We have decided to try out a new model for our digital catalogue and are now offering almost all of our releases as pay-what-you-want via our Bandcamp page.
Download sales across the entire music industry are significantly dropping rapidly as streaming continues to increase. Something we've always tried to do at Gizeh is stay on top of an ever-changing musical landscape and the trends that follow thereafter, whilst being aware that industry movement doesn't have to mean the same at our small and independent level. That helps us and it helps our artists. It's clear that there is another shift happening with downloading at the moment and it's one that has prompted this trial. We plan on testing this model out for a month to see if it works and we'll take stock at the end of that period. The most recent releases and a select few from the back catalogue will remain at a fixed price for now.
We're always interested in what the people who support the label have to say so if you have a particular opinion on this subject please feel free to get in touch.
Thanks for listening.
We are thrilled to announce that Hundred Year Old Man's debut album 'Breaching' will be released on April 27th. The record will be available on limited edition double vinyl (in conjunction with Wolves & Vibrancy Records), CD and download and pre-orders are now open.
Listen to the first cut from the album; Disconnect, via our friends at Echoes & Dust.
Breaching is the debut album from Leeds-based, 6-piece, post-metallers Hundred Year Old Man.
Hot on the heels of recent EP Rei, Breaching emits the same heaving intensity and unforgiving, wall of sound approach. Dense and billowing riffs are intertwined with field recordings and spoken word passages to form an unyielding, sprawling piece of work that delivers the bands artistic vision perfectly. The more ambient, drone sections of the record compliment and allow the real songs to take flight. Debut single Black Fire is reworked to give the track a new lease of life, whilst the other heavy hitters here; The Forest, Long Wall, Disconnect and Ascension are a continuation of the excellent work found on the Rei EP.
Breaching contains masses of atmosphere and is a ferocious and immersive listening experience. An epic, monolithic voyage full of texture, depth, aggression and emotion. This is an album that should be approached as a whole, with patience and attention. The rewards will deliver a unique, crushing and quite simply superb record.
Tomorrow We Sail talk with PennyBlackMusic about the creation of new album 'The Shadows'. Read the interview here.
Tomorrow We Sail's new album The Shadows is out on March 2nd and you can now stream the title track. Head over to the store to pre-order a copy.
Hundred Year Old Man's crushing new EP Rei is out now via Gizeh and Wolves & Vibrancy on limited edition 12" and download.
Leeds-based post-metal six-piece Hundred Year Old Man follow up their stunning debut single Black Fire with Rei, a three track EP that pushes even further into the abyss. This new work opens with Sun & Moon and a monstrous slab of heaving guitars fall out of the atmospheric beginnings. Paul Broughton’s vocal erupts and the track explodes into life, destroying everything in its path until the shadows return to close, leading the way into an interlude that corrodes and drifts before joining these two monolithic pieces together. The title track demonstrates the staggering ambition that Hundred Year Old Man posses. Ripping into a cathartic sludge reminiscent of Neurosis at their best, it’s a towering, immersive, nine minute journey that refuses to loosen its grip until the dying moments.
Rei is released as a limited 12” vinyl with an etched b-side in an edition of 300. With a debut album due for release in 2018, this EP is the perfect offering to stoke the fires for a full-length whilst comfortably holding its own as a stand-alone piece of work.
You can now listen to the EP in full via our bandcamp page and the band are on tour in the coming months, see dates below.
As ever, a whole heap of amazing music was released in 2017. Here is a selection of our favourites which we would implore you to investigate....
• Amenra - Mass VI (Neurot)
• Siavash Amini - Tar (Hallow Ground)
• Arca - Arca (XL)
• Bell Witch - Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore)
• Big Brave - Ardor (Southern Lord)
• Dälek - Endangered Philosophies (Ipecac)
• Demen - Nektyr (Kranky)
• Ex Eye - Ex Eye (Relapse)
• King Woman - Created In The Image Of Suffering (Relapse)
• Oxbow - Thin Black Duke (HydraHead)
• Ryuichi Sakamoto - async (Milan)
• Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory (52Hz)
• Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun (Sargent House)
• Zu - Jhator (House of Mythology)
We are thrilled to announce The Shadows, the new album from Leeds-based six-piece Tomorrow We Sail. Released March 2nd on LP, CD and download, you can now hear a first track from the record entitled Home Fires and pre-orders are now open and include a Gizeh Store exclusive bundle offer.
Building on their debut release For Those Who Caught the Sun in Flight (Gizeh, 2014) over the course of three years, this new work combines perfectly the soaring atmospherics, gorgeously intertwined vocal harmonies and dramatic shifts in tone and dynamics that have come to characterise Tomorrow We Sail’s sound. Yet, there is a new sense of urgency here. Very much an album of its time, The Shadows draws upon the same sense of connection to both past and present that defined its precursor but features storytelling that’s even more defiant and deeply personal.
Like its predecessor, the record features seven songs but from the chiming guitars of opening track Side By Side it is clear that the stately pace of For Those Who Caught the Sun in Flight has made way for a far more dynamic and driving energy; perhaps best captured in the righteous anger of The Ghost of John Maynard Keynes. Tomorrow We Sail still invoke a keen sense of measured grace in their songwriting - from the sweeping, elegiac title track, through to the sparse, restrained, yet haunting beauty of Winifred and To Sleep. Urgent, yet assured, The Shadows demands your attention.