We All Die! What A Circus! by We All Die! What A Circus!

2017-03-14 18:54:35 UTC

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We All Die! What A Circus! Is the solo studio project of João Guimarães from Portugal and was created in 2013. It all started with the release of the EP Drowning Gives Meaning To Breath (June, 2013) which consisted of soundscapes (synths, samples, field-recordings) mixed with post-rock and "folk" guitars with a minimalist approach focusing on the atmosphere. The song "Drowning Gives Meaning to Breath" was featured on the RibsOut Compilation 6 and the song "Hold" was featured on the compilation The Best of Portuguese Post-Rock 2013 made by the Portuguese website Planeta Post-Rock.

In September of 2014 the first full-length "Until The Cosmos Takes Me Back"was released featuring more drone elements, intricated guitar-work and a more layered sound, featuring two singles: From India To Gaza I, one of the highlights of the album with a strong guitar-lead dwelling in the air with its simplicity, and Old Village In Space which combines a sense of nostalgia with an eerie slow-pace solo. The album was considered one of the best Portuguese albums of the year by the website Bandcom and the song "Our Dust Turned Into This" was featured on the compilation The Best of Portuguese Post - Rock 2014 by Planeta Post-Rock.

Between 2015 and early 2017 the new self-titled album was recorded expanding the sound of the project with a different concept, including elements of dark jazz, modern classical all warped up by reverb-drenched drone soundscapes and also post-rock guitar featuring drums for the first time. 

The album was released on March, 3, 2017. Conceptually it deals with the existential issues of human life, the need for a meaning of life and/or the lack of it; and how time and space wraps our own existence. It was inspired by the thoughts of philosophers and writers like Emil Cioran and Charles Bukowski (his famous poem Bluebird is recited on that song) and is a homage to them. Sound-wise this album makes heavy use of drone synths and field-recordings processed with various effects setting the atmosphere; some elements of dark jazz and classical modern piano; post-rock guitars for the lead melodies and harmonies and a sparse use of drums, mostly downtempo. Some said it resembles Angelo Badalamenti and Bohren & der Club of Gore making post-rock. 

Track List

  • The Trouble Of Being Born - 05:34 
  • Emil Cioran's Nightwalk - 07:50 
  • Bluebird - 09:01 
  • A Fishing Rod For My Grandpa - 04:28 
  • Tears Do Not Burn Except In Solitude - 08:13 
  • What We Think We Become - 04:49


Genre : ambient, experimental, acoustic, drone, field, recordings, folk, introspection, post-rock

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Autumn Is Ending by KSCIAA

2017-03-13 05:58:40 UTC

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 KSCIAA started out as a small post rock solo project of transgender multi-instrumentalist Willow S., and, after going a lot of members, ended up as a neoclassical 2-piece made up out of Julian D. on violin and Willow S. on production, piano, celesta and cello. Within a relatively short time, they released two EPs, "Dreams - Ending - Redemption - Liberation" and "This Is For You", which were received well, and later promoted by the web label Just Noise Music. Sadly, shortly after, Julian quit the project, leaving Willow to finish the first, and final, full album, "Autumn is Ending" by herself, along with a guest violinist and vocalist.

KSCIAA is a neoclassical crossover powerhouse that combines fragile string and piano arrangements with harsh, inorganic electronic sounds and chopped up field recordings, drawing influence from composers such as Kashiwa Daisuke, Olafur Arnalds and Yann Thiersen as well as the half-step thumping drums of various electronic producers like Willow Beats and Eskmo. Autumn is Ending is a collection of works from over several years that Willow, the projects founder, describes as attempts to create short movies without video, processing themes such as her mental illness, trauma, abandonment, feelings of being lost, but also hope and recovery.
Currently, Willow is donating all proceeds to Sacred Stone Camp, in protest of the Dakota access pipeline.

