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To Destroy A City

November 21st, 2014 / Comments Off / by Mog/

To Destroy A City Profile

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.

DISCOGRAPHY

2014 – [ Sunless ]
2012 – [ Rebuild ]
2012 – [ Live at Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL ]
2011 – [ To Destroy A City “Self Title” Album ]

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.

SUNLESS
By: To Destroy A City
Released 18 November 2014
(c) TDAC (p) n5music (BMI) 2014
FORMAT [ CD ] [ VINYL ] & [ MP3 ]
Distribution Line [ BANDCAMP ] & [ N5MD ]
[ SUNLESS “FULL ALBUM REVIEW” COMING SOON ]

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To Destroy A City - Sunless

Artist – To Destroy A City
Album – Sunless [ * * * * * * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Experimental, Post-rock [ EPIC TO THE POWER OF 10 ]

Tracklist

1. The Messenger 07:16
2. Theta 03:46
3. Stand Before Me 05:17
4. Escape / Return 05:36
5. Last Contact 07:54
6. First Light 05:45
7. Understanding in the Between 07:38
8. Daylight Station 05:51 | 9. Visionaries 09:56
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Artist – To Destroy A City
Album – Rebuild
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Instrumental Post-rock

Tracklist

01 – March [solar fields]
02 – Goodbye, Dear Friend [dalot]
03 – Narcotic Sea [boy is fiction]
04 – Metaphor [m. szarejko]
05 – Philosophy Of A Knife [connectedness locus]
06 – Goodbye, Dear Friend [winterlight] | 07 – March [lights out asia]
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To Destroy A City - Live at Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL

Artist – To Destroy A City
Album – Live at Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL – 1​/​28​/​2012
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock, Soundscape, Ambientscape [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Intro 03:25
2. Narcotic Sea 06:06
3. Ilium 05:38
4. Philosophy of a Knife 06:43
5. Before the Outside’s Gone 05:24
6. The Marvels of Modern Civilization 02:44
7. Goodbye, Dear Friend 07:27 | 8. March 03:49
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Artist – To Destroy A City
Album – To Destroy A City [ * * * * * * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock, Soundscape, Ambientscape [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Metaphor 02:55
2. Narcotic Sea 06:14
3. Ilium 05:33
4. Philosophy Of A Knife 06:27
5. Before The Outside’s Gone 06:24
6. The Marvels Of Modern Civilization 02:39
7. Goodbye, Dear Friend 07:02 | 8. March 04:00
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Other People

November 21st, 2014 / Comments Off / by Mog/

Other People Profile

A lot has happened since Jakob Lindhagen, then using this cryptic moniker “…”, self-released his critically acclaimed solo debut  “Transcendence” in 2009. The immediately recognizable cinematic qualities in the remarkably mature instrumental compositions from the then twenty-year-old caught the attention of several creative forces around the world. Filmaker Ahang Bashi hand-picked the song ‘Waking Up’ for her award-winning documentary “paradise” (“The Paradise”), and subsequently hired Lindhagen to compose original music for her upcoming film “Nair Allt Faller Samman” (“When Everything Falls Apart”). Also New York-based production company “PCI Media Impact”, reaching out millions of viewers, had him write a score for their animated promotion film, as well as a wide variety of commissioned work, both nationally and internationally.

Now, under the name “Other People”, Lindhagen returns with “Somewhere Far Away”, moving away from multi-layered productions of his previous effort, and instead strapping himself behind a grand piano. Recorded in his two latest cities of residence – Sydney, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden – its modern minimalism showcases a unique talent for creating atmospheres combined with exquisite melodies, with a light touch but a seemingly endless emotional depth.

“Somewhere Far Away” is an album of subtlety. Subtle, in how sudden dissonances and key or time signature changes levitate the music to another level, without taking away focus from the composition in itself. Subtle, in how additional instruments occasionally join in. Subtle, in how something as sparse as the intimate melodies and delicately balanced dynamic shifts in his playing seem to be telling more than a thousand stories at once.

Apart from being released digitally and with a limited physical run, a unique collaboration with artist Erik Odqvist is also being made, with Odqvist creating three different interpretations of the album, available as highly limited screen prints with a download code printed on the back.

