To Bloom, To Wither by Sundaug

2017-03-10 06:16:10 UTC

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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.

Track List


  • 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 
  • Tannhäuser 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


Genre : ambient, dark, downtempo, electronica, fingerstyle, folk, guitar, instrumental, post-rock, shoegaze

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Selective depression in chase of the Big Bang by Once Upon A Winter

2017-03-10 05:56:29 UTC

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Once Upon A Winter is a solo post rock project from Xanthi, Greece, created by Ilias Kakanis in 2012. In 2014, the first EP of the band became available through soundcloud, and in 2017 the debut album "Selective depression of the Big Bang" was released.

"Selective depression in chase of the Big Bang" is the debut album of the solo post rock project Once Upon A Winter. It is a melody-based post rock album, which draw inspiration from the "you vs yourselves and the constant changing surroundings" issue. All music was written and performed by Ilias Kakanis. 

Track List


  • SKG - 05:44 info 
  • The stars may be dead, but we're here and we've stopped the time - 04:58 info 
  • x→∞ - 06:26 info 
  • Once upon a winter - 04:22 info 
  • Lack of a greater possible memory - 06:00 info 
  • Purpose of stillness - 05:54 
  • Her lost love, my entropy - 03:36 info 
  • Selective depression in chase of the Big Bang - 08:42 info 
  • Apogymnosis - 03:40 info


Genre : rock, instrumental, post

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New album - Vanity Mirror by Interns

2017-02-26 02:40:56 UTC

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Interns’ first incarnation came to be in 2013 as a side-project between bassist Christian Harris and guitarist Andrew Reinhardt while playing together in the Louisiana-based jazz collective The Telegraph Salesmen, along with the leader of the group, Carter MacFarland, on drums. Many of the songs featured on Vanity Mirror were written during this time period.

The group dissolved in 2014, as Harris and Reinhardt separated geographically. After a three year hiatus, the two found themselves both living in Austin, Texas. With the addition of drummer James Bauer and guitarist Cole McDonnell, the group began to rework and refine the existing material, as well as write new music. The music combines the atmospheric nature of modern post-rock built around a classic psych framework.

Interns recorded their first studio album Vanity Mirror at Earthship Studios in Baton Rouge, with recording engineer and producer Benjamin Livingston. The album features guest musicians Sungkyung Woo, violin, Blayke Weatherford, vibraphone, and Carter MacFarland, keyboards.

Vanity Mirror was released on February 21st, 2017, and is available on all major streaming platforms. A physical release is to follow.

Interns  aim to frame the ambient, spacey goodness of post-rock around a structure that is easily digestible for listeners of any background. Like much of their peers, they forego lyrics in an attempt to let their instruments convey their thoughts and emotion.

Track List


  • Intro - 07:43 
  • Blood on the Water - 03:45 
  • Waves - 05:07 
  • Interlude - 02:28 
  • Drone Boys - 04:49 
  • Vanity Mirror - 05:58


Genre : rock, drone, instrumental, noiserock, post-rock

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Singularity by Man Against Mankind

2017-01-26 04:59:24 UTC

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Man Against Mankind is a "one-man-band" project from Hungary. The project started the in 2015, November, as an experiment to see if it could create anything that could be called atmospheric, or ambient, or post-rock. The project has been running for more than a year now, and has released 6 albums so far.

'Have you ever felt like leaving behind this planet, travelling throught the solar system and not stopping until you have reached interstellar space? I have. This happened. Space has always inspired me, the idea of exploring the unkown is both exciting and petrifying. Also, space is so vast, that there is no such word which could describe it's emptyness. Therefore, if someone wants to get away from the problems and troubles of their everyday lives, space is an ideal place. 'Singularity' is kind of a concept album, where we leave behind our home planet and aim for the edge of the solar system."

Track List


  • From Singularity - 00:54 
  • Departure - 06:55 
  • The Point Of View Of An Astronaut - 03:33 
  • Around Me There's Only Darkness - 02:59 
  • I Am Voyager - 05:41 
  • Interstellar - 07:25 
  • To Singularity - 00:44


Genre : ambient, rock, atmospheric, instrumental, post, post-rock, progressive

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Beautiful Little Songs for Piano by Alex Tiuniaev

2017-01-26 04:18:20 UTC

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Alex Tiuniaev composes little pieces for piano which are highly emotional and melodic. What makes him stand apart from similar piano composers is his ability to craft beautiful and memorable little melodies for piano, which is not very typical for modern minimalist music that can be rather repetitive.

Track List


Why Go to Paris? (for Solo Piano) - 03:28 info
Raindrops (for Solo Piano) - 02:06 info
Memories of Berlin (for Solo Piano) - 02:46
Sleepwalker (for Solo Piano) - 03:15 info


Genre : ambient, electronic, electronica, electropop, instrumental, techno, trance, uptempo

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