Wednesday, March 28, 2012 3 Engineers

Video: We Made God - Oh Dae Su II

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Video: Charge Group - Run

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Album: Aiua - Aiua

Band: Aiua
Album: Aiua
Label: Escapartist Records
Year: 2011

01. Within The Roche Limit
02. Wandering Flatliner
03. (Quiet Night) Falling Moon
04. World Outside Ourselves
05. Shut-In
06. Course Of Empire
07. Reckless Relentless

Aiua is a 5-piece post-rock group formed on the outskirts of New Orleans in 2008. Since then, they have kept a steady performance regiment around the Southern U.S.; implementing a wall of sound backed by entrancing visuals on the floor of their play space. Ambience, metal, glitch, neo-classical, solid rock; Aiua manages to incorporate all of it.

Aiua’s debut self-titled album takes no small steps in establishing who they are. Starting off with what seems to be the general post-rock format, the album takes a steady turn towards new ground. A sweeping ensemble accompanied by bells and mountainous reverb soon becomes a hurricane of distortion that grips emotions throughout. Glitched, panning loops enveloped by backward-tracked percussion return to entrancing bowed guitars and uplifting rhythm. The album comes to a turning point as a Volta-esque piece is intensified by the cries of a beam theremin, only to be topped by rapid guitars and violent drums ending in a sudden stop. The debut culminates in an outcry of excited buildup and emotion, leaving the listener with a feeling only elicited by instrumental music of this caliber.

Aiua self-produced their self-titled over the course of 2009 and 2010, and they proudly present it to all willing to listen. They have played with the likes of Caspian, Moving Mountains, Native, and Chiaroscuro; and that was all in one release show. With a bold beginning and a promising future, Aiua moves forward towards securing their place as a new progressive band in their genre.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: Saåad - The Frontier

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Album: Dala Sun - Gegenschein

Band: Dala Sun
Album: Gegenschein
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Sludge Machine
02. Flying Midget
03. Overdosed
04. Guilty For Murder
05. Fistful Of Teeth
06. Monokitaro
07. Riding Donkeys Backwards
08. Gegenschein

Dala Sun is a band formed in Patras,Greece in 2009.The lineup consists of Andreas(drums), Haris(guitar,voice) and Tolas(bass). In 2010 they released their debut album “SalaDun”,which is a DIY work and Gegenschein is their newest release.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: sleepmakeswaves - sleepmakeswaves

Band: sleepmakeswaves
Album: sleepmakeswaves EP
Label: Bird's Robe Records
Year: 2012

01. Keep Your Splendid Silent Sun
02. We Sing The Body Electric
03. The Obstacle Is The Path
04. I Will Write Peace On Your Wings, And You Will Fly Over The World
05. One Day You Will Teach Me To Let Go Of My Fears
06. It's Dark, It's Cold, It's Wwinter

Sleepmakeswaves are an instrumental rock band from Sydney, Australia. Drawing influences mainly from but not limited to post-rock, the young quartet mix driving metallic bombast with textured electronics to create a sonic space where delicate melodies and thunderous climaxes peacefully co-exist.

Since their formation in late 2006, sleepmakeswaves have rapidly established themselves as a promising and unique voice in their field. Within the space of a year the band has enjoyed considerable word-of-mouth support and have landed auspicious opening slots with post-rock luminaries such as Pelican, Laura and Meniscus on the back of their powerful live show and acclaimed demo recording.

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Video: Klimt - Kiedyś Będziesz Przenosić Góry Chłopcze

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Band: Ghone

Band: Ghone
Album: Amen.Ophis
Label: Catch The Soap Productions
Year: 2012

01. Amen
02. Ophis

Band: Ghone
Album: Untitled
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Untitled
02. Untitled
Ghone is a one man drone, ambient band from Athens, Greece.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: Caspian - Sycamore (live in Cologne)

Friday, March 23, 2012 0 Engineers

Band: Fingerspit

Band: Fingerspit
Album: Space Demos
Label: Self Released
Year: 2010

01. Intro
02. Across The Sky
03. Last Minutes On Earth
04. Up and Ahead
05. Space Years
06. Burning Ocean
07. Inside Venus
08. A Galaxy Rise
09. Outro

Band: Fingerspit
Album: 2
Label: Self Released
Year: 2010

01. Chorused Air
02. Elwa
03. Apophenia
04. Reality Testing
05. DKW
06. Bedlife
07. Sohn
08. Whole
09. Lab

Fingerspit is a Spanish one man instrumental band influenced by post-rock and ambient.

