31 May 2012

Help The Sleep Design Fund an EP and Get to Cornerstone!

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The Sleep Design was never meant to be a band. When the four of us got together the first time over 4 years ago at my parents house the only intention we had was to make music together. We would all meet up on a weekend night, set up a computer, press record, and just jam for hours. A year later with hours and hours of material, we realized we needed to share what we had been doing. With no money and not really any idea of how to make a record, we set out to record some of our favorite "jams".

The result was our first album, "All That is Not Music is Silence."

It didnt take us long to realize that we were onto something bigger than ourselves. The turn out to our release show was overwhelming. We started getting emails about people being inspired to start their own band after hearing the record, and of people using it as the background to their quiet times and personal times of worship. Our partnership with Come&Live! helped us to get our music in the hands of thousands totally free.

With your donation you help us do two things.

1. Fund this next EP. We want to give our music as a free gift through Come&Live! and let the Lord do with it what He wants, just like the last record.

2. Get us to Cornerstone festival. We've been invited to play, but need your help getting there.

Through your funding you cover recording costs, mixing, mastering, album design, gas, food, hotel rooms...EVERYTHING! We recognize how blessed we are to have the fans that we have. Help us put out a great sounding record and get to Cornerstone for their sake.

Thanks so much for your time and God Bless!

- The Sleep Design

30 May 2012

The Swamp - 1911

Artist: The Swamp
Album: 1911
Genre: Post-rock
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2011
From : China

01. 1911第一回 1st mov. 15:38
02. 1911第二回 2nd mov. 13:13
03. 1911第三回 3rd mov. 08:28
04. 1911第四回 4th mov. 23:19

The Swamp, aka Zhaoze, an indie band from China. Their music is regarded as electronic and psychedelic, combined with progressive rock, post rock, and avant-garde electronic music to produce detail, touching, passionate, and boundless tension in the everlasting sadness. With their profound lyrics, The Swamp provides us a dark and beautiful poetic world.
Unique live performance is also a trademark from The Swamp. Apart from drums, guitar, bass, and keyboard, hand sonic, sampler and effects are used in gigs frequently. These additions not only bring innovation to the live environment, but also provide the band greater freedom to create.

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Fire Spoken by the Buffalo - Air Your Grievance

Artist: Fire Spoken by the Buffalo
Album: Air Your Grievance
Genre: Post-rock, Screamo
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : Lakeland, Florida, US

1. Mold of the Earth 04:48
2. Spacebat 04:06
3. Prancing Pony, Hidden Dragon 03:55
4. Ahava Rabbah 04:17

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Good Weather For An Airstrike - This Is As Good A Place As Any

Artist: Good Weather For An Airstrike
Album: This Is As Good A Place As Any
Genre: Post-rock, Ambient, Shoegaze
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : Winchester, UK.

01. Goodnight, Boogaloo 03:08
02. Lah 12:46
03. Blurred Lights 01:16

In a personal tributary EP to his new wife Lauren, Hampshire, UK based artist Tom Honey (Good Weather For An Airstrike) has put together this short but warm set of sounds to preserve what is to be a landmark year for the couple. Field recordings throughout were taken during a warm weekend's walking around Winchester and the individually assigned images for each track were taken by Lauren. Whilst Tom has laid out a special sentimental attachment to this EP, it is for us whatever we wish it to be. Perhaps some listeners will relate to this sentiment themselves whilst others may wish to draw light from its warmth as the summer months lie ahead.

