Max Hall- Abstractithica [Sound Collage/Field Recording/Experimental]

Abstractithica by Max Hall is more than an album; it’s a sonic journey that borders on the metaphysical. The record is comprised of one long atmospheric sound collage (split across both sides of the LP) that is entirely built out of samples taken from around the world on a stereo field recorder over the spanContinue reading “Max Hall- Abstractithica [Sound Collage/Field Recording/Experimental]”

Chainsaw Rainbow – Heavy Sad Love [Drone/Shoegaze/Ambient]

Walls of thick, dissonant fuzz and ghostly reverb-soaked vocals make Chainsaw Rainbow’s Heavy Sad Love one hazy beast of a record. Sounding somewhat like early Flying Saucer Attack, this album is filled with distorted, hypnotically droning guitars that easily make you feel as if you’ve been hurled into outer space. The buzzing guitars are oftenContinue reading “Chainsaw Rainbow – Heavy Sad Love [Drone/Shoegaze/Ambient]”

Autger- Totenmesse [Dark Ambient/Neoclassical]

Autger – Totenmesse As black as smoke billowing from a smoldering battlefield and as haunting as an abandoned graveyard, Autger’s Totenmesse is a dark soundscape that feels right at home within your nightmares. Hailing from Russia, Autger is a one-man band that produces deeply evocative and atmospheric music that’s inspired by the bleaker corners ofContinue reading “Autger- Totenmesse [Dark Ambient/Neoclassical]”

Noordzo- Shark Funeral Songbook

Noordzo- Shark Funeral Songbook What a wild creature, this album is. Mike Noordzy, the New Jersey-based sonic sorcerer behind Noordzo, has quite a few albums and musical projects under his belt, but this, his latest offering, may be his most striking record yet. The entire album has a thick, enigmatic feel to it. The record,Continue reading “Noordzo- Shark Funeral Songbook”

The Fuzzlers – Gourd of Truth

The Fuzzlers- Gourd of Truth Athens, GA experimental punk oddities, The Fuzzlers are…are…well, their Facebook page biography puts it best: “The Fuzzlers are the worlds greatest Mutant Foamcore band! Created by the mysterious Professor Scientist, The Fuzzlers are the results of the infamous “Substance Experiments”. Considered another “failed attempt at the perfect hybrid” by theirContinue reading “The Fuzzlers – Gourd of Truth”

Ghost Funk Orchestra- Night Walker and Death Waltz

Ghost Funk Orchestra is the brainchild of the NJ/NYC native Seth Applebaum, a highly skilled craftsman of finely constructed, wholly unique music. Ghost Funk Orchestra’s compositions are nothing short of genre defying and impossible to pin down. As soon as you start to get a sense of where one of his albums might be going,Continue reading “Ghost Funk Orchestra- Night Walker and Death Waltz”

RIP Bruce Hampton

As many of you may have heard, the world lost a true genius and one of the most unique minds in music the other day when Bruce Hampton collapsed on stage due to a fatal heart attack. His contributions to the world of outsider music and outré thinkers are immeasurable. Personally, the Hampton Grease Band’s MusicContinue reading “RIP Bruce Hampton”

2,000+ Instagram Followers Special Mix

I’ve recently went over 2,000 followers on my blog’s Instagram account (@recordcratesunited) and I am over the moon with joy and gratitude. So as a thank you to those followers and everyone else involved, I’ve made a mix featuring music by some of those followers and musicians that I’ve reviewed in the past. From folk toContinue reading “2,000+ Instagram Followers Special Mix”

The Primal Barber Trio – BARBERBarberbarbr

The Primal Barber Trio BARBERBarberbarbr Deserted Village (2014) Every now and then, a record just drops out of the blue and sucker-punches you, leaving you sitting on the floor in a daze, trying to figure out what had just happened. BARBERBarberbarbr by The Primal Barber Trio is possibly the best example of this kind of record. EveryContinue reading “The Primal Barber Trio – BARBERBarberbarbr”