New single "Into Sun" by Low Sun

2017-06-28 06:16:13 UTC

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Low Sun just released their  first single, “Into Sun”. The track comes ahead of a split they are a part of called Human Sun with  Toronto band HUMANITIES - out July 13, 2017.

"Lyrically on “Into Sun” we wanted to experiment with how we could dissect and ultimately expand on the seemingly mundane experiences people tend to let pass them by. Mostly, we were curious as to what separates an everyday, or random observation, with one that is powerfully religious in its essence. Sometimes we are unaware that attention and perception are the only things that separate the two."

The Human Sun split contains their  first two songs which serve as an intro to their band. Their contributions to the release are also pieces of their  upcoming full length which they  plan to release this fall.



Genre : punk, meditative, post-hardcore

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A703 Deluxe Edition by NAAL

2017-05-10 03:12:58 UTC

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NAAL is the surrealist, drone/rock project of Chicago native Dave Mantel. Characterized by a sonic journey taken between more traditional instrumental post-rock, and the fringe elements of ambient, noise, drone, and field recordings, NAAL is a project that wanders freely between elements of all of those genres, while juxtaposing their individual elements to create a unique sonic palate.

Formed in 2013 with the release of the debut project titled Wilderlands, NAAL has released 4 EP's, with a debut full-length announced for a 2017 release. Each of the past three releases, 2014’s “Compass” and “Chaos Monsters,” and 2015’s “TIME” EP, charted as best-sellers on Bandcamp. Beyond his recordings, NAAL has begun to bring a live show audio/visual experience that focuses on the mellower side of the project. Long, texturally complex soundscapes are complimented by an ambient visual experience aimed at exploring dark, metaphysical and surrealist themes.

A703 is a slow, intricate walk through several years worth of dark, complicated emotional landscapes, compiled together to create a listening experience that will both relax and challenge the listener. The slow drones and complex textures give voice to both a deep sadness, and a deep hope. Of the new album, Mantel says, “There's an idea in Japanese that has captured me- 'mono no aware'- which is an awareness of the impermanence of everything. But, at the same time, not letting that overwhelm or immobilize you. It's a gentle sadness of things. But that idea of simple awareness is not where I want this story to end... That is the concept for the album.”

The first full length album from NAAL, A703’s soundscapes are charged with the weight of their author's own emotional darkness. This album is unlike NAAL's past releases in both the volume of work, and the compositional and instrumental restraint involved in the process. Leaving behind the more traditional post-rock vibe of the project's previous releases, A703 fully embraces the “drone” side of the so called “drone/rock” genre Mantel has coined.

The slow moving chord structures made up of layers of guitar and synthesizer textures, combined with bits of field recordings taken over the course of some of these aforementioned defining emotional moments, create ambient and droning atmospheres that are at once intricately complex and utterly benign. Although these 7 tracks are, for their author, ultimately about mortality and the fleetingness of the temporal, in the depth of the music, there seems to be a glimmer of light. In the end, Mantel says, the interpretation remains up to the listener, “That's the beautiful thing about making the kind of music I make. I can write something out of the deepest feelings of sadness and pain, and someone can listen to those same lines and feel hope in the middle of that. That's really all I want from this project. Yes, there is sadness, there is death. But I have to believe that there is also life.” A703 releases on June 30th, digitally everywhere and physically at NaalMusic.com

Track List

  • The Hell We Cary With Us 
  • When Our Heroes Die 
  • No One Saves You 
  • The Great Wait - 05:05 video
  • We Haven't Located Us Yet

  • We'll Be OK, But Never The Same
  • This Is Not Our Ordinary Life


Genre : ambient, drone, experimental, field, recordings, meditation, post-hardcore, post-rock, soundscapes, spiritual

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New track A whisper in the evening by synopsys (full album to be released May 17th)

2017-04-11 04:45:22 UTC

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Some things can't be explained… To understand Synopsys you must listen to their music, feel the pictures, capture the quiet and sustain heaviness. Those atmospheres build themselves on a paradox, shadow & light, the infinitely big & the infinitely small, things to say that we cannot say, the balance & the fall. These unavoidable meetings are translated into as captivating as lightning sounds.

synopsys  will release their first full length album « Le temps du rêve » on May 17th 2017. The album will come with a full length film to illustrate it. "A whisper in the evening" is their first  title on Bandcamp  along with a  music video for the  title « Leviathan »

Track List


A whisper in the evening - 06:34


Genre : metal, rock, experimental, post-hardcore, post-metal, post-rock, shoegaze

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No estamos separados by Massa Nera

2017-04-10 05:02:00 UTC

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Massa Nera has been making raw, passionate music since 2015.

Loud sounds from New Jersey. 

Track List

  • I'll be the next to go
  •  Surely, we'll see each other soon (feat


Genre : rock, atmospheric, emo, harcore, punk, post-hardcore, post-metal, post-rock, real

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New album - Seldom Few by Seldom Few

2016-11-22 12:12:58 UTC

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Seldom Few are an atmospheric rock trio from the Western Isles of Scotland. Their self-titled debut album is a refreshing eclectic mixture of post-hardcore, dream pop, gothic post-punk and shoegaze.

Track List

  • Barely A Moon - 04:06 
  • Last Ride - 03:14 
  • Kimberly - 04:10 
  • Into Sun - 03:10 
  • Candle For The Blind - 03:55 
  • Translucent - 05:52 
  • Fall Town - 03:28 
  • The Parting Waters - 07:12


Genre : alternative, atmospheric, rock, dreampop, experimental, noiserock, pop.rock, post-hardcore, post-punk, post-rock, shoegaze

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