* * * * * Milhaven * * * * *

2012-01-19 14:50:18 UTC

Milhaven are a postrock-band from Bochum we discovered two years ago. Sven Swift recorded and produced their first album and this brand new EP. The story so far... After the release of Bars Closing Down in the early days of 12rec, Milhaven soon became one of our most downloaded artists. In the Winter of 2006, nearly one year ago, we met in their old, dirt-laden rehearsal room and started to record new songs.

Hooked by the success of the debut LP, Sven thrashed the old tape-recorder and spend all his money on a 10-channel audio-interface. Milhaven gone digital! We were planning to release the EP in the spring of 2006 until Milhaven got thrown out of the rehearsal room- the ancient school-building we were recording in was said to collapse! Two months went by searching for a new location.

When it was found in the blooming hills of a small city at the edge of the Ruhr-area, the sound was completely different to the old room. All set to zero, we re-started the recordings. In the scorching heat of Summer we banned this four songs on tape. While the debut was recorded wearing woolly hat and scarf, this time the band was lost in sweat and fatigue. I.M. Wagner is less intimate than Bars Closing Down, but there's a trace of frantic power in the new songs that'll be new to you if you've never seen Milhaven live on stage. Check the noise-eruptions in half-improvised Lord Of Birds or the all-consuming end of Oh! Great Pacific. Still, there are expanded moments of gentle guitar-play you can find a lot of beauty in; the initial parts of Clean Room and the final acoustic-track Firnis maybe just the most obvious examples. Milhaven refined their songwriting both at the quiet and the loud parts and managed to record a dignified successor to the highly acclaimed debut LP. Go spread the word! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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[ Automata EP ] is available for FREE download through the artist BandCamp and the limited Edition 12" Vinyl Comes in heavyweight (!!) hand-crafted, hand-numbered gatefold cover. Limited to 400 copies. Black Vinyl Pictures will follow soon. I think we all familiar with the name [ Milhaven ] if not then you most certainly missing out on a lot. CHECK IT OUT and get all releases.

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Artist - Milhaven Album - Automata [ * * * * * ] Release Date - Ep Genre - Instrumental, Post-rock [ EPIC SOUND ] Tracklist 1. DRZ 16:38 2. Zombi 08:07 3. Automata 07:12 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Milhaven - Automata -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Milhaven Album - Milhaven Release Date - 2010 Genre - Experimental, Instrumental, Post-rock Tracklist 01 - On and on 02 - Supervulkan 03 - Barnabas 04 - Miami Jesus 05 - Count to infinity, twice 06 - Animal 3k 07 - The trees are in misery 08 - Hunter -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Milhaven - Milhaven -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- milhaven-im-wagner Artist - Milhaven Album - I.M. Wagner Release Date - 2006 Genre - Instrumental, Post-rock Tracklist 1 Oh! Great Pacific 10:09 2 Lord of Birds 11:37 3 Clean Room 15:36 4 Firnis 5:30 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Milhaven - I.M. Wagner Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- milhaven-bars-closing-down Artist - Milhaven Album - Bars Closing Down Release Date - 2005 Genre - Instrumental, Post-rock Tracklist 1 New Orleans 5:02 2 Drink a Pint of Blood a Day 8:08 3 Look, Victory! 9:39 4 E. Zann 7:14 5 The East is Red 8:47 6 A Simple Plan 16:13 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Milhaven - Bars Closing Down Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: katabatic ~ Metavari ~ Stearica ~ Esmerine ~ Eksi Ekso ~ C.U.T.E -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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