I think part of the fun of being on multiple social networks with this blog is getting to see the different audiences we reach. Recently an Italian musician sent over his latest work, yet all I could think about was trying to figure out where I recognized the volume settings folder. Finally it came to me…tumblr. I kind of love that connection.
I try not to identify with specific genres on this blog – it’s more or less a blanket of songs I’m obsessed with at any given moment. But every so often I hear something a bit out of my realm. Atmospheric instrumentals and droning synths that range to almost post-rock at times can completely stop me in my tracks.
This sort of music puts me in a completely pensive mood, and I really enjoy that. Just as some music can hype you up, I love to let other sounds bring me down. Fresh off of the German label, Organic Industries, tune your ears to his latest release, Ivan Hoe and Other Tales.
Dark and ambient, this isn’t a listen for everyone’s ears but certainly ideal for your late nights.
BONUS: Also check out his newest track that’s featured on HLF/PIN’s latest compilation. God, I love the Italian audio samples.
This is all my ears need at the very moment. Melodies that trail on, minimal layers of instrumentation, and glassed over vocals. Meet Luxembourg’s A Quiet State.
A simple, anonymous bedroom project that straddles the line of ambient electronic music and post-rock, looping instrumentals – I really enjoy the diversity and exploration that’s apparent in his upcoming album, Bear. Listen to a couple of tracks he’s released so far and mark your calendars for the March 1st debut. Enjoy.
Another wonderful gem waiting to be heard from deep within my inbox.
Guilty Ghosts, the moniker used by Tristan O’Donnell, is highly textured ambient rock that lies more on the lighter end of the spectrum. The droned-guitars layer wonderfully over the rest of his talented production skills. I really dig the entire feel for O’Donnell’s latest release, Trespasser, which feels introspective yet glides from track to track. There’s even some break beats thrown in the mix.
Take a listen below and grab a copy at your own price.
The perfect music for your Saturday, enjoy.
Cinematic and wonderful are the words that came to mind the moment I pressed play on a submission from the ambient/post-rock project of Thomas Buschbach.
Buried deep within the blog’s inbox, the intricately textured music brings out stunning yet haunting sounds to life. I really enjoy the use of synthesizers, minimal guitars, and the lush accompaniment of orchestral strings.
This is music to get lost in, something to consciously sit in the background of your tasks at hand while each track gently builds and builds. Listen below and discover more about Dying Machines here.
Driving guitars and crazy synth play will certainly be a good way to start your day. You’ve got off tomorrow, live like it’s Friday.
When the stars align and the timing is right, I pick a new country to focus heavily on. Also known as my days off.
Lately, the media has been painting a pretty dire picture of Mexico, especially with some of the recent and horrific headlines. This has only made me want to explore further, to hear the influences and stories of a country that I’m sure wants to break free of dangerous assumptions.
From what I’ve learned after pouring through tons of different Mexican artists is that the country has a truly distinct sound. And they love their fucking guitars. Like, check out this band named Deficit de Atencion.
Sometimes they’ve got sparse guitar riffs and then other times they go all loud, crunchy, and post-rock. El Eterno EP, is one hazy collection of songs that seems fitting for coastal highways with the windows rolled down. It’s Memorial Day this weekend isn’t it?
It’s been quite awhile since I’ve shared an expressive, post-rock instrumental.
In All Will Be Quiet’s latest track, “The First Day, pt. 2,” there’s a monumental build up with the drums and simple guitar while the strings gradually make their way in, flushing out the entire song. There’s some weight attached to their sound, like that faint double kick drum once the electric guitars become anthem-like, I totally dig that.
Based out of Helsinki, the group are getting ready to release their debut album, On The First Day, this month. It’s described as “a story about our society collapsing and rising from the ashes.” Now that’s heavy.
I love the noise (and I mean that in the best way possible) that’s been coming out of Philadelphia lately.
Just brought to my attention, The Stammer, are a new four piece that combine jangly indie rock and 80′s styled vocals. Their self-titled debut is only a handful of tracks but really highlights their reverb-rock sound, making each individual song stand out on its own.
I really dig the bassline in my favorite track, “The Last Time,” which conjures up sepia tone images, sun-scorched pavement, and ringer tees.
And if you need anymore reasons why Philadelphia is tops, check this new web series that came out featuring 101 Philadelphians in 101 days.
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I’m kind of taken aback by Psittacines‘ (pronounced Sit-Uh-Signs) Summer Sounds EP.
It’s a fun-loving album that’s full of lush low ends and lots of tape hiss. Jason Pevey (the solo artist behind it all) describes the EP as:
Dedicated to Summer weather, the sky, the sun, the grass, and the moon. And Molly.
Sit back and enjoy the expansive synths, dreamy electronica, smooth melodies, and hints of nature. Grab the entire album for free on bandcamp.
“Undefinable?” I like undefinable.
Shy Guy Says are a group hailing from the Midwest who have been playing together since 2008. They certainly do sound like a melting pot of shoegaze, math and progressive rock with whatever else they feel like throwing in the mix. But, it works for them.
Sucaphrenia is the band’s first full release and it’s wonderfully laid out. I like the transition from track to track, instrumental to vocals, uptempo to experimental; this album has it all. Take a full listen and grab the album for yourself here.