torstai 31. lokakuuta 2013

Amon Hen - Skeleton-Dances adv.tape 1995

Amon Hen - Skeleton-Dances advance tape 1995
1) Landscape 2.
2) Landscape 1.
3) Dream?
4) Brainstorm


Ok, let's do something different again, here is Amon Hen from Hungary and an advance tape/promo they sent around in 1995. This might be a rough mix or something of the cassette EP/MLP of the same name, don't remember for sure and of course I don't have the other tape at hand to compare! Anyways, this tape was released some months before the rather professional looking real thing. Cover scan is included.

So what is the music like? Hard to put to a proper category, for sure. I saw the older tape G.L.A.S.S. being described as avantgarde cyber metal which I suppose wouldn't be too far off the mark as there are metal elements to this, especially the first track. But overall I suppose this is closer to industrial or gothic sound, perhaps EBM even. This is the field of music where I need to tread carefully so I don't think I can pull of very convincing name dropping or comparisons this time around. So we have synths, samples, distorted guitars, spoken voices, effected vocals (robot vocals on track 4!), beats, atmospheric parts and more going on here. It's quite weird, uneven and kind of interesting. I guess I could recommend it to both very open-minded readers and those who enjoyed stuff like Plastic Sampler, Neverwood (either, really) or maybe even Landfill among earlier posts. That is all, next time either metal, ambient or a 'zine... I guess I'll roll the dice to see.

6 kommenttia:

kingpossum kirjoitti...

Very cool this. Lots of Ministry and Mike Patton style weirdness going on. Very cool of you to include the link to the Plastic Sampler too--I'd forgotten it includes that Smashing Pumpkins song on Track 5.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


I was pretty sure you'd find this interesting even if the majority of readers would not. ;)

Yup, it was a good opportunity to link to that post as I just recently reuploaded the sampler and both Neverwoods... just realised Landfill is a dead mediafire link. Back to work then.

kingpossum kirjoitti...

This and the Congestion posts spurred me to retry Let Me Dream, which I found listenable this time and it's now been added to the library. "My Doom" has a Stranglers style feel to it which I apparently didn't catch in previous listenings. Interesting that I missed it, as on any given day the Stranglers can qualify as my favorite band of all time. Weird. Perhaps I'd been too derailed by the goth vocals.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Well, that was quite the feat! Beware, soon you'll find yourself tracking down the whole Let Me Dream discography.

The Congestion/LMD guy Jani has had a new band for some time:
Just had a quick listen at their bandcamp and sounded quite good! Slow stuff. He plays with Saattue too.

BabyHugZ kirjoitti...

Link is dead. Is there any chance you might have his first demo "The Light Beyond"?

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Took my sweet time but it finally lives again. Sorry don't have that one, would love to hear it though! Did have G.L.A.S.S. but seem to have misplaced it.