2017-03-17 04:27:45 UTC
Joel Porter started playing music at an early age, starting with violin and then moving onto french horn (5th grade), guitar and bass (6th grade), and songwriting in high school. Porter and Eric Hillman (producer + 1/2 the band Foreign Fields) recorded everything on 'Mountain Twin' in the Dark Heart studio by themselves, covering violin, guitar, bass, piano, trumpet, french horn, and vocals, as well as any electronic samples you might hear. the Porter explains that Mountain Twin' EP is about growth. Over the course of four folk-based, painstakingly carefully crafted songs, which include a song he co-wrote with his musician parents, he illustrates the nature, feelings, memories and what it means to seek for the truth. You can easily feel yourself being in the desolate plains, where the snow is falling, the river is flowing and the mountains howling.
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acoustic, folk, alternative
2017-03-14 18:54:35 UTC
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.
- 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
ambient, experimental, acoustic, drone, field, recordings, folk, introspection, post-rock
2017-03-13 06:13:35 UTC
Singer/songwriter Bradley Palermo has fronted the bands "The Sudden Passion" and "Femme Fatality" for the past 15 years. His solo work is equal parts indie folk and Americana. A fan at a recent show described his sound as “Hank 3 meets Bright Eyes,” which is right on the money with his strongest influences. Originally from St. Louis, MO, Bradley is currently based in Los Angeles.
country, folk, punk, indie, guitar, volt
2017-03-11 01:52:33 UTC
The Great Long Distance is an audible recollection of the first 12 months of a long distance relationship, including the highs and lows and moments in between. It is a journal without words, each of the 12 tracks representing each month respectively. Inspired by the format of NIN's "Ghosts I-IV", the album is a sonic tapestry of different moods and themes, with various recurring motifs and the subtle melding of synthesizer and samples; the result something not quite classical, ambient or electronic - rather, an eclectic blend of the three. For fans of Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and later Ulver.
- Dreams of Budapest - 01:32
- 60 Days - 01:09
- 30 Days - 02:13
- Heathrow / Stansted - 02:14
- Dreams of Athens - 01:52
- Sehnsucht - 01:54
- Athens International - 02:38
- Summer's Afterglow - 01:36
- The Great Long Distance - 02:31
- Lost Dog - 02:42
- We Remain - 01:51
- Together - 03:07
ambient, electronic, classical, folk, modern, post-rock
2017-03-10 06:16:10 UTC
Sundaug is the pseudonym for Philadelphia-based composer and performer Steve Bonitatibus.. Steve became interested in percussive fingerstyle guitar early on in his playing days and even studied guitar performance during his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia. While his first two albums — Empyrean Fantasy (2013) and Nocturnality (2015) — featured music that could be likened to contemporary guitarists such as Andy McKee and Kaki King, his latest effort marks a shift towards post-rock.
"To Bloom, To Wither" is Sundaug's third, full-length album. Unlike his previous two works, which featured primarily solo acoustic numbers, this album embraces a heavier, post-rock sound. Using a wide array of eclectic instrumental textures, To Bloom, To Wither attempts to blend the soothing timbres of modern acoustica with the more blaring sounds of rock music. The album was officially released on February 24th, 2017, and is available in music stores and across streaming platforms.
- Jairus - 04:07
- To Bloom, To Wither - 04:19
- The World We Know, The One We Want - 04:03
- Starshot - 03:37
- In Another Life - 03:44
- Isles of the Blessed - 04:18
- Seashell Radio - 03:40
- TannhÃ¤user Gate - 03:04
- Hiatus - 03:50
- Plumb the Depths - 04:33
- Cosmopolita - 03:35
- Shallow Thoughts / Hollow Words - 04:20
- Attrition - 03:21
- Wanderlust - 04:54
- Leviathan - 03:20
ambient, dark, downtempo, electronica, fingerstyle, folk, guitar, instrumental, post-rock, shoegaze