Tag: review

  • House of Prog – Chvad SB “Intone Drone″ (2018)

    US composer and musician CHVAD SB has an extensive career that goes back to the early 1990’s, with tenures in multiple bands along the way. He released his first solo album back in 2012, and six more releases have followed since. “Intone Drone” is his latest solo album, and was released through US label Silber […]

  • Floorshime Zipper Boots – Chvad SB “Structure” (2018)

    North Carolina’s ethereal auteurs Silber Records bring us Structures, a hauntingly charming guitar drone from Chvad SB. The album encompasses two 20+ minute pieces of sculptured sonic hegemony, that swirl, glisten, crackle and shout with stunning effect. The album is minimalist and engaging, with lots of edge to tread and spark to admire. Love this […]

  • Heartache With Hard Work – Chvad SB “Structure” (2018)

    A deep electronic drone, punctuated by little ripples of organic sound. It’s the sound of quiet unrest, the slow etching of shadows cast by the light of a full moon. It reminds me a lot of the meanderings of early Pink Floyd records, but spooled out ever so slowly. There’s a contemplative quality, but one that […]

  • Beach Sloth – Chvad SB “Structure” (2018)

    Stately with its epic sprawl, Chvad SB’s “Structure” feels utterly mesmerizing. Featuring a mixture of ambient, drone, with a nod to a spaghetti western twang, the whole thing simply consumes the listener whole. Physicality dominates the two extended pieces as they explore true dream worlds. Texturally rich, Chvad SB ensures that every single element positively […]

  • Emerging Indie Bands – Chvad SB “Structure” (2017)

    The two track single (available on bandcamp) runs for roughly three quarter of an hour of immersive soundscape. The opening track Column sits around an extended note from which half-caught inflections almost imperceptibly surface akin to, invisible to the naked eye, imperfections in glass. Pillar, my pick of the release, is a blurry flow of frequencies which clear […]

  • Chain D.L.K. – Chvad SB “Structure” (2017)

    Apparently this is Chvad SB’s 80th release in about 27 years, which with some artists might imply that they’re knocking them out without much thought. And on the surface, the bold simplicity of the layered drones, strung-out notes and heavily processed guitar noodling in the two 22-minute pieces that make up “Structure” could imply that […]