In the Selected Goosebumps blog, the summer is endless. There are so many good releases from our heroes this season, so that it took several series to cover only some of them. However, the autumn is endless as well!
1. Planet of the Dead – Pilgrims (2021)
🇳🇿 We start this Chronicles episode with the heavier stuff. End of July 2021, New Zealand’s walking dead are back to the world with the new portion of metal.
As always, slowed down to the cell resonance, this time Planet of the Dead decided to extend their sound. Some clear (or seeming clear) vocals empowered by good old grooves make the difference. For the rest, “Pilgrims” is still the same thing that attracted a year ago, when we first met these guys.
Previous masterpiece by Planet of the Dead, “Fear of a Dead Planet” (2020)
2. Bike – Live Sessions, Vol.1 (2021)
🇧🇷 Brazilians BIKE goes live, and it’s an excellent chance to discover this band under the new angle. Maximum of sensuality and vulnerability of each note. Tiny sounds which make a big picture.
Dive into infinite psychedelia and forget yourself somewhere in the depth. BIKE will help you with that exercise, no doubt. Just stay on the route.
Previous masterpiece by Bike, “Their Shamanic Majesties’ Third Request (Instrumental Version)” (2020) in our Selected Variety Of The Strings compilation
3. Dog Dimension – Endless Summer (2021)
🇩🇪 This summer is endless indeed. With music such as from this short EP, this is true. Swaying back and forth, eyes closed, we absorb the fluids of summer and feel all the colors, bright and dark.
Picking the best from alternative fields, whether it’s rock, punk, metal or something, German Dog Dimension harvests the crop and treats us graciously and generously.
Previous masterpiece by Dog Dimension, “Life Vest EP” (2019)
4. Juju – Fuzz Club Session (2021)
🇮🇹 As August begins, another live record appears. This time, by Italians, and the place especially warms our hearts. Fuzz Club and fuzzy Juju, what a star tandem!
The session appears to be fantastic one. Exclusive sound, a lot of volume for improvisation. It’s the case when well known compositions sound fresh and unique each time. You ‘ll even barely recognize some of them, I bet.
Previous masterpiece by Juju, “Maps And Territory” (2019)
5. Sky Flying By – Transformation as a Survival Tactic (2021)
🇺🇸 Let’s cross the ocean and arrive at Boston, Massachusetts. New opus form our residents, containing feelings and emotions of contemporary circumstances.
All of us survive through transformations, is that true? I believe David, the author of this project, is absolutely right. At least, his music is also obtaining new forms and variations, and we are welcome to listen each composition with a full heart and still mind.
Previous masterpiece by Sky Flying By, “(Re) Routed” (2018)
6. Arlstape – Arlstape Vol.11 (2021)
🇯🇵 Yeah, it’s always a pleasure to share records from these Japanese. We already had number 4 and number 8. Why not to pick the one marked by 11?
To me, all of them are about the same. Movement forward, into vague future, with a tiny luggage from the past. Special feature is that all this material is recorded one-shot or at home, thus the atmosphere is transferred in its entirety!
Get this album via bandcamp
7. Dramón & Look Ma! No Wings – Pra Hoje: (2021)
🇧🇷 September is beginning for us with EP from São Paulo. Dramón, our always welcome guest, is not alone this time. Saulo von Seehausen joined him to create something special, involving two spirits and a lot of moments to share with the audience.
Calm and reflective, this music leaves a place for your own experience, like a blank page for spontaneous drawing. Let’s see if if turns to a graphic novel eventually…
8. Al-jiçç – Chants (2021)
🇵🇹 Magical chants takeaway, shipping worldwide. I’d prefer not to argue, which component dominates in new work from Portuguese maestros Al-jiçç. Whether it’s jazz or world music, the compositions on the album are aesthetic.
Take the Mediterranean temper, oriental mysticism, and authentic approach to the composition, and let the art embrace your soul.
Previous masterpiece by Al-jiçç, “٤” (2018)
9. Moon Hooch – Super Cone Bros EP (2021)
🇺🇸 Duh, these two hooligans are back, not only with gigantic saxophones which they always carry with themselves.
I guess, once being stuck in a traffic jam between a couple of gigs, Moon Hooch started to tinker with everything they could use, just for fun. And this fun seems eternal, as the traffic cones allow so wide possibilities!
Previous masterpiece by Moon Hooch, “Moon Hooch” (2013)
10. Byron Metcalf – Rhythms of Remembering (2021)
🇺🇸 Let’s wrap up with something really calm and soothing. Make yourselves comfortable, close your eyes and take a deep breath.
Byron Metcalf starts a new meditation, and everyone of us in invited. Erik Wøllo, Sherry Finzer and Frore assist for once. Fast rhythms and slower passages take turns, adjusting your consciousness and giving your insights for your well-being.
Previous masterpiece by Byron Metcalf, “Inner Rhythm Meditations Vol II” (2018)