ALBUM REVIEW: Autarkh – Emergent


As the mastermind behind the sadly missed Dodecahedron, future works of Michel Nienhuis were always going to challenge conventions. This was certainly the case with Autarkh’s debut Form In Motion which was as abrasive as it was innovative in its execution. So, in perhaps expected fashion, a new album feels markedly different to its predecessor with sophomore release Emergent (Season Of Mist), if not proving any less progressive and captivating.

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Our Oceans (ex-Cynic, Exivious) Working On Debut Album

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Our Oceans is a new band featuring guitarist Tymon Kruidenier (Exivious, ex-Cynic), singer/songwriter Noora Häkkinen (Noradrenaline), Robin Zielhorst (Exivious, ex-Cynic, Mourn) on fretless bass, Jasper Barendregt (Dodecahedron, Ulsect) on drums and Michel Nienhuis (Exivious, Dodecahedron) on additional guitars.

Zielhorst was filmed recording his bass parts for their debut album, which can be streamed here.

The band launched a crowd-funding campaign to finance the recordings and release of their debut album at the end of December 2014. Take a look at the promotional video here.