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Latest Release By UK Post-rock Outfit [ Qualia ] Title [ Melancholia ] Available On BandCamp!!!
Piano Driven Post-rock Outfit [ Evillookingbird ] Debut EP [ Labyrinth ] Available On BandCamp
Cinematic-ambient Outfit [ There Is No Teenage Love ] Latest Title [ LAHEX ] Available On BandCamp
Silver Screen Orchestra [ s2o ] Debut Self-Title Album OUT NOW For [ $ 1 ].
Ambient Post-rock Outfit [ To Destroy A City ] Latest Album [ Sunless ] Out Now!!!
Post-experimental Outfit [ Svarta Stugan ] Latest EP [ Aspects Of Our Future Selves ] OUT NOW!!!
Experimental Post-rock Outfit [ 1000 Suns ] Latest Album [ The Body The Mind ] Available On BandCamp
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Silver Screen Orchestra also known as [ s2o ] is an American instrumental duo that began in 2011. The band uses public domain footage as the inspiration for it's musical works. Nathan Stewart & Kayla Breitwieser, both members of SC post-rock band Pan, began playing music together after forming a relationship in late 2011. Their common interest in instrumental music, along with their similar style of composition, lead to early recordings and a desire to develop a more sophisticated sound.
Incorporating a visual component became a staple of each composition--in some cases, helping to develop the song's movements and purpose. In the summer of 2014, S2O ventured to Montreal to record their first EP with Howard Bilerman of Hotel2Tango. It is available for purchase at any of their live shows as well as at their Bandcamp page.
Silver Screen Orchestra
Self-Title Album [ FOR A $ 1 BILL ]
Release Date: SEPT 11th 2014
Recorded in Montreal, QC with H. Bilerman of Hotel2Tango.
Mastered by Harris Newman
Of Grey Market Mastering. In honor of Nicholas Chase Stewart.
s2o is [ Nathan Stewart: Electric Guitar ] and [ Kayla Breitwieser: Violin ]. Nathan S and Kayla B crisp new album coming out September 11th is both eerie and soothing. It is the perfect formula inducing to well-written songs that introduces some sort of music-refuge. Buried deep in orchestral-like elements and the odd fanciful dreamlike drone’s qualities unfolds heart warmth images that fade and reshape in an audible pattern. Silver Screen Orchestra also known as s2o, debut S/T album is soothed in memories, the kind that you won’t dare reshaping in any form, not even for a single moment, as you would want them to stays with you for a lifetime.
Emotionally bulky and well equipped with darkness, you can feel the tension in each pull of the guitar strings as you would equally feel the ease and peace in each and every violin chords. Drawn in its composition, which is largely and precisely driven by the duo’s imagination and insight in experimental music’s, Silver Screen Orchestra is an abstract experimental work of art that requires one’s undivided attention before it can begin to dished out bonuses. Packed with 4 movements where each one of them exceeds the quarter of an hour marks, you bet you about to tap in some sort of experimental / post-something berceuse.
While all this may seems like news to many of us, but let’s face it, s2o duo started back in 2011 and digitally released their live performance on the 2nd of July 2014, which is now followed by the band debut self-title album. And while the shape and shadows of the band took place in 2011 based on similar interest in music style from both members as well as the formation of a new relation, Nathan and Kayla has been around for a while as members of the SC post-rock band Pan. So rest assure as their unique blend of experimental post-rock were forged long ago.
However, the only news here is that this debut album takes a sharper form and a bulkier weight by focussing on intimate sweeping melodies that are woven precisely underneath a new-age 21st century noise surface. The type of sprawling noises that attribute a strong form of confidence and that makes it all worth the listen. Well after all this is a damn good album inspired by… ‘obviously’ a lot of good music around. Believe it or not ALL tracks on this release are as haunting as memorable. There isn’t a lot to say here except that the duo pretty much nailed it in to a bursting exasperation of fairness.
