New EP Journey Through an Open Mind by Dan Caine

2017-08-29 21:50:27 UTC

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Dan Caine is ambient/post-rock musician from Merseyside, England. A pioneer in the movement, Caine uses powerful, layered guitar melodies to create an atmosphere of an intense range of thought and emotion as he explores the depths of the human psyche. His music is a free-flow of subconscious urge and instinct; a deep dive into the unhindered world of the Id. Much like a fine wine, these meditative works expose more and more of their depth with each listen, and like a mood ring, they morph and change to reflect the state of the listener perceiving them. Caine’s music is also richly melodic and is layered with vibrant textures, created primarily from his collection of guitars, producing brooding atmospheres and serene sonic landscapes.

The Jackson Pollock of ambient post-rock, Caine is a master of breaking music down to its most basic elements and arranging them in a work of abstract purity. This enables the listener to explore their own connections to the sound and engage with the piece less as a listener, and more as an observer of aural art. His music is broad and guiding, yet flexible and undemanding, allowing the observer space with which to process their own humanity within it.

Dan Caine, born in 1988 in Wirral, England, first picked up the guitar at age 15, inspired by a lot of alternative music, as well as his own father who played the classical guitar. He has had no formal musical training or tutoring, save for being taught a few basic chords from his father. He realized early on that making music was a great way of expressing himself and began recording his experimentations as a hobby. Eventually, in 2013, he published his first album, “Ephemeris”, which was a collection of some of his best ambient pieces that he had made of over the previous years. Since then, his music has evolved and has primarily drawn on influences from ambient, post-rock and new-age music. 

Track List


  • Journey Through an Open Mind - 10:29 
  • Arcus - 05:34 
  • Take Flight - 07:00 
  • The Space Between Thoughts - 04:25


Genre : ambient, post-rock, atmospheric, chillout, instrumental, meditation, newage, post, rock, relaxation, shoegaze, soundscape

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New album Coping Strategies by CARES

2017-05-12 03:55:44 UTC

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The full EP, 'Coping Strategies' just released on & Options (Cassette and digital). It explores erosion of meaning and collective anxiety, and people’s attempts at dealing with those things. People seem to be finding the world an increasingly overwhelming and absurd place. Noticing how they deal with that has been finding its way into my CARES' work.

"I only knew what this EP was about after it was finished. I approach writing with an idea about a sound or a vague feeling or imagery but leave the concepts open ended to try to write in a more abstract and subconscious way. I’m really excited to release something on & Options because I think they're doing something really interesting with the catalog they’re building. The label is Toronto based but a lot of the music they are putting out is from all over the world. There is a really bold mix of ideas from their roster so far and I'm happy to add to it."

Track List

  • Vendor Day - 05:29 
  • Who Else Are You [Powerpoint Edit] - 06:01 
  • State Trooper Award Ceremony - 05:31 
  • Chair Throwing Meditation 3 - 04:35


Genre : electronic, collective, noise, relaxation, therapy

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New album - Timelessness by Dan Caine & musicformessier

2016-10-18 18:26:45 UTC

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Dan Caine is a guitarist from Merseyside, UK, who creates atmospheric, soulful and emotive ambient & post-rock music. "Timelessness" is a collaborative album with Musicformessier, the alias of the talented Hungarian musician István Csarnogurszky. The album was released September 26th 2016 , and according to  Wagner Hertzog at Merchants of Ai "It’s a marvellous journey, and a splendid work of art. The delicate sonorous poetry and the serene appreciative melodies we found on this album certainly make Timelessness one of the best guitar driven atmospheric albums of the year." 

Track List


  • Aeon - 03:40 
  • Millennium - 03:33 
  • Amaranthine - 04:01 
  • Perennial - 03:52 
  • Solstice Skies - 04:51 
  • Moments - 03:14 
  • Black Hole Orbit - 04:08 
  • Timelessness - 03:53 
  • Drifting in Hyperspace (feat. Cousin Silas) 03:30
  • Theories 04:17


Genre : ambient, post-rock, guitar, atmospheric, instrumental, meditation, relaxation, shoegaze, soundscape

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