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Monday, December 24, 2012

I'm back + Remove Feat.from Artist Tag in MusicBrainz

Hey guys, so I was really busy and didn't have any time at all to post on this blog. But I will try to post more regularly again. And the first thing I will post about is an issue that has annoyed me since quite some time. I don't know when it happened but it seems that someone proposed changing the style of the ID3-Tags of MusicBrainz: http://forums.musicbrainz.org/viewtopic.php?id=1709 (really great idea bro.....not). Whatever he thinks makes this a good idea, I don't give a fuck. Moving the featuring Artists to the normal Artist name is bullshit because it fucks things up: Every music player I've used displays this tag so you have this "feat." bullshit in the artist name everywhere (don't tell me I can change what field the player displays, I don't care). And along with this comes the main reason that this is fucking annoying: it fucks everything up on last.fm because this tag field is submitted to last.fm as the artist name. Last.fm alone has enough problems with artist names (same names for different artists= same page). I've been using the musicbrainz picard tagger for year and never had problems (except for missing/wrong tags but these can be edited) but now I seriously thought about using a different tagger. Until I found this:http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/picard_plugins There is a plugin that moves the feat. tags to the title just like it used to be (Thanks Lukáš Lalinský, Michael Wiencek, you guys rock!). And you don't even have to install the plugin, just activate it in the preferences of picard and voila: you have the good old tag style again. I couldn't care less if the new style is cleaner or that using ID3 1.x is old. I just want my last.fm to have clean tags.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Roman Sidorov - Discography

Roman Sidorov was a musician from Russia with a lot of different projects. I just discovered some of his stuff on youtube recently, but had a hard time finding links to all of his stuff, so I'm sharing it here now.
He's mostly known for a dark ambient project called "Staruha Mha"(rus. "Старуха Мха"), but I was more interested in his other stuff, which is mostly a mix of very slow guitar riffs with a lot of reverb, kind of distant vocals and a bit of minimalistic ambient thrown into the mix. You can get an impression of it yourself here:

The above video is from Roman's project "Sedative" and yeah it is fucking amazing. He has two other projects which are very similar to this one, called "Fatal" and "Der Golem".
Sadly Sidorov killed himself in 2003, but the music he left behind is amazing...
(Of course Sidorov didn't record these all alone, but I don't know a lot about the other band members).
Download links below:
Highly recommended(mix of post punk and ambient):
Der Golem: http://www.mediafire.com/?pna6ev349fehszf
The archive contains "Zmet" and "Дисциплина взорванных мостов" (320kbps)

Sedative - Sedative: http://www.mediafire.com/?idead6oegvds8vo

Fatal - Легкие цветы: http://www.mediafire.com/?ostpv2uakjpp4nj

Recommended, if you're into dark ambient:
Старуха Мха / Staruha Mha:
2001 - О.Г.Н.И. (320 kbps: http://www.mediafire.com/?zma3kc2143tq1rw
2003 - Rusali (320 kbps) : http://www.mediafire.com/?08tdoguvfeekpd1
2004 - Fires (320 kbps): http://www.mediafire.com/?1jkhfp0psztv0ji

Not recommended:
Bardcore: http://www.mediafire.com/?3540dro7r1u4462
Bardcore is more of a fun project, it's not that good  so I don't recommend listening to it.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Earl Sweatshirt is back

Guess what? Big lips is finally back. If you're a fan of rap collective odd future, you'll know I'm talking about Earl Sweatshirt:

He's suddenly back from samoa and it seems he's not so tight with the other OF guys. It seems that his mother really has him under control, because he has a different management than the other OF guys and it seems like they really have a big influence on everything he's doing rap wise.
Check out a new track called "Home" here: http://terttlefer.com/
it seems to be some kind of social community or something especially for earl.
He also has a twitter now: https://twitter.com/earlxsweat
I'll definitely keep an eye on this, Earl's music always fascinated me, but I hope he doesn't get changed by his management or his mother, they could fuck things up pretty good. "Home" sounds ok but also boring at the same time. there's a lot of hype about his comeback, I hope he can somehow live up to it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Burzum - Umskiptar