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28 May 2012

Survivalist - Sell It To Science

Artist: Survivalist
Album: Sell It To Science
Genre: Post-rock, Math-rock
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : Columbus,Ohio

01. Science Intro 02:27
02. Sell It To Science 03:00
03. The Beat We Move To 05:05
04. Time & Light 03:04
05. Science Interlude 01:57
06. Carry Around 02:49
07. The Drake Equation 03:08
08. Ghost Yogurt 02:24
09. Blak Love 4 02:49
10. Famlay II 00:48
11. Nimbus 02:54
12. Well Wishers 03:31

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Fuo - Resource

Artist: Fuo
Album: Resource
Genre: Post-rock, Math-rock
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : Hamburg, Germany

01. Aberrämmchen 05:41
02. Birth, School, Work, Work, Work 09:32
03. Romanesquo 07:59
04. Tsuji Town (Won't You Take Me To) 06:18

As an art ensemble, Fuo alternates unreliably between being a sextet with full string section and surprisingly appearing as a minimalist noise duo. Right now comprised of drummer Martin Schwendemann, bassist Leif Rumbke and a growing pile of cable salad and devices like floor organ, bells, synthesizer and further electronics, Fuo is exploring musical formats under the 'sometimes, less is less'-ideology, at least concerning personnel. Both members bring their honed-in musical skills of numerous past bands glory to Fuo. Full-length albums Shmuzzle and Anachron were released in 2007 and 2009 respectively. While Fuo is carrying on with creating fresh duo material, the third long player in big band shape is currently in the mix by Daniel Gädicke of Xrfarflight fame and should follow in late 2011.

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Two Sunrises - In a word, endure.

Artist: Two Sunrises
Album: In a word, endure.
Genre: Post-rock, Instrumental
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : Michigan

1. (intro) 00:52 2. 28 hours vertical 08:03
3. When Thunder Roars, Head Indoors 05:56
4. The Car Made It Out 04:58
5. redeemer 06:17
6. thinking of you from the bottom of the lake 09:01

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24 May 2012

La Biblioteca Deserta - Ever pride, ever power, ever peace

Artist: La Biblioteca Deserta
Album: Ever pride, ever power, ever peace
Genre: Math-rock, Electronic, Post-rock
Label: Faro Records
Year: 2012
From : Monopoli (Ba), Italy

01. La Biblioteca Deserta - Fragile 03:10
02. La Biblioteca Deserta - Troubled kids 06:07
03. La Biblioteca Deserta - Falter falter 03:21
04. La Biblioteca Deserta - Adaptive memory 06:29
05. La Biblioteca Deserta - Cage 05:25
06. La Biblioteca Deserta - We were the future 06:09
07. La Biblioteca Deserta - Ever glory 02:15

Hailing from the Apulian shores, in Southern Italy, La Biblioteca Deserta are an instrumental band who combine electronic music and modern rock influences with a somewhat Mediterranean touch. Setting up the band as teenagers in the late 2000s, its members have continuously evolved, from their post-rock tinged debut album, Travelling Without Gravity (2010) to their electro-laden followup, currently being recorded and due for release on April 20th 2012.

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La Mar - La Mar

Artist: La Mar
Album: La Mar
Genre: Post-rock, Instrumental
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : Caracas, Venezuela

01.Anchors 07:28
02. There Goes Life 07:06
03. Voyage 03:44
04. I Will 02:57
05. Under The Weather 05:11
06. Releash 04:20
07. Victory! 02:57
08. Mirage 04:32
09. Tides 08:43

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23 May 2012

Kyojaku – Kokou No Gadan

Artist: Kyojaku
Album: Kokou No Gadan
Genre: Post-rock, Math-rock
Label: Kilk Records
Year: 2012
From : Japan

01. Tetsugakusha No Ronpa (03:36)
02. Egoist (03:37)
03. Cosmonaut (03:51)
04. Terra (05:11)
05. Moumaku Ni Okeru Chushoga (04:38)
06. Nennen (05:10)
07. Saying His Prayers (06:19)
08. Nil (Piano Version) (02:13)
09. Affection (05:27)

They reformed in November 2008. The current line-up reformed in Nov ’08. They started their live performance in earnest in Feb.2009. Members are four girls around 20 years old. They play emotional and pop instrumental songs. Even they haven’t release their full album yet, they are already popular among Japanese indie rock scene!

