Sunday, August 28, 2011

Album: Exxasens - Eleven Miles

Band: Exxasens
Album: Eleven Miles
Label: Aloud Music
Year: 2011

01. Science Will Save Us
02. Helios
03. Constellation
04. Eleven Miles
05. Baikanur
06. Eclipse
07. Rise Up
08. Nebula Seven
09. Casiopea

Not having a defined music style is certainly the main appeal of Exxasens proposal. The Exxasens universe is full of sound landscapes which take the listener to a rich world of beautiful and powerful melodies. This could be the homeland of post-rock bands such as Mogwai or Explosions in the Sky, a place full of nice melodies with strong guitar atmospheres. Exxasens' style tries to go beyond by introducing progressive metal.

Exxasens was born in April 2007 in Barcelona as a solo project by Jordi Ruiz, guitarist of Playmotive and Kyba bands. Back then, Jordi began to compose and produce songs at his place only using a computer and his guitar, with the sole purpose of passing the time.

One year after its inception and after composing 12 songs, the new independent label “Counsoling Sounds” decided to go for Exxasens. On May 10th 2008 an initial release of 100 copies was published under the name Polaris.

This first album has 10 instrumental songs that connect the listener with an inner world of melodies and sound effects. Themes like “Spiders on the moon” which narrates Apollo XI’s journey to the moon, “Polaris” which describes the immensity of the universe or “Gamma Channel” which recreates one of the passages of Orson Wells’ War of the Worlds, define what Exxasens tries to convey through his music.

Just a year ago after Polaris , Consouling Sound releases August 27, 2009 their second album. Beyond The Universe, 13 songs more elaborate than his earlier work, which will transport the listener into a universe where an elaborate soundscapes melodic section full of guitars surround delays is particularly prominent. For this new album have also joined the voices in two songs. One of them a remix of one of the tracks on the album Vivalaguerra from Standstill band “¿Por que me llamas a estas horas?.

His last published work gets good reviews from webzines on the internet as The Silent Ballet ( or Metal Observer ( or specialized magazines as Visions in Germany or Mondo Sonoro in Spain.

After publication of their two albums, Exxasens is immersed in the production of their third called Eleven Miles, which will be officially released on September 11th 2011. This album consists of a total of 9 new songs with a revamped, more robust sound and with the Exxasens characteristic stamp.

On the other hand, as a support for the publication of the third album, Exxasens is preparing a tour in collaboration with 4 musicians and visual projection which will made each concert something really space.

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