Jambinai – A Hermitage

After listening to ONDA today I went straight on and listened to all releases by Jambinai, and it’s quite a trip. Their latest album is a sophisticated soul toching record and in contrast this first one is an experimental metal road roller beast. I see the journey they took from being this raw revolutionary composition through exploring their own realm that they created and arriving to the final destination where they can control their space with such a fine touch. But I love all stages of this journey. I kept starting to write a sentence about which version of their music I prefer but kept deleting, decided not to say. This may be my top new find this year so far: it is so new, so refreshing, so not like something else, so surprising. I still have some processing and re-listening to do.

Actually this specific record brings up feelings that I had for Karyn Crisis’ Salem’s Wounds in 2015.

Jambinai – ONDA

Korean post-rock played with traditional instruments and musical elements. This ablum is breathtaking. The “totally didn’t see this coming” winner of the month. The kind of experience that is hard to imagine without listening to it and feeling the goosebumps all over me.

Sólstafir – Silfur-Refur

There’s this Record Store Day vinyl special of the latest Sólstafir album with an unreleased B-side and it totally makes the whole record worth the mention. They say “Scorpion Moonrise was written in only one day, on which we also recorded the demo […] guest appearance by Hexvessel vocalist Mat “Kvohst” McNerney.” Stones, hammers, rocks.

Ben Chatwin ‎– The Sleeper Awakes

Beautiful modern composition album with a post-rock and atmospheric ambient edge to it. The moment of standing at the edge of the world, looking at a calm post-apocalyptic scenery and just turning away to leave everything behind and move on.

Az előadó a Yob, az album címe Clearing the Path to Ascend, a zene pedig egy hömpölygő doom post-rock. Sokat elmond, hogy a lemezen négy szám van, a teljes játékidő pedig egy óra feletti. Akinek ettől felcsillan a szeme, annak biztosan érdemes belehallgatnia is.