Fingerspit decided to post a selfmade song (“Across the Sky”) on a well known image-based bulletin board called 4chan, to get reactions from his peers. The responses were positive and he soon posted other songs.

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Video: te' - 音の中の『痙攣的』な美は、観念を超え肉体に訪れる野生の戦慄。

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Album: 36 - Lithea

Band: 36
Album: Lithea
Label: 3six Recordings
Year: 2012

01. Clear
02. Cocoon
03. Susurrus
04. Lithea
05. Deluge
06. Radio
07. Reunion
08. 1983
09. One
10. World After April
11. Seance
12. Dreamscape
13. Dayasan
14. Broken Toy
15. Leviathan
16. Levitate
17. Saphron
18. Another World

36 (pronounced three-six) is the ambient/experimental project of Dennis Huddleston from the United Kingdom. Since 2008, the focus for the project has been to develop warm, hugely emotive loop-based compositions, with particular emphasis on melody and melancholy. He also runs the label 3six Recordings, which is used to publish his self-released works.

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Video: Youarehere - Tape Cr02 rmx (micro remix)

Thursday, March 22, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Dyskinesia - Dyskinesia

Band: Dyskinesia
Album: Dyskinesia
Label: Frohike Records
Year: 2009

01. L'Ultimo Giorno
02. Giorno Zero
03. Il Primo Giorno
04. Il Secondo Giorno
05. Il Principio Di Conservazione Della Materia

Dyskinesia is an Italian band focused on music experimentation. Since the beginning (late 2006) the band (2 guitars, drums) began to perform with a simple approach, focusing on sound and improvisation. The musical outcome was a very raw mixture of stoner/psychedelic genres (see “Live in Pripyat” – Varjot Prod. – 2007). In early 2008 the band grows (5 people), taking a more stretched out approach, exploiting the presence of vocals (very weird vocals made with delay and other machines) and bass guitar (also a very deep noise monster). Through the years, the band style embraced a noise/drone approach, with never-ending repetitions and oppressive atmosphere. The first full length (self titled “Dyskinesia” – Frohike – Creative Field Rec. – Cold Current Prod. – 2008) is a proof of this shifting.
2010 has been a very prolific period. The guys recorded a couple of split albums, with other great Italian drone/ambient projects like “Corpoparassita” and “Gioventù Suicida Studentesca”, and prepared their second full length "Dalla Nascita". These last three recordings, have been made with the collaboration of the sound master Camelio Cripta.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: FareWell Poetry - As True As Troilus (live at Cafe de la Danse in Paris)

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Album: If These Trees Could Talk - Red Forest

Band: If These Trees Could Talk
Album: Red Forest
Label: Science Of Silence Records
Year: 2012

01. Breath Of Life
02. The First Fire
03. Barren Lands Of The Modern Dinosaur
04. They Speak With Knives
05. The Gift Of Two Rivers
06. Red Forest
07. The Aleutian Clouds
08. Left To Rust And Rot
09. When The Big Hand Buries The Twelve

If These Trees Could Talk, like a few bands that are brave enough to transcend the genre gap, throws a curious listener into a realm where post-rock and post-metal are entrancingly intertwined. The modest band from Akron, Ohio delves into the heavier side of things on their sophomore release, Red Forest, and it shows through excessive distortion and low power chords to assist the gradual buildup in their songs, more akin to something like Russian Circles than it would be to Explosions in the Sky. While mentioning similar and contrasting qualities of bands, however, If These Trees Could Talk has a comparable structure to God Is An Astronaut, using guitars to fill their full, atmospheric sound rather than synthesizers, but retaining a healthy balance of cavernous echo. This is a prominent aspect of Red Forest, each resonating instrument sounding as though it may come from miles away in the wilderness, drifting by forgotten trees and ancient hills. It's a wondrous release, and is not only thought provoking, but probes deep into the primal core of human emotion.

In relation to their debut, Above the Earth, Below the Sky, there's a lot more inclination and respect to post-metal, as heard in tracks like "Red Forest", or "Left To Rot and Rust", with low and loud bass and rhythm guitar lines, and the melody in lead and harmony screamed out in a violent shriek of a tone. The drum lines feature lots of action on tom, so as not to accentuate a bright splash with cymbals, and instead make deep, percussive resonance more forwardly important, cymbals only coming in when loud breakdowns or choruses are in progression.