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Various Artists - Beijing Post​-​Rock

Artist: Various Artists
Album: Beijing Post​-​Rock
Genre: Post-rock, Post-metal
Label: 1724 Records
Year: 2012
From : Beijing, China

01. Illness Sickness - Anything But Postrock 04:15
02. pentatonic - You Build A House On My Back 05:30
03. pentatonic - Crusade 09:42
04. The Grinding Ear - Larus Canus 09:20
05. The Grinding Ear - Trek In The Void 06:55
06. Glow Curve - Song For Raying temple 07:08
07. Glow Curve - Floating Mountain 10:08
08. Sparrow - Double Treble 04:54
09. Sparrow - Move Movie 05:29
10. Hualun - Shanghai Tourist 03:31

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22 May 2012

Joy Wants Eternity - The Fog Is Rising

Taken from their upcoming album, The Fog is Rising.

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20 May 2012

North - The Great Silence

Artist: North
Album: The Great Silence
Genre: Post-metal, Post-rock
Label: Cavity Records
Year: 2012
From : Tucson, Arizona

01. Nihil novi sub sole 01:51
02. Sentience 13:26
03. Inanimate Fathers 07:39
04. Origins 06:38
05. Pulse 07:52
06. Patience 05:50
07. Paradox 07:34
08. Où Est Tout Le Monde? 10:45

NORTH is a dark and aggressive metal band that balances the experimental flare of post-rock with the heaviness and gloom of sludge metal.

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Lights Out Asia - Hy-Brasil

Artist: Lights Out Asia
Album: Hy-Brasil
Genre: Electronic, Post-rock, Shoegaze
Label: n5MD
Year: 2012
From : Milwaukee, Wisconsin

01. The Eye Of All Storms
02. She Played With Time
03. Only What You Take With You
04. An Imperfect System
05. Running Naked Through Underground Cities
06. Birds Sing Sun-Rising Hymns
07. O’ Ancient World, Arise!
08. Ghost Identifier
09. Mont Da Anaon
10. Angels Without Hands
11. They Disappear Into The Palms
12. Abell 1835

Born in 2003 from a desire to find unexplored regions between post-rock and laptop electronica, Lights Out Asia has refined a sound that is best described as the soundtrack to an imaginary club scene from Blade Runner. From a foundation of plush melancholy, the sample-rich melding of dissonant guitar swells, plaintive vocals and intricate electronics leads to songs thoroughly infected by influences ranging from dream pop artist Ulrich Schnauss to ambient pioneer Brian Eno, classic shoegazers My Bloody Valentine and a even dash of IDM stalwart Arovane.

This brings us to the here and now with their 5th album Hy-brasil. For Hy-Brasil the band is back to the core duo of Mike Ystad and Chris Schafer. The absence of Mike Rush's guitars have left enough open space for the duo to explore more visceral sometimes 'Vangelian' synthwork, warm emotive cello passages and more dexterous electronic beat workouts. From the opening track onward each composition on Hy-Brasil twists and turns through organic and synthetic seamlessly while yielding what could very well be their most dynamic, expansive and universally accessible album to date.

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18 May 2012

A Shoreline Dream - Three

Artist: A Shoreline Dream
Album: Three
Genre: Post-rock
Label: Latenight Weeknight Records
Year: 2012
From : Colorado

01. Barnum
02. February Truths
03. Eleveneleven

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Zvuku - Other Room Listening

Artist: Zvuku
Album: Other Room Listening
Genre: Ambient, Drone, Shoegaze
Label: Future Sequence
Year: 2012
From : UK

01. Logpile 06:35
02. Cold Yellow Red Blue 17:50
03. The Long Walk 03:51
04. Matches/Sticks 06:00
05. Cold Yellow Reprise 01:58
06. Lastone 05:14

An ambient electro-acoustic artist with a unique sensitivity in his approach, Karl McGrath uses violin, piano, guitar with effects and other recording processes to create dynamic works that span the genres of modern classical, ambient, and drone. Karl has had releases on Rural Colours and Heat Death Records so far, his album 'other room listening' is his first for Futuresequence.

