Monday, December 22, 2014

Tachyon Ghetto Blaster (Orko Eloheim & Kaigen)

Orko Eloheim is a prolific, underground avant-garde rapper/producer from the west coast of America.  San Diego, California to be exact.  Besides his solo work Orko is also known for being one-half of Nephlim Modulation Systems; along with MC Bigg Jus member of legendary underground New York Hip Hop group Company Flow.  Now Mr. Eloheim has formed another duo with Kaigen.  Kaigen is also a rapper/producer, but hails from Tokyo, Japan.  Together they form Tachyon Ghetto Blaster and have a free EP out now through Fake Four, Inc.

Kaigen is no stranger to west coast collaborations, as he has worked with many other Cali MCs such as 2Mex, Awol One, Busdriver, Myka 9 and Thavius Beck.  He is also the head of the Japan division of Fake Four, Inc.  I've always loved how the Japanese language sounded in rap, and Kaigen's rapid near-arrhythmic flow is especially captivating against his and Orko's futuristic beats.  The download for their 4-song debut EP01 includes the instrumentals of the tracks and features LA rapper Mestizo.  The EP seems to only be free until this Friday so act quickly, or you can throw a few bucks their way too:

Download here: fakefour.bandcamp.com

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ehnahre - Discography [FREE for a limited time]

I first discovered Boston band Ehnahre in 2008 when they released their first official album "The Man Closing Up" and was immediately blown away.  They play an avant-garde version of doom, blending experimental jazz and metal in a way that has evolved with every release since their inception in 2006.  Their membership has evolved every album as well, with bassist/vocalist Ryan McGuire and guitarist/vocalist John Carchia being the only consistent members.  Before forming (or 'reforming') most of the original band did a stint filling in the roster of fellow experimentalists Kayo Dot before leaving in 2006.

I say 'reform' because three of the members was already a band in high school and first called themselves Negative Reasoning, named after a song title on Eyehategod's "Dopesick" album: 'Non Conductive Negative Reasoning.'  They frequently abbreviated the name, referring to themselves as NR. When they reformed in 2006 after leaving Kayo Dot; former member D.J. Murray suggested they take NR and spell it phonetically. Thus became Ehnahre.

The band is currently recording the followup to their 2012 album "Old Earth" entitled "Douve," and have decided to give us a little treat in the interim.  All their previous material available on Bandcamp will now be "Name Your Price" until they are done recording "Douve."  So take advantage of this generosity quickly and donate a few duckets to them in the process if you can!

Download Here: ehnahremetal.bandcamp.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ehnahre

Friday, December 12, 2014

High on Fire announce FREE North American Tour

As if a new High on Fire album in the works wasn't news enough, the power sludge trio has also announced an upcoming tour with FREE tour dates courtesy of Converse Rubber Tracks! (Yes Converse the shoe company!) Converse Rubber Tracks is a community-based professional recording studio located in various cities where emerging musicians of all genres can apply for free studio time. If selected, artists can record in a professional setting at no cost while maintaining the rights to their own music!  The shows will coincide with Converse Rubber Tracks “pop-up” recording studios in each city.  This will be the first ever Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour and will feature either Blackest or Arctic opening!

High on Fire have been busy recording a new album and have begun writing sessions in New Orleans, Los Angeles and Oakland this past spring.  Drummer Des Kensel has suggested that it'll sound something like "Sabbath's Master of Reality [played] backwards at 78 RPM."  Here's what head guru guitarist/vocalist/weedian Matt Pike had to say about the upcoming album:

"Des, Jeff [Matz, bass] and I are really getting creative and writing a hell of a new record...It's a crazy project and I can't really explain what it's all about just yet, but we've been writing a lot of crazy intense material that will up the ante, and bring things to another level."


Sign up for Recording time here: www.converse.com/rubbertracks

FREE Tour Dates:
August 12 – Boston at The Sinclair (RSVP Here)
August 14 – Toronto at Adelaide Hall (RSVP Here)
August 15 – Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg (RSVP Here)
August 19 – Los Angeles at The Echoplex (RSVP Here)
August 20 – San Francisco at The Chapel (RSVP Here)

Regular Tour Dates:
09/06 – Raleigh, N.C. at Hopscotch Festival (w/ Mastodon, Valient Thorr, etc.)
09/19 – Tampa, Fla. at The Orpheum
09/20 – Miami, Fla. at Grand Central
09/21 - Orlando, Fla. at Will’s Pub
09/22 – Motörhead’s Motörboat Festival Cruise
09/27 – Portland, Ore.at Dantes

~GodzIL