martedì 28 giugno 2011

Ex - "Abuse" on If They Move... Kill 'Em!


Cinematic music for cinematic people (Part IV): Ex - Abuse


Ex è la quintessenza del rock cinemadelico. Ordine e armonia distrutti da scosse elettriche. La forma strumentale che si (dis)fa fiera poetica. Il nuovo disco Abuse (quarto della serie, scaricabile gratuitamente dal sito del gruppo, come i precedenti) è un'autentica avventura. Abuso, possesso, lotta. Un album che si dipana come un fiume in piena, un arrembaggio acido che in Italia ha pochi eguali. Viene piuttosto da pensare alle esperienze free form dei vari Bevis Frond, Kawabata Makoto, Gary Arce. Arpeggi melanconici, giri di chitarra onirici, ritmiche ora delicate ora impetuose, riff ipnotici e inzuppati di mescalina. Nel rispetto del sacro motto: less is more. Abuse segna un netto passo in avanti nella definizione del suono. Quello che inizialmente era un "semplice" heavy psych o acid rock diventa altro. Una mutazione che passa dalla musica cinematica al desert sound, senza aver paura di "sporcarsi" con melodie malinconiche ed intense. Pier Paolo Pasolini, Lucio Fulci, Elio Petri, Gian Maria Volontè e Ugo Tognazzi sono i numi tutaleri. Perché l'opera è costellata da samples e citazioni che imbevono le nove tracce dello spirito critico e militante che il miglior cinema italiano degli anni Sessanta e Settanta ha lasciato in eredità.


Velvet & Latex e Capital Desert sono i primi due tasselli di un percorso che inizia luminoso, seppure sommesso e distante. Da God's Spirit i toni si fanno oscuri, minacciosi. L'abuso religioso apre qualche spiraglio di luce, pur sempre da tramonto. Nella title track la divisa blocca e cavalca le parole di Orazio Orlando in La proprietà non è più un furto («Mi approprio di parti più o meno importanti dell'esistenza altrui, così mi consumo nel pessimismo e mi consolo nell'egoismo dei miei privilegi, primo fra tutti la libertà di arrestare chi voglio. Arrestare è bellissimo...»). La liberazione è un riff a dir poco catacombale, soffocante, eterno. I Black Sabbath in chiave massimalista. Se Good Woman penetra sottopelle nell'intimità, nei pensieri profondi, Into You segna la frattura definitiva, che Change's Blues dilata in un vortice che si sovrappone strano dopo strato. Il finale con Wandering Mountain trascina lì dove l'impossibile diventa realtà e all'orizzonte il quotidiano si tramuta in fantasia.

E allora io penso questo... Che in un regime democratico, dobbiamo rimpiangere il cimema che fu e auspicare la psichedelia al potere.
Per ascoltare il disco e lasciarsi ammaliare dalla poster art lisergica di Ex Lab, basta cliccare www.exlab.altervista.org

domenica 26 giugno 2011

Turbomatt - Complete Live Set!

I'm proud to present entire live set of Turbomatt @ Sinister Noise 17 June 2011 with Yawning Man, Blaak Heat Shujaa, Tarsvs! Listen proud & loud! Dreams become reality!










Video by Sor Valente


sabato 25 giugno 2011

Ex - "Abuse" review @ Music is the Weapon!


music : psychodelic trans rock

Czwarta płyta Włochów. Niewiele udało mi się odnaleźć na ich temat. Muzycznie cała płyta to taka wędrówka przez pustynię. Długie, bazujące na transowym basie, prostej, wolnej perkusji i z reguły jednym czy dwóch riffach numery. Bardzo czysto nagrane (może nawet za czysto). Wokal pojawia się sporadycznie na początkach numerów i jest mówiony po włosku, więc nie przeszkadza muzyce. Ciekawe acz nie rewolucyjne

venerdì 24 giugno 2011

Turbomatt Live @ Internos 2011 - Teramo 07/07/2011

4 LUGLIO
Ore 18:00:
Inaugurazione della mostra 'Ctrl+S'
Ore 19:00:
Presentazione del libro Cerqueto è fatto a ferro di cavallo
di Gianfranco Spitilli con esibizione
de 'I Cerquetani'. [Folk-Roots]
Ore 22:00
Gasparazzo [Patchanka-Dub]
Ore 23:00:
Rude Massive Soundsystem DJ-Set [Reggae-Dancehall]


5 LUGLIO
Ore 18:00:
Aperitivo con DJ-Set
Ore 19:00:
Presentazione del libro Tutti i poveri devono morire
di Giovanni Di Iacovo
Ore 22:00:
Cariche Esplosive feat El9mm [Street-Hip-Hop]
Ore 23:00:
Shirt Vs T-Shirt Live-Set [Electro]


6 LUGLIO
Ore 18:00:
Aperitivo con DJ-Set
Ore 19:00:
Presentazione del libro La felicità costa un gettone
di Tiziano Tarli
Ore 21:30:
Coconuts Killer Band [Rockabilly]
Ore 22:30:
Gli Illuminati [60's Beat]
Ore 00:00:
Galeazzo DJ-Set [Rock'n'roll]


7 LUGLIO
Ore 18:00:
Aperitivo con DJ-set
Ore 19:00:
Presentazione del libro
Racconti del terremoto
di Enrico Macioci
Ore 21:30:
Turbomatt [Surf-StonerRock]
Ore 22.30:
The Marigold [Shoegaze-NewWave]
Ore 00:00:
Terapia Lampo DJ-Set


8 LUGLIO
Ore 18:00:
Aperitivo con DJ-set
Ore 19:00:
Presentazione del libro
Uomo bianco alla periferia dell'impero
di Umberto D'Agostino
Ore 21:30:
Singing Dogs [Garage-Blues]
Ore 22:30:
Cut [PostPunk]
Ore 00:00:
Slim (I Mangiadischi) DJ-Set


9 LUGLIO
Ore 18:00:
Aperitivo con DJ-set
Ore 19:00:
Che cazzo ne sapete voi del rock'n'roll
Reading musicale degli Amelie Tritesse
Ore 21:30:
The Steaknives [HardcorePunk]
Ore 22:30:
Giuda [70's Glam-Rock'n'roll]
Ore 00:00:
Libertarian Bull DJ-Set


10 LUGLIO
Ore 18:00:
Presentazione di La Raje
rivista di fumetti indipendente
a cura di AbruzzoComics
Ore 19:00:
Presentazione di 'StorDisco'
webzine di Musica Alternativa
Ore 21:00:
Closing Party with Rebellious Jukebox DJ-Set


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Turbomatt - "Own Demon" on Perkele.it!