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Mescaliner - Willow Spree

Artist: Mescaliner
Album: Willow Spree
Genre: Post-rock
Label: The Sepulchral Lamp
Year: 2012
From : Limburg, Holland

01. Never Look Back 07:42
02. Lost And Found 05:14
03. Untitled 02:05
04. Sonapur 05:08
05. Staring In The Sun 04:11
06. Willow Spree 06:52
07. Heritage 02:55
08. Skyscraper 11:14

Mescaliner is a rather reclusive band that plays a mix of post / prog / noise rock, melting styles into songs with unusual, sometimes math-like structures, that can stretch from emotion-laden soundscapes to loud, strong guitar riffs, all within one song.

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16 May 2012

A Dancing Beggar - Ghosts EP

Artist: A Dancing Beggar
Album: Ghosts EP
Genre: Ambient, Shoegaze
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : England

01. Ghosts 07:04
02. Returning (Sun Glitters Remix) 04:00
03. Empty Boats (threethings Remix) 07:52
04. Stars Bring Us Closer (Franz Kirmann Remix) 09:05
05. Here Come The Wolves (Kontakte Remix) 06:12

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epic45 - Weathered

Artist: epic45
Album: Weathered
Genre: Ambient, Shoegaze
Label: Wayside and Woodland Recordings
Year: 2012
From : Staffordshire, England

01. Leaving Traces 04:10
02. The Village Is Asleep (reworked by The Remote Viewer) 07:35
03. People Say This Place Is Slowly Dying (reworked by Charles Vaughan) 04:12
04. Leaving Traces (reworked by Fieldhead) 03:46
05. Ghosts I Have Known (reworked by The Toy Library) 06:53
06. Washed Up (reworked by The Gentlemen Losers) 04:22
07. Summer Message (reworked by E.L. Heath) 05:20
08. Evening Silhouettes (reworked by Jasper TX) 09:05

Epic45 is, was and always will be a home recording project/collective based round the ideas and inspiration of childhood friends Ben Holton and Rob Glover. As a ‘group’ epic45 has seen a few different lineups, as people come and go. Occasional forays into studios do occur from time to time, the first EP ‘Shorebound’ was mainly recorded in 1998 in a small, untidy studio in the attic of an old house in Rugeley! Since then 99% of recording has taken place in various homes as its found to be an overall more satisfying process.

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Explosions In The Sky - "Postcard From 1952"

Music video for "Postcard From 1952" by Explosions In The Sky, off their album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. Directed by Peter Simonite and Annie Gunn.

The Green Kingdom - Butterstorm

Artist: The Green Kingdom
Album: Butterstorm
Genre: Ambient, Post-rock
Label: Nomadic Kids Republic
Year: 2012
From : Detroit

01 Emerald Perspective
02 Sept.
03 Woolgathering
04 Butterstorm
05 Rusticlub
06 The Caves of Summerisle
07 Crmbld 08 Gray Waves 09 Sleep/Snow

The Green Kingdom is Michael Cottone (b.1976), a graphic designer and sound artist based in Detroit. Primarily self-taught, he started off playing guitar and progressed to a variety of instruments, eventually incorporating digital sound design and production methods. Interested in creating compositions which blur the lines between soundscape and structure while keeping a sharp focus on melody, his skill is in using a variety of digitally manipulated acoustic and electronic sources, sampled textures, noise and field recordings. Imbued with a sense of “optimistic nostalgia”, his soundworlds encourage introspective explorations and provide an escape from our sometimes hectic lives.

