Avant Garde

Sugar ‘n Spikes…
Captain Beefheart Documentary
Now Showing!

The mighty Captain Beefheart was on a whole different level from the rest of the world! When I was young, his music flew over my head, but now that I’m older I get where he was coming from. While watching

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CVLT Nation Video Premiere
THISQUIETARMY
From Darkness

Majestic, Lonely, Introspective and Vast are some of the words that come to my mind while I watch the THISQUIETARMY video “From Darkness,” off his new album entitled Hex Mountains, out now on Denovali Records. Now it’s time for you

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When Blood Leaves…
CVLT Nation Exclusive Murmur Stream

Chicago’s MURMUR know how to create an atmosphere. Their new release on Season of Mist, Murmur, pulls you into their bleak landscape with a crescendo of guitar and chaotic, yet hypnotic, drumbeats. Murmur is cold and unrelenting, and this latest

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New “Like Ghost”
Photozine Preview

Our comrade Ralph of the Planks turned us on to Sarah Kastrau, who is an amazing photographer with a very interesting style. We just got word from her about the new photozine she created entitled Like Ghost. The zine is

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Exclusive
CVLT Nation Streaming:
HEXIS “Abalam”+ In-Depth Review

Abalam marks the return of the Danish killing machine Hexis, one of the most promising bands and most avantgarde within the genre. After a handful of EPs, splits and some tours across Europe and South America, where the band left

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Free Download! Christs, Redeemers…
The BODY 11/13/13 Full Set

On November 13th, 2013 The BODY shook the walls of the Almost Holden Collective in Santa Monica, Ca. The band performed an unreal set at the Crash the Clubs & CVLT Nation event. Now we are super proud to be

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FREE!!!
New Del the Funky Homosapien
Album Download Now!

My homie Del the Funky Homosapien has released a free new album for download…So open up your third eye and peep how a master flips words! This is a new FREE LP that is futuristic and fun – but still

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Wojciech Kilar tribute
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Now Showing

With the recent passing of Polish composer Wojciech Kilar, it’s an appropriate time to revisit one of the more well-known films he scored during a long career. Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 version of the ultimate vampire story, Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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CVLT Nation’s Top 6
Avant Garde Albums of 2013

6. YOUTH CODE: YOUTH CODE There have been rumblings across this cybernetic spectrum unsure as to just why exactly it’s Youth Code that has generated such extreme gravitation. They certainly aren’t the first to revitalize a genre. They aren’t children

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Review: Sky Burial – Return to the Source: A Dereliction of Beauty

One often finds that the dark ambient genre – while no less diverse than any other field of music, in terms of the variety and number of its artists – has a tendency to over-invoke the concepts of “cold” and

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