Ohmpark will be celebrating four years of covering Atlanta’s independent music scene with an epic party Friday, January 7th at The Earl. Helping us commemorate this little blog’s birth are some of my favourite Atlanta artists, From Exile, Jungol, This Piano Plays Itself, Nigredo, and Qurious. Mark it down on your calendar now, because it will be a night you won’t soon forget, or maybe a night you won’t remember at all. But either way we’re going to have a blast, so I hope you’ll join us.
“The band makes seemingly effortless shifts from Gothenburgian dual-guitar shred to Megadethian thrash-gallop to soaring blues metal to druggy, proggy post-rock to Crowbarian molasses… and that’s all within the first four songs.” – Metalsucks.net
“Jungol’s movement continues to gain momentum and they have done nothing but accelerate that momentum with Over the Sun and Under the Radar. The album stays true to Jungol’s indefinable experimental path…thriving tribal beats, soaring guitar riffs, electro pop power and skyrocketing and passionate vocals that will no doubt carry Jungol and Over the Sun and Under the Radar to the glory that they both undoubtedly deserve..” -Beatlanta
“Revealing itself as if it were the puzzle of a dream unfolding, the new album As the House… from This Piano Plays Itself sort of sounds like what Neutral Milk Hotel might’ve done had they absorbed a somewhat different set of influences. Sprawling, swirly and ambitious, the CD offers eight effects-laden psyche-prog-spacerock mini-epics that somehow coalesce into a rather compelling, heartfelt whole.” -Stomp And Stammer
“What is the underlying source of purpose in Nigredo? What makes their sound so powerful as if it reaches the bottom of your heart, awakening it to motivation, life, and expression? It’s an intense instrumental musical project willingly based around those very shared philosophies, and emotive desires to express despite all our best efforts to live in apathy. Submission is the key for us all as this collection of experimental players do all they can to collaborate a shared movement that can not be reached individually. It is the key for this musical project to express, and to be shared. It is exactly in those moments where we all unify in our greatest potentials. Nigredo is the music of our whole lives from our darkest moments to our most joyful expressions, and dynamically, all in between.”
“Qurious’ self-described “space noise” is ambient and hypnotic; it contracts and swells and drifts along hazily like memories of a half-remebered dream. There is a haunting, spectral quality to the electronic duo’s music, an eerie atmospheric glow that permeates the recesses of even their most ethereal jams. It’s fantastic headphone candy, full of skittering beats and surreal sonic textures that reference everything from trip-hop and electronica to post-rock and shoegaze, and Catherine Quesenberry’s siren’s call vocals, iridescent and and windswept, add a layer of dreamy sensuality that serve to lull you further into the depths of a blissed-out trance.” – Latest Disgrace
- Posted by Davy Minor on November 23, 2010 at 4:02 am