Monday, January 17, 2011

Ninth Moon Black- Kalyug

After a little research (a.k.a. one google search) I found out that the term "Kalyug" refers to the fourth and final era in the spiritual evolution of man. It is the most difficult era for the human race in which many atrocities and injustices become commonplace in society.
Okay okay, so maybe the album title is a little intense, maybe the band name is a bit dramatic, maybe the album art is kinda' corny, but the music is no joke.
If you're a fan of Mogwai or Russian Circles, you definitely want to check out Ninth Moon Black's new EP, "Kalyug." This four song concept album has the perfect balance of harmonic melodies, crazy distorted guitars, and a deep, anchoring bass. There are no lyrics, but there are some narrative bits sampled at the beginning/end of each song adding to the spooky, end-of-days effect the album has on the listener. You know how the world is going to end December 21 2010? Well "Kalyug" would make a great soundtrack for the event. But please, don't wait until then to give it a whorl- listen before it's too late!

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