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Charlotte based indie label Forgotten Empire Records (home to The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, Day Without Dawn, among others) has just launched a series of e-cards online in support of their recent and upcoming releases.
These include Portland, Oregon's Ninth Moon Black, fresh off sharing the stage with the likes of doom giants Middian and Indian as well as label mates Blackwaves from Germany. Ninth Moon Black push the progressive ambient genre with dropped guitars that go from metal-induced to eerily slow and delayed, drum beats that serve to hold the whole structure of sound up with double-kicked metal parts or even trip-hop-influenced loops, spacey synthesizers that add epic strings, retro synth lines, and experimenting into noise, a loud bass that rumbles below every track, never venturing too far from the lower strings, and unsettling movie audio samples that surface from time to time as the only human voice that is heard, communicating a feeling of desperation.
"Boston's Voyager" is a self-titled EP clocking just over 32 minutes of sparse, emotional, melodic, desperate and always punishing music. Fans of Mare, Old Man Gloom and ISIS should take note.
Also available in it's full is a split cd, consisting of Scottish instrumentalists Fire on the Horizon and North Carolina's From Oceans to Autumn. Fire on the Horizon has an amazingly dense, thoughtful sound slow moving sound. Focusing on textures of ethereal guitar melodies, their music has often been compared with Cult of Luna, Mono or This Will Destroy. From slow paced riffs to bone crushing rhythms, ambient interludes and beautiful melodies, From Oceans To Autumn combines experimental metal and psychedelic rock with a spaced out feeling of weightlessness and droned-out atmospheres.
Forgotten Empire Records labelmates Ninth Moon Black and Blackwaves are kicking off their west coast tour with Indian and Middian. Ninth Moon Black hail from Eugene Oregan and bring a unique blend of ambient music and psychotic disturbing visuals that have a distinctively dark mood, fitting of the North West.
Blackwaves are a creative force hailing from Germany, their music is a blend of straight up stoner rock, psychaedlic stuff, metal, or even goth.
In other news Ninth Moon Black's debut full length is being released today by Forgotten Empire. Copies will be available on tour as well as across various retailers and from the label directly.
The dates are as follows, visit their respective websites for more info:
Mar 25 2008: Samurai Duck w/ Indian and Middian ,Eugene, Oregon
Mar 26 2008: Monstros Pizza w/ Iron Fish and MADMOM ,Chico, California
Mar 27 2008: tba w/ Blackwaves Nevada City, California
Mar 28 2008: The Jury Room ,Santa Cruz, California
Mar 29 2008: The Stag w/ Der Spazm, Mister Vague and The Products ,Woodland, California
Mar 31 2008: tba w/ Blackwaves ,San Francisco, California
Apr 1 2008: Audies Olympic formerly Club Fred w/ Done For Good ,Fresno, California
Apr 2 2008: tba Los Angeles, California
Apr 3 2008: The Unknown Theater w/ ELEMENOPY ,Los Angeles, California
Apr 4 2008: Dayton’s Bar and Grill w/ Motherclimax ,Martinez, California
Apr 5 2008: Oak Street Speakeasy w/ Vanishing Kids and Blackwaves ,Eugene, Oregon