We All Die! What A Circus! by We All Die! What A Circus!

2017-03-14 18:54:35 UTC

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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. 

Track List

  • 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


Genre : ambient, experimental, acoustic, drone, field, recordings, folk, introspection, post-rock

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Saudade by Shores of Orion

2017-03-13 05:54:56 UTC

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Shores of Orion is an experimental musical project from India. Born out of insomnia, this project started back in 2015 as an idea of expressing emotions through music, by a guy who just wants to write meaningful and inspiring music. After two years, Shores of Orion is releasing its debut album Saudade this February.

Saudade is the debut album from Shores of Orion, a project by Parijat Chakraborty (Kolkata, India) based on experimental post-rock. This album tries to explore the different aspects of life, such as despair, loss, loneliness and acceptance and at the same time tries to be the consciousness of the dreamers who are stuck in the past and can't seem to move on. In Portuguese, Saudade means a feeling of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. The composer attempts to give meaning to that search of something or someone through 13 songs that make up this album.

Track List

  • Silver Lining - 03:50 
  • Too Bright For Tired Eyes - 04:04 
  • Clarity - 04:54 
  • Glimpse of Hope (Reprise) - 03:34 
  • Clouds Cover The Stars - 02:15 
  • Wild Eyed Dreamers - 05:20 
  • Memories - 03:32 
  • Closure - 03:02 
  • Like Kites Without Strings - 03:40 
  • Saudade - 04:33 
  • Chasing Dreams - 03:57 
  • I can almost hear your voice - 02:54 
  • Rain - 01:25


Genre : alternative, ambient, instrumental, piano, post-rock

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Resistance Drills by The Steep

2017-03-13 05:45:05 UTC

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The Steep is a solo project by Tavis MacLeod. Who plays all instruments and records all of the tracks.  

A lot of moving parts at work here: primitive drumming, layers of drones, ambient guitars, chants, and bagpipe sounds. The juxtapositions and tones are intentional, and are used to convey a specific mood and a sense of urgency.  An attempt at bravery and beauty.  Music fit for battle.  Resistance Drills.

Track List


  • Field Test - 03:06 
  • Alarum - 02:56 
  • Further Still - 03:03 
  • The Opposite of Free - 04:12


Genre : ambient, experimental, celtic, drone, epic, fuzz, indie, instrumental, post-rock, postpunk, postrock, tribal

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The Great Long Distance by John D. Reedy

2017-03-11 01:52:33 UTC

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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.

Track List


  • 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


Genre : ambient, electronic, classical, folk, modern, post-rock

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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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