I have always wanted to quote the following words from [ Mogwai - Young Team ] and I simply cannot find a better album to do so. So here it is, “Yes I am A Long Way From Home”. 'Cause this music can put a human being in a trance like state and deprive it for the sneaking feeling of existing. 'Cause music is bigger than words and wider than pictures. If someone said that Mogwai are the stars, I would not object. If the stars had a sound, it would sound like this. The punishment for these solemn words can be hard. Can blood boil like this at the sound of a noisy tape that I've heard? I know one thing. On Saturday, the sky will crumble together (or something) with a huge bang to fit into the cave. [ Thus… Let The Music Speak For Itself ].Tracklist 1. March of the Emperor 16:34
On July 9, 2014, Nicholas Chase Stewart was killed in a car accident. He was only 18 years old. During the moment of the car accident, Silver Screen Orchestra was performing this song live. They would like to dedicate this song to their little brother, Nick, and to all others who have lost their lives far too early. We love you always, Nick. #chaseyourdreams. Fifteen minute- one take, one recording, one camera, live music performance by "Silver Screen Orchestra". On stage they would be improving music to a TV playing a video of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster.Silver Screen Orchestra - Silver Screen Orchestra ]. > > > ============================================
[ murmursounds ] is a moniker for the original composing division of "murmur" (soundofmur.com) - sound workshop founded by active members of russian post-rock band Aesthesys - Victor Krabovich, Ivan Lubiany and Nickholas Koniwzski, where they do perform all kind of sound activities - sound production, OSTs for games and movies\TV, mixing and mastering, sound design and lots of related lines of work.
In September 2014 they've started an experiment called "weekly sketches" - every week murmur team produces a new original composition and puts it on the official soundcloud account and a special webpage: http://weekly.soundofmur.com - a new tune appears every Wednesday, while any listener can propose ideas for the future tracks - that makes "weekly sketches" the perfect way for murmurians to communicate with audience.
It does work in BOTH directions:
pick a genre
or any other musical feature
you'd like us to explore next
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WEEKLY SKETCHES & UPDATE
WILL APPEAR HERE
ON A REGULAR WEDNESDAY BASIS
[ murmursounds ] is the central of brave and courageous ventures in to experimental-ambient sound. The people behind the project shed various aliases such as ( “Aesthesys”, “Kawataro” amongst many others ) and has been in the music and soundtrack-making for a very long time now. With an overall soundings that often acquires adequately from other contemporary sources, here [ murmursounds ] coordinate those inclination and desires with various surroundings by revisiting experimental movements that mirrors an unusual blend such as “Hammock” and “Ghosts Wear Clothes”, giving miles of space to tinny drum machines, soft synth lines, textured beats and various other elements to reverberate endlessly.
On this particular project or shall I say particular release from [ murmursounds ], since this is more of an experimental quest and yes different volume will differ to each other, [ murmursounds ] as a whole is most likely regarded as one of the most compelling character in a creative movement in which sounds are stretched and camouflaged in fuzz and in glitch. The audible movements, identical of purity, filters away, manifest itself as long lost memories. This sort of practice has been a common proceeding in movies/original soundtrack and gaming-scores for centuries.
One thing we’ll all agree, the trio, Victor, Ivan and Nikholas (guitarist and sound engineers for “Aesthesys”) are pretty well-known for their proficient ways of flirting through contrasting styles, therefor canvas(ing) on various genres and knotting a staggering musical ‘tableu’ within a blink of an eye is of no big deal for the trio. With crucial depth and knowledge as well as distinct intuitive feel for the musical worlds [ murmursounds ] immerses itself quite deeply on Volume I.Tracklist 1. weeklysketch 1 03:58
The outcome here is of a different sound palette as oppose to other active aliases the trio’s liberate but it’s also more than just a simple tribute, there's a strong feeling and emotion that runs through, the kind that leaves a playfulness tones and sensitive signature upon every listen. Again… since this is more of an experimental project, one can indeed expect different facets all together within one playlist but rest assure though, if one facet demonstrates the project liveliness and ability to forged textured beats with an emotional timbre other facet of [ murmursound ] establishes the arguments of how far the guys are willing to take this project / sounds. Check it out readers & listeners… and needless to say, stay tune for the next movement, which will automatically reflect on the band soundcloud space right here on TSS Front Page Sidebar.murmursounds - weekly sketches: volume I ]. > > > > ============================================
TO DESTROY A CITY
Chicago-based To Destroy A City was formed after Andrew Welch (drums/synths/programming), Jeff Anderson (guitar/keyboards), and Michael Marshall (guitar) met through various iterations of previous musical projects. When the three finally sat down together in the summer of 2010, they moved quickly, writing and recording their debut within a year's time. The self-titled album was released by n5MD in September 2011. The remix companion album, Rebuild, was released in 2012 and featured reworked tracks by local scene-mates as well as other artists from the n5MD roster.
To Destroy A City's sophomore full-length album entitled "SUNLESS" is due in the fall of 2014. On SUNLESS, TDAC expands on where they left off, drawing from cinematic, literary, and musical influences to craft a sprawling yet cohesive follow-up. Sonically, TDAC moves effortlessly between delicate ambient passages to beat-induced grooves to soaring melodic peaks. Electronic beat production is intertwined with live percussion, while layers of guitars, synths and pianos forge the melodic foundation of the tracks. The uninitiated may find To Destroy A City analogous to label mates Lights Out Asia and port-royal, and, due to some periodic drifting into similar spaces, the wide-screen ambient guitar duo Hammock.
