Monday, July 31, 2017 0 Engineers

Video: BOG - Fellow Traveller

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Streaming: Twilight In Versailles - Möbius

Band: Twilight In Versailles
Album: Möbius
Label: Self Released
Year: 2017

01. Möbius
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Möbius is a comprised of a single 80-minute composition. The album features multiple movements and a plethora of sound textures.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 0 Engineers

Compilation: Various Artists - Open Language: Volume II

Band: Various Artists
Album: Open Language: Volume II (Side A)
Label: A Thousand Arms
Year: 2017

01. Heron - Shores
02. Vasudeva - Turnstile
03. Shipwreck Karpathos - Bring Down The Sky
04. KYOTY - R
05. Seeress - Attractor
06. Legendary Skies - Beyond The Horizon
07. Sioum - Welcome To New Beginnings And Technological Advancements
08. X SUNS - Twelve Hours
09. Long Hallways - A Butterfly On The Battlefield
10. Ravena - Teraphim
11. Deadhorse - Corruption
12. ARCHIATOR - The Mast
13. HarborLights - And Yet It Moves
14. This Patch Of Sky - Bella Muerte
15. The Mighty Missoula - Regression
16. Outrun The Sunlight - Remaining In A Constant State Of Discomfort
17. From Oceans To Autumn - Arrival
18. Glacier - Though They Be Red Like Crimson, They Shall Be As Wool.
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"Open Language: Volume II [Side A]"is a compilation featuring post-rock bands solely from the United States. 

Band: Various Artists
Album: Open Language: Volume II (Side B)
Label: A Thousand Arms
Year: 2017

01. Sound Architects - Amihan
02. Glasgow Coma Scale - Southern Crosses
03. Run Golden Boys - Aurum
04. NOIR|REVA - Nuance
05. Antethic - Modulor
06. Closet Disco Queen - Délicieux
07. Celestial Wolves - Aeolist, Descend!
08. Black Sails For Red Seas - Silfra
09. Faltre - Riven
10. Astralia - Exhale
11. We Stood Like Kings - Night Owl
12. City By The Sea - Chicago
13. Niño Koi - Nigredo
14. GENA - Past
15. Only Echoes Remain - Distant Echoes
16. The Ills - Laugh Will Tear Us Apart
17. Lazybones Flame Kids - A Ride In An Amusement Park
18. Spruce Trap - Preparing To Leave All This; Preparing To Leave
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"Open Language: Volume II [Side B]"is a compilation featuring post-rock bands from around the world.

Within the A Thousand Arms circle, post-rock has come to be known as “the global scene that acts like a local.” Those working within the genre know that its reach is worldwide, and due to its nature as a largely-instrumental form, boundaries and borders are rendered insignificant. Working within a niche art form necessitates a sense of togetherness, one that forms the bedrock of artist relations.Without language barriers, the music is left to speak for itself, and the translation is universal. Steadying itself on this “open language,”A Thousand Arms has spent the past year and a half dedicating itself to making the world of post-rock a bit smaller, joining bands from all over the map onto free compilation albums and giving them a platform to be discovered and enjoyed by a wider audience. In some cases, this project has even acquainted bands with one another, opening them up to new allies across the world.

In July of 2016, “Open Language: Volume I” debuted, featuring two “sides,” each available for individual download. Side A collected 17American bands, while 17 international artists comprised Side B. Te comp included track premieres by Bright Like the Sun, Ranges,Coastlands and Rhone. Ten, in January 2017, “Hemispheres: Volume I” emerged, using a similar template – this time, Side A featured bands from the Northern Hemisphere, while Side B surveyed the Southern. Track premieres were provided by Au Revoir, Appalaches,Of the Vine, Old Solar, Sleeping Bear, Glories and Into Orbit. Both comps feature artwork by individuals actively working within the post-rock scene – Brian Morgante of Flesh & Bone Design (“Open Language”) and Xavi Forne of Error! Design (“Hemispheres”).