Turbo Mark on drums, Turbo Fra on bass, Turbo Ex on guitar. Turbomatt. Ovvero: come imparai a non preoccuparmi e ad amare la psichedelia. Stavolta niente maniaci del surf né sonni da vino rosso. È il demone interiore, "Own Demom", il vero protagonista del secondo disco del gruppo abruzzese, fuori dopo il debutto omonimo del 2009. L'impasto sonoro è come sempre dei migliori: psych rock che va a braccetto con il boogie'n'roll, garage fosco e plumbeo che si tinge di stoner e minimalismo. Suoni pieni e al tempo stesso scarnificati, perché l'assioma base è identico a sé stesso, è l'eterno ritorno: far fluire la musica per quello che è.

Ecco allora i consueti giri melanconici e sognanti (l'inno alle MILF e alle big boobs di "Squirt Queen", la voluttuosa title track, la dissacrante "Saint's Bones"), i riff cattivi che ti restano marchiati a fuoco nel cervello ("SC"). Momenti stranianti, cibernetici e piuttosto cupi (il wah wah ossessivo di "1976" ha tutto un suo perché, come il loop magnetico di "Autoclone"), assolati stati morriconiani fusi con delizie tex mex ("Shelbiville", la bellissima e iper acida "Borrelli's Mule"). La psichedelia non deve mai mancare da tavola, ci pensano quindi "Wind Meadow" e "Sweet Return" (con tanto di "freaks" in appendice) a donarci la doverosa dote di dilatazione e mestizia. Quella malinconia pura, sana, che fa esplodere con necessità il nostro ego.

Un bastimento carico per chi si ciba di Yawning Man, Ché e Ten East. Tutti gli altri potranno scoprire un magnifico universo in bianco e nero, tanto retrò ed eccitante da lasciare a bocca aperta. E occhi chiusi naturalmente, per guardarsi indietro e generare nuova carne.



Alessandro Zoppo 



Turbomatt - "Own Demon" on Wine Woman & Song!

Hi there everybody i'm proudly presenting you guys and gals my favourite Italian psychedelic, old school garage beat band Own Demon, Turbomatt's second album. Turbomatt is turbo Mark, turbo Fra and turbo Ex, and they rock!





Links;
Turbomatt - Own Demon
And dear friends you can grap their first album overhere.
Turbomatt
Turbomatt @ MySpace
And when you like it go BUY it it's only €5 plus some shipping! So drop them a MAIL, don't by shy, they don't bite!

Turbomatt - "Own Demon" on Stereo Invaders!




Band Turbomatt
Titolo Own Demon
Etichetta Autoproduzione
Genere stoner-southern
Anno 2010
Durata 47 Minuti
Nazionalità Italia
Tracklist 1. Squirt Queen
2. SC
3. 1976
4. Shelbiville
5. Autoctone
6. Own Demon
7. Borrelli's Mule
8. Wind Meadow
9. Saint's Bones
10. Sweet Return
Contatti http://www.myspace.com/turbomattband
Voto 7
Scritta da Thiess
Avete paura del demone che c'è in voi? Parlo di quel lato oscuro che si cela nel cuore e nell'animo e che tendiamo a non accettare in noi stessi. Qualcuno poi associa questo termine ad una passione, che ci può far sembrare folli, ma che non sempre significa per forza qualcosa di negativo. 
I Turbomatt provano a raccontarci ciò che palpita dentro di loro, e ci aggrada immaginare si parli di un amore che porti alla follia, più che ad un presentimento negativo. Seconda fatica discografica per il project made in Italy tutto Rock 'n' Roll e Old School. Iride la loro che si tinge di livree Psychedelic, con una punta di Garage e Stoner, il tutto innalzato ad una divinità tanto adorata negli anni settanta e che rivive ora, sotto la conturbante energia dei Turbomatt. Onirico in molti passaggi, "Own Demon" è moto circolare di caleidoscopica natura, poliedricità che riscalda come sole nel deserto, cammino che diventa esso stesso miraggio. Il full-lenght in questione gode di una produzione più che buona, con una chitarra dalle distorsioni vibranti, molto retrò ma decisamente azzeccata per il contesto. Tutto pare evanescente e poi d'un tratto massiccio, pietanza disossata che ha però ancora un non so che di appetibile, dato dall'immaginazione e dai sentori che ancora emana. 
Complimenti sinceri, avanti così!

Turbomatt - "Omonimo" 2009 @ Perkele.it!



Boogie'n'roll selvaggio, rilassanti atmosfere lounge psych, beat elegante e garage grezzo. Con rimandi cinematografici che vanno da King Kong a Freaks e Georges Méliès. Questi sono i Turbomatt, trio strumentale che suona come un gruppo punk con la testa negli anni 20. Fano Adriano è la base, laghi profondi e deserti sconfinati la meta. Basta una chitarra, quella scarna ed essenziale di Turbo Ex. Poco fumo e molta sostanza, i riff giusti al punto giusto, solo il wah wah per dare profondità ed emozione. Il basso di Turbo Fra è un'altra arma vincente, carico com'è di groove e passione, degno compare della batteria precisa e 'stilosa' di Turbo Mark.
Disco di debutto autoprodotto composto da dieci pezzi che sono l'attraversata dello spazio profondo. Dalle atmosfere stile Yawning Man e Ché di "United" e "Springfield" si passa con agilità ad episodi boogie diretti e aspri come "Surf Maniacs" e "Boogie Woogie". "Black Vein" è un gioiello di cupa e oscura lucentezza, "Turbomatt" e "Sleep Red Wine" suonano come tutto ciò che ha circumnavigato l'universo Kyuss, dai lavori solisti di Brant Bjork ai Ten East di Gary Arce, Mario Lalli e Scott Reeder. Il piacere della jam e la materializzazione di dune che si perdono in un cielo blu cobalto. "Deep End" tende verso la psichedelia heavy con riff e svisate acide che rapiscono sin dal primo ascolto; "Astroman" lambisce lo stoner con il suo incedere ipnotico e le sue meravigliose aperture aggressive; la conclusiva "Baby", con tanto di traccia nascosta, è il temporale estivo che ricarica l'animo di malinconia.
Da Ex e Mahatma a Turbomatt il passo è breve. E ha la forma bizzarra di una macchina del tempo, di una buccia di banana sulla quale scivolare, di una torta in faccia, di Arjumand Banu che danza sensuale ed erotica tra i suoi serpenti. Solo per oggi, in bianco e nero, per la prima volta al cinematografo.

Alessandro Zoppo

Turbomatt - "Omonimo" 2009 @ Wine, Women and Song Blogspot!


Psychedelic, old school garage beat, freaks invaders and dirty roots!

