Tuesday, March 1, 2011

El Stew

El Stew is a band formed in 1993 by guitar virtuoso Buckethead, drummer Brain (former Primus drummer), and a few turntablists. They incorporate sounds from rock and hip-hop DJing, which creates an interesting combination; a stew.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Moog Cookbook

Moog Cookbook are a duo who play on moog instruments (vintage electronic keyboards). When I first heard them I found them very funny because they do covers of pop songs in 70s synth pop style. They specifically say that they don't use midi (which means a computer plays the notes), which I find very good and makes the music sound more natural even though the sounds are very electronic.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Screaming Headless Torsos

This is an extremely funky, but also jazzy band who've been playing from 1989 to today. There style is not very unique, but they are very good at it and just nice to listen to. There songs are catchy and groovin' but still out of the box and sometimes a little complex.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I just wanted to say how epic jazz is. I mean there is a melody which basically repeats itself a dozen of times with the same words each time, but no one plays the melody and no one sings the words and the played chords are often a variation of the actual chords. It is obviously the most awesome genre to exist.
I also wanted to say I can't find an interesting new band every day since I'm busy with school, and I will only post bands that I find to be musically top quality, and those are hard to find. I will try to make a post everyday though to keep you guys happy!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Harry Pussy

This extreme noise rock band was formed in 1992, featuring pounding drums, highly distorted 4-stringed guitar playing and loud screaming vocals. While the drums keep a steady beat, the guitar either has a nice bad riff or some noisy improvisation to fill up the spectrum, on top of which the drummer often yells barely decipherable lyrics. It's a perfect blend of chaos and consistency. Sometimes the music is like a gigantic robot walking through the streets creating cracks in the roads without even noticing it, and sometimes it's like a tsunami of noise that tears down your house to the ground. The band played and released a few albums until 1998, ten years later they came back together to make some more studio and live albums.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


This peculiar phenomenon reminds me a bit of the Residents, although they are musically different. They have been anonymous and active from 1982 till the day of today, and had another band name for each album. Their colorful costumes and decorations are as important as their out-of-this-world music, which - both being 100% eclecticity - suit each other perfectly. They use acoustic and amplified instruments as well as electronic devices to create a different vibe for each song and evolve through their albums with unique styles.  You'll get hypnotized by their entrancing ostinati with ambient drones and weird singing flowing through the music, carrying you to an alien world of pure fantasy. Or you'll become crazy because of the weird noises and powerful creative riffs and start jumping around spiritually or physically. Every single song or performance is a unique experience!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Massacre are a power trio (drum, guitar, bass) originally playing from 1980 to 1981 and reformed in 1998. During this first period they released one album, "Killing Time", that I like very much.
The album's feeling is somewhat similar to that of early Mr. Bungle and Nuclear Rabbit, although I don't think Massacre influenced them directly. Their sound is very raw and kindof funky, using quirky sounds from the guitar and the bass guitar in a fast rhythmical way. The compositions of their songs are either very strict or very loose - I'm a big fan of both - which keeps their music interesting. Their style was very ahead of their time, in a way that it was very powerful but also in the way their songs were composed. And I think they still managed to put those elements together better than most similar bands today.