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Premiere: Stream the melodic, dreamy new album from HUMANS ETCETERA, Intelligent Skeleton – Treble

HUMANS ETCETERA is the project of U.S. citizen Christopher Henry, who lives and records in China. The album is a melodic, sometimes dreamy, sometimes abrasive indie rock record that recalls the likes of alt-rock heavyweights like Failure as well as slowcore heroes Low.” – Treble

HUMANS ETCETERA: Intelligent Skeleton By China-Based Outfit Streaming At Treble; Album Out This Week Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

HUMANS ETCETERA, the creation of China-based American multi-instrumentalist Christopher Henry, will unveil the outfit’s eighth full-length, Intelligent Skeleton, via Nefarious Industries this Friday. Advancing its release, Treble is now streaming the entire album early, alongside an interesting set of track-by-track notes … Continue reading

The Anatomy Of: Bionatops – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“You may not immediately recognize the name BIONATOPS, but you’re likely familiar with the two dudes behind this oddball avant garde rock project. Ringleader Joseph Spiller is a longtime friend of the site, and is known for his band Caricature in addition to serving time in acts such as System Divide and Binary Code. Percussionist Jeff Willet has done session and touring drums for many acts in the past, most notably Black Crown Initiate and Aborted Existence. Their new project is unlike anything that their lineage may suggest; their debut album VOICES is wonky Primus and Mike Patton worship that often hints at thrash leanings.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

Review: Brandon Seabrook’s NEEDLE DRIVER – Can This Even Be Called Music?

Needle Driver is the latest experiment of Brooklyn musician Brandon Seabrook. The hard-to-describe EP seamlessly bridges contemporary classical music, experimental jazz, and mathcore into a nasty instrumental tapestry. The trio even includes some microtonal intervals, spotted in the song “venwhorerisin’”. The five compositions are too quickly gone, but they provide an endless amount of entertainment while they last: uncommon time signatures, odd harmonies, complex and exhausting melodies, as well as a knack for deranged structures that somehow hold themselves together.” – Can This Even Be Called Music?

HUMANS ETCETERA: “Bedsores” Video Premiered At No Echo; Intelligent Skeleton Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

No Echo has debuted the new “Bedsores” video from China-based American musician Christopher Henry and his HUMANS ETCETERA project. The track is pulled from the outfit’s Intelligent Skeleton album, impending release through Nefarious Industries in less than two weeks. Intelligent Skeleton was written, produced, recorded, … Continue reading

Humans Etcetera: West Virginia Musician Is Obsessed with Death on “Bedsores” (PREMIERE) – No Echo

“With the Humans Etcetera material, Henry dives into his love for ’90s alt-rock and post-hardcore, and incorporates elements of ambient music and other sonic textures.” – No Echo

AMN Reviews: Brandon Seabrook’s Needle Driver – Needle Driver (2017; Nefarious Industries)

“Perhaps Zevious is the best point of reference for NEEDLE DRIVER, as Seabrook and company provide five short bursts of energy, each featuring aggressive riffing, speed picking, and disjointed time changes. Particularly, Deblase and Seabrook’s lines are barely controlled chaos, with Miller doing her best to keep them rooted. The result involves massive walls of harmonic progressions made from thousands of individual notes.” – Avant Music News