Three-stringed guitar.
Two-stringed bass low.
A battery evil.
After 2 years of playing,
We have halved our tools.
But not our expression.
Success.
Pointing the maximum to minimum.
All this are Turbomatt.
The banana peel on the ground.
The pie in the face.
The athlete in the circus trapeze.
Tricks easily discovered.
The horror film makes me laugh.
Modern Sound not interested.
We have surpassed all genres
remain firm in the early twentieth century.
When "Diva" went around with a crocodile on a leash.
There you can find in the night club.
In Paris.
To play six hours straight loads of Absence and Alchool.
With the bowler and the echoes of the futurism in mind.
Or down in the cinema to accompany "The man with a movie camera."
Turbomatt not afraid to be pop.
Not like Andy Warhol.
Pop as George Melies.



Links;
Turbomatt - Turbomatt
Turbomatt @ MySpace
Turbomatt
BUY!!!!


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Ex - "Abuse" on Sludge Swamp!

“Kinematic desert hypno” rock telling sad stories …


Today a band that we know and appreciate, the hypno psych rock band EX, from Rome, officially releases a new album. The new effort is called Abuse.
Yesterday evening I received the gift from the dangerous duo, the band’s guru, Ex aka Eugenio Di Giacomantonio, and Perkele’s guru Stoned Wizard, aka Alessandro Zoppo.
(Btw, Ex is a busy rocker , as he is also behind the psych doom band Mahatma and the psych garage band Turbomatt.)
Here are the “release notes” for the new album written by Stoner Wizard:

“Abuse, the fourth full length effort by Italian instrumental heavy psych hypno band Ex, marks a great leap forward in the evolution of their sound.
What initially was characterized as "simply" psychedelic or acid rock has now developed to some kind of kinematic desert hypno sound where the band no longer is afraid to use gloomy and intense harmonies.
Eugenio Di Giacomantonio is the man behind the band.
Ex went into the studio during 2010-2011 with the intention to do a recording of nine songs he had written since the release of his last same title album. It later turned out that a whole year would pass before he returned to the world outside with what people have heard Ex himself describes as his «Ennio Morricone scores meet Yawning Man».
Ex played all guitars, basses, organ, violin and samples; drums and some bass lines were played by friends and special guests. As hard record as it is do describe, as easy it is to love.
Enjoy the sonic monstruo!”

So the album is a creature by musician Ex, mainly, with the collaboration of a few friends and guests.
The presence of Stoned Wizard, who is a serious expert of both psychedelic music and cinema, is not casual here, as you will hear, because the new album by EX blends trippy tunes and samples from movies, especially vintage Italian movies.
It is a pity that the spoken samples, in Italian, and often with strong accent, chosen as intros to songs won’t be understood by non-Italian people.
It’s a pity because they are brilliant and very intense. However the choice of the samples has been quite effective even if only sound-wise. And these movie intros create a striking contrast with the definitely soft music following them.
The meaning of these intros is related to the fact that the new release is a concept album about “abuses of power”.
The album includes nine long tracks with an “official” title and a sub-title indicating the type of abuse.

1. INTRO (abuse of power)
2. VELVET & LATEX (abuse of sex)
3. CAPITAL DESERT (abuse of virility)
4. GOD'S SPIRIT (abuse of religion)
5. ABUSE (abuse of police)
6. GOOD WOMAN (abuse of confidence)
7. INTO YOU (abuse of friendship)
8. CHANGE'S BLUES (abuse of ozium)
9. WANDERING MOUNTAIN (abuse of personality)

The samples from movies employed as intros make you uneasy both for what the actors were saying and how they said it. They speak about old and new forms of fascism and oppression, personal violence, selfishness, hyper competition, desperation, mind control, sadism, etc.
The music accompanying the dialogues is quite surprising as it is rather soft and often hypnotic, mixed acoustic and "electric", with many different sounds, related to the variety of instruments employed. Definitely “kinematic desert hypno” rock, as Stoned Wizard wrote.
I was wondering why an album dealing with “abuses” is lead by such a delicate music, but I guess the hypnotic character of this sounds may hint to the fact that abuses may start mellow and can make you numb.

Well, as with the previous releases, the new hypnotic album by EX is available for free download, both at the link below and also, soon, in the band’s new offial website.
A limited number of solid CDs are available for purchase for a few bucks. They are very pretty, mini vinyl-looking CDs, with cool psychedelic cover arts.
At the new website, which is amazing and very “cinematographic”, you’ll also find the other releases, the previous albums by band EX: the self-titled album, Sleep and Cassiopea.

Thanks, dudes!

Check the band’s official website here and get more tunes here

EX – Abuse (2011)

posted by: Mari

Turbomatt & Mahatma on Sludge Swamp Compilation vol.III


So here we are back with the new edition of a brilliant invention made by our friend Zodiac Lung, the Swamp Compilation aka Swamp Comp, devoted to unsigned underground bands.
While Zodes is waiting for his real baby to come and keep his parents awaken all night long (hahaha, hopefully not!), here’s another biiiig baby who, guaranteed, behaves well, the Swamp Comp Volume III.

I started collecting contributions since mid November and actually the last ones arrived well after the deadline, which was about Christmas time. I had to refuse more coming a few days ago. The contributions have been so many, so varied, so cool but also so “fat” that this edition of the Swamp Comp is back to the original version, i.e., it is containing only the voluntary contributions by the bands.
Last time we had also made an additional mammoth serving of tracks from all the unsigned bands posted over a time span of six months on the Swamp. I have prepared a list of those tracks as well, but they are so many that they may be dealt with and posted in other occasions. Too much is too much.

As in the previous edition, the Swamp Comp Vol. III hosts tracks by unsigned bands as well as a few tracks by not-so-unsigned or freshly signed bands that asked to contribute/were invited and even donated tracks from brand new releases. This is, for example, the case for bands Cardiac Noose and Wizardrone.
As in the previous edition, the compilation also hosts tracks by bands that are not yet hosted by the Swamp, so it is the occasion of know them. Also, as last time, several bands kindly provided exclusive, unreleased tracks from self-produced albums which are about to be released (and even tracks recorded specifically for the comp). This is the case for bands Enirva, King Bong, The Central End, Chris McChubs, Black Capricorn, Last Trip, Lunar Dust and Withered Druid.
Thanks a lot, folks!

Another exclusive feature of the Swamp Comp Vol. III that makes me proud and grateful is the cover artwork which has been created by a young but highly endowed, professional graphic artist, Sibilla. Sibilla is well appreciated for her cool, nasty, psyched-out and gloomy album covers and festival posters in the underground extreme metal scene in Italy. I was so proud when she accepted to collaborate! She did several cool, creepy graphic projects and at the end she elaborated two different cover arts in her crepuscular and imaginative style for the front and for the back of an ideal CD folder.
So here you have a second Witch of the Swamp, equally nasty (or more!) but younger, hahaha!