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Other People - Somewhere Far Away

Artist – Other People
Album – Somewhere Far away [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Instrumental, Contemporary-classic, Piano, Experimental [ EXQUISITE ]

Tracklist

01 Somewhere Far Away
02 Still Worth A Lot To Someone
03 The Ventriloquist
04 Fumbling In The Dark
05 PS
06 ID
07 Ego
08 Super Ego
09 Sleepless
10 Coda
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RÁDIO ETIÓPIA – THE.”A” MIX

November 21st, 2014 / Comments Off / by Mog/

By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen and to Their Late Majesties King George VI, King Edward VII, King William IV, King George V, Queen Victoria, King George IV and to His Late Royal Higness The Prince of Wales ( 1921-1936)

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TONY JUSTERINI and ANATOLY BROOKS are the co-founders of Rádio Etiópia. New episodes are posted every Monday set completed apart from the mainstream line of music.

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Intro voice led by Ana Ribeiro

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Special Guests:

- ELDER ALMEIDA – 1st FRIDAY
– PAULINO – 2nd FRIDAY
– FRAY D. JAY – 3rd FRIDAY
– JOÃO H – 4th FRIDAY
– JOSÉ RAMÓN – SOMETIMES

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THE.”A” MIX
A Fray D. Jay mix for Rádio Etiópia

Tracklist

01. Awaken the Echoes – It All Starts Here;
02. Alucidnation – One Zero Two (03.51);
03. Agnes Obel – Arches (06.37);
04. Asura – Lonely Star (09.44);
05. Craig Armstrong (feat. Brett Anderson) – Crash (16.46);
06. Aeron – Harbour (20.06);
07. All India Radio – Let Me Remain (23.42);
08. Akira Kosemura – Tale (27.31);
09. Anjou – Readings (29.11);
10. Asphalt Ribbons – Strong Hands (35.49);
11. Antonymes – 281210 (40.01);
12. Auburn Lull – Van Der Graaf (41.52);
13. David Ackles – Lotus Man (47.03);
14. Axs – Static Space (49.43);
15. Arcade Fire – Sleepwalker (54.39);
16. Aes Dana – In Between (57.36);
17. Tori Amos – Rattlesnakes (64.32);
18. Air – The Dream of Yi (69.45); | 19. Aless – Honeyed (75.01)
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Total Running Time: 79.59
Sultry voice of Radio Etiopia – Ana Ribeiro
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The Kiss That Took A Trip

November 21st, 2014 / Comments Off / by Mog/

The Kiss That Took A Trip Profile

Formed in Madrid in 2006, The Kiss That Took A Trip is the brainchild of M.D. Trello, who stands as the sole member and admitted factotum. A long-in-the-works musical project that finally saw the light of day when Trello, after an extended period of hesitation, decided to embrace public exposition inspired by the DIY ethos of diverse musical figures such as Steve Albini, Trent Reznor and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

A late in the game “band”, the founder of The Kiss quotes his admired Brian Eno to state he’s not a musician at all and therefore he will never tour. The Kiss That Took A Trip builds its music, for the most part, using computers and synthetic sounds, but refusing vehemently to be categorized as electronic music. In fact, the music can be tagged as a mix of styles such as post-rock, ambient, experimental, new age and orchestral pop, most of them instrumental and imbued with a progressive feel. The songs resort to melody, atmosphere and a pinch of drone and dissonance instead of technical proficiency or radio-friendly formats.

Since its inception, The Kiss has been regularly putting out self-made releases, with the EP Dating Aphrodite (2008) and the albums Worst Case Scenarios (2009) and The Dummy Family (2011) among them. However, it was with its third album How The Mighty Have Fallen (2012) that The Kiss found an unique voice. Fully produced by Trello, the album bases its sound on long-winded ambient/jazzy suites and unravels with no sense of urgency but employing signature changes, breakdowns, drone sections, distortion and hummed vocals reminiscent of Bark Psychosis. Letting go of the political themes a little, the album has a bitter existentialist vibe this time.

After a two year long gap, The Kiss That Took A Trip returns with Electroforest (2014), loosening a lot of tension on the listener and making an album that recaptures much of the essential sense of melody found in earlier works, while still keeping the epic scope and adventurous nature of the previous album, coming out of the other side of the tunnel with a “best of both worlds” effort, but with its own internal logic. The record is built in a subtle triptych structure and features the boldest use of vocals found on a work by The Kiss, even to the point of putting them in the forefront or having them from beginning to end, like in standard pop songs.

