söndag 1 juni 2014

Ett telegram: THE OCTOPHANT PT. II

Message from the scum, the upholder of Nothing:

For some months now i've been collaborating, rehearsing and working on songs with friends from the 3-piece massive band Phant. The results are stunning, perfectly blended sludge/doom-characteristics with psychadelic and experimental/noisy vibes, a sound conjured to fill the void in ones chest. I've contributed with noise-landscapes and some vocals wich are written in swedish:

Nativitas/Hakaisha

Brustit överallt
Reva uti kosmos
Slukad,
balans mellan svarta hål
Vår närvaro ekar
Evigt tomrum i periferi


Magna Cael

Avstå från konturer
I dröm-mogulens gästhus:
fly världsalltet,
penetrera barriärer,
bli undermedveten guru
Skarpa avbilder,
nu meta-liv
Läckande huvud
Öppnade ögonen
Allt är svart

I dröm-mogulens gästhus:
Öppnade ögonen
Allt är svart

(My parts): first one is a comment on grand changes, second is a hommage to all things surreal.

What i think is a great deal and works out very well, plus giving the sound an extra sharp edge, is the use of 3 different vocals: with the convincing foundation of the ecstasy-filled grooves, each word comes out as a spike ov truth from the ridden apocalypse wich is the song itself. A perfect dynamic fit between (de-)constructed electronics/pedal-loop mayhem and Phant-heaviness: sounds like one dangerous unit.



The Octophant Pt.II
http://phant.bandcamp.com/album/the-octophant-pt-ii

The Octophant Pt.I is re-recorded so make sure to re-visit.

Rumours about shows and other secrecies can be tracked down here:
https://www.facebook.com/phantband


Fred ut,
//Totte




lördag 8 mars 2014

Idyller

yes so now it has been a long time without writing or playing or releasing songs or anything. we're not as active as we used to be due to bassplayer living out of town. we have some new songs though that we want to record along with some old maybe, and maybe play some shows later. but first we should release these songs that we recorded a year ago. it's a twoway split between ignominy and hjärnkultur called IDYLLER. noisebased instrumental stuff. sending happy thoughts to everyone!

hjärnkultur - idyll I: https://hjarnkultur.bandcamp.com/
ignominy - idyll II: https://soundcloud.com/ignominyhq/ignominy-idyll-ii






lördag 18 januari 2014

Hur vi vårdar kuggen: Det vi inte gillar förtränger vi

Latest album is now uploaded and available on Spotify:




Hjärnkultur has two new uploaded tracks on https://soundcloud.com/ignominyhq -
material put together and sourced out from a couple of improv. sessions taking place at Vraket, experimenting with analog synthesizers, lo-fi attitude & decadence, obsessing over 90's swedish tv-show Rederiet:
Deluded Carl hiding a dead body behind a welded door, getting opposed by machinist Gustav that claims to have needed tools behind it and has to tear it open. Meanwhile Reidar's paranoia rises as Frejas future lies in uncertainty since the attempted murder by arsenic poisoning were excecuted by Carl, granddaugther gets the blame and later giving answers about her psychotic, stalking boyfriend to the police - saying hes be missing and no one has heard of him for weeks.
Bengtsson is getting worked up over accusations of her brother, telling the man that:
- " Totte is an abiding citizen now, Totte is a good guy now ". 





Picture is a painting in process by Totte, not Bengtsson's brother.

lördag 28 december 2013

Phant - good people, good music

It's time to make an ambitious contribution to the hype (yes, it's as non-excisting as the hype over our latest album) over our firends in phant and their first ep "the octophant ep pt I". This is great music, and i do not say that to often. Yes, it's our good friends, and of course that has something to do with why i think so. But at least i can garantie that the possibility of loving this ep as much as i do exist. And that's something. For people who like sludge, doom, heavy and dark music in general, or just music and general:

http://phant.bandcamp.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrRk4S3GIBE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-02H5Wz7hN4




söndag 3 november 2013

Last saturday we took all of the stuff out of our rehearsalspace, and replaced it with our close friends. In that space of safety we listened to the music of phant and totem skin. Then we played our first show since last summer. "Happy" times. Tack phant (www.phant.bandcamp.com). Tack totem skin (www.totemskin.bandcamp.com). Tack vänner.

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