Archive for the Sounds Category

Split with Mike Nigro on Tandem Tapes

Posted in News, Sounds with tags , on June 8, 2018 by andreasbrandal

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Today Tandem Tapes announced the release of my split with Mike Nigro. The album can be found in physical and digital formats HERE.

Many thanks to Tandem Tapes and Mike for making this happen!

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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.

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.

 

Skeleton Harbor – “Maiden Voyage” OUT NOW!

Posted in News, Sounds with tags , , on December 1, 2017 by andreasbrandal

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I have been a fan of Eric Hardiman’s music since I first heard the Rambutan album “Incidences” in 2009. We got in touch, and since then Eric has been kind enough to release two albums of mine on his legendary label Tape Drift. A couple of years ago we started collaborating on what would eventually become the debut album by Skeleton Harbor. It has been a real adventure working on this, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. To top it off, the album was picked up by the most excellent Oxtail recordings, who has done outstanding work on the presentation and release of “Maiden Voyage”.

The label says:

The fog rolls in, the wind picks up, and the sun goes down – this voyage may be more than you bargained for. Working long-distance between Albany, USA and Bergen, Norway over the course of 2016, Andreas Brandal and Rambutan have crafted a suite of haunted, icy soundscapes that will be required listening in the depths of the upcoming winter. Expertly crafted and patiently executed, Maiden Voyage is full of gloomy, murky, nautical sounds from two of the truest OGs of the experimental underground.

Check out this, and a bunch of other great stuff in the new batch from Oxtail HERE.

Flesh Coffin split lathe with Nar

Posted in News, Sounds with tags on October 20, 2017 by andreasbrandal

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A new seven-inch lathe split between Flesh Coffin and the mysterious Nar is out now on the Minneapolis based label Darker Days Ahead.

Here’s what the label says:

Darker Days Ahead is very excited to announce our very first lathe release, and what better way than with a split 7’’. First up is the mysterious unrelenting harsh noise wall project Nar. This elusive misanthropic project unleashes an unforgiving track entitled “Unresponsive” of unmovable HNW in such a cold way, the entire track moves along with little to no change almost sounding like a never ending avalanche, ending in a lock groove for infinite playback. Flip side we have Norway native Flesh Coffin which is one of the main projects of Andreas Brandal. “The Excavation of Transgression” is a 5 minute composition starting off with an eerie vintage sounding Halloween inspired soundtrack bleeding over to ambient undertones and harsh noise textures. Deep distortion climbs through the speakers as high screeching metal is ground up to dust.

Check it out HERE.

Avmakt split with Static Mantra

Posted in News, Sounds with tags on October 4, 2017 by andreasbrandal

 

Avmakt / Static Mantra - Split

Avmakt / Static Mantra – Split

A new split tape between Avmakt and Static Mantra is out now on Hair On My Food Tapes & Records.

Get it HERE.