Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3 Engineers

Album: Hammock - Departure Songs

Band: Hammock
Album: Departure Songs
Label: Hammock Music
Year: 2012

01. Cold Front
02. Ten Thousand Years Won't Save Your Life
03. Together Alone
04. Artificial Paradises
05. (Tonight) We Burn Like Stars That Never Die
06. Pathos
07. Awakened, He Heard Only Silence
08. Words You Said... I'll Never Forget You Now
09. Tape Recorder
10. Frailty (For the Dearly Departed)
11. Dark Circles
12. (Let's Kiss) While All the Stars Are Falling Down
13. All Is Dream and Everything Is Real
14. Mute Angels
15. Hiding But Nobody Missed You
16. We Could Die Chasing This Feeling
17. Glossolalia
18. (Leaving) The House Where We Grew Up
19. Tornado Warning

Departure Songs is Hammock's fifth LP and first double album. It was mixed by Tim Powles (The Church), mastered by Taylor Deupree (solo artist and 12K) and features contributions by Keith Kenniff (Helios, Goldmund).

Hammock go massive as they meditate on grand themes of death and loss, their music ever larger, more expansive. Every song a mountaintop vista with a clear view to the horizon, unencumbered by clouds, in all directions. Departure Songs demands that it be played loudly so that the details in each track can breathe, whether it is the androgynous, falsetto vocals of Marc Byrd or the angelic voice of Christine Glass Byrd or just a little bit of guitar in the background, this record is nuanced in a most compelling fashion. The arrangements beg to be picked apart - soaring guitars, propulsive bass, and hypnotic strings. The vocals work wonderfully as an instrument, but when the words finally become understandable, they cause shivers.

Departure Songs is an album about being there and not being there. And how it feels to both be there and have someone else not be there. Presence and absence. Love and grief. Hammock’s music has always been a balm for troubled hearts in troubled times - and here the troubled times are their own. This is intensely personal music, and we are lucky that Hammock will let us listen in.

Not as fragile as previous efforts, Departure Songs shows a more mature songwriting, more assured production, a fuller approach to crafting music. Hammock retains its signature approach to epic music-making, but this time out, herald their muse in all capital letters, with cinematic crescendos and an architect’s ear for structure both within a song and as a sequence of songs. The quiet, more ambient tracks act as both underline and counterbalance to the bigger tracks.

Hammock’s greatest success as musicians is to make music that is, at its heart, completely the saddest music ever made but expressed in a manner that is ecstatic. This is what makes Hammock special - ecstasy through exquisite sadness. Epiphany.

Monday, October 29, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: M83 - Steve McQueen

Saturday, October 27, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Antennas To Heaven - You Have 6 Weeks To Destroy Everything

Band: Antennas To Heaven
Album: You Have 6 Weeks To Destroy Everything
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. You Have 6 Weeks To Destroy Everything
02. Who Is Michael J. Fox?
03. We Would Never Speak Again
04. Around 4....4.30
05. Ratio Of Pigeons To Seagulls = 3:1
06. Paradox Of Technology
07. Vaguest Sense Of Regret
08. Collection Of Thoughts From The Office Corridor
09. Log

The third album from Antennas To Heaven sees them continuing to be the main purveyors of postrockspokenwordtronica . The band wanted to move beyond a collection of little stories and work upon a story that unfolds as the album progresses and something that would give the listener more and more to discover on repeated listens. At the same time the album sees Antennas To Heaven further develop their sound, taking on board influences including Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, Fuck Buttons and The Flaming Lips. And so 'You Have 6 Weeks to Destroy Everything' was born; an album about a man who dicovers time travel.

Friday, October 26, 2012 1 Engineers

EP: EF - Delusions Of Grandeur

Band: EF
Album: Delusions Of Grandeur EP
Label: Pelagic Records
Year: 2012

01. Delusions Of Grandeur
02. Fem
03. I Never Felt This Way Before

EF was formed in 2003. In 2006 the band made themselves a name in the post-rock genre with their debut album “Give me beauty… Or give me death!” and the song “Hello Scotland”. The band started to tour Europe intensively.

Second full length album “I am responsible” was released in 2008. A bit darker story. The band moved up to the bigger live venues, played some festivals and also supported bands like Red Sparowes, 65daysofstatic, Aereogramme and many more.

“Mourning golden morning” was released on April 1st 2010. The bands third full length album recorded and produced by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna). Do we need to say it sounds absolutely amazing!?! The sound have grown, become more focused and dead on. It’s more heavy and raw but still catchy and very dynamic. The album got raving reviews all over Europe and EF did a 6 week tour to support it.