The beauty of the orchestration is a mixture of violent forte, quiet buildup, and slow, somber quietude. A song like "They Speak With Knives" has a fantastic mixture of the three, with guitars moaning in the background in order to create an eerie, beautiful air in the piece. Meanwhile, the opener, "Breath Of Life", uses only a low rumbling guitar and deep reverberations in a lead tone that lie in a blatant, ominous semblance that leads beautifully into the dark, haunted milieu beautifully established by "The First Fire". There's something remarkable about the beautiful song transitions that pushes a great record up to a point of excellence, and one of those things is an uninterrupted, flowing listen.

I really wasn't sure what to expect from If These Trees Could Talk. The first record did so much for a debut that I sat staring it down, not knowing what to think. Upon listening, I concede that their sound was changed, one can't deny that. However, I think the healthy divergence is for the better - they left the action-oriented post-rock behind for more turbulent waters, and I feel that the post-metal scene fits them slightly better. And while there are plenty of elements of post-rock that remain, for old If These Trees Could Talk fans and instrumental rock loyalists in general, there's also a broadening that does justice to a wholly expanded fan set as well, enrapturing those that would be listening to something like Beware of Safety or Jesu as well as Moonlit Sailor or Tortoise. The record is a feat, and brings new light to the sound without detracting from the quality, and it's a fantastic sophomore release. -

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Video: Fallacies - Narrow Light

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Album: edPorth & aiRless pRoject - The Other Side Of Chill

Band: edPorth & aiRless pRoject
Album: The Other Side Of Chill
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Right Night Light
02. Make Room
03. Post Love
04. Jammed
05. The Lost Time
aiRless pRoject
06. Drums From Beyond
07. Controlled Noise Bleeding
08. Two Sides - Same Coin
09. Bending Handmade Glass
10. Every Waking Hour

edPorth is the solo-project by Patrizio Piastra, an italian electronic musician.

Music from edPorth blends ambient soundscapes, IDM beats and distant dreamy vocals, always designing obsessive melodies and sounds that move between dance loops and electro-ambient backgrounds.

His first album “Saying Vamos and Thinking Let’s go” has been released by Inglorius Ocean netlabel on January 2010.

His last effort, “Key Black”, out on July 2011 has been released by 51beats netlabel.

He is also one of the three participants in the Youarehere project, along with  French Teen Idol and micro (µ).


aiRless pRoject
Vladimir Mitreski, a bedroom DIY electronic musician, started making his own music under the stage name ‘aiRless pRoject’ in 2002, around the time of the dissolution of his high-school cover rock band called ‘Infinity’. His style varies and evolves within his albums, and could be loosely described as ambient-influenced electronica with subtle touches of IDM, downtempo/chillout, abstract, glitch, post-rock and experimental. He often adds processed guitar playing to the programming, and has also used live processed soprano and alto saxophone on many songs (a courtesy of Boro Milenkoski). Behind him are 7 LPs and 11 EPs which he self-releases on various sites like, bandcamp and the likes…

Sunday, March 18, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: The Ocean - The Grand Inquisitor II (Live In Denver)

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Album: Leech - If We Get There One Day, Would You Please Open The Gates?

Band: Leech
Album: If We Get There One Day, Would You Please Open The Gates?
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Turbolina
02. Echolon
03. March Of The Megalomaniacs
04. Hands Full Of Hearts, Heart Full Of Stones
05. Anthracite
06. October
07. Gravity Head
08. Amazing Hog
09. Nearly There
10. Endymion

Leech was formed in 1995 by Marcel Meyer (Guitar, Piano), Urs Meyer (Guitar, Piano) and Serge Olar (Drums). Right from the start the band devoted itself to experimental instrumental music - rhythmic figures are developed and connected with floating melodies - this all fuses in an epic sound landscape where time becomes irrelevant.

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Album: Nights Amore - Subscribers Of Death

Band: Nights Amore
Album: Subscribers Of Death
Label: Immortal Frost Productions
Year: 2010

01. We Of The Suffering Kind
02. The Depressive Years (Tribute To Endless Sorrow)
03. Ödesdöd
04. Cutting Close To The Edge (Dedicated To Kurt)
05. Let Me Drown In Suicide
06. When A Child Decides To Die
07. When My Heart No Longer Beats
08. Den Inre Fridens Sällsamma Lugn
09. Age Of Suicide (Bonus Track)

Nights Amore is a one man dark ambient, acoustic, experimental project from Sweden.

