2016-10-15 16:01:02 UTC
Blood Is Sweeter Than Honey is London-based artist Danny Currie's 3rd release of 2017.
Field recordings of his coastal hometown are merged with spectral guitars and washes of electronic noise to create a droning ambient panorama which seems to crest and recede like the Irish Sea heard in those same field recordings.
Released on his own Anschauen Records, Blood Is Sweeter Than Honey follows January's 'Verschollene EP' (Spheredelic Records), and 'Covers 2017' - a Soundcloud release of cover tracks.
Verschollene EP is Shock of Daylight’s 4th and most ambitious release. The tracks stretch longer, spanning more genres than before, with minimal techno, ambient noise, and modern classical influences standing out.
Despite the complex blend of styles the tracks themselves are simple and focused, with often a single figure or concept spun out to its conclusion, clearly drawing inspiration from the ambient work of artists like Brian Eno and William Basinski, as well as proto-electro/krautrockers like Cluster, Harmonia and Neu!
- Zagadka - 07:16
- Orbis I - 07:08
- Traumer - 03:48
- Verschollene - 04:55
- Inneraum - 06:05
electronic, ambient, krautrock, noise, psychedelic
2016-10-11 05:53:43 UTC
5 piece progressive/post-hardcore/post-rock group from Central Arkansas.
Jesse Kelly - Guitar
Chris Doan - Guitar
Rick Holthoff - Guitar, Vocals
Aaron Wolfe - Bass
Shane Clinton - Drums
- Province of the Mind 08:40
- Bastion 07:05
- Unclaimed Landscapes 02:56
- Pioneers 07:44
- Fossils 06:42
alternative, ambient, post-hardcore, post-rock, progressive
2016-10-06 00:00:00 UTC
Somewhere at the intersection of modern classical, ambient, and post-rock, Philadelphia-based guitarist Patkus evokes nostalgia and contemplation through pulsating swirls of melody that pierce through clouds of harmonic distortion. “These Are But Dreaming Men, Breathe and They Fade” is Patkus’ third full-length album, building upon the idiosyncratic blend of influences and composition techniques heard on 2015’s “Colors.” Dedicated to the loss of his beloved grandmother, “These Are But Dreaming Men, Breathe and They Fade” mirrors Patkus’ journey from loss to acceptance; a search for catharsis tinged with hope.
- Tamam Shud - 04:39
- The Doorbell Requiem of Catherine Philomena - 04:23
- Three Epicycles (or How a Poem on a Flagpole Told Me She Was Stars) - 09:23
- Intermission - 01:16
- Tamam Reprise - 04:08
- No God Rang the Bells - 05:35
- The Minutes - 04:56
alternative, ambient, drone, minimalism, post-rock, psychedelic
Crafting a concept album is an incredibly difficult task. Tying together a cohesive narrative across a record’s worth of songs isn’t just daunting, it’s an endeavour that even some of the industry’s finest have failed to do memorably. This task, however, becomes notably more difficult when you’re dealing in the abstract via instrumental soundscapes. That is what Chronotope Project, the moniker of composer Jeffrey Ericson Allen, attempts to do with his latest project, ‘Ovum.’
NAAL is an eclectic music project led by Chicago composer Dave Mantel. This talented musician has a true passion for great melodies and haunting musical textures. His blend of ambient, shoegaze and experimental drone music feels personal and unique, echoing the work of artists such as Slowdive, Boards of Canada or Sigur Ros, just to mention a few.