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Absent Sound

October 31st, 2014 / Comments Off / by Admin

Steve Baylin, [ Ottawa XPress ]

“Big sound under bigger skies Help me Obiwan: The Absent Sound produce a visual cacophony. Winnipeg’s The Absent Sound want to air out New York City. Maybe it’s simply the setting – a stone’s throw from the lush sprawl of pristine wilderness that extends in all directions for what seems like an eternity. Or perhaps it’s all a matter of perception, an underdog mentality, borne of exclusion from the media-machine hype reserved for the big three music scenes: Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.

Whatever the reason, musicians from Winnipeg tend to think big, and few think much bigger than The Absent Sound, a band whose epic sonic improvisational splendour is matched only by ambition. In July, The Absent Sound plan on moving to New York to “try and influence as many people as possible.” But at the centre of it all is the music, and “big” is too small a word to describe it.”

Jonathan Brooks, [ The Silent Ballet, USA ]

“The Absent Sound – Gathering of the Clan Mothers Self-Released Score: 7.5/10 Infinite skies. Bottomless oceans. Ageless, bullying mountains. The basic building blocks of nature– showing their prettiest side– have always somehow entangled themselves with instrumental and post-rock music. The evocation of nature seems to come prepackaged with muddled tremolos and soaring buildups that smack up sound-scapes with precision and often more than not, sheer force.

But why nature? Perhaps it’s as simple as the organic quality of the genre, or the fact that such potent tunes parallel with the formidable strength of Mother Nature and her offspring frighteningly well. Or, maybe it’s just the fact that wordless songs need something else to be matched with, without the bulk of lyrics weighing them down. Regardless, Winnipeg’s The Absent Sound, taking an interesting approach to their instrumental project through traditional post-rock and ambient methods, more at website..”

Don Beat, [ Uptown Magazine ]

“Damo Suzuki at ElementSircus Former Can member Damo Suzuki joined A-Sound for the resultant two-hour jam that was not without flaws but engagingly over-the-top and correspondingly repulsive and unrefined in a fabulously entertaining way. The Absent Sound plodded along as a word-possessed Suzuki rapid-fired a type of half-sung/half-spoken rappin’ scat, channeled through the bellowing spirit of Howlin’ Wolf – only there was nothing bluesy or perhaps even understood about it.

Just when the audience thought the initial half-hour volley was done, the original ploddy tempo shifted amidst applause and Suzuki was off again – whizzing out lines of verbiage unlike anything any ElementSircus attendee had ever seen. The gig was a sonic masterpiece and a successful collaboration of what I hope will be many great solstice celebrations to come.”

Absent Sound BIO

Absent Sound are powerfully eclectic and engaging musicians, spanning from record skip world dub to heavy electronic post rock with eerie yet festive four part vocal harmonies. In their powerful lyrics, the band writes about freedom, the beauty of dreaming, t.v. addiction, getting over boredom, promoting inspiration and thinking for yourself. These puppet masters wield a musical arsenal creating huge dramatic worlds of sound with organic chants, colossal guitars, hypnotic off-rhythm record scratches, beats, loops, synth and organ drones.

The group has toured extensively throughout North America and are best experienced live, bringing their unique style of sensory art and music to life. You would often see scratch animated 16mm film and video projections, intense light shows, costumed performance art, and the band’s flags and banners enhancing the decor of the venues. Audience members have described their live experience as “reality altering”, “a spiritual experience”, “Powerful”, “I’ve never heard anything like it” and “a comfortable unconfortableness”.

They have shared the stage with Damo Suzuki, Do Make Say Think, Feist, The Besnard Lakes, Clues, Sea Wolf, Jealous Girlfriends, Fly Pan Am, Mono, Growing, Clan Zu, Fabuki Daiko, Tagaq, The Summerlad, DD//MM/YYYY, Fucked Up, and Mahogany Frog. The Absent Sound have recorded and released four albums and a brand new EP to date with another full length album ready and waiting.

The band has stepped up their last few recordings by working with the likes of Darryl Neudorf [ "Neko Case" ~ "New Pornographers " ~ "The Sadies" ], Jace Lasek [ "The Besnard lakes" ~ "Stars" ~ "Unicorns" ], Jeff Lipton [ "Thrill Jockey" ~ "Sub Pop" ~ "Rykodisc" ~ "Battles" ~ "Wilco" ~ "Burning Spear" ], Harris Newman [ "Constellation" ~ "Alien8 Records" ~ "Arcade Fire" ~ "The Dears" ], and Craig Boychuk [ "Propaghandi" ~ "Greg MacPherson" ~ "KENMODE" ~ "Hide Your Daughters" ] absolutely perfecting their sound on record.

