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.
No other band in New Zealand is making music like HFD, and their storming new album, Tetris, shifts the goalposts even further in that regard.
Here are my favourite homegrown alternative and experimental releases from 2016.
Six Noises EOY ’16: Outliers, Experimentalists, and Psychedelic Voyagers
Death’s Door is an arduous and harrowing reboot. And that’s exactly what’s needed, in this day and age.
Seputus don’t just capture the rage around us on Man Does Not Give, they also help release the rage within us.
A couple of recent cult NZ metal releases you might have missed.
The staunchly independent Broken Limbs Recordings is underpinned by a steadfast DIY ethic and a passion for releasing works from artists the label believes in.