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Westkust

April 28th, 2015 / Comments Off on Westkust / by Mog/

Westkust Profile

The opening track from Westkust’s debut is not, in fact, the 1,500th shoegaze-y indie rock song to be named “Swirl”. You could understand the need to check the facts—this style of music loves itself some functional names, i.e., Lush, Curve, Ride, Slowdive, Whirr, Swervedriver, Glider, Hum, we could go on. And, yup, Westkust has co-ed vocals, somewhere in the neighborhood of a dozen fuzz pedals, you know the standard procedure. So there are two ways Westkust will likely introduce themselves here: either as a dutifully formal, reverent band, or one with the confidence to believe that a shoegaze-y indie rock song named “Swirl” can actually sound exciting in 2015.

MEMBERS

Philip Söderlind – drums
Rikard Hjort – guitar/bass
Gustav Andersson – guitar/vocals
Julia Bjernelind – vocals and Hugo Randulv – bass/guitar

LAST FOREVER

Credits
Released April 22nd 2015
On [ Run For Cover Records ].

Here’s a hint: the Swedish quintet shares two members with Makthaverskan, who similarly work within a familiar noise-pop construct, but feature Maja Milner, a charismatic vocalist who sings with the urgency of a 911-call. Milner is not in Westkust, but “Swirl” proves that Makthaverskan’s intensity is a communal thing. Both Gustav Anderson and Julia Bjernelind are going full-tilt here, belting clearly enunciated lyrics about waking up when the sun goes down and escaping cabin fever. Even the MBV-quoting coda goes beyond mere whammy bar abuse and brings in the pedal for more vertiginous, octave-shifting subversion. While most of their peers take the sound and sentiment of “Soft as Snow (But Warm Inside)” as guiding principles, Westkust are the rare group with real fire in their bellies.

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Westkust - Lost Forever

Artist – Westkust
Album – Last Forever
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Indie, Shoegaze, Alternative, Experimental

Tracklist

1. Swirl 03:14
2. Dishwasher 04:22
3. Drown 02:30
4. 0700 03:40
5. Weekends 03:25
6. Easy 03:57
7. Jonna 03:12
8. Summer 3D 03:47 | 9. Another day 04:54
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Westkust – Last Forever
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Westkust - Swirl

Artist – Westkust
Album – Swirl
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Indie, Shoegaze, Alternative, Experimental

Tracklist

01 – Swirl
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Westkust – Swirl
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Westkust - Summer 3D  Weekends

Artist – Westkust
Album – Summer 3D / Weekends
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Indie, Shoegaze, Alternative, Experimental

Tracklist

1. Summer 3D 03:48
2. Weekends 03:25
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Westkust – Summer 3D / Weekends
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Westkust - Junk EP

Artist – Westkust
Album – Junk EP
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Indie, Shoegaze, Alternative, Experimental

Tracklist

1. Surf 03:47
2. Touch 02:50
3. Care 05:15
4. Alan Life 03:43
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Westkust – Junk EP
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Westkust - TOUCH (Single)

Artist – Westkust
Album – TOUCH (Single)
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Indie, Shoegaze, Alternative, Experimental

Tracklist

01 – TOUCH (Single)
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Westkust – TOUCH (Single)
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White Noise Sound

April 28th, 2015 / Comments Off on White Noise Sound / by Mog/

White Noise Sound Profile

Assembled in Swansea, Wales, White Noise Sound isolated themselves from all around them while they conjured their own particular wall of sound – at once relentlessly pulsating and blissed-out. The band’s white-label demos quickly began to incite label and media attention, receiving airplay in the UK from the likes of Steve Lamacq and Bethan Elfyn at BBC Radio 1, Europe and the US.

2015 sees the return of Welsh psychedelicists White Noise Sound with their second album ‘Like a Pyramid of Fire’.
After honing their craft across the UK and through Europe – with the likes of Super Furry Animals, The Warlocks, Spectrum, Mark Gardener (Ride) and members of Spacemen 3, Spiritualized and The Brian Jonestown Massacre – WNS completed their debut album in 2010 with the assistance of Pete Kember (Spacemen 3 / Spectrum / E.A.R) and magician Cian Ciaran (Super Furry Animals).

MEMBERS

Dan Henley – Vocals & Synth
Paul Griffiths – Guitar
Rhys Hicks – Guitar
Darren Beale – Bass
Shane Dixon – Drums
Adam Tovey – Vocals, Guitar, Keys & Programming

LIKE A PYRAMID OF FIRE

Credits
Released June 04th 2015
by cult California based label Alive Records

“Exceptional” Q
“Behemoth¬-like” Mojo
“Opiated majesty” The Independent
“Colossal” The Times
“Sublime” The Guardian | “Awesome” Artrocker

Released by cult California based label Alive Records (whose back-catalogue includes releases from The Black Keys, Beachwood Sparks, Iggy Pop and James Williamson and The Soledad Brothers) in 2010 (US) / 2011 (UK), the eponymous debut was greeted with widespread critical acclaim and WNS toured through Europe in its support.

