The Selected Goosebumps blog invites you straight to the black hole. The music which comes from its heart, overwhelms and flies away, leaving you embarrassed.
1. Speedball Trio – Speedball Trio (2020)
🇷🇺 Although all five releases in this compilation are tenacious ones, the self-titled album by Moscow based Speedball Trio is extraordinarily consistent.
While listening to this, you are gasping for air in unison with the drums. The saxophone lends you some goosebumps, while the bass blows your hair back.
2. Kurushimi – Chaos Remains (2021)
🇦🇺 Got some speed, now need to slow down for a while. We’re on the opposite side of the globe, in Sydney, Australia. Kurushimi are rather grim guys, in a way, but really appealing.
Kurushimi continues wrecking chaos. Once got inside, there’s no way to escape. All dimensions of disorder align, when they start to play. Playing with chaos? Is it as dangerous as playing with fire? Whether your answer is, you better jump into.
3. Convulsif – Extinct (2020)
🇨🇭 Normally, when you think of a clarinet and a violin, you do not suspect anything vigorous. These Swiss lads ruins our understanding how these instruments might sound. For sure, with the help of amplified tools as the bass and the drums, all together is so massive and overwhelming.
The happy listener just cannot close his eyes, watching how it is reaching the distant neurons and letting them explode.
4. Dead Neanderthals – Rat Licker (2021)
🇳🇱 Rat licker. What a name for an album! The duo by Otto and Rene doesn’t hesitate to throw a bucket of water on us. Not sure if it is still music, rather compactified sonic stuff.
Brash, severely intense and questioning compositions. Each one lasts from several seconds to two minutes maximum. And, you know, that’s enough. The drums and insane sax and a syllabus of eternal nightmare.
5. Toned – The Private Sector (2020)
🇺🇸 Riding the asteroid, we finally arrive at Oakland, California. The Toned trio completes our journey by their uncontrollable experimentation on the auditory’s listening capacity.
Strange sounds, whispers and abrupt parties, saxophone’s chirps multiplied by selected electronics and irrepressible drums. From time to time the guys seem to be forgetting that they make a musical album. Apparently, they did something else. Don’t ask what exactly.