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Lehner

June 30th, 2015 / Comments Off on Lehner / by Mog/

Lehner Profile

Lehnen was founded by two Americans and two Austrians residing in Austria’s capital, Vienna. They play loud rock music using sonic textures and song structures predominantly found in ambient/ post-rock. Their fourth full-length studio album, „Reaching Over Ice and Waves“, explores the concept of how living in or traveling between different geographical locations affects the identity and development of an individual.

The record conveys what it is like to be a foreigner hanging in the balance between two cultures, constantly home-sick regardless of where one goes, paradoxically, finding comfort and familiarity in travel, as travel itself becomes a sort of “home”. Flights, layovers, and airports are warmly welcomed- they are the connector between the traveler and the people and places at the end of the journey.

The majority of these sentiments are transported instrumentally, with occasional vocals when lyrics are needed to express specific ideas. Following the release of their acclaimed third record, „I See Your Shadow“, various tours of the United States and Europe ensued featuring shows with bands such as Russian Circles, Glasvegas, InAeona, and a recent journey through Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Germany supporting Caspian. Now, finally, with the band’s signing to Noise Appeal Records and the upcoming release of „Reaching Over Ice and Waves“, Lehnen set out to reach new heights in both artistic and performing ambition.

MEMBERS

Joel Boyd – Vocals, Guitar
Martin Konvicka – Guitar
Stefan Sieder – Bass and Matthew Prokop – Drums, Synths

REACHING OVER ICE AND WAVES

Credits
Released 28 May 2015
All songs written and performed by Lehnen.
Recorded by Ronald Dangl
@ S.T.R.E.S.S. Studios in Graz Austria
Additional recordings
@ mBox Studios, Austria & Living Fire Studio USA.
Additional Production, Mixing, & Mastering by Will Benoit
@ The Radar Studio in Clinton, Connecticut USA.
Guitar solo featured on “TCK” played by David Boyd.
Spoken word contributions featured on
“Immer Fremd” and “TCK” by Donald Prokop & Marlena Sustala.
Original paintings by Hannah Korbitz.
Layout and design by Stefan Sieder.
Released via Noise Appeal & Cloud Contact | Sponsored by the AustroMechana SKE Fond.

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Lehnen - Reaching Over Ice And Waves

Artist – Lehner
Album – Reaching Over Ice And Waves
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Ambient, Shoegaze, Post-rock, Experimental [ DO NOT SKIP ]

Tracklist

1. Immer Fremd 05:31
2. How’s The Tires? 05:15
3. Horsetooth 06:00
4. Nightdrive, Mile High 05:12
5. Isolation 06:16
6. Away 05:45
7. Estes 03:25
8. TCK 04:50 | 9. Grey Like Travel 07:28
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Lehnen - I See Your Shadow

Artist – Lehnen
Album – I See Your Shadow [ * * * * * * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Shoegaze, Post-rock, Experimental [ DO NOT SKIP ]

2x LP
Tracklisting

A1 Death Angel
A2 Eighty Years
A3 Acceptance
B1 Thomas
B2 I See Your Shadow
C1 Breathing Machines
C2 Draw What You Know
C3 Figures
D1 Take Me Home | D2 Deadhymn
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Lehnen - We Were Made For Destruction

Artist – Lehnen
Album – We Were Made For Destruction [ * * * * * * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Ambient, Shoegaze, Post-rock, Experimental [ DO NOT SKIP ]

Tracklist

1. I Can’t Save You 06:20
2. We Are A Passing Car 04:58
3. Home 09:20
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Lehnen - Almost Awake

Artist – Lehnen
Album – Almost Awake [ * * * * * * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2009
Genre – Ambient, Shoegaze, Post-rock, Experimental [ DO NOT SKIP ]

Tracklist

1. What Is In The Air 05:25
2. Coma 04:25 | 3. Make Believe 04:29
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Lehnen - Awake

Artist – Lehnen
Album – Awake [ * * * * * * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2010
Genre – Ambient, Shoegaze, Post-rock, Experimental [ DO NOT SKIP ]

Tracklist

1. What Is In The Air 05:25
2. White Flowers 03:10
3. Bucket And Broom 04:20
4. To Hell 02:24
5. Coma 04:25
6. Loom 04:37
7. Make Believe 04:29
8. Awake 06:49 | 9. Ghost Town 04:44
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madebygrey

June 30th, 2015 / Comments Off on madebygrey / by Mog/

madebygrey profile

Antonis Hatzimichalis debuts his first 4 track album collection “I have written a wicked book and feel spotless as the lamb” featuring “Sunrays will make you see the clouds”, “Nothing burns twice”, “s.i.a. (skype is awkward)” and “Little secrets”. Borrowing Herman Melville’s phrase from his letter to Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1851, after accomplishing the great novel Moby Dick, Antonis Hatzimichalis, ex member of The Autumn Leaf Science, re­introduces himself as Made by Grey and presents a totally DIY studio project: a project, accomplished with any available equipment and the help of friends, helpful individuals and at minimum budget. The album was released in the end of 2013 on line for downloading running a total duration of 32’22’’, and in February 2014 it will be out on limited digipack cds’. It includes four lengthy explorative tracks based on a production which merges orchestral instruments (violin, trumpet, concert bells, piano) with electric guitars and powerful druming. It takes you on a dark romantic journey of thick multi­layered prog influenced minimal melodies.

