Thursday, March 31, 2011
Born November 1978 in Osaka .Writes, produces and performs music focusing on piano and guitar arrangements. Not content with working solely within the music scene, Yasushi Yoshida has contributed material to areas as diverse as theatre and visual arts. Collaborations include Yoko Higashino's solo dance performance and Oi-Scale theatre company's "Michigaere Sekai". On the live end, he has performed with many established local as well as international artists such as Nagisa nite, Ramo Nakajima, kicell, piana, Pan American, Her Space Holiday and Arab Strap.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Officially founded in 1989, the Germany based Sopor Aeternus is one of the very few dark groups/projects in Europe (in fact, on this planet), who have based the trinity of their music, poetry and visual appearance on the explicit emphasis of the highly individual expression of pain, isolation, depression, token suicides and the desperate search for the »sacred reunion«; all acted out by their sole protagonist – the trans gendered Anna Varney Cantodea.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Ludovico Einaudi is an Italian contemporary music composer and pianist. His phenomenal CD sales and ability to sell out major concert halls worldwide are confirmation that Einaudi is one of classical music’s success stories of recent years. His music is ambient, meditative and often introspective, drawing on minimalism, world music and contemporary pop. He has made a significant impact in the film world, with four international awards to his name.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Silencer was a Swedish suicidal black metal band formed in 1995. They released one album Death - Pierce Me before splitting up. The album had a major impact on the Swedish underground scene at the time, and arguably helped certain bands in the scene to form. The band has been the subject of much controversy, mainly because of several allegations made against their vocalist Nattramn, who was supposedly institutionalized shortly after the album was released, thus forcing the band to split up.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Sigur Rós is an Icelandic post-rock band with melodic, classical, and minimalist elements. The band is known for its ethereal sound, and frontman Jónsi Birgisson's falsetto vocals and use of bowed guitar. In January 2010, the band announced that they will be on hiatus until further notice in order to pursue solo careers and to spend time with their families.
Monday, March 21, 2011
ULCERATE is a progressive death metal act formed in 2000 in Auckland, New Zealand. They released demos in 2003 and 2004 before releasing their 2007 debut full-length studio album "Of Fracture and Failure." Before releasing their debut album they released the "The Coming of Genocide" compilation album which features both demos on one album. The band have released their second full-length album "Everything Is Fire" in 2009.
ULCERATE play brutal and pretty chaotic death metal with deep guttural growling vocals, but their music is rather unusual for the genre with dissonant riffing and challenging technical playing. Their second album "Everything Is Fire" slightly touches post metal territory in addition to their trademark brand of progressive death metal. References to an act like GORGUTS and their 1998 Obscura album are obvious.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Deathspell Omega are a French black metal band. Their lyrical content deals primarily with Satanism on a metaphysical level – as the band has stated that "all other interpretations of Satan are intellectually invalid" – and other various theological topics. They have recently completed a series of three concept albums which focus on the theological aspects of God, Satan and man's relationship with the two. Some of their lyrical inspiration has come from the post-surrealist Georges Bataille.