- Genre: Post Rock
With their sophomore full-length, "Har", Romania's DORDEDUH have created a rare and unique metal record that defies easy categorisation, pushes boundaries, and offers something new and previously unheard. Guitarists and founders Edmond "Hupogrammos" Karban and Sol Faur aka Cristian Popescu were expected to deliver an album oscillating in the musical space between dark folk and black metal. And, while they did indeed draw from those sources, they also fearlessly incorporated electronic, gothic, rock, psychedelic, prog, and even pop elements without prejudice.
“Har” is a milestone – and not just for Romanian metal. DORDEDUH have taken an artistic quantum leap that promises to be recognized as one of the finest metal albums of the year.
Double 180g Black LP housed in a Gatefold Sleeve
"Agape" - a non-physical, self-sacrificing kind of love - is the basic concept of Lantlôs' third album. While its predecessor ".neon", the second album by Herbst's main band which introduced Neige (Alcest) as Lantlôs' vocalist, is considered a paragon of Post Black Metal, the duo goes a radical step beyond on "Agape."
Heavy walls of guitars alternate with gentle acoustic parts, the changes in tempo hover between dragging and pacing. In addition, the album will surprise you with extensive instrumental passages with a soft and warm atmosphere which doesn't shrink back even from jazz.
"Agape" isn't just another Post Black Metal album; "Agape" is the overcoming of Post Black Metal.
Gatefold Red LP incl. poster.
Limited to 500 copies.
180g Black Vinyl
"Kodama" the fifth album from Blackgaze pioneers, Alcest, marks the French duo's ferocious return to the stylistic maximalism of its early albums while continuing the band's relentless pursuit for new sounds and fresh ideas.
"Kodama" is the Japanese word for 'tree spirit' and 'echo' and from the album's structure and dynamics to its cinematic sound, "Kodama" indeed 'echoes' Alcest's 2010 classic, "Écailles De Lune".
But this is no simple back-to-the-roots album: the band has more punch, rhythm and organic feel than ever before.
While clearly influenced by bands like The Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Dinosaur Jr, Grimes and The Cure, "Kodama" ultimately reveals itself as Alcest's 'Japanese album', drawing substantial inspiration from Japanese art and culture.
Purple double vinyl incl. 2 bonus tracks. LTD to 100 copies worldwide.
On this fifth album, Catalonia's FOSCOR carve a multi-facetted jewel out of deep longing, their country's characteristic melancholy, and dark foreboding heaviness.
This album invites the listener onto a cinematic journey through dream landscapes created by carefully arranged sonic delights and unexpected aural twists. 'Les Irreals Visions' is easily drawing its eager audience in, only to lure the unwary listener into a dark labyrinth of unexpected complexity filled with beauty and sorrow, which they might find much harder to leave than anticipated.
Enjoy charting your course through the glittering facets of this musical gem.
180g Gatefold LP
Instrumental Post-Rock from Milan