The Swamp Comp Vol. III is big as it hosts 33 tracks. It is extremely varied as far as musical genres are involved. I must say, it was a big work, and big fun, rearranging the tracks in order to give a sense to or to harmonize the whole collection while tracks kept arriving.
Don’t be fooled by the position of the tracks to the top or to the bottom of the comp. There’s no implication for ranking, as there are cool tracks at the beginning, in the middle and at the bottom of the collection.

Geographically the contributions came from both hemispheres! Tracks came from USA (Enirva, The Central End, Wizardrone, Dead Languages, Romero, Cardiac Noose, Normpeterson, Shintaro Kago), Italy (King Bong, Turbomatt, Stroszek, Mahatma, The Dallaz, Black Capricorn, Beaumont Livingston, Lunar Dust, Manthra Dei, Adamennon), Canada (Devotion, CortisoL, President Camacho, Porno Coma), Finland (The Fërtility Cült, Monuments In The Horizon, Boar), Israel (Behind The Sun), Austria (Home), Brazil (Bode Preto), Australia (Last trip), UK/Denmark (Chris McChubs), Chile (Ocultum), Poland (Belzebong) and Ireland (Withered Druid). The only UK contribution is the cool, unreleased track by Chris McChubs, a “misanthropic”, Lovecraft-inspired musician and Englishman relocated in Denmark for love! Ah, those irresistible Scandinavian ladies …:-)
I’ve received contributions encompassing any shade of desert-stoner rock, southern rock, garage rock, psychedelic-space rock, alternative acoustic rock, doom, sludge, drone-dark ambient, even some black-death-thrash, noise, up to “extreme noise”!
I have arranged the tracks as in a sort of toy swing bringing you back and forth from sunshine to darkness through music. Sometimes the shift from one mood to another is abrupt, sometimes it is gradual.
Some bands sent me a specific track or gave me instructions, whereas some other bands let me free to choose their track from entire albums. My choice has been sometimes driven by the will or the need to follow the “swing”, and probably what I have chosen may not properly represent the style of the band. For example, I’m thinking about band President Camacho, whose track here fits well with the style of Bode Preto’s pill of black-thrash blasphemy! However you are encouraged to further explore the bands introduced here …
There are some bands that we know already from previous editions of the Swamp Comp, like The Central End, Black Capricorn, Last Trip, Lunar Dust and Home (btw, showing quite an interesting evolution towards heavier dirty tunes). Another curious feature is that three out of four Canadian bands, all unsigned, have a musician in common, Laurent Seiter, bassist and boss of Church of Zer blog.

As the Swamp is variably populated by “sinners” (ask what your non-metal friends think of you when they find you listening to the tunes passing through here, eh eh …), the compilation can’t but start in a sinful way as far as band’s name and song title are concerned!
In this sonic swing big doses of trippy psych stoner-desert and hot, juicy bluesy, southern and garage rock will soothe your years from the heaviness and the distortions of doom and other variably dissonant, disturbing, raspy, nasty or noisy tunes from USA, Finland, Canada, Brazil, Chile and Ireland.
However there will be also a few “ambience”, chill-out intervals through some great, atmospheric, refreshing acoustic or semi-acoustic tracks. Some magic, chill-out moments and guitar work provided by Behind The Sun from Israel (the intro of their beautiful, powerful track) and by Stroszek from Italy (related to the eclectic black metal band Frostmoon Eclipse) may recall Opeth’s style in the wonderful Damnation album. Australia’s Last Trip donated a further dose of great, refreshing, raw and laid-back indie rock as Australians know how to do. A soft, charming, but very gloomy track of Adamennon’s bleak drone-dark ambient will be your scary door to the final, “extreme noise” Armageddon, eh eh …
The “extreme noise Armageddon” (sludgy-drone noise) mentioned above is what will violently drag you out of the Comp! It is kindly provided via tracks by the US band Normpeterson, by the US one-man band Shintaro Kago and by Irish duo Withered Druids. The Shintaro Kago and Withered Druids guys made me laugh so much when they described their tunes. Be aware that for the crazy couple of Irish metallers invented an instrument (see the picture of its construction … gosh!) with which they were able to make all the people hate them at their only gig they did in their peaceful town!!! But I know you’ll be tough and resist till the end with the volume pumped up, eh eh …

Here is the track-list of the compilation, with titles, bands and length.

1 – Names Of The Devil – Belzebong – 5:01
2 – Zen Breaker – Enirva – 5:12
3 – Völkerwanderung – The Fërtility Cült – 11:03
4 – Second December – Behind the Sun – 6:22
5 – Sweet Fever – Bode Preto – 1:52
6 – Motorizer – President Camacho – 2:14
7 – Cthulhu – King Bong – 10:30
8 – Autoclone – Turbomatt – 3:46
9 – Black Iron Gates – The Central End – 7:55
10 – Righteous Evil – Wizardrone – 8:15
11 – Nighthawks And Underdogs – Stroszek – 4:37
12 – Cannabicum – Ocultum – 5:42
13 – Fire Up And Ride - Monuments In The Horizon – 17:52
14 – Sadhu’s Way – Dead Languages – 7:49
15 – Gilgamesh – Mahatma – 7:55
16 – Losers – The Dallaz – 6:04
17 – Bastard Son Of Affluence Blues – Devotion – 3:00
18 – Summer Slide – CortisoL – 11:37
19 – The Monolith – Chris McChubs – 2:44
20 – Astro Destroyer – Black Capricorn – 4:36
21 – Angry Rider – Romero – 7:49
22 – Hot Lips – Beaumont Livingston – 3:29
23 – Isaiah – Boar – 6:09
24 – Patricia – Home – 5:16
25 – Diplodocul – Porno Coma – 3:56
26 – She Don’t Know – Last Trip – 7:43
27 – Rock’n’Roller – Cardiac Noose – 5:16
28 – Beware The Cactus – Lunar Dust – 3:56
29 – The Mute Machine – Manthra Dei – 18:21
30 – Yhell – Adamennon – 4:20
31 – Traffic – Normpeterson – 4:40
32 – Flushes Of War – Shintaro Kago – 1:54
33 – Eyes Closed Wide – Withered Druid – 8:00

The compilation is quite big (over 340 MB for almost four hours of music, if I counted well) but it has been uploaded as a whole. It should be listened to as a whole to appreciate the swing effect, although, eh eh, I know it may be difficult!
The folder also includes an info package where I gathered extended infos and news, links (in a text file) and also some photos (in a separate folder), relative to the tracks and the artists involved in the compilation.

Thanks so much to all the artists involved. I hope many people will appreciate the gift, help spreading the news and support the underground.
And I hope you’ll have fun while listening to the “beast” and admiring the great creepy artwork by the “witch” Sibilla!

