Sunday, August 23, 2015

Rex Ilusivii - In the Moon Cage (2015)

Mitar Subotić was a pioneering electronic/experimental musician from Novi Sad in former Yugoslavia. Originally a diverse composer, his Rex Ilusivii monicker was concerned with the darker side of things. As such, the music involved can be described as esoteric ritualistic ambient combined with new age, while the traditional balkan song and chanting influences add to the overall eeriness, giving off a unique flavour.

The record compiles Suba's outtakes for Rex Ilusivii from 1980 to 1991, explaining the occasional shift in style among the compositions as the years were passing by. This release certainly came just in time for us who either had no idea about Suba, or had entirely forgotten about him. Too bad he left us so soon.

Appreciate the man's genius here:

Me and the Muses, by Grant Snider

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Archaeopteryx Ultraavantgarda - Vol. 1 (2012)

Archaeopteryx Ultraavantgarda is an ensemble waving from Asturias, Spain. Their sound is tres minimale, avanto-retro-futuristique, the vision is meta-pre-post apocalyptique, the smell is that of pure reek and the meaning is non-existent. This will appeal to all those self-proclaimed individualists with no sense of humour. Or not. Dislike! Disengage, you heartless robot!

Seriously, my first post on this blog concerns this very recording, because it epitomises my views on avantgarde music, whichever the subgenre. Spontaneity, grimness, light-heartedness, some legal dose of (post) punk/metal/core and an occasional awkwardness is what I am looking for. Add some non-conventional instrumentation and the cheesy keyboards to get the full picture. Anything except polka will do. Also, the lo-fi drumming at parts is pure genius. Pick your side, I absolutely love it! 

So long!

this blog is about music that has largely gone unnoticed, yet it could still create some impact if it found the right audience. more importantly, it is about music i love. the spectrum of choice is encircling experimental music, free jazz, electroacoustic, drone, noise, avantgarde, zeuhl, r.i.o. and so on, you name it.

the list comes across just like the days are dying. the point is to help these brilliant albums continue going largely unnoticed, by exposing them through my crappy blog, for the pleasure of the indifferent that would either way pass them by. added is that the list takes no special order, the same way unpleasant circumstances in life come as they wish