Friday, April 23, 2021

Vinyl Review: "Clouds Covered" by Clouds Taste Satanic

Good day. 

It's been a little while since we last spoke. Perhaps you've considered that this little blog has gone the way of the dodo, but I'm still alive.

I have started a podcast under this banner.... The Glacially Musical Pordcast.

In fact, the last person to be interviewed on the show, was none other than Clouds Taste Satanic's guitarist, Steve Scavuzzo and we talked a lot about this album, but that was recorded before I'd had heard it.

So, let's talk about something that happened. 

The band did a series of covers over the course of the year and released them as 7" 45's. They have long been very, very good at creating captivating packaging.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Cartoon Express with Weird Tales

Once again, we are visited by our friends from Warsaw, Weird Tales.

Did you get their new album on BANDCAMP yet?

Anyway, CARTOONS!

1. From a very early age, I gravitated towards anime. I never knew Speed Racer was anything other than just another cartoon.

What is the first one you watched that really shaped your tastes for years to come?

Kriss: I guess like most of the people I started watching “loony tunes” and other WB cartoons anyway as a kid I watched whole bunch of animation so I can't tell exactly where it starts ...

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Vinyloscopy with Carsten of Giants, Dwarfs, and Black Holes

 

Did you get on that BANDCAMP last week?

Well, if you ignored my advice then, here's your chance to make amends. We're talking about a German prog metal band who's got tunes nearly as long as 2112 by Rush.

What do you have to lose besides and entire afternoon listening to one of them, but face it, you're probably going to have over 20,000 of them anyway.

Being as Glacially Musical is all about that sweet, sweet vinyl, I'm thrilled that Carsten was willing to tell us about his personal journey through the world of the spinning circles that are cut by needles.

Check it out!

Monday, February 22, 2021

Cartoon Express with Stefan Winroth of Malsten

You know, as an American, sometimes I forget that there's life all around the globe because we're continuously fed about how America is the best, the alpha, and the omega. Honestly?

That's art of why I do these columns. Because I want to hear about what's going on in other parts of the world. 

Today we get to learn some more about Malsten from Sweden.

Let's go!

1. From a very early age, I gravitated towards anime. I never knew Speed Racer was anything other than just another cartoon.

What is the first one you watched that really shaped your tastes for years to come?

 Stefan: I am of that age when cartoons were hardly shown at all apart from Disney or some crappy things occasionally. Fortunately, at the same time as I learnt how to read, Sweden was totally flooded with horror comic books and magazines.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Vinyloscopy with Weird Tales

There's literally nothing in this world better than amazing records. When you have this sort of worldview, life makes much more sense, it's easier to deal with the crippling pandemic that's keeping us all inside.

So, today, I'm talking with Weird Tales.

They've recently dropped a vinyl EP that you can totally pick up HERE.

If you're looking for a try before you buy sort of thing, check out the BANDCAMP.

1. Listening to Black Sabbath's eponymous debut the night I got it blew me away. What's the album that sounds the best on vinyl compared to digital sources?

Dima: All the stuff before 90’s. 70’s sound the best on vinyl. Doesn’t matter what genre.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Meowtal with Aaron Holt

Let's talk about Aaron Holt, a solo artist from Washington, DC. Let's all be thankful he survived the insurrection.

Wait...let's not get political, but my capitol was violently attacked....that's not politics...that's patriotism.

Anyway, he's got one of them singles out. You can peep that stuff over on the YOUTUBE.

So, let's find out about his kitty.

1. In my house, we have four cats named Wickett, Louis IX, Jiji, and Leia. How many do you have and what are they called?

We also have four pets, but we have 2 dogs and 2 cats. We have Thor, Buddy, Jadzia Dax, and Kira. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Cartoon Express with Carsten of Giants, Dwarfs, and Black Holes

Is there anyone out there who just loves long tunes?

Well, I'd be willing to bet that our new friends from Germany, Giants, Dwarfs, and Black Holes might give you a run for your money.

Their debut LP, Everwill, has a track just under fifteen minutes.

That's when you know a band is serious about whatever that song is about. Check it out on BANDCAMP.

Now, let's talk about cartoons!

1. From a very early age, I gravitated towards anime. I never knew Speed Racer was anything other than just another cartoon. What is the first one you watched that really shaped your tastes for years to come?

Monday, February 15, 2021

Sophomore Jinx with Starcrazy

When's the last time you watched Futurama?

That has nothing to do with this and I'm sorry I even brought it up, but most of my newer shows are on hiatus, so, back to Bender baby and he does love a challenge.

So, this band, Starcrazy, is glam + RUSH...

You find out at the BANDCAMP and I'll find out about their football team.

