14 April 2012

I Like Trains - The Shallows

Artist: I Like Trains
Album: The Shallows
Genre: Post-rock, Ambient
Label: ILR Previously Fierce Panda, Kids, DTTR and Beggars Banquet
Year: 2012
From : Leeds, UK

01. Beacons (4:28)
02. Mnemosyne (5:21)
03. The Shallows (4:39)
04. Water / Sand (4:28)
05. The Hive (5:02)
06. The Turning of The Bones (3:02)
07. Reykjavik (6:12)
08. We Used to Talk (4:51)
09. In Tongues (3:33)

I LIKE TRAINS are a hidden treasure. Haunting instrumentation and broken, world weary vocals portray a tender depiction of tragedy, past, present and future. Building the bricks of a productive creative partnership, over the past six years I LIKE TRAINS have perfected their craft. Their sullen heart felt songs wash across you like a sea of wondrous turmoil. I LIKE TRAINS have had their music featured on Hollywood film trailers, adverts and television, including an episode of cult series CSI:Miami. In October of 2007, the band released their debut LP, 'Elegies To Lessons Learnt' which contained a captivating collection of tracks documenting a series of historic downfalls and the mistakes we failed to learn from. The band are set to release their eagerly awaited second LP later this year. Whilst articulating the morose truths of life, the band provide a ray of light with their gentle flowing guitars, rich earthy vocals and glimmers of exultant choral euphoria that show hope within despair.

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8mm Orchestra - Orbit

Artist: 8mm Orchestra
Album: Orbit
Genre: Post-rock, Electronic
Label: Super Music Collider
Year: 2012
From : Nottingham, England

01. Kevin Spacey's Box Of Mystery 05:12
02. Super Gigantic Guardian Elephants 06:55
03. Pale Blue Dot 07:27

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Northern Valentine - Fin de siecle

Artist: Northern Valentine
Album: Fin de siecle
Genre: Ambient, Shoegaze, Drone
Label: Silber Records / Gears of Sand / Lo Bango Sound / Bearsounds Music
Year: 2012
From : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

01. Rue D'auseil 6:16
02. Black Rose 4:24
03. Thousand Eyes 7:14
04. Sink / Rise 2:18
05. Fin De Siècle 14:12
06. The White Mountains 4:06
07. Release 7:15

Northern Valentine is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based ambient/drone-rock collective consisting of husband and wife, Robert and Amy Brown, along with Matthew Primak and Jeffrey Bumiller. Their music is largely improvisational and is typically set to original films that the collective has created. Coaxing sounds from electric and acoustic sources, they weave meditative drones and soundscapes with "barely there" post-rock instrumentation to create a tapestry that Phil McMullen (Terrascope Online) refers to as "minimalist ambiance at its best. Heartfelt, soulful and affecting, like gazing into a scrapbook of memories".

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10 April 2012

Chemtrail - Sounds Like Ghosts EP

Artist: Chemtrail
Album: Sounds Like Ghosts EP
Genre: Post-rock, Shoegaze
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : Asbury Park

01. Like All Earthlings 04:07
02. Prove You're Not A Robot 05:32
03. Volcano Weather 04:04
04. Poison Bag 06:38
05. The King (Acoustic Version) 04:20

Chemtrail assembled and began constructing songs in the early months of 2006. The musical background of Chemtrail's members is a diverse one. Their resumés boast a history of punk rock, stoner rock, emo and metal bands ... all of which can be be found evident in certain parts of their song writing. Their music contains no vocals; they are an instrumental band whose songs communicate through raw emotion rather than lyrical messages. Loud-quiet-loud, inspirational build-ups and heart-wrenching soundscapes are all constituents of Chemtrail's sound. This EP consists of songs written between 2006 and 2011. These songs never made it onto any of Chemtrail's full-length albums (with the exception of "The King (Acoustic Version)". The original non-acoustic version of that track appeared on Chemtrail's debut album 'Via Satellite'). These songs are "b-sides" so to speak. This EP was produced and recorded by Chemtrail and mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music. The band is offering these songs up for free download as "thank you" to everyone for their support. Enjoy!

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Silencio - When I'm Gone

Artist: Silencio
Album: When I'm Gone
Genre: Ambient, Post-rock, Electronic
Label: Three:Four Records
Year: 2012
From : Valenciennes, France

01. Awareness 01:56
02. Gone 04:12
03. Down With The Ship 04:48
04. The Easy Way Out 03:08
05. Clouding 04:40
06. Wasted Youth (Pts I, II & III) 11:02
07. Taking Time 04:31
08. Home 05:09

Silencio is a music project dedicated to ambient and electro-acoustic music, exploring themes such as absence, memory, distance and sleep.

