Musique Machine has posted a great review of the Hidden Persuaders album “The Bone Forest” (released on A Giant Fern in 2014).
Read the review HERE.
My new album “Tapestry of Forgotten Ideas” is out today on Tape Drift Records. Here’s what the label says:
“Tape Drift has been a huge fan of Brandal’s music for at almost a decade now, and his second outing for the label is a stunning contribution to his body of work. The cold darkness of Norway informs his music, but it his ability to conjure worlds completely unknown that really makes Andreas stand out. Tapestry of Forgotten Ideas (TOFI) showcases a collection of tracks that are heavy and noisy yet complex and bursting with complex sonic details. His releases consistently offer aural surprises while never letting the quality meter show any signs of flagging. It’s a remarkable feat given the size and scope of his discography. Don’t skip this one.”
Many thanks to Joshua Stefane for allowing me to use his excellent photo for the album cover!
Check out a couple of the tracks HERE.
Get the album HERE.
Check out the new episode of Tabs Out: Laser Focus. It’s a special on Oxail Recordings.
You’ll find it HERE.
Cassette Gods has posted a very nice review of “Flames and Ether”:
“…Brandal’s harnessed the language of near-future dystopia by combining it with “spaghetti western” flourishes, presenting in result an apocalyptic experience, one where the oxymoronic violence and tranquility of the title have converged and spawned. The juxtaposition is strange and majestic. In short, it’s stunning.”
Read the full review HERE.
The new Hidden Persuaders album, titled “Flowers Of the Abyss” is out now on the Slovakian label Sky Burial.
The label says:
“Wind and stars… cold, frost, rain, darkness, snow, trees and panting. Glittering clouds of steam rising from the lake. The lake is far away in the mountains and its surface is as a mirror of black velvet. Without a hint of motion it observes the clouds and slowly, beautifully and symetrically, it bleeds into the skies. The sweetest flavour of forbidden fruit. Long and cold are the nights over Bergen, over the avenue of your trees. The death’s-head moth sits at the ceiling of your room.
Norwegian musician Andreas Brandal with a nearly 40 minute long material of his ritual project HIDDEN PERSUADERS – a musical collage somewhere between raw black metal/harsh noise/drone with pronounced marching passages – a strong atmospheric album.”
This edition is handmade, with lovely graphic design from Svjatogor, and limited to 49 copies, so act fast if you want one!
Check out one full track and excerpts from four others HERE.
Get the tape HERE.