Not only is Absent Sound effective with their music, they also have created the very successful bi-annual sonic, multi-media, costumed event, ElementSircus and the annual 20 Guitar Circular Wall Of Angelic Sound which have drawn hundreds of very loyal crowds each one of the eight years and counting. The Absent Sound are receiving praise the world over for their powerful, brand new sounds and attempts at changing the music world.

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Absent Sound - Absent Sound Another Chapter 2014

Artist – Absent Sound
Album – Absent Sound Another Chapter
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Experimental, Post-rock, Electronic

Tracklist

1. The Dreamer’s Song 15:42
2. A Chase In The Wild 06:17
3. Marti Bob 04:26
4. The March (All Is Well With The World Is Wrong) 07:27 | 5. Sleeping Pill 19:26
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Absent Sound – Absent Sound Another Chapter
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Artist – Absent Sound
Album – Turn Them Off [ * * * * * ] X 10
Release Date – 2010
Genre – Post-rock, Math-rock, Alternative [ ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL ]

Tracklist

1. TV Song 06:37
2. Occupying Home 07:19
3. Stuck In Line 04:30
4. Hip Hop Knights 07:24
5. TV Song edit (free) 04:58
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BANDCAMP ~ Absent Sound – Turn Them Off
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Artist – Absent Sound
Album – Gathering Of The Clan Mothers [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2007
Genre – Ambient, Contemporary-classic, Minimal-drone, Post-rock [ ABSOLUTELY DIVINE ]

Tracklist

1. Jack in the Box Lullaby 12:16
2. Medicine (free) 07:32
3. Raising The Heavy Veil 07:16
4. Tribal Law 09:30
5. If I Fall, I Will Fly (free) 07:16
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Absent Sound – Gathering Of The Clan Mothers
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Artist – Absent Sound
Album – It’s All True [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2005
Genre – Instrumental, Experimental, Post-rock, Math-rock [ ON ITS OWN LEAGUE ]

Tracklist

1. Northern Call
2. Chant Song 06:29
3. Three Places At Once 02:08
4. Raggamuffin (the new reggae)
5. The Way The Land Lay 22:45
6. How Come? 05:54
7. Sinking Out Of Body 07:55
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Absent Sound – It’s All True
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Absent Sound - Music To Live And Die To

Artist – Absent
Album – Music To Live And Die To
Release Date – 2004
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock ( Attribution Of Many )

Tracklist

1. On A Highway In Canada 04:16
2. Don’t Come Home In Pieces 05:49
3. Take The Reins 01:09
4. I Left, But The Birds Stayed Singing 05:31
5. The Only Thing To Trust Is What We Think Is True 08:11
6. Belly Dances 06:44
7. The Smooth Transition Into Puberty 07:22
8. Decompostion In The Key Of D (for death) Recomposition In The Key Of E (for ever) 12:21
9. March To Freeze (Bonus Track) 04:14
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Absent Sound – Music To Live And Die To
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Brother Saturn

October 29th, 2014 / Comments Off / by Admin

Brother Saturn Profile

[ Brother Saturn ] is an ambient / space-ambient outfit who has been in the music making for a little over 7 years now. His main focus is ambient, soundscape music for films that do not exist and who happen to another music project entitled [ CHROMADRIFT ] which I am bind to check out after this listen. That said under this particular moniker [ Brother Saturn ] has released eleven title to date.

Influences and Interest Include:

The universe, space travel, traversing through sound, travel, mogwai, scott lawlor, the entire music catalogue of WeAreAllGhosts, insomnia, weather patterns, nature, you, photography, music making, lounging about, Twitter, Sigur Rós, Cousin Silas, Zoë Keating, The Northern Hemisphere, CHROMADRIFT/Birds of Passage, Andrew Bird, Nils Frahm, ólafur arnalds, amiina, the atlas amp etc etc…

Space Dimensions 5​-​7
Credits
Released: OCT 27 2014
…a continued chapter in the “Space Dimension” series.

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Brother Saturn - Space Dimensions 5​-​7

Artist – Brother Saturn
Album – Space Dimensions 5​-​7
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Space-ambient, Experimental, Dronescape [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Moon of Vega (Space Dimension 5) 08:32
2. Stargazing (Space Dimension 6) 06:11
3. we may never see daylight again (Space Dimension 7) 22:11
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Brother Saturn – Space Dimensions 5​-​7
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Brother Saturn - Far From Home

Artist – Brother Saturn
Album – Far From Home
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Space-ambient, Experimental, Dronescape [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Foggy Night 09:29
2. Styx and Stones 27:28
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Brother Saturn – Far From Home
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Brother Saturn - Caverns and Canyons (B​-​Sides and Unreleased Songs)