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14 May 2012

Gespenst - The Bloodline

Artist: Gespenst
Album: The Bloodline
Genre: Post-rock
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

01. Silver Lining 06:01
02. The Bloodline 06:27
03. Memoir 04:21
04. Departure 04:53
05. Leaving The Light 03:57
06. September 07:35
07. Vermissen 04:01

Gespenst are two brothers from Kuala Lumpur who are obsessed with music and very much influenced by modern post-rock bands, heavy soundscapes and ambient sounds.

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Evan Caminiti - Night Dust

Artist: Evan Caminiti
Album: Night Dust
Genre: Ambient, Drone
Label: Immune Recording
Year: 2012
From : USA

01. Near Dark
02. Returning Spirits
03. A Memory or a Mirage
04. Star Circle
05. The River
06. Red Sun Blues
07. Moon is the Hunter
08. Last Blue Moments
09. Slow Fade of Stars
10. First Light I
11. First Light II

Since 2005 Evan Caminiti has explored the potential of psychedelic guitar music informed by American traditions and kosmische inspirations alike. Working in both Barn Owl and Higuma as well as releasing three full length LPs under his birth name, he has released records on Thrill Jockey, Three Lobed, Important, Root Strata, Digitalis, Not Not Fun, and Handmade Birds.
With Night Dust, his debut for Immune, Caminiti shifted the focus away from amplifier worship and the desert themes his work is often associated with to focus on texture, fractured dub techniques, and spacious electric guitar compositions. Recorded entirely to 4 track cassette, Caminiti embraced the limitations of the medium and warped the original sound sources with analog electronics, searching for beauty in the hazy and degraded sounds. Inspiration came from smokey blue hues and washed out lights of some of the 80’s best vampire movies which contributes to the visually evocative narrative flow the album possesses.

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Witxes - Sorcery​/​Geography

Artist: Witxes
Album: Sorcery​/​Geography
Genre: Ambient, Drone
Label: Humanist Records
Year: 2012
From : Lyon

01. Unlocation 05:33
02. After the Horsefight 05:12
03. Thirteen Emeralds 03:11
04. Canyon Improbable 04:01
05. The Reason 04:58
06. Dead Reckoning 03:25
07. Misscience 02:49
08. Dunes of Steel 05:59
09. Somewhere 05:36
10. No Sorcerer of Mine 02:29

Witxes is a sonic entity crashing popular music into singular music. This schizophrenic project, feminine, plural, finds its way in the balance between improvisation and passionate sound research. Roaming, roving and raving are giving birth to melodic spaces fed on colourful sound layers, shimmering textures and residual traces of sonic instants in which everyone can find a place.

picture by MGrefferat

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Bear The Mammoth - In Absence

Artist: Bear The Mammoth
Album: In Absence
Genre: Post-rock
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : Melbourne, Australia

01. Rain 06:45
02. Moonquake 04:55
03. In Absence of Gravity 08:34

Bear The Mammoth is a Progressive Post Rock band from Melbourne Australia that formed in 2009. The band consists of 4 members; James Kershaw and Ben Sharpe on Guitars, Stephan Evans on Bass, and Chris Lobo on Drums. The band have recorded an E.P called "In Absence" that was produced and mastered in 2012 by Nao Anzai. Bear The Mammoth are continuously creating new music and gigging at various venues to bring you the music that is Bear The Mammoth.

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13 May 2012

Things Fall Apart - Keep Calm

Artist: Things Fall Apart
Album: Keep Calm
Genre: Post-rock, Screamo
Label: Turn Of The Century Records
Year: 2012
From : Columbus, Ohio

01. Sun Dress 02:37
02. Walhalla 04:08
03. M.D.I.G. 06:06
04. Virginia Woolf 04:23
05. Earth Day 03:06

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Marché la Void - The Origin of Non​-​Entity

Artist: Marché la Void
Album: The Origin of Non​-​Entity
Genre: Post-rock, Instrumental, Experimental
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : Jakarta, Indonesia

