Pep Talks by Joe Kenyon IV

2017-11-02 04:41:34 UTC

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Joe Kenyon is a writer and musician from the Chemical Coast, Linden, New Jersey. After spending eight years in space as captain of an instrumental rock spaceship called Ruined Machines, Joe is now back to Earth, piecing together a life record, song by song. Here's another nostalgic, playful piece to the puzzle: "Seeing Stars, Circa 1999".

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

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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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Nativity Spells by Sea Yarns

2017-10-25 04:48:00 UTC

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Sea Yarns is an unconventional pop/post rock project from Providence, RI.

Deifying easy classification, Sea Yarns' latest EP Nativity Spells is parts all electronic dance, post rock,  surf,  shoegaze, hip hop, footwork, drone,  and pop without truly belonging to any of them.  Drippy, bending, and airy surf-gaze guitars wash over drum machines arranged to  skitter,  attack,  pulse, and pound their way through this 5 track EP to create a fertile soundscape for the now. 

Track List


  • The Mission - 02:54 
  • Arc - 02:32 
  • Of Blood - 03:28 
  • Assembly - 02:59 
  • Exiles - 02:56


Genre : electronic, shoegaze, rock, dancepunk, electropop, indie, instrumental, post-rock

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New album Alyosha by Patkus

2017-09-08 05:28:11 UTC

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Alyosha, the fourth full-length album from Philadelphia-based guitarist Patkus,  released on September 1st.

An hour-long composition comprising six movements with a prologue and epilogue, Alyosha stands somewhere at the intersection of modern classical, post-rock, and American primitive.

“I was reading The Brother’s Karamazov — which is awesome by the way — and wanted to make something of a similar scale and scope. I wanted to aim high, take a leap of faith, pretend to be a better musician than I actually am, and see what would happen.”

From John Fahey to Mogwai, Steve Reich to Ali Akbar Khan, Patkus' music is an idiosyncratic blend of influences and composition techniques.

“For never was a story more stark,

Than this of Alyosha and his Lark.”

Track List


1.Prologue 03:09

2.Alyosha pt. I 07:18

3.Alyosha pt. II 07:08

4.Alyosha pt. III 07:35

5.Alyosha pt. IV 11:03

6.Alyosha pt. V 11:15

7.Alyosha pt. VI 08:43

8.Epilogue 02:48


Genre : alternative, ambient, american, primitive, drone, post-rock, psychedelic

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New album Beneath a Thousand Branches by Airships on the Water

2017-09-06 05:21:30 UTC

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Airships on the Water is an instrumental post rock band from Fayetteville, AR, USA, formed by multi-instrumentalist Russel Hensley. Hensley, who plays drums for the math rock band Take Shapes, started the project as a way to experiment with and expand on a backlog of keyboard riffs and drum parts he had written.

Drawing inspiration from the infectious hooks of El Ten Eleven, the emotional power of Explosions in the Sky, and the rhythmic complexity of Japanese post rockers Toe, Hensley started writing and overdubbing new parts to flesh out the sound of his existing arrangements. He carefully layered beautiful keyboard melodies, bass guitar hooks, intricate drum patterns, and rich synth textures onto these skeletal arrangements, shaping them into catchy instrumental post rock songs. Bit by bit, a chilled out sound with subtle math rock influences emerged, and Beneath a Thousand Branches was born. 

Track List


  • Recover Your Tracks - 06:05 
  • When You're Caught - 04:54 
  • Almost Found - 03:39 
  • Both Fingers Wrapped - 05:32 
  • Where the Vessels Meet - 03:41 
  • Midair - 05:02 
  • Bloom Beneath the Branches - 07:03 
  • Alpine Blankets - 05:07


Genre : experimental, indie, instrumental, post-rock, math, postrock

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