Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...

Sign in



Register using your Facebook account

If you are a Facebook user you can register by simply logging in with your Facebook account.

Register Manually

Complete your details below to join Beatcast




Gender:
    


About us

BeatCast is a music television network curated by real people, not algorithms. Its a collection of tastes presented for all to enjoy and discover new music. Create and share playlists, customise your select channels and share great music videos.

BeatCast channels are built by blogs, labels, magazines and music projects around the world. Together they create a unique TV experience in one tidy place. A lot of the channels we feature are from small blogs and non-profit music projects across the globe, so please check out their sites and show them some LOVE, they are RAD...

But we don't just sit on our arses watchng telly, we are musicians and film makers and regularly publish our own videos, with monthly live shows, acoustic sessions, interviews and our studio programmes at Coach Road Studios. Hope you enjoy some of that too.

So we're only here thanks to the collective of blogs and music projects around the world, and of course all the artists that keep the world turning to the sound of sweet music. So thanks everyone, enough speil, hope you enjoy BeatCast as much as we do.

Smile

Matt & the BeatCast crew

XO.

menu

Astrosaur - Poyekhali
Metal Sucks

Channel: Metal Sucks | Visit site  |  5870 views  |  0 comments
"Obscuroscope", out September 27.

Order here:
Europe: http://bit.ly/astrosaurEU
N. America: http://bit.ly/astrosaurNA
Australia: http://bit.ly/astrosaurAUS

//

ASTROSAUR's virtuous necro-nautic universe consists of equal parts instrumental rock and post-metal, studded with lavish prog-, jazz- mathrock- and black metal ornaments.

?The general public perceives academia and heavy metal as rivals, but ASTROSAUR, whose members studied at the Conservatory of Music in Kristiansand, lean toward the intellectual without sacrificing any authenticity?, Invisible Oranges said about the Oslo 3-piece. Virtuous guitarist and main song writer Eirik Kråkenes has filled in as a session musician for Norwegian acts Leprous and Ihsahn, among many others... he is one of those people you meet at literally every European metal festival, but always with a different band.

ASTROSAUR is his own band and brainchild, and Obscuroscope is only their sophomore album ? hard to believe, considering the musical scope and the maturity of songwriting on display here.

?Obscuroscope? is in many ways a record about curiosity?, Kråkenes explains. ?Thematically, each song relates to stories of exploration, of unveiling that which is obscured and of discovering the unknown. This theme is also a parallel to how Astrosaur try to work as a band, letting curiosity lead the way in the continuous exploration of our own musical universe.?

Although heavier and more energetic, Obscuroscope feels slightly brighter in vibe overall, than the bands debut offering Fade In // Space Out. The songs have more riffs and written parts while maintaining some of the space, ambience and room for improvisation from the previous record: ?Whereas on ?Fade In // Space Out? we kind of made a point of basically recording the album live, we were not afraid of overdubbing or tracking instrument by instrument for the parts that demanded that, while still recording other parts live. This, ironically, resulted in a sound more true to how Astrosaur sounds live?, says Kråkenes.

Part of the album was conceived on the road, due to the member's heavy touring schedules with Astrosaur, as well as commitments to other bands. They had only six days to try out and finalize the ideas from the road in the studio, which brought in an element of spontaneity to the recording session.

But more than anything, ASTROSAUR is a band you essentially must see live: Loudersound called ASTROSAUR ?a mesmerizing opener?, on their 2017 tour supporting Leprous, and Heavy Mag found them to be ?a serious case of excellent composition together with a strong stage presence?.

Tags
Astrosaur,Obscuroscope,Poyekhali,Pelagic Records,Radiohead,Ulver,Kongh,Trans Am,Elder,Mastodon,Leprous,Hedvig Mollestad Trio,Bushman?s Revenge,El Doom & The Born Electric,Jaga Jazzist,Enslaved,Post Rock,Post Metal,Instrumental,Progressive Metal,Prog Met

Comments

LATEST

  • Subtitled Helen Money Deep Digs (corrected)

    Subtitled Helen Money Deep Digs (corrected)
    Thrill Jockey
    17 days ago

  • FKA twigs - Soundtrack 7

    FKA twigs - Soundtrack 7
    Pigeons and Planes
    18 days ago

  • Ringo Starr and the 2020 All Starr Band

    Ringo Starr and the 2020 All...
    Consequence Of Sound
    19 days ago

  • Oval - Eksploio EP (official trailer)

    Oval - Eksploio EP (official trailer)
    Thrill Jockey
    22 days ago

  • Claire Coupland - Leave Me Alone

    Claire Coupland - Leave Me Alone
    Southern Souls
    22 days ago

  • Claire Coupland - Love Song

    Claire Coupland - Love Song
    Southern Souls
    22 days ago

  • Deep Digs episode 3: Spencer Hazard (Eye Flys / Full of Hell)

    Deep Digs episode 3: Spencer Hazard...
    Thrill Jockey
    23 days ago

  • EMILIO BONITO - The Kraken

    EMILIO BONITO - The Kraken
    Southern Souls
    27 days ago

  • MIKE JANZEN - Noah

    MIKE JANZEN - Noah
    Southern Souls
    29 days ago

  • Ryley Walker & Charles Rumback - Little Common Twist album trailer

    Ryley Walker & Charles Rumback -...
    Thrill Jockey
    29 days ago

  • The Body - Remixed unboxing video

    The Body - Remixed unboxing video
    Thrill Jockey
    29 days ago

  • The Body Remixed poster - a closer look

    The Body Remixed poster - a...
    Thrill Jockey
    1 month ago

  • SAM TUDOR - Wading

    SAM TUDOR - Wading
    Southern Souls
    1 month ago

  • NICK & BENTON - Love You Some More

    NICK & BENTON - Love You...
    Southern Souls
    1 month ago

  • Lightning Bolt - Blow To The Head (Official Music Video)

    Lightning Bolt - Blow To The...
    Thrill Jockey
    1 month ago

  • NICK & BENTON - Good Sound

    NICK & BENTON - Good Sound
    Southern Souls
    1 month ago

  • LAURENT BOURQUE - Blue Hour

    LAURENT BOURQUE - Blue Hour
    Southern Souls
    1 month ago

  • Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker - Little Common Twist unboxing video

    Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker -...
    Thrill Jockey
    1 month ago

  • Lightning Bolt - Sonic Citadel unboxing video (black vinyl)

    Lightning Bolt - Sonic Citadel unboxing...
    Thrill Jockey
    1 month ago

  • Carleigh Aikins ft. The O’Pears at Illeagle Studio, Toronto

    Carleigh Aikins ft. The O’Pears at...
    Southern Souls
    1 month ago