In the album, as in past releases, The Kiss leaves a breadcrumb trail of sounds that may lead the listener to The Kiss’ biggest musical influences: Talk Talk, Friends Of Dean Martinez, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Mogwai, Mike Oldfield, His Name Is Alive, Can, Rush, Barry Adamson or Angelo Badalamenti, only that distortion is turned up a notch or two, placing The Kiss That Took A Trip in a not very crowded musical niche in which progressive music and mainstream appeal meet but don’t clash.

DISCOGRAPHY

2014 – [ Electroforest ]
2014 – [ Goodbye Horses ]
2012 – [ How The Mighty Have Fallen ]
2012 – [ Fangs ]
2011 – [ Renaissance ‘2011 ]
2011 – [ The Dummy Family ]
2011 – [ The Geneve Fires ]
2009 – [ Google The One You Love ]
2009 – [ Worst Case Scenarios ]
2009 – [ Hi, America! ]
2008 – [ Dating Aphrodite ]
2007 – [ Always In The Wrong Mood ]
2007 – [ 2007 Untitle Single ] | 2006 – [ 2006 Untitle Single ]

Regarding ideology, The Kiss That Took A Trip operates on a “pay only if you wish” policy and stands for free music and Creative Commons licensing. The band has no other aim but to build a consistent and lasting music catalog that can speak to people fed up with quick consumption music and looking for high replay value and a more immersive and personal experience.

Electroforest
By: The Kiss That Took A Trip
Released: November 04th 2014
Available In [ DIGITAL ] and [ CD ]
Distribution Line [ BANDCAMP ]
ELECTROFOREST “REVIEW” COMING SOON

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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Electroforest

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Electroforest [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01. Electroforest: entrance 02:38
02. Tidy up you pig 04:24
03. Champions of delay 04:36
04. Vanilla killer 05:26
05. Greatest loves are secret 04:25
06. Electroforest: detour 02:19
07. Jammed drainpipe blues 04:48
08. Snowstorm 07:01
09. Malice 05:46
10. Flower of gas and smoke 07:36
11. Electroforest: tree of lights 03:27
12. Jackie o lantern 04:28
13. The thriving landlords 06:45
14. Amplification of the senses 04:30
15. Happy birthday party monster 03:50
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Goodbye Horses

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Goodbye Horses
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Goodbye horses 06:59
2. Immune to friendship 06:22
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - How The Mighty Have Fallen

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – How The Mighty Have Fallen
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01. Xenia, Ohio 09:55
02. Sleeping on the railroad 07:39
03. Fangs 06:30
04. Fugu 07:43
05. Black nectar 10:08
06. Let it rot 09:04
07. Amethyst 07:55
08. Meat ain’t murder 07:46
09. Three girls 05:54
10. Le temps detruit tout 04:42
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Fangs

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Fangs
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Fangs 06:30
2. Stock footage 06:28
3. Fangs (carpathian chill out mix) 08:14
4. Fangs (kick the bucket mix) 05:34
5. Fangs (video edit) 05:07
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Renaissance '2011

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Renaissance ‘2011
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Renaissance ‘2011 04:54
2. Wounded naked woman 04:38
3. Birth and death of Jonah Two 09:18
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - The Dummy Family

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – The Dummy Family
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01. The condition of greed [no rant mix] 03:16
02. Wounded naked woman 04:38
03. House of the scantily clad 05:00
04. Pillars of creation 06:48
05. Son of fireworks 03:43
06. La dee da (…we sing as they crush us) 05:54
07. The chatter 02:01
08. The Geneve fires 05:18
09. Birth and death of Jonah Two 09:18
10. White cells and other pains 05:52
11. This place is dead 03:27
12. Too little too late 04:23
13. Burning chariot down a hill 07:00
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - The Geneve Fires

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – The Geneve Fires
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. The Geneve fires 05:18
2. The day the dogs went mad 05:59
3. Aokigahara (sea of trees) 04:28
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Google The One You Love

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Google The One You Love
Release Date – 2009
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Google the one you love 06:24
2. Nefarious 03:17
3. God found dead 03:50
4. Between attitude and pose 03:44
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Worst Case Scenarios

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Worst Case Scenarios
Release Date – 2009
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01. [king’s piss… the beggar’s song] 01:56
02. Yours is a fitting name 04:57
03. This is the furthest I’ve been from you 04:31
04. Mary Ward 06:01
05. Hi America! 05:58
06. Google the one you love 06:24
07. One trick pony 04:35
08. [king’s piss… the rally anthem] 01:56
09. City in decay 08:25
10. The atheists lament 04:35
11. Tiananmen 04:00
12. Demerol 04:29
13. Who goes there…? 10:54
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Hi, America!

