Play
Prev
Next

FR Piano Driven Post-rock Outfit [ heklAa ] Latest Release [ Pieces Of You “Vol 1. The Piano Works” ] Available On BandCamp

Post-rock Outfit [ S2O ] 2015 Spring Tour

Radio Etiopia A [ Portugal ] Podcast INTERNET Radio.

Ambient / Drone Guru’s [ ‘Sound Awakener’ & ‘Linear Bells’ ] Latest Collab’ [ Belonging To The Infinity ] Available On BandCamp

CA Post-rock Outfit [ Apollo Architect ] Debut EP [ The Wanderer ] Available On BandCamp

New Single From Ambient / Electronic Outfit [ ChristerK ] Title [ DELFIN ] Available On SoundCloud.

CA Electronic Outfit [ The Black Penguins ] Latest Release [ MY THIRD EYE ] OUT NOW!!!

Atmospheric-ambient Outfit [ Dead Melodies ] Debut Title [ Slowwave Perfection ] Available Of BandCamp

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.

< < < < < [ [ BANDCAMP ] | [ FACEBOOK ] ]. > > > > >
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

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
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Code I – The Ending That We Dream Of
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Code I
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Tags: , , , ,

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.

< < < < < [ [ BANDCAMP ] | [ FACEBOOK ] ]. > > > > >
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

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
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Alaska – Everything Is Fine
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

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
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Alaska / Oranges – The Summer I Joined The Harlem Globetrotters Split EP
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

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
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Alaska – Palcaptain
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

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
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Alaska – Demo
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Alaska
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Tags: , , ,

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 ] ]. > > > > >
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

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
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
We Are Oceans – Woodsmoke
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

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
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
We Are Oceans / Yoma – Split Cassette
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

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
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
We Are Oceans – We Are Oceans
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

We Are Oceans
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Tags: , , , ,

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.

< < < < < [ [ BANDCAMP ] | [ FACEBOOK ] ]. > > > > >
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

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
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Cestine – Rugosa
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

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
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Cestine – Level
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

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
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
FREE DL Cestine – Other Half​/​Bright Encounter
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

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
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
FREE DL Cestine – Pressed
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Cestine
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Tags: , , , , , ,

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 ] ]. > > > > >
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

ChristerK - Delfin

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

Tracklist

01 – DELFIN
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
ChristerK – DELFIN
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

christerK - Takeoff

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

Tracklist

01 – Takeoff
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
christerK – Takeoff
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

christerK - Mellov

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

Tracklist

01 – Mellov
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
christerK – Mellow
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

ChristerK
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Tags: , , , , ,

Caves Of Steel

April 26th, 2015 / Comments Off on Caves Of Steel / by Mog/

Caves Of Steel Profile

Caves of Steel from Oslo, Norway have been exploring the range of instrumental of rock together since 2007. They’ve shared the stage with bands like Rumble in Rhodos, Scott Kelly (from Neurosis), Spurv, SVK and Fleur de Lis, and done their own headlining tour through China.

REVISIONED

Credits
Released 24 April 2015

Recorded at Blindern, Oslo by Endre Njøs
Additional recording by Caves of Steel
Mixed by Endre Njøs
Mastered by Martin Bowitz at Strype Audio

Written and performed by Caves of Steel:

Gaute Johan Johansen
Inge Jørgensen
Magnus Farkvam and Peter Andersen Rød

Additional choir
by Aileen Caroline Kjær | Piano by Endre Njøs

Photography by Steven Caddy | Design by Manual design

Revisioned is an album about shifting perspectives. It’s expanding on 2012s Troposphere / Magnetosphere, showcasing an even wider range of takes on their core sound. It’s their third release, engineered and mixed by Endre Njøs from Kollwitz. The digital release is available now, a vinyl version will follow this summer along with a tour across eastern Europe with fellow Oslo math metallers Thefalls.

