Drevne Bolesti review

Posted in News, Reviews with tags , on April 1, 2018 by andreasbrandal
Drevne Bolesti - Licking the Snails

Drevne Bolesti – Licking the Snails

African Paper has posted a nice review of the Drevne Bolesti 3″ EP “Licking the Snails”.

Herzlichen Dank für die netten Worte!

Check it out HERE.

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New Soundcloud

Posted in News, Soundcloud, Sounds on March 31, 2018 by andreasbrandal

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I have a new Soundcloud where I upload bits and pieces, works in progress and stuff that for various reasons don’t fit in anywhere else at the moment.

Go HERE for some previously unheard sounds.

Bulletproof Socks

Posted in News, Reviews with tags on March 30, 2018 by andreasbrandal

The blog Bulletproof Socks has posted a nice writeup on some of my stuff, and included a couple of links to old out of print releases.

Check it out HERE.

Together

Posted in News, Sounds with tags on February 28, 2018 by andreasbrandal

 

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I have contributed a track to “Together”, a compilation from Oxtail Recordings.

The label says:

Charlottesville, VA occupies a special place in the Oxtail Recordings world – we’ve released a number of tapes from Charlottesville artists, and the town and music community there have always been unbelievably warm, welcoming, and inspiring to us. We were heartbroken by the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally and subsequent violence there during the weekend of August 11-12, 2017.

Oxtail artist and friend to all Tyler Magill (of Grand Banks and Carry) was among those protesting the rally that weekend, and he ended up suffering a stroke as a result of being assaulted by torch-wielding fascists on the evening of August 11.

The tragedy of those events shook us deeply, and the opportunity to use the small platform we have in this label to raise money to fight hate, bigotry, and violence and to help our friend heal was a no-brainer.

The number of incredible contributions we received from the Charlottesville music scene, as well as label friends in NYC and around the world was stunning – many of the tracks presented here are the artists’ own attempts to engage with and make sense of the world since November 2016. That outpouring, in turn, energized us as it reminded us of the power that art and community have to bring people together to heal, share, and grow.

We believe that openness, engagement, and understanding are the ways to fight division, fear, and hatred. With that in mind, we’re proud to present a release that attempts to forward those ideals, both in concept and in practice. Please enjoy: Together.

Proceeds from the sale of this compilation will be donated to Showing Up for Racial Justice Charlottesville and Tyler Magill’s medical fund.

Get it HERE.

“Maiden Voyage” in Tiny Mixtapes

Posted in News, Reviews, Sounds with tags , , on January 18, 2018 by andreasbrandal

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Here’s a nice writeup on the Skeleton Harbor album “Maiden Voyage”, still available from Oxtail Recordings.

“Brandal and Rambutan breathe the subzero temperatures deeply, and ice crystals form in their lungs. Their adventures are documented in the sounds of the sea, the whitecaps breaking on rocky shores far from safety.”

Read the full thing HERE.

 

Andreas Brandal & Continental Fruit review

Posted in News, Reviews with tags , on December 13, 2017 by andreasbrandal

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ATTN:MAGAZINE has posted a great review of my collaboration with Continental Fruit, released earlier this year on FRM-AT.

“What becomes clear with repeated listens is that both collaborators struck upon a common sentiment here, and one that seeps through the margins of traditional language and pools in the basin of sonic abstraction: uncomfortable and unclear, miserable and strangely romantic, otherworldly and viscerally familiar.”

Read the full review HERE.

Listen and/or get the tape HERE.

Top 200 Tapes Of 2017

Posted in News, Reviews with tags , on December 13, 2017 by andreasbrandal

“The Work Of The Spider” made it to number 41 on Tabs Out’s “Top 200 Tapes Of 2017” list. Thanks Tabs Out Crew!

See the whole list HERE.