The calendar has come back around and it is time now for “Open Language: Volume II.” Gathering some of their favorite tracks from albums released in the past year, this volume again covers both an American half and an international half. It brings together a large collection of exciting new artists as well as a few long-standing favorites, and features exclusive artwork by LUXINVICTUS. With its fingers placed firmly on the pulse of the global post-rock scene, A Thousand Arms is confident that it is bringing you some of the best that the genre has had to offer in recent months. Of course, this is meant as a vehicle for discovery, and the hope is that it acts as a launching pad for even more joyful exploration. Amongst many great tracks, listeners will find exclusive premieres from LegendarySkies, Deadhorse, KYOTY and We Stood Like Kings. “Open Language, Volume II” is available for free download on A Thousand Arms’ Bandcamp page since Friday, July 28th, 2017. - David Zeidler of Arctic Drones

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 0 Engineers

Streaming: From Oceans To Autumn - Ether​/​Return To Earth

Band: From Oceans To Autumn
Album: Ether​/​Return To Earth
Label: Self Released
Year: 2017

01. Quintessence/Core
02. Medium
03. Air/Elysium
04. Stratus//Vapor
05. Arrival
06. Live Again
07. Visible Light II
08. Keep A Watchful Eye
09. Isle
10. 211 South
11. Reconnect
12. Through The Ages
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From Oceans To Autumn is an atmospheric post-rock/metal band from Charlotte, NC, USA.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 0 Engineers

Video: Blak - In The Absence Of Light - Eigengrau

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Album: Hexis - Tando Ashanti

Band: Hexis
Album: Tando Ashanti
Label: Alerta Antifascista, Halo Of Flies
Year: 2017

01. Tando
02. Ashanti
03. Molestus
04. Ritualis
05. Calamitas
06. Nocturnus
07. Opacus
08. Cordolium
09. Resurrectio
10. Septem
11. Praesagium

Hexis is a band from Copenhagen, Denmark, playing a mix of hardcore and doomy black metal. The band has existed since 2010, but has already played almost 300 shows in The US, Canada, Japan, Cuba, Island, Russia, the UK and all-over Europe.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 0 Engineers

Video: Celeste - Cette Chute Brutale

Friday, July 14, 2017 0 Engineers

Recommendation: Sonic Black Holes - Disclosure

Band: Sonic Black Holes
Album: Disclosure
Label: Self Released
Year: 2017

01. Tsar
02. As Close As Forever Gets
03. Cope
04. White Sands Losing Grounds
05. Aleppo
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Sonic Black Holes is an instrumental post-rock band from Hamburg, Germany.

Music for driving through illuminated cities at night.

No samples or keyboards used in the making of this recording. Long live the microphone! Darkness and a proper stereo recommended.

Monday, July 10, 2017 0 Engineers

Streaming: Dead Register - Fiber

Band: Dead Register
Album: Fiber
Label: AVR Records / Throne Records
Year: 2017

01. Alone
02. Fiber
03. Drawing Down
04. Grave
05. Entwined
06. Incendiary
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Dead Register is a genre-bending, monolithic, gothic-tinged, gloomy, melodic, “doom-gaze” based in Atlanta. In late 2013, M. Chvasta (vocals, bass, bass vi) recruited his wife, Avril Che for her bass synth, textures, keys, and background vocal accompaniment. Skeletons of mechanical songs were created with programmed beats, which were replaced in 2014 by the refined drumming of Chad Williams.

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Thursday, July 06, 2017 0 Engineers

Video: Raw In Sect - Therion

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 0 Engineers

Streaming: Black Hole Distortion - Abyssal

Band: Black Hole Distortion
Album: Abyssal
Label: Self Released
Year: 2017

01. Abyssal I
02. Abyssal II
03. Abyssal III
04. Abyssal IV
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Black Hole Distortion is a post/experimental band from Athens, Greece.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017 0 Engineers

Album: Moonraccoon - Sunrise City

Band: Moonraccoon
Album: Sunrise City
Label: Self Released
Year: 2017

01. The Launch
02. Rendezvous
03. Afterlife
04. Legacy
05. On the Run
06. Just in Time
07. Final Hour
08. Endgame
09. Stardust

Moonraccoon is a synthwave / retrowave band from Sweden. No further info is available.