DISCOGRAPHY2014 - [ Sunless ]
SUNLESS ( PR )
Sophomore albums can be a tough proposition, often created in a much shorter time span than the years of refinement most debut albums receive. Chicago based trio To Destroy A City dropped such a perfect debut in 2011 that fans have collectively held their breath for the follow-up. However, unlike some artists who rush into the studio to complete their sophomore release, TDAC has taken nearly three years to craft their follow-up: SUNLESS. The time and effort shows in the nine cinematically crafted tracks. At times SUNLESS is more electronic leaning than its predecessor, yet is still punctuated with sheets of glacially emotive guitar-work. Intricate electronic beats give way to propulsive live drumming. The synths, while more prominent this time out, fit effortlessly into the TDAC framework. SUNLESS is an album of contrasting moods, though the trio transitions between these moods more gently than their peers. Is SUNLESS 'better' than the trio's debut? Both are equally strong, which is no small feat. But one thing is for sure: it is a move onward and upward into an expansiveness that they have only hinted at previously. A must-have for fans of God is an Astronaut, Hammock, and Lights Out Asia. SUNLESS will be available on CD/FLAC/MP3 as well as limited edition 2xLP with a limited amount in red/orange/black splatter.
Released 18 November 2014
(c) TDAC (p) n5music (BMI) 2014
[ To Destroy A City ] dropped an atomic blast back in 2011 on their debut self-title album and since then… the band went and got signed on [ n5md ], a recording label measuring up to [ Denovali Records ] and the likes, who has advanced themselves on putting out and delivering some of the best post-rock act known in this everlasting post-rock century.
Unlike some outfits who takes years or even decade to carve a niche for themselves by consistently topping up their catalogue with new Singles and numerous EP’s on a regular basis, [ To Destroy a City ] have managed to create a name for themselves with just a couple of releases, call it luck or good marketing with the right platform, I somehow prefer to lean towards the integrity side of the music itself and the awesomeness factor, since the band has successfully managed to shake listener’s emotions into a state of divine-escape.
From the beginning [ To Destroy A City’s ] music has been of a unrestricted form, variations in its layered sound sequences are as subtle as its modest guitar waves-flow, that in mind the band boundless qualities are beyond absolution, their four unit catalogue are tailored to accompany the most grand and the most elegant panorama one could possible think of: think of the grandest blue skies over the largest blue ocean, all in widescreen scope.
For regular visitors and regular readers if you know [ To Destroy A City ] from the beginning of its existence, which by the way doesn’t travel back decades, then you would know exactly what to expect on “Sunless” or at the very least, a glimpse of what to expect. Upon listening to this latest title, most of us would agree that the band has made two steps towards a more conventional ambient structure but not enough to turn off past fans though, and most likely plenty more attractive details-tunes to magnet a few more instrumental lovers who they might not have gotten the full attention in the past.
This new record is about an odd hour in duration, occupying most part of a full CD, and one that is conveniently easy to stream and to digest in its entirety. “Sunless” is precisely the type of record one would arguably state the gap and the open spaces the band left for exploring newer possibilities and new time signature for future direction. But make no mistake as this is by far not a negative critic and my guts feeling tells me the band took this approach on the mere fact that they have so much to express in a limited hour. It’s one of those tricky approaches that gives you the feeling that the band is not only itchy but also more than ready to burst in new directions and professionally explore new musical avenues without risking-up the solid presence they’ve already effortlessly established. “Sunless” accomplishment is the total proof of that.Tracklist 1. The Messenger 07:16
At this point, I feel confident to say that [ To Destroy A City ] have truly delivered another incredible addition to their slow-growing discography. For the lack of a better term “Sunless” is nothing short of perfection. The record is built with glassy textures where guitar strings, drums, bass and keys are integrated in such way to create the PERFECT flow. The chiming sections, the guitar chords and all the melodies have a unique way of arcing itself together. Anyone who dig [ To Destroy A City ] in the past will dig this new release to an extreme extent. No doubt about that.To Destroy A City - Sunless ]. > > > > > ============================================
Comprised of graphic artist Andy Scott, audio engineer Tommy Hazerian, and tv/film lighting technician Greg Capp, this Los Angeles trio applies their professional backgrounds to form the heart of 1000 Suns. Inspired by the drama and experimental nature of instrumental music, the use of effects pedals, samples and electronic instruments play a major role in the band’s sound. Andy plays guitar and creates the visual imagery associated with 1000 Suns. Tommy handles the bass and synth arrangements in addition to the core recording and mixing out of his GhostNote Studio. Greg, the drummer, applies his production and lighting expertise to the band’s video material and photo shoots. The ability to handle all of the creative aspects allows them focus their talents on the bigger picture, with greater control over artistic concepts from beginning to end.
