Hadewych, 17 October 2018


enthu­si­asm and stub­born­ness 

rock, heavy metal, punk, hard­core, pop, tunes, hip-hop, r&b, vapor­wave

Bart Graft’s rock­ing syn­thwave if on full dis­play on Mod­ern Life (2018, Play­maker). I’m not sure if it’s his best album (there are many), but it sure is a ton of fun, and the gui­tar solos are super on point.

b l u e s c r e e n - 真菌 (2018, Immer­sion Com­plete)

These are some really chill vapor tracks: mid-tempo, soph­ist­ic­ated sample choices, cap­able blend­age. Beau­ti­ful cover art, too!

death’s dynamic shroud deftly weaves together chopped up pop bits into irres­ist­ible mid-tempo tracks. Heavy Black Heart (2017, Ghost Dia­mond) con­tains 10 bangers that have been on repeat all week.

ga-nu’s Ocean Lady (2018, Hol­lo­way Tapes) is some gor­geous aqueous R&B with a deep groove. Really laid back; an EP that prom­ises a lot more, and I can’t wait to hear it.

King Giz­zard and the Liz­ard Wiz­ardPoly­gond­wana­land (2017, Vari­ous)

One of my favour­ite albums from last year. Bound­lessly ener­getic and fun psych rock, released for free by the band and in vari­ous formats—as encour­aged by King Gizzard—by labels all around the world.

Minor Threat - Out of Step (1983, Dis­chord)

Proper punk clas­sic. Chan­nel that inner black sheep and keep walk­ing out of step!

Pod Cast - Dead King’s Dream (2018, Brave Mys­ter­ies)

As reviewed earlier this week. Superb play­ful dun­geon synth.

SAYOHIMEBOU - 卡拉OK♫スターダスト東風 (2017, Busi­ness Cas­ual)

Always good for some weird chopped up disco beats, which leads to some­thing of a con­tem­por­ary, post-vapor take on happy rave and hard­core. This one is totally eccent­ric and irres­ist­ible, plus it includes a spiffy remix/cover of Kool and the Gang’s “Cel­eb­ra­tion”!

Trouble The Skull (1985, Metal Blade)

This is real clas­sic doom, the kind that blends Sab­bath with the innov­a­tions of NWOBHM. The res­ult is catchy, with the typ­ical fuzzy sound of the mid-80s, and a bit of an odd one out with its heavy Chris­tian focus as well.

You can lit­er­ally always wake me up for water­front din­ing’s #babewave. Amer­ican Love 愛 (2015, DMT Tapes FL) is an older one, smooth af, with the choicest slow jams to cuddle your honeys to.