The Film That Precedes Music. “Prédateurs” by Les Discrets

Les Discrets used us with that dreamy post-rock and melancholic perfumes. In essence, “Prédateurs” preserves their specific theme, but instead it changes their shades. They somehow give up to the all metal implications and we are introduced to a kind of dark indie rock with many influences from where you can detach a shred of […]

Chillin’ Down With the Light of Melancholy. “The Circle” by Heretoir

Should I have an opinion on this?! There is some responsibility behind every review. It’s not a complicated job, the one you’re trying to write some stuff about did all the hard work. I never flirted with the idea of myself being a music connoisseur; I enjoy music, it’s true, but it’s quite difficult to […]

Alira Mun’s New Song Sets You Off on a Journey of Wonder

Alira Mun is a twenty-three years old Romanian composer based in Sibiu. You might know her as a dedicated collaborator of Thy Veils. She recently introduced us her debut song “Gemma“, and from today on you can watch and replay this song’s video. About two hours ago I saw this video too, and there’s no […]

Let Yourself Be Absorbed in Meditation With “Waiting for You” Video by Fine, It’s Pink

Can you hear me? Don’t want to hide anymore I was so reckless to think that I had it all “Waiting for you” is a new, dreamy vision which defines us all. After a good deal of research I have to reckon, I still know little about Fine, It’s Pink, but I guess that’s OK […]

The Post-Rock Is Doom(ed). Ordeal & Plight (Review)

Ordeal & Plight has first appeared in 2012 but seemed to failed in presenting their musical intentions in a very visible way. Specifically, it all begun from K desire to start a band and there joined another guitarist, H from Black Horizons; this project sounds like post-rock with black metal influences. Once R (the bassist) […]

Drab Majesty’s “The Demonstration” (Review)

In the info section on the Drab Majesty Facebook page, the description reads: “Drab Majesty is an inter-dimensional platform aimed at channeling aural and visual messages founded by a human being from Los Angeles in 2013. “ That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? The aforementioned “human being” goes by the name of Deb Demure and the […]

“Labyrinth” by White Cube Has the Right Amount of Ambience and Post-Rock

White Cube is a so-called secret side project from the creators of musicformessier and Eensdenkend. I’m here writing this because of a recommendation and I must confess White Cube music fits perfectly my mood. Released on January 16, this psychedelic ambient/post-rock makes me escape from this ordinary, misplaced galaxy. Irony or not, these seven songs […]

From Poland With Prog.: Eternal Deformity – “No Way Out” (Review)

Poland is a country with such a special charm; looking trough their history you’ll see their courage, they drew attention and sympathy pretty much about all. There’s no sense in asking about extreme metal scene in Poland. Well, that’s where Eternal Deformity comes from, with a well stuck activity from the early 90s. With influences […]

Octav, Akral Necrosis: “You wouldn’t want to have a taste of Underlight.”

“Underlight” is the second full-lenght of Akral Necrosis, a band founded ten years ago somewhere in Bucharest, an unusual project for black metal scene. We were used to such appearances coming from the West country. Not for a very long time “Underlight” is on CD and it’s so nicely placed almost everywhere for us to […]

New Creature Of Metal: Créatures – “Le Noir Village” (Review)

CRÉATURES is a solo musical project of horror metal formed in 2008 by Sparda (Hanternoz). The band makes use of several atypical instruments (Theremin, church organ, piano, trumpet and violin) and blends various musical styles including Black, Symphonic, Death and Doom Metal as well as Ambient music. “Le Noir Village” it is a theme album […]

Another Musical Exploration: Lewis Santos – “Beneath Ancient Light” (Review)

Lewis Santos is a progressive rock artist from Edmonton which I have discovered lately on Costin Chioreanu‘s page, the one in charge for “Beneath Ancient Light” artwork, the most recent release of Lewis. I was pleasantly surprised how a range of influences (from melodic death metal to folk or classical music) were arranged in a […]

The Happy Face Of Depression: Psychonaut 4 – “Neurasthenia” (Review)

Neurasthenia is a psychological disorder marked especially by easy fatigability and often by lack of motivation, feelings of inadequacy, and psychosomatic symptoms. As a psycho/pathological term, neurasthenia was used by George Miller Beard in 1869 to denote a condition with symptoms of fatigue, anxiety, headache, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, neuralgia and depressed mood. We’re speaking […]

Grief In One Whistle: “Endeavor” (Review)

Grief is a one-man project released in 2014, but with other musical inclinations back then; for the moment Grief goes on classic recipe, from the short title, a catchy one yet with a deep significance, to blackgaze. We know many examples fulfilling this description, but I won’t enumerate them here. The interesting part is that […]

“Vanished” is A Light In The Dark (Review)

A Light In The Dark is a very recent project in blackgaze sphere, as recently as the genre itself, founded somewhere in 2012. In the immediate project shadows we find Bogdan Makarov, the same man dealing with other underground bands such as: Skyforest, Hiki or Blurry Lights. Born in Podolsk, Russia, B.M. manages to revive […]