1. There is nothing more awkward than sophomore year of high school. Tell me about your circle of friends.

Well in Australia we don't have "sophomore" year, we just have Primary School and High School. 

Friday, February 12, 2021

Sophomore Jinx with Nicarus

Today, we have somewhat of a first, Nicarus, is from Israel and she's going to give us a look back at how she was in high school.

That's kind of awesome.

Of course you know, I'd like you to be all about her BANDCAMP.

1. There is nothing more awkward than sophomore year of high school. 

Tell me about your circle of friends.

In high school I was mainly hanging with the boys, they were fun, it was in fashion to wear black long leather  coats back then and listen to Marilyn Manson.

I had red dreadlocks and very strange outlook, you couldn't miss me, we were a bunch of weirdos and freaks compare to the rest, we used to skip class and just chill and make stupid jokes. 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Cartoon Express with Mick Michaels of Corners of Sanctuary

There are times when we need those signposts that remind of us of the past. They're best when they come from someone not from the past.

So then we're staring into the future past, or the past present, or the third thing the X-Men did.

So, anyway, check out some Corners of Sanctuary. You can get on their catalog HERE.

1. From a very early age, I gravitated towards anime. I never knew Speed Racer was anything other than just another cartoon.

What is the first one you watched that really shaped your tastes for years to come?

Mick Michaels: Early on, Speed Racer was definitely one of my favorites as kid in the 70s. From there I moved to Star Blazers and Battle of the Planets. 

But I had also always been a big fan of Bugs Bunny, Flintstones, Popeye, Scooby Doo and that whole crew...definitely the classics. 

Saturday morning cartoons were also a favourite of mine, but what kid did not love Saturday morning cartoons...Super Friends, the whole Hanna-Barbera world.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Meowtal with Within Nostalgia

Back in December, North Bay, Ontario's favorite metal duo dropped a new EP. You can get that stuff for five looneys.

Or one Two-eny and three looneys. Or Two Twonies and one Looney.

You come up with your own permutation. But you can do it.

Scamper on over to the BANDCAMP and let's talk about cats.

1. In my house, we have four cats named Wickett, Louis IX, Jiji, and Leia.

How many do you have and what are they called?

Well, to start we have two cats and a snake. Our two cats are called Nikki and Pat and the snake is called Madusa.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Taco Tuesday with Fullminator

After I'm not sure how many years of this column, I'm finally dropping a Taco Tuesday on Taco Tuesday and on this same Tuesday? I'm eating tacos too.

It's the Taco Tuesday Trifecta!!

Tell me that TT isn't problematic now.... Anyway, we're talking to a couple of the Fullimators. Are you familiar with what they're doing? You can always check it out there on the BANDCAMP.

But for now...TACOS!

1. Everybody loves Taco Tuesday, but what's the best time to eat tacos for you and how many tacos do you put back in a standard sitting.

Reptilian Deluxe: It’s funny you should bring that up today I just made some carne asada, and prepped some tacos and I didn’t even know it was Tuesday.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Vinyloscopy with Luca "Master" Marangoni of Ainur

OH SNAP CAKES!

Here we got us one of them Record Store Day bands. You wanna tell all your friends that you heard about them here first?

Don't, because your friends don't know whom I am. But, Rockshots Records is dropping a vinyl release of the new Ainur records on 6/21/21. 

Check it out HERE.

If you're not ready to spend all those euros in on place, check out their new single and then see how you're feeling. You can do that on YOUTUBE.

For now, let's talk bout some records!

1. Listening to Black Sabbath's eponymous debut the night I got it blew me away. What's the album that sounds the best on vinyl compared to digital sources?

Queen II, with no doubt at all.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Vinyloscopy by Nate Dahlquist of Arsenic Addiction

Let's start off being honest and true.


Anyone who is metal in a conservative stronghold deserves a god damned metal. Anyone who's willing to fight for non-conformity, the expression of negative emotions, and and an exploration of self, whilst living in where they seek to destroy us...


Is awesome.


So, today, we're checking in with Nate Dahlquist, the drummer of Salt Lake City, UT's Arsenic Addiction.


Listen to the bandcamp while you read about records.


1. Listening to Black Sabbath's eponymous debut the night I got it blew me away. What's the album that sounds the best on vinyl compared to digital sources?

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Cartoon Express with Marc Bastien of Feed After Midnite

The Ottawa, ON power quintet recently dropped their first single out into the world. When's the last time you took in something new?

Here's a great time. BANDCAMP.

1. From a very early age, I gravitated towards anime. I never knew Speed Racer was anything other than just another cartoon.

What is the first one you watched that really shaped your tastes for years to come?

I think the first one I can remember is Masters of the Universe. There was just something about it that captured my young mind.