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Lynette now has enough arms to give all the trick or treaters candy at once this year or perform a full band concert alone

How is everyone today? I am Reeling from finally seeing the 2018 movie Overlord. That was intense. Wow, a future cult classic. Why didn’t anyone tell me how good it was? Like The Thing meets Inglorious Basterds and with Jovan Adepo! That parachute scene is one of the craziest combat scenes I have ever seen in a war/horror movie. I am also pretty annoyed NY is going into stage 4. I just don’t think this reopening shit is safe yet, periodt. Especially when we are learning how much fucking grift went into the “relief” with no rent freeze and shit cash compared to other countries we are allegedly superior than. Kanye and megachurches and slimebag Kushners get relief but American citizens have to listen to Mitch gaslight? Hell no. Anyone trashing Ilhan Omar on Twitter right now is a moron and not to be trusted at all. We DO need huge structural and economic reform. Do not let bootlicking slugs fool you.

Phew. Anyway, RIP to the goat Ennio Morricone. I did not see enough tributes to his greatness on Facebook. For A Few Dollars More is my personal favorite theme he did. It is absolutely perfect. Speaking of the uber-corrupt Facebook, I only still use it for family and some people I would lose complete contact with otherwise, but I did become Facebook friends with friggin’ Mortiis today. That is one of the coolest things to happen to me perhaps ever. Speaking of brilliant instrumental music, you all better be listening to Spirit Of Rebellion. Talk about a genius.

Ok, so today (it is already about 8pm as I write this but my routine has been completely flipped the last few days) I have news about Spylacopa and Bestial Mouths!

First up, Resurrected In Black is the stunning brand new new release from Lynette Cerezo’s ongoing Berlin/LA triumph Bestial Mouths. One of the key acts spearheading a relevant revival of gothy, club friendly but also experimental and daunting industrial music with psychic cave-like depths (see also Caress, Vowws, Boy Harsher for semi-kindred spirits), Bestial Mouth’s latest is the most commanding yet. Cerezo really takes full control here and the results are incomparable. The song arrangements are even more gripping than before and showcase one of the strongest vocalists out there these days the way she deserves.  Fave tracks: Dry As Dust, The Loss, The Fall.

Come for the Ween cover. feel blurry like Puddle Of Mudd? NO, it doesn’t sound like that. This is just a dumb caption, ok?!

 

NYC avant-garde Candiria offshoot Spylacopa have been an enduring and powerful project over the years, somehow manifesting an almost primeval channeling of energies regardless of the widely morphing genres John LaMacchia’s interests roam amongst. The current stellar line-up also includes Frank Godla, Sabrina Ellie and Michael MacIvor and they have released a killer cover of Ween’s most cult classic tune “Baby Bitch” this week HERE. John and Sabrina killed it on the vox together and man that fretless sounds so fuckin’ good with Frank’s drums. Also love the beefy fills that are like barely restrained but don’t cross the threshold. This is why Godla is a drumboat (that is a new technical term for drummers who create a vortex of nerdy percussion crushes amongst other percussionists, haha).

Mixed by John LaMacchia and mastered by Mario Quintero / Audio MQ, the cover sounds incredible and is for a good cause, to benefit The Innocence Project. Full premiere here at Brooklyn Vegan! Support. Seriously, we need to make sure people aren’t wrongfully convicted and that lives are not destroyed. PMA.

 

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Spylacopa, the music project formed by Brooklyn based musician and artist John LaMacchia will release a new album on May 14th. The album titled ‘Beneath The Earth That Lies Beneath The Sea’ is a major departure from most of what the project has released to date with more ties to ambient, electronic and experimental music than earlier material which was informed mostly by post-hardcore, progressive rock and post-metal. In regards to the inspiration of the album LaMacchia added “The title of the album came to me first. This looming question of what exists beneath the earth that lies at the bottom of the deepest ocean. It’s a very frightening thought to me and you can certainly hear that in the music. On the contrary it’s fascinating to think how peaceful it might be. This sacred place, unspoiled by humanity. Once I had the title I just kept creating music with it in mind and I wound up with this body of work.”

Part I – Minauros, the first piece of music off of the album is available to stream at the Spylacopa Bandcamp page.
John LaMacchia had this to add about it “Fans of Boards Of Canada, Aphex Twin and Autechre might have a thing to say about it.”

Beneath The Earth That Lies Beneath The Sea is available for pre-order through the Spylacopa bandcamp page as well as a limited run of cassette tapes which includes a HIDDEN BONUS TRACK that will not be included with the streaming or download version. It can be pre-ordered direct through Rising Pulse Records or through the Spylacopa bandcamp page.

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Album Review: Spylacopa – “Demon John”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 2:24 PM (PST)

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John LaMacchia of Candiria fame returns with the latest record from the Brooklyn resident’s acclaimed Spylacopa project (purchase HERE). Like anything else he has been a part of, Demon John shows a huge range of musical capability while retaining a sense of adventure and reverence for art itself. This is not mere showboating just because he can.

