Chad Murray

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Writer/Filmmaker/Musician/Scoundrel.

Listen to my music here: http://drivenbymachines.bandcamp.com

Follow the film I’m most proud of here: http://monumentsshortfilm.weebly.com

Read my archive below (personal bests : Gnod Live, ArcTangent Through New Eyes, T E Morris)

Articles by Chad Murray

MARCH OF THE PIGS: TOUGH TITS, LOWER SLAUGHTER AND PIGS x 7 AT THE LEXINGTON

This will go down as one of my favourite gigs ever and it’s my top contender for performance of the year so far.

Oathbreaker Rule The Underworld

It’s great to see that at a time where millions of people around the world are protesting against sexism, misogyny and inequality within our society, that the underground music scene is once again here to offer us artists who can provide a voice to the voiceless.

Brother Saturn – Light! Joy! Ascent! I See Stars in Your Heart

Brother Saturn has crafted a solid story of personal exploration, trauma and discovery. The two albums fit together as one beautiful cohesive whole but can and also should be enjoyed as separate works that individually offer a wealth of ideas to the listener.

Brother Saturn – Descent Into Madness

A burial of strong emotions with a deer-in-the-headlights stare transfixed at the harrows to come.

Tough Tits – No Know / Anxious

A force to be reckoned with.

Specimens – Sculptures

Sculptures is a strong collection of experimental ambient tracks that does a good job of building intrigue both for Specimens and for First Terrace Records.

The Oulo Space Jam Collective – EP1

The whole album is one mass of time shedding sound in all directions.

Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs – Feed The Rats

A whirlwind through chaos leaving all who hear it with ringing ears and melted faces like the fucking of ark of the covenant or something equally capable of mutilating the average countenance.

Dale Barclay from And Yet It Moves

“Fuck the old stuff. We write together. We put no boundaries on our creativity. We refuse to compromise” – Dale Barclay.

Andrew Fenwick from Eggs in Aspic

Chad Murray caught up with Eggs in Aspic label owner Andrew Fenwick. “It’s brilliantly fucked up and I can’t wait to release it. There simply isn’t another band around who sound anything like them.”

Adam Betts – Colossal Squid

Colossal Squid is how one percussionist made an album of mostly drumming into something beautiful and fucked up, just like its namesake.

Crippled Black Phoenix – Bronze

Greaves and cohort took the gold, their detractors very much got bronze. This album is as much about those people as it is a bold statement of how great the band is now all that shit is over.

Warren Daly of Invisible Agent Records

“The more collaboration the better: sharing and learning from the processes and techniques of other artists using different mediums is critical.”

Loscil – Monument Builders

Monument Builders rides the synth wave to deliver a unique and cohesive post-ambient album that should feature in many album of the year lists.

Sex Swing – Sex Swing

Sex Swing don’t fuck around, this is an assured debut from a group of well-seasoned musical veterans who clearly have a stranglehold on this vital branch of music.

Gnod & Anthony Child – Behind The Lids

A powerful ambient collection plunging into the heart of darkness and returning some of the bleakest sounds I’ve ever heard which in 2016 is especially impressive but also apt.

Tired Tape Machine – Sunshine, Maybe

This EP is the hidden gem of the year.

Hey Colossus – Dedicated to Uri Klangers

Christmas comes early for Hey Colossus fans in this thunderous collection of rare tracks.

Grotto – Smokonomicon

If you like wild sprawling guitar tracks, bone cracking drums and earthquake-inducing basslines then this is the band for you.

Cattle – Nature’s Champion

It’s a pissed off, explosive album with a rare uniformity and a well-maintained standard of absolute excellence.

Warren Daly – Spiralling Continuum

Spiralling Continuum along with its accompanying film does a good job of depicting an otherworldly beauty that is best described as “sublime”

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