It’s highly emotional music that draws inspiration from the turmoil of dealing with depression. It’s dark, heavy thoughts and feelings captured in ambient music. Musically the project is influenced by all forms of depressive music.

Subscribers of Death is the debut album from this emotionally charged project which was released in 2010 by Immortal Frost Productions.

Friday, March 16, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: The Canyon Observer - Chapter I: The Current Of Her Ocean Brings Me To My Knees

Band: The Canyon Observer
Album: Chapter I: The Current Of Her Ocean Brings Me To My Knees
Label: Kapa Records
Year: 2012

01. Part I: The Lingering Scent Of Her Divinity
02. Part II: Your Feathers Infect My Scars, The Ones That You Gave Life To
03. Part III: Our Universe, Written In Blood
04. Part IV: My Will

From Kapa Records comes "Chapter I: The Current of Her Ocean Brings Me to My Knees", the debut EP from Slovenian act The Canyon Observer. Expect four lengthy tracks in about 30 minutes of brooding, post-rock influenced metal that builds upon lots of pulsing bass and shimmery clean passages. It's interesting to note that the heavy segments aren't so much louder and more aggressive than they are just thicker – it's like they're utilizing a really full, gritty density instead of oppressive distortion to achieve the contrast, which is kind of an interesting touch. Vocals are somewhat sparse, but when present they're generally gruff, guttural screams obscured by light effects. A little bit of droning, monotone singing appears in the background from time to time as well. "Our Universe, Written in Blood" is the standout track for me. Something about the transitions weaves this piece together more fluidly and accentuates the ominous atmosphere that lingers throughout the EP. This is a solid debut from yet another promising Slovenian band. The scene over there really seems to have a lot to offer. -

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Video: Mental Architects - Launch The Avalanche

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Rogue Sounds - Jupiter And Beyond The Infinite

Band: Rogue Sounds
Album: Jupiter And Beyond The Infinite
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Wormsign
02. 25th Parallel North
03. Mission To The Sun
04. Solar Nebula
05. Continuum Storm
06. LV-426

Formed in the summer of 2008 to create more accessible instrumental music. The band currently resides in Anaheim, CA and has released 2 EP’s, 2640 & Transmission. Most of 2011 was spent writing & recording ‘Jupiter And Beyond The Infinite’ which has been released on March 10th 2012.

Saturday, March 10, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: Astralia - Astralia

Band: Astralia
Album: Astralia EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Northern Horizons
02. Glacial
03. Astralia
04. Midnight Sun
05. Mistral Roars

Astralia is an ambient/post-rock band from Barcelona, Spain.

Friday, March 09, 2012 2 Engineers

Video: Kubark - VIXI

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EP: Kubark - Kubark

Band: Kubark
Album: Kubark EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2009

01. Autogenic
02. Meat

Kubark is a progressive / alternative band with post-rock elements from Italy.

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News: Amenra

Amenra's bassplayer Maarten Kinet decided it was time for him to part ways with the band. and chose to pursue his long lost artistic love, Photography. The two journeys were no longer combinable for him. Time will unfortunately never be at our side. We wish him the best of luck on his new path, and we would like to thank him, for the blood sweat and tears he offered Amenra throughout the years.

C - O - R

One can not deny .:

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Thursday, March 08, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: Ancre - Nacre

Band: Ancre
Album: Nacre
Label: Echo Canyon Records
Year: 2012

01. Narval
02. Monotype Requin
03. Octopus
04. Trois Mâts

Ancre is a rock trio, form in Summer 2010 by Arnaud (Guitars/Member Of Sed Non Satiata), Benoît (Drums/Membr of  Daïtro, Mihai Edrisch & Baton Rouge) and Simon (Bass/Member of Plebeian Grandstand & Montreal On Fire).

