Thursday, July 31, 2014 0 Engineers

News: Vacation


Going on vacation at last! All submissions will be reviewed, after we get back! Send them at geosaf@gmail.com . Have a good summer everyone!

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Band: Glacier


Band: Glacier
Album: Concave
Label: Self Released
Year: 2013








Tracklist
01. For The Hour To Reap Has Come
02. And We Couldn't Fit Another Soul
03. Good God Almighty
04. Death In The Afternoon
05. Burns What Life It Has Left
06. Eventually All Becomes Routine
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Band: Glacier
Album: Kirtland EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2014








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01. You'll Love It Here Forever
02. Kirtland
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Band: Glacier
Album: Black Beacon EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2014








Tracklist
01. Black Beacon
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Glacier is a Boston-based post-rock band that makes band that loves to make music you could listen to on a long drive, with a loved one, or alone in your room after a day that left you defeated.

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Album: Hugar - Hugar


Band: Hugar
Album: Hugar
Label: Self Released
Year: 2014








Tracklist
01. Inngangur
02. Upphaf
03. Tími Kominn
04. Úti
05. Aftur Í Tíma
06. Felt
07. Horn
08. Fyrir Norðan
09. Holtið
10. Segull
11. Endalok
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Hugar is a duet formed by Bergur Þórisson & Pétur Jónsson. They have been playing together for many years in all kinds of different bands but in early 2012 they decided to go ahead and form a group of their own where they could experiment and take their own direction in music. 

Following the formation of the band they started recording some demos at a friends recording studio. The demos grew in size and number and suddenly they realised that this material could possibly end up being an album. In early 2014, after the slow process of writing the songs and recording the demos, they went all in on making the project into an album and the result can be heard and downloaded for free.

Throughout the process they were very lucky to know some great people who helped them out making this project a reality. Those people gave them access to their studios, recording equipment, musical instruments and ears and they couldn't be more grateful. They are also very fortunate to have some great musicians for friends that were prepared to play on this album and give it their best. 

Hugar are Bergur Þórisson & Pétur Jónsson 

Other instrumentalists are: 
Ólafur Arnalds - Drums 
Pétur Björnsson - Violin 
Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir - Violin 
Guðbjartur Hákonarson - Viola 
Hrafnhildur Marta Guðmundsdóttir - Cello 
Björgvin Ragnar Hjálmarsson - Clarinet and bass clarinet


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EP: Got No Soul Project - Got No Soul


Band: Got No Soul Project
Album: Got No Soul EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2014








Tracklist
01. Cover Me
02. German Pharmaceutical Industry
03. Do You Know It Is The Body Of Christ You Refuse
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Got No Soul Project is a sludge, doom, drone, experimental band from Bielsko-Biała, Poland.
For fans of C R O W N.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 0 Engineers

The Inquisition: 017.Long Distance Calling


1. How did you came up with the name of the band? 

We were on a festival as fans and were waiting for Tool to play. In the change over break we saw a video on one of the video walls with a song called "Long Distance Call" by the French band Phoenix. At this time we just started the band and were looking for a band name and once we saw this title on the screen we found or band name :) I think the name really fits well to our band's sound. 

2. Do you have a standard procedure of creating a song? Do you just jam around or is there a main riff and the track is build up on it? 

Well mainly it's really jamming around but sometimes it also happens that somebody comes up with a riff and then we take it from there. So there is no formula, but we are pretty good at jamming I guess. That's why we just did an instrumental live jam EP. We entered the studio with nothing (no riffs, no parts, nothing) and just jammed around and recorded it. The vibe is really cool. The EP is called "Nighthawk" and can be purchased via www.longdistancecalling.de/shop from August 1st on. 

3. What are your influences and what kind of music do you hear when you are at home? 

That's totally different for everybody in the band. We have a lot of different influences and everybody like different bands, haha. I think we all can agree on Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd, maybe Anathema and Opeth as well, but we are very open when it comes to influences. The whole life is an influence on everything we are doing of course. 