Artist – Brother Saturn
Album – Caverns and Canyons (B​-​Sides and Unreleased Songs)
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Space-ambient, Experimental, Dronescape [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Ancient Sphere 07:18
2. Waterfall Canyon 12:03
3. Caverns of Light 06:15
4. Canopy of Stars 12:24
5. Big Bright Sun 10:21
6. Up in the Clouds 13:31
7. For Luna 06:36
8. Midnight Flight 05:12
9. Lullaby For A Midnight Sky 06:21
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Brother Saturn – Caverns and Canyons (B​-​Sides and Unreleased Songs)
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Brother Saturn - TWO EARTHS - EP

Artist – Brother Saturn
Album – TWO EARTHS – EP
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Space-ambient, Experimental, Dronescape [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Between Our World And Yours 05:37
2. Endless Night 04:14
3. Two Earths 07:54
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Brother Saturn – TWO EARTHS – EP
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Brother Saturn - Space Dimensions 3 & 4

Artist – Brother Saturn
Album – Space Dimensions 3 & 4
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Space-ambient, Experimental, Dronescape [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Dangerous Skies (Space Dimension #3) 13:08
2. Absolute Zero (Space Dimension #4) 07:48
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Brother Saturn – Space Dimensions 3 & 4
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Brother Saturn - Tales of Space Exploration 17 - 24

Artist – Brother Saturn
Album – Tales of Space Exploration 17 – 24
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Space-ambient, Experimental, Dronescape [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Venus Meteoric 08:06
2. Of Fire and Ice 07:13
3. Infinite Sun 08:47
4. 18 Moons 06:54
5. Neptune’s Lullaby 12:39
6. Arctic Happiness 08:27
7. Reign of Triton 08:32
8. Breathless (is this the end) 08:26
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Brother Saturn – Tales of Space Exploration 17 – 24
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BRother Saturn - Space Dimensions 1 & 2

Artist – Brother Saturn
Album – Space Dimensions 1 & 2
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Space-ambient, Experimental, Dronescape [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Space Dimension #1 15:07
2. Space Dimension #2 27:27
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Brother Saturn – Space Dimensions 1 & 2
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Brother Saturn - A Diary of Songs Re Life & Death

Artist – Brother Saturn
Album – A Diary of Songs Re: Life & Death
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Space-ambient, Experimental, Dronescape [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Moonlit Borealis 14:14
2. Cold Sand (…After The Rain Came) 10:41
3. Día De Muerte (Day of Death) 10:39
4. I Never Knew You, But I Love You 07:24
5. Penumbra 07:53
6. River of Styx (Death-Star) 10:03
7. Uncharted Land (…Someplace New) 08:07
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Brother Saturn – A Diary of Songs Re: Life & Death
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Brother Saturn - Tales of Space Exploration 9 - 16

Artist – Brother Saturn
Album – Tales of Space Exploration 9 – 16
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Space-ambient, Experimental, Dronescape [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Welcome to The Milky Way 04:56
2. Dsytopia 07:51
3. Footprints on the Moon 09:20
4. The Cumulus Effect (Just Breathe) 09:12
5. I Walk Alongside the North Star Ghost 06:36
6. As Empty As I Seem (Way Out Here) 09:28
7. I Am A Long Way From Home 10:19
8. Our Infinite Universe 14:44
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Brother Saturn – Tales of Space Exploration 9 – 16
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Brother Saturn - Tales of Space Exploration 1​-​8

Artist – Brother Saturn
Album – Tales of Space Exploration 1​-​8
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Space-ambient, Experimental, Dronescape [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Ghostmoon 06:40
2. Skyships 07:56
3. Storms Beneath The Sea 13:43
4. I Was Found Inside a Nebula 22:33
5. Piano Traveler 18:21
6. Planet X 20:18
7. Searching For Pluto 15:38
8. Swirling Galaxy, Now I Can Sleep 24:00
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Brother Saturn – Tales of Space Exploration 1​-​8
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Brother Saturn - Brother Saturn - EP

Artist – Brother Saturn
Album – Brother Saturn – EP
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Space-ambient, Experimental, Dronescape [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Ghostmoon 06:40
2. Skyships 07:56
3. I Was Found Inside a Nebula 22:33
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Brother Saturn – Brother Saturn – EP
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Uma Totoro

October 29th, 2014 / Comments Off / by Admin

Uma Totoro Profile

We are Uma Totoro, a duo from BA Argentina.

Up. Always, above. But down here where I am, where my feet will touch the ground. This is the land. That’s where it just is. But above a figure appears. With all the answers. And the answers are all questions. All that is outside of me, outside of these borders … .. It that figure incandescent .. ..

