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RH Digital Distribution: Somali Yacht Club

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First full-length from stoner / psychedelic / post-metal act from Lviv, Ukraine!

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Three Seasons “Grow” out now on Transubstans Records!

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Swedish acid rockers THREE SEASONS have been absolutely famed by fans and media for their genuine yet original 60s/70s sound, and there’s no wonder why – with the muscular riffs, grooving rhythms and really tasty solos, the band has found the perfect approach to the hard-hitting psychedelic, jammy blues rock from the past. And if their earlier work got you going (or perhaps “brought forth rivers of tears of joy in the eyes of music consumers and loudspeakers”, as one reviewer thought), the band’s upcoming full-length album GROW is guaranteed to get you going even more. On GROW we get 8 songs of the highest quality, all of which show a special side of the band’s music. To name a few, there is “Which Way” with a mystical opening that turns into a catchy, folky groove; “Drowning”, a full-on riffer with high energy and great latino-style percussion; “No Shame”, where the album gets emotional with some really heartfelt vocals; and in “Tablas of Bahar” there is the wordless magic of a traveling, many-sided instrumental. Further, an important novelty on this record is that lead guitarist and vocalist Sartez Faraj now also handles the hammond organ with great success – check out the 10-minute epic “Familiar Song” for sweet psychedelic melodies, great riffings and a most penetrating organ solo. To summarise: this album is certainly one of the musical higlights of 2014. The band has set their bar very high – previous releases LIFE’S ROAD, ESCAPE and UNDERSTAND THE WORLD have not only received loads of top score-reviews, high spots on the official album charts and “Best album of the year” awards, but also been sold-out and re-pressed – but GROW is sure to beat all expectations.

RH Digital Distribution: Demoner – Anakronism

ImageJazz Rock, Prog, Psych, Instrumental Rock. Call it what you want. Demoner wants to play the movie inside your head in order to create groove, pain, anguish and ecstasy. This band  has got one foot in the psychedelic instrumental rock and the other one in the afro-american improvisation music. In the middle of this there is a grand passion for soundtracks, and the timeless melancholic edge of Swedish folk music. Fläsket Brinner meets Herbie Hancock, King Crimson meets Jaga Jazzist.
Kebnekajse meets Mahavishnu Orchestra and so on…

Anakronism is the debut of Demoner. It was recorded in one weekend, October 2013 in Malmoe’s own Tambourine Studios. All tracks were recorded live to capture the organic partnership between the musicians.

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RH Digital Distribution: Workshop Of The Wolf

ImageWorkshop Of The Wolf is a progressive / experimental rock band with roots in the 70’s progressive / experimental scene (King Crimson, Blue Öyster Cult etc.). The band was started in the fall of 2011 and consists of three musicians with many years of experience within the music scene.

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RH Digital Distribution: Mighty Oaks Solar Strength Band

ImageMighty Oaks Solar Strength Band is both the new release by – and the new name for – the Canadian band that was called Mighty Oaks. Fifty minutes in length, the record features material that ranges from dusty trail acoustic ballads to meditative semi-electronic sound pictures to electrifying modal jams on several live tracks – all revealing the varied appetites and facets of this mercurial band.

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RH Digital Distribution: Aldrig! – Aldrig!

ImageFirst effort from this punk outfit straight out of Malmoe, Sweden.
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RH Digital Distribution: Alan J. Bound – Cosmology

ImageDigital release date: 2013-10-04

Cosmology is how new CD of Cologne based Alan J. Bound is named. It is a mixture between Chillout and Ambient blending also Psychedelic Rock and Space Rock to a relaxing composite.  Here you are, reverb guitar riffs, spacy atmospheric synth sounds, studio effects and far out echo chant. All propelled by the magic drums of CAN legend Jaki Liebezeit. Dreamy  and spacy stuff in state of the Art sound, recorded by one of the finest german studio which once helped Eloy to success. Alan J. Bound played twice at Hawkwind’s  fantastic Hawkfest home of Space and Psychedelic Rock.

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