Solkyri – ‘Yes, I’m Breathing’

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‘Yes, I’m Breathing’ is our first listen to Solkyri‘s second full length ‘Sad Boys Club’, out this week via Bird’s Robe! The Sydney-based four piece have been dishing out apocalyptic instrumentals for almost a decade. The experience shows on their latest, it’s a lashing of reverb-heavy post rock performed with math-rock precision! European fans can catch them on tour through Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Austria and Poland next month.

 
Solkyri – ‘Yes, I’m Breathing’

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Fait – ‘Slow Glow’ [Video]

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Fait returns with an epic new video for ‘Slow Glow’, taken from her debut EP ‘Atmosphere’ (available now). It’s a gorgeous cinematic work from director Matsu, filmed across 500km of West Australian landscape with model Shelby Lee. It’s the second video from the Perth-based instrumentalist (Elise Higgins), and follows the equally huge clip ‘Surrender To‘. Can’t get enough!

 
Fait – ‘Slow Glow’ [Video]

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This Will Destroy You – ‘New Topia’

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Director Adam Fuchs (Lilfuchs) has created a stunning animated video for ‘New Topia’ by This Will Destroy You. It’s a brilliant instrumental piece, the opener to their 2014 album ‘Another Language’ (which you can stream in full below). The Texas quartet are heading on tour later this month, check out the full details through their label Suicide Squeeze.

 
This Will Destroy You – ‘New Topia’

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The Virgance – ‘Hiko Shrine’

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Last October we had a listen to ‘Propulsion Lab Part 1‘ by British shoegazer The Virgance. This week, the solo artist releases his second album ‘Hiko Shrine‘, an ode to instrumental drone, shoegaze and experimental noise. It’s the work of Nathan Smith, who debuted his work as The Virgance on last year’s ‘Lost Continent‘ LP. His latest is a melodic step forward whilst keeping a foot in the lo-fi waters of his debut. It’s not for the casual listener, just because there’s an absence of vocals doesn’t mean it’s background music! The Virgance is a textured, visceral experience that’s best consumed as a whole. Listening through one song doesn’t do it justice. Stream the rest below or grab a copy at Bandcamp.

 
The Virgance – ‘Hiko Shrine’

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Robin Guthrie And Harold Budd – ‘White Bird’

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Lakeshore Records have delivered a beautiful soundtrack to ‘White Bird In A Blizzard’, with music by Robin Guthrie (of Cocteau Twins) and Harold Budd (Brian Eno / David Sylvian). The pair have worked together previously on the ‘Mysterious Skin’ soundtrack. ‘White Bird’ illustrates the lofty ambient soundscapes you can expect. This is headspace changing music! The film is in cinemas this month and the soundtrack is available now via Lakeshore / iTunes. Side note, How To Disappear Completely also released a fantastic ambient album recently called ‘Somnia’ – full stream here.

 
Robin Guthrie And Harold Budd – ‘White Bird’

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The Virgance – ‘Propulsion Lab Pt I’

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The Virgance is streaming another collection of experimental shoegaze tunes called ‘Hiko Shrine’, perfect for fans of noisy instrumental music! It’s the work of English solo recording artist Nathan Smith (formerly of the band Ripley & ambient trio Loveless). Nathan released his debut  LP ‘Lost Continent’ earlier this year (download). Take a listen to the ‘Hiko Shrine’ album opener below or hit up Soundcloud for more.

 
The Virgance – ‘Propulsion Lab Pt I’

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