Giant Tortoises For Solar Energy

Released 17 October 2014
Recorded, mixed and mastered
between June and October 2014 by Nicholas Castello

SPECTRAL All composed and played by Uma Totoro topics Production
Uma Totoro and Nicholas Castello | Cover art and design: Victoria Celestine and Manuel Garcia Tornadu

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Uma Totoro - Energía Solar Para Tortugas Gigantes

Artist – Uma Totoro
Album – Energía Solar Para Tortugas Gigantes
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Instrumental, Experimental, Dark-ambient, Post-industrial, Dance, Dance-ambient, Post-electronic

Tracklist

1. Yo tengo pájaros 03:28
2. El Jirafonte 04:42
3. Lobotomóvil 01:38
4. Incidente Roswell 02:44
5. Bombyx mori 01:52
6. El sol rebota en los peces 03:15
7. Al calor de las máquinas 02:47
8. Costa de Marfil 10:27
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Uma Totoro – Energía Solar Para Tortugas Gigantes
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Uma Totoro - Aparatos que Median Entre la Realidad y el Hombre

Artist – Uma Totoro
Album – Aparatos que Median Entre la Realidad y el Hombre
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Instrumental, Dark-ambient, Post-industrial, Dance, Dance-ambient

Tracklist

1. Escape de rehab 07:59
2. El FBI no existe 05:42
3. Aparición de Gilda 06:12
4. Señora, yo no tengo casa, vivo en el cielo 07:28
5. Casa del árbol 04:19
6. Uma y el fin del mundo 05:50
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Uma Totoro – Aparatos que Median Entre la Realidad y el Hombre
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Uma Totoro - Uma Totoro

Artist – Uma Totoro
Album – Uma Totoro
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Instrumental, Dark-ambient, Post-industrial, Dance, Dance-ambient

Tracklist

1. Olympic Foca 07:36
2. Pac-Man Acid Dance 04:49
3. El último pivot lituano 08:24
4. El único animal que brilla 08:21
5. Barcos violetas 09:21
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Uma Totoro – Uma Totoro
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And We Should Die Of That Roar

October 29th, 2014 / Comments Off / by Admin

And We Should Die Of That Roar Profile

And We Should Die Of That Roar is a one man musical adventure instigated and run by a 36 years old guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Hardy Hum. After more than two decades of wide variety of musical projects, a self-titled debut full-length 17 track studio album (out November 19, 2014) under the And We Should Die Of That Roar flag is Hardy´s first all-guitars-stomps-barks-and-howls solo exertion combining post 50’s blues with proto-punk influences and Balkanesque oompah hooks and zingy melodies into a roaring and thumping portraits of visceral dark sentiments and sense woven spells. This, however, is but a dark echo of a more distant past.

Born into a family of musicians in former Yugoslavia in late 70’s, Hardy’s love for music developed early and has ever since remained a natural part of his life. After fleeing the horrors of war in Balkans at the age of 15, decontextualized with contested sense of identity and weighing sense of loss, rootlessness, and alienation as he was trying to adapt to his new life as a refugee and his new home (Sweden), he sought comfort in music. Over 25 years of writing and playing music took Hardy from basement rehearsals via formal musical training to working in various musical constellations, in studios as well as performing live, across variety of genres, instruments and styles. After successful participations in musical contests, media exposure, and contributions to other projects Hardy eventually released two albums (2004 and 2010) and toured the Europe with his punkrock band Blockbastards.

“Recently”, Hardy says, “I have been enjoying the wide open field of new possibilities inherent to being a solo author and musician in And We Should Die Of That Roar. One thing I learned during my punkrock years, besides that whatever you do in music should matter, is that there is a real charm to be found in musical simplicity – in those purest forms of expression. The trick is to deliberately avoid complex musical arrangements that more often than not threaten to inhibit the real voice of music that shimmers hidden in spaces between the notes and in depths behind them. The ‘forest’ is right there amidst the trees!”. This understanding is akin to the one that Hardy later on rediscovered in blues. Invigorated and freed by this insight he plunged into the songwriting wholeheartedly, evolving as a writer, guitarist and as a vocalist in a new and exciting ways. Songs piled up begging to be recorded, performed and shared with other people. In 2013 Kapten Studios’ producer Kenny Lundstrom (Norrkoping, Sweden) came across some demo versions of Hardy´s songs and they decided to record them. A year later a bundle of 18 songs was ready and eager to meet its audience.

NOTE: [ And We Should Die Of That Roar ] is NO instrumental post-rock or experimental ambient sound. Instead… this is more of an indie / alternative project with a [ Tom Waits ] kind of vibes attributing a frightening(ly) displeasing YET nifty raw vocals and blues(y) electric guitars. Something different from our usual daily blogging but also something you might want to have a go on. Check it out.

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And We Should Die Of That Roar - ST

Artist – And We Should Die Of That Roar
Album – And We Should Die Of That Roar
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Indie, Alternative, Experimental, Low-end Blues

Tracklist

01 – Understand
02 – Nobody Cares
03 – All Gone
04 – A Blessing and a Curse of a Highly Developed Night Vision
05 – Hooks
06 – Red Rose Garden
07 – Alright
08 – Trails
09 – Hard To End
10 – Hooks, Pt. II
11 – Crowded
12 – Sometimes
13 – Brittle Hand
14 – Good God
15 – Fear of Asteroids | 16 – | Hooks, Pt. III (Airpocket Blues) | 17 – One Hat
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The Northern Hemisphere

October 29th, 2014 / Comments Off / by Admin

The Northern Hemisphere Profile

[ The Northern Hemisphere ] I am a 25 year old guitarist/pianist exploring through ambience and soundscapes. I play several instruments – including the mandolin, guitar, and the piano. I create soundscapes that are improvisational, and modern classical pieces.