01. in shadows 03:04
02. silent war 12:20
03. display of power 10:03
04. as we progress marching 07:43
05. for a moment, silence 11:45
06. serenity 12:51

Marché La Void (MLV), a band based in Jakarta, Indonesia, was started in 2003 by 3 long-time friends: Irwan, Wahyu, and Suryaputra. Hendra was the next member to join the band, followed by Gerrid and Dave. Later Hendra was replaced by Febri. In April 2007, Marché La Void released its first EP, entitled Cacophonia. The 4 song EP was produced and distributed independently. As times goes by MLV has been rearangging music style and focussing on their instrument skill hence digging their main roots in instrumental / experimental / post-rock genre.

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Various Artists - Elements 1

Artist: Various Artists
Album: Elements 1
Genre: Shoegaze, Post-rock, Ambient
Label: The Future Elements
Year: 2012
From : Earth

01. Bob Guido - Leaving the World Behind 04:00
02. Lowercase Noises - We are Okay 07:35
03. Sky Flying By - Laura 06:34
04. Until We Last - To Space and Back 04:57
05. Absent Hearts - Whispers Of A Sleepwalker 04:46
06. Hyde and Shriek - Djarum 03:42
07. Apta - Breath 09:10
08. Arafúra - Forget Me Not (De Waarheid Drijft Altijd Naar De Oppervlakte) 05:41
09. Good Weather for an Airstrike - Goodnight, Boogaloo 04:05
10. Nitin Garg - Hazy Fields are Breathing 03:58
11. Adam Lamprell - Gleam 04:22
12. Kyle Bobby Dunn - The Royally Fucked 04:35
13. Heinali - Flock 06:40
14. Anoice - Ripple 07:41
15. The Mountaineering Club - Christina Fjord, May 30th, 1889 05:18
16. Asfandyar Khan - Warp 03:16
17. Blue Skies And Paign - Architecture in Leningrad 03:46
18. Tipu Sabzawaar - The Distress Shimmer 04:13
19. The Echelon Effect - What Makes Us so Uncommon (The Eternal Twilight Ambient Remix) 03:48
20. sink \ sink - Astronávt (Stray Theories Remix) 04:28
21. Twisted Perspective - The Winds Far Above 02:57
22. Inachus - Escape 03:09
23. Cousin Silas - The Falling Curtain 04:21
24. Josco - Cacophony 02:15
25. Pie Are Squared - It Gets Windy In the Middle of Nowhere (Excerpt) 07:36
26. Pleq - ハーモニー 10:58
27. Man Watching the Stars - The Fires Of Spring Incarnadine 08:38
28. Whitespace - Consider the Heavens 02:33
29. Nobuto Suda - I Offer these without Any Sense of Loss 06:00
30. The Sound of Rescue - Anonymous 05:40
31. My Cats a Stargazer - Night Kites 04:47
32. umber - All the Ships 05:59
33. The Golden Gonk - A.W.D.N.B. 06:14
34. Will Samson - Runaway, Runaway (Remastered) 06:24

The Future Elements are an uprising collective of writers and musicians in the field of shoegaze, ambient, modern classical,Drone and experimental music. This is their first compilation which includes lot of musicians. This compilation is free and enjoy.

FAQ: - So its a free download compilation? That’s just so awesome!
Yes! However, Bandcamp charges extra for download credits. After we reach, upper limit of that, album already becomes paid. For now, we have 500 (200 free + 300 purchased) download credits. After reaching these limits, album can be downloaded from Mediafire for free and it will become paid download on bandcamp. The money we receive from it will straightly go to buy further more download credits from bandcamp.