4. Which is the one album you can't live without? 

For me personal I would say "Mer De Noms" or "Thirteenth Step" from A Perfect Circle or "Lateralus" from Tool. I know it's more than one, haha. 

5. What's the first record you've ever bought ? 

I think it was "Extreme Agression" from Kreator in 1989, I loved the CD even though I don't listen a lot to metal anymore but I still like Pantera, old Metallica and some other stuff. 

6. Name a band that you would like to share the stage or tour with ? 

A Perfect Circle / Tool 

7. Did the internet and specially the blogs helped to spread your music around the world? Name a place (country) that you were surprised to know your music has reached to? 

Definitely. Internet is a great and terrible thing at the same time. All bands lose money because of the download and streaming thing but on the other hand it really helps to spread the name at least. We were really surprised when we played Athens the first time and the show was sold out which we never expected. 

8. Do you support the idea of bandcamp where fans can decide the price or services like spotify? 

This is difficult and you can discuss this like forever and you will never find the "truth". Like I said, the payment for music nowadays is pretty poor compared to like 20 years ago, but for example we did the "Nighthawk" jam EP (see above) as a pledge music campaign (crowdfunding), and this is definitely a really cool thing. Of course it's cool that you can listen to music like on Spotify, pretty much all the time but it doesn't help the artist. Buy a CD/vinyl/shirt and come to the show, that really helps a band and you can feel the connection between the band and the fans. If nobody pays for music anymore, there won't be many good bands anymore sometime soon, because you need money to have the freedom and time to focus on your art. 

9. Where do you see yourselves in 5 years? 

Hopefully on stage :) 

10. Is the artwork of an album important nowadays in the digital era? 

Totally. Of course it's much cooler if you have a vinyl in your hands, but the album artwork is still part of the whole "package" and the visual aspect of the idea behind the album. The album artwork should be as good as the music. 

11. What is you favorite album cover? 

"Dark Side Of The Moon" / Pink Floyd 

12. It seems that a lot of people are turning on vinyl again. Why do you think that is and which is your preferable media format? 

I am still going for CDs, I am to lazy for vinyl, haha. Yeah, vinyl is increasing pretty well, we also feel this, and I think it's because the people who buy it are the ones who still appreciate art and most of them don´t buy CDs anymore and vinyl instead. Hopefully those people will survive, haha. 

13. What's the most vivid story or moment as a band? 

There's tons of it really. We played a lot of shows during the last 7 years and we had everything from a broken tire on the nightlight, to missing a guy from the tour in a city (because he was staying with a chick), crazy shows in Russia or simply the fact to play with bands that you look up to like Dredg, Opeth, Anathema etc and we appreciate all this a lot!

Long Distance Calling recently released an EP called "Nighthawk" through PledgeMusic and it's going to be up for sale from August 1st.

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EP: Vapour Night - The Dirt Sea


Band: Vapour Night
Album: The Dirt Sea EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2014








Tracklist
01. The Dirt Sea
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Vapour Night is a solo music project of Ali Murray. "The Dirt Sea" EP is an amazing 25 minute long  combination of ambient, drone and noise.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 0 Engineers

Album: Glories - Put The Beast Out Of Mind


Band: Glories
Album: Put The Beast Out Of Mind
Label: Self Released
Year: 2014







Tracklist
01. Crowns
02. Of Good Fortunes
03. Just Be Remembered
04. An Unquiet Mind
05. We Will All Go Together
06. Sonoma
07. Not Everything, Not Yet
08. I Can't Stay Forever
09. Lands
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A post-rock collective based in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Friday, July 25, 2014 0 Engineers

The Inquisition: 016.Sleep Maps


1. How did you came up with the name of the band?

There is a type of brain scan which shows neurons firing in the brain during sleep. The result is called a Sleep Map and I thought it was a fitting name for the kind of music I wanted to make.

2. Do you have a standard procedure of creating a song? Do you just jam around or is there a main riff and the track is build up on it?

