Alex Baumann of Telekinetic Yeti on their new album “Primordial” and much more!

If psychedelic doom and blankets of weed haze surrounding a stack of Orange amps brings a tear of joy, Telekinetic Yeti is the band for you. Their debut Abominable was an absolute monster of doom and fuzz sonic impalement that was, and still is, the sweet nectar of the down tuned gods. And then we find out that all that sound is coming from a duo…mind blown. Now, here we are with their second full length Primordial and yet again, our minds are blown. It’s definitely a step up in nearly every department as well as several steps heavier while sounding better than ever. Buke recently had the chance to chat with guitarist and vocalist Alex Baumann surrounding the new album, how it came to be, and much more. We now bring you this conversation in its entirety so grab your beverage of choice, a seat, and enjoy.

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Album Review: Telekinetic Yeti — “Primordial”

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I am always impressed when small bands are able to create massive sonic sounds.  Sludge/stoner metal lords Telekinetic Yeti are one of those epic bands with only two members on their roster.  Moreover, the band does not have (but does not lack) a bassist.  I have been a fan since their debut in 2017 and their sophomore release, Primordial, brings even more heat and skill than I could have ever imagined.  Ever present is the band’s signature psychedelic sound with seasoned songwriting and prime production in this new release.  This is an album to completely lose yourself in and succumb to being carried away in colossal riff waves.

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 173 (3.20.2021)

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Welcome to another Saturday morning mixtape playlist from your friends at Nine Circles. This week, we’ve got new videos from Svalbard, Wristmeetrazor, The Lion’s Daughter, and a whole lot more. Plus, we have a smattering of St. Patrick’s Day appropriate content for you. Take a listen down below.

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 45 (6.18.2018)

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In the next few days the solstice will arrive, marking the longest day of the year before making its inexorable tread back to darkness.  So why not listen to some of the music the Nine Circles staff have been blasting in an increasingly futile attempt to impose some semblance of order into our chaotic lives? There’s a mix of a number of different sounds this week, running from hardcore and black metal to country and whatever we’re classifying Zeal & Ardor these days (besides excellent).

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Initial Descent: March 25 – 31, 2018

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Eagle Twin – photo courtesy of Russel Albert Daniels

Some things happened this week that made it an exceptionally good one for me, not that anyone cares. But it goes to show that there is still some good left to be had in this world, you just have to know where to find it. Or, it has to come to you. Either way, keep that chin up. Alrighty then, as we do here each week on Initial Descent we have another santa sized bag of good metal in store so let’s not waste another word… First up is Eagle Twin who break a six year silence with The Thundering Heard and, no pun intended, this thing is a thunder you’ll want to hear — doom meets blues meets a long player, get on it. Next up is some wicked power metal in the form of The Last Emperor from Judicator, we’re stoked on this one (see our coverage links contained within) and you should be too. Moving along is Exile Amongst the Ruins from Primordial and although they play it rather safe here it is still PRIMORDIAL and still epic if you catch my drift. Closing out the top four is Lychgate with their dynamic and avant-garde black metal on The Contagion In Nine Steps which may well resurface on many lists come end of year time. Make no mistake, these four are a strong start to the week’s offerings but there’s so much more waiting. Hang with us for awhile and see for yourself. Continue reading