.existence by Once Upon A Winter

2018-02-26 05:38:47 UTC

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Once Upon A Winter is a solo post-rock/post-metal project from Greece, created by Ilias Kakanis. 2017 was the year that the debut album "Selective depression in chase of the Big Bang" was released. One year later, on February 2018, the second album was released.

.existence is the second studio album of the project. Heavier and darker than its predecessor, .existence still aims to create haunting atmospheres, with elements of classical strings, ambient and heavy guitars.

Track List

  • I've seen the skies shatter - 05:25 info 
  • In the chronicles of mediocre egos - 08:02 info 
  • Cognitive dissonance - 03:42 info 
  • Unsettling minds climax in the darkest hours - 06:43 info 
  • Purple Midas - 09:37 

Genre : blackgaze, experimental, rock, instrumental, post, greece, post-metal, post-rock, prog

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New album Deux by Davenport Rex

2017-11-27 06:16:04 UTC


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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Soothing Rays of Eternity by The Cruelest Animal

2017-05-08 03:56:55 UTC


The Cruelest Animal has been a work in progress for Drummer / Guitarist / Producer Alex Crane since 2009. The band started as a recording project featuring guest performances by members of Intronaut, National Sunday Law, and The Great Wall. The music is inspired by a wide variety of styles including classic prog rock groups like King Crimson and Pink Floyd, as well as Trip Hop acts like Massive Attack, Dj Shadow, and Radiohead. Aspects of technical and spacey influences are blended into a sound rooted in early 90s metal.

The album Soothing Rays of Eternity represents a leap forward creatively. With the addition of Matt Boylan on bass (former Bear Baiting and Cuneiform), and use of Ableton Live looping software, what was once a recording project has developed into a live two-piece band. 

The album is structured abnormal rhythmic cycles and features drums and bass as primary elements. The rhythm section is accentuated by heavy, yet spacey guitars, keyboards, and vocals. The song Unleash the Swine features David Timnick of Intronaut on Tablas, and Derek Donley of Bereft and National Sunday Law on Vocals.

Soothing Rays of Eternity was self recorded and mixed in our rehearsal space in 2016 and was released via Bandcamp on April 21, 2017.

Official credits:

Alex Crane: Drums, Guitar, Vocals, MIDI programming, Recording, and Mixing

Matt Boylan: Bass and Vocals

Grant Lewis: Keyboards

Derek Donley: Vocals on tracks 2 and 4

David Timnick: Tablas on track 4

William Paton: Vocals on tracks 5, 6, and 7 (We'll miss you, buddy)

Mastered by Dan Certa

Art By Alex

Track List

  • Invisible Passenger - 06:04 
  • Primitive Vessel - 07:15 
  • Soothing Rays of Eternity - 08:29 
  • Unleash the Swine - 07:50 
  • Dystopian Pleasures - 00:33 
  • Recourse Discourse - 06:05 
  • Final Informal Transmission - 01:10 
  • Vague Dreams and Fleeting Thoughts - 02:57

Genre : electronic, metal, ambient, beats, prog, rock, triphop

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New album Monodrama by Echoes and Signals

2017-04-13 04:11:47 UTC


Monodrama is dedicated to insights, gestalt-therapy and mind. The cover itself is metaphorical illustration of neural connections inside a brain which are making us who we are. 

Track List

  • 1.Saltwater 05:33
  • 2.Ocean 06:52
  • 3.Station Horizon 04:37
  • 4.Lead Astray (feat. Marjana Semkina) 06:49
  • 5.Farewell Centauri 01:45
  • 6.Veins 04:15
  • 7.Magnolia 05:43
  • 8.Skymap 05:17
  • 9.To The Lighthouse 09:22

Genre : rock, instrumental, post-metal, post-rock, prog, progressive, metal

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