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The Inquisition: 089.Synopsys

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

To be honest, the name of the band was already Synopsys before we started to bring our project the way it is today. We played different styles of music in our past musical explorations. But as we are quite often qualified as a cinematographic band, we think that the word synopsis, as we use it for a summary of a film, is something quite close to our musical style.

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?

We use all the ways that we can to create songs. We like to think that we try to let the music go its own way, so every moment of creation is important for us. Jamming could open some doors that computer composition can not, and inversely. For this album, we recorded a lot of material, at the studio, everyone by it own at home, sometimes phones memos or complete composed track on computer. Then we decided to chose and combine all these sounds / tracks / riffs to make an album. At this step we built a pre-production on computer to know what the album will sound like and to organise the tracks.

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

A lot of different influences. Post-rock and metal naturally but a lot of classical music, electro experimental, classic rock, ambient music, films, books … We let inspiration comes from all possible ways.

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

As we are 5 we had to pick more than one album, but Isis’s Oceanic / Autechre LP5 / Led Zeppelin eponymous & Black album from Metallica are our favorite albums if we have to choose one for each musician.

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

Led Zeppelin - eponymous, Nirvana - From the muddy banks of the wishkah, Wu Tang - WACDC - Ball Breaker, Metallica - Kill Em All

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

Probably Russian Circle and Isis if one day they come back to stage.

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?

Synopsys is a musical project with not label yet. Like most bands we are doing everything by ourselves. And internet and blogs are very useful to spread our music around. Because of its direct links to the band’s music, it make it easy to be discovered by people from all around the globe. We are already surprised to send our physical supports to Russia, Canada, Norway… But that's thanks to blogs like post-engeenering.

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

We like Bandcamp because it is a most complete platform. You can sell merchandising. But Spotify is perhaps more « sharing around » and is clearly used by more people. But when someone buy your music on Bandcamp, the possibility to decide a price higher than the band ask is important for the artist support. Not because that we raise more money, we do not make music for money first, but because of how encouraging it is. There is something more friendly with Bandcamp. We can send email to thanks our fans and keep a good contacts with them. We think it is an important side of the music-sharing support we use, and Bandcamp do it well.

9. Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

We hope we’ll have spend many times on stage, and composed one more album, exploring news soundscapes and collaborating with new artists again and again.

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

As we are two graphic designers and visual artists in the band, we like to think that artworks are important. And it seems to be, as we can read some comments from new listeners who come sometimes first for the visual side of the project. It can sound marketing-like but this just some analysis to help us to answer the question.On an other point of view, the artistic point of view, Artwork are also important for us because of the cinematographic aspect of our music. That’s why we made the artwork for « Le temps du rêve » quite abstract and metaphoric. As our music and lyrics could be.

11. What is you favorite album cover?

Pink floyd - Dark side of the moon

Neurosis - Times of grace

Red hot chili peppers - Californication

Nirvana - Nevermind

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?

Vinyls have something about affective. Because, we think, of their analog aspect. We know that today every vinyl have been recorded on computer, and the recorded sounds are no-more 100% analog if you consider the work from recording / mixing on computer before engraving vinyl. But there is something more affective. The large artwork probably. The manipulation of the object before listening. There is a real interaction with the object and the sound, vibrations, defaults …

13. What's the most vivid story or moment as a band?

One of our best experience as a band was when we played a cine-concert (concert film) inside a wonderful movie theatre in Avignon. The screen behind us was so big ! Peoples sitting in their armchairs and we really felt the interaction between sound and images. A vibrant moment for us !

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