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11 May 2012

Underground Cities - Arcosanti

Artist: Underground Cities
Album: Arcosanti
Genre: Post-rock
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : Phoenix, Arizona

01. Early Birds
02. Maid of Rust
03. 1876
04. Stay Fast With the Ship
05. Arcosanti Bells
06. Talk Slow, Move Slow
07. Something New In All Sizes and Colors
08. It's A Fine Life

Underground Cities is an indie post-rock band from Phoenix, Arizona. The band was formed in early 2009 by Bryan Garay, Jacob Arrington, Joseph Munoz, and Brent Bachelder. After a short string of shows in and around the Phoenix area in 2009 they released a self-produced/self-recorded album called The Dalliance Album. The band has since been met with a highly positive reception within the phoenix community and local scene. The following years saw the band completing an extensive tour schedule across the entire west coast and midwest states which has helped the band develop a strong momentum outside of their hometown. In November of 2011, the band announced to release a new full-length album at 12 May 2012.

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Black Clouds - Everything Is Not Going To Be OK

Artist: Black Clouds
Album: Everything Is Not Going To Be OK
Genre: Post-rock, Post-metal
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : Washington, DC

01. Telluric 01:02
02. The Lodge 05:24
03. Pantheons (It's Not As If We Mattered, Part 1) 05:08
04. Parallels (It's Not As If We Mattered, Part 2) 02:32
05. Divide (It's Not As If We Mattered, Part 3) 05:19
06. In The Ether 06:45
07. Barcelona 05:15
08. The Life of Theodore Donald Kerabatsos 03:08
09. Santorum Sunday School 08:01

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Wang Wen - 0.7

Artist: Wang Wen
Album: 0.7
Genre: Post-rock
Label: Weary Bird
Year: 2012
From : China

01. 2012 06:43
02. Rain Watcher 05:38
03. Lonely God 09:30
04. Angelo's Portrait 07:39
05. Absent Minded Theme 03:38
06. Dragon in the Pool 07:13
07. Seasons 05:09

7th studio album from the long serving Chinese Post Rock masters Wangwen! Like their other works, this is an instrumental Wangwen-ish album; but unlike their former works, this album is more mature and more natural, emotions flow from beginning to the end. In this album Wangwen uses different kinds of musical elements to tightly intertwine you with different memorial experiences like a hypnotizor. Let Wangwen bring you into the depth of your soul one more time, and get ready for a journey with heartbreak and ecstasy.

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10 May 2012

Helios - Moiety

Artist: Helios
Album: Moiety
Genre: Shoegaze, Ambient, Electronic, Experimental
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : Portland, OR

01. Nothing It Can
02. Your Zenith
03. In Everything Was Given
04. Nature People
05. Bold Advances
06. Equal Ourselves
07. Ours Everyday
08. Ideas or Hopes

I think it’s evident now that Keith Kenniff, the man behind Helios, is rather good at making beautiful music. Since his debut in 2004 he has consistently sculpted the kind of distilled, crystalline ambience that quietly refuses to be attached to any particular emotion. Indeed, this purity has been the defining factor in separating him from any like-minded contemporaries. There are no fractured shifts of confusion here; nor pitiful wails; and apart from a predominant strain of optimism there are rarely any outstandingly happy moments either. It’s unburdened serenity, and in the past eight years he has not faltered from this peaceful, detached vision. One could easily argue that it’s this weight of humanity that matters, sure, but so far it seems that Helios has managed fine, regardless. Whichever way you look at it, Moiety offers more of what we have come to expect. more...

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See You in the Morning - ICHI

Artist: See You in the Morning
Album: ICHI
Genre: Post-rock
Label: Unsigned
Year: 2012
From : New Braunfels, Texas

01. Sarsaparilla Unicycle 06:45
02. Solo-Sleep 05:09
03. The Raindrops on the Windshield Illuminated Our Skin 06:05
04. Mimosa(s[CYGFU]) 09:22

See You in the Morning is a post-rock/post-thrash/post-metal project out of New Braunfels, Texas that is pushing the envelope of fusion genres with great force. While maintaining a mostly instrumental arrangement, See You in the Morning throws the listener into an aural pool of pure feeling and evokes the listener's own emotion.

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