lundi 29 novembre 2010


 from San Francisco,Usa /

dimanche 28 novembre 2010


HYPNOS 69 (Be) 
Progressive Psych Rock band from Leuven,Belgium./

Over the past ten years, Hypnos 69 acquired a loyal following wherever they appeared live and one of the band's greatest thrills to date has been the number of venues which immediately request their return and the new fans who instantly fall in love with the band. Their subsequent releases gave them a lot of attention from specialized radio stations and magazines all around the world. Hypnos 69 played hundreds of gigs in Belgium and around, visited some of Europe's finest rock clubs and outdoor & indoor rock festivals including Burg Herzberg Festival (Breitenbach), Roadburn 10th Anniversary (013, Tilburg), Swamp Room Mania (Hannover), Symforce II (013, Tilburg), Crescendo Festival (St Palais sur Mêr), Psychedelic Avengers Festival (Berlin), Stoned from the underground (Erfurt), Sauzipf rocks (Austria). They shared the bill with bands like Motorpsycho, Focus, Hawkwind, Opeth, Brant Bjork and The Bros, Space Ritual, 35007, Dozer, Five Horse Johnson amongst others.The band and musicians were asked to perform with respected musicians as Ed Mundell (Monster Magnet), Alfredo Hernandez (QOTSA, Kyuss, Yawning Man) and Sergio Chotsourian (Los Natas). Guitarist/vocalist Steve Houtmeyers was recently asked to join California jam band Ten East, which includes Gary Arce (Yawning Man, Sort of Quartet) and Greg Ginn (Black Flag).

Hypnos 69 covers a broad territory from Space Jazz, over Prog influenced hard Psych Rock, to more laid back tunes with a spaced out Pink Floyd edge. They are often linked to the stoner-scene, but these four Belgian guys evade that label by embracing so many different forms of music and taking the best aspects of rock over the past 30 years and refine them into a sound of their own, which just never gets boring. "They sound so damn retro, unbelievably melodic and timelessly beautiful". However, Hypnos 69 has not forgotten how to rock. They are extremely gifted musicians with a passion for playing music, who put their soul, their whole being into their performance on stage. When you've visited one of their shows, you'll know they're capable of conjuring up a massive wall of sound whilst keeping a high level of clarity. They manage to appeal to music lovers from different genres, and they always deliver top class rock'n roll.


Steve Houtmeyers: vocals, guitars, theremin
Tom Vanlaer: bass, bariton guitar, Moog Taurus
Steven Marx: saxophone, mellotron, Rhodes, Hammond
Dave Houtmeyers: drums, percussion, glockenspiel  


Elektrohasch Records.


"Legacy" CD/2LP
(June 2010 on Elektrohasch)
contains 7 studio tracks: 
Requiem (for a Dying Creed)
An Aerial Architect
My Journey to the Stars
The Sad Destiny We Lament
The Empty Hourglass
The Great Work 

"The Eclectic Measure" CD/LP 
(October 2006 on Elektrohasch)
I and You and Me (I)
The Eclectic Measure
Forgotten Souls
My Ambiguity of Reality
The Antagonist
Halfway to the Stars
I and You and Me (II)
Ominous (but fooled before)
The Point of no return
Deus Ex Machina 

 10" SPLIT EP with Monkey3
(November 2006 on Rock n' Roll Radio) 
Contains 2 tracks:
Hide Behind the Sun

"Timeline Traveller" CD
(RE RELEASE 2006 on Elektrohasch with different cover!)
contains 5 studio tracks:
Timeline Traveller
N.O. Mustang 
Voodoo Dancer 
A Neverending Enigma (pt I & II) 
Waves on the Wind - LP will be out soon - 

"The Intrigue of Perception" CD/LP
(November 2004 on Elektrohash)
The Endless Void 
Good Sinner - Bad Saint 
Third Nature 
Twisting the Knife:
The Intrigue of Perception: 
I Islands on the Sun 
II The Next Level 
III A Castle in the Sky 
IV Islands (reprise) 
Absent Friends 

"The Forest of Illusion" 
 10" SPLIT EP with Colour Haze
(November 2004 on Elektrohash)
contains 2 studio tracks:

Skating on Thin Ice
When Fire makes you dance

"Promise of a new Moon" CD
(2003 on Rock n' Roll Radio)
The Devil knows my Name 
Burning Ambition 
Cradle Rock 
These are Dreams 
Kaleidoscope Voyager 
Married to the Sea  

 "Timeline Traveller" CD
 (2002 on Rock n' Roll Radio)
 Contains 5 studio tracks:

