Supermachiner – Rust

Supermachiner Rust:

A little something old, a little something new. This is a 2 CD re-release of Supermachiner’s first, and only, album “Rise of the Great Machine”. Supermachiner was the side-project of Jake Bannon from Converge. Rather than make just another Converge clone, Bannon decided to ambient metal-like music that was about machines’ place in society and their rise as sentient beings. It was an enjoyable album. So now it’s be re-mastered so it sounds even creepier than it did before. All this is just the first disc. The second is disc are bonus songs and remixes. These are good, but one can see why they didn’t the cut. Fans of Converge should check this out, but so should anyone into experimental music.

Svarte Greiner-Kappe

Svarte Greiner Kappe:

Dark eerie ambient music, that could easily be integrated into a horror movie. Cool for what it is, but I can’t see myself wanting to put on this record too often, unless I’m reading H.P. Lovecraft or performing a human sacrifice.

Rating: 11/15 Halloween sound effects

M. Templeton and aA. Munson-Acre Loss

M. Templeton and aA. Munson Acre Loss:

Drifty guitars and banjos submerged in electronic noise. Cool to space to, plus the dynamics are interesting. For fans of Fennesz and Tim Hecker. Munson’s accompanying film fits the music perfectly relying on nature footage and milk being poored in coffee etc… All in all a really cool collaboration.

Rating:14/15 fitting images

Robert Fripp-That Which Passes: 1995 Soundscapes, Vol. 3

Robert Fripp That Which Passes: 1995 Soundscapes, Vol. 3:

Sounds like a lot of New Age synthesizer based  music, but with interesting microtonal harmonies and a few frighteningly dissonant moments. A cool listen, but it drags in some parts.

Rating: 11/15 guitar synths

Brian Eno-Apollo

Brian Eno Apollo:

Strong ambient album. Eno’s brother Robert contributes a bit adding some movement to Eno’s solid, but fairly uneventful drones.

Rating: 12/15 Moon craters


Mountains Choral:

An ambient album you can actually listen to instead of just having it on as background music. Theres some really interesting guitar and melodica playing, to be found here.

Rating: 12/15 Cues from Eno

Fennesz – Black Sea

Fennesz Black Sea:

It’s a Fennesz album, you know what you’re getting. It’s really good, but still nothing super different than the other albums.

Rating: 13/15 hypnotic trances