The Spirit Molecule
2012 yielded The Spirit Molecule, drums were recorded at Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, CA by Brandon Duncan (The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Ziggy Marley) while the remainder of the album was tracked and mixed at GhostNote Studio. The album contains a variety of melodic motifs, haunting soundscapes, and heavy grooves, at times manifesting the influences of Pink Floyd as well as Tool. Its arrangements have more in common with classical music than it is to pop, introducing a melody, building upon it, then exploiting it to climax. The songs take the listener on a journey, while remaining surprisingly minimalist.
The Body The Mind
The Body The Mind found light of day in 2014 after returning to Berkeley Street with Mr. Duncan and shadowing the process of returning to GhostNote to complete the tracking. Now one album wiser and with material that had outgrown the confines of The Spirit Molecule, the new songs incorporated more stylistic variety. Ranging from moody mellow pieces and surreal transitional montages to epic and heavy riff bashing, the album delves further into intricate arrangements and lush effects. A loose concept piece, it explores visual and conceptual themes of division, polarity, and contrast.
On the horizon, 1000 Suns is busy writing new material for their third album as well as creating scores for a film project, webisodes and a tv pilot. The band is looking forward to a west coast tour for the spring of 2015 and are currently playing shows in the Southern California area.
The Body The Mind
By: 1000 Suns
Release Oct. 07th 2014
Available On [ BandCamp ]
First and foremost, as dark and as heavy “The Body The Mind” gets, the album holds various silver linings radiating through its foggy yet blissful aura. [ 1000 Suns ] eclectic music architecture combines hypnotic ethereal atmospheres and psychedelic sludge-heaviness to an extremely pleasing melodies. Ethereal ( on the opening piece only ) and Sludge being the core element and the foundation of this new album, you’d probably think, fire and ice, no way, this is going to end up in some sort of a major clash, but when it’s done and mixed A La [ 1000 Suns ] precision, believe me when I say, you’ll simply end up with something sublime.
Let’s face it, [ 1000 Suns ] perfected the art of laying down some vicious melodies and vigorous riffing’s from their debut album “The Spirit Molecule”. The trio… Andy Scott behind the veil of a Graphic Designer, Tommy Hanzerian camouflaging as an audio engineer and Greg Capp who disguises himself as a tv/film lightning engineer, together, from the very beginning have acquired the capability and potential of exhilarating tracks from being utter boring to thirst quench and satisfying pieces. “The Body The Mind” is the trio’s second full length, a concept / more educated album and an extension on their melodic sounding.
The band's highest peak bounces back and forth between its strong instrumental know how and masterful electronic mixes. The guitar use is totally explicit, particularly when bursting with propulsive rhythmic section echoing some of the band's most mind-blowing composition which inevitably brings an exquisite sense of satisfaction. The drumming on the other hand is yet another stand-out element, chasing dynamic chords with series of rapid, repetitive strikes, the album showcase Greg’s drumming prowess in high definition. I think it is safe to say, Greg’s precise drumming is to the point throughout the entire album while Tommy’s bass lines penetrates the air from a distance to full blast, shifting time signatures, administering a controllable noise blast and a beautiful mix through various electronic devices and distortions effects.
The sound of this album is absolutely incredible and it also showcases the band maturity from “The Spirit Molecule”. The strongest point of the album relies heavily on the band strong leadership, while many aliases out there tend to follow, [ 1000 Suns ] proves the contrary with a mature sense of leadership. Yes… admittedly, in some cases influence, such as [ Tool “Lateralus” ] will most likely hit you, but the trio’s contribution on “The Body The Mind” crossed the platform between sludge-metal and post-progressive metal creating an amazing blend that is hard label. Their earlier albums were slightly similar ( very accessible / mind-blowing ) with vicious melodies but still not nearly as reliable, as oppose to the new one on progressive themes.Tracklist 01. Draugr 04:27
[ 1000 Suns ] instrumental combination and compelling mixing, necessitate you to rethink the whole concept of progressive / post-progressive metal. From their debut release to “The Body The Mind” the band, in many ways have expanded on their sonic territories. Words are out that the band is busy writing new material for their third album as well as creating scores for a film project, webisodes and a tv pilot. What sonic obsession and dynamic complexities we can expect from [ 1000 Suns ] in the very near future is entirely debatable; but I for one, based on the two releases the band brought forward, I am utterly excited for anything that’s in the pipeline. EXCELLENT SOUND ALL THE WAY.1000 Suns - The Body The Mind ]. > > > > > ============================================
Los Angeles ambient duo There Is No Teenage Love return with homage to their city: LAHEX. In the fall of 2012, There Is No Teenage Love (David J Dowling and Erik Tokle) self-released their eponymous debut, earning praise from bloggers across the globe and plays from the likes of Jimmy Tamborello (The Postal Service), and L.A.’s KCRW. Now, almost exactly 2 years later, they are back with LAHEX, a cinematic love-letter to their adoptive home of Los Angeles.