Mahatma - "Gilgamesh" on Perkele.it

 
 

L'epopea di Gilgamesh, mitologico re dei Sumeri, ben si presta alla trattazione di genere. Ne aveva fatto un naufrago spaziale precipitato sulla Terra Wilson Tucker in "Signori del tempo". In maniera simile i Mahatma prendono le caratteristiche proprie dell'epica mesopotamica (i tempi oscuri e senza alcuna speranza) e le adattano ad un concept album in totale atmosfera doom. Dolore e sangue scorrono nelle sei tracce di un disco (il secondo per la band capitanata dal "turbomatto" Ex) che si apprezza dopo ripetuti ascolti. Perché i primi ti lasciano basito, diviso tra innocenza e stupore. Ripetizione dopo ripetizione i suoni scarni e "garage" (in tal senso irrobustirli ulteriormente potrebbe essere l'ideale passo in avanti) rapiscono e fanno immergere in un universo psichedelico nero e distorto.
Un turbinio di sensazioni forti che parte dalla paralizzante asfissia di "Blood on Uruk" e prosegue con il riff infinito, meraviglioso della title track. La lezione degli Sleep assorbita e risputata con somma eleganza. "Enkidu's End" è un commovente torrente acid rock, un brano dilatato fino all'inverosimile e caratterizzato da nuance visionarie. "Secret of Immortality" è riff circolare, mistero e terrore, dai padri Black Sabbath ai figli Electric Wizard: rappresentazione perfetta di Utnapishtim, re di Shuruppak "che ha visto la vita" ed è sopravvissuto al diluvio universale. "Find the Sacred Herb" – forse il miglior brano dell'intero disco – fa tornare alla memoria i signori dello psych rock strumentale 35007 e gioca di rimandi con i tempi di Hawkwind e Pink Floyd. È terreno fertile per il gran finale di "The Final Decline", un rituale cinereo ed aspro, tanto lontano nel tempo quanto vicino alla realtà odierna.
È proprio questa la forza dei Mahatma, colpire nel punto più inaccessibile il cuore della decadente contemporaneità. Non resta che una soluzione contro la crisi, ascoltare questo disco. E attendere con impazienza il ritorno di Gilgamesh.

Alessandro Zoppo

Mahatma Interview @ Metal News Deutschland


Hails Ex! Since biographies are a boring read most of the time, let's skip that part. However, it would be interesting to know how you found the style you're playing now and how the three members of the band got together.

Ciao Amikkus! Mahatma was born in Bologna in 2007. We all come from different experiences but in this project we share our passion for slow and down-tuned sound, heavy and hypnotic rhythms. The fundamental idea is «less is more»: the concentration on a few sound elements produces better effects on the psyche of those who listen to us. And even on our own!

You're coming from Bologna in Italy, a country that brings forth more and more interesting Stoner/Doom projects, one of them being BLACK RAINBOWS for example. How much of your country and/or your immediate surroundigs can be heard through your music, if you can name any at all?

The Italian scene is really cool. It’s all about our variety. We especially appreciate those who experiment with an instrumental heavy psych concept as L‘Ira del Baccano from Rome (as Black Rainbows), Squadra Omega, Ekeskog, Da Captain Trips, King Bong, Manthra Dei. The first wave of Italian bands (1995 - 2000) was definitely the most creative and we like to remember as a seminal acts bands as Hogwash, That‘s All Folks! and Acajou. Nowadays a lot of bands play live and record albums; for a full update you can refer to the excellent Italian stoner doom psych portal Perkele: www.perkele.it.
We want to point out that we all have the courage to bring our band around the psych verb in a peninsula that in this cultural side shows to be completely deaf. And we want to dedicate a special report to the mythical EXP, a band (now disbanded) who recorded "Pachamama", still unsurpassed album in his genre. Pure freedom of expression!

Was your band name inspired by Mr Gandhi himself or did other events influenced you? What elements does this name want to emphasize in your music?

The name Mahatma is a link to our music conception, it's the spirit of our music. The sound has a natural evocative power that transcends the reality and allows you to run away and escape. The aim behind Mahatma is doing a search within themselves.
Another important reason for the birth of the project was the music of Black Sabbath, of course!

What does it take to be a member of MAHATMA, why do you hold on to this band? If you had to recrute new musicians, what specialities do they absolutely have to come up with? Is there any special trademark that no other band except yours has?

Well, I think that you can find it in the completeness of the people, in how he/she behaves, what he/she likes, what he/she hates. Becoming a member of Mahatma is not necessary about being a professional musician or having incredible academy résumé: just having the good vibes that would fit well with the rest of the band. Overall you can say that we are more interested in own people's quality rather than to the skills as a musician.

Now, as musicians, who are your personal influences with regards to your writing style for music?

I really love to approach guitar in a rough! I often don’t use tunes, I try to seek solutions by my personal feelings. But I have to recognize that the primary influences that have approached me to the guitar are Jimi Hendrix, Tony Iommi, Leigh Stephens (Blue Cheer!) and, even if indirectly, Robert Smith and Thurston Moore.

Would you say that you work as a collective on the songs you create or does it all come down to the individual work of one or two guys within the band? Does the method of songwriting change from song to song or do you go by a strict "formula"?

It could be a banality but Mahatma are a power trio that writes its music as a (power) trio. There wasn't one time when one of the band members come to rehearsal with a riff ready and well done. It all starts from power amps and from that initial buzz. It's all created after that sound, layer by layer: so this the magma of sound that belongs to us. We record everything we play and it's always difficult to catch the magic feeling that you have created the first time re-recording for the second time the same tune.

In 2009, you released your first s/t album. How do you recall the process that went into the tracks itself? Is there anything that would do otherwise now? Which songs still hold up to your quality standards of today and would have made it on "Gilgamesh" too hypothetically?

Our first album is like a baby who takes its first steps. There are the joy of discover ourselves, the curiosity, the satisfaction of creating a sound that until then was only into ourselves. There are a lot of mistakes, of course! „Gilgamesh“ is our maturity: we are aware of our possibilities and our direction. It's the beauty of the continue growth and the eternal change. Mahatma is not the typical band that records the first great album and then falls into easy satisfaction. We are exactly the opposite. As the Beatles! :-)

How has the reaction during your live concerts turned out so far when it comes to your tunes? What do fans love the most about you? Any bizarre situation that involved a fan?

It's strange to see a great involvement during our live gigs, especially for an instrumental band. There's no chorus lines to sing out loud! The kids raise the horns up to the sky and they are carried away by the psychedelic trip!
We lived a bizarre situation during a gig in Bologna, at the Lazzaretto Venue, a squat where we played with other bands in a festival. We played at 4 am; after the fourth song, a really stoned girl came on the stage and taking advantage of the microphones on, she improvised in some ways her lines on our notes.
The result was very close to the experiments of John Lennon & Yoko Ono on "Wedding Album"! Crap, it sucked!