Timeline Traveller 
N.O. Mustang 
Voodoo Dancer  
A Neverending Enigma (pt I & II)

Waves on the Wind
- sold out - 

  •  "Wherever Time has shared it's trust" 10"EP
    (2000 on Rock n' Roll Radio)
    Contains 3 studio tracks: 
    Where all the Ends unite
    Seen the Sun 
    Nothing more - nothing less 
    - sold out - 




    12 DEC-RANGDA (us) + HOWLIN RAIN (us) + HYPNOS 69 (b) -Trix-Antwerpen-Belgium.
     5 FEV-Het Depot--Leuven-Belgium.



    Occvlt Rock from Paris,France./


    Aluk Todolo, is an instrumental power trio formed in 2004, and performs Occult Rock,
    a methodical exploration of the powers of musical trance.
    Part occult black metal fiend and part snide kraut menace, the band conjures rabid obsessive rhythms and abyssal disharmonic guitars, subliminal spiritualist vibrations and bizarre, magick summo-nings. Aluk Todolo reduces psychedelic improvisation to a bare, telluric instrumentation, in which dry, spare percussion grievously mines the scrapes, shrieks and shimmer of mutated guitar and bass.The band’s sound is monolithic and stabbing, hypnotic but unpredictable, minimalist yet teeming: A dangerous, noxious coil of all things black.

    Band Members:
    Shantidas Riedacker : Guitar //Antoine Hadjioannou : Drums //Matthieu Canaguier : Bass


      Aluk Todolo c/o Riedacker - 2 rue Botzaris - 75019 Paris - France  


      On the powers of the sphinx
      CD-LP february 2010
       4 way split with
      Nightbringer, Nihil Nocturne, Saturnalia Temple
      released by Ajna records - USA
      (Deathspell Omega, Bobby Beausoleil…)

      CD 2009 (LP may 2010)
      released by Utech records  - USA
      This album is a part of a fine art serie illustrated by
      the painter Stephen Kasner (worked for Sunn o))),
      Khlyst, Darsombra...) Other bands of the URSK serie:
      Skullflower, Heavensore, Runhild Gammelsaeter, The
      Stargazer’s Assistant , Klangmutationen , RST, Final

      LP byPublic Guilt. 

      CD-LP 2007
      released by Public Guilt records - USA on CD
      (The Psychic Paramount, Dalek, Zu, Darsombra...)
      and Riot Season records - UK on LP
      (Acid Mothers Temple, The Skull Defekts, Shit and Shine...)

      Aluk todolo
      7ep vinyl 2006 
      released by Implied Sound records - USA


      2004-04-03 Grenoble, France –Crocoleus : w/Into The Yaya, Breaker of Civilisation & Michell Sardou
      2004-05-05 Grenoble, France – Ecole d’architecture
      2004-05-28 Grenoble, France – Crocoleus : w/ Zool Arben & Moon Sheep
      2004-06-21 Grenoble, France – Rue des Clercs
      2005-07-10 Grenoble, France – La Boum w/ Lucio Fulci films
      2007-08-03 Paris, France – La Miroiterie, live collaboration w/Andy Bolus (Evil Moisture)
      2007-09-21 Paris, France – Point Ephémère w/ Träd Gräs Och Stenar & Psychic Ills
      2008-05-08 Utrecht, The Netherlands – Impakt festival w/ Magic Markers
      2008-05-17 Barreiro, Portugal – Out.Fest w/ David Maranha, Chris Corsano, Mike Flower...
      2008-09-19 Bruxelles, Belgium – Le Bunker w/ Silvester Anfang
      2009-05-23 Le Mans, France – Péniche Excelsior with Monno
      2009-05-30 Rotterdam, The Netherlands – Worm w/ The Psychic Paramount
      2009-09-04 Paris, France – le Pixi (Bagnolet) w/ Habsyll
      2009-09-05 Nancy, France – L’alhambra w/ Givdøl & Habsyll
      2009-09-20 Tilburg, The Netherlands – Little Devil - Incubate ZXZW festival
      2009-09-27 Brooklyn, USA – Secret Project Robot Basement w/ Baron von Wüste & White Hills
      2009-09-28 Philadelphia, USA – Danger Danger Gallery w/ Lussuria
      2009-09-29 Richmond, USA – God’s House w/ Lussuria
      2009-09-30 Baltimore, USA – The Golden West Café w/ Lussuria & Darsombra
      2009-10-01 Brooklyn, USA – Music Hall of Williamsburg (WFMU Festival) w/ Cold Cave & Faust
      2009-10-02 New York, USA – Fortune Cookie Cabaret with Lussuria, Sentient & Radiation Blackbody
      2009-10-03 New York, USA – Lit Lounge w/ The Psychic Paramount
      2009-10-04 Brooklyn, USA – Union Pool w/ Castevet, Woe & Malkuth
      2009-10-22 Paris, France – Point Ephémère w/ Lawrence Wasser & Sister Iodine
      2010-05-12 Genève, Switzerland - La Cave 12
      2010-05-13 Grenoble, France - Le Champollion
      2010-05-14 Lyon, France - Grand Guignol
      2010-05-15 Marseille, France - L’embobineuse w/ Mein Sohn William & Kill The Thrill
      2010-05-16 Barcelona, Spain - La Fonteta Civic Center (Sant Feliu de Codines) w/ QA’A
      2010-05-17 Alicante, Spain - Bar Coyote
      2010-05-18 Madrid, Spain - La Boite Live w/ Scumearth vs Dorje & Under Vultures
      2010-05-19 Porto, Portugal - Fábrica de Som w/ Eugène Robinson
      2010-05-20 Braga, Portugal - Insólito w/ Altodêpega
      2010-05-21 Gijon, Spain - Savoy Club
      2010-05-22 San Sebastian, Spain - Mogambo w/ Las Sfintters, Los Sfinters & Los Taikonauts
      2010-05-23 Bordeaux, France - Hold’em Saloon w/ Tormenta
      2010-05-24 Le Mans, France - La Péniche Excelsior (Allonnes) w/Saunterer, Vegemite & Carnalisme


      Aluk Todolo : Finsternis
      “[...]considering they're a three piece, a power trio, drums, guitar, bass. Nothing else, no synths, no strings,just the basic rock band instruments. It's testament to the power these three wield, that they can do so much with so little. 

      Or more accurately, so little with so little. As the music of Aluk Todolo,
      is disarmingly simple,subtle and minimal, but in its minimalism, lies its power. 
      The power of rhythm, of texture, of mood, these five long pieces are so evocative, so expressive and strangely emotional. Even at its most spare and skeletal,
      the sound is palpable, almost a physical presence, which is surprising again considering just how stripped down Finsternis actually is. […] like Descension, Finsternis is an intense and emotional journey through sound, a haunting and hard to describe exploration of rhythm, mood and texture, a slow shifting otherworld
      defined by This Heat, Geronimo, Laddio Bolocko, Can, Faust, accessible only via the three shadowy figures that make up Aluk Todolo, whose magic and mystery has been rendered in these glorious black rhythms.
      Housed in a multi panel jacket with super striking original artwork by Stephen Kasner, on the always impressive Utech label. [...]”-Aquarius Records (Record of the Week: June 5th, 2009) 

      “Somehow managing to simultaneously cover krautrock, black metal, noise, and post-rock, this trio's second full length album is somewhat of a departure from the largely drone oriented URSK series on Utech, yet keeps enough of that ethos and ambience to not seem out of place, but stands out as a more metallic shard amidst the warm murkiness. […] While the black metal scene is thought of as being entrenched in its preference for flat percussion and simple musical structures that always take a backseat to an illegible logo or incantations to various demons and deities, here the best elements of it (dissonant, yet somewhat musical noise) are married to a sharp rhythm section that feels so much more than just frustrated Norwegian teenagers with a four track. It’s a complex combination that can be studied as well as headbanged to. ”-Brainwashed 

      Aluk Todolo : Descension 

      “On Descension, the principal ideas behind Black Metal are unbalanced and virtually reinvented. The usual Burzum-style guitar buzz crumples and implodes, the monolithic drumming becomes a grinding Krautrock churn, and the snarled vocals are ditched completely in favour of a treated tape loop. Ignoring the rigid stereotype that still taints the genre, Aluk Todolo walk a crooked creative path where composition and improvisation become rituals."-The Wire 

      “For their playing unites Krautrock with Zeuhl via classic No Wave, and rocks mightily. This power trio’s time-honoured guitar/bass/drums line-up is outstandingly meditative and un-clichéd. Very Cleveland, very Can, very This Heat, very Magma, but very much its own original thing, and definitely another necessary
      part of the puzzle that leads us to the Rue d’Awakening."-Julian Cope/Head Heritage 

      “ Having Aluk Todolo's Descension in your CD collection is like having to choose between the proverbial red pill and a load of blue pills. Take the blue pill (or: any other CD) and you're back in safe territory. But, let the damned curiosity prevail, go on, choose the red one that's been beckoning you and tickling your
      imagination — and face the consequences. You'll need strong constitution and considerable mental stability, but even then, who knows where or in what state you'll end up. There'll be some damage to your system; but the stronger you are, the smaller the amount of it will be."-Maelstrom