‘Like a Pyramid of Fire’ sees the band take their trademark wall of sound – at once relentlessly pulsating and blissed-out – and conjure from it a sonic palette with range and depth. WNS worked closely with producer / DJ Phil Kieran and again with Cian Ciaran and the result is a metronomic and hypnotic onslaught of melody, groove and exploration which goes beyond the standard tropes of psychedelia.

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White Noise Sound - Like A Pyramid Of Fire

Artist – White Noise Sound
Album – Like A Pyramid Of Fire
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Indie, Shoegaze, Psychedelic, Alternative

Tracklist

1. Heavy Echo 04:09
2. Bow 03:46
3. All You Need 04:00
4. Can’t You See It 04:45
5. Red Light 04:43
6. Step Into The Light 06:41 | 7. Feel It 04:38
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White Noise Sound – Like A Pyramid Of Fire
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Code I

April 28th, 2015 / Comments Off on Code I / by Mog/

Code I Profile

Code I’ is Alex Wilkinson, a solo multi instrumentalist recording artist and producer from Nottingham, England. Drawing on post rock/ambient influences, Code I’s emotive work also includes metal and hardcore. His album ‘The Ending That We Dream Of’ combines hard hitting, heavy arrangements and contrasting layers of ambient noise.

THE ENDING THAT WE DREAM OF

Credits
Released 25th March 2015
All Tracks Composed and Arranged By Alex Wilkinson

A post/rock ambient album calling upon elements of hardcore, metal and rock. This album if the first for Code I. As part of a university project, he has been given the task to create an album in a specific genre, this being post rock/ambient. Stripping down conventional pop and rock music, Code I has created relaxing melodies, epic builds and dark tonal elements that will appeal to any post rock fan.

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Code I - The Ending That We Dream Of

Artist – Code I
Album – The Ending That We Dream Of
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock, Post-metal

Tracklist

1. A Depiction of Mountains 04:07
2. The Ending That We Dream Of 04:55
3. Somewhere Inbetween 07:45
4. Cold Shoulder 03:58
5. Oceans Apart 05:14
6. Interlude 02:40
7. Passing Through 02:45
8. Lost 01:22 | 9. …And Then I Was Found 03:54
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Code I – The Ending That We Dream Of
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Code I
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Alaska

April 28th, 2015 / Comments Off on Alaska / by Mog/

Alaska Profile

The tag “experimental” that’s tacked onto most of the Internet sites representing Nevada post-hardcore kids Alaska is initially quite misleading. Opening their debut full-length, Everything is Fine, is a set of math grooves and drifting, incomprehensible vocals on “Shot Down the Moon”, which initiates almost thirty minutes of more math grooves and drifting, incomprehensible vocals. Plus, it’s not like the sound is at all original either. First impressions of Alaska turn straight to comparisons towards so very many post-hardcore groups you can find around any corner on Bandcamp: Moving Mountains and Native are a few of the slightly bigger names I would think of. And then, the record isn’t even long. It doesn’t even hit thirty minutes. For all its spacey little post-rock detours and instrumental ditties, Everything is Fine goes by with speed.

So, you’re probably asking what it is exactly that makes this such an excellent record. Well, the answer encompasses a little bit of all the things I seemed to have been criticising in that first paragraph. First of all, there’s a lot here. And I mean, a lot. For thirty minutes, Alaska packs a legion of endlessly shifting rhythmic grooves that drift in and out, morph, or drop straight off in a positively confusing, lost and, mathematically challenging way, leaving even quicker than they came. Elliot Rivera’s cathartic vocal performance all the while soars over every unclearly separate bar like a bird over an ever-changing landscape. There’s so much constantly happening that one could easily miss what’s actually going on in all of these songs in the greater scheme of things.

The band lives up to the experimental description less with instrumental experimentation as much as with structural and dynamic innovation: where “Sundialing” is a straightforward build to a hard-hitting climax, a track like “Pt. I (the sun is gone)” proves unpredictable in that it presses with urgency only to lead into the slower “Pt. II (before it shines)” and allow it to finish what the prior track started. Likewise, “Even Dirt Finds Its Way Home” is brilliantly uninhibited in its more traditional punk beat which underlies a compressing and decompressing instrumentation until finally bursting in an uplifting, vocal-led outro. Every track is presented like the Sydney Opera House in that it is less a straight escalation towards a point as much as it is a wavy, multifaceted piece which, in retrospect, is completely necessary in all its many aspects. They bring to mind Pianos Become the Teeth with their unorthodox but natural song structures, which often avoid letting up across the course of the record and instead flow forward with an innate sense of direction.

