Thursday, October 27, 2011

Zola Jesus - Conatus

I've been spinning the latest LP from Zola Jesus non stop since it's arrival. Following the same direction as last years Stridulum II with a less noise more pop sound which I don't mind one bit. I don't delve into much electronic music but for me this record is all about the vocals. What an amazing voice. That being said there's nothing wrong with the sounds Nika sings over it's just her voice is that great I could listen to her sing over anything. I'm even hearing some Nine Inch Nails influence here, especially on the first single "Vessel".  Watch the video below. This was put out by Sacred Bones in the US which is where I got this clear version from but it's also been released in Europe by Souterrain Transmissions on 180 gram vinyl. I would suggest forking out the extra for the 180 gram edition as mine is so thin it's almost a flexi! I'll probably buy one too as it looks like this is going to get worn out pretty quick the rate I'm playing it.

Zola Jesus - Vessel from Souterrain Transmissions on Vimeo.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ruinebell - Demise In Disgrace 7"

Ruinebell is a new project from Lasse (Hooded Menace) and Dopi (Dishammer). Being a huge fan of both those bands, I could not wait to hear this. I was not disappointed. This is some great dark crust in the tradition of Amebix and Axegrinder. Only 2 songs which I'm hoping is just a taster of things to come. Bring on an LP! Doomentia Records made 500 of these on clear vinyl housed in the heaviest gatefold sleeve I've ever seen for a 7". You can get one here.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Filth Of Mankind - Czas Konca Wieku 7"

This is the first 7" from Polish crusties Filth Of Mankind. Released in 1999 by Scream Records. I bought this off Discogs which I've never tried before. It ended up being a positive experience as the seller turned out to be Pawel the guitarist. I can't imagine there'd be many of these left so buy one here if you're keen.