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.
Leeds-based post-metal six-piece Hundred Year Old Man follow up their stunning debut single Black Fire with Rei, a three track EP, released via Gizeh Records and Wolves & Vibrancy on January 26th. 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.
Pre-orders are now open and we have an assortment of different bundles on offer. These will ship in late January. Hundred Year Old Man take to the road in February in support of the release. Stream the lead track from the EP below.
Aidan Baker, Simon Goff and Thor Harris' stunning new album Noplace is out now.
Available on 180g vinyl and download, Noplace is a hypnotic and deep listen. Featuring the wonderful artwork of Christopher Hefner this trio is without doubt a perfect marriage and the sum of its parts. You would be forgiven for thinking Noplace took years to craft but that’s testament to three excellent musicians who have produced a real treat of a record. Broken down into seven pieces but very much best enjoyed as a thrilling whole, Noplace is a powerful and highly addictive album.
This record is shipping now from our online store and you can stream the whole album via our bandcamp page.
”It is quite amazing to think that this was recorded in a short period of time on one day, edited and re-assembled and then some six months later sounding like a fully formed album from an established group. Aiden Baker, Simon Goff and Thor Harris have produced a very enjoyable and rich album” Drifting, Almost Falling
“Noplace certainly doesn’t feel improvised, and while it’s remarkably cohesive, as well as possessing a strong sense of structure, it also reveals a remarkable range, both sonically and compositionally. And irrespective of any context, it’s an engaging and immersive aural experience.” Aural Aggravation
"This is a beautiful and seductive album that draws you in, initiating you into its unique brand of pulsating, atmospheric, psychedelia. There is a massive krautrock vibe to it, the Jaki Liebeziet style drumming is obviously a massive part of that and the whole thing flows effortlessly across its 45 minutes running time. It’s hard to believe this was recorded in a matter of hours, it really feels like something that took months to grow and evolve into the final product. Noplace is a remarkable record." 5/5 Musique Machine
Noplace is an improvised collaboration between Aidan Baker (Nadja / Caudal / B/B/S/), Simon Goff (Molecular, Bee & Flower) and Thor Harris (Swans, Shearwater, Thor & Friends). Having known each other for a number of years and previously contributed to one another’s recordings this trio finally came together as a whole on May 7th 2017 at Redrum Studios in Berlin. In a short, improvised session of just a few hours they set about laying down as much material as possible which was then subsequently edited and re-worked (without overdubs) to form this album.
The same evening the trio played together as part of a 9-piece Thor & Friends ensemble which also included Christopher Hefner (on musical saw) whose artwork graces the cover of the record and gave it its name.
Kinetic rhythms pulsate throughout whilst the guitar and violin jostle and weave around the metronomic beats, creating a cathartic and all-encompassing experience. The very nature of the instrumental repetitions give it an immediate avant/krautrock feel but the whole record is coated in a wonderful psychedelic atmosphere that’s both melodic, textured and innovative.
We are extremely excited to announce the inaugural Gizehfest, taking place in Manchester on February 17th 2018. This special event is a celebration of the labels diverse roster and an array of artists have been invited to perform together for one night only at the Aatma venue in the centre of the city.
Gizeh is now well known for not being attracted to any one genre of music and we are proud to be able to bring together an assorted collection of the current roster for what promises to be a stunning evening of boundary-pushing sonic pleasure.
Over the coming two weeks we will announce the line-up, starting with Berlin-based doom merchants Nadja who return to Manchester for the first time in four years.
We have a limited number of early bird tickets available at just £10 until November 10th. The first 20 people to buy tickets will also receive a free Gizehfest tote bag.
We are excited to introduce to you; Snowdrops - the side-project of composer Christine Ott. This recording is a special live performance recorded in the Archaeological Crypt of Paris, under the square of Notre Dame, on September 10, 2017.
Commissioned by the Paris Museums during the festival "Les traversées du Marais - A contre-temps", the duo has created a bubble of sound out of time, an apnea in the middle of the vestiges of the past and surrounded by a circle of keyboards. These epic six pieces are the raw memory of this timeless journey. Snowdrops dive into the depths of their sonorous sculpture; compositions, improvisations and total letting go.
It's available now at our bandcamp store as a 'pay what you want' download.
Forthcoming live dates:
18.10 - Liege (BE) - TABU @ Festival Voices of Women / CC Les Chiroux
24-26.10 - Strasbourg (FR) - CRR, Music & Cinema Workshop
05.11 - Salford (UK) - The Eagle Inn w/ A.R.C. Soundtracks & A-Sun Amissa
06.11 - Leeds (UK) - TABU @ LIFF
08.11 - London (UK) - Iklectik (Solo + Snowdrops)
14-17.11 - Schiltigheim (FR) - After the Breaking Of Earth Residency
06.02.18 - Guebwiller (FR) - Cinéma Le Florival (Lotte Mon Amour)
10.02.18 - Draguignan (FR) - Cultural Center Chabran (Lotte Mon Amour)
29.03.18 - Leuven (BE) - 30cc, Piano Day
01.04.18 - Utrecht (NL) - Tivoli, Piano Day