - Regrettably, Our Harvest Never Grew
Nahvalr - Let Them Eat Blood
L'Acephale - A Burned Village
Dark Procession - Mists Of Darkness
Flaskavsae - The Clouds Shall Cover
Xasthur - This Abyss Holds The Mirror
Empire Auriga - Sorrowsong
Ophidian Forest - A Herald On Silver Wings
Ehnahre - Part III
Azrael Rising - IV
Cold World - Red Snow
Planning For Burial - If I Knew What To Say
Portal - Marityme
Robyn - Dancing On My Own
A Faulty Chromosome - Groaning Like A Grown-Up
Skogar - The Future Will
Mincemeat Or Tenspeed - Infinite Girlfriend
Crystal Castles - Year Of Silence

Monday, October 25, 2010

New AGB Radio Show Time



I know I already did a post announcing to you the fact that I'll be doing a radio show on Simmons College Radio. FUCK YEAH! But shit got a bit fucked up and I had to change the time & day of my show, and since I'm sure plenty of you don't follow me on Twitter to keep up with all the awesome & informative shit I talk about on daily basis, I figured I'd make another post on my blog (because that's basically who this show is for, all you dear readers).

New day: Tuesday
New time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (EST)

You can listen live online either at the Simmons site or through iTunes. I plan on posting the show here on AGB the day or two after so you can download it and put it in your pocket for ultimate portability.

IT STARTS TOMORROW! Make sure you get out your old blockbusters like Marty up there so you can party with the best of 'em.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

David Russell - Architecture (Pilgrim Talk, 2010)


David Russell - Fiddler








One 7", 11 tracks, super short totally twisted loops. Architecture sounds like Eric Copeland made a Zomes record. They're drugged & noisy, frenetic & chaotic, making no sense and a huge racket usually in less than a minute each. There's air raid sirens echoing into the fog, reversed electronic squawks of heartache, malfunctioning time travel machines on coke, half second psych folk freakouts repeated forever, each little snippet stuck in a locked groove of fucked mechanics that is going to be the soundtrack to the most awesomely bizarre party ever.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Century Plants / Locrian - Dissolvers (Tape Drift, 2010)


Century Plants - Delirium (excerpt)








When you've got two like-minded bands as awesome as Locrian & Century Plants, and a label that churns out winner after winner like Tape Drift, you know it's only a matter of time before the two shack up and squeeze out a monster like Dissolvers.

This is Century Plants' first vinyl adventure. You should be as excited as they are about it because it means they put on their game face and made some of the best drifty jams ever. Their two tracks are a perfect fit for a Locrian split. They're dark and moody as fuck, blending noise, metal, doom, drone, and throwing in some psych to spice things up. The first track is a wandering mess of clatter, hiss, & reverb. Not doing much but creating a weird atmosphere and being a creeper until 6 minutes in when it gets into a real groove and they start banging out those chords, bordering on blissful, but it stays rooted in a brown rusted drone. Their second piece is more cosmic, wonky bloops mixed with solid celestial guitar tones, just drifting through space dust, waiting to get sucked into the inevitable black hole. The pleasing guitars turn into a more evil buzzing beast, more feedback & distortion added to a layer of deep bass drone & static noise while a buried muffled guitar solo works its way through echoing vocals and ever increasing volume. This is some top notch shit as only Century Plants could do it.

Flip it over and you're treated to Locrian's latest mastery of indescribable black ambient noise metal. They start things off with a piercing tone, already more harsh than anything CP did on their side. Let it settle in, though, and some beautifully sad guitars show up with lazer feedback in tow. They crank that shit up, getting super evil, throwing around more & more crash & burn like it ain't no thing. It's noisy and loud and totally fucking badass metal without so much as tapping on a drum. Their second track has that same looped electronic scale that I think also showed up in some form on Rain Of Ashes. Then comes in some delayed picking & shredding and a wash of wind style static. Super hypnotic, a semi-psych jam pulsing through Locrian guitars, heavy on the harsh buzzing drone.