On to "Gilgamesh", what was the premise for this new record? Just get better in every way or more than that?

The idea behind 'Gilgamesh' is to represent the myth through the music, through the highlights of the Twelve Tables. The story has many aspects of incredible topical interest: it's a story about friendship, abandonment of care things, trips and research.
All that elements that each one of us meet in his own life, during our path. We hope that we have done a good job and that through our music someone could come close to this figure who has still much to teach to everyone.

How long have you worked on "Gilgamesh" when all is said and done? Which ideas took the longest to take their final shape, which were done quickest?

The approach was easy: we thought long about the concept and played it in two sessions. The best things in life follow this pattern!
Then we worked on the mixing and mastering that took almost a year to our bassist Tommy... Tom, you are a brother for what you've done on this stuff!

What does it generally take for a song to be part of one of your albums? What feeling/vibe does it have to bear throughout its whole length? When do you "know" if a song is good or not good enough?

If your composition fits to your mood, well… then the song will be sincere and it certainly will work! Don't be afraid to taste sadness, anxiety and your inner demons when you play. That's our rule! If you need 15 minutes to go through these feelings that are inside you, don't you worry, there will be always a listener who will follow your way because it is or it was his way too!

Were there any arguments about what arrangement to use next for a certain album, who gets the most volume in the final mix and so on or are you really a unit with one genuine musical direction you all want to perceive?

In instrumental music there is not a star, a leader with his instrument, because all the three parts, bass drums and guitar, have a role of supporting actors. Everyone has understood the essence and the importance of the other in the composition mix and everyone contrubuted putting his own into our music. No discussion! Mahatma don't belong to anyone of us! They are at a higher level!

How did the artwork for "Gilgamesh" come together?

I am a professional graphic designer, so I worked on the group's image except for the first album, whose cover was a work (oil on canvas) made by Alberto Badas aka Spaiderino, who is a friend and a brother! It was easy to do a search once the path was indicated. And as a fan of heavy psych doom scene and imaginary, the image of a myth written in blood and ominous fate was the best. :-)

How big are the chances of seeing you live soon? Tell potential bookers by means of this interview what do you generally need or demand in order to play a gig anywhere. What bands would you like to play with?

We'd like to play with amazing Colour Haze, because we share the same thoughts about music and feelings. We'd like to do live shows throughout Europe too, perhaps with the brothers of stoner doom: just a little, a few beers, a bed and Mahatma are there to play loud and psych for hours! :-)

Alright, thanks a lot for your time and best luck to you and your future endeavours.
Thank you for your interest and for this chance to talk to the kids in Germany. You has always been very careful about what we call fucking rock n roll! Stay doom bros!

Mahatma - "Gilgamesh" on www.belegurth.com








The second album is out and it is called as Gilgamesh, which revolves around the ancient MesopotamianEpic of Gilgamesh. Mahatma set-up a high anticipation with their first release and they didn’t disappoint at all with the new one. Another heavy psychedelic stoner doom metal release. It is so unadulterated with down tuned guitars and minimal distortion, no funny business. I listened to this plenty of times before writing this, however good I felt about this release, I still felt I am missing the vocals. Just that in addition will put this band in the lines of bands like Sleep, High on Fire etc.


There are about six lengthy tracks in the album, starting with Blood On Uruk. Ultra-slow and ultra-heavy riffs marks the characteristic stoner/doom metal. The track is not filled in with like tons of riffs but it is kept simple and repetitive to build a patterned mood. The occasional pauses and distortions add well to the trip. The album title track follows next, it straightaway starts showing the variations from the first track. It is a definite positive sign to move ahead with the album. It kind of revivifies from the mood set earlier and mostly moves ascending throughout. The middle part, around 3:40 mark of the song when the guitar processor comes into play, it’s so fucking mind-blowing. The entire song is a happy journey, unlike a typical gloomy doom metal.


Enkidu’s End now slows down the album again, just the perfect way to play with your brain, one minute you are in all smiles and then the next minute you sink into a spiral depth. And you still enjoy this flight, this is where Mahatma succeeds. Though the songs are well diverse, they still cling on to your mood. Again, the way guitar processors are used in this track is simply impeccable. The drums and bass guitar stands out well in this track, may be because of the slowness. A perfectly done ultra-doom track. The fourth track The Secret of Immortality is so fucking evil right from the beginning. It is in a way chilling and callous that incriminates a lonely feeling. Nevertheless an enjoyable track, unless you are in a paranoid trip.


There is some ray of hope in Find the Sacred Herb. It’s very emotional gives an organic feeling. The last track The Final Decline is when everything comes down descending into the underworld, loss of hope as the back cover art of the album indicates. Dejected and left-alone mood again, slowly treads and finally ends like an impassable barrage, might be the final feeling before the death.

In my first paragraph I said I missed the vocals in this album. But If I really think about it Mahatma is mounting a new style of stoner doom metal that completely speaks on just instruments alone. They don’t really need a guy singing to tell you the story. It is very clear after all.

- Morgoth

Mahatma - "Gilgamesh" on Debaser.it!


I tortellini, le tagliatelle al ragu, il friggione, San Petronio e i colli.
Loro sono tre: Tommy, Ex, e Carlitos; basso, chitarra e batteria. Sono tossici e neri come gli Electtric Wizard, però mangiano lasagne invece del porridge.
Omaggiano i Sabbath dalla cima della torre degli asinelli e non cantano: la bocca la usano solo per masticare tigelle e limonare universitarie.
Perchè Bologna è piena di universitarie mica solo di portici.
Sbarbe, erba e musica nera.
E arriviamo sempre lì, alla plumbea psichedelia dello stoner doom. Sì, ma siamo in Italia, e non è poco.
E non è poco neppure il paradiso artificiale che si cela dietro il cd in questione: sei tracce per quasi sessanta minuti di caduta libera, un tripudio di chitarre dense di riverberi e distorsioni, suoni le cui radici sprofondano nel desert rock, atmosfere lisergiche e un pizzico nostalgia.
Fra pesanti flussi sonori ("Blood On Urok"), oscuri mantra granitici ("Gilgamesh") e qualche richiamo blues ("Find The Sacred Herb"), l'anima della rossa Bologna si scopre buia e ipnotica.
Gustosi quanto un piatto di lasagne o un bicchiere di pignoletto fermo.
Sedetevi a tavola, infilate il tovagliolo nel collo della camicia e buon ascolto.

Mahatma - "Gilgamesh" on Metal News - Deutscheland!




Mahatma "Gilgamesh" on Metalnews.de Uns, wir lieben dich!


