New Music Roundup: Kayo Dot, Fides Inversa, Old Man Gloom, & More
There are some things in here. Things for you.
First, because we really like Kayo Dot around these parts, Noisey is doing a full stream of their new album, Coffins on Io. It’s weird. In a good way. A really good way. It’s experimental, avant-garde, progressive, and all those other fancy-pants adjectives we use to explain things that somehow manage to transcend the norm. These guys are pushing the boundaries of pretty much whatever they want, and they refuse to be pigeonholed into even the most abstract combination of genres.
Next, Fides Inversa. Their 2009 album, Hanc Aciem Sola Retundit Virtus (The Algolagnia Divine) existed. Did you know that? Neither did pretty much anyone else. Including me. Now, the Italian duo is about to release their second annoyingly-titled full-length, Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans. Nobody is ever going to say that out loud. They may as well just title it Fides Inversa’s Second Album because that’s what people are going to call it.
Anyway, this time around, I’m taking notice. No Clean Singing just premiered “IV” yesterday and it’s pretty gnarly. I don’t have the stream for you here, so you’ll have to go to NCS to hear it. But don’t worry; that’s a good place to be. This right here is some lawless, swirling black metal intensity. For fans of: Deathspell Omega, bending notes, lifehating.
Here’s a story. One time I saw Mamiffer open for Anathema. I didn’t like the music, but I bought a patch from Aaron Turner so I had an excuse to shake his sweaty hand and then rub it all over my body later. Anyways, here’s a new song from the heaviest of Aaron Turner’s post-Isis projects — Old Man Gloom. It’s called “The Lash” and it’s the first song to be released from their upcoming album The Ape of God, set for release on November 11 via Profound Lore. Stream it below. Bask in sludge.
Not too long ago we talked about supergroups and how much they suck. Here’s a new one! The Skull features Eric Wagner, Jeff Olson, Ron Holzer (all ex-Trouble). Eric Wagner, by the way, is the man and can be heard singing in such classic Trouble albums as Psalm 9 and The Skull (get it?). They’re teaming up with some dude that was in Pentagram for a year and a member of some other band called Sacred Dawn. “Till the Sun Turns Black” is their brand new single, streaming below. Super group to gush about, or super poop to flush about? You tell me. I’ll tell you this, and this alone: That riff fucking slays.
There are very few people on this earth who can be both bald and cool at the same time (one of your beloved editors happens to be one of them). There are even less people who can put fart samples into multiple songs and still be almost universally heralded. Devin Townsend pulls off both. A few days ago, he released a single from his new album Z2, featuring everyone’s favorite coffee-demanding alien puppet overlord, laser beam sound effects, additional intentional stupidity, headbanging, and singalong choruses. Check out “Deathray.” Z2 is out on October 27th.
What did you think, what did I miss, what’s going on, etc.?