Tuesday, January 1, 2013

NWSL #10 = Absence

OIL Sound was initially established as a blog to promote songs that we felt were of particular interest as a means to pass time. The blog has run since 2008 but has gradually reduced in pace to the point where the publishing is less than monthly.
This marks the end of the blog. So long!

If you have been following this blog, we sincerely thank you for your interest.

Interview - Neurotic Mass Movement

In September, Amosmyn of Oil-Sound conducted a "open questionnaire" interview via email with Neurotic Mass Movement...
OIL-Sound: How did NMM come together?
NMM:We met in Berlin 3 years ago through mutual friends. David was doing research
for his book and I had just come out of a deal. The first song we wrote was blue skin
and we never looked back since then. This is how NEUROTIC MASS MOVEMENT
came to be.
OIL: Has the bands genre particularly evolved since its insemination?

NMM: Goth, avant-garde, experimental, post punk, electronica etc. etc. We've had
many genres thrown at us, but we are actually comfortable in all of these genres
and scenes. We feel our music and attitude touches all of these people. We make
OIL: A lot of your music appears to focus on macabre and the human condition...
NMM: We do have a tendency to be preoccupied with the hidden, unspoken and obscure. For our EP "EMPIRE OF TIN" we definitely had these conceptual themes. Each song documents a story how we perceive the other reality.
OIL: Your new single, “Tragic Machine” has been released, followed by a variety of launch parties. Will there be a physical release?

NMM: We like to think our Single  "TRAGIC MACHINE" is a dystopian, idiosyncratic montage of the sin and virtue of modern living. It is available as a free download on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
OIL: Any news regarding the delayed release of your EP, “Empire of Tin”?

NMM: Our EP "EMPIRE OF TIN" will be released March 2013. We tried to create an atmosphere where there were no rules or pressure. We basically did whatever we wanted to do. In many ways the record "EMPIRE OF TIN" is out of step with whats happening with music these days and in other ways the soundtrack of a certain european neurosis coming to terms with the world as it is. 


Monday, August 6, 2012

FTRK #80 = "I Saw The Light" by Spoon

 I Saw The Light - Spoon (2010)

I Saw The Light could be considered a two part track. Chilled, visionary, the beginning may be interpreted as a description of the following half; the progression beginning about halfway through is particularly foreboding, hinting at the development of something to look forward to in life before becoming trapped in the vortex of an echoed guitar, cut and concluding with feint piano.

Further Listening:
Official Website
Official MySpace

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

FTRK #79 = "What to Say" by Born Ruffians

What to Say - Born Ruffians (2010)

Born Ruffians manages to bring the concept of a lack of ideas into an appropriately simple, relaxing groove. Frontman Lalonde's falsetto drives the flavour whilst guitar, bass, drums and synth all support his quivering but expressionate voice.

Further Listening:
Official Website
Official MySpace

Official Video:

FTRK #78 "Ruin" by Cat Power

Ruin - Cat Power (2012)

Ruin begins with a classy piano melody and Carolyn's relaxed vocals, both of which pleasantly drift between staccato and smooth pronunciation. The transition during the buildup and introduction of guitars and solid precussion comes in like sheets of silk.

Further Listening:
Official Website
Official MySpace

Official Promotional Video:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

FTRK #77 = "Football" by Optic Nest

Football - Optic Nest (2010)

"Football" is like a pleasurable trip through sci-fi '50s, beginning with a transmissiony sound and bubbling about with its dry-filtered wubbing. The snare sounds as if it's being sprayed from a can, accompanied with whizzing drizzles of synth and heavy reverb.

Futher Listening:
Official MySpace

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

FTRK #76 = "Fog" by Nosaj Thing

Fog - Nosaj Thing (2009)

"Fog" comes into aural perspective as an entrancing melodic hum with a side of cut-up breaths. Come the hit of the snare, it transitions into a weaving, transversal liquid. Mock mute-trumpet beakons produce dwarvish anthems as the piece twists and writhes about, sliding by its smoothe, gaseous texture.

Further Listening:
Official Website
Official MySpace