Sometimes I have a riff that really stands out, like the main riff of Eternal Wanderer or Telegenesis, and I build a song around that. Other times I will just sit and strum a guitar until something resonates with me. Sometimes its much harder and I'll work on a song for months, refining and editing until its good enough. I usually add samples towards the end of the creative process, after I know what kind of record I am making and what the main themes will be. I tend to think that if a song needs tons of revisions and work that maybe it isn't good enough and should be scrapped. I'll go back and grab parts from songs that didn't make the cut. I think I have released 16 Sleep Maps songs total and I have something like 40 or 50 sitting on my hard drive. Gotta know when to kill your darlings.

3. What are your influences and what kind of music do you hear when you are at home?

When I was young I listened to tons of classical movie soundtracks. I would go out and get hard to find copies of soundtracks by Basil Poledouris and Jerry Goldsmith and listen to them non-stop. I loved the imagery that would get conjured up as I listened to these scores, and even if I hadn't seen the movie I could associate certain images with certain themes. At the same time I was playing classical music with my school bands and learning about some of the masters. It wasn't until later that I found rock music and wanted to build some kind of bridge between the two.

4. Which is the one album you can't live without?

Its Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins. Maybe a lame answer, but it was the soundtrack to so many important moments for me.

5. What's the first record you've ever bought ?

I remember the first record I ever received. It was Achtung Baby by U2. I listened to it a lot.

6. Name a band that you would like to share the stage or tour with ?

When I saw Mono play I was really stunned at how powerful their show was. I would love to play with them.

7. Did the internet and specially the blogs helped to spread your music around the world? Name a place (country) that you were surprised to know your music has reached to?

The internet lets Sleep Maps reach out to people beyond my friends. I have sent CDs all over the place. I was surprised when I was contacted by someone in Turkey who really resonated with the first record I released and we have stayed in touch since then. Its hard to say what sort of effect blogs have had. There are so many bands all trying to promote themselves that the most you can hope for is really 1 day of converge.

8. Do you support the idea of bandcamp where fans can decide the price or services like spotify?

Bandcamp is a direct deposit to the artist. Anyone can release an album on it and people can pay what they like. It is a level playing field and you can discover great artists through it. Spotify is a corporate machine that seems uninterested in giving anything to artists. For the independent artist, Bandcamp is the only choice.

9. Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

I plan on making music as Sleep Maps as long as it interests me. I have several other side projects that come and go, but Sleep Maps is really just me expressing whatever I am feeling at the time. In 5 years I don't think that will have changed.

10. Is the artwork of an album important nowadays in the digital era?

Yes. I strongly believe in the power of album art and what it can do to shape your opinion of music. I work with Hunter Heckroth (http://www.whattheheckroth.com/) on all the Sleep Maps art and I think we have developed a style that is uniquely ours and adds so much to the whole package. If you look at the cover of We Die For Truth, there is a ton of work and thought that went into that. Its all part of the puzzle.

11. What is you favorite album cover?

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here


12. It seems that a lot of people are turning on vinyl again. Why do you think that is and which is your preferable media format?

In an era of disposable media it's nice to have something to hold in your hands. I love vinyl and think right now its my preferred format for all music. I would love to press vinyl for We Die For Truth and may do so in the future.

13. What's the most vivid story or moment as a band?

I spent 3 weeks in the woods of Delaware when writing Fiction Makes The Future, and it was during that experience that I really discovered how amazing it feels to just let your inner creative person flow out of you. Without any judgement or expectations you can really make something true to yourself.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 0 Engineers

Video: Maybeshewill - In Amber




From the forthcoming album "Fair Youth".
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 0 Engineers

Album: La Mar - Tides


Band: La Mar
Album: Tides
Label: Self Released
Year: 2014








Tracklist
01. Wanderlust
02. Compass
03. Rebelle
04. Light Bearer
05. Jukai
06. Guarimba
07. Oyster
08. Flips
09. Murmurs
10. Diaspora
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La Mar is  an instrumental rock / post-metal band from Caracas, Venezuela. On 2012 they released their first record "La Mar"and on July 20, 2014, "Tides", their second full-length record.

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