The sounds of [ The Northern Hemisphere ] are of struggle, accomplishment, creativity, happiness and above all else, the musical ideas from modern classical / electronic composer Terrence Drew Miller. His music has undergone many name changes and several genre styles, but has finally found a home amidst the Ambient and Post-Rock genres.

Born and raised in a small town called, Littleton Colorado [ The Northern Hemisphere ] grew up listening to classic rock such as Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, and Simon & Garfunkel. Along with a plethora of classical music played from an AM radio station called 90.1 AM, which is where his inspiration grew to write such music. Influences include: [ Imogen Heap ] ~ [ Andrew Bird ] ~ [ Sigur Ros ] ~ [ The Album Leaf ] ~ [ The American Dollar ] ~ [ Mum ] ~ [ Arcade Fire ] ~ [ Boards of Canada ] and the list goes on and on I suppose…

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The Northern Hemisphere - Invisible Songs EP

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – Invisible Songs EP
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Minimal, Drone, Post-rock [ SUPERB SOUND AS USUAL ]

Tracklist

1. I See You Dream Like Everyone Else 08:28
2. Spectre 04:27
3. They Will Not Find You, You Were Already Gone 03:44
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The Northern Hemisphere – Invisible Songs EP
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The Northern Hemisphere - Sleeping Constellations

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – Sleeping Constellations
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Minimal-drone

Tracklist

01. Waterclocks 03:40
02. Organ Doner 04:41
03. Ghost Ship Along The Sunset 05:00
04. Floating Through Midnight Sky 05:07
05. You Were With Me, Beneath The Cold Stars Above 07:15
06. A Place Where No Sounds Exist 05:22
07. This Train Becomes Your Death 06:58
08. Lost Inside Your Constellation Heart 03:38
09. White Sky in an Endless Ocean 04:29
10. (Remedy For Sleep) 04:38
11. Return to Glacier Harbor (How Much You’ve Changed) 17:55
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The Northern Hemisphere – Sleeping Constellations
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The Northern Hemisphere - Rare & Unreleased (B​-​Sides & Demos)

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – Rare & Unreleased (B​-​Sides & Demos)
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Minimal-drone

Tracklist

01. Making Friends and Killing Time 04:06
02. Of the Sky or the Weather 06:17
03. Wandering Thoughts 05:27
04. Eyes Wide Shut (Blinding Light) 04:14
05. Melancholy Dreams 07:55
06. Of the Mind or the Thought 04:02
07. Siberia 09:09
08. Beneath the Sea 02:10
09. New Beginnings 02:00
10. Birds in Flight (Clear Skies Ahead) 06:50
11. Rain All Day 06:07
12. No Headphones Allowed! 10:27
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The Northern Hemisphere – Rare & Unreleased (B​-​Sides & Demos)
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The Northern Hemisphere - Christmas In Space EP

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – Christmas In Space EP
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Minimal-drone

Tracklist

1. Jingle Bells (An Intro) 02:27
2. We Three Kings 04:57
3. O Tannenbaum (Lights On The Family Tree) 07:39
4. Once Upon a Silent Night (The Stars Aligned) 05:10
5. Auld Lang Syne (Sleepless Night) 01:09
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The Northern Hemisphere – Christmas In Space EP
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The Northern Hemisphere - Glaciers in the Sky EP

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – Glaciers in the Sky EP
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Minimal-drone

Tracklist

1. Floating Through Midnight Skies 05:13
2. Mindless Astronaut 08:39
3. Life in Bloom 08:55
4. Return to Glacier Harbor (Look How Much You’ve Changed) 17:16
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The Northern Hemisphere – Glaciers in the Sky EP
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The Northern Hemisphere - Jupiter Protects You

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – Jupiter Protects You
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Minimal-drone

Tracklist

01. Dinner at the Movies 03:12
02. Sunshine on the Skyline 04:41
03. Coral Reef Cove (Bonus Track) 02:21
04. Celestial (Northern Hemisphere) (free) 04:39
05. Sunshade 11:25
06. Galaxies and Milky Ways (Where There’s a Will There’s a Way) 04:02
07. Atlantis (Exploration is Never Dead) 05:42
08. Skylit Hopscotch (Shooting Stars) 06:19
09. All Around the World 04:39
10. Darksong 01:55
11. The Will of a Spirit 07:27
12. Memoire (Smoke Break Intermission) 02:53
13. Techno? Tech – Yes! 02:15
14. Protozoa (Roots Grow Deep) 04:57
15. Air Travler 10:29
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The Northern Hemisphere - Striingz