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Hi, America!
Release Date – 2009
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Hi, America! 05:58
2. Gone the way of flesh 04:32
3. (Heads shaking in) Disbelief [internet edit] 03:30
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Dating Aphrodite

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Dating Aphrodite
Release Date – 2008
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Binary soul [radio edit] 06:14
2. Morbid christmas, year 2012 04:45
3. Finders keepers 05:02
4. Mercury ceilings (Requiem for Europe) 02:27
5. My days are numbered 07:15
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Always In The Wrong Mood

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Always In The Wrong Mood – Vol I
Release Date – 2007
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01. Death and synaesthesia 01:20
02. The widows 05:05
03. Black knee 02:31
04. Goodbye K. Wallenda 02:48
05. Complex flowers 02:02
06. So this darkness is for real 02:56
07. Welcome (to wherever we are) 01:15
08. Dance of the ghost kids, pt. 1 01:51
09. Henrietta 03:30
10. Dance of the ghost kids, pt. 2 00:40
11. Named after a star / Terrible flashback 01:51
12. March of the defeated 03:13
13. (silence track) 00:18
14. (silence track) 00:18
15. (silence track) 00:18
16. (silence track) 00:18
17. (silence track) 00:18
18. (silence track) 00:18
19. (silence track) 00:18
20. (silence track) 00:18
21. Oblique hope (waltz) 01:29
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - 2007 untitled single

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – 2007 Untitled Single
Release Date – 2007
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Backdrop of stars 05:10
2. The pinnacle 03:35
3. Cinema vérité 03:52
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - 2006 untitled single

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – 2006 Untitled Single
Release Date – 2006
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Renaissance 07:11
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Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ]

November 21st, 2014 / No Comments » / by pdresseachea

Wang Wen Profile

Founded in 1999 in Dalian, Wang Wen is considered as one of China’s hardest working indie bands. The band released 7 studio albums since 2002 and one split vinyl with Swedish instrumentalists PG.LOST. Wang Wen makes beautiful melancholic instrumental music and they are well known for their intense live shows. They toured China and Europe multiple times and shared stages with Mogwai, Mono

DISCOGRAHPY.

2014 – Eight Horses
2012 – SPLIT with pg.Lost
2012 – 0.7
2012 – L & R
2008 – IV
2007 – 7 Objects In Another Infinite Space
2006 – Re Re Re
2003 – 二十八天失眠日记 (Dairy of 28 Sleepless Days)

[ SPLIT with pg.Lost ]. This self-titled 12” vinyl split between Swedish experimental instrumentalists pg.lost and domestic post-rock outfit Wang Wen (罔聞) is definitive proof that China’s musicians have become equal partners in the global creative community. pg.lost tackles the A-side with a suite of two ten-minute songs—“Desperdicio Parts I & II”—that open with a decidedly doom-influenced Spaghetti Western flair before nestling into more comfortable post-rock ground: crashing rock movements that intoxicate the listener and ferry them through waters of aching, almost heartbreaking emotion stamped with forceful, triumphant and occasionally-violent melodies that recall sweeping windswept vistas.

Wang Wen excels at running emotional relays from melancholy grief to guarded hope—and back again—multiple times within single songs, feats of sonic prowess that make their contributions an ideal soundtrack for these troubled times. On the B-side, the Chinese quintet counters pg.lost’s fiery, outward-looking tracks with three subdued and inward-looking sketches. The fragile opener, “13th”, is dominated by mellow, intricate guitar interplay overlaid upon warm and reassuring throbbing organ tones before disintegrating into a pedal-induced feedback fuzz.

