I want to start off by saying this post will not be for everybody.
I try, with most of the music posts I do, to pick stuff that I hope has a semi-broad appeal; or at least music that I can attempt to explain to others its appeal to me, in the hopes that they will sort of understand.
But some stuff – well, you’ve almost got to have just a little bit of a masochistic streak for it.
Whether that’s a product of a need to escalate the stimuli required to produce an emotional response due to a lifetime of rock music fandom, I dunno.
But sometimes, you just want the hard stuff; and there’s an exhilaration that comes from merely having survived the onslaught.
Up top – a recommendation from my brother, The Goslings’ 2006 album, Grandeur of Hair, an ear-shattering noise-rock/shoegaze/lo-fi/drone/doom/sludge hybrid. For fans of Flying Saucer Attack, MBV, Boris, and Jesu who think “But what if all those bands took things just a little further?”
If you can stick out the punishment, after a while a sort of stoic zen calm descends upon you.
Electric Moon’s Inferno I don’t know much about, it was recommended to me by YouTube. I gather they are German; in some ways it is much more traditional 60’s-style psychedelic rock, certainly nowhere near as jarringly, noisily blown-out as Goslings; in spots, I hear some of Spacemen 3’s hum and drone in there.