In 2011 the band did their very first Asia tour during two weeks. A incredible experience that is hard to describe but EF will definitely go back. The spring and summer also offered EF some festival appearances and numerous of selected club shows. For example Friction Fest (DE) Dunk! Festival (BE), Wave Gottik Treffen (DE), Bootboohook (DE), Ieper Hardcore Fest (BE) and Stemweder Open Air (DE).

Up to date the band have done 14 European tours and grown to a stable, dynamic and explosive live band. Sometimes we say that EF is one of the hardest working independent bands in Europe. I guess we’re right.

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Album: My Sleeping Karma - Soma

Band: My Sleeping Karma
Album: Soma
Label: Napalm Records
Year: 2012

01. Pachyclada
02. Interlude
03. Ephedra
04. Interlude
05. Eleusine Coracana
06. Interlude
07. Saumya
08. Interlude
09. Somalatha
10. Interlude
11. Psilocybe
12. Interlude by Sheyk rAleph (Bonus Track)
13. Glow11 (Remix by Holzner&Kaleun) (Bonus Track)

My Sleeping Karma`s fourth alum "Soma" follows the band’s own individualistic and atmospheric path towards enlightenment. Following the meaning of the album title ("Soma" is the intoxicating drink of the gods), the instrumental psychedelic groove rock of the German quartet enhances the consciousness in a truly hypnotic and bewitching manner. The multilayered compositions move skilfully between heavy rock riffs and enchanting melodic parts with a high level of calmness and beauty. "Soma" is visually complimented by Sebastian Jerke’s artwork that is filled with astonishing details and beauty.  "Soma" offers the perfect movie soundtrack to everybody’s own inner journey. Just be warned, you may never want to leave again!

Thursday, October 25, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Caspian - Waking Season

Band: Caspian
Album: Waking Season
Label: Triple Crown Records
Year: 2012

01. Waking Season
02. Porcellous
03. Gone In Bloom And Bough
04. Halls Of The Summer
05. Akiko
06. High Lonesome
07. Hickory '54
08. Long The Desert Mile
09. Collider In Blue
10. Fire Made Flesh

Where previous self-produced efforts impressed yet lacked a real sense of purpose, ‘Waking Season’ has the clockwork-like ethos of producer Matt Bayles (Isis, Minus The Bear) stamped all over it. Each song begins with the aim of arriving at a plain of intelligently-layered majesty, predominately succeeding in doing so. ‘Gone In Bloom And Bough’ utilises programmed drum sounds and gently looping guitars before cascading into a wall of overdrive and haunting vocals. But it is never done at the expense of melody, an aspect that permeates throughout the record: a record that pushes the boundaries of post-rock to stratospheric new levels. -

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Video: Gifts From Enola - Steady Diet

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Album: Blueneck - Epilogue

Band: Blueneck
Album: Epilogue
Label: Denovali Records
Year: 2012

01. Apogee
02. Carina
03. (Eta Carinae)
04. Colonization - Incident 1
05. Colonization - Incident 2
06. Symbiosis - Part 1
07. Symbiosis - Part 2
08. Suppression

UK band Blueneck bring their trademark sense of melancholy mood and melody to a new instrumental project called "Epilogue", due for worldwide release on Denovali records in October 2012. Typically known for the distinctive haunting vocals of mainman Duncan Attwood, "Epilogue" takes a deliberately different approach. Inspired by Attwood's recently commissioned solo work on soundtracks for independent films, not to mention the influence of inspirational composers and soundscapers such as Brian Eno, Air, John Carpenter and Clint Mansell, this vocal-free release is the soundtrack to an (as yet) imaginary film. "Epilogue" follows a trio of critically-acclaimed full length albums (2006's Scars of the Midwest; 2009's The Fallen Host ; 2011's Repetitions).

Attwood says ""Epilogue" is intended as both the start and end of a number of distinct creative periods. It's a bookend to our three previous full-length vocal albums, a statement of intent on our parallel soundtrack work, and a means of clearing our collective minds before we started work on our new recording. It's our intention that the Blueneck you hear in the future will be markedly different to what you hear on this release". The band are currently working on the release of their fourth full-length vocal album, as yet untitled, due for release on Denovali in 2013.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: Saåad - Confluences

Band: Saåad
Album: Confluences
Year: 2012


Last summer, the festival Toulouse d’Été commissioned Saåad to work on the St-Michel fountain, personification of the confluence of the river Ariège and Garonne. Romain Barbot & Greg Buffier took their recording material to this specific place and gave life to a 20 minutes trip divided in 4 movements. Confluences is lead by field recordings and chanting guitars, showing a new face of the french duo who found the balance point between immensity and intimacy. The tape comes with the B side track ‘Spiritual Dilution’, only composed of field recordings, teleporting you to the place that inspired the original piece.

