Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Frames / AFCGT Mega Post

Recently, I was looking back through the albums I've uploaded to various file sharing services. I was surprised to find that of all the submissions A Frames's 'Black Forest' has had the most downloads by far. Strange. Not that I feel they're undeserving in any way. I just never would have guessed.

So, in an effort to give the fans what they want, I am posting the first two A Frames albums plus the new AFCGT. I thought briefly about including all the Intelligence albums (drummer Lars Finberg's other band). However, they have somewhere around 7 full lengths. I'll get to those later.

Here you go:

Self Titled -
Released in 2002 on SS Records and the bands own Dragnet Records. There really aren't any significant differences between any of the A Frames albums. They all pretty much rule. Nothing but the best of modern dancy lo-fi post punk with a small twist of industrial. If you like one album, you'll like them all.

2 -
Ever so slightly better production quality than the first record. Maybe a little bit more experimental. Same great song quality. Released in 2003 on SS Records.

Colaboration album between A Frames and Climax Golden Twins. These two bands have been rocking together a various times for a few years now. Everything they have released so far is self titled. The easiest record to find is their recent Sup Pop album. There are a few other CDRs and LPs floating around from small indie labels or self release. As far as I know, this is everything that exists from them.
The project allows the A Frames to stretch out and experiment with a wide variety of different styles/sounds. Long spaced out jams, abrasive discordant noise rock, psychedelic surf punk, heavy post punk. Sometimes all within the same song! Really lo-fi with a heavy Japrock influence. Especially Boredoms and Les Rallizes Denudes. The more I listen to them, the more I prefer it to the normal A Frames albums. Hear for yourself and turn it up:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

White Noise - An Electric Storm

Sorry for the recent lack of posts, fellow arctic pioneers. In the last few months I got married, moved into a new house and started a new job. I've been busy. I'd even been tossing around the idea of just ending the blog and focusing on other things. However, you'll be happy to know that I decided this was a dumb idea and will be attempting to bring you cool music at a more regular pace from now on.

In order to end this period of blog inactivity, I've got an amazing gem of early pysch electronic goodness for you. White Noise's 1969 debut 'An Electric Storm'. There's all kinds of crazy sounds going on in this record. Double basses sped up to sound like violins, first generation synths, orgasmic vocals (literally).
The band is still recording and touring off and on to this day. Look them up if you're ever in the UK. I'll try and get some of their later work up here sometime...