Von überproportionalen Werbekampagnen für Ware, die mich nicht interessiert, halte ich genauso wenig wie von Musikern, die Monate im Voraus herausposaunen, wie geil sie ihre neuen Songs finden, die sich dann zumeist als absolute Rohrkrepierer und Bauernfänger entpuppen. Um mich zu begeistern, bedarf es viel weniger. Zum Beispiel eine kurze Mitteilung, dass ein Album einer meiner Lieblingstruppen fertig ist. Oder die Empfehlung eines geschmacklich auf derselben Wellenlänge mitschwingenden Freundes. Letzterer Fall brachte - wie so oft - ein wahres Kleinod ins Haus, das als Dank für die vielen schönen Stunden meine Werbetrommel pauken lässt.

Aus dem Land der Premierminister ohne Scham grüßen MAHATMA, deren neuer Lp-Streich "Gilgamesh" stilistisch auf eindeutige Referenzen verzichtet. Man geht ausschließlich instrumental vor und ergötzt sich an ausgedehnten Jams, welche zumeist auf ein oder zwei Ideen basieren und im weiteren Verlauf mit psychedelischen WahWah-Orgien von Gitarrero Ex verfeinert werden. Die atmosphärische Bandbreite ist angesichts der Ausgangslage sehr groß ausgelegt worden: Von an MY SLEEPING KARMA erinnernden, meditativen Klangreisen wie bei "Enkidu's End" über bedrohlich flirrende Angstmacher ["Secret Of Immortality"], ja sogar sehr entspannt dahin galoppierende Laid-Back-Nummern der Marke "Find The Sacred Herb" findet sich von minimalistisch gehaltenem Stoner Rock bis hin zu heftigen, obskur vibrierenden Doom-Nummern so ziemlich jede Nuance, die potenziellen Hörern dieser Platte gefallen könnte. Trotz aller nötigen Transparenz - um sich nicht den "Klingt wie Matsch"-Vorwurf gefallen lassen zu müssen - klingt "Gilgamesh" zudem angenehm verraucht, mysteriös, in gewisser Weise auch ungreifbar.

Das Beste an diesem einstündigen, auf CD festgehaltenen Trip ist jedoch, dass er nicht nur nie langweilig wird, sondern in Digipak-Form schlappe fünf Steine bei der Band kostet. Und mal ehrlich, was kann man da schon großartig falsch machen, wenn einem die Samples auf dem Myspace-Accoount von MAHATMA zusagen? Genau.

Mahatma - "Gilgamesh" on Sludge Swamp

Oh, it’s about time that I post the new album by Mahatma, one of the most interesting Italian underground bands, and one of the acts that kindly contributed to the Swamp Comp Vol. II.

Mahatma are a psychedelic stoner-doom band from Bologna, the beautiful historical town in Northern Italy famous for its towers, its wonderful and rich cuisine and for the most ancient university in the world (over 1000 years old).
The line-up of this still unsigned instrumental band consists of Tommy (bass), Ex (guitar) and Carlitos (drums).
The Swamp also hosts Mahatma’s first album, the 2009 self-titled a.k.a. “Omonimo” album.
So you, swampers, already know this band and its cool, heavy and trippy atmospheres.
Well, Mahatma released a new album, Gilgamesh (2010), six tracks for almost one hour of mind-warping psychedelic doom travel.
By listening to Gilgamesh you can feel that Mahatma guys like to build up obscure and oppressive, Sabbathian to Wizardesque atmospheres through their distorted and reverbered guitar sounds, although the trippy, hypnotic desert-stoner component enlightens the overall heaviness of sound.
A reviewer on an Italian cult music magazine (Rumore), effectively tagged Mahatma’s music as “manthra stoner played in an iron foundry” …
How true!
The love for psychedelic, smoked atmospheres is maybe a consequence of the fact that there is a strict relationship between Mahatma and the heavy psychedelic band EX, which, you swampers, also know quite well.
The album is cool indeed and varied, as you pass from tracks dominated by obscure doom tunes to tracks where you get lost in the desert or else in space, and there’s always a nice weedy smell lingering on your fingers … And, well, when a track is called “Find the sacred herb” …

The new trip, ops, the new album is generously shared by the band for free download on their myspace (I'm using the band's link below), together with their previous album.
If you want to support the band, first of all, as always, you may show some love in the comment box, and then you can buy the CD digipack for just 5 euro by writing to the band at this e-mail address or through myspace.

Get blown away by this new massive dose of trippy dope

Mahatma - "Gilgamesh" on Rumore - November 2010

Mahatma on SludgeSwamp Comp Volume II

SludgeSwamp Comp Volume II – The Swamp Thing …


Finally. After nearly a year, the Sludge Swamp is proud to bring you Volume 2 of the Swamp Comp. The popularity of volume one is evidenced by the nearly 1400 downloads.

Here is the premise behind the Swamp Comp series: inclusion is limited to unsigned bands who have sent us tracks specifically for the compilation or tracks we have culled from the never ending flow of material sent to the Sludge Swamp for posting, by unsigned bands themselves.

Volume 2 is long overdue. I started this project on my own, but it soon became clear I did not have the time needed to complete the project. After some (?) prodding from our dear Mari, I relinquished control and accepted the help she offered to complete the project. She brought along Andrea. Spiritbeggar tagged along too. Cheeto came aboard at the last minute saved us as we struggled to find a “cover.” Mari and Andrea split the task of wading through the Swamp’s murky archives to come up with the tracks that make up the bulk of this behemoth. A monster it is too, with 78 tracks clocking in at a staggering 7+ hours.

Why so big you ask. I blame the size on no one but myself. If I had put together a compilation quarterly as I had originally intended, this never would have happened. There was a lot of discussion on how to handle something of this size. Do we split it up and put out a volume a month for the next 6 months? How would we go about the daunting task of choosing who is on what volume? How could we make it fair? In the end, we decided to give you everything at once. We split into parts. The first part is bands that sent us tracks specifically for the compilation or bands we personally invited to be a part of the compilation. The subsequent parts are comprised of the tracks Mari and Andrea dredged from the Swamp.

Resident academia Mari studiously compiled a tracklist with band information and contacts. She and Andrea deserve the credit for getting this project completed. They put in many of their own hours, asking nothing in return. I tip my hat and congratulate them on a job well done. They have my utmost respect. I commend them for their efforts.

Lastly, I would like to thank Cheeto for providing the artwork for the cover. We got a sketch a few days ago which we would have been more than happy to use as it was. Being the man, er, cat, that he is, he finished it. It is more than any of us could have hoped for. His talents continue to amaze and impress. There is more to this Cat than you could imagine. Trust me.

