Friday, February 17, 2017 0 Engineers

Recommendation: Ravenna - Laocoön



Band: Ravenna
Album: Laocoön
Label: Self Released
Year: 2016







Tracklist
01. Teraphim
02. Valta
03. Unnok
04. Carrion
05. Laocoön
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Ravena is an American post-rock band from California, formed in 2012. With lengthy compositions from ethereal movements to ominous epilogue. As a three piece, Ravena have worked to build, destroy and rebuild an album that spans over the past 4 years. The first full length album, Laocoön, features 4 movements that encompass a spectrum of beauty and destruction.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 0 Engineers

Video Premiere: Cataya - Vis À Vis


We are honored to premiere the new video by Cataya. Track taken from the forthcoming split with Milanku later this year.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 0 Engineers

Recommendation: Third Meridian - Polarity



Band: Third Meridian
Album: Polarity
Label: Self Released
Year: 2017







Tracklist
01. 3°W
02. Heroes
03. Darkside
04. [K]night Is Over
05. Tyr Island
06. The Last Escape
07. Moonlight Drive
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Third Meridian, it's an immersive dive into a cinematic universe where the association of sound and video will lead you straight to the euphoria.

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Video: stonefromthesky - Weightless

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 0 Engineers

Video: Overhead, The Albatross - Time (Hans Zimmer Cover)


Friday, February 10, 2017 0 Engineers

Streaming: Buensuceso - Analogy: The Sun | Divided Line


Band: Buensuceso
Album: Analogy: The Sun | Divided Line
Label: Third-I-Rex / The Braves Records
Year: 2017







Tracklist
01. With A Puff Of Wind, The Fire Of The Cave Went Out And Its Shadow Disappeared With Unfulfilled Desires
02. On The One Hand, The Poor Put Down, Surrendered Bought All The Things Were Taken, Much Cohesion, A Lot Of Sweetness
03. The Tulip Curse Came With The Arrival Of Fall
04. Wunderkammer
05. She Needed Two Words To Apologize... Whilst, He Needed An Eternity To Be Forgiven
06. Fate Forgive Us
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Buensuceso is a post-rock/metal band from Mancha Real, Spain.

The album takes inspiration from Platonic philosophy and “The Allegory of the Cave“. It observes the existence of an unreal world, focused on the blindness of an oblivious society, which is forced to accept the insipid, conformist and inhuman reality that lies behind human beings.

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Thursday, February 09, 2017 0 Engineers

Throwback Thursday: Sleep Maps - We Die For Truth


Band: Sleep Maps
Album: We Die For Truth
Label: Self Released
Year: 2014








Tracklist
01. The Life Beyond
02. The Future West
03. Telegenesis
04. Army Of Empty
05. Biologic Trust
06. Death Has Two Faces
07. The World You Wanted
08. See You In A Thousand Years
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Sleep Maps is an one man psychedelic / post-rock with spoken words samples project from USA.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017 0 Engineers

Video: Set And Setting - Saudade

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 0 Engineers

Album: ghost island - Assimilation


Band: ghost island
Album: Assimilation
Label: Self Released
Year: 2017








Tracklist
01. Your Hope
02. Your Joy
03. Your Doubt
04. Crushed
05. Your Fear
06. Your Equanimity
07. Assimilation
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ghost island is an ambient, post-rock band from Phoenix.

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Video: Klone - Immersion (Unplugged)


Friday, February 03, 2017 0 Engineers

Video: Exquirla - Un Hombre


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Streaming: Into Orbit - Unearthing


Band: Into Orbit
Album: Unearthing
Label: Self Released
Year: 2017








Tracklist
01. Dark Matter 03:52
02. Stone Circles 05:41
03. Scattering Light 03:06
04. Equilibrium 08:02
05. Caldera 05:40
06. The Archer 04:43
07. Unearthing 03:36
08. Gilgamesh
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Into Orbit is a dynamic duo of guitar and drums whose immersive, genre-defying sound contains aspects of experimental rock, metal, prog, doom, ambience & drone.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017 0 Engineers

The Inquisition: 083.Glasgow Coma Scale (answered by Helmes Bode)

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

One of our friends came across this medical measuring unit for impaired consciousness “Glasgow Coma Scale”. We found this to be the perfect name for performing psychedelic post rock! Nice, too: It evokes associations to the Scottish band Mogwai for which some of us would give their left nut.

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? 

There is a lot of jamming, but Piotr and Marek are pretty much the riff-generators – with Piotr in particular being inspired right before falling asleep (not in band practice!). That is what “Enter Oblivion” refers to. Then we check which ideas we already recorded that might fit to the current theme. Then we start crafting. Finally, Piotr and Mr. S give the acoustic sound an “electronic bypass”.