MEMBERS

Cody Furin
Nick Strader
Tyler Kawada
and Joel Kirschenbaum

EVERYTHING IS FINE

Credits
released 09 July 2013

Recorded between
6/14/13 – 6/20/13
All songs written by Alaska

Produced / Engineered / Mastered by Sam Pura
@ The Panda Studios | Art layout by Cody Furin & Joel Kirschenbaum

With that, Everything is Fine becomes so much more than a slapping-together of challenging rhythms, guitar-effects arpeggios and choruses-less vocals. It’s a highly ambitious venture which is perhaps denser than any recent listen in what is becoming an increasingly digestible subgenre, and needs neither a revolutionary sound nor a long runtime to accomplish this. Despite its unrestrained structural changing, there’s most definitely something happening on every song that does not become apparent until you lose yourself within the music and learn the path yourself. Until it is completely absorbed, Everything is Fine is without meaning, but like the frozen Alaska winter, the album takes a bit of thawing to reveal its beautiful craftsmanship.

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Alaska - Everything Is Fine

Artist – Alaska
Album – Everything Is Fine
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Post-hardcore, Post-punk, Post-rock, Post-metal Screamo

Tracklist

1. Shot Down The Moon 02:51
2. Sundialing 02:08
3. Even Dirt Finds Its Way Home 02:04
4. 135.9^2 mi 02:57
5. Ocean House (everything is fine) 01:39
6. Pt. I (the sun is gone) 04:14
7. Pt. II (before it shines) 03:25
8. Dead Creatures 02:13
9. Far 03:34 | 10. The Weather Is Worse Than Before 04:03
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Alaska & Oranges - The Summer I Joined The Harlem Globetrotters Split EP

Artist – Alaska / Oranges
Album – The Summer I Joined The Harlem Globetrotters Split EP
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Post-hardcore, Post-punk, Post-metal / Alternative-metal, Screamo

Tracklist

1. Alaska – Kiteflyer 03:45
2. Oranges – Jackie Chan, Around the World in 80 Days 02:51
3. Alaska – Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money 03:12
4. Oranges – If Only You Were President 03:04
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Alaska / Oranges – The Summer I Joined The Harlem Globetrotters Split EP
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Alaska - Palcaptain

Artist – Alaska
Album – Palcaptain
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Post-hardcore, Post-punk, Post-metal / Alternative-metal, Screamo

Tracklist

1. palcaptain 03:18
2. Graveyards 02:32
3. Oakbuff 03:32
4. Settlements 02:58 | 5. Vineyards 04:31
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Alaska – Palcaptain
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Alaska - Demo

Artist – Alaska
Album – Demo
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Post-hardcore, Post-punk, Post-metal / Alternative-metal, Screamo

Tracklist

1. Bears. 05:17
2. Golden. 03:31
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We Are Oceans

April 28th, 2015 / Comments Off on We Are Oceans / by Mog/

We Are Oceans Profile

WE ARE OCEANS is an instrumental four piece from Hanson, Massachusetts who plays slow and heavy guitar riffs. The band has a total of three releases including a split cassette with [ Yoma ] yet another excellent post-rock / metal outfit from Albany, New York. WE ARE OCEANS latest title “Woodsmoke” was released on the 25th Of April 2015 and is available on BandCamp on a Name Your Price basis which I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND to get.

MEMBERS

Nick Pagan, bass
Bryan Counter, drums
Justin Richner, guitar and Derek Gilbert, guitar

WOODSMOKE

Credits
Released April 25th 2015

Recorded and mixed (August 22/23, 2014),
Mastered by Chris Johnson at Q Division in Somerville, MA.