A minimal symphony of looped guitars, reverberant drones and rhythmic delays, LAHEX is equally at home in the relentless sun or in the late-night, sodium-light-un-blackness of the city — a ‘concept album’ that is heartbreaking when you need it to be, lonesome when you want it to be, and blissful when you allow it to be.
LAHEX is available as a limited-edition white vinyl record with instant digital download (plus a bonus track). The record comes in a heavyweight violet sleeve within a metallic silver jacket. Unadorned by type and suitable for framing, the cover features a 12,000 year old saber-toothed cat skull from L.A.'s La Brea Tar Pits, photographed exclusively for this album.
Some praise for the debut record [ English & French ].
'Avec ses drones éthérées, sa guitare en apesanteur aux contours nappés de reverb, ses orgues majestueux et ses traînées de synthés sans âge au romantisme diffus (à moins que tout cela ne soit le fruit de manipulations guitaristes dignes de l’élégance light d’un Christopher Willits?), on imagine aisément l’effet que doit procurer l’écoute de There Is No Teenage Love au lever du soleil sur un océan à perte de vue.' ___[ Indie Rock Mag (France) ].
‘This is music played by human musicians, and although it avoids any obvious discursive, linear tokens of self-expression, it still sounds like the work of human hands and hearts. There is care and effort in every moment, an understanding of physical instrumental resources without which this music could be nothing like as nuanced and precisely judged.’ ___[ Oliver Arditi (UK) ].
By: There Is No Teenage Love
Release Date OCTOBER 28 2014
SOUNDSCAPES FOR THE POST-EVERYTHING ERA.
Straight to it… “LAHEX” the latest cover by [ There Is No Teenage Love ] is an absolute must have for ambient collectors. The album reflect an airy, voluminous ambiance, molding darkness and echoing sound together in the form of a cushion-like material with shades of bleary lines and fuzziness. The entire album is largely driven by electric guitars and distortion coupled with electronic/synths on seldom occasions, turning into a stream-delight.
Point blank, classifying [ There Is No Teenage Love ] music in to a specific genre can be a little tricky in this particular instance. Well yes… while it’s certainly safe to say, ambient sound in its very depth, the moving textures and the originality elaborate even further and deeper as oppose to your usual average ambient monikers. That said if I were to personally draw some comparison, just to give you a head’s up as to what you are getting in to, which by the way is indeed a difficult notion, as the sound originality is so ecstatic, still… I’ll probably bring the likes of [ 36 ] awesomeness, [ Tim Hecker’s ] experimental air, [ Celar’s ] mindspcaing power and [ Barn Owl’s ] audible drones ALL in the equation.
“Lahex” truly introduces flourished textures and disintegrated shortwave corresponding to frequencies over and above 1600 kilohertz with static motion, paving the way for something unique and original in an articulated sound form. While most part of “Lahex” is executed in the aim of building a subtle motion, as you dive deeper and deeper you’ll soon notice the album unfolding a darker and a more melancholy side to it. This darker and heavier atmosphere untangled itself equally in subtlety as we reach “After The Films” movement and on-wards. There on, repletion echoes and repetition of sound produced by the reflection of its sound waves are to be expected in indulgence.
Touching up on “Lahex IV & V”, movement six on the album, which is one of my favorite track, actually I’m probably saying movement six is my favorite track simply because I am listening to it right now, truth be told the whole playlist are equally euphoric with delicate chime, strings note piercing the air while unsettling electronic/synths and long-waves echoes dissipating to flawless swing before transgressing to some solid type of drones.
Let it be for a late-night listening or a Sunday afternoon gathering, this album is a perfect listen for various occasions, with its fuzzy drones, its seemingly endless multi-textural surface that tends to sooth the atmospheres in the most chilling path, the music on “Lahex” holds up very well. In seven pieces where crackling noises breath softly along some breath-taking melodies, both executed by guitar loops and distorted fragments that emerge in waves forms, there is no better ending but in a lush, atmospheric-ambiance of the most satisfying kind. [ GO GET IT ].