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: Over the Ocean - Everything Will Change

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Album: Aussitôt Mort - Nagykanizsa

Band: Aussitôt Mort
Album: Nagykanizsa
Label: Destructure
Year: 2012

01. La Ride Du Lion
02. Sur Un Radeau, Des Cannibales
03. Une Défaite A La Piaule
04. Supraliminaire
05. La Bourse Ou La Vie

Released just in time for a 10 days Russian winter tour, Nagykanizsa is a new collection of songs by French post hardcore group Aussitôt Mort. Just like the name of their first full length « Montuenga » (Level-Plane & Pure Pain Sugar - 2008), the name of this new record is a place the band had to cross during one of its numerous travels. Rather than releasing a second full length, Aussitôt Mort decided to share these new songs with friends : they are or will be released on various vinyl formats shared with Japaneses Heaven In Her Arms, Americans Catalyst, or on German label Adagio. Nagykanizsa is your unique chance to listen to all the songs from the 2011 recording session at studio De La Souleuvre, mixed and mastered by Guillaume Doussaud of Swan Sound Studio (Taint, Karysun, Amanda Woodward...), with Marc Euvrie (Sugartown Cabaret, Karysun, The Eye Of Time) on bass duties. This session shows a new face of Aussitôt Mort, with darker and longer songs (5 songs in 35 min). Just like the life of the band that has done many tours in France, Europe, UK, Japan and now Russia, this new CD is a long and epic journey. You'll recognize the band writing style mainly consisting of melodic guitars riffs full of effects supported by complex hammered drum riffs; but you will also enjoy the progression that the band is taking on this new recording. Every riffs, every parts of each songs last long enough to let all details, rhythms and melodies be developed. These longer songs give the listener some time to dream of far landscapes, and to imagine all moments lived by the band of travelers that is Aussitôt Mort.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Sun Devoured Earth & Wounder - Split

Band: Sun Devoured Earth & Wounder
Album: Split
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

Sun Devoured Earth
01. Reflection
02. How Hard We've Tried
03. Bright Days
04. So Dark, So Cold
05. Empathy
06. Things That Make Life Worth It
07. Flowers
08. Leave Me Swinging
09. Filth
10. Cleaner
11. End of My Days

Sun Devoured Earth
Gloomy dream pop with a hint of post-punk, post-rock, shoegaze and black metal.


Depressive black metal project from the UK.

Monday, March 05, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: North Atlantic Drift - Canvas

Band: North Atlantic Drift
Album: Canvas
Label: Polar Seas Recordings
Year: 2012

01. From The Static
02. Waiting In The Afterglow
03. Albatross
04. Luminous
05. Cloud Atlas
06. North Atlantic Drift
07. Asleep In The Waiting Room
08. Mark My Words

North Atlantic Drift is the duo of Mike Abercrombie and Brad Deschamps. Prior to meeting in the summer of 2011, Mike was making electronic music as Transits Of Mercury, while Brad was playing in the now disbanded post-rock band Epigram. After several discussions about the music of Brian Eno, Boards Of Canada, Erik Satie, and Stars Of The Lid, the duo set up a studio in downtown Toronto to work on material that would become their debut release “Canvas”. Most of the compositions on “Canvas” are based around guitar or synthesizer loops with heavily processed percussion sounds, the sources of which range from cardboard boxes, to handclaps, shakers, and guitar pickups. The result is an album featuring 8 diverse compositions; such as the melodic, glockenspiel-lead “Waiting In The Afterglow”, the sleepy ambience of “Luminous”, the drone-influenced “Asleep In The Waiting Room” and “Cloud Atlas” - the lone track that was recorded live in the studio without loops or processing. 

Friday, March 02, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Arms Of Ra - Unnamed

Band: Arms Of Ra
Album: Unnamed
Label: Swarm Of Nails
Year: 2012

01. Afterwards
02. I Have The Right To Erase Myself
03. Personnalite Décharnee
04. Unnamed
05. Write My Name And Forget It
06. To Be Acknowledged Is To Exist

After a little less than two years since the release of their first EP and lots of hard work, Arms Of Ra finally releases its first album, composed with the same energy and the same drive to mash up their influences, from Tarantula Hawk, Dazzling Killmen, to Gaza or even Kickback.
"Unnamed" contains six independents songs which are all linked by the same story of a man trying to deconstruct himself and disappear from society.
If the music from this Parisian band lost in weight, it certainly gained in rage and sharpness. The voice has taken much more importance. The compositions got also much more depths, demonstrating the hours of reflections to mold these songs, and give birth to an album that’s more difficult to listen to than their first, while still keeping their own vision that goes beyond their influences.

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