Varg Vikernes has been a very productive man since he was released from prison in 2009. He released 2 Albums of new material and one with re-recorded songs. Most people had very high expectations for "Belus ", the first album he released after prison. So most of them were disappointed, because they essentially expected it to be similar to the classic Burzum material. Varg has his own mind though, so he kept evolving his style, using a lot more clear vocals and better production. "Fallen" was the next chapter, released roughly a year after "Belus" and it was received a lot better because people got used to the new folk-influenced Burzum. Now we're here again, nearly one year after "Belus " and Varg has prepared his next album called "Umskiptar".
I'm really curious about how Burzum's sound changed, Varg hasn't disappointed me with anything yet, so I think it will be a great album again. Here's the tracklist:
1. "Blóðstokkinn"
2. "Jóln"
3. "Alfadanz"
4. "Hit helga Tré"
5. "Æra"
6. "Heiðr"
7. "Valgaldr"
8. "Galgviðr"
9. "Surtr Sunnan"
10. "Gullaldr"
11. "Níðhöggr"

Release Date: May 29, 2012
Leak status: The whole thing leaked yesterday. Very early though. So please make sure you buy this, to support the band.

Download:Burzum - Umskiptar

You can order the album in various formats here now:


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Alcest - Les Voyages De L'Ame

The kind of goofy looking guy you see above is Neige. He may be looking a bit womanly but he is a great musician. In his main project Alcest, he mixes black metal with post-rock and shoegaze. The amount of black metal has been getting less and less since the start of the project, so it sounds more like a shoegaze/post-rock mix right now.
Alcest is about to release his third full-length called "Les Voyages De L'Ame". I didn't like the last album "Écailles de Lune" that much because it felt like Neige is using the same formula over and over in his music. That's why it got a bit boring to me. But I'm kind of looking forward to this one, there's a sample track out which is pretty good:

Alcest - Autre Temps

I hope there will be more black metal elements on the album again, because I kind of miss that. The guitar work on this track is very good though. Neige has a good sense for catchy melodies.

Release date: January 6th
Leak Status: Leaked on the 3rd of January.

Download here: Alcest - Les Voyages de L'Âme

order it here:


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Drudkh - Eternal Turn of the Wheel

Drudkh is black metal band that has been around for 8 years now and they're about to release their 9th album called  "Eternal Turn of the Wheel". If you like Drudkh, you like most of their albums, because most of them have a similar basis: heavy epic walls of guitar, great drumming and unique vocals. From album to album they've always tried to change their formula up a bit though. Especially on their last full-length "Handful of Stars", which was more post rock than black metal and got a lot of "sellout" and "fuck this alcest shit" comments even from the die hard fans. The members of Drudkh probably realized they went too far on that one, so they are now going back to their roots on the new album. So I know it's going to be good old Drudkh, but I also know it will be nothing life-changing. But for some bands it seems to be really better if they stick to their roots than trying to invent something new. I like "Handful of Stars" but yeah it is definitely not as strong as standard Drudkh material. And there's still the other project with Alcest mainman Neige called "Old Silver Key" if you're into the more post-rocky stuff.
I'm really looking forward to this one, check out the details below:
  1. Eternal Circle
  2. Breath of Cold Black Soil
  3. When Gods Leave Their Emerald Halls
  4. Farewell to Autumn's Sorrowful Birds
  5. Night Woven of Snow, Winds and Grey-Haired Star

Release date: Feb 24, 2012
Leak status: Whole thing leaked, Feb 20th

UPDATE: Check out When Gods Leave Their Emerald Halls:

Download the album here: Drudkh - Eternal Turn of the Wheel

Thursday, October 27, 2011

KoRn - The Path Of Totality

As you might already know KoRn was one of my favorite bands back then when I was in school. I still like to listen to some of their albums every now and then but I mostly grew out of them or something :D
But I'm still following what they're up to and I guess now they're doing something really exciting again: a dubstep nu-metal hybrid album.
I never really got into dubstep, so I don't know much about that but KoRn worked with a lot of good dubstep producers on this new project and the available tracks sound really great.
The album is called "The Path Of Totality" and this is the tracklist:
1. Chaos Lives In Everything - 4:02
2. Kill Mercy Within - 3:16
3. My Wall - 3:42
4. Narcissistic Cannibal - 3:14
5. Illuminati - 2:58
6. Burn the Obidient - 5:05
7. Sanctuary - 4:23
8. Let's Go - 3:10
9. Get Up! - 3:42
10. Way Too Far - 8:15
11. Bleeding Out - 3:05
Total: 44:52

I hope for KoRn this will be as successful as their debut where they created a totally new genre and revived rock/metal music. I think this will be selling good because a lot of kids are into dubstep nowadays. We'll see.
Here are some of the available tracks so far:
KoRn feat. Skrillex - Get Up (official video):

KoRn - Narcissistic Cannibal:

Both of these songs are really memorable, I really like them.
Release date: December 6, 2011
Leak status: Whole thing leaked today (28.11.11)

 Please buy the album below: