SOME STUFFS: Drone metal offering from Baghdad 1957
The music of Raleigh, North Carolina’s Baghdad 1957 has been described as something not for people with ADHD, or for people who are into groups like Earth, Sunn O))) or Sutekh Hexen. If you’re not into the digital thing, the 2-song single has been released on cassette, which you may order above from Bandcamp, and where you’re able to test it out for yourself.

SOME STUFFS: Om to begin brief tour in October

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Om will be touring next month but as you will see, they are only for the east coast and midwest. If you are a fan that have been waiting to see them, or see them again, you’ll now have a chance, or chances if you want to go the semi-groupie route.

October 2… Cambridge, MA (The Sinclair)
October 3… Burlington, VT (Signal Kitchen)
October 4… Portland, ME (SPACE Gallery)
October 5… New York, NY (Le Poisson Rouge)
October 6… Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s)
October 8… Louisville, KY (The New Vintage)
October 9… Iowa City, IA (Gabe’s Oasis)
October 10… Minneapolis, MN (7th Street Entry)
October 11… Chicago, IL (Lincoln Hall)

VIDEO: Locrian’s “A Visitation From The Wrath Of Heaven”

Slightly eerie, slightly exotic, but overall heavy. Locrian’s Return To Annihilation (Relapse) has been blowing away everyone who has listened to it, and now they’re taking things to another level with the video for “A Visitation From The Wrath Of Heaven”, directed by J.P Bradburn. This one may lead to nightmares or perhaps the most beautiful dreams. Let your mind wander.

VIDEO: Locrian’s “Two Moons”

Return To Annihilation (Relapse) may be something we are all trying to go for even though we’re in denial of the end, or maybe we’re just trying to turn away from it. Locrian talk about this on their new album and they pull out a grinding track from that album and turn it into a video. Watch “Two Moons” and see how far you’ll get from here to there and back.

VIDEO: Locrian’s “Panorama of Mirrors”

After almost two-and-a-half minutes of a constant drone and guitars starting up, the first sense of drums finally is heard and the pain becomes ecstasy, or maybe it’s ecstasy becomes pain. Or a mixture of both. It’s Locrian and a track from their Relapse Records’ album Return To Annihilation, released this past June. Like their music, the video for “Panorama Of Mirrors” may seem to go nowhere but keep your eyes on what’s going on, or what’s not going on. Then things will make a turn.

In truth, the video is abstract in nature and may not fit in with the music itself, but the music doesn’t really fit in with anything else. Simply use the video as a promotional means to get you in touch with the music, and try to separate things a bit. Regardless, it works in an odd way and that’s what counts.

RECORD CRACK: Al Cisneros releases new 10″ single on Drag City

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Released this past Tuesday is a new single by Om’s Al Cisneros, who is exploring the creation of sound on his own for this one. “Ark Procession” b/w “Jericho” is being released as a 10″, and each song runs a little over seven minutes. Cisneros has released two solo singles on his own through his Sinai label, but this is the first time his work is being pushed to a broader audience. The two songs on this record is different from his work with Om, as there are some electronic touches that could easily place these tracks in films or even video games. Despite the electronic landscape, it’s far from being happy, although you could find a reason to dance to each one in your own way.

You can order the record, MP3’s, or FLAC lossless files from Drag City Records.