< < < < < [ [ BANDCAMP ] | [ FACEBOOK ] ]. > > > > >
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Caves Of Steel - Revisioned 2015

Artist – Caves Of Steel
Album – Revisioned
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock, Post-metal [ TOTALLY WORTHY ]

Tracklist

1. Parallax 03:17
2. Dunning-Kruger 06:06
3. Silver Bullet 08:05
4. Heart Leaping Forward 04:36
5. Transverse 05:37
6. Codeine 06:11
7. The Kentucky Derby 04:45
8. What Happens to You Here Is Forever 05:31
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Caves Of Steel – Revisioned
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Artist – Caves Of Steel
Album – Troposphere / Magnetosphere [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock, Post-metal, Spoken Lyrics [ TOTALLY WORTHY ]

Tracklist

1. Last Citizen of the USSR 06:58
2. Lisa Nowak Love Story 05:20
3. Venera 03:05 | 4. Gemini XII 02:42 | 5. Honey Trap 05:07
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Caves Of Steel – Troposphere / Magnetosphere
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Caves Of Steel - Dear Satan

Artist – Caves Of Steel
Album – Dear Satan [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2010
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock, Post-metal

Tracklist

01 – Dear Satan
02 – Last Night I Killed a Porcupine
03 – Borders of No Light | 04 – This Road We’re Walking Down
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Caves Of Steel – Dear Satan
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Caves Of Steel
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Tags: , , , ,

The Stars Above

April 26th, 2015 / Comments Off on The Stars Above / by Mog/

The Stars Above Profile

THE STARS ABOVE

Michael Jakucs began creating music under The Stars Above moniker in 2010, to explore the interaction between music and emotion. Using the infinite unknown of the universe above us as inspiration, The Stars Above is easily relatable upon first listen; however, subsequent listens reveal the detailed layers embedded within each song. After graduating from university with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Jakucs, like many, experienced the abrupt shift from life as a college student to that of a professional. For the last two years he’s seen the dark side of the soul working the streets of Los Angeles as a Private Investigator. He channelled his range of thoughts to craft an album that is deeply personal and contemplative and reflective of the rebirth and fresh start that life changes so often elicit.

Lazarus Effect ‘Single’
From Debut Album ‘The Stillest Hour’

Credits
Released 23 April 2015

All tracks written, performed and produced
by Michael Jakucs
Additional voices by Frankmunstah | Artwork by Paolo Fortades

After the sun drenched sounds of his debut full length album, Shoreline, and the otherworldly atmosphere of the recent EP Drift, The Stillest Hour sees The Stars Above create a new sonic world with unknowns teeming beneath the shimmering surface. Where Shoreline and Drift focused on nostalgia and isolation, The Stillest Hour tackles something more existential; the constant death and rebirth of change. From the mind of Los Angeles native Michael Jakucs, The Stillest Hour sees The Stars Above create thunderous auditory worlds, rich with words and sounds buried beneath the surface. Taking influence from bands as varied as Boards of Canada, The Smashing Pumpkins, Cloudkicker, The XX and Explosions in the Sky; The Stars Above combines post-rock dynamics, math rock complexities and electronic experimentation to create unique soundscapes. Rather than focus on cold, digital perfection – The Stillest Hour embraces and embodies the beautiful variance of the human hand while utilizing computer manipulation to create new sounds from real instruments.

< < < < < [ [ FACEBOOK ] | [ BANDCAMP ] ]. > > > > >
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

The Stars Above - Lazarus Effect [ Single ]

Artist – The Stars Above
Album – Lazarus Effect [ Single ] From ‘The Stillest Hour’
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock, Progressive [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

01 – Lazarus Effect
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
The Stars Above – Lazarus Effect [ Single ]
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

The Stars Above - Drift

Artist – The Stars Above
Album – Drift
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock, Progressive [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Where Spirits Have Lease 07:52
2. Drift 04:52
3. Echoes 04:58
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
The Stars Above – Drift
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

The Stars Above - Shoreline

Artist – The Stars Above
Album – Shoreline
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Ambient, Post-rock, Shoegaze / Nu-gaze Like, Alternative [ BRILLIANT ]

Tracklist

1. Looking Back 02:39
2. Shoreline 03:44
3. Purpose 02:58
4. Searching the Sky 04:14
5. Contact 05:12
6. Fear Decides 03:45
7. Come and Go 04:03
8. Under the Starlit Sky 04:08
9. No, We Never Had To 05:02
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
The Stars Above – Shoreline
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Artist – The Stars Above
Album – Clouds
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Ambient, Post-rock, Shoegaze / Nu-gaze Like, Alternative

Tracklist

1. Limbo 03:35
2. As You Crumbled 03:59
3. Clouds 03:56
4. A Song For Milly Michaelson (Thrice Cover) 05:19
5. The Shepard 03:48
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
The Stars Above – Clouds
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

The Stars Above
————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Tags: , , , , ,