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Tomatrax Olympics: The marathon

The Olympics are now over so here is the final instalment of the Tomatrax Olympics. As the marathon is held on the final day, this final category will focus on the really long songs. Songs on the list range from 15 to 60 minutes and if you played all 20 songs back to back it would go for just under 8 and a half hours.

 

20th place
Lindstrom – Where you go I go too

19th place
Klaus Schulze – Sebastian im Traum

18th place
Can – Spoon

17th place
Tangerine Dream – Force Majore

16th place
Godspeed you black emperor – sleep

15th place
Magma – Rïah Sahïltaahk

14th place
Yes – close to the edge

13th place
Nick Cave and the bad seeds – baby I’m on fire

12th place
Mars Volta – Tetragrammaton

11th place
Porcupine Tree – Moonloop

10th place
The Necks – Sex

9th place
Gavin Brytrs – Jesus blood never failed me

8th place
Sonic Youth – The diamond sea (album version)

7th place
Mike Oldfield – Amorok

6th place
Fantomas – Delirivm Cordia

5th place
Miles Davis – Bitches brew

4th place
Kraftwerk – Autobahn

Bronze Medal
Fela Kuti – No agreement

Silver Medal
Opeth – Black rose immortal

Gold Medal
Pink Floyd – Echoes

 

CD Review: Teen Brains – Translucent

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Following up from their self titled debut of last year, London psych outfit Teen Brains will be releasing their new EP ‘Translucent’ this September. The EP finds a good balance between blasting fuzzy noises that drown the room and catchy pop riffs. The four tracks  create An epic atmospheric journey with some nice kinks along the way.

‘In a haze’ has all the makings of a classic shoegazer tune, beginning in an industrial ian/drone manner, the distorted guitars soon flow in to create a loud hazy atmosphere that is complemented by the laid back and echoing vocals. ‘Isolation’ sees the temp drop a little and takes on a deeper darker feel with a faint surfy vibe floating by. The echoing sounds creating an enticing and hypnotic atmosphere that lulls you in driftily. ‘Wash away’ sounds like Ride crossed with the Shadows. The surfy vibes take on a bigger presence creating a great hazy atmosphere.

The EP closes with the slow and somber sounds of ‘Translucent’. The slow burning energy allows the song to reach great emotion heights finishing the EP off on a great hazy high!

This is an epic EP with all four tracks providing their own special spacey shoegazer journey! There is an abundance of atmosphere felt from start to finish creating a great hazy experience.

 

Check out Teen Brains’ Facebook page to find out more!

DINOSAUR JR Give A Glimpse Of Summer – January 2017

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Dinosaur Jr return to Australia this January touring off the back of their new album Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not their first since 2012 and their fourth since 2005’s unlikely reformation.

Original members J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph will bring the classics from a catalogue that now stands at eleven albums tall (and not a dud amongst them) between them containing the classics Repulsion, Almost Ready, Little Fury Things, Watch The Corners, Freak Scene, Tiny, The Wagon, Out There, Feel The Pain; we could go on …

Four albums into their rebirth and Dinosaur Jr look to have no sign of slowing up. Album of the week slots on Double J, FBi, SER and glowing reviews across the planet stand testament to the staying power of Dinosaur Jr and the songs of J Mascis. Sample the goodness via album openers Goin Down and Tiny

Don’t miss the single energy that is Dinosaur Jr live! Tickets on sale August 29th

FEEL PRESENTS…
DINOSAUR JR

‘Give A Glimpse Of Summer’ Tour 2017
Co-Presented by FBi 94.5FM, 4ZZZ 102.1FM,
RTR 92.1FM, Three D 93.7FM & RRR 102.7FM

Thursday 12th January 2017
Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
Tickets $65.00 (includes GST and booking fee, some transaction fees may apply) from http://www.metrotheatre.com.au/events/metro, http://premier.ticketek.com.au/ or all ticketek outlets

Friday 13th January 2017
The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Tickets $60.00 + bf
from http://thetriffid.com.au/ and all Oztix outlets

Saturday 14th January 2017
Miami Hotel, Gold Coast QLD
Tickets $50.00 + bf from https://www.miamitavern.com.au/
and all Moshtix outlets

Sunday 15th January 2017
The Northern, Byron Bay NSW
Tickets $50.00 + bf from http://www.thenorthern.com.au/
and all Oztix outlets

Wednesday 18th January 2017
Capital, Perth WA
Tickets $60.00 + bf from http://tickets.amplifiercapitol.com.au/
and all Oztix outlets

Thursday 19th January 2017
The Gov, Adelaide SA
Tickets $58.00 + bf from http://www.thegov.com.au/
and all Oztix outlets

Friday 20th January 2017
The Croxton, Melbourne VIC
Tickets $60.00 + bf from http://thecroxton.oztix.com.au/
and all Oztix outlets

CD Review: Dyr Faser – Dyr Faser

 

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Dyr Faser manage to cover all manner of soundscapes and vibes in this 5 minute EP with a massive array of curious and confronting sounds that will take you on a deep dark cave-live journey. There are elements of post-punk, electronic, industrial, and psyceldelica mixed together here, all working together to create a thick atmosphere.

‘Just a face’ is a chilling electro/punk offering. Full of thick atmosphere and a curious eastern twist it paves the way towards a deep dark journey. ‘Until then you’ lifts the energy. Sounding somewhere between Nine Inch Nails and early Cure there is a confronting and menacing feel felt throughout. ‘To be desired’ brings in a cool if not creepy psychedelic vibe into the sound creating an airy haze. ‘Only the dark’ sees some no wave / shoe-gazer elements creep in courtesy of a slow and hypnotic guitar that lulls you into submission before leaving you behind. The EP closes in a slightly chilled out fashion with the slow ‘Take the one’ that soon unravels into oblivion.

This is another great 5in5 EP that crams in some amazing atmosphere and feeling all into 5 minutes!

Check out Silber Records’ website to find out more!

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