Music for 2018 | Part II

In need of some music suggestions for the summer?

A Laughing Death in Meatspace
by Tropical Fuck Storm
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If you are a fan of Australian band The Drones then you should definitely get hold of this album. It's a new project by lead members Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin and will sound very familiar to you with it's noisy guitars, raw dynamics and the characteristic eloquent lyrics.
Anspieltipp: ▶︎ You let my tyres down

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It's been seven years since we had new music from Ssion. The new single Comeback announces indeed a comeback in full force with intriguing guest appearances like Sky Ferreira, Róisín Murphy (on a spoken word track) and Ariel Pink (damn, does he look good in drag).
Anspieltipp: ▶︎ Comeback

Little Dark Age
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I never really looked much into this band (blame it on the nauseaitngly overplayed singles Kids and Time to pretend) but all the positive reviews hyping the new album made me curious. There are indeed some really delightful songs, specially on the first half, and definitely worth checking out if you can handle all the 80s worship.
Anspieltipp: ▶︎ Me and Michael

by Amen Dunes
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Don't tell anyone, but this is my possible contender for album of the year! There is a subtle beauty to it, very difficult to grasp, that I'm afraid most people will dismiss as boring on first listen. Defintely one of the most underrated albums of recent times.
Anspieltipp: ▶︎ Blue Rose

Dead Magic
by Anna von Hausswolff
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Let's say this sounds like Swans meets Dead Can Dance playing pipe organ. And now I just found out that she also provided the ethereal background vocals on some Wolves in the Throne Room tracks! No wonder I'm in love with this.
Anspieltipp: ▶︎ The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra

See also: Part I

Recalling Rhodos

I have a colossal delay (look at me doing bad/difficult puns) concerning the organization of my travel photos. These are from last year's short trip to the island of Rhodos. Located closer to Turkey than to mainland Greece, this island offers an unexpected rich testimony of medieval history.

View the complete album here.

Music for 2018 | Part I

Before I forget, here is some new music for you and me.

In a Poem Unlimited
by U.S. Girls
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This album wasn't as immediate for me as her previous release Half Free, a favourite of mine of 2015. But if you let it grow on you it will bloom!
Anspieltipp: ▶︎ Mad as Hell

Songs of Praise
by Shame
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I know, there is nothing special about it at first listen. Generic, plain guitar music you say? Well, it's been a while since I enjoyed a raw and young spirited band like this one. Let's not grow old too fast.
Anspieltipp: ▶︎ One Rizla

La Contra Ola – Synth Wave & Post Punk From Spain 1980-86
by Various Artists
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The Movida was a countercultural movement in Spain equivalent to the british new wave and the Neue Deutsche Welle in Germany. This newly released compilation brings together a selection of bands that participated in one of history's most refreshing music scenes.
Anspieltipp: ▶︎ La Marca De Anubis by Los Iniciados

Mr. Dynamite
by Creep Show
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To be fair, I didn't give this record enough time to sink in but I was so happy to hear that John Grant is back with a new project. So if you're a fan, go check it out.
Anspieltipp: ▶︎ Modern Parenting

See also: Part II

Ich liebe dich, mein Räuber

Beautiful song, bizarre video and sexy singer: Der Räuber und der Prinz by Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft

Patrick Forever

R.I.P. Patrick Doyle of Veronica Falls and Boys Forever. He was 32.

Also, this video perfectly depicts how I expect my trip to L.A. this spring to be like (hopefully).