- Nothing to hold on to. Nothing to do. Nowhere to go. Just breathe as it is. Each breath is unique. Sensations change from moment to moment. No holding. No control -

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Video: The Canyon Observer - Part IV: And Drift Away

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Town Portal - Chronopoly

Band: Town Portal
Album: Chronopoly
Label: Subsuburban
Year: 2012

01. Chronoceros
02. Mad With Power
03. Samoan Maneuver
04. Entropia
05. Cool Face Doom Service
06. Infinite Improvidence
07. Uncle Genie
08. Coordinated Universal Time Stretch

Recklessly focused and peculiarly embracing: The debut album of Copenhageners Town Portal dares to sparkle in an abundance of different nuances. Chronopoly is a solid entry from a band with just 2 years under its belt.

Just about one year has passed since Town Portal captured and released the first fragment of their non-verbal musical universe in the shape of the EP Vacuum Horror, which was merely released digitally on a pay-what-you-want basis. In spite of humble circumstances, the record acquired a much less humble amount of attention, receiving praising reviews in leading Danish music magazines like Soundvenue (5/6), Devilution (4/5) and Geiger, who said that “Town Portal manages to utilize all the means of music and does so on an exceptionally high level. The energy of a band young at heart, and the notion of a feeling of no limits to their own prowess, shines through…”. Furthermore the Vacuum Horror EP was launched into the international blogosphere, and got the band touring around most of the European mainland.

Since then the constellation has been reduced from four men to three, forcing Town Portal to decompose and reconstruct approaches to sound and composition. These endeavors has resulted in the debut album Chronopoly (from Greek ‘chronos’ and English ‘monopoly’). Like its predecessor this record still offers instrumental rock-music with a sludgy dropped tune hook, which serves as counterweight to complex and playful compositions. With a tireless curiosity new ways are sought out, of combining tones in untraditional ways, with the traditional guitar-bass-drum constellation. On Chronopoly though, these well-known components mutate to their extremes, and form a release that is both more complex, melodic, direct, and boundary pushing than the predecessor; an exponential development in a well-governed welter of metal, shoegaze, indie, and progressive rock.

During this fall the album will be followed by a set of Danish shows, as well as Town Portal’s third international tour, that in the course of two weeks will take the band through Germany, France and Switzerland, in the company of American Feast of the Epiphany.

Town Portal’s Chronopoly LP is the fifth release of the independent Copenhagen-based vinyl label Subsuburban. A label that in just over a year released four high quality records with a small array of international acts: American Time Columns and Silian Rail, Italian Valerian Swing, and the Stockholm-based one-man act Flourescent Heights. Subsuburban has active distribution both physically and digitally. Records can be found in just about all notable record stores in Scandinavia, and in select stores in the U.S.A (NYC, San Fransisco and Austin), Italy, Great Britain (through Norman Records), Germany and Benelux (via. Belgian Dunk Records and German Kapitan Platte). Town Portal is the first “local” signing of Subsuburban. An interesting new beginning for an atypical record label’s actual, serious, and awaited advent into the Danish scene.

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EP: Bien À Toi - Diriger, Séduire, Convaincre

Band: Bien À Toi
Album: Diriger, Séduire, Convaincre EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Dystopie
02. Pour Les Autres
03. Noyade Noyade
04. Diriger, Séduire, Convaincre 

Bien À Toi is a french band founded in Paris in 2011.

Official Site

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: Amia Venera Landscape - Empire

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1 Engineers

Album: Coastlands - Home, Again

Band: Coastlands
Album: Home, Again
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Introduction
02. Abduction
03. Dear Ephesus
04. Communion
05. Fridea
06. Denton Winter
07. Home, Again

Coastlands is an ambient/post-rock instrumental duo. All instruments and sounds performed and created by J. Sissoyev and N. Fisher.

"I feel the cool water
the ocean is alive filled with lost souls
washing emotions up onto the shore
My feet sink in the softness of the sand
The ocean is made up of dreams
and achievements,
My mind lies in the heart of the ocean."