Dissolvers is a dark twisted piece of noisy psych metal drone that couldn't be any better. These two duos are forever at the top of their game, and even though they're both so goddamn prolific, this split is essential.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Megabats - Goes To A Lemon (Debacle, 2010)


Megabats - Amazon Bike Tits








Megabats really impressed me with their debut in/out. It was a sweet blend of fuzzy Fuck Buttons beats with spacey Oneohtrix Point Never bloop drone. For some reason I never reviewed it, but they have a new one called Goes To A Lemon released by the same label, Debacle, and I'm not letting them slip by again.

The jams they're making are a bit derivative (wtf isn't), but they still resonate with me and I find myself listening to them way more than some of the more original stuff I come across. Goes To A Lemon is full of high quality tunes perfect for a late night joyride, a doze underneath glow-in-the-dark stars, or a hardcore blissed out neon basement dance party. Megabats pump out the deep, dark, euphoric fuzz beats with pink stars blazin past at lightspeed. Clearly this is right where it's fucking at. Stream it for free, buy it on the cheap, download it for even cheaper, all at Bandcamp.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Barn Owl - Ancestral Star (Thrill Jockey, 2010)


Barn Owl - Light From The Mesa








Barn Owl is a name everyone probably knows. It's Evan Caminiti & Jon Porras, two dudes who have put out plenty of records all over the place, Root Strata, Digitalis, etc. Ancestral Star, however, is their Thrill Jockey debut, and it's a fucking knockout.

Most of this is pure guitar drone, with some extra piano, strings, harmonium, & bric-a-brac, and a little percussion or delicate plucking here & there. Just describing parts of a single animal, though. The drones are fucking HEAVY. Seriously. So so massive. Big enough to blast me into unconsciousness with three cups of coffee running through my veins. They're the hardened sun baked drones straight from rusty Californian deserts. Wide open dust caked steel, endlessly ringing through the black heart of daytime stars. Lonely, blissful, & dark, dreaming of a distant oasis with the weight of a dozen buffalo on your shoulders.

The real killer here is the 10 minute title track. It fucking burns, white hot feedback soaring through the empty sky, embarrassingly euphoric buzz & hum bleeding through the speakers, finishing with a wandering haunted cloud. Some of the best I've heard from Barn Owl.

Ancestral Star is unbelievably good. They're master crafts of the new American raga desert psych thing. Regardless if that's your style, this is meant for everybody. It's essential, it's fucking grand, and it'll simultaneously melt your heart & your face.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Funeral Mix

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Driving all by my lonesome to a farm in upstate Maine for a funeral. This is the mix I made for the trip.

Funeral
1. More Dogs - Duty. Duty? Duty.
2. Boris with Merzbow - Evil Stack
3. Daniel Menche - Track 8 (Concussions Disc 2)
4. The Mausoleums - Totem Pole
5. Xexyz - Metroid
6. Have A Nice Life - The Icon And The Axe
7. Cocteau Twins - Amelia
8. A Faulty Chromosome - Incubate'r
9. Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Salty Bean Fumble
10. Windsor For The Derby - Gathering
11. Shellac - Disgrace
12. Larval - The Strange Farm
13. Jenny Hoyston & William Whitmore - Marrow
14. Langhorne Slim - One Sunday Morning
15. Set Fire To Flames - When Sorrow Shoots Her Darts

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Choi Joonyong - Burn Yoido Burn (Ghost & Son, 2010)


Choi Joonyong - 150-743








Choi Joonyong is a Seoul based noise dude who likes to fuck with open CD players. On Burn Yoido Burn, his weapon of choice is an mp3 player burning with feedback (plus a contact mic & some distortion pedals). Honestly, I'm pretty fucking floored with the sounds he can spew from such limited materials.

This is a mini 3" CD of harshness, similar to the last one Ghost & Son put out, Amplified WC by Hong Chulki, a frequent Choi collaborator. However, its shortness is matched in its brutality. This is some hardcore digital acid, squawks & static galore. Blown out glitch bubbling from the depths of binary hell. Joonyong has basically turned your iPod into a wall of ear destroying lightning.

Unless Joonyong has a greater message, maybe something to do with the shitty production quality of electronics or that everything we listen to on our mp3 players is really just different sides of the same noise coin, this is noise for noise sake and it's fucking great. A perfect 20 minute dose of electrocuted speakers and thunderous chaos. It'd be pretty sweet if Ghost & Son kept up this 3" noise CD thing, they're startin' to put themselves on a niche map of awesomeness.