Monday, December 31, 2012 5 Engineers

Album: EV - Lost Dreams

Band: EV
Album: Lost Dreams
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Aurora
02. June 22
03. War
04. Only Memories
05. Reasons
06. Emmy
07. Forget-me-not
08. Empty History
09. Ado
10. White Nights
11. Kiev
12. You
13. Emmy
14. Outro

EV is a solo project of an 18 years old Eugene Konashenko. Hailing from the town of Nikel, Russia (Murmansk Region), he currently resides in St.Petersburg. Despite of his age, he has already participated in several music forms such as "Limit Of Your Dreams", "Follow The Bent". Eugene himself describes his music as "music written by emotions, feelings, experiences...".

Sunday, December 30, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: The Mire - Palmreader

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: Le Seul Élément - Gin Pleos

Band: Le Seul Élément
Album: Gin Pleos EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Gin Pleos Part 1
02. Gin Pleos Part 2

Le Seul Élément is a french post-rock band, who is listed on this year's Dunk! Festival. Great emotional, instrumental piano/post-rock music.

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EP: Celestial Wolves - Callisto

Band: Celestial Wolves
Album: Callisto EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. This Dolby Is Surrounded
02. Persistent Vegetative State
03. Silent Noise
04. You Have A Watch, We've Got Time
05. Seagulls & Elephants

Celestial Wolves is a five piece instrumental rock band based near Ghent, Belgium.

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X-mas 2012

Merry Christmas everyone, to you and your beloved ones! :)
Monday, December 24, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: Tidings - Tidings

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

01. Proteus
02. The Oxygen Tank
03. Find A Way Out Without Running Away
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Tidings are a four piece, instrumental post metal band, based in Edinburgh, UK.

Sunday, December 23, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: The Day After The Last Crime - 2nd Demo

Band: The Day After The Last Crime
Album: 2nd Demo
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Coronae Of Miranda (Summer Epic Part 3)
02. Hundred Miles High (A Song For The Thermosphere)

The Day After The Last Crime is an instrumental post-rock band from Munich, Germany and this is their 2nd demo EP.

Saturday, December 22, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: Slow Static - Slow Static

Band: Slow Static
Album: Slow Static
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Triggerfinger
02. Silence To Sirens
03. In Case Of Zombies Press Play
04. You Will Always Be
05. Analog Reality

Slow Static is a cinematic, ambient, post-rock band from Texas, formed in January 2012. Simplistic in set up and yet complicated in feel, they weave an almost visual soundscape for the listeners to lose themselves in.

Friday, December 21, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: Collapse Under The Empire - The Great Silence

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Video: Her Name Is Calla - Ragman Roll

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Album: Baulta - That's My House You're Living In

Band: Baulta
Album: That's My House You're Living In
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. In The Woods Tonight, Tiger
02. The First Cigarette Of The Day
03. No Cow Is Sacred Enough (All Game Is Fair)
04. Travel Safe In Space, My Friend
05. Miami Twice
06. Syncope
07. Golden Veins, Happy Years But Now I'm Dead
08. Do We Live Today?
09. Take Us To The Fantasy, Derrick

Baulta is a band from Jyväskylä, Finland consisting from four awesome dudes playing ever evolving instrumental music. "That's My House You're Living In" is their second album. All things done by: Tom, Matti, Iiro & Janne.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 2 Engineers

Album: Have The Moskovik - Une Simple Théorie Des Glaces En Terrasse

Band: Have The Moskovik
Album: Une Simple Théorie Des Glaces En Terrasse
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. L'absence De Bruit
02. Simple Events
03. Ufo Piétons
04. Valse En Prime Time
05. L'allure Du Flâneur
06. Le Sommeil Du Condor

Have The Moskovik play loud, post-rock, instrumental music. They are four musicians (guitars, alto, drums, bass) who met in Orleans, France. The band released their debut album in December 2011.