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

I come from a trip hop past with Portishead, Lamb, Tricky or Massive Attack and really like the beats and the vibe. But there is so much great stuff out there in a lot of segments. I recently discovered polyrhythmical minimal jazz from Switzerland (Nik Bärtschs Ronin or Sonar) and kind of rediscovered the krautrock origins of our ancestors (CAN or Neu!). Ahead-of-his-time-krautrock-drummer Jaki Liebezeit just died recently! I had my Drum´n´Bass and Hip-hop phase as well with a New York revelation named Dälek. At home there is some headbanging stuff especially on Sunday mornings. I could go on for hours, but would you print it?

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

AUDIAC – Thank you for not discussing the outside world

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

I fear it was the Miami Vice Soundtrack. Doesn´t sound too much like rock and roll, huh? Well I was young and have no better excuses. Don Johnson with his alligator on his boat just seem to have impressed a 13 year old kid.

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

Them Crooked Vultures would be pretty cool – three legends in one place! Growl – Nirvana / Jones – Led Zeppelin / Homme – Queens of the Stone Age. Maybe this is a little out of reach. But a lot of whishes already came true: Tides from Nebula, Monkey3, Manescape, Mother Engine, Suns of Thyme… My Sleeping Karma is next on the realistic list. I just saw them last week with Green Orbit. Our gig with Long Distance Calling unfortunately was canceled by the club owner two weeks before the concert due to too few sold tickets in advance. The Euros seemed still to have a deep impact on the mostly male rock community when there is a concert on the same day. 

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? 

Honestly I am not sure about this, since we are not very well known. Is there any post-rock band how really is? I have seen people from New Zealand discussing our music in world wide web, which I think is “sweet as” and “fair enoughski, mate” (to say it in NZ-English)! I love the country so much and even though I´d rather rehearse than perform this would be the part of the world to tour! Just yesterday I also saw a review in a blog from Glasgow which I think is pretty suitable, too. Your post-engineering blog is special for me anyhow, since I have a lot of contact to engineers. I just love their way of thinking and would say that it is an interesting approach to deconstructing post-music. Are you guys engineers in a parallel universe or full time bloggers? Where are you located?

- post-engineering: For a long time now I'm just one person running the whole blog. This is just my hobby and in real life I'm in IT support. post-engineering's name is an inspiration mixing "School Of Emotional Engineering" band's name, which I find great & unique, and the word "post", which has 2 meanings: posting something on the blog and the most genres I'm dealing with (post-rock, post-metal, post-hardcore etc.).

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

Yeah, bandcamp is a good thing! We are on there as well. It´s pretty awkward these days anyhow. Our album, that our label fluttery sells, was online for free download on some website only two days after the release and now is also completely on YouTube. But there is an upside since it helps to spread our music. Hopefully the downloaders come to concerts or buy t-shirts which you can´t download yet. If people actually buy the album, we can make another one! But to be honest: A lot of bands I bought vinyl from or went to concerts I discovered through the internet as well. So it´s a janus faced type of thing. If you need people to notice you it is good being spread, even illegally. If you are renown as a band and try to make a living of it, it is probably disadvantageous. Let´s see how things develop…

9. Where do you see yourselves in 5 years? 

In the studio in Berlin again with the Kowalski-Brothers working with Thies of the Tonbrauerei on our second album. Yes, it will take that long! But that would be twice as fast as Tool, wouldn´t it?

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

Well, with the possibilities of digital media, artwork could be taken to another level. Maybe digital albums should make more use of video or interactive design?

11. What is your favorite album cover? 

Are you asking Narcissus about his favorite reflection? Our artwork of course, thanks to Hummel Grafic Design!


 Despite this I´ll go for Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures and Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma.


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? 

Have you ever spinned a one and a zero around and had a holistic experience? With digitalization there is a paradigm shift towards dematerialization which is practical physical minimalism. And that could simultaneously be the cause of a countermovement towards haptic audio carriers with a more somatic feel. My first memory as a child is my father sitting in front of his record player totally absorbed by probably Arzachel, Cream or Emerson, Lake & Palmer. I own three different turntables (from an ancient Dual to modern 1210er replica), but I still find that these great devices all don´t work very well while riding the subway through Frankfurt.

13. What's the most vivid story or moment as an artist? 

Great but hard question. There have been many with different bands. Also with GCS it´s hard to pick one. Let me pick two. When we rehearsed the very first time together it was in a microscopic space near the airport on questionable equipment. The two guys threw a killer lick in three-four at me. We didn´t speak, just grinned from one ear to the other. Second moment was our very first gig which happened to be with the great Tides from Nebula from Poland. We only got the slot because we could convince the owner of the club that we had played countless gigs as a band before. First gig with the guys, there was no soundcheck-time, I never had played to a click live before and it still worked out great even though I was stirred up like whipped cream. I also love to recall the unique gigs and times with our band-friends from Manescape and Mother Engine. You guys rock like Carrara! (high-quality marble from Italy – note by the editor). By the way: Thanks for the interview dear post-engineers!

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