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – Striingz
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Minimal-drone

Tracklist

01. Chapter 1 04:13
02. Chapter 2 06:02
03. Chapter 3 03:03
04. Chapter 4 03:38
05. Chapter 5 07:28
06. Chapter 6 07:10
07. Chapter 7 09:51
08. Chapter 8 10:12
09. Chapter 9 12:30
10. Chapter 10 11:36
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The Northern Hemisphere - The Lonely Desert Sea EP

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – The Lonely Desert Sea EP
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Minimal-drone

Tracklist

1. Blank Canvas (Rules Were Meant to Be Broken) 05:12
2. Galaxies and Milky Ways (Where There’s a will There’s a Way) 04:02
3. Untitled (What’s in a Name?) 03:47
4. Desolate Sea (Are You Listening?) 08:18
5. Ten Dollars (Not Enough in the Long Run) 04:54
6. Desolate Sea (Instrumental) 08:57
7. The Sounds of The St. Thomas’ Church Garden 12:46
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The Northern Hemisphere - Spacious Skies EP

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – Spacious Skies EP
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Minimal-drone

Tracklist

1. Etherial Plane 15:03
2. Hummingbird 11:50
3. I Stand Before Zero Gravity With Open Arms 10:08
4. The View From Above 09:06
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The Northern Hemisphere - Dinner at the Movies EP

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – Dinner at the Movies EP
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Minimal-drone

Tracklist

1. Guitar Improv I (Gears and Wine) 07:31
2. Guitar Improv II (Dinner at the Movies) 03:12
3. Sunshine on the Skyline (slowly but surely, our will be done) 04:41
4. The Will of a Spirit 07:27
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The Northern Hemisphere - Our Nine Planets EP

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – Our Nine Planets EP
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Minimal-drone

Tracklist

1. Mercury 07:27
2. Venus (Love Within) 05:32
3. Earth 05:30
4. Mars 06:26
5. Jupiter 05:38
6. Saturn 08:24
7. Neptune 05:58
8. Uranus 05:25
9. Pluto 07:43
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The Northern Hemisphere - The Future Beyond Our Eyes

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – The Future Beyond Our Eyes
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Minimal-drone

Tracklist

01. Welcome 00:44
02. Unexpected Visitors (to the..) 08:37
03. Ocean (amidst an..) 05:18
04. X (that) Marks the Spot (which hides a quiet..) 03:22
05. Ghost (Who Enjoys Listening to the..) (free) 03:53
06. Birds & the Ocean Breeze 03:44
07. Snow Trees (intermission) 07:54
08. Sound Ships 06:00
09. Silence Always Makes a Noise 05:07
10. Crystals On a Frozen Lake 03:23
11. Live Forever, Forget Tomorrow 05:41
12. When Daydreams Collide (…the end is near) 06:24
13. Earth and Mother Nature Are Always Listening: Electronic Symphony No. 2 11:37
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The Northern Hemisphere - Untitled EP

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – Untitled EP
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Minimal-drone

Tracklist

1. Ghost 03:53
2. Flying Kites 05:27
3. There Should Be a Song Title Here, but There isn’t… 03:38
4. Tables Turned (Now Play a Record for Me) 03:42
5. Brains (do) Matter 04:48
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The Northern Hemisphere - Quiet Sister Songs

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – Quiet Sister Songs
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Minimal-drone

Tracklist

1. Time Waits for No One 07:04
2. Visual Double Stars 03:19
3. Satellite Towns 05:50
4. Searchlights 08:02
5. Blank Invitations 05:26
6. Gateway to the Southern Sun 04:23
7. She of the Jade Skin (waters and streams) 09:45
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The Northern Hemisphere - Everest

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – Everest
Release Date – 2010
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Minimal-drone

Tracklist

01. The Distant Sounds of a Grandfather Clock [An Intro of Sorts] 01:51
02. How I Learned to Live (Worries are Gone) 05:33
03. Object-World 06:50
04. It’s Raining, It’s Pouring (The Old Man is Snoring) 05:17
05. Earth & its Echo (The Birds & the Bees) 06:25
06. Glacier Harbor (and the way it sings..) 05:03
07. Choir of the Morning Light (Goodbye Glacier Harbor) 05:58
08. I Blame The Weather! 05:45
09. Goodnight 09:44
10. Planets, and How They Formed Our Lives. 06:12
11. With Every Breath, We Gain a New Heart: Electronic Symphony No. 1 16:27
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The Northern Hemisphere - The Northern Hemisphere EP

Artist – The Northern Hemisphere
Album – The Northern Hemisphere EP
Release Date – 2010
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Minimal-drone