That is it from me. I will now turn this over to Mari. Though this may have been my idea, it is undoubtedly Mari’s baby. Her DNA is all over it! ;-)

Enjoy - Zodes

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Mari here:

Well, you know, guys, we have no secretaries here at the Swamp and we happily steal our time for this passion to everyday life. The Swamp is a great thing to "bathe" in but sometimes some big life events require a big amount of time.
Zodiac Lung, or Zodes, as of late smartly baptized by Psymin, has been and is facing great and fortunately joyful life events which became demanding.
So I'm glad
(a) that he wasn't crossed with me for my pushes for the Swamp Comp Vol II (he is a good guy, we all know that!), and
(b) that in this overly busy period he accepted help from us for delivering the biiig baby!

The Swamp Comp has been one of the smartest ideas and deeds done here. And it all came from Zodes' vivid mind. This great idea has been rewarded by an incredible spread of the first official edition of the Swamp Comp.
The core of the idea is represented by the bands populating the incredibly lively underground music panorama across the oceans.
At the Swamp we like to be like "explorers" of this underground universe and we are honoured to host so many contributions from unsigned bands which are able to perform at high- to top-level in spite of lacking the shield of big labels and managers.

As announced by Zodes, the Swamp Comp Vol. II is split in two parts involving 78 bands, and consequently, 78 tracks. Basically a monster ...
You'll find infos and myspace pages of all the bands on the text files in the folders.
A few words on these two parts...

The second, oversized part of the Comp is called "Those Who have Their Feet Poaching In The Swamp". This is meant to refresh your memory or make you (re-)discover bands which have colonized the Swamp with their self-produced demos etc. during the last 8-9 months. For your ease we portioned the tracks into three downloadable blocks.

The first part of the Comp is called "Those Who Replied To The Howls Of The Wolf". It is smaller but it is particularly significant to us because it gathers active contributions by bands.
The bands who replied to the call howled from both sides of the ocean and across continents, i.e.,
- Australia (Last Trip),
- USA (Wastelands Of Deceit, The Misanthrope Project),
- UK (Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight),
- Austria (Home),
- Finland (Temples),
- Slovenia (Carnaval)
- and, massively, from my country, Italy (The Red Coil, Mahatma, Lunar Dust, Black Capricorn, Emme4, Noscrape, Humanity 1.0, Loimann and, last but not least, Il Malpertugio).

Please note that some of these bands are completely new to the Swamp.
Some of them include good friends (e.g., Zillagord singing in TüBüKü!) and some of them even sent in exclusive tracks from unreleased material which has been just or will hopefully be released (Loimann, Il Malpertugio, Black Capricorn and Wasteland Of Deceit).
You will find some infos about the bands in the folder.
I must say, I'm very proud that many bands from Italy "dared" send contributions. But we expect bands from all over for the next editions.

In any case, the whole collection is full of truly "great stuff" by these unsigned bands.
Here's the complete track list (track - band's name):

The Active Contributors - "Those Who Replied To The Howls Of The Wolf"

01 Burning Shores – The Red Coil
02 The Awakening - Wasteland of Deceit
03 Tetrodotoxin - Loimann
04 And Never Fall Down - Lunar Dust
05 Director - Carnaval
06 Ghost Of The Desert - Humanity 1.0
07 Deranged - Il Malpertugio
08 Matt Demon - Home
09 Perpetual Eclipse - Black Capricorn
10 Temples - Temples
11 Take It Or Leave It - Emme4
12 The Room Of Smoke - Noscrape
13 Ask Old Irish - Last Trip
14 The Three Philosophers - Mahatma
15 Gripping (Like A Mother) - TüBüKü
16 Because Of You - Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight
17 Cigarette Burn - The Misanthrope Project


The Swampies or "Those Who have Their Feet Poaching In The Swamp"

01 Walk - Lazy Lizard
02 Juan Rolando’s Cadaver – Giganto
03 Book of Tyrants – Junior Bruce
04 Tidal - Alaskan
05 Open Cut - Manual Zombie
06 Mansonian – Pike
07 Vasta - Wiht
08 The Night Sky And The Wild Hunt - Seidr
09 The Cleric - Of Legend
10 Try - Downtrodden
11 All Eyes Glowing - Melodram
12 Black Hole – Baygon Vert
13 Crosstownbar of Blues - Bluesscreen
14 Dopesmoke - Black Acid Devil
15 Flawed Pure World - Flatware
16 Gravity - The Fallopian Dudes
17 Promethean - Maleveller
18 Red - Magnified Glass
19 River Of Sand - Pale Rider
20 Visitation - Purple Rhinestone Eagle
21 War - Bone To Rust
22 Control - Silver Devil
23 I Spread - Resonaut
24 Condescension - Sabre
25 Little Dragon - Hugenelk
26 Preachers Without Faith - Starve
27 Getting High At The Gates Of Hell – Drone Throne
28 Mog’s Brain Tumor Diagnosis - Yurt
29 Warhammer - 91s
30 Periapsis - Gemini One
31 Mulla Ang – Hukkunud Hinged
32 Iron Slugs - Sea Urchin
33 Dread Glimpses Of Truth - Mookerdam
34 Downtown Longbeach - Far Away Town
35 Super Porno Combo - Berserkowitz
36 Mouthbreather - Last Van Zant
37 IV - Wizard Smoke
38 The Gay Agenda - Megachurch
39 Ain’t No Blossom Here - She Loves Pablo
40 No Funeral - Deathbeds
41 Oktoplasty - öfö AM
42 Soresophagus - Druids
43 I Am Fear - Realistic Train
44 Hesper Payne - Hesper Payne
45 Hell’s On Wheels - Children Of Doom
46 Mouth Of Fire - Royal Thunder
47 Vesuvius - Shroud Eater
48 Tornado - Luna Negra
49 Sons Of Bitches - Four days To Burn
50 Demon Drink - Iron Void
51 Numb - Subatomic
52 Fog - Field Of Locust
53 Knives - The Black Knights
54 Shattered - Hollow Leg
55 Flies - The Xiphoid Process
56 Blood Of The Dead - Hands Of Orlac
57 Noctambula - El Gran Temor
58 All’s Quiet At Home - The Shrine
59 Legalize Murder - Dopethrone
60 Eight Ways To Bleed A Saint - Moses
61 And The Devil Followed … - Dröne

These tracks testify top performances only based on personal efforts and great passion: this is a great professional attitude to start with.
Hopefully with the diffusion of collections like the Swamp Comp we will be able to give something back to these bands and "spread the news" as much as possible.

I'm posting this "beast", adorned with the original, super cool artwork by the Mighty Cheeto, on behalf of Zodes but together with Zodes and the rest of the Swamp team I express a big gratitude to the "actors", the bands.
And a great thank you goes in particular to the bands who sent in their tunes.

So, folks, feel the passion and, please, do spread it around and support the bands as much as you can ...


Part A

Those Who Replied To The Howl Of The Wolf

Part B

The Swampies - part 1 (tracks 1-23)

The Swampies - part 2 (tracks 24-43)

The Swampies - part 3 (tracks 44-61)