12" White Vinyl Record with INSTANT Digital Download. Record/Vinyl. Receive an INSTANT digital download of LAHEX plus a bonus track when you order the 12" vinyl record. Pressed on white vinyl, LAHEX comes in a heavyweight violet sleeve within an elegant metallic silver jacket. Unadorned by type and suitable for framing, the cover features a 12,000 year old saber-toothed cat skull from L.A.'s La Brea Tar Pits, photographed exclusively for this album.*Tracklist 1. LAHEX I & II 09:31
Due to extended production times for vinyl records, estimated shipping of physical product is January, 2015. Your digital copy is available at the time of purchase. *Specimen courtesy of La Brea Collections, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Includes unlimited streaming of LAHEX via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. [ Shipping out on or around 15 January 2015 ].There Is No Teenage Love - LAHEX ]. > > > ============================================
And off we go... with something very different, very nice, very experimental, very Godspeed You! Black Emperor, very dark and very important to have. Formed in 2012, in Gothenburg, Sweden. [ Svarta Stugan ] sounds like a mix between [ Godspeed you! Black Emperor ] with the soundtracks to Twin Peaks and Blade Runner.
Aspects Of Our Future Selves
Release Date: OCT 17th
Mixing & Mastering: Christoffer Johansson
Guest: sax’s player Christopher Thorén [ Music is the Weapon ].
[ Svarta Stugan ] is located in Gothenburg, Sweden and somehow their experimental image is rather convenient, since quite a few post-rock Swedish acts do have a special touch for illuminating emotional impact. "EP3: Aspects Of Our Future Selves" is [ Svarta Stugan ] fourth release and it is no news that they've developed in to a very catchy and intriguing outfit. The music and song-writing as well as the musicianship level they’ve attained are all in the music details.
Based on their previous releases, many critics and webzines has compared [ Svarta Stugan ] to the likes of [ Godspeed You! Black Emperor ], [ 65DOS ] and that’s predominantly based on the experimental side of the project as the band overall outcome does bring some strange melancholic outburst with rhythmic atmospheres lurching between delicate reflection and haunting vibrations. Experiencing [ Svarta Stugan ], and by that I mean, let it be EP1, 2, or 3, it simply means experiencing a great dosage of various noises.
With powerful distant drumming echoes a la [ The Aloof ], rhythmic speeding guitars and electrifying distortions that measure’s up to the like of [ A Silver Mt. Zion ] and explosive atmospheres as grand as an orchestra, this EP marks the 17 minutes duration, which by the way is your average length in terms of an EP’s release but make no mistake guys… as it come jammed with instrumental surprises. And in the middle of all this awesomeness, the band chooses to bring a special guest: saxophone player Christopher Thorén from [ Music is the Weapon ], as if the original noise-flow was not good enough, but hey, I’m not complaining though, the saxophone addition on this EP is not your average sax’s, we talking aggressive blows to that can render some serious emotional scars.Tracklist 1. neo-futuristic 03:15
Whether you chose to have an earphone go on this new release or via a 1000 watt RMS AMP, the songs arrangements are very distinguish and varies from each other, so either way be ready for some extremely good noise here. Atmospherically massive and achingly beautiful this EP delves more in a post-experimental a ambiance Needless to say the band previous releases are just as good as [ Aspects Of Our Future Selves ].Svarta Stugan - EP3: Aspects Of Our Future Selves ]. > > > ============================================
Evillookingbird is instrumental warfare. Pianos in an epic battle with bass and drums, sometimes earshattering and chaotic, then emerging into subtlety or melancholy. An unseen combination of genres blending together into something that is sure to surprise you.
So, the sound of evillookingbird is quite eclectic and dark, with large contrasts between heavy, chaotic parts and moments of quiet melancholy. Brilliant classical piano or futuristic synths, a heavy but defined bassline and hyperkinetic drums. We are mixing classical music with post/prog/mathrock, with electronics, and a whole lot more. We heard people describe it as a more classical Badbadnotgood, with 65dos and Muse poured on top. Whether that is a correct description, I don't know, I'll leave that to you guys. In conclusion, pianobased music that delivers a surprisingly heavy punch in the gut. Bring your earplugs.
MEMBERS ARE:Vincent Van Schoonbeek ( BASS )
About the tracks, they were recorded live on tape - in an analog studio, the three of us playing the songs live, no clicktracks, no additional overlays, it's as close to our live set as possible in a studio setting. So yeah, there are mistakes and imperfections, but as we are striving to play the dirtiest piano-based music we can make, that didn't matter so much.Labyrinth EP
[ Al berkowitz ] is an experimental/ psychedelic three piece band from Madrid. Al Berkowitz was founded in Madrid, Spain in 2006 when three local musicians, at the time members of the extremely unsuccessful indie/rock band "The Inhabitants", met American retired bluesman and beatnik Aldous B. Berkowitz. Al Berkowitz Band's music is influenced by a big number of styles, musicians and bands, namely Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, Talk Talk and Mark Hollis, Can, Ash Ra Tempel and "krautrock", Syd Barrett , King Crimson, Pere Ubu, Television, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Steve Roach, Brian Eno, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Debussy, Takemitsu...
