New album Beneath a Thousand Branches by Airships on the Water

2017-09-06 05:21:30 UTC

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Airships on the Water is an instrumental post rock band from Fayetteville, AR, USA, formed by multi-instrumentalist Russel Hensley. Hensley, who plays drums for the math rock band Take Shapes, started the project as a way to experiment with and expand on a backlog of keyboard riffs and drum parts he had written.

Drawing inspiration from the infectious hooks of El Ten Eleven, the emotional power of Explosions in the Sky, and the rhythmic complexity of Japanese post rockers Toe, Hensley started writing and overdubbing new parts to flesh out the sound of his existing arrangements. He carefully layered beautiful keyboard melodies, bass guitar hooks, intricate drum patterns, and rich synth textures onto these skeletal arrangements, shaping them into catchy instrumental post rock songs. Bit by bit, a chilled out sound with subtle math rock influences emerged, and Beneath a Thousand Branches was born. 

Track List


  • Recover Your Tracks - 06:05 
  • When You're Caught - 04:54 
  • Almost Found - 03:39 
  • Both Fingers Wrapped - 05:32 
  • Where the Vessels Meet - 03:41 
  • Midair - 05:02 
  • Bloom Beneath the Branches - 07:03 
  • Alpine Blankets - 05:07


Genre : experimental, indie, instrumental, post-rock, math, postrock

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