From the collage/electro weirdness/soundtrack feel of “Van Sicklen Valley” to the almost shoegaze/dark post-rock meets grunge feel of lead single “Duskeyhead” ,there is a swirl of influences too numerous to break down. Besides, that would only be another form of showing off and it is cooler to let the music wash over you in movements than to nitpick it all apart.

“Nolita Lullabies” appears to be recorded street noise of someone kind of ranting about how real friends will never harm you. It’s a cool :52 interlude and kind of funny if you have ever heard someone slightly intoxicated on a street corner. Sabrina Ellie’s backing vocals on the dark , almost Nice Cave meets Bee & Flower reminiscent “Lovely One” are also a highlight.

“mAlice” is an alternative rock gem that bears the most in common with the recent Parallels or previous Spylacopa EP in terms of tone. LaMacchia sounds like he has grown a lot more confident as a singer while also displaying some of the great melodic lines here that were sprinkled throughout the semi-controversial more melodic (yet nonetheless banger) Candiria record What Doesn’t Kill You

There is an almost Alice In Chains meets Swans by way of Brooklyn disillusion-feel to much of this record. It feels very much a postcard from John more than some of the other Spylacopa albums which, while bad ass, at times were more like an assemblage of bad ass tracks than the smooth narrative Demon John is.

“Christmas In the Desert” assures the lonely overall feel of this beautiful album is not lost, LaMacchia really showcasing his virtuosity as a player yet not tipping his hand on a reverb heavy acoustic instrumental that could have fit somewhere on a record from Burton C. Bell’s Ascension Of The Watchers.

“Frenz Lyke Theze” is another true highlight, a classical sounding dark ballad that is audiophile gold. Weird looping hand drum patterns and other aspects lend to a growing feeling of ascent as blips and a glitchy beat create a skeleton before your eyes.

Can’t wait to hear what is next from this restless spirit. This record proves beyond a doubt that LaMacchia can keep Spylacopa strong with any collaborators or on his lonesome.

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Spylacopa have a new music video out for the song “Duskeyhead” from new release DEMON JOHN (out today) premiering to coincide with the album launch over at Revolver. Check it out HERE.

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“Once you begin trying to please people, all of the heart and truth and spirit is gone. It must come from that deep place inside or the listener will see right through you.” John LaMacchia 

Spylacopa and Candiria are kicking out the jams a lot at present, all around more of how avant garde fringe metal scene weirdos who still like hardcore pits AND post rock want things to be in the world. Always a big pleasure to speak to John LaMacchia and especially when the respected scene vet with the enthusiasm of a new blood has a lot boiling on the stove, so

Pre orders are avail at www.spylacopa.bandcamp.com

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New Spylacopa album coming Feb. 3rd?!

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 3:56 PM (PST)

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Yes, it’s true. This from Rising Pulse HQ HERE.

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We’re eagerly anticipating the Spylacopa pending full length Parallels (due out Tuesday, March 31st via dope Brooklyn based label Rising Pulse). The album will be out on deluxe colored vinyl and across all major digital platforms and is sure to make a big, red splash. The band is capable of pulling off many styles from more alternative rock leanings to ambient moments to intense post-metal.

In this new (video) mini documentary John LaMacchia of Spylacopa discusses specifically the making of “Hexes”, the (NSFW) video for the opening track off of the record. Spylacopa Promo “Making Hexes”, a behind the scenes mini documentary can be seen HERE.

A link for the previously released completed “Hexes” video, which was directed by independent video artist and film maker Steve Perlmaster can be found directly HERE.

The full length Album, Parallels, was Produced by John LaMacchia, mixed by Ken Schalk of John’s other band Candiria and mastered by Julian Silva at On Air Mastering

Pre orders for the deluxe colored vinyl are available now.

LaMacchia also graced us with a full length text interview on the whole album/current state of the band which you can read HERE.

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From Faith No More to Failure to even Coal Chamber, there are a lot of names this year making records we didn’t think we’d hear from again. Add Spylacopa to that list. Who? A revered underground side project of John LaMacchia of near legendary Brooklyn fusion metal/hardcore/hip hop/jazz collective Candiria (aka pretty much my favorite live band of all time). Spylacopa released sporadic experimental music before shifting to become a veritable cult supergroup of sorts with members of Isis (the post-metal band, you cornholes!), Dillinger Escape Plan and Ms. Julie Christmas of Made Out Of Babies/Battle Of Mice fame.

Busy schedules, a plethora of work and life events brought delays in a follow up to the band’s well received EP a few years back (time flies), but the murder of drummer Troy Young really brought things to a new place for LaMacchia. He knew after awhile on a core level that more Spylacopa music ought to reach the light of day. Thus was born Parallels.

Pre-order HERE (seriously, do it now!) and record release show info is HERE (with Meek Is Murder!!)

For a full interview scoop read BELOW!!!

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