Official Site
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Video: Matryoshka - Monotonous Purgatory

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Video: Our Ceasing Voice & Matthew Ryan - Until Your Chest Explodes

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Album: Peter Flint And Ben Kaplan - Sheetflow Songs

Band: Peter Flint And Ben Kaplan
Album: Sheetflow Songs
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Myakka
02. Lostman
03. Vegetative States
04. Kissimmee
05. Peace
06. Caloosahatchee
07. Biscayne

Sheetflow Songs is a unique collaboration between composer/ accordionist Peter Flint, guitarist/ composer Ben Kaplan and visual artist Dorothy Simpson Krause. Created for the exhibition of Krause’ body of work River of Grass at 571 Projects in New York City in 2012, this piece takes its cues from Krause’ visual work, the disappearing landscapes of the Florida Everglades and the seminal work of environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

571 Projects seeks to bridge the gap between dynamic emerging & mid-career artists and engaged collectors, both those beginning to collect and those looking for fresh talent. To support the work of significant artists, they provide a forum through tightly curated, solo exhibitions that showcase a single body of work. 571 Projects runs a carefully selected program of concerts, poetry readings and artist talks responding to the visual arts program.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: Field Rotation - Zeitreise Remixed

Band: Field Rotation
Album: Zeitreise Remixed EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Zeitreise
02. Zeitreise (Remixed By Quivion)
03. Zeitreise (Remixed By Frozen Vaults)
04. Zeitreise - Furtiva Lagrima (Remixed By Ma.Ter)
05. Zeitreise - Frozen (Remixed By Leonardo Rosado)
06. Zeitreise - Lost: Gold Heart (Remixed By y0t0)
07. Zeitreise (Remixed By WhoIsIR)
08. Zeitreise - Zeitlos (Remixed By Lee Chapman)

Zeitreise Remixed is the second self-released Field Rotation remix EP.

The original track "Zeitreise" was featured in the documentary score of "Neun Monate Winter" (Nine Months Winter) and has been composed back in 2009, when Field Rotation was more focused on down-tempo ambient music.

The EP features seven remixes. Some of them have been handpicked from a proper collection of remix submission during a contest that was open for a month and for everyone. Some have been contributed due to a personal invitation.

Monday, December 10, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Downfall of Gaia - Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes

Band: Downfall of Gaia
Album: Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes
Label: Metal Blade
Year: 2012

01. [Vulnus]
02. Drowning By Wing Beats
03. In The Rivers Bleak
04. I Fade Away
05. Beneath The Crown Of Cranes
06. Giving Their Heir To The Masses
07. [Asphyxia]

Downfall of Gaia's sophomore effort features the band's now signature dark atmosphere while effortlessly conveying a sense of hopelessness without quite reaching the desolation that has made Neurosis a household name. This time around though, the German outfit sacrifices a bit of density for a more sustained and thorough album. Reaching almost an hour, Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes showcases a bit more of a melodic side, like with the beginning of track “I Fade Away”. These almost harmonious moments serve as an incredibly well executed contrast to the dark depths of the remainder of the record while also offering some reprieve before the onslaught progresses yet again. 

The most impressive thing present in the record is the band's reluctance to rush their sound. Too many times has a band found a unique riff or melody only to accelerate headfirst into it, instead of letting yourself ease into it naturally. One of the defining moments in the record is towards the end, during the build up in the beginning of the track “Giving Their Heir to the Masses”. Rather than speed into the crescendo of the climax, the band plays a trick on you and actually slows the pace down to an almost unbearable crawl. As the listener, you can feel the summit of the mountain you've been climbing throughout the album, but it's just out of your grasp. Finally, after what seems like thousands of aeons, the height of your aural enterprise is reached, and made all the sweeter because of the tumultuous journey you experienced to get there. This is entirely indicative of the exploration required to penetrate the shell of this monstrosity. 

Sophomore releases are almost always defined as a maturing point in a young band's career, and Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes is an incredible example of growth and advancement. The album displays the ensemble becoming more confident in their sound, which only contributes to the overall experience. With the amalgamation of all these elements, and the execution of a band beyond its years, Downfall of Gaia make a huge statement with what could be one of the finest post metal records in recent memory.