I Have Written A Wicked Book…

Credits
Released 29 September 2013
All Songs Composed, Arranged and Performed By [ madebygrey ]

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madebygrey - I have written

Artist – madebygrey
Album – I Have Written A Wicked Book​,​ And Feel Spotless As The Lamb [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Ambient, Experimetnal, Instrumental, Post-rock, Post-metal [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. sunrays will make you see the clouds 07:07
2. nothing burns twice 11:15
3. s.i.a.(skype is akward) 04:43 | 4. little secrets 09:17
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everythingisbeautiful

June 30th, 2015 / Comments Off on everythingisbeautiful / by Mog/

everythingisbeautiful profile

everythingisbeautiful is a beautiful noise/ambient project from Guadalajara, México. This project consists of experimental sound artist, Fer de la Erre, who started releasing digital-based music since 2010. Throughout the years, he has focused in creating experimental beatless sound textures, also trying to create guitar-based landscapes, attempting to invite the listener to behold its own existence through music.

everything is beautiful has released 2 full-lenght albums, 1 EP, 1 compilation album, and a remix version of their first album, which included the collaboration with writer and poet Mariejo Delgadillo, who wrote several poems based on different songs from EIB’s first two releases.

MEMBERS

Yaiza Cortez – Guitar & Processing
Fer de la Erre – Guitar & Soundscapes

Tiny Pieces Of Stars

Credits
Released 23 June 2015

The album is available for
free streaming and download
through Ruido Solar’s official Bandcamp site.

tinypiecesofstar is the first of a 2-CD album, and has just been released digitally by Mexican based label Ruido Solar RECS (focused on ambient, noise, shoegaze, sound art, and experimental music). This album started to be recorded on February, 2014, and consists of 23 sound pieces about 3 min long, contrary to EIB’s previous lenght standards (around 7-10 min long).

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everythingisbeautiful - tinypiecesofstars

Artist – everythingisbeautiful
Album – tinypiecesofstars [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Ambient, Drone, Post-rock, Dream-noise, Ambientgaze [ everythingisbeautiful ]

Tracklist

01. iv (nhymjsqtsjs) 03:06
02. ix (tdbjcncctrcs) 01:30
03. liv (whtlktcllhm) 03:10
04. lxiv (whsprs/drmfm) 03:10
05. lxviii (cntsyrwnds) 04:16
06. vii (lscmpsdmpls) 03:38
07. xix (yrbdymybdynsnglbdy) 03:20
08. xli (lpsslqd) 03:38
09. xlii (djmsrtprnnsnt) 03:16
10. xxx (dlcdclbrncmrlnt) 03:30
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everythingisbeautiful - v o i k u k k a

Artist – everythingisbeautiful
Album – v o i k u k k a [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Ambient, Drone, Post-rock, Dream-noise, Ambientgaze [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01. vnshd (traspolar 30:30)
02. kstskslps/thmstgrgssml (whnywrhr)
03. yrlvlytwstdsml (traspolar 30:30)
04. vihrea perhösia (tyhjat tilat)
05. tyhjat tilat (traspolar 30:30)
06. punainenkaunisnaiivihuulet (tyhjat tilat)
07. mel.waters.fell.into.a.botomless.pit (t:e:o:t:w:!)
08. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii (unreleased demo)
09. yrbdymybdynsnglbdy (tinypiecesofstar)
10. whsprs/drmfm (tinypiecesofstar) | 11. #22 – 1993 [i.v.] (tinypiecesofstar)
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everythingisbeautiful - traspolar 30​-30

Artist – everythingisbeautiful
Album – traspolar 30​:​30 [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Drone, Post-rock, Dream-noise, Ambientgaze [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. punainenkaunisnaiivihuulet (ft.M.D.) 06:41
2. tyhjat tilat (ft.M.D.)ff 07:09
3. vnshd 07:16 | 4. yrlvlytwstdsml (ft.M.D.) 05:14
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everythingisbeautiful - tyhjat tilat

Artist – everythingisbeautiful
Album – tyhjat tilat [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Ambient, Drone, Post-rock, Dream-noise, Ambientgaze [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. punainenkaunisnaiivihuulet 06:20
2. tyhjat tilat i 07:08
3. vihreä perhosia 06:37
4. tyhjat tilat ii 05:50
5. nn 03:45 | 6. nani (soulwhirlingsomewhere) 09:54
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everythingisbeautiful - When You Were Here

