New album This is How We Exist by In Lights

2017-11-08 21:44:39 UTC

Inlights

 In Lights' new album, This is How We Exist, is celebrating their existence in an unique way. The band attempted to drive their sound by emotion. The 7-song album comprises a full story, where different emotions of life are described: hope, pain, sorrow, courage, love, happiness and peace. Each song is a story itself, as well as part of the full story. The arrangement of each song serves the emotion. In order to better express the emotion, the band tried to go beyond the typical style of post-rock: instead of using crescendo and fixed tempo, almost all songs have 2-3 different tempos, and some of them do not have crescendo.

Beyond basic elements of music - rhythm, chord and melody, the band also wanted to express direct and intense feeling by creating unique sound for each emotion. The sound is beyond definition of each instrument: unique delay and reverb, EBow, extra low bass string, violin pizzicato, octove generator, random drum beats etc. It all serves the emotion of the music.

"In Lights", is a five-piece instrumental post-rock band based out of San Jose, CA, formed in 2014. The band consist two guitarists, one bassist, one drummer and one violin. The band creates dynamic, emotive and immersive music in it's most direct form. The band released their first EP in early 2015, a single on 2016 and released the new album on November 2017.

Influences include Mogwai, Explosions in the sky, Sigur Ros, Caspian, This Will Destroy You, Collapse Under The Empire, Hammock, Immanu El, Pink Floyd, EF, God Is An Astronaut, Lowercase Noises, Mooncake, pg.lost, Saxon Shore, Wang wen, etc. 

Track List


  • Forward - 06:00 
  • Search - 05:34 
  • Before - 06:21 
  • Memory - 06:08 
  • Dream - 07:58 
  • Spring - 04:28 
  • Om Namah Shivaya - 08:36


Genre : rock, instrumental, post-rock

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New EP Passage by Slowrun

2017-11-08 20:46:20 UTC

Finland

Slowrun is a Finnish band that presents variety of sounds and musical styles that flow from instrumental rock to ambient soundscapes

 The band has a history of two full-length albums, Prologue, and Resonance. Now they have a smaller release at hand - it is a two track EP titled as Passage. It's a digital only release available for streaming & download for free.




Genre : atmospheric, rock, ambient, post-rock, instrumental, melancholic, post-metal

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New album The Space Between Dreams and Reality by JRA

2017-11-03 05:11:29 UTC

New

JRA creates and releases music under the philosophy of "Make the art and stay out of the results."

"The Space Between Dreams and Reality" is  a cinematic retro-futuristic album best listened to during the midnight hours, preferably while under the influence or in a state of insomnia. 



Track List


  • Limbus - 02:10 
  • Black Lodge Transmissions - 02:42 
  • A Time That Man Forgot - 02:08 
  • Rip the Ringway at the SaturnDay Fashion Show - 02:02 
  • Midnight In Venusville - 03:34 
  • Mozart's Ghost - 02:54 
  • SkyNet Is Now - 01:21 
  • The DJX-II (Cybernetic Organism) - 03:06 
  • Escape The Machine - 01:47 
  • Party at the Blast Off - Follow The Light - 04:21


Genre : experimental, retro-futuristic, electronica, instrumental, sci-fi, trip-hop

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Pep Talks by Joe Kenyon IV

2017-11-02 04:41:34 UTC

New

Joe is the former leader of instrumental rock space ship, Ruined Machines. He is currently making a live record within the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 

Two preliminary mixes from ‘Peace Talks,’ a record currently being lived and recorded. Drawing from post-rock and longform compositional influence, the storytelling heard in the sound is the core of what’s to be experienced.

Track List

  • Ode to the Possible Past (Reprise) - 02:00 
  • Strangers (We Always Maintain) - 04:55 


Genre : progressive, rock, composition, instrumental, metal, nostalgic, post-metal, post-rock, psychedelic, space

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New album Elã by Kalouv

2017-10-26 04:36:41 UTC

Kaloo

Elã (pronounced Elan) is the new record of the Brazilian instrumental/post-rock band Kalouv, formed by Basílio Queiroz (bass), Bruno Saraiva (keyboards), Saulo Mesquita (guitar), Túlio Albuquerque (guitar) and Rennar Pires (drums). The album was composed between December of 2016 and march of 2017, in a country house named Sítio Santa Fé, located in the interior of the state of Pernambuco in Brazil. Also, the record became possible by a crowdfunding campaign, raising 124% of the goal in 45 days.

Between the time of composing in the Sítio Santa Fé, the nine tracks of Elã gained life and made the musicians develop new ways of creating music. This process brought more direct songs inspired by contemporary music that goes from alt rock and IDM genres to pop from the eighties. Therefore the post-rock that guided the previous records get new colors and goes off the sobriety and introspective tone to give space to tracks guided by synths, rhythmic guitars, and vocals, with more interaction between drums, bass and piano.

Created in 2010, the band has in their history two full-length albums, Pluvero (2014) and Sky Swimmer (2011) and an EP, Planar Sobre o Invisível (2016), all of them being well received by Brazilian and foreign media. In this fourth work, the band tries to bring new musical influences and collaborations to the album, like Sofia Freire in the tracks Elã and Pedra Bruta, Yukio in the track Mergulho Profundo and RØKR in the track Hotline Miami. The record had the recording, mixing and mastering by Bruno Giorgi, sound engineer behind other Brazilian music projects like Lenine (winner of Latin Grammy), baleia, Vitor Araújo and others. He also participated in the album adding textures and rhythmic mixing designs to the album.

The graphic art and design project is signed by Thaís Jacoponi, a resident of the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The image of a person hugging this black risk represents the energy that the word Elã brings: innovation, impulse, drastic force. The record was named after we met a little dog in the country house called Elã. The name drew our curiosity because is an unexpected name to put in a dog, so we looked for the meaning and found that it connects entirely with the feeling we were trying to put in our composing time. Also, was a meaningful word to represent our friendship and the stories that we constructed together in seven years as a band.


Track List


Pedra Bruta - 04:17
Moo Moo - 05:27
Máquinas - 05:25
Elã - 05:36
Hotline Miami - 06:42
Depois do Escuro - 04:52
O Escultor - 06:12
Rei Sem Cor - 05:15
Mergulho Profundo - 06:38


Genre : alternative, instrumental, progressive, soundtrack, music, rock., dreamy, game, post-rock, psychedelic, rock, synth

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