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Band: Fourteen Twentysix

Band: Fourteen Twentysix
Album: In Halflight Our Soul Glows
Label: Mine All Mine Records
Year: 2012

01. Echo
02. Summer Snow
03. Sleepwalker
04. For A Second
05. Decelerate
06. Noon
07. Hollow
08. Fall From Gravity
09. Every Line (ft. Mick Moss)
10. Rush_Run (ft. Vera Dirkx)
11. Little Diamonds
12. Halflight
13. The Crossing
14. 23|59
15. Funeral Fire

Band: Fourteen Twentysix
Album: Lighttown Closure
Label: Mine All Mine Records
Year: 2010

01. AM
02. After The Storm
03. Closing Hours
04. Gone Today
05. Tonight I
06. Signals In The Sky
07. Descending
08. White Paint
09. Lashes

Band: Fourteen Twentysix
Album: Songs to Forget EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2010

01. Find Your Place
02. Waves to Forget
03. Ghost In This World
04. You Sleep Under The Trees
05. Dead Lights
06. These Wrists
07. When The Hart Dies

Fourteen Twentysix is the cryptic alias of Dutch’ atmospheric rockband, founded in Eindhoven in 2006.

Fourteen Twentysix delicately layes experimental alt/post rock, brooding electronics and fragile singer/songwriter, into melancholic, filmic songs. This is not music for the masses but music that demands listeners to take their time, allowing them to discover something new and different with each rotation. Started in 2006 as a solo project by ex-drummer Chris van der Linden, the project quickly grew into an exceptionally hardworking group that never fails to deliver on stage. The band has shared the stage with bands such as Turin Brakes (UK), Antimatter and Lis Er Stille.

The band, a self proclaimed group of “DIY professionals”, led bynChris van der Linden, is known to take its reputation quite seriously. Resigning from the international band contest Emergenza after winning its first round with a record total audience votes, the band acquired both media attention as well as applause from fellow artists. Openly questioning the moral values of such ‘shootout’ band contests, Chris commented “We aim to be commercial, not sellouts”.

Fourteen Twentysix are an advocate of modern, fast rising phenomena such as social media and free music distribution, has generated over 55.000 free music downloads, utilizing the power of the internet through websites such as Bandcamp, Last.

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Album: Locrian/Mamiffer – Bless Them That Curse You

Band: Locrian/Mamiffer
Album: Bless Them That Curse You
Label: Profound Lore
Year: 2012

01. In A Fulminic Blaze
02. Bless Them That Curse You
03. Corpus Luteum
04. Second Burial
05. Lechatelierite
06. Metis/Amaranthine/The Emperor

Chicago, Illinois LOCRIAN have been known to create prolific and genre defying and mesmerizing works within the realm of experimental music that they are now seen as one of the most in-demand bands within the scene. By creating waves of epic ambient noise mixed with elements of such genres as black metal and soundscape drone, LOCRIAN have developed a body of work that has only been progressing more and more since their inception.

MAMIFFER was initially founded by artist Faith Coloccia after the disbanding of her experimental project Everlovely Lightningheart, With MAMIFFER, Faith began to focus more on songwriting through the paino, fusing neo-classical elements and then incorporating ambient electronic hums and reductionist metal dirge. With MAMIFFER, Faith had collaborated with a myriad of musicians but found a steadiness with her main MAMIFFER co-conspirators Travis Rommeriem and her partner Aaron Turner (of ISIS/Hydra Head Records).

With “Bless Them That Curse You” (recorded at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studios in Chicago and mixed by Randall Dunn in Seattle), LOCRIAN and MAMIFFER have fused their unique styles together to create something of wonder and awe, an elegant and beautiful marriage of the many layers of sound present within the vast sound canvas both bands have laid forth to bring such a collaboration to fruition. A collaboration that had even exceeded and gone much further than what each band envisioned and expected when the mere thought of collaborating arose; a musical collaboration from two forward-thinking bands that was destined to happen.