Tracklist

1. Idle Talk 04:31
2. Choir of the Morning Light 05:23
3. Glacier Harbor 05:03
4. Ghost Ship 05:37
5. Sh..Shh!.. I’m Dreaming 08:14
6. Good Night 09:44
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Pianos Become The Teeth

October 28th, 2014 / Comments Off / by Admin

Pianos Become The Teeth Profile

Pianos Become the Teeth are an American post-hardcore band from Baltimore, Maryland. They perform a style of music inspired by post-rock and early screamo acts. The group reissued their debut album Old Pride in 2010 through Topshelf Records. Pianos Become The Teeth formed in late 2006 in Baltimore, Maryland. Their first release, the Saltwater EP, was released in 2008 through Doomed by Dawn Records. In early 2009 Pianos Become The Teeth released a split EP with Ezra Joyce. Their contributed track, “Creatures of Habit,” was a darker song similar to the material that was recorded for their follow-up first full-length.

Pianos Become The Teeth released their debut album, Old Pride in 2009 through Blackjaw Records. They subsequently signed to Topshelf Recordings in October 2009, and reissued their debut album in January 2010 through digital media outlets and on CD. The Topshelf version of Old Pride saw a much wider release that was met with much acclaim. Andrew Kelham of Rock Sound gave the album a nine out of ten, and wrote that “With a why-just-write-a-song-when-you-can-write-an-epic attitude, the eight songs on their second record are distinguished, articulate and immersive as their juddering post-hardcore clashes with moments of Explosions in the Sky rivalling tenderness and Mogwai-esque grandeur.” Writing for Alternative Press, Brian Shultz gave the album four out of five stars and said that the group has, “quietly refined their craft over the last few years into an incredibly cathartic and sporadically chilling mode. Their screamo peers—past or present—should be more than envious.” Old Pride was released on vinyl in June 2010 as a joint release through Topshelf Records and Mayfly Records. In support of the album, Pianos Become The Teeth toured the US with Touché Amoré and Lemuria.

In October 2010, Pianos Become The Teeth released a split EP with The Saddest Landscape through Just Say No! Records, moving forward in January 2011, the Pianos Become The Teeth had begun writing a new album, and described the new songs as being “darker and heavier” than previous material, and that they would not become “Old Pride part 2,” alluding to new musical direction. Recording began on August 1, 2011 at Developing Nations Studio with producer Kevin Bernsten. Topshelf Records released the LP The Lack Long After on November 1, 2011, with a supporting tour with Touché Amoré and Seahaven following shortly after.

Pianos Become the Teeth signed with Epitaph Records in 2014 and will release its third studio album, Keep You, on October 28 of that year. The Will Yip-produced album is noted for its stylistic departure from earlier releases, featuring less a aggressive sound and no screamed vocals from Kyle Durfey. The band promoted the album with an online stream of “Repine” in August 2014.

PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH “KEEP YOU” EPK PART 1 & 2

[ Alternative Press ]. It’s well-documented how Pianos Become The Teeth frontman Kyle Durfey has grappled with the loss of his father over the course of several albums. Even if the band weren’t releasing records in the internet age where this information is freely disseminated among fans, it wouldn’t take a crack reporter to figure out: A pre-recorded speech in “Cripples Can’t Shiver,” from 2009’s Old Pride (properly issued in 2010 via Topshelf), presents Durfey’s mother at a church somberly explaining how her husband’s multiple sclerosis has affected her family; then there’s the opener on the band’s followup, 2011’s choked-up The Lack Long After, where Durfey longs for just a game of catch with his late father.

If Durfey’s lyrics from album to album are anything to go by, it’s consoling to interpret he’s getting over this traumatic loss…slowly. But during all this time, his band’s been accelerating their musical growth much more quickly, and Durfey’s voice has kept pace. Though an early EP, Saltwater, and followup split (with the similarly raw Ezra Joyce) contained dirty sketches of rough-hewn emotional hardcore, the band quickly widened both their sound and vision by Old Pride, wedding cleaner guitars to Durfey’s corrosive yelp amid a layout that pulled from Thursday’s epically pained melodies and the expansive atmospheres of progressive screamo forebears like Envy and City Of Caterpillar. There were two more seriously progressive steps that followed, hinting at what was to come on Keep You: The Lack Long After closer “I’ll Get By,” where Durfey wields a trembling, melodic enunciation to his yelped words; and “Hiding,” their contribution to a 2012 split single with Touché Amoré, where he’s pretty much full-on singing for the first time.

