New album 52 by Orellana

2018-01-05 01:59:25 UTC

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Orellana is the Cinematic Post-Rock project of Martyn Jackson. 

In 2013 Jackson released his debut album "Home" under his own name, and since then has worked in various other projects from fronting a metal band to composing for TV. After playing only a handful of shows to support the release of "Home", Jackson decided to take a break from writing Post-Rock to focus more on neo-classical composition minimalist piano pieces. This resulted in the release of Bedroom Ghosts, an collection of short piano pieces based around repetition and simplicity melodies.

In late 2016 Jackson decided to combine both Post-Rock and his minimalist piano pieces to create his next full length album "52".

Jackson's experiences over the past few years have lead him to take great interest in the natural world, and so “52” tells the story of The Loneliest Whale in the World, and its search for a family and companionship. It is a soundtrack to an imagined film, and a situation we can all relate to; being alone and calling out for loved ones only to be left unheard.

Track List

  • 1.Waterbirth 05:49
  • 2.Beautiful Youth 05:55
  • 3.Stay 04:37
  • 4.Still Waters Run Deep 05:06
  • 5.I See You ft. Mahesh Raghunandan 06:37
  • 6.Perseverance 09:30
  • 7.Hold 06:42
  • 8.Is That ... You? 07:01


Genre : alternative, ambient, cinematic, instrumental, orchestral, post-rock

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New album A Lake of Distortion by Jacob Faurholt

2018-01-04 06:48:47 UTC

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Jacob Faurholt is one of Denmark’s most prolific songwriters. He releases music both solo and under the moniker Crystal Shipsss. His music ranges from lo-fi home recordings, 90es inspired indie rock to ambient drone metal. 

A Lake of Distortion, Faurholt’s 6th solo album, is a collection of fragile folk songs and fuzzy lo-fi pop carefully sequenced to work as a whole. It consists of 10 twisted love songs filled with joy and anxiety. The album was mainly written, recorded & mixed in Faurholt’s bedroom (in between work and other daily obligations) and the intimacy and urgency from that setting is apparent throughout the album. After recording the basic tracks Faurholt invited musician friends to work on the songs, among others Soren Brothers (Man Meets Bear), William Kudahl (Infants), Claus Frøhlich (Younolovebunny), Samuel Gray (Sam Gray Singing) and Jens Christian Madsen (Tjaere+Fjer). The recorded tracks were exchanged between them by e-mail. The albums short, melodic and fragile songs draws references to Bee Thousand era Guided By Voices, early Sparklehorse, and Daniel Johnston who is namedropped on the albums last song “Listening To Devil Town”.

Track List


  • Sugar - 02:20 
  • Fear Is Also Love - 02:45 
  • Something Strange - 03:43 
  • A Lake Of Distortion - 02:48 
  • Before It Starts To Rain - 03:11 
  • Go - 02:20 
  • Empty Room - 03:55 
  • Shock Me - 01:59 
  • The Stars Hang Low - 03:10 
  • Listening To Devil Town - 03:06


Genre : alternative, pop, indie, rock, lo-fi, noise, sadcore, shoegaze, slowcore

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New album Land of Evergone by Ali Murray

2017-12-17 20:35:33 UTC

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Ali Murray is an ethereal folk songwriter/musician from the cold isle of Lewis in the north of Scotland. He writes dark atmospheric folk music with lush sweeping dreamy soundscapes and Celtic-twinged instrumentation. His new album LAND OF EVERGONE strikes a balance that is intimate and soaring, peaceful and haunting, sad and quietly joyful, delicately reverberating with Murray's dreamy voice and guitar playing.

Track List

  • Land of Evergone - 02:41 
  • Sorroden - 04:40 
  • Friend to the End - 02:28 
  • Shadow of the Mountain - 03:31 
  • Island - 02:47 
  • Hill Folk - 02:49 
  • Early Moon - 02:34 
  • Fearless Sailor - 05:13 
  • House With Books - 01:29 
  • The Lone Walker - 04:34


Genre : alternative, folk, ambient, dream, experimental, atmospheric, psych, dark, dreamy

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New song 1491 by heklAa

2017-12-04 20:01:56 UTC

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'1491' is the story of man climbing up the volcano Hekla to reach its summit (1491 meters). He won't succeed but understand while looking at the sky below that the most important thing is not to touch the stars but to keep on climbing on, doing things.

Sébastien Touraton runs the project heklAa since 2010. His music is piano-based and influenced by different genres, from post-rock to movie music in a neo-classical outfit. His next album is called '1491' and releases on Jan.11. 


Genre : alternative, ambient, cinematic, indie, jazzy, piano, post-classical, post-rock, soundtrack

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New album Deux by Davenport Rex

2017-11-27 06:16:04 UTC

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Davenport Rex is a Motor City duo focused on progressive compositions that develop themes, explore alternative chord progressions and song forms. They strive for accessible melodies and meaningful lyrics, and they encourage you to listen multiple times to get the most from the songs. The band members are Dave Gillespie and Jim Murphy (featuring vocal work from Danielle Blanchard), and they go back to the Music Program at Michigan State University. They have been writing and playing music for many years - They work slowly with a lot of attention to arrangements, instrumentation and performances. 

Progressive pop / rock compositions. Rock band foundation with additional synthetic and symphonic instrumentation. Accessible and complex. These ten tracks are pretty diverse ranging from guitar based rock to cinematic orchestrations to simple acoustic and vocal arrangements. 

Track List


  • Shine - 04:56 
  • This Old House - 04:49 
  • Someday - 05:04 
  • Lullaby - 02:57 
  • Bonfires - 06:47 
  • I'm Waiting - 05:06 
  • Day After Day - 05:32 
  • Stolen Heart - 02:58 
  • So Sorry - 04:40 
  • Simple Love - 03:58


Genre : alternative, prog, rock, symphonic

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Review for 52 by Orellana

Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.

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Review for Deux by Davenport Rex

Davenport Rex is a music project based in Detroit, Michigan. Their sound is diverse and challenging, yet accessible and appealing. The band’s music stands out as a combination of tasteful progressive rock, with shades of various influences, ranging from alternative to symphonic hard rock, just to mention a few.

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