Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Formed in 2002, in the back room of a Chicago Ukrainian Village apartment, fledgling three-piece Arks consisted of bassist Mat Biscan and drummer Bo Altes piecing together minimalist, reverb-laden, ethereal songs based on singer/guitarist Paul Hornschemeier’s four track recordings.

Over the course of the next three years the group buckled and stretched, recording their first EP Or Else It’s Not There in 2004, adding then engineer Lanny Oswalt on guitar, and infusing new energy into the percussion with drummer Glenn Rischke. This growth stripped away the reverb and fog, moving to the forefront the group’s penchant for driving rhythm made jagged and danceable by wrangled noise. Galvanized by the band’s evolution and cemented lineup, Arks entered the studio to graph their progress. The result is their first full-length album, The International. Recommended!

Arks - Stator/Asymptote
Arks @ MySpace

Hefner - Dead Media + We Love The City !!!
The Notwist - Neon Golden
Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future
Simian - Chemistry Is What We Are !!!
The Rakes - Ten New Messages (2007) !!!
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007) !!!
Superbus - Wow (2006) !!!
Mypollux - Contraire (2007)
Avril Lavrigne - The Best Damn Thing (2007)
Bjork - Volta
The Rakes - Capture Release
The Used - Lies For The Liars (2007)
Architecture In Helsinki - We Died, They Remixed
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Ever Sank
Weird Al Yankovic - Straight Outta Lynwood


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for your wonderfulness, not because of giving people nice music but for making the effort.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Eduardo said...

I agree with that anonymous guy/girl. I am from mexico and sometimes it´s really hard to find some stuff that I can download thanks to you. Can you or anyone else, help me find some "The Trucks" music? I've been looking for it for a while and I have no result. I will appreciate that.
Saludos!!! from Mexico.

1:55 AM  

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