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Album: Cathedraal, Rings Of Rhea & Schematics For Gravity - Split

Band: Cathedraal, Rings Of Rhea & Schematics For Gravity
Album: Split
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Les Chiens Rouges Sont Lâchés
02. Qui Pense Encore à Toi ?
03. La Ville Brûle Depuis Des Jours
Rings Of Rhea
04. Destruction
05. Creation
Schematics For Gravity
06. Behind Closed Doors
07. Cast In The Same Mold

Cathedraal is a french screamo band from Paris, featuring the singer from Madame De Montespan.

Rings Of Rhea
Young Ukrainian post-metal band with some screamo/post-rock/neocrust influences. Story of band began in September, 2010. First EP was released July 31, 2011 on Gorgona Records.

Schematics For Gravity
Schematics For Gravity is a post-rock/metal band from Malmö, Sweden, formed by Chris Campbell and Anders Lundgren in early 2010 as a hardcore/metal band.
The musical direction changed quickly as drummer Pontus Landgren joined the group and as they got their eyes open for a more atmospheric and  post-rock influenced approach to their  once very clear metal foundation. The band stayed  underground for a longer period of time during their early days experimenting with sounds, influences and members.

When Martin Nilsson joined on guitar, the band finally had a steady line-up instrumentally and got booked for their first gig. A week before the concert the band still hadn't found any vocalist, Pontus contacted Erik Silverberg, a member from previous bands and projects who agreed to help the band out until a steady vocalist was found to take his place, but later on decided to stay as a permanent member.

The current line-up made their first appearance in December 2010  in Malmö Sweden under a different name.
After a few gigs to try out their style Schematics For Gravity got the confidence to record and  release their first self titled EP for download at Christmas 2011 through their bandcamp-site.
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Video: Everything In Slow Motion - Red

Friday, October 12, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Enfold - Melencholia I

Band: Enfold
Album: Melencholia I
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Downfall Of An Optimist
02. Like Fallen Leaves
03. Silent Storm
04. Sleep:Release
05. Solitude Of Masses
06. Caspar
07. Rapture
08. Excelsior
09. Silence Is A Knife (feat. Jarret Ring)
10. So This Is The End?
11. Blossoms And Thorns

Enfold is an alternative, progressive band from Augsburg, Germany.

Official Site
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Album: The Citing Method - Live From Grey Sir Studios

Band: The Citing Method
Album: Live From Grey Sir Studios
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. If You Can't Leave Your Room
02. The Bear
03. South Sister
04. We, Our
05. Yes, They Do Fly
06. The Whale
07. Rosalita

This album is the product of a live recording session earlier this year.
This set was recorded live with no vocals.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 0 Engineers

Single: Laura - The Slow

Band: Laura
Album: The Slow (Single)
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. The Slow
02. Shot In The Arm
03. Aircraft On Blue Sea

Includes two bonus out-takes from the recording of Twelve Hundred Times.

Laura formed in 2001 and released their debut EP - Photographs... in 2002. Although it received positive reviews on the whole, it failed to gain the band a significant following. However, with their follow up album Mapping Your Dreams (produced by noted Japanese engineer Naomune Anzai) in 2004, they became world renowned for their loud live shows and post-rock sound.

The album garnered high-rotation airplay and promotional support from independent radio stations FBi Radio and 2ser in Sydney as well as 3RRR and 3PBS in Melbourne. It was critically successful notably in the naming of self-released single We Should Keep This Secret (from their Mapping Your Dreams album) as Beat Magazine's single of the week in September 4, and later becoming the magazine's single of that year.

Radio Swan Is Down, their second album, was released in 2006 and was supported by a national tour.
In February 2007, Laura supported US band Isis on their tour of Australia. (re)capitulate, released in October 2007, is a live recording that was recorded at the HiFi Bar in Melbourne during this tour. The live version of 'Radio Swan Is Down part 1' was voted Beat Single of the week as well as receiving much critical acclaim for its intesity and power.

Their second EP Yes Maybe No, released in 2008 on US label Elevation Recordings, was limited to 2000 copies.

Having released a Japanese edition of Radio Swan is Down the previous year, Laura toured Japan in 2008 to promote the album, playing shows in Tokyo, Osaka and Hiroshima. In 2009, they supported Swedish band Cult of Luna and Japanese band Mono on their tours of Australia.