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8 April 2012

Stories From The Lost - For Clouds

Artist: Stories From The Lost
Album: For Clouds
Genre: Post-rock, Post-metal
Label: Dunk! Records
Year: 2012
From : Zottegem - Belgium

01. Cryosphere 02:39
02. August II 03:19
03. TR16 04:51
04. Crossing Fields 05:20
05. Tyrannosaur 05:22
06. Plains Runner 05:10
07. Vocaloid 04:24
08. For Clouds 06:54

Stories From The Lost is a starting Belgian band playing instrumental (post)rock/metal. All members are involved in the organization of dunk!festival and/or this very label. Their first album will be released on dunk!records and will be called ‘For Clouds’. The album will be recorded in Germany with their label mates of Kokomo. Tobias Stieler (drummer of Kokomo) also recorded ‘If Wolves’ by Kokomo and will now use his magic on the debut album/EP of Stories From The Lost.

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Gargle - Glow In The Gloom

Artist: Gargle
Album: Glow In The Gloom
Genre: Post-rock, Experimental, Instrumental
Label: Fluttery Records
Year: 2012
From : Japan

01. Presage 03:26
02. Looming 05:58
03. Meditation 10:29
04. The Bleak Sky That Shimmers 06:19
05. A Spoon 02:10
06. Turns to Snow 07:21
07. Seed 03:23
08. Glitter 07:23
09. Phenomenon #1 01:56

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4 April 2012

Mental Architects - Celebrations

Artist: Mental Architects
Album: Celebrations
Genre: Post-rock, Math-rock
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : Sofia, Bulgaria

01. Spell Shelter 05:16
02. Here Is Where, Where Better 04:00
03. Launch The Avalanche 03:31
04. When Sound Turns Into A Person He Becomes One Of Us (free) 05:18
05. A.C.E. 04:58
06. Caves Of Keys 07:00
07. Meth-Rock 04:35
08. Once Again We Meet At Last 06:22

Mental Architects are a math rock trio formed in 2001 with a third effort issued in the spring of 2010 which has pretty much nothing to do with the previous releases of the band. The title of the EP is - "Patience, Communication, Understanding, Go." and it was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Common (TAAS). The band has a full-length release planned for March 2012. The name of the album is going to be "Celebrations" and it's produced & mixed by Aaron Harris (ISIS) and mastered by James Plotkin (Scorn, Khanate). The band is planning to dedicate 2012 to touring the new record.

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Aerials - Texas

Aerials is built around the 23 year old swedish musician Christoffer Franzén. In the fall of 2011, he started to spend nights alone in the studio, learning about the different ways of recording and creating music.

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Puzzle - Nothing but the rain​.​.​.

Artist: Puzzle
Album: Nothing but the rain​.​.​.
Genre: Post-rock
Label: Collectif Vox Project
Year: 2012
From : French

01. V 08:20
02. VI 12:18
03. IV 10:20

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Dumbsaint - Something That You Feel Will Find Its Own Form

Artist: Dumbsaint
Album: Something That You Feel Will Find Its Own Form
Genre: Post-rock
Label: Birds Robe Records
Year: 2012
From : Sydney, Australia

01. Rivers Will Be Crossed 09:25
02. Cinematic 07:39
03. Lying in Sign 08:29
04. Don't Forget To Bring Down The Sky (free) 07:18
06. Inwaking 04:38
07. She Was His 11:10
08. I Am An Image 07:09

Dumbsaint is a three-piece instrumental band from Sydney, Australia.
With their origins dating back to 2007, the band has focused it's efforts in combining cinematic music with original, synced, narrative film projections. Brought together through their love of film and experimental artists such as ISIS, Hideaki Anno and David Lynch, the band seeks to present an 'installation' where sound and image interact; an intense and often challenging piece which invites the listener to engage with the filmed image in some unexpected ways - a live performance in which each song is a short film, and each screening a musical set piece.

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Sleep Maps - Fiction Makes The Future

Artist: Sleep Maps
Album: Fiction Makes The Future
Genre: Post-rock
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : New York, USA

01. Men Against The Stars (06:31)
02. The Eternal Wanderer (07:19)
03. Forbidden Light (09:42)
04. A Greater Fire (09:53)
05. Last Future (07:08)


1 April 2012

Apolar. - The Design

Artist: Apolar.
Album: The Design
Genre: Post-rock
Label: postersonwallsrecords
Year: 2011
From : Bloomington, IL

01. the constants. 04:47
02. winter's stare. 01:47
03. machines. 03:06
04. the design. 04:57
05. the city streets are flooded again. 05:44
06. whispers to wolves. 03:05

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Anthony Amorey - Conceiving

Artist: Anthony Amorey
Album: Conceiving
Genre: Ambient, Cinematique
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : Minsk

01. Anthony Amorey - The detached story 04:50
02. Anthony Amorey - My dear 04:04
03. Anthony Amorey - Do not leave me 05:04

Anthony Amorey is experimenter musician. Anthony is known for blending various genres of experimental music including ambient, electronic and metal.

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