Northumbria make maximum use of their minimalism to strip away the distractions of modernity and tell a tale that resonates with primal emotions buried deep in our marrow.
Milton’s music is often no-fi, off-the-grid, and red-raw. And it’s also heart-rending yet wholly euphoric.
Drone fans… set the controls for the heart the sun.
Most of the music we listen to is comprised of variations on familiar themes. It’s much rarer to encounter genuinely innovative music like The All Seeing Hand create.
Plenty of instrumental bands can construct complex musical suites. But it takes a greater level of songwriting acumen to make that music dramatic and soul-stirring like Into Orbit do.
Here are my favourite homegrown alternative and experimental releases from 2016.
Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Metal
Six Noises EOY ’16: Outliers, Experimentalists, and Psychedelic Voyagers
Six Noises EOY ’16: Metal
Setentia’s accomplished debut intertwines gut-felt ferocity with forward-thinking expressiveness.