A few months after giving birth to their debut full-length effort called ‘Nadir’, Norwegian quintet blending post-rock, nu-classical and traditional folk music Monograf just re-released the album for digital extended worldwide release through Throne Of Bone Recordings and the main legal services (iTunes, Spotify & co).
In addition to this official announcement, the band which also unveiled an official music video of the song “The Golden Calf” will play in about two weeks at Vivid – A Post-Rock Festival (in Norway) next to bands such as And So I Watch You From Afar, Long Distance Calling or Nordic Giants.
Once again the gates of Brutal Assault Festival located at the Josefov Fortress of Jaroměř and within the heart of Europe, Czech Republic, has opened. The festival took date from August 6th to 10th with the line up of 130 bands. The place and time is kind of sacred to me. Usually, I would be looking forward to about two or three bands. But during the festival I discovered another ten more favourites that I enjoyed and additionally more that I started to like. This is not even mentioning some other stuff that was happening. One starts to think about cosmos games.
Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy
Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Sylvaine’s music deals with the extreme range of human emotions and the music portrays this wonderfully, creating a unique and intriguing sound which needs to be heard by the masses. With Sylvaine’s third and upcoming release “Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone” due on November 2nd through label Season Of Mist we caught up her to find out more about the new album, her inspirations, how she got into music and much more…
Fresh from opening for Myrkur over the past week, as well as joining her on stage in her Folkesange project, internationally acclaimed composer and virtuoso cellist Jo Quail has been added to the UK leg of the upcoming Amenra and Boris European tour. Jo comments:
‘Supporting Amenra and Boris on the UK leg of their co-headline EU tour – WOW! I cannot wait! It is a true privilege to play these concerts. I’m a soloist, and I perform my music that sits somewhere between contemporary classical, post-rock, avant garde and experimental. It is an honour to be invited to open the stage for two genre-defying bands who are masters of their craft, who have been and continue to be revolutionary in their individual approach to composition, performance and musical ethos and who reach in to the depths of being both spiritually and sonically.
This year marks the 20th anniversary since Turin-based instrumental trio STEARICA began to play together. Yes, they met as kids in school! Their many years of friendship and musical collaboration have allowed them to develop their almost-telepathic tightness onstage, in which they seem to play as one three-headed beast.
To mark the occasion, they have undertaken a single-track musical odyssey of 20 minutes and 20 seconds duration. It encapsulates the passion of 20 years of playing together and their shared love of combining primordial rhythms and infectious melodies with avant-garde stylings.
Produced by band member Francesco Carlucci, 20YRS features guest appearances by Eros Giuggia on alto and soprano sax and Franz Goria from Fluxus on vocals.