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Posts tagged "Post Rock"
Barst – The Endeavour (Consouling Sounds)

Barst – The Endeavour (Consouling Sounds)

Apparently this is the seventh release from Belgian collective Barst. I can’t say I know much about the first five but last album ‘The Western Lands’ went down a treat. Imaginative, experimental and with literary source going back to William S Burroughs it really enchanted.. Read More
Svalbard - It's Hard To Have Hope (Holy Roar)

Svalbard – It’s Hard To Have Hope (Holy Roar)

They sure know how to pick their bands at Holy Roar Records. Svalbard is certainly another stroke of genius. This perfect, angry, energy-laden mixture of melodic death metal, hardcore, crust punk and post-rock with female vocals and socially critical lyrics will no doubt gather a.. Read More
Charun – Mundus Cereris (Third I Rex)

Charun – Mundus Cereris (Third I Rex)

Sardinian band Charun, not to be confused with Finland’s Charon, are a post rock band. The fact that Isis’s James Plotkin mastered this album says much. After getting us firmly into the groove with a swampy start, “Malacoda” sends us into epic and emotional worlds.. Read More
Long Distance Calling - Vienna, B72, 9/3/2018

Long Distance Calling – Vienna, B72, 9/3/2018

One of the most impressive things here is public transport. It is incredibly well organized, it will virtually get you everywhere and it isn’t expensive. You can buy a ticket for 24, 48, or 72 hours and ride anywhere and as long as you want... Read More
Hemelbestormer - A Ring of Blue Light (Ván)

Hemelbestormer – A Ring of Blue Light (Ván)

Hemelbestormer are four gentlemen from Belgium with a musical background in hardcore, doom and black metal. Their new album, A Ring of Blue Light, features instrumental post-rock with ambient, experimental and doom elements. All tracks have been named after astronomical phenomena, the last track, The.. Read More
Long Distance Calling – Boundless (InsideOut)

Long Distance Calling – Boundless (InsideOut)

The main subject in the paintings of 19th century German painter Casper David Friedrich is nature. If the paintings feature people, they are portrayed with their backs towards the viewer. The people appear to be contemplating nature, its vastness, its force, the decay of man-made.. Read More
Onyric Joy – Tales From The First Light (MMMmusic)

Onyric Joy – Tales From The First Light (MMMmusic)

As ever, one of the great joys of this reviewing lark is hearing bands that I’d be unlikely to encounter with my normal random sweeps though the potential musical goldmine that is the internet, and having recently had helpings of Prog from France, Austria, and.. Read More
Aerolith – Aerolith & Aerolith II (Jumping High Records)

Aerolith – Aerolith & Aerolith II (Jumping