Thousand Limbs: The Aurochs – Ensnared (2022) single

Thousand Limbs: The Aurochs – Ensnared (2022) single

Here we have the second single from Auckland-based instrumental doom outfit {Thousand Limbs}. It is taken from their forthcoming debut album The Aurouchs, which is a ten-part song-cycle based on Kakuan Shien’s Ten Ox Herding Pictures, and is set to be released later...
Medusa Glare: Lay It To Rest (2022) single

Medusa Glare: Lay It To Rest (2022) single

It is not unusual for me to have conversations with music lovers which revolve around me attempting to convince them there is a vibrant and exciting music scene in Aotearoa as sometimes it feels like I am coming across a new wonderful band on a daily basis, and here...
Planet Hunter: Moscovium (2022)

Planet Hunter: Moscovium (2022)

On April 19th, 2018, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite was launched on a two-year mission to find a rocky world with an atmosphere which could be probed for signs of life. Although it had an official name, the media just called it a planet hunter which seemed...
Ekko Park: UnMute (2022)

Ekko Park: UnMute (2022)

There are times when it is just impossible to write a review as I am having so much fun playing the music that I find myself hitting the desk in time with the drums, bopping to the beat and fully in the groove. Then the damn thing is finished, and I have to put it on...
Black Sands: Black Sands (2022)

Black Sands: Black Sands (2022)

Black Sands are a real rarity in that they are a totally instrumental act, and while they bring in plenty of progressive tendencies, they are always first and foremost a metal band. The band started life as a duo of Cameron Owens (guitars) and James Trimmer (drums),...