DISCOGRAPHY:2014 - Two delightful evenings with Al Berkowitz (LP Live)
You might want to start with the title [ A long hereafter / Nothing beyond ] but be sure to get them all. Of course we not talking Mono-like or Mogwai-like post-rock on this one but we SURE looking at some seriously strange and beautiful music you cannot afford to miss out on. All releases are on Free Downaload / Name You Price.
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“Two delightful evenings with Al Berkowitz” is a live concert album and film by psychedelic ensemble Al Berkowitz, recorded from two different shows at Bilbao in Autumn 2013. It features a three piece band, which performs their music in a rawer, deep and intense way, contrasting their meticulous and lush arrangements from their studio recordings. Here we’ll find a powerful, sometimes intimate, version of some of their tracks from Al Berkowitz’s two studio albums, “Barely nice” and “A long hereafter/Nothing beyond”, plus a brilliant cover of Ash Ra Tempel’s “Light: look at your sun”.
“Two delightful evenings with Al Berkowitz” is a live LP which is available for free at the band’s web alberkowitz.com. “Two delightful evenings with Al Berkowitz” is two chapter live film, divided in “First evening” and “Second evening” and can be fully seen at Al Berkowitz’s youtube channel.Tracklist 01. Soundscapes 01:34
TWO DELIGHTFUL EVENINGS WITH AL BERKOWITZFeaturing two episode Live concert film:
Fronted by extraordinary and prolific songwriter Jude Gonzalez, Reinventing Jude is Soul-Funk-Indie-Pop band making waves in North Texas. Comprised of an extremely talented ensemble, Reinventing Jude is a powerhouse of great songs and unforgettable live music shows.
"As a vocalist and a songwriter, frontwoman Jude Gonzalez can connect through sheer force of personality onstage. One woman in the audience was moved to tears, and while Occam's razor suggests that that was at least partly because of the alcohol, the music was a moving experience even for those of us who were stone sober.
Perform “Buddy Holiday”
on the Chevy Music Showcase
Reinventing Jude recently embarked on a quest to explore the band potential and to promote the band name itself. For the most part these engagements have come in the form of an intimate performance of a new video “Buddy Holiday”. The band executed Jimmy Kimmel couple of weeks ago and yet another video “Train Legs”, coming out in February 2015. You’ll also be pleased to know that the band is soon going to be featured on two soundtracks for two new movies. So yes… good things are indeed happening, the grass is definitely greener on the other side and with this particularly awesome sound direction the band are leaning towards; I cannot be any more thrilled to bring you the latest from the enigmatic outfit Reinventing Jude. As you will notice on this new video “Buddy Holiday”, the music takes on a different shape as oppose to the band previous 2012 titles [ Shoulder Season ] and 2013 release [ Sundial Soliloquy ].
“Buddy Holiday” reflects an entirely new composition and a quantum loop in music direction itself. But make no mistakes; at this stage I am not fully aware as to any new full length releases in the pipeline or even if this new mini orchestral-like form of sound is going to be solid and definite. But that said with the enthusiasm and passion behind “Buddy Holiday” as well as the everlasting growth and sound exploration, Reinventing Jude arguably combines an amazing power-emotion from lightless depths to the dizziest heights showing the will to trade fearless and in extremes, thus capturing a wider, stranger range of emotions that most other bands could dream of.
This new video is pretty solid and fairly unpredictable in terms of the shift in sound. Reinventing Jude, of no doubt must I add, flit from one style to another like a free mythical bird of great beauty in the open skies reinventing itself along the way as it wishes. And in this emerging process and Phoenix-like style, determine to live 500 or 600 years in the Arabian wilderness, to burn itself on a funeral pyre and to rise from its ashes in the freshness of youth and live through another cycle of years, through its emblem of immortality or reborn idealism and hope, listeners are bound to get caught with the band evocative of unique textures and emotions as well as adapting to every swing and punches they got up their sleeves. Watch, listen and enjoy.Tracklist 01. Smoke 04:44
[ Sundial Soliloquy "Blurb" ]. Reinventing Jude has a new album due out, with a release party held Sept. 30, and while most local musicians I talk to play the "I'm just in it for the fun" card (when we know they dream of rock stardom), Gonzalez wants a world tour and radio play. She is positively outraged that people in Dallas worship Kelly Clarkson while songwriters of more substance go unnoticed. I can't say she doesn't have a point. When she launches her world tour (and it's hard not to believe her), she plans to take the Neptune Locals with her." ___[ Steve Watkins dfw.com ].Reinventing Jude - Sundial Soliloquy ]. > > > > > ============================================
'Qualia is the solo instrumental music project of Dan Leader from Cambridge UK. Qualia began in a bedroom in early 2010 as a collection of musical ideas and experiments. After a year and many recordings, the first full length album was released on Bandcamp. Since that time there has been a steady release of Qualia albums and EPs, with earlier material focusing on crescendo-driven post-rock while later on becoming more subdued and ambient, featuring more acoustics and layered guitar sounds, and focusing more on atmosphere and mood.'
