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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

new MGR & MANINKARI records OUT NOW!

MGR 'Wavering On The Cresting Heft' (limited) LP/CD

With MGR guitarist Mike Gallagher -of renowned dirge architects ISIS- unveils a compendium of sparse ruminations culled from years of underground musical experience. Gallagher has developed a style characterized by dense, sustained textures coupled with a penchant for the subtle melodicism associated with the post-Sabbath riff. MGR's effectiveness stems from how fluidly Gallagher is able to gradually add texture upon texture, building up the intensity of the tracks until they reach a tragic momentum. Imagine Isis with much of the bombast stripped away, leaving only dark, moody and
melancholic soundscapes… MGR (the acronym for Mustard Gas and Roses, which Gallagher has borrowed from a line of Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five), is an emotionally charged amalgamation of sounds that, much to its credit, refuses to fit neatly into any particular category.

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MGR 'Wavering On The Cresting Heft'
CD 12.50 eur
LP (BLACK VINYL/350) 12.50 eur

MANINKARI 'Le Diable Et Ses Chevaux DCD

Maninkari’s' first full release (after releasing an EP featuring remixes by JESU and SCANNER) is no less then a gorgeous soft cacophony of epic post rock drift and minimal jazzy shuffle. Using light tribal percussion clouds and swirling melodies songs subtly and dynamically build, flow and spiral. Maninkari manages to add more textures and tonalities with various middle eastern origined instruments like Cymbalom and Santoor, resulting in adventurous and exploring new soundscapes.
This is truly something unforeseen and thoroughly special.

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MANINKARI 'Le Diable Et Ses Chevaux' DCD 14.00 eur

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