Swedish instrumentalist Elias Krantz is re-issuing his acclaimed record ‘Night Ice’ on vinyl through Stockholm’s Country & Eastern. His latest single ‘Young Ends’ (available for free download) is a sprawling guitar led piece that introduces xylophones, wailing solos and delicately mixed backing vocals. Brilliant work! Visit Elias Krantz online @ Soundcloud @ Facebook @ Country & Eastern.
Look at the artwork! Now press play. Its a perfect mix of watery atmospherics, submerged tones and otherworldly soundscapes. The aptly titled album ‘The Oceanic Tomes‘ is available now from Minneapolis studio project, A Place of Owls. Influenced by the work of Brian Eno and Rosetta, this is for fans of drone, post rock and abstract [...]
Widescreen post rock from Mono‘s new record ‘For My Parents’ out via Temporary Residence on September 4. ‘Dream Odyssey’ is a cinematic epic which delicately switches instrumentation for maximum effect. Mark your diary folks. Visit Mono online @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.
North Atlantic Drift have released their debut album ‘Canvas’ featuring the blissful instrumental tune ‘Waiting In The Afterglow’. The Toronto based duo (Mike Abercrombie and Brad Deschamps) formed in 2011 after Deschamps departed the post rock band Epigram. ‘Canvas’ was influenced by Boards Of Canada, Brian Eno and Erik Satie – download the eight track album here. Download North [...]
As far as free albums go, Helios‘ ‘Moiety’ is a no brainer (download here - donate if you can)! ‘Nothing It Can’ is a stunning ambient piece, largely instrumental with vocals as an instrument rather than a voice. Its a visceral listen with cinematic scope. Helios began more than a decade ago when composer Keith Kenniff started recording his electronic [...]
You had me at Ewok! Seriously, if you’re going to call your band something ridiculous, Ewok Fur is a brilliant effort! I must admit, I was really hoping the music to accompany the name would be great. Thankfully, there’s a lot of charm behind the noisy, experimental, largely instrumental work of Germany’s Ewok Fur. ‘Moving [...]
An introduction is tough for a song like ‘Beehive’. Get ready for some psychedelic, freeform instrumental jazz!? Hmm…that’s the best I can do. Two People Playing Music are a unique animal and ‘Beehive’ is no different. The distorted keyboard tones curl about the rapidly evolving drum groove. It’s hard to know where it’ll go next. The [...]
I love it when a track jumps up and surprises you. ‘DisAAster’ is a brilliant web of guitars going head to head. In fact, Gallucci is two brothers from Sydney (Jacob & Timothy Nicastri) duelling it out. Influenced by Fugazi and Minutemen, Gallucci have released their new album ‘Click To Switch’. Download it free via [...]
Chicago based post-metal band Pelican release their new EP on April 10 via Southern Lord Records. They’ve opted for the catchy title of ’Ataraxia/Taraxis’! ’Lathe Biosas’ (free download here) is old school riffage with no frills. If you love heavy guitars but can’t stomach devilish metal vocals then this might be right up your street! [...]
John Emanuele and Rich Cupolo have been producing dramatic instrumental tunes as The American Dollar since 2005. The duo’s fifth record ‘Awake In The City’ will be released on March 24 featuring the lead track ‘Heavy Eyes Ignite’ (order here). Visit The American Dollar online @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.