“Homeland Accent,” a subdued island in which a glockenspiel, Hammond organ, earnest percussion work, soaring lead guitars and a violin all take turns occupying center stage, offers a tranquil respite before the barnstorming closer “Mouse Song,” the aural equivalent to a flash thunderstorm. The seven-minute jam neatly pivots from languid mandolin and violin-laced guitar wizardry backed by sunny, bubbling synths to a brief midpoint moment of stark lucidity before the band throws themselves into cathartic, film credits territory marred by agitated and fitful guitar squalls. And then the sky brightens, the string section chirps and all is well again—置若罔聞: turning a deaf ear to the wolf at the door.

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Wang Wen, China’s leading post rock band. Wang Wen has been been around for 15 years and celebrate this with a new album: Eight Horses. The band created and new mature sound and worked with some of the top producers in China and Canada. Their 8th studio album is recorded in a library in Dalian and produced by PK 14’s much respected lead singer Yang Haisong, Ningbo based producer Anzi and Wouter Vlaeminckx, front man of Belgium indie band Toman. The album is released by New Noise in China and will be available on vinyl in other parts of the world in September 2014.

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Wang Wen - Eight Horses

Artist – 惘闻 (Wang Wen)
Album – 八匹马 (Eight Horses) [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock, Experimental [ FREAKING AWSOME ]

Tracklist

1. Wang Wen – Northern North 10:25
2. Wang Wen – Sky of Dalian 07:19
3. Wang Wen – Eight Layer of Hell 07:06
4. Wang Wen – Ten Thousand Buddhas 09:01
5. Wang Wen – Escape from Mother Universe 10:28
6. Wang Wen – Dionysus 04:45
7. Wang Wen – The Last Journey 08:49
8. Wang Wen – Welcome to Utopia 09:27
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惘闻 (Wang Wen) – 八匹马 (Eight Horses)
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pglost and wang wen - st split

Artist – pg.lost & Wang Wen
Album – Self-Title SPIT [ * * * * * ] X10
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock, Experimental [ EXQUISTE SPLIT ]

Tracklist

1. pg.lost – Desperdicio (part I) 09:32
2. pg.lost – Desperdicio (part II) 10:24
3. Wang Wen – 13th 06:21
4. Wang Wen – Homeland Accent 06:23
5. Wang Wen – Mouse Song 06:52
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MEDIAFIRE pg.lost & Wang Wen – pg.lost & Wang Wen [SPLIT]
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Artist – Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ]
Album – 0.7 [ * * * * * ] X 10
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock [ ONE OF MY FAVORITE BAND ]

Tracklist

01. 2012
02. 看雨 (Rain Watcher)
03. 浪味仙 (Lonely God)
04. 安继波的画像 (Angelo’s Portrait)
05. Absent Minded Theme
06. 龙王塘 (Dragon in the Pool)
07. 四季歌 (Seasons)
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Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ] – 0.7
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Artist – Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ]
Album – L & R [ * * * * * ] X 10
Release Date – 2010
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock [ ONE OF MY FAVORITE BAND ]

Tracklist

1 童篇 7:18
2 近景 6:01
3 焦虑抑制剂 8:50
4 ←M→ 6:08
5 悬在时间轴上 10:26
6 合乐 9:57
7 凡士林 5:56
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Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ] – L & R
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Artist – Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ]
Album – 二十八天失眠日记 (Dairy of 28 Sleepless Days) [ * * * * * ] X 10
Release Date – 2003
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock [ ONE OF MY FAVORITE BAND ]

Tracklist

1 光(演奏曲)
2 垂死的岁末
3 丰收
4 奔丧
5 报仇
6 汉人(演奏曲)
7 辞行
8 素食者
9 A Song for Yu Wen
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Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ] – 二十八天失眠日记 [ Dairy of 28 Sleepless Days ]
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Artist – Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ]
Album – Re: Re: Re: [ * * * * * ] X 10
Release Date – 2006
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock [ ONE OF MY FAVORITE BAND ]

Tracklist

1 歌曲
2 My Crlme
3 酒狂
4 劳动公园
5 隧道
6 圆周率
7 最后的麻山
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Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ] – Re: Re: Re:
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Artist – Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ]
Album – 7 Objects in Another Infinite Space [ * * * * * ] X 10
Release Date – 2007
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock [ ONE OF MY FAVORITE BAND ]

Tracklist

1 缘 13:30
2 Break the Cars 9:36
3 甜井 2:31
4 思乡病 10:08
5 2005.1.26 4:59
6 驿站 6:10
7 No Dust At All 9:30
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Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ] – 7 Objects in Another Infinite Space
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Artist – Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ]
Album – IV [ * * * * * ] X 10
Release Date – 2008
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock [ ONE OF MY FAVORITE BAND ]