Artist – everythingisbeautiful
Album – When You Were Here [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Ambient, Drone, Post-rock, Dream-noise, Ambientgaze [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. cvrdnsnw/frznwllwlvs 12:30
2. vnshd 07:02
3. enneigé 04:19
4. kastike’s dream 04:27
5. yrlvlytwstdsml i 04:55
6. petite 02:42
7. kstkslps/thmstgrgssml 09:17
8. rmmbrm/drmfm/mtmnmntk 10:17
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Yucatan

June 30th, 2015 / Comments Off on Yucatan / by Mog/

Yucatan Profile

From beneath vaporous skies, at the foot of slate grey peaks and from where song rises from within the soil, Yucatan have created chiming, ethereal lullabies since 2006, born of a desire to create abstract, epic music. Yucatan’s self-titled debut album was released in 2007, followed by ‘Uwch Gopa’r Mynydd’ (Above the Mountain Summit), the band’s second album in summer 2015. Audiences in the UK and Europe experiencing their immersive live performances, of sweeping instrumentation, soaring choirs and shimmering string sections, will do so again with Yucatan appearing at major festivals and carefully selected venues.

Uwch Gopa’r Mynydd

Credits
Released June 22nd 2015
Recording Label Recordiau Coll

Passing yourselves off as the Welsh Sigur Ros may not be the cleverest of things to do unless you can back that statement up with music to match. Thankfully Yucatan not only match but also surpass the Icelandic band in depths of emotion and jaw-dropping beauty on their new album, Uwch Gopa’r Mynydd. A bold statement but even a singular listen to this album will prove it is a worthy one. There are moments on here where you will literally lose your senses and simply sit gawking at nothing in particular as the music sweeps over you.

It would be easy for Yucatan to get carried away with their grandiose meanderings but their trick is to keep a firm ear on the intimate and whilst there are moments which take on a cinematic level, these are tempered by the much better homely feelings. It’s a Welsh trick taken on board by the likes of Golden Fable and Little Arrow and no doubt inspired by that greatest of all, SFA, at their most relaxed. Indeed it’s almost fortuitous that in the year when Mwng gets re-released, we get another Welsh language album that matches up to that classic.

Language barriers aside, Yucatan deliver on all levels here and although you may not be able to understand what they are singing about that’s not the point. Such is the lilt of the welsh language, it chimes along and seeps into your consciousness much like Sigur Ros do with their language. Only this time the language is real and by that reckoning, packs a much bigger emotional punch. As for the music, from the opening strands of ‘Ffin’ to the final moments of ‘Uwch Gopa’r Mynydd’ all life is here. The epic ‘Cwm Llwm’ stirs emotions deep inside you whilst ‘Llyn Tawelwch’ threatens to make you cry. There are several moments too, where time seems to stand still and the music transcends your very soul leaving you a gibbering wreck. It’s beauty of the highest order, a beauty that doesn’t arrive very often. A beauty which the Welsh seem to hold so near to their hearts when it comes to music.

And it’s the Welshness that makes this album what it is. You can almost picture the sweeping hillsides leading up to Snowdonia and the valleys beyond where slate quarries lie abandoned only to see life as a tourist trade. It evokes the lost sense of belonging which can only be found on a St David’s Day parade or when the rugby team breathes it’s dragons fire. It also evokes the home-spun tales of the Mabinogian and other folk tales which make the culture so enduring. To a Welshman it will raise tears of understanding, to others a cry of joy at the music it can produce.

This album is pretty untouchable and is pretty damn near perfect in it’s delivery. Not a moment goes by where a note is wasted or you feel the need to do something else. It transfixes and holds you in its grasp until it’s very end then begs you to play it again and discover other delights. They may very well be the Welsh answer to Sigur Ros but they are also so much more. Who knows what goes through the minds of these musicians when they reach yet another mini crescendo on this fabulous journey. Yucatan may be the most essential band on the planet at this very moment. -[E&D].

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Yucatan  - Uwch Gopa'r Mynydd

Artist – Yucatan
Album – Uwch Gopa’r Mynydd [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock [ EXQUISITE / POST OF THE DAY ]

Tracklist

01 – Ffin
02 – Cwm Llwm
03 – Word Song
04 – Halen Daear a Swn y Mor
05 – Ochenaid
06 – Llyn Tawelwch
07 – Angharad | 08 – Uwch Gopa’r Mynydd
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Yucatan - Yucatan

Artist – Yucatan
Album – Yucatan [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2007
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock [ EXQUISITE ]

Tracklist

01. Y Gwacter 05:12
02. Hull 04:24
03. Malu Trwsio Chwalu Uno 05:03
04. Un Cyfle 08:24
05. Cyrn Pen 03:01
06. Mynd Lawr 04:25
07. Bregus 03:11
08. Lle Ti Di Bod 04:12
09. Cwsg 04:21
10. A Oes Ymateb_ (Radio Session) 03:04
11. Y Llif (Radio Session) 02:55 | 12. Unig Ddau (Radio Session) 09:10
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