Negură Bunget, “ZI”. About The Man Returned To Nature (Review)

“Pământule larg, fii trunchiul meu, fii pieptul acestei năprasnice inimi, prefă-te-n lăcaşul furtunilor cari mă strivesc, fii amfora eului meu îndărătnic!” L. Blaga In the Romanian culture, the human connection with nature was always a primordial element, we have connected with these natural elements in times of need and we have returned to it like […]

Cultartes@Dark Bombastic Evening 7, Ziua I

Nici nu știu de unde și cu ce să încep. N-am mai simțit o oboseală atât de crâncena de… niciodată. Totuși, la un loc cu ea au stat, ca înrudite, un entuziasm fantastic și o stare de împlinire, care m-au ținut în picioare până această primă zi și-a spus ultimul cuvânt. Îmi doream de multă […]

Cultartes Presents: “Unity” by Skyforest

“Unity” is the second material of Skyforest, one I have recently heard of and caught my attention in so many ways, that made me tell you about it. First of all this music attracts you trough its warm and melancholic atmosphere, easily digestible. Then you listen leisurely and realize there is a thick bundle of […]

Cultartes Presents: “Unum” by Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain is a new name risen in these horizons with perfumes of metal and folk winds. A combination of Irish spirit and post-rock/metal elements that make “Unum”, you’ll see, a revelation. Colorful and spiritual songs what take you onto a journey in a territory, where if you haven’t walked yet, it will amaze you […]

Cultartes Presents: “Colosseus” by Methadone Skies

We wrote about Methadone Skies in many other different occasions. It represents a nice root well caught in the structures of this Psychedelic/Stoner Rock genre. What’s really interesting at these guys is that the surprise element is always ” the present”. You never know what’s next, what influences you will discover, what riffs, what pasages, […]

A Little Friendship Never Killed Anyone! Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015)

Last night I was kind of bored after many hours of work. I decided to spend as many hours as possible to find a inspiring movie, too. I’m always in the mood for drama, because I use to cry a lot watching romantic, dramatic movies. My last night choice was “Me and Earl and The […]

Listen To ‘Khwaab’, The New Album of Aswekeepsearching, Indian Post-Rock Band

Warning! This is gold! Aswekeepsearching is an experimental, post-rock band based in India (Ahmedabad). I listened to their new EP ‘Khwaab‘ in the morning, as I always do with new albums, and it went perfectly with the sunrise and the fog. Shortly, their music is like a soundtrack from non-characters movies, like Samsara. Or drone […]

Put Yourself Into a Half-Hour State of Anxiety With Holy Gallows’ ‘Agita’

Mark Brake (aka Holy Gallows) is a Memphis-based musician who just released ‘Agita’, an experimental, post-rock album containing two tracks of 15 minutes each, with two different kinds of stories behind. As how Garrett Crowe from Everthing is Stories Radio says, “Holy Gallows may remind you of Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Tim Hecker, or Loren […]

If thoughts could sing: From The Mouth Of The Sun – Into the Well (Review)

Thoughts have their voices, and they can be heard to each of us. But if thoughts could sing, how would they sound like? And what feelings would the thoughts have if they could sing? I don’t know if From The Mouth Of The Sun have asked themselves about these, but they surely put their thoughts […]

Cultartes Presents The Debut Album of Ulvesang: Ulvesang (Review)

Ulvesang (Canada) is a project that involves genres such as Neofolk, Darkfolk or Neoclassical. It is an interesting combination of melancholy and a sound that may seem familiar to those who appreciate this kind of music. It reminds me of The White by Agalloch, and the feeling is kind of similar, too. Well, there are […]

I Listened To ‘Tangled Mass’, The Latest Theremin-Based Album of Be The Hammer

If you didn’t know how your nightmares sound yet, you’ll begin to shape an idea of it after you listen Tangled Mass, the latest noise album of Belgium-based musical project Be The Hammer (members: Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock  – theremin, voice and Raoul Puke – loops, programming, sound mangling). I drived my cat nuts by listening to […]

Antimatter – The Judas Table (Review)

“Anybody who has ever suffered from betrayal can relate to this album.”  Mick Moss Antimatter is the ultimate form of romance that remained in this musical side. Mick Moss is the last romantic. When we think of romance (let’s exclude the kitsch from our consciousness) is easier to resonate with the idea itself. The Judas […]

Normotone – Hiraeth (CD UPR 028). Or About the Hornification of Your Senses.

So, I was looking for something different to listen to. I felt a metal saturation lately. No problem, I will get back as soon as I will taste something with strong flavours. Meanwhile, I discovered a project that combines electronic music with industrial and cold-wave with folk in a style that aroused my sympathy and […]

Fresh on Cultartes! Listen to The New Navy Blue’s Single ‘Alice’

Navy Blue is more than a recent project. They even released a single. Alice. And if you think about Alice in Wonderland, well, you’re not that far from the truth. It’s a musical journey with lot of intrigue and interesting passages. I would have like to listen to more and more of it. That’s what […]