Tracklist

1 污水塘 6:27
2 龙西 4:10
3 Rust Inside 8:34
4 06M 6:29
5 花满都 VS 川味子 7:45
6 抿嘴谣 7:41
7 To the Mars 11:30
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Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ] – IV
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Wang Wen
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The Starlight Run

November 20th, 2014 / Comments Off / by Mog/

The Starlight Run Profile

THE STARLIGHT RUN began in the summer of 2012. Soaked in the heat, humidity, and history of the south. Lost in a string of days spent breaking effect pedals and nights watching stars, waiting for the sky to fall. Neil Carey and Warren Ard recently finished their first ep A Place To Land, blurring an array of sounds into a lovely mess. Guitars and synths bleed together, building walls of decay and delay.

Though not as big and swirling from the likes of [ My Bloody Valentine ] or [ Slowdive ], [ The Starlight Run ] shows more of an attempt to put advanced song structure and melody in place. Rather than just crafting infinitely appealing / occasionally thunderous mood music. It’s more more of a cross between [ Galaxy 500 ] and [ Cocteau Twins ]. It is even difficult to say whether everything is simplified, or even better magnified while the ebb and flows portrait legendary shoegaze artists such as [ Ride ], [ Pale Saints ], [ The Jesus and Mary Chain ] dwelling all over this record. It’s not an album I’d choose to miss out on guys, especially if you dig the early 90’s shoegaze era. BRILLIANT SOUND.

ALL THIS SUMMER
Credits
Released 14 November 2014

Special thanks to Becky McKeehan for vocals on Escape Plan
to Lindsey Morgan, Bernadette Birzer,
& Chase Lowe for la, la, las on Little Pieces of Everything
and many thanks to [ Paul Chadeisson ] for the beautiful cover art

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The Starlight Run - All This Summer

Artist – The Starlight Run
Album – All This Summer
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Shoegaze, Post-rock [ REALLY REALLY GOOD ]

Tracklist

1. Little Pieces Of Everything 04:26
2. Vital Signs 04:56
3. Escape Plan 05:14
4. Mosaic 08:33
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The Starlight Run – All This Summer
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The Starlight Run - A Place To Land

Artist – The Starlight Run
Album – A Place To Land [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Shoegaze, Post-rock [ REALLY REALLY GOOD ]

Tracklist

1. Just Before 02:54
2. Room For The Floor 06:53
3. Aerial Coverage 03:50
4. The Drake Equation 05:23
5. Rotation 05:44
6. We’ve Done The Math, Your Mind Is Made Up 06:26
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The Starlight Run – A Place To Land
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The Starlight Run
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Take This Town

November 20th, 2014 / Comments Off / by Mog/

Take This Town Profile

[ Take This Town ] is a four-piece founded 2011 in the Bavarian Forest of Germany that draws influences from black metal, sludge, doom and hardcore outfits, ( think the likes of [ Rorcal ] or [ Celeste ] ) but with a slightly more aggressive touch. The band made it’s first appearance in terms of an album release back in 2012 with “Pulse” which is now followed by “Waking Dream” after two years.

For some raw, aggressive and unrefined metal sound I’d say start with “Pulse” but truth be told “Waking Dream” takes on a sublime musical shift, while “Waking Dream” still keeps the terrifying black-end death noise bit the sound is beautifully polished with several sub-genres to it focusing on the noise aspect of the EP.

Describing [ Take This Town ] as a black-metal outfit isn’t accurate and doesn’t do the band justice as they go far beyond being your average black-metal sound. Tons of post-hardcore vibes are in attribution, especially in the vocals / lyrics which holds some mega angst, there’s a lot of it in the music too and not just the vocals. With angry screaming and the eerie speed drumming the originality of [ Take This Town ] reaches even higher. “Waking Dream” is indeed a highly recommended EP. With a total duration of under 15 minutes you’d think there isn’t a lot to it but trust me when you done listening to the EP you’ll feel totally hammered man.

