Metal 1 – Chvad SB “Crickets Were the Compass” (2014)

Dass Musik eine Kunstform ist, steht außer Frage – und wie bei jeder Form von Kunst ist eine allgemeingültige Definition nahezu unmöglich. So lässt sich der sarkastische Satz „Ist das Kunst oder kann das weg“ auch auf so manche CD anwenden – denn was in den Augen (respektive Ohren) des einen Ausdruck höchster Kreativität darstellt, […]

Amusio – Chvad SB “Crickets Were the Compass” (2014)

Sorgsam verhaltenes Grauen: Chvad SBVerlust und Resignation als Chance

Am 30. Juni erscheint das in einem jahrelangen Vorlauf entstandene Album „Crickets Were The Compass“ (Silber/Facility Records) des in Brooklyn beheimateten (Film-) Musikers und Klangforschers Chvad SB. In entbeinter Schwermut schwelgend und sich beiläufiger Simplifizierung souverän entziehend, liegt ein beeindruckendes Werk vor, das zwischen Dark Ambient […]

Emerging Indie Bands – Chvad SB “Crickets Were the Compass” (2014)

Chvad SB is a New York, USA, based experimental music creator.

Allow yourself plenty of time before hitting play as Chvad SB delivers his extended pieces which can run to the best part of a quarter of an hour. The grumbling and groaning crackles commingle to form rumblings of malevolence which dissipate through the […]

It’s Darker Outside Than You’d Think

Kathodik – Chvad SB “Crickets Were the Compass” (2014)

Vent’anni di esperienza pagano, eccome, vi basti sentire come riescono a elevare il nuovo lavoro di Chvad SB, pseudonimo dietro cui si nasconde un artista americano (il nome non l’ho trovato), fondatore della Facility Records e fautore di diversi collaborazioni con nomi tipo Things Outside the Skin e Controlled Bleeding.In questo nuovo lavoro, Chvad esplora […]

Bliss / Aquamarine – Chvad SB “Crickets Were the Compass” (2014)

Chvad SB has been active in music since 1991, running Facility Records (with whom this is a split release) and playing in a number of bands such as Things Outside the Skin, Tongue Muzzle, The Qualia, and most recently joining pioneering experimental band Controlled Bleeding. This CD features thought provoking artwork by Richard Sala, of […]

Space Rock Mountain – Chvad SB “Crickets Were the Compass” (2014)

Chvad SB is a Brooklyn based noise/ambient artist that has been chugging along for a few years now. This set of songs might be his most cohesive to date, with some of the oddest and most terrifying sounds you may here this side of the haunted house. No, this is not music that is intended […]

Knifed in Venice – Chvad SB “Crickets Were the Compass” (2014)

It’s an infrequent occurrence when we stray from cinema in our reviews but every once and a while we do -and there’s a method to our madness. Chvad SB is the musician behind the score for Gut [review here], his LP Crickets Were The Compass has just been released and is available through Silber Records.


Black Magazine – Chvad SB “Crickets Were the Compass” (2014)

Das Cover scheint einen auf den Irrweg schicken zu wollen; das Gegenteil ist der Fall: Comic-Stil (und dann auch noch mit einem Hund als Charakter), das hat schnell etwas Niedliches. Bis nicht nur der „Gesichtsausdruck“ des Hundes ins Auge fällt, sondern eben auch der Zustand der Umgebung. Post-Apokalypse irgendwie. Wenn dann noch zu lesen ist, […]

Babyblauen Seiten – Chvad SB “Crickets Were the Compass” (2014)

Der sich Chvad SB nennende Musiker stammt aus Brooklyn, NY., USA und hat seit 1994 eine umfangreiche Diskographie angesammelt. Darunter sind mehrere im Alleingang aufgenommene Soundtracks sowie Aufnahmen mit experimentellen Projekten, wie z.B. Thing Outside the Skin und Tongue Muzzle.

Auf “Crickets were the Compass” widmet sich Chvad SB avantgardistisch angehauchter Musik, die man wohl […]

Tongue Muzzle “Erectoskeleton” to be featured in the new film, “The Demolisher”!

Immediacy – Chvad SB “Crickets Were the Compass” (2014)

Though complicated in name, Chvad SB’s Crickets Were the Compass is even moreso in delivery, which is why it’s a long term reward (as is learning the name).

Crickets Were the Compass is both the darkest metal and drone, and though it doesn’t rely too heavily on either, the elements are still present enough to […]

Music Guide to the Galaxy – Chvad SB “Crickets Were the Compass” (2014)

Those of you who read my Gut movie review (here), might remember me saying the music had a sort of a eerie electronic vibe, affordable but haunting.

Well good news, Chvad SB (the artist from the Gut soundtrack) has released an album titled “Crickets Were The Compass”. While only having 6 songs it clocks in […]