All my works are set on [ Free Download ] / [ Name Your Price ] Coming this summer (tentatively) will be an album with Lethargy under a name TBD as well. I am also part of a collaborative project called [ Caves of Glass ]. Check it out! If you enjoy my music, check out some of these artists too "some of which i have collaborated with"... [ Lethargy ] ~ [ Mako Shopstore ] ~ [ UrbanMasque ] ~ [ Clockship ] ~ [ Just Noise Music ] ~ [ Shirukai ] ~ [ Pseudomusik ] ~ [ Jim T. ] ~ [ StratosFear ] and [ myopic void ]. There are 4 albums to be found at my bandcamp so far, all free to download if you wish to. Thanks for listening.
QUALIA's DISCOGRAPHY2014 - Melancholia
Released 24 November 2014
Written, performed, recorded & mixed by D Leader
Additional guitars on 'La Perte' by Adi Lincoln
Art design by D Leader
Mastered by [ Adi Lincoln ] | An Arête Records Release.
As the title suggests, “Melancholia” is the darkest sounding album in [ Qualia’s ] catalogue so far. Spectacular spotlights, sparse atmospheres and noise punctuate much of the album, focusing more on distorted textures and (mostly) departing from the piano-led music established on the previous 'Vignettes' and 'Ecliptic' releases.
And with that in mind we are now faced with “Melancholia”, an ambitious effort from [ Qualia ], the ambient post-rock project of D. Leader from Cambridge United Kingdom. As a sole composer and lone innovative strength of the band, Dan is compelled to defy his own musicianship, leadership, song-writing competence, and aspiration to forge something dramatically daring and thrilling in all aspect you can possibly think of. Grasping the conventional model of instrumental post-rock while also dismissing some core elements that’s been apparent on most of his previous release [ Qualia’s ] assembled all of his creative nature and strength to compose some truly spectacular heartfelt breezes which are simply dynamic yet straightforward sounding that are pleasing and comforting in nature.
The very essence of this new album is decorated with some extremely beautiful textures. One simply can't help feeling wistful while embracing the experimental side of the album while at the same time clenching [ Qualia’s ] radical shift to extreme distortions, somehow put you in one of those spot where you just want to gaze at the stars and nothing less.
There are few tracks on “Melancholia” that breaches the 10 minutes marks and those pieces are led by harmonious guitar notes and distortions providing an extra volume to the (already) captivating melodies and uplifting atmosphere. I personally think Dan has managed to pull off a minor rarity by constituting such an air of musical drone and intensity that the ambience itself dim’s in elegance and in delicacy. Let’s take the track “Melancholia” for an outtake here; it’s one piece that focuses on an ease drone-interplay of rare extent and awareness. In its nearly 13 minute’s marks, it was really bold and courageous for Dan to kick off with a subtle drone-like melody that slowly consume the surrounding and everything in it, and only to disintegrate to thin air with spoken lyrics and mellow drumming / string guitars that takes minimal-drone by the collar to straightforward mellow-dramatic instrumental post-rock ballade. Exquisite, must I add and yes by mellow, I mean not so mellow when the track get to its high peak.Tracklist 1. Circles 02:55
The album is driven by Dan’s heart-warming creativity in sound, guitar riffs are the core aspect of the album, leading the way while other ghost-like elements are blend in the background. The long dynamic solo’s strengthens the instrumental excellence of [ Qualia’s ] sound and while keys are gently integrated within the music formula, the rhythmic section provides a unique boldness and additional weight to the album. Each drumming has the tendencies to explode at the right place and the right time. It doesn’t take a genius to figure this one out. There is something profound about how all the instruments come’s together so perfectly and electronically. The music in its very nature are textured with dynamic signature, it’s almost as if they dissolves together, The architecture behind “Melancholia” are written to be emotional yet uniform, exciting without being tiring, and well balanced in length without any surplus or emptiness. [ SUPERB ALBUM ].Qualia - Melancholia ]. > > > > > ============================================
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