I’m taking a little short cut in creating the Monday Mixtape this week and posting volume 4 of the MPH Noise radio show on Party934 this week exactly as I sketched it out when programming it. Actually, that’s really not much of a shortcut at all considering I began doing the show as a way to produce the actual experience of listening the way I think about it in my head sometimes. It’s really not cheating in that sense as the radio show was bound to be a natural progression of the MMT experience.
Not everything in this list made the show when I finally cut it down into into the final iteration and to be honest, doing the “post-metal” thing (I’ll use that term loosely for now) was more difficult than I initially envisioned. truly though it was a lot of fun to produce and sometimes that droning sludge can be the absolute perfect soundtrack to a gloomy mid-winter’s day. The anti-pastoral approach sonically is built in stripped down lines re-envisioned upon one another as grit worn textures that resonate within the cranium melting ones face from acoustic resonance.
There’s some really obvious names on the list and a few that might be surprises but that’s just how I roll so put in your earplugs and crank it up.
Bloody Knuckles – High on Fire *
A Shrine for the Sleepless – Awake in Sleep *
Internal Anonymity – Napalm Death
In Secrecy – Dysrhythmia *
Cult of Luna – I: The Weapon *
Blackness of Day – Advent
Tides – A Hope For Home *
Whales – Scale the summit *
King of Kings – Jesu *
No River to Take Me Home – Neurosis
Amend – the Overseer *
The Beginning and the End – Isis
* made it to the final MPH playlist