      “ Descension is Aluk Todolo debut full length after a highly praised 7 inch and what a debut this is. For 37 minutes you tumbled through, get hypnotised and brutalised by this nightmarish, lo-fi , head-ripping and psychedelic black mind fuck. Taking in elements of black metal, krautrock, locked grooves, noise and black/ ritual psychedelics to summon up something that is truly of their own diabolic making- this feels like it could have been made by blood thirsty satanic hippies that have just crawled from a suffocating dark forest to play in front of you & scary the hell out of you. The music engulfs you in it's looped, smogy and sometimes seething presence, as the drums pound on and on as if played of human skin drums, bass and guitar get
      smudged, melted and smeared into each other. Like dark tripped out globules of sound that fall like strange enchanted entrails slipping from a vast black structure that stretches off over a blood red and black horizon as far as your eyes can see. This Apocalyptic ritual music for the end times, screw-up, nasty and bitter yet
      inviting and hypnotic. One hell of a musical death-trip into the beating black heart of this three piece. Truly music that threatens to swallow you all up leaving you in a limbo of Lovecafts around just your drums, bass and guitar sounding this strange, different and hellish. "-Music Machine 

      Aluk Todolo : first 7"ep 

      “ Holy fuck, this record is amazing! Ominous krautrock rhythms over Einsterzende style industrial clatter, some lost seventies psych rock holy grail channeled through modern post rock. Dreamy and dark and mesmerizing. Hypnotic guitar lines and simple shuffling rhythms that build into clattery propulsive jams, all clanging angular riffs and dense tangled drumming. VERY This Heat like, and reminiscent of the late great Laddio Bolocko. Some sort of dangerous and mysterious postrock / krautrock hybrid, lo-fi but thick and dense and amazingly heavy."-Aquarius Records

      "...two raging strung-out dark untitled instrumentals come across like a Wodenist ‘Komakino’-period Joy Division." -Julian Cope/Head Heritage

      "This is one of the best advances in rock rock rock to come along in years, and it's in keeping with philosopher Anton LaVey's advice to not offer advice until someone asks for it."–Signal to Noise 

      "What they conjure up on their debut single is neither generic nor even easy to place inside known space/time continuums."–The Wire 

      "This is brilliant stuff, and the only flaw here is that there's not anywhere near enough of it."–Dead Angel 

      "If all of those proggy jam bands with occult themes from the '70's were actually listenable and good, you would get Aluk Todolo."-The Ajna Offensive


      On tour April 2011 with Menace Ruine (Canada)
      Northern Europe :  France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden,
      Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, UK...


      vendredi 26 novembre 2010


      Rock, Avant-Garde, Improvisation, Psychedelia From Treviso,Italia/

      mercredi 24 novembre 2010

      IN ZAIRE

      IN ZAIRE (It)
      Psychedelic Afro Beat from Italia /


      In Zaire is a psychedelic tribal quartet involving the memers of the italian duo
      G.I. Joe, Claudio Rocchetti and Stefano Pilia.
      Their performance is able to bring the audience into a psychedelic trip. But
      their music is not only psychedelic. They mix dub-funk drum rythms, tribal and
      african percussions, electrical-indian bassguitar melodies, arabic and
      psychedelic voices, and minimal-introspective electronic sounds.

      •  claudio rocchetti: electronics, turntablism
      • stefano pilia: guitar
      • alessandro de zan: bass, voice, percussions
      • riccardo biondetti: drums, electronics


      tape on nofi recordings
      12" split with skull defekts onholidays records
      12" onesided on brigadisco

      LiveRecorded in Bologna at BLEAHFEST during the night of november 1 2008


      holidays records 12" split

      IN ZAIRE out on BRIGADISCO 12"onesided



      27-12-10 DAL VERME ROMA

      european tour from 8-01 to 23-01

      08-01-11 BERLIN TBC
      09-01-11 HAMBURG TBC
      10-01-11 SUB071 LEIDEN (HOLLAND)
      11-01-11 LONDON TBA
      12-01-11 BRIGHTON TBA
      13-01-11 SHEFFIELD TBC
      14-01-11 LEEDS TBA
      15-01-11 DALSTON LANE LONDON
      17-01-11 MAGASIN4 BRUXELLES
      18-01-11 CAIRO WURZBURG
      19-01-11 RHIZ VIENNA


      mardi 9 novembre 2010


      Occult Hard  Rock band from Toronto,Canada /


      HIGH WOLF (Amazonas)
      Pyramidal Meditation from Brasil/

      dimanche 7 novembre 2010


      Psychedelic Space Rock from New York,Usa/