Friday, August 21, 2020

Saturn's Husk - The Conduit (2020)


And here we go again! Three long years have passed since the last full length release of Maree Noire! The Conduit has been brewing for all of this time in our minds and under our fingers, pressing against those fretboards and clenching drumsticks in our fists. It's been a long ride for us, as both our bassplayer and I had our kids born during this time, marriages happened, renovations and moving appartments, as well as new jobs and responisbilities gained. All of that kept pushing the release date further and further. But it has finally happened, and in early 2020 we went down to Hodila Studio in Valmiera, recorded the tracks live and overdubbed them, and our drummer mixed and mastered the whole thing almost solely on his own (and boy are we grateful! :D).

All of those things happening in our lives are imprinted in this record, bringing you an hour of an instrumental psychedelic doom/sludge journey. The album focuses on the inevitability of death and its necessity in birth of something new. For one thing to come into existence, something else must die, and allow that thing into existence, allow it to come through all those stages in its development, both personal and cultural, only for it to finally perish leaving just dust behind.

We hope you will enjoy listening to it, as much as we enjoyed playing and recording this.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Saturn's Husk - Marée Noire

Reviving this blog one more time for a little update. A couple years have now passed, and I'm glad to announce that we've gained some experienced, did some live shows, and now, managed to release our 2nd album - Marée Noire. And it's now better, heavier and more interesting structure-wise. That's what I believe, and at the end of the day, that's for you to judge! After giving it a listen of course, mofos!

It's a bit of a concept album in it's general idea. Think of it as a journey, a voyage into the great ocean,. A hunt for the great beast.  A bucnh of men searching for their purpose. Only to be eventualy defeated because of their own arrogance.

Either way, listen, enjoy, comment, and if you like it - support. The album is free to download however!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Saturn's Husk

Hey, so, as I thought it would happen, eventually I moved to actually writing and playing music, rather than just listening and reviewing.

So here's our first effort. We are a doom/sludgy band with a slight taste of psychedelia. We released our first album just prior to New Year. It is a completely DIY record we've recorded at our home studio with Regnar, our bassist, and Armand, our drummer/effects/mastering guy. Hopefully, you will enjoy this!

Those who buy, will also get to enjoy a bonus track, very suitable for drunken parties :D It is bit different from what the rest of the album is like. Anyway, enjoy!

Here goes:

Friday, October 25, 2013

Kingston Wall

I haven't been writing in a while, I know. But I wasn't able to not share this band with you people, that still stumble upon this page. It's a Finnish psychedelic prog rock band from the 90's called Kingston Wall. Sadly - they are split and soon after their guitars/vocals guy, Petri Walli, committed suicide, perhaps because of spiritual problems or the inability to live without the band. Not long before jumping out the window in Helsinki hotel, he made a trip to Goa. You can only speculate, was the trip a last-place-to-visit, or the last attempt to find peace with inner self...

But in the end, we are left here with 3 beautiful albums full of brilliant passages, ideas and melodies. It's the kind of music you put on and listen through the whole album to really make it unravel. Honestly - this is of best progressive rock I've ever came across. Enjoy.

Petri Walli (guitars, lead vocals), Jukka Jylli (bass, backing vocals) and Sami Kuoppamäki (drums, percussion)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

WFA: Good day, earthlings.

Here to leave this tasty piece of space off of Monke3's upcoming album "The 5th Sun". Album will be out on 25th of October. The album can be pre-ordered here: That's it for today!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Album: Causa Sui - Euporie Tide (2013)

So I've finally got my hands on the latest Causa Sui album review. And man, I gotta say it's looking to be my favorite album of theirs so far! Seems to be a next step in the bands music development. Really glad that they kind of went away from the uber-psychedelic messes they sometimes did. That was exactly the thing that was putting me off of these guys. I mean sometimes when I was putting these guys on in the background, I'd eventually find my self kind of nervous and edgy, and then realize that it's them going into this weird trip. That's usually when I'd turn 'em off. This album was the first one I could listen to from beginning to the very end without skipping or turning it off completely. It's a lot more hippy and mild, thus a lot more approachable and listenable.

So for all of you psychedelic rock lovers: Attached is a youtube video of the whole album, that's the only way to listen to it, the way I see it - go through the whole thing. I kind of never divided it in separate tracks and perceived it as a whole.