< < < < < [ [ BANDCAMP ] | [ FACEBOOK ] ]. > > > > >
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We Are Oceans - Woodsmoke

Artist – We Are Oceans
Album – Woodsmoke
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock, Post-metal

Tracklist

1. Stonewall 13:44
2. Dead Winds 10:43
3. Pressed Flowers 04:09 | 4. Solstice 12:11
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We Are Oceans – Woodsmoke
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We Are Oceans & Yoma - Split Cassette

Artist – We Are Oceans / Yoma
Album – Split Cassette
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock, Post-metal

Tracklist

1. Wildfire 12:55
2. Yoma – The Heart Of Nemaserathsis 06:03
3. Yoma – Attack Of The Irukandji 06:58
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We Are Oceans / Yoma – Split Cassette
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We Are Oceans - We Are Oceans

Artist – We Are Oceans
Album – We Are Oceans
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock, Post-metal

Tracklist

1. Roots Grow Down 10:59
2. Step 07:40
3. Mmmyellow 09:56
4. Leaves Like Stained Glass 12:00
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We Are Oceans – We Are Oceans
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Cestine

April 28th, 2015 / Comments Off on Cestine / by Mog/

Cestine Profile

Together, Dominic Coppola and Theodore Schafer form the experimental/ambient duo that is Cestine. This two song cassette showcases two lengthy tracks of minimal ambiance that is performed with such a mature sense of timing and restraint, where the natural dynamics of the compositions just flow. Cestine locks into warm sounds of droney waves and builds upon layers in such a subdued manner that one is enveloped in a calm of manipulated synth drones, and honed improvisation.

Not a single sound ever feels rushed or cluttered-even the field recordings explored are done so in a manner that is not obtrusive to the overall aura of the work. The spaciousness achieved by Cestine reminds of the work of Widesky, R. Sawyer or Steve Reich. “Other Half/Bright Encounter” is an immersive, introspective experience that commands a listener’s attention to fully appreciate but at the same time doesn’t give into the lure of lengthy, self indulgent forays sound experimentation but rather a more focused and refined sense of minimal composition. “Other Half/Bright Encounter” is limited to an edition of 40 cassettes (home dubbed in real time) packaged in full color, numbered j-cards and stamped labels. This is Rok Lok Records #97

RUGOSA

Credits
Released April 24th 2015
Recording Label Hacktivism Records

Recommended for fans of Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Tim Hecker, and Stars of the Lid. “Rugosa”, An earthy ambient/drone piece that is thick with analogue presence and field recordings. This is Cestine’s fourth and last release, being put on cassette by Ann Arbor’s own Hacktivism Records. From the artwork, title, and pieces within “Rugosa” seeps with a romantic tone that is unlike the work of contemporary drone bands. They’ve relieved some of the darker and harsh tones that came along with their first release “Pressed” and brought a true warmth into their sound. The cassette comes as a C24 black case with red leader with heavyweight cardstock printed artwork.

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Cestine - Rugosa

Artist – Cestine
Album – Rugosa
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Minimal, Drone, Experimental

Tracklist

1. Rugosa I 03:02
2. Rugosa II 03:22
3. Rugosa III 04:50
4. Rugosa IV 11:54
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Cestine - Level

Artist – Cestine
Album – Level
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Minimal, Drone, Experimental [ EPIC ]

Tracklist

1. Relief 03:41
2. Crest 11:36
3. Grade 16:53
4. Level 02:34
5. Patiently 09:40
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Cestine - Other Half & Bright Encounter

Artist – Cestine
Album – Other Half​/​Bright Encounter [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Minimal, Drone, Experimental [ EPIC ]

Tracklist

01 – Other Half​
02 – Bright Encounter
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FREE DL Cestine – Other Half​/​Bright Encounter
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Cestine - Pressed

Artist – Cestine
Album – Pressed [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Minimal, Drone, Experimental [ EPIC ]

Tracklist

1. Pressed 12:38
2. Lost In The Silver Ball 07:22
3. Soil / Nocturne In D Major, Op. 1 18:18
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FREE DL Cestine – Pressed
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ChristerK

April 26th, 2015 / Comments Off on ChristerK / by Mog/

CHRISTERK

christerK or Christer Kauppinen is a producer/songwriter based in Stockholm, Sweden. Inside his small own recording studio in the rural archipelago outside stockholm he lets his imagination come alive. With a background as a drummer in post-rock and electronic bands he combines synthesizers and acoustic instruments alongside reverbs, delays and drum machines. The ambition is to create tracks that are groovy yet mild and vibrant.

DELFIN

Credits
Released APRIL 26th 2015
Written & Produced by [ ChristerK ]

< < < < < [ [ BANDCAMP ] | [ SOUNDCLOUD ] ]. > > > > >
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ChristerK - Delfin

Artist – ChristerK
Album – DELFIN
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Electronic

Tracklist

01 – DELFIN
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ChristerK – DELFIN
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christerK - Takeoff

Artist – christerK
Album – Takeoff [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01 – Takeoff
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christerK – Takeoff
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christerK - Mellov

Artist – christerK
Album – Mellow [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Upbeat, IDM [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01 – Mellov
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christerK – Mellow
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ChristerK
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