New album Lower Tones by Brad Couture

2017-07-17 06:12:16 UTC

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Hours alone. Low lights, late nights, and soft melodies.

This is how NH-born composer Brad Couture crafts his music from start to finish - writing, playing, recording, and mixing all his own material in the isolation of his studio. From the first hammer strike on piano string, to the last synthesizer wrapping up all in a warm blanket, his sonic structures are constructed with care - emotionally inspired and acoustically defined.

From the sparse, ambient piano arrangements stretching to full orchestral swells backed by chiming guitars, his melodically driven songs weave uplifting crescendos with melancholic introspection to paint cinematic soundscapes.

With the release of Brad’s new album, Lower Tones, Brad has drawn additional inspiration from neo-classical styles of composition, replacing some the roaring guitars and pounding drums of previous releases with the gentle swells of ambient noise and solo cello. Lower Tones provides the perfect atmosphere to plug in earphones, and unplug from the world.

This is Brad Couture's a first full length album - He wrote, played, recorded and mixed every song himself.



Genre : ambient, cinematic, film, music, neo-classical, piano, post-rock

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New EP The Revelator Sound Sessions by The End Of The Ocean

2017-07-10 05:42:31 UTC

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The End Of The Ocean's new EP "The Revelator Sound Sessions" is out. The songs were recorded live in the studio. The band is going on a tour!

 Tour dates are listed below and have links to purchase tickets. 

AUG 3 - CHICAGO, IL @ TOWNSHIP

AUG 4 - COLUMBUS, OH @ ACE OF CUPS

AUG 5 - DETROIT, MI @ THE LOVING TOUCH

AUG 6 - CLEVELAND, OH @ MAHALL'S

AUG 8 - TORONTO, ON @ SNEAKY DEE'S

AUG 9 - ROCHESTER, NY @ PHOTO CITY

AUG 11 - BROOKLYN, NY @ ALPHAVILLE

AUG 12 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ BLACK FORGE COFFEE HOUSE

Track List

  • 1.On The Long Road Home (Revelator Sound Session) 06:40 video
  • 2.On Floating (Revelator Sound Session) 04:51 video
  • 3.We Always Think There Is Going To Be More Time (Revelator Sound Session) 07:15 video
  • 4.Redemption (Revelator Sound Session) 06:57 video


Genre : alternative, instrumental, post-rock, postrock

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Scratched Out by AIM LOW

2017-07-04 21:43:02 UTC

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Montreal experimental band AIM LOW is set to release Scratched Out on 12" format, a record that has been plagued with numerous issues from disappearing band members, lost recording stems, a messed up vinyl test pressing, artwork problems, and numerous other issues. Toss in a hospital visit (via ambulance, no less), and you can understand why the band is happy to finally release this three song collection of dense shoegaze-y drone density in the vein of early-Sonic Youth, Nadja, and Rhys Chatham. AIM LOW practically took everything into their own hands to get the lp out, right down to the spraypainting process of the lp jackets that can be seen here - https://youtu.be/bbZvcHV2HqQ

Lead off track "Tacit Approval" sets the sound for their forthcoming full length, currently being mixed by Jon Drew, bridging the more experimental nature of their now sold out CD-R Foulards and sold out cassette String Theory with a more structured sound based around the controlled chaos surrounding fuzzed out crackling spoken word vocals. The 12"'s centerpiece "Low Hanging Fruit" was recorded in a church in Montreal West to capture as much natural reverb possible to achieve a contextual Beach Boy sound, complete with "oooh" vocals that are heavily processed with the band's penchant for knob-twiddling effects pedals. And closing track "Phantom Cat" is a twelve minute highway ride of multiple layers and textures in the key of A with lung-straining chanting.

AIM LOW has previously played with the likes of Disappears, Weekend, Moon Duo, and Stephen O'Malley, and plan to support Scratched Out with more dates and a tour in the late Summer of 2017.

Track List


  • Tacit Approval - 05:42 
  • Low Hanging Fruit - 07:41 
  • Phantom Cat - 11:58


Genre : experimental, ambient, doom, dreampop, drone, noise, post-metal, post-rock, shoegaze

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"The Revelator Sound Sessions" including a brand new song "REDEMPTION" by The End Of The Ocean

2017-06-16 05:45:28 UTC

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"The End Of The Ocean" have been very hard at work writing their new album.  They just released a four-part live video session and it features a brand new song called "Redemption".

Track List


On The Long Road Home (Revelator Sound Session) - 06:40 video
We Always Think There Is Going To Be More Time (Revelator Sound Session) - 07:15 video


Genre : alternative, instrumental, post-rock

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SanMono Ep by SanMono

2017-06-10 00:38:55 UTC

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SanMono is an instrumental quartet located in Mexico City. Formed in 2014, the band has explored with sounds of post-rock, math-rock and progressive rock, creating powerful tunes alongside with atmospherical and melodic passages. The band is integrated by drummer Jerónimo Carvajal, guitarist Luis Gutiérrez, bassist Rod Barriga and Pablo Cervera in keyboards, synths and sequences.  In 2016, the band´s debut Ep was released, called "SanMono Ep". 

"SanMono Ep" is the debut Ep from the instrumental band SanMono. It consists of 5 tracks that evoke the necessity of humans to have a relief of habitual stress and anger (represented by a man hitting the ground with a baseball bat on the cover of the cd). "Intro" and "Navíos" (which stands for "ships") are songs about letting out and accepting the fact that sometimes negative feelings may invade us. "Colisiones" (which stands for "collisions") is a brief interlude about daily routines that might make you feel stuck and pointless. "Punto y aparte" (which stands for "new paragraph") refers to the feeling of loosing a friend because of distance or time. Finally, "Co-dependencia" ("which stands for "codependency") is a song about taking all the feelings evoked by the other songs, in a process of healing, to finally let go, although the title refers to the fact that humans tend to embrace the suffering of the process rather than the relief.

Track List


Intro 2 - 01:50
Navíos - 04:56
Colisiones - 01:40
Punto Y Aparte - 04:52
Co-Dependencia - 05:02


Genre : alternative, progressive, rock, instrumental, math, mathrock, post-rock

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