New album A Future Remembered by A Signal In The Static

2017-10-02 02:32:29 UTC

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Steven K. Smith has more than 20 recording to his name both solo and collaboratively. He was the founding member of the post rock outfit MABOU from Cleveland, Ohio. His also worked with Jason Sloan in the acclaimed dark ambient project DOLMEN. In addition to A Signal In The Static he is a member of SPIRICOM with Columbus, Ohio guitarist Marc Cody. Smith lives outside of Kent, Ohio on a farm with his wife and a menagerie of animals.

A Signal In The Static is a sonic flood whose immense current blurs the line between cleansing and obliterating. The unrelenting, multi-textured wash of synthesizers and heavily processed guitars is propelled by expansive, driving bass and percussion that is equal parts primal and mechanical. Throughout its massive presence, A Future Remembered swells with layers of melody that penetrate its dense landscape and supply a constant tidal force. As the galactic waves surge and dissolve, they purge the earthly terrain in their wake.

Track List


  • the past returning - 04:48 
  • a million dead stars - 04:48 
  • enemies from orion - 03:44 
  • argus - 04:48 
  • regressions - 05:36 
  • message through distortions - 05:30 
  • night presence - 06:04 
  • a landing (in community park) - 04:57 
  • shrines - 02:56 
  • trace evidence - 04:04


Genre : experimental, post, rock, tribal

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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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New album Shall Remain Nameless by Shall Remain Nameless

2017-09-06 05:04:35 UTC

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Serene spellbinding worlds come together on the glistening waves of Shall Remain Nameless’s self-titled effort. Quite pastoral in its efforts the way the many layers converge into a singular whole feels deeply satisfying. Field recordings permeate the entirety of the album for the way they seem to simply immerse the listener in such a wild jungle of recordings feels positively liberating.

Drones remain equally important as Shall Remain Nameless touches upon some of Stars of the Lid’s more elegant, less-feedback laden later works. Classical helps to frame every piece for the songs resembles suites in a greater symphony.

“Forest Fly” carries the listener to a tranquil, exotic rain forest, inhabited by tropical wildlife. The inclusion of an enigmatically soothing sitar suggests that we are perhaps accompanied by an imaginary, mysteriously wise sherpa as our guide, giving the track a relaxed, melodic warmth.

Seamlessly shifting to the celestially- inspired “Sunshine In a Blackout”, subtle changes in this ambient orchestral production are somehow simultaneously glacial and emotionally uplifting.

Meanwhile ,“Uneven Terrain Pt 1” as its title suggests, leads the audience down a murky musical path as sinister whispers from dark forces fill the air in this curiously lurid nightmare. The resulting creation is dark ambience at its best.

The twisted nostalgia of “Coney Island Sideshow” presents an electronically intricate, if unsettling centerpiece for the album. The contrast of hypnotic sonic chattering and vocal snippets of family fun at the fair ground requires repeat listens to appreciate its many nuances.

As the album comes to a close “The Fear” reintroduces earlier themes; wide open musical landscapes, floating ambient melodies and electronica are all enhanced by selective samples of the human voice.

The artists influences : The Future Sound Of London,The Orb, Ambient music from the early 90's. 

 

Track List


  • 1.Forest Fly
  • 2.Sunshine In A Blackout
  • 3.Uneven Terrain (Pt.1) 04:05
  • 4.Coney Island Sideshow 04:58
  • 5 Life In Any Form 02:17
  • 6.Downward Stream
  • 7.The Lone Guitarist
  • 8.Secret Liaison
  • 9.The Fear
  • 10.Ground Floor // Uneven Terrain (Pt.2)


Genre : ambient, electronic, experimental, chill, downtempo, space

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Soundtrack To Your Own Fantasy (Special Edition) by Mixtaped Monk & Cousin Silas

2017-08-02 05:19:38 UTC

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There is music that can make you want to dance. There is music that can make you happy or emotional, and sometimes even sad. But in a very niche corner of the musical spectrum dwells a type of music that can make you visualize your own story while listening to it. “Soundtrack To Your Own Fantasy,” a split album by Indian music producer Arka Sengupta aka Mixtaped Monk and British ambient music legend Cousin Silas, is a record that falls into that very musical spectrum.

Bordering around ambient, post-rock and experimental music, the album blends ambient and cinematic music sensibilities of Cousin Silas with the experimental-minded post-rock sensibilities of Mixtaped Monk. The cinematic nature of the album, when listened to as a whole, can trigger your mind to imagine your own fantasy world and play out a story in it while the album acts as its soundtrack. 

Track List


Mixtaped Monk - Let Them Play - 03:05
Cousin Silas - Remembering Days - 05:02
Mixtaped Monk - Wanderer - 03:33
Cousin Silas - Entangled - 04:18
Mixtaped Monk - Revelations - 03:48
Cousin Silas - Daylight On Saturday - 04:28
Mixtaped Monk & Cousin Silas - Awakening - 05:22
Cousin Silas - Silver Sky - 04:46
Mixtaped Monk - Twilight Wishes - 05:47


Genre : experimental, postrock, ambient, electronic, atmospheric, dreamy, electronica, ethereal, meditative, post-rock, relaxing, shoegaze, soundscape

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Soundtrack To Your Own Fantasy (Special Edition) & Cousin Silas by Mixtaped Monk & Cousin Silas

2017-07-31 06:59:28 UTC

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There is music that can make you want to dance. There is music that can make you happy or emotional, and sometimes even sad. But in a very niche corner of the musical spectrum dwells a type of music that can make you visualize your own story while listening to it. “Soundtrack To Your Own Fantasy,” a split album by Indian music producer Arka Sengupta aka Mixtaped Monk and British ambient music legend Cousin Silas, is a record that falls into that very musical spectrum.

Bordering around ambient, post-rock and experimental music, the album blends ambient and cinematic music sensibilities of Cousin Silas with the experimental-minded post-rock sensibilities of

Mixtaped Monk. The cinematic nature of the album, when listened to as a whole, can trigger your mind to imagine your own fantasy world and play out a story in it while the album acts as its soundtrack. 

Track List


Mixtaped Monk - Let Them Play - 03:05
Cousin Silas - Remembering Days - 05:02
Mixtaped Monk - Wanderer - 03:33
Cousin Silas - Entangled - 04:18
Mixtaped Monk - Revelations - 03:48
Cousin Silas - Daylight On Saturday - 04:28
Mixtaped Monk & Cousin Silas - Awakening - 05:22
Cousin Silas - Silver Sky - 04:46
Mixtaped Monk - Twilight Wishes - 05:47


Genre : experimental, postrock, ambient, electronic, atmospheric, dreamy, electronica, ethereal, meditative, post-rock, relaxing, shoegaze, soundscape

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