Bogus Blimp - Band PhotoAnother interesting find during my quest of musical madness found in the complex minds of intuitive musicians leads me to Norway’s Bogus Blimp.  Just when you think you have them figured out, they venture off to explore musical paths others may be to afraid to tamper with.  A listen to their music has the ability to transcend you into another place and time, which may either excite or frighten the average listener.  Weather you choose to place their music in the category of ambient creation, or simply modern works of classical art, Bogus Blimp will open your mind to both.

The band formed in 1996, and since then has released several albums on Jester Records, most recently Rdtr, released in 2004.  The album takes you on an in depth journey into the realms of science fiction exploration.  The whole concept of experimental music is quite fitting for artists such as Bogus Blimp.  Give a listen to them and discover why they are best known as “The Spectacular Rock Orchestra”.

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Forest Stream - Band PhotoDoom metal fans should keep watch for new music coming from Russian metalheads Forest Stream. They broke through barriers with their six track 1999 demo release of Snowfall. Last Season Purity, another demo, followed in 2000. In 2003 the band had their first full length release titled Tears of Mortal Solitude. The nine track album had about 70 minutes worth of decent atmospheric sounding death metal, which I respected more after listening through a few times. The symphonic elements of their music is quite fitting. Forest Stream is working on their second full release The Crown of Winter, to be released on Candlelight Records.

Listen to “Snowfall” by Forest Stream:

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scoundscapes of Hammock

September 22, 2007

Hammock has never fell short of being an inspiration when it comes to imaginative music.  Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson put their listeners in a transcendent state of mind.  I find their creativity pure genius when it comes to ambient and experimental music.  There are no boundaries in the experimental genre, and Hammock proves just that.  The duo from Nashville Tennessee has had great success with their 2005 debut album “Kenotic”, their EP “Stranded Under Endless Sky”,  the volume one “The Sleep-Over Series” album, and their most recent full length release on Darla Records titled “Raising Your Voice…Trying to Stop an Echo”.  Hammock had their first live performance ever at a private event in Hot Springs, Arkansas back in August, performing after Riceboy Sleeps, another brilliant musical project from Iceland.  I am glad to say reviews of Hammock’s musical creations have been nothing but positive.   I look forward to hearing more from these guys.

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