Entropy

by Nostromo

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Erases Eraser Hyper-aggressive post-hardcore for the troubled Midwest mind. Thick, menacing guitar growls and technical, powerful drumming. Kaylee Rae Lewis' war cries give the band a unique sound. Favorite track: Scuff.
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5CM-013

"A world of what ifs now summarized in Entropy, though the biggest may be what would have happened had Ozzy joined Rush and crashed CBGBs in 1975. But that reads like PR fodder and does Nostromo’s blend of fleshed out hard rock no favors. It doesn’t capture the hurried frenzy of these songs that somehow last longer than we expect, yet end at the right point to induce further listens. It’s a bunch of riffs that would be monoliths in mono. Turn down one speaker and play along to the brutish melodies in the summer heat. There is complication and precision behind Entropy — it’s hard to hear as the wall of heaviness immediately falls on your body like Dorothy’s house but the technicolor reveal with each press of play is a gasp of fresh air somewhere under Blackmore’s Rainbow."

TINY MIX TAPES

"It is worth noting (at least for me) that these two new releases from 5cm Recordings both seem to be somewhat traditional bands (bass, drums, guitar, vocals) and that is somewhat out of character for them as a label perhaps. Granted, the two releases before Nostromo and Culture Chester were for Dhampyr and Moulttrigger so there is also that fact, of it just being two known and fantastic artists. (Is anyone else listening to 5cm Recordings in pairs or is it just me?)

Nostromo has a particular sound to them that can really only be described by pinpointing other elements, but still they manage to come together to form something new and unique. It's thrash with complex levels and there can be a little bit of screaming as well. I can hear bits of The Lot Six, Casket Lottery, Canterbury Effect and even a heavier Jane's Addiction coming out. The singer just belts it out over crazy guitar riffs.

Of course since this music does tend to be wild it does remind me of Zeppelin a bit, but then there is also that On The Might Of Princes factor in play as well. Certain songs can be punk, in a similar vein as the Vandals, and this is just overall rocking and full of distortion. In a lot of ways it reminds me of the band Christiansen, who is someone I've always enjoyed and was never able to figure out why so many people seemed to give them such a hard time.

Really, any of these bands that I'm naming off here have that feeling to me as I do with Nostromo in hearing them for the first time. I still remember the first time I heard all of those bands (Except maybe Jane's Addiction and Vandals) and it just was something that always stuck with me. Those five bands up there all stuck with me in such a special way from the very first time that I heard them however many years ago up until this very day.

I think that Nostromo is going to have a similar effect because they offer up that rock sound that isn't quite hardcore, but is heavy and verges on it. And it isn't quite math rock, but there are layers to it and these guys are doing more than just strumming power chords. I also enjoy listening to this on repeat (constantly flipping sides) because as the last song says, "Once again with feeling"."

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released March 23, 2015

Nostromo is
William
David
Kaylee

Recorded/mixed by Mathias Timmerman.

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