Track List


  • 5th Of April (Intro Cut) - 03:10 
  • Freefall - 04:00 
  • Apocalypse Dawn - 04:56 
  • As We Stood Among The Trees - 04:18 
  • A Dance For Two - 03:18 
  • Around The Corner (Soundtrack) - 03:55 
  • This Familiar Place - 04:21 
  • Home (feat) - 03:05


Genre : crossover, experimental, soundtrack, ambient, cello, indie, neoclassical, postrock, strings, violin

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Resistance Drills by The Steep

2017-03-13 05:45:05 UTC

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The Steep is a solo project by Tavis MacLeod. Who plays all instruments and records all of the tracks.  

A lot of moving parts at work here: primitive drumming, layers of drones, ambient guitars, chants, and bagpipe sounds. The juxtapositions and tones are intentional, and are used to convey a specific mood and a sense of urgency.  An attempt at bravery and beauty.  Music fit for battle.  Resistance Drills.

Track List


  • Field Test - 03:06 
  • Alarum - 02:56 
  • Further Still - 03:03 
  • The Opposite of Free - 04:12


Genre : ambient, experimental, celtic, drone, epic, fuzz, indie, instrumental, post-rock, postpunk, postrock, tribal

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Serial Experiments 1: Pink Witch by Vivian Fantasy

2017-03-10 06:37:27 UTC

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Serial Experiments 1 is the first collection of songs released from an extensive two year binge of spending time recording tracks/ideas between 2015/2017. (With the exception of "orchids" which was originally recorded in 2010 but unreleased). These songs were never meant to make a cohesive album,  this one is the 1st of 4 series.

Track List

  • 1.Strawberry Moon 05:08
  • 2.Pink Witch (feat.The Snuggalos) 06:05
  • 3.Where's The Fantasy 04:54
  • 4.Are U Clean Yet? 03:35
  • 5.You Were My Forest 02:58
  • 6.Serial Experiments LHC (interlude) 03:52
  • 7.Surgeon Is Death 05:34
  • 8.BONUS: Orchids (tape demo version) 04:49
  • 9.BONUS: Sci Fi Moog(demo) 05:45


Genre : ambient, analog, electronic, experimental, abstract, art, chill, wave, chillwave, dream, pop, dreampop, dreamwave, indie, lo-fi, psychedelic, shoegaze, synthpop, Richmond

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Album - UnFinetude by LeVant

2017-02-26 02:22:36 UTC

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George D. Stănciulescu is a Romanian electronic and experimental music producer, composer / sound designer and PhD in Philosophy of Digital Music & New Media. In 2005, he founded the neo-classical ambient / avant-garde ensemble Ad Ombra, which consequently released a CD trilogy: Rites of Genesis (2008), Magna Charta Illusorum (2009) and Almost Eternity (2011). In 2009, Stănciulescu started to focus on the more electro-dance oriented sonic dimensions by creating the eclectic electronica music project LeVant, which had its debut CD, Beyond the Masque of Eden (2010). The second album, Knock, Knock, Ginger (digital) came in 2014, revealing an eclectic paradigm that comprises indie electro, trip-hop, contemporary music and art-pop altogether. Since its inception, LeVant has performed acclaimed multimedia shows both as a band and as a DJ at various national & international festivals and venues, with a plethora of featured vocalists and guest artists, ranging from theater and film, choreography, visual arts and so on. LeVant’s releases have been featured in the international underground press, in a number of online publications, radio shows and samplers worldwide.

According to LeVant,  “UnFinetude” is a rather special work and probably the most radical and genre-bending amongst the ones he made so far so far. As a sort of “raison d’etre”  for its genesis,  came from the subconscious challenge he  got from various persons asking him what is that?  So he  thought of  creating a digimodern work  and this slowly shaped in, thanks to some hours of expanding fantasy, unrelenting encounters with the realm of Illusion and a handful of plugins."

Track List


  • Monad - 03:24 
  • Touch - 05:34 
  • Drifter - 06:09


Genre : electronic, idm, pop, ambient, contemporary, darkwave., downtempo, electronica, experimental, indie, industrial

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