Official Site
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Graphic Novel: Elysium Online

Elysium Online is a full color, 96 page graphic novel by Ilias Kyriazis.
It’s a sci-fi, horror drama that is as much about the way society deals with mortality as it is about disaster movie type mass destruction.
It's an ambitious project they've been working on for quite some time. Currently the book is almost halfway finished. They thought that now was the time to present it to the online community, hoping they can get you as excited for the world or Elysium Online as they are!

"Just when I thought it was impossible to come up with a fresh, original concept in horror, Ilias Kyriazis has done it. And he drew it beautifully too. Someone needs to tell him there's such a thing as being TOO talented!"
Christos Gage, writer (Avengers Academy, X-men Legacy)

The story is about Elysium, a revolutionary social network. By logging in you’ll be able to interact with your deceased loved ones who now exist in a digital afterlife. It’s October 2021 and everyone is eagerly anticipating its official release.

What no one imagines is that the Elysium dead hate us. Just for being alive. And they’re biding their time until they get online. The moment they do, they’ll take over the internet and use anything with net access, from cars to aircraft carriers to wipe out the living.

Paul is an Elysium developer more at ease with the dead than the living. His estranged sister, Anne, is longing to see again her late husband online. Zarya is a goth, teenage beta tester that sees death as an adventure. Together, they’ll have to survive the nightmare that follows the Elysium Release Day.

 "A much scarier and more emotionally hard-hitting version of a Roland Emerich movie!"
Mike Carey, writer (X-Men Legacy, Lucifer)

"Wow! [Elysium Online] is stunning!"
Scott Lobdell, writer (Superman, Uncanny X-men)

About the creators
Ilias Kyriazis has been working in comics since 2001. He's had a successful career in Greece, winning a series of awards and creating much-loved books like MANIFESTO, BLOOD OPERA and BLAST Comics.
Lately he's been working mainly for U.S publishers. He's worked together with Scott Lobdell on two mini series, GALAXY QUEST: GLOBAL WARNING and GHOSTBUSTERS: DISPLACED AGGRESSION, and he wrote and drew the graphic novel FALLING FOR LIONHEART (published in Greece as MIA KARDIA GIA TON LEONTOKARDO) for IDW. He also created MELODY for DC/ Zuda (that was nominated for a LULU award for Best Female Character). Recently he drew the 2012 VAMPIRELLA annual for Dynamite. Currently he's doing inks and pencils for an as yet unannounced mini series for the same publisher.
 Joining Ilias is Dimitrios Kasdaglis. He will be drawing a series of “mock Elysium ads” that will be appearing throughout the book in crucial moments. Dimitrios has been illustrating children's books professionally for more than a decade but always had a sweet tooth for comics.

You can fund their project on:

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EP: OZU - Ritual

Band: OZU
Album: Ritual EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Ritual
02. Private Ocean

OZU is a post-rock, psychedelic band from Madrid, Spain.

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Video: Wilsen - Anahita (Recording)

Friday, October 05, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Various Artists - Miss The Stars Sampler

Band: Various Artists
Album: Miss The Stars Sampler
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

Side A_
01. No Weather Talks - Seperation Perfected
02. Gnarwolves - We wWant the Whip!
03. Willy Fog - Alleinerziehende Mutter Nr.527 Bitte An Kasse 3 Bezahlen
04. Adorno - Untitled
05. The Static Age - Eulogy
06. Iselia - Standstill
07. Arktika - Broken Flowers
08. whenskiesaregray - Trap Doors
09. Heart On My Sleeve - Carry On Carry Me
10. Coup d' Etat - Nebel_Leben
11. Reznik Syndrom - DNS

Side B_
01. Republic Of Dreams - Golden Parachutes For The Carpetbaggers , Austerity For The Rest
02. Hungry Lungs - Philister
03. Abest - Distant Hands Longing
04. Hexis - Seputus
05. This Gift Is A Curse - Inferno Ad O
06. Besta - Pai Das Mentiras
07. YOUWRETCH - Sinner
08. Sakatat - Ne Değişti?/Onlara İhtiyacımız Yok
09. Torch Runner - Pulpit Plague
10. Sarg - Trophy Teeth
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" Woohooo. The first (We built the world and) Miss the Stars Sampler is finished. A huge “Thank you” and a million hugs goes out to all the amazing bands that participated and all the readers of the blog. It means the world to me.

Hope you like the Sampler. There will be a Tape-Release as soon as possible. Stay tuned for more information.

Spread the word. Download. Share. Tweet. Reblog. Whatever.

