Three Trapped Tigers – Route One Or Die (2011) (FLAC)

Artist: Three Trapped Tigers
Album: Route One Or Die
Quality: Lossless FLAC
Released: May 30, 2011
Genre: Electronica, Math Rock, Experimental, Noise-Rock
Size: 285 MB

After three ep’s, this is the debut lp by the truly awesome english Three Trapped Tigers  – and is definately one of the strongest debuts I´ve heard in a long time.
The band started out as an improvisational duo that eventually became a trio and made it´s name as an impressive live act.

Soundwise they generally sound like Aphex Twin and Venetian Snares met up with a less dubstep/jungle-oriented jungle Jojo Mayer and a drummachine.

IDM takes turns with breakneck-beats and aggressive noisy walls. And still never sounds out of place, every movement sounds likes the logical conclusion.
You should definately get your hands at this.

Concert from 2008 (!)


They´re also going to rerelease remastered versions of their ep’s as can be read (and ordered) at their page.


The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – Mutations EP

Artist: The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
Album: Mutations EP
Quality: Lossless FLAC
Released: 2009
Genre: Electronic, Experimental, Futurejazz
Size: 200 MB

Ad Noiseam:

“A bridge between their first album on Planet Mu and the forthcoming second one on Ad Noiseam, the “Mutations EP” is The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble’s coming of age. Profound and organic but dark and impressive, it is a perfect rendition of the ensemble’s live shows and the proof that there is still something fresh to be done at the meeting point of post-rock, jazz and drones. A deeply emotional and original trip.”

At the moment my favourite piece of theirs.

Oneohtrix Point Never – Rifts (2009) (FLAC)

Artist:Oneohtrix Point Never
Album: Rifts
Quality: Lossless FLAC
Released: 2009
Genre: New Age, Drone, Noise, Experimental, Ambient
Size:  729 MB

The ‘Rifts’ trilogy comprises of the first three full length records – Betrayed in the Octagon, Zones Without People, and Russian Mind as well as selections from rare and out of print cassette and CD-R releases, with recordings spanning as far back as 2003. Fully re-mastered for digital audio.

Chosen by Animal Collective to perform at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival that it curated in May 2011.



Broken.Heart.Collector – Broken.Heart.Collector (2011) (FLAC)

Artist: Broken.Heart.Collector
Album: Self-titled
Quality: Lossless FLAC
Released: 2011
Genre: Experimental, Free Improvisation, Noise, Jazz
Size: 320MB

Maja Osojnik – vox, bass recorder, gadgets
Susanna Gartmayer – bass clarinet, contra alto clarinet
Derhunt – e-bass, vox
Raumschiff Engelmayr – e-guitar, vox
DDKern – drums, percussion

Looks like I finally won´t come around somewhat of a “review”.
Well it´s going to be much less of a review but more of a plain info output.

What we have here is nothing less than an Austrian underground-supergroup consisting of members of noise-rock trio BULBUL (Raumschiff Engelmayr, Derhunt, DDKern), Maja Osojnik ((Rdeča Raketa, Maja Osojnik Band) and Susanna Gartmayr.

Bulbul is a pretty well known noiserock-outfit that has been around for slightly more than 10 years now and is itself somewhat of an Austrian supergroup.. Drummer DDKern is known from various projects, notable Fuckhead and KernQuehenberger – and by the by is easily one of the best live drummers I´ve ever seen. Anyway.

Usually when people state that a specific band totally defies genres, this is usually not quite the truth. With Broken.Heart.Collector this is definately not the case. You truly can´t push them into any scheme.
With most of the members sporting influences ranging from free jazz to noise improvisations as well as any hard hitting style their output is as diverse as can be.
Drony soundscapes, jazzy rythms, math-rockesque beats, noisy walls, psychedelic realms, danceable kicks, there´s everything.
Maja vocals can be a salivating crunching, a black-metalesque grunting or frigid like a bird’s chanting. Her lyrics are..sometimes reflective, sometimes surrealistic.

The whole album has been recorded as a live-recording in little more than one week.
To me it is one of the most rewarding albums of this year and I can only recommend to you to check out this incredibly tight (live-)band.

Favourite track: Another One Bites The Dust.
Released at Interstellar Records, a label one or the other album here will be coming from too