03. Coup De Foudre, Coup De Hache
04. Giochi Attimi Ricordi Macerie
Magdalene are a band from Italy who incorporate elements of epic post-rock and ferocious screamo into their sound. They have released one self-titled 4 track EP and a two track demo.
Three Steps To The Ocean
Album: Until Today Becomes Yesterday
Label: Frohike Records
1. 31st December 1844
2. It's a day, maybe more, since I saw you
4. Remember Lynne Cox
5. It's a minute, maybe more, since I could see
6. Il Quinto Giorno
Three Steps to the Ocean is an Italian instrumental outfit. Like their counterparts in Vanessa Van Basten, Three Steps to the Ocean dabbles in the world of post-rock. The project was born in January 2006 in Italy,
A four-piece assembled a mixture of post-rock and instrumental metal. Influenced by Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, ISIS, Pelican. Moulding their musical intentions, results of their expression and experiences.
Label: Thirty Days Of Night Records
01. God Can't Take His Eyes Off Me
03. Welcoming The Ghosts
05. The Architect
06. Every Whisper And Word Said
08. From Here You Can See Everything
"Wolvves" kicks off with 'God Can't Take His Eyes Off Me,' an instrumental that is very similar to work I have heard from Russian Circles, Pelican and Explosions From The Sky (which I gather are influences of the band also), granted I didn't expect an instrumental opener either, normally the music I get jumps in and kicks into 88 mph (same as a time traveling Delorean) without stopping so it felt like a welcome, yet suspenseful change.
For 'Stumble' and 'Welcoming The Ghosts' we get a true insight into Eaststrikewest as the haunting vocals (which to me combine the sounds of Thom Yorke [Radiohead] with the messages sent by the vocals of Yourcodenameis:Milo) kick in along with the foot stomping drums and guitar. This all nicely kicks off the anthemic style songs that follow and that Eaststrikewest are very capable of poducing. We then again get a small interlude in 'Chu!' which to me could have been left off I'm afraid, it just didn't click.
The rest of the album show more of the anthemic rock that I feel could get them high slots with bands such as Editors in the next year. 'Electricity' was the greatest of the three as it mixes the progressive structure along with the epicness that is usually always brought on by strings.
Bands like Eaststrikewest seem to have been hiding recently and hopefully this "mini" album and the praise it surely deserves will bring in an era of music not seen since the days of Hell Is For Heroes as well as underrated bands such as Brigade.
A band well worth listening to if you like epic songs.
*Previous posts here and here
Band: Bye Horus
Album: Locomotive-Histoire Marine
Label: Self Released
02. Moussaillons [nous étions]
04. FL 86400s 1,62m M
06. Océan, Bois Dense, Hiver
08. Coma D'une Vague
10. Le Phare
11. Revenir en Gare
12. Océan (PrinTemps)
01. Wearing Sadness and Regret Upon Our Faces
02. Memories You'll Never Feel Again
03. Oh Pennsylvania, Your Black Clouds Hang Low
04. Humming Quietly
05. We Left Our Bodies with the Earth
06. Being a Teenager and the Awkwardness of Backseat Sex
07. Seasons Change So Slowly
Planning For Burial is influenced by nearly 2 decades of constant music consumption. The outcome at times contains elements of slowcore, shoegaze, doom, drone, 90s alt rock, 80s goth, black metal, though never being defined by any one of those genres.
Label: Dead Pilot Records
Limited to just 250 copies, packaged in a hand numbered and hand stamped 4 panel recycled card digipak with inserts. - Dead Pilot Records
Band: Amia Venera Landscape
Album: S/T EP
Label: Self Released
01. My Hands Will Burn First
Technical play of instruments, acceleration and high speed guitars. This EP is a great piece of the work about what this band can do.