Stay rad.
alex " - Miss The Stars

Thursday, October 04, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: El Ten Eleven - Transitions

Band: El Ten Eleven
Album: Transitions
Label: Fake Record Label
Year: 2012

01. Transitions
02. Thanks Bill
03. Yellow Bridges
04. No One Died This Time!
05. Birth
06. Tiger Tiger
07. Lullaby

El Ten Eleven formed in 2003 after bassist and composer Kristian Dunn and drummer Tim Fogarty had played experimental music together in an organic/electronic four-piece group. They released their eponymous debut album, El Ten Eleven in 2004 on Fake Record Label, and through Bar/None Records on September 20, 2005. Many reviews of the album garnished the band with positive acclaim, describing the sound as atmospheric, putting a much more ethereal spin on the southwestern post-rock/Americana movement than bands like Calexico or The Court & Spark, though less electronic and more organic-sounding than Tortoise or most shoegazer bands. Comparisons have also been drawn to Sigur Rós and The Mercury Program, though reviews have heavily emphasized the duo's utilization of a limited number musicians to create instrumental works. Spin, which awarded them the title 'Band of the Day', September 29, 2005, describes their work as "experimental instrumental music that's both highly skilled and deeply felt." They continue to play live shows in their native Los Angeles, California home and across the continental United States, and were a showcase artist at South By Southwest on March 17, 2006.

In 2007, the movie Helvetica was released with original music by Kristian Dunn, and much of the contributed music performed by the duo. Their second album was also released that year, on CD format July 9, and then available later for download that August. A music video was also shot that year, for the song "Hot Cakes", directed by video producer and writer Adam Hauck.

In late 2007, Xtal Records released the band's second full-length album, Every Direction Is North in Japan, a version which included the bonus track "Jumping Frenchmen Of Maine." In a January 28, 2008 blog post on their website, and MySpace page, the band released "Jumping Frenchmen of Maine" as an online download, stating that the song was from their forthcoming album. A PayPal link was included for listeners, giving them the option to pay any amount they wished for the song, much like what Radiohead had done with In Rainbows in 2007.

On July 15, 2008 the band released their third album, These Promises Are Being Videotaped. The band released their fourth studio album, It's Still Like a Secret, on November 9, 2010. Their fifth album, Transitions, was released on October 2, 2012.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Tomydeepestego - Nero

Band: Tomydeepestego
Album: Nero
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Pece
02. Grafite
03. 23:45
04. Monster
05. 541
06. Petrolio
07. Nero
08. Neve

Tomydeepestego (to be read to my deepest ego) is an instrumental post hardcore band with metal and psychedelic influences, based in Rome (Italy).

Formed in 2006, the band was started by four members, some well known in the underground scene by playing in bands such as Inferno Sci-Fi Grind’n’Roll and The Phoenix. Almost immediately, the band attracts the attention of Italian label Subsound Records which releases the band’s first album Odyssea, in October 2007. Later that year, the American label KNVBI Records, also released the album as a double vinyl. The band starts playing all around Italy and has the opportunity to be the support band for international bands such as Red Sparrows, Cult of Luna and Fu Manchu. Later the guys start their first European Tour, touching Germany, France and Austria, receiving amazing feedbacks from magazines and webzines worldwide.

In November 2009, the band releases its second album Chronophage, distributed by Subsound Records and Robotic Empire in Europe, United States and Japan. This is a more personal and mature record, which leads the band to a new level of music writing and interpretation. To promote this new album, the band performs numerous concerts, some of which as opening act for God Is An Astronaut, 65daysofstatic, Mono, Russian Circles and Boris. A new European Tour starts, giving the band the opportunity to play its music to a wider audience and gaining, once again, very good feedbacks.

After three years since their last record release, Tomydeepestego feels a need to renew and refine its music, so a new member joins the band for the recording of their new album Nero, which has been released in fall 2012.

Monday, October 01, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Asfandyar Khan - Elsewhere

Band: Asfandyar Khan
Album: Elsewhere
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Morning Dues
02. Kierling
03. Sept 29th
04. Chrysalis
05. Wembley, 1953
06. Mountains For Reveries
07. Austerity Years
08. Renew
09. Anomie
10. A Nightly Medium

Asfandyar Khan is a musician currently based in Islamabad, Pakistan. Inspired by the likes of Matthew Robert Cooper, Brian Eno, Stars of the Lid and Tim Hecker, his guitar-based ambient music consists of serene soundscapes steadily making their way to gorgeous buildups and intense crescendos.


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