Twitter Facebook Instagram. Share It. Add to cart. To think otherwise would be ludicrous. It's the fact that there's some warmth and soul going on that's made Sitar Outreach Ministry's tape become my go-to for lousy days.
Putting it on and letting everything swirl and drone from my speakers pretty much kills any negativity I might have going on.
Is it even possible to be in a shitty mood as you hear the Spider-Man theme raga-fied and reverbed almost out of context? Alpha Owl 's "Boscage" single is an amazing package. Hand-typed liner notes, letterpress artwork, and it's just amazing. Lots of work for a three-song EP, especially something that's limited to a production run of The music took me a little more to get into.
It's energetic stoner metal that acknowledges that Black Sabbath wrote "Paranoid," as well as "War Pigs," if that makes any sense. The EP isn't all plodding sludge -- it's actually upbeat and makes you want to do that thing where you play air guitar and wiggle your fingers.
It involves lots of epic soloing, some insane riffage, and some pounding drums that make me wish this hadn't been mastered so high.
Were there more of a low end, this could conceivably level a house. This might be the most fun release Tor Johnson has put out. It manages to rock like a hardcore band, but still evokes every evening spent smoking too much weed and raiding your parents' LPs for Hawkwind and Led Zeppelin records. Granted, the vocals are occasionally just a little out of reach of the singer's range, but it ends up lending the whole affair a sense of desperation that wouldn't otherwise be there.
For a first release, it shows a lot of promise, and I can't wait to see where Alpha Owl heads next. Intruder might be the apex. Unencumbered by an already-extant thematic tone, Bryce Miller is able on City Depths to really stretch out and explore quiet avenues and darkened alleys, creating an album of real atmospheric reach. The box set of four stories — loosely based on s comic strips — was a swinging success.
Thankfully, this second volume is just as good. Things kick off with Playtime is Over, which sees a cabal of villainous dwarfs stealing priceless technology. Brien Wright. Matthew Buffey. DeVoe Yates. Eric Mattson. Purchasable with gift card. Composed, produced and performed by Bryce Miller. Cassette design and layout by Eric Adrian Lee.
Sold Out. Stillness Wander Dusk Haze Descend Shadow Bonus Track Midnight Depths Intruder Dawn MissingBryce Miller Like some new age guru and a mid's computer geek got high together and discovered a bunch of John Carpenter soundtracks, Bryce Miller's "City Depths" album plays dark and eerie, but with enough moody electronic ambience to .