Three well enough tracks with a heavy attitude, a hardcore sound and a technical approach. This is the first ever work of this band, but out of the blue is really well structured, great from the composition point of view and very good as a sound. No more to say, give it a try and enjoy their inspiration. Modern metal with alternative strokes of the brush. -noiz.wordpress.com
Label: Division Records
Dimitri | drums
Vincent | bass
Yan | guitars
Laurent | keyboards
Lorain | rhodes
Band: Nic Bommarito
01. Once A Freak, Always A Freak
02. Taciturn II
03. Arvo Pärt
04. The Academic (Life & Afterlife)
05. Badly Asbestos-Covered
06. Taciturn I
07. Continental Drift
08. I Never Listen
Download from archive.org or the official site
"Nic Bommarito comes off like the all-American college boy. He's from a small city in the near distance to Detroit, Michigan. He studied philosophy in Ann Harbor and changed to Albuquerque, New Mexico to expand his Sanskrit-studies. This trip took him across 2/3 of the US, but the next relocation was even more thoroughgoing . In 2006, Nic moved to Lhasa in Tibet, Republic of China. Nic is the unresting type. Due to his studies, he runs several websites, draws small comic strips, releases philosophical prose and documents his travels via a nice photo-blog. What's interesting for you: Nic Bommarito is a talented musician, too. He got in contact with us in late 2006, and we spontaneously decided to release his Taciturn LP at 12rec.
The Taciturn LP fuses instrumental rock music with moments of alt. Country and epic indie pop, keeping an eye on melody and structure. Imagine a mixture of Canadian GY!BE, the Americana avant-garde of Chicago's Brokeback and the huge melodies of Italian post-rockers Giardini di Mirò. Nic might not be the perfect musician, but he knows how to build up a song. For example, Taciturn I lasts nearly 10 minutes but you won't regret any single second. There's a strong sense of yearning throughout the whole LP that invokes a lot of pictures. Badly Asbestos-Covered sounds like desert and sea at the same time, bringing together slide guitar and accordion. The heavy string-arrangement for the final track I Never Listen is among the most touching I've ever heard."
*Take a listen to "Taciturn I". It's an amazing track , which make your heart get tight.
Label: Self Released
01. Cobain - (featuring Yawning)
02. Mountain Lion
08. Honeymoon at the Holocaust Museum
Read the words of Finneyerkes to the development of Bastard:
Album: Opiate Sun (EP)
Label: Capo Verde Records
01. Losing Streak
02. Opiate Sun
04. Morning Light
Album: In Sea
Label: Silber Records
01. I Am (The Ice)
03. Hollow Earth Theory
04. A Plague Of Frost (In The Guise Of Diamonds)
05. In Sea
07. Young Light
09. Corpse Reviver No. 2
11. When We're Ghosts
12. Am I Demon
Aarktica was conceived in the winter of 1998 with Jon DeRosa’s permanent loss of hearing in one ear as a distraction from his other musical interests. As his hearing loss became less of a distraction and more of a new way of listening, Aarktica became a means to execute the soundtrack of the life in mono now thrust upon him. One of audio distortions, aural hallucinations and a reliance on painkillers. The first album No Solace in Sleep was recorded on a dying 4-track cassette recorder in various NYU dorm rooms and released on Silber Records in 2000.
Band: Collapse Under The Empire
Album: Crawling (Single)
Label: Self Released
02. Captured Moments
Most of the songs are alternating between electro-bleeps and powerful guitar explosions; it’s both disturbing and seductive. As with Collapse Under The Empire’s debut EP „Paintball“ they’ve succeeded their specific post rock sound, combining epic guitars with chilled electronic elements and a portion melancholic mood.
Nevertheless Collapse Under The Empire stick to their own style and do not want to emerge as a knock-off. With their mixture of instrumental post-rock they are trying to make a cut above the uniform pulp and put their own stamp on it.
"Crawling" is their new single with two tracks of their forthcoming (Nov. 27th) album " Find A Place to Safe".
Buy from iTunes or Amazon
Album: What We All Come To Need
Label: Southern Lord
02. The Creeper
04. Specks Of Light
05. Strung Up From The Sky
06. An Inch Above Sand
07. What We All Come To Need
08. Final Breath
Preorder from Play.com and Blue Collar Distro or Southern Lord (sometime in the future).
Album: If These Waves Were To Stay (EP)
02. Like doves we fly
03. If these waves were to stay
04. You will always be alone
06. You will always be alone (first version)