Viking's Choice: Japanese Free Jazz, Psychedelic Hardcore, Doomy Drone
You've heard me on the All Songs Considered podcast , and gotten irregular doses of my sonic realms on this blog. As we announced yesterday , Viking's Choice will now be updated weekly via Spotify and Apple Music playlists, on Tuesdays. So if that's how you find new music, smash that follow button like Matt Pike on a blistering riff. Be prepared to hop from Town Portal's instrumental noise-rock epic to Public Interest's Devo-worshipping synth-punk or L. But if I'm being honest, most of my new or reissued music discovery happens while hopping around Bandcamp.
Shaman punk is a subgenre of punk rock and hardcore punk first used by critics to describe the musical style of Hungarian band Galloping Coroners in the s. Frontman Atilla Grandpierre was a student of shaman's music infusing Galloping Coroners with shamanistic philosophies and concepts from the start. Because the group was formed 1—2 years before the western punk movement the band didn't initially use the term "shaman punk" to define their music. In late s as punk rock emerged, VHK's relationship to punk and hardcore become obvious for both the band, fans and journalists.