This is a site where I will post reviews of CDs, DVDs, LPs, and concerts. I have been writing music reviews on and off since 1984. I ran a heavy metal fanzine from 1984-1988 called Metal Madness and have been a staff writer for Aural Innovations for many years. I have also contributed to Chrohinga Well (RIP), Bad Acid (RIP), Lowcut (RIP), Roadburn and a number of other zines as well.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Skovsyren- III (Self Released- Denmark 2015)
is a project by Frans Bølling on keyboards and computer, while Claus Ingemann
plays the guitars, sings and composes the tracks. Like the title suggests, this is the bands 3rd
effort. I have not heard any of their material before. They released one real CD back in 2011, which
I have never seen or heard. Frans, played one gig with the Øresund Space
Collective back in 2011 but I had not seen him in 4 years until he gave me this
CD. The CD features 5 tracks in 70 mins and comes in a homemade cardboard slip
sleeve. New Otherworld starts things off with some voices and creepy sounds as
the track slowly builds up with some fantastic keyboards. The eastern feel of this one with the sampled
table drums and cool slow spacey electric guitar is great.. What an cool track.
Rundt & Rundt starts again with some sampled sounds before the keyboard and
guitar kicks in. This track features
some piano, different layers of synth and more vocals and a nice bass line
(synth, sample?). Lots of great synth playing on this track and nice guitar
solos as well over the 16mins. Slow Drone is as the title suggests, a slow
drone, which takes its time to grow but around 2mins some had drums come into
the sound as well as some guitar. Claus starts to sing around 4mins and the
track has a slight reggae feel to it. This track is about 12mins long. The CD
artwork lists 5 tracks but there are only 4 on the CD, so I don’t know fi this
last one is Swamp or Tusinde Drømme but it starts off with a beautiful piano
piece and stays pretty laid back over its 20+ mins. Check the band out.. I
really enjoyed this CD a lot..