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Take This Town - Waking Dream

Artist – Take This Town
Album – Waking Dream
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Post-metal, Post-hardcore, Screamo, Black-metal [ I LIKE ]

Tracklist

1. Lead Astray 03:20
2. Dust Remains 06:09
3. Waking Dream 03:54
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Take This Town – Waking Dream
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Take This Town - Pulse

Artist – Take This Town
Album – Pulse
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Post-metal, Post-hardcore, Screamo, Black-metal [ I LIKE ]

Tracklist

1. Within Our Reach 03:11
2. We Are The Pulse 02:56
3. Obliterating Nonsense Thoughts 02:09
4. Burst 03:16
5. Blinded 03:12
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Take This Town – Pulse
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Lehnen

November 19th, 2014 / Comments Off / by Mog/

Lehnen 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. In 2013, they released their 3rd album, „I See Your Shadow“ via their own label Cloud Contact.

“On I See Your Shadow, Lehnen has truly made their blend of Post-Rock, Ambient, and Pop into a wall of sound resulting in relentlessly driving songs. With the additional use of distorted and estranged field recordings, an atmosphere is created from which its listener can hardly escape, leading him on a jaw-dropping journey into the void, only to arrive back at a fantastic conclusion.” – The Gap

“It’s incredible what kind of wonderful music can be found outside of the mainstream (although I wish Lehnen all of the success in the world!!). The band (which reminds me a bit of Godspeed You! Black Emperor) draws its influences from Postcore, Ambient and Electronic music, but no boundaries are set in place! A perfect album, and yet one never has the impression it was thoroughly planned out (although it certainly was). THAT is how honestly and especially directly this music speaks to its listener.” – XXL Rock

“I See Your Shadow is so well thought out and precisely executed that letting oneself fall into its soundscapes is a pure pleasure. Planning in music is usually something considered to be rather negative and often referred to as the enemy of creativity and a symbol for the longing of commerical success. Precision is still an often misunderstood label. In Lehnen’s case, precision and hard work have allowed for them to get closer to their initial dream.” – Music Austria

Joel Boyd – vocals, guitar
Martin Konvicka – guitar
Stefan Sieder – bass
and Matthew Prokop – drums, synths

[ I SEE YOUR SHADOW ].

„It was time for a change; a change unlike the ones we’d experienced before. We decided to write the SONG, not the album, do whatever it takes to make it the best song possible even if it meant passing on the temptation to rely on things like electronic beats, and let that wall of sound breath from time to time, sometimes even leaving vocals out.

“I See Your Shadow” was conceived using a new mindset: Do the best you can, have fun with it, and stop looking to the future for change. Change is everywhere you choose to see it. Using this mindset and 1,5 years of stage absence, 10 songs finally found a way to live in harmony. Sonically, “I See Your Shadow” is closer to our initial dream than anything we’ve released in the past. Upon first looking at the song titles and scanning through the lyrics, one may be tempted to believe this album is about death. It isn’t. Death is a prominent character that reappears when necessary, driving the REAL point home : “Life won’t wait. If you have love in your life, embrace it and never let go.”; a message made even more personal to the members of our band by the passing of several loved ones in our family and the families involved in the creation of the record. But while they moved on, we feel like we’ve been given the chance to start anew.“

All songs written, performed and produced by Lehnen.
All Lyrics by Joel Boyd.
Recorded by Lehnen and Ronny Dangl at S.T.R.E.S.S. Studios Graz.
Mixed and Mastered by Will Benoit at Radar Recording Studios.

Additional Recordings at mBox Studios & Tape Attack Studios.
Field Recordings on “Breathing Machines” and “Deadhymn” by Matthew Prokop.
Spoken Word on “Acceptance” by Miriam Neubacher.
Spoken Word on “Death Angel”, “Thomas”, and “Take Me Home” by Irene Wildvank.

Drawings by Hannah Korbitz.
Photography by Sarah Neubert.
Art Concepts by Joel Boyd and Hannah Korbitz | Layout & Design by Stefan Sieder.

Special Thanks to: Ronny Dangl, Will Benoit, Tom Zwanzger, Martin Grabler, Hannah Korbitz, Sarah Neubert, Miriam Neubacher, Karin Boyd, Julia Pichler, Zuzana Sieder & Marlena Sustala. Thank you for purchasing this record! Love, Lehnen, Cloud Contact Records.

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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 – I See Your Shadow
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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 – We Were Made For Destruction
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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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Lehnen – Awake
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