In carefully tracing this path, Keep You shouldn’t come as the most jolting surprise, but it still feels like a curveball. The singer still carries a slight tremor in his delivery, but now it’s mostly confident and full-bodied, finding yearning peaks at unexpected points. Like their aforementioned peers Touché Amoré (who covered “Available” earlier this year) or Make Do And Mend (whose 2011 EP Part And Parcel stripped previous songs down to a chamber-rock vibe), his band cull a healthy dose of influence from the National—particularly their two most recent albums: Opener “Ripple Water Shine” has the same punchy, upbeat pacing as the National’s “Bloodbuzz Ohio,” while “Repine” adds a crescendo to the moody, finger-picked vibe of something like “Fireproof.” But it carries far more of an effect on the band’s sound than that shared influence does or did for their contemporaries, while they add subtle, tastefully accompanying bits of piano and strings at times. Their guitars also blend and glint rather than bite and growl; drummer David Haik keeps time dexterously instead of violently flailing away at spastic fills. Keep You is more “mature” and “adult,” sure, but it’s also an incredibly bold, beautifully shimmering, deeply aching and immaculately crafted album that continues to find Durfey dramatically reconciling his loss and finding hints of closure and solace through a deliberately paced, emotionally exhausting record that captivates at every turn.

Like The Lack Long After’s “I’ll Be Damned,” the band start the album with an instance of immediacy. Though they may be compelled to build up to the moment more often than not, the abovementioned “Ripple Water Shine” is a softly peppy and surprisingly catchy, picturesque snapshot of Durfey struggling to find a moment of clarity on the lake, “still waiting for that drink at Otto’s” as he was “Damned”‘s catch. The rest of Keep You finds the band forging four- or five-minute-long processions where roomy guitars mournfully condole Durfey’s carefully chosen, often slowly sung words, guiding the steady, unfolding march of standouts like “Repine” and the especially painful “Enamor Me,” pulling at heartstrings like a tug-of-war rope made of dental floss.

The early chorus of “Lesions” offers a rare major-key detour that sounds straight-up festive compared to the rest of Keep You, matched only in hopefulness by the Pedro The Lion-tinged “Late Lives.” These are refreshing seconds to try and catch one’s breath and strain a smile along with Durfey, because he never really sounds resolute otherwise—ironically, though, the consonant moments when he resolves the band’s musical keys are more or less life-affirming. Even in shorter explorations like the chamber musings of “Traces,” though, Pianos manage to set the mood to an immediate, downcast solemnity, every element reverberating with perfect tone (it’s producer Will Yip’s finest hour).

A mere glance of the track lengths makes it easy to recognize “Say Nothing” as the “epic closer,” which it is, but it avoids being too on the nose. Durfey builds to the strained yell he all but avoids on Keep You everywhere else, softly exploding far sooner than expected, then adding a few last quivering lines, seemingly conveying some fatherly wisdom regarding deep meaning in silence. The rest of the band softly close it out with a dimming twinkle, a ’90s emo-style coda with extra gravitas.

Keep You certainly reaches for a hefty, developed sense of self beyond the grounding the band’s held in contemporary punk, hardcore and emo some years now, but in doing so, it actually strikes the absolute perfect balance, enfolding the listener in honest and cathartic glory while enhancing its edges with just the right effects pedals and auxiliary instruments. Pianos Become The Teeth could logically embrace a more Baroque setup by their next album, and hell, Durfey may seem to achieve a consistent level of happiness by that time, too (at least on record). But right here, right now, amid the swirling symmetry of the thoroughly gripping Keep You, it’s hard to imagine them sounding any better.

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Pianos Become The Teeth - Keep You

Artist – Pianos Become The Teeth
Album – Keep You [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Experimental, Post-rock, Post-hardcore [ GENIUS ]

Tracklist

1. Ripple Water Shine 03:29
2. April 04:41
3. Lesions 03:44
4. Old Jaw 04:40
5. Repine 05:07
6. Late Lives 03:46
7. Enamor Me 04:31
8. Traces 02:40
9. The Queen 03:44 | 10. Say Nothing 07:03
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Pianos Become The Teeth - The Lack Long After

Artist – Pianos Become The Teeth
Album – The Lack Long After [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Experimental, Post-rock, Post-hardcore [ GENIUS ]

Tracklist

1. I’ll Be Damned 04:49
2. Good Times 05:20
3. Shared Bodies 03:57
4. Such Confidence 05:26
5. Liquid Courage 04:04
6. Spine 04:15
7. Sunsetting 03:46
8. I’ll Get By 05:37
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Pianos Become The Teeth - Split with The Saddest Landscape

Artist – Pianos Become The Teeth
Album – Split with The Saddest Landscape [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2010
Genre – Experimental, Post-rock, Post-hardcore [ GENIUS ]

Tracklist

1. New Normal 03:26
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Pianos Become The Teeth - Old Pride

Artist – Pianos Become The Teeth
Album – Old Pride
Release Date – 2009
Genre – Experimental, Post-rock, Post-hardcore, Screamo [ GENIUS ]

Tracklist

1. Filial 05:15
2. Cripples Can’t Shiver 06:56
3. Quit Benefit 02:55 | 4. Pensive 04:33
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