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Album: Nadja - Dagdrøm

Band: Nadja
Album: Dagdrøm
Label: Broken Spine
Year: 2012

01. One Sense Alone
02. Falling Out Of Your Head
03. Dagdrøm
04. Space Time & Absence

Nadja is a duo of Aidan Baker & Leah Buckareff alternately based in Toronto & Berlin. The duo makes music that encompasses experimental/drone, ambient, shoegazer, & doom metal.

Dagdrøm contains four tracks that average 11 minutes each, and though they're presented as discrete pieces, each is similar in mood and execution, and each plays off the one before it as a variation on the same foreboding theme. "Falling Out of Your Head" effectively chops the riff of "One Sense Alone" in half and doubles the tension, leading a Spiderland-stark lurch to an accelerated, increasingly punishing climax; the title track immediately resumes the in-the-red onslaught, but gradually winds down, reducing its once-imposing refrain to expose the tranquil melody underpinning it. It's followed by the closing "Space Time & Absence", a song that likewise showcases Nadja's sonic extremities, but on an evermore epic scale: McNeilly's (the Jesus Lizard) galloping, tribal beat propels the song into a gargantuan groove, before yielding to a hushed, drawn-out comedown that keeps threatening to erupt once again, like a horror-movie villain that just won't stay dead. And therein lies the key to Dagdrøm's daunting mystique: You're never really sure if what you're hearing is the calm before the storm or the storm before the calm.

Saturday, December 08, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: Kashiwa Daisuke - April.#19

Friday, December 07, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Pray For Sound - Monophonic

Band: Pray For Sound
Album: Monophonic
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Stereophonic
02. Tympanoplasty
03. Retrogression (Part 1)
04. Retrogression (Part 2)
05. Monophonic

Inspired by Bruce's struggle with hearing loss, Monophonic takes the listener on an emotional roller coaster. In 2005, doctors discovered a destructive cyst called a cholesteatoma growing inside Bruce's left ear. After surgical removal of the cyst and reconstruction of his ear, he was left with severe hearing loss, tinnitus, and reoccurring ear pain. These emotional experiences were translated into the music and artwork that make up Monophonic.

All music written, performed and produced by Bruce Malley.
Mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg.
Artwork by Sean Buckley at Aggressive Logo Design.

Official Site
Thursday, December 06, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: M83 - Wait

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Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. El Topo
02. Hannibal
03. Son Of Ugly Box
04. Funny Paper Fax Machine
05. God Bless The Poor Bankers
06. Smackblossoms

HANDLINGNOISE was founded in Helsinki, Finland as an ambient/noise –project in 2007. It was started for a one-off performance at a club for experimental music. Shortly after the concert they were joined by a drummer, which opened up a load of new possibilities. Due to their different musical backgrounds and influences that range from minimal electronic music to metal their own style became very multifaceted.

They wanted to develop a distinctive sound also from the production point of view, so they started recording material on their own in 2008. In the beginning they did this at training spaces and summer cottages using their own and some borrowed equipment. As the project evolved and they realized that these recordings were growing into an album, they also went to record in a studio. HANDLINGNOISE finished work on their debut album in the spring of 2012 and it was mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket Mastering, Montreal, Canada.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012 0 Engineers

Compilation: Various Artists - Both Sides Suffer Heavy Losses, But We Faced An Unavoidable Conclusion

Band: Various Artists
Album: Both Sides Suffer Heavy Losses, But We Faced An Unavoidable Conclusion
Label: Unseen Our Voice
Year: 2012

01. Adolf Plays The Jazz - Drive
02. - Raindrops And Oceans
03. Sleepstream - The Spirit
04. The Jesterdays - Tricky Moon
05. Misuse - Dear Hunter
06. Quiet Pliz! - Alla Prima
07. Absent Without Leave - Faded Photographs
08. Gravitysays_i - The Urge O f Identity, The Figures O f Enormous Grey
09. Tuber - Smoked Up Notes
10. I Am No Hero - F 16
11. Afformance - Countryside Somnambulance
12. Mani Deum - At The End Of The Street
13. One Hour Before The Trip - 5474
14. Figurant - Dead Tree
15. Calf - Dorian Grey Killed The Last Vestiges Of His Conciousness
16. SnoozeLoop - Eksi (feat P.Stoikos)
17. Deadfile - A Girl Called Dust Storm
18. Hior Chronik - Starving But Happy Edition
19. Accra Minoa - Broken Tympanic Bone
20. GoodLuckWithTheBombs - Sirens
21. The Wedding - Sterko
22. Whodoes - 5 PM

"Both Sides Suffer Heavy Losses, But We Faced An Unavoidable Conclusion" is a specially curated selection of our favourite Greek ambient, post-rock, post-metal, experimental, shoegaze artists.
Please listen, share and enjoy. The future for Greek music is bright.
*Hope, Answers, Fight, Dreamers ... More Hope For Greece*

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Video: Caspian - Halls Of Summer (Performance Video)

Monday, December 03, 2012 0 Engineers

Stream: Cult Of Luna - I: The Weapon (Single)

Mighty Subterranea coverstars Cult Of Luna release new album Vertikal on January 25 via Indie, and you can stream a song from the album, I: The Weapon, right here, right now.

Official Site
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Compilation: Various Artists - Fall Is A House Of Gold And Rain

Band: Various Artists
Album: Fall Is A House Of Gold And Rain
Label: Voxxov Records
Year: 2012

01. Access To Arasaka - Joyce
02. VNDL - Orangé
03. Paskine - North
04. Pleq - Comet
05. ~Liv - Sdet
06. Fedaden - Çocuk
07. Kesson - Jihad Blues
08. r.roo - Empty Dreams
09. Yvat - Petrology Of Ice Cream
10. Atmogat - Sgn
11. Trdlx - Felaroff
12. Frank Riggio - Vulqkrom
13. Tapage - Moonship
14. Esoteric Sob - Everyday Stories
15. Melorman - Rising High
16. DNN - So Far Apart
17. Infinite Scale - A Spectacle Fit For Monarch
18. Normotone (feat. Usher) - Cold Summer Nights

"It was in the fall of 2011 that Mourad Kachroud and Vinnie Blandin-Canonne had the idea to launch a new french label, VoxxoV Records, which is meant to put into shape their vision of electronic music: a particular sense of ambient music, glitch and electroacoustic compositions. Definitely independent, VoxxoV will give priority to limited yet original and valuable physical editions. We hope to see you numerous – listeners and artists alike – in following and supporting us in the mental travels we immerse you into. "

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Compilation: Various Artists - Faith In A Wet Season

Band: Various Artists
Album: Faith In A Wet Season
Label: Voxxov Records
Year: 2012

01. M. Ostermeier - Flying South
02. James Murray - Last Call
03. Nebulo - Rustles VS Muscles
04. Strïe - Latent Hours
05. Damian Valles - Continuum
06. Teho Teardo - Several Tree Huggers Were Found Dead
07. Spheruleus - Enclaven
08. Maps & Diagrams - Distance Kills me
09. Fabio Orsi - Step Inside
10. Quinn Walker - Norae
11. Field Rotation - Continuum
12. Hakobune - Glistering
13. Wil Bolton - Magenta
14. William Ryan Fritch - The Treshing Floor

"It was in the fall of 2011 that Mourad Kachroud and Vinnie Blandin-Canonne had the idea to launch a new french label, VoxxoV Records, which is meant to put into shape their vision of electronic music: a particular sense of ambient music, glitch and electroacoustic compositions. Definitely independent, VoxxoV will give priority to limited yet original and valuable physical editions. We hope to see you numerous – listeners and artists alike – in following and supporting us in the mental travels we immerse you into. "

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