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“Rolling Around In The Glorious Mud” – ‘Quiet Days On Earth’ by Electric Mud


Electric Mud are a post-progressive duo from Germany comprising of Hagen Bretschneider and Nico Walser. I would usually attempt to give you an overview of the artist’s main sound but on this occasion I struggle as these guys refuse to be compartmentalised. Having heard of this studio-based duo and the original sounds emanating from their work, I was intrigued enough to give their 2018 album ‘The Deconstruction Of Light’ a listen. This dark offering lends itself to a heavy, distorted sound where chunky guitars riffs dominate and dissonance is prevalent – very Crimson-esque I’m sure you’ll agree. Such heavy moments are contrasted with ambient Tangerine Dream like soundscapes that are still darkly coloured but provide a different texture to relieve the more intense moments. I knew that they had a new album out this year titled ‘Quiet Days On Earth’, and expecting to hear more of what ‘The Deconstruction Of Light’ offered, I was excited to get my teeth into their new album…..(click the image or title for the full review)

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“Rolling Around In The Glorious Mud” – ‘Quiet Days On Earth’ by Electric Mud

Electric Mud are a post-progressive duo from Germany comprising of Hagen Bretschneider and Nico Walser. I would usually attempt to give you an overview of the artist’s main sound but on this occasion I struggle as these guys refuse to be compartmentalised. Having heard of this studio-based duo and the original sounds emanating from theirContinue reading ““Rolling Around In The Glorious Mud” – ‘Quiet Days On Earth’ by Electric Mud”

“The Tale Of Royer The Wizard!” – ‘Wizard At Work Part 1’ by Jeff Royer

Jeff Royer is a 28 year old solo artist from California, working away in his small cabin on Palomar Mountain in San Diego – this is where the magic happens! He is another one of those astounding musicians who love being entirely independent, writing, recording and producing all of his own material unaided. His 2019Continue reading ““The Tale Of Royer The Wizard!” – ‘Wizard At Work Part 1’ by Jeff Royer”

“Putting The ‘Solo’ In Solo Project!” – ‘Clair Obscur’ by Nicolas Willot

Nicolas Willot is a 22 year old solo artist from France who was introduced to music through learning the tuba, trumpet and piano. But at the age of 16, it was the guitar that Willot favoured initiating his interest in prog rock, in-particular Pink Floyd and the 60s psychedelic scene. In 2016 with his creativityContinue reading ““Putting The ‘Solo’ In Solo Project!” – ‘Clair Obscur’ by Nicolas Willot”

“A Smooth Ascent In The World Of Prog!” – ‘Flown’ by Dim Gray

Dim Gray are a post-progressive trio from Norway consisting of Håkon Høiberg (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals), Oskar Holldorf (vocals, piano, synths) and Tom Ian Klungland (drum kit, percussion). With a sound that they describe as a “blend of Radiohead and Fleet Foxes”, Dim Gray combine a rich palette of mellow soundscapes with an indieContinue reading ““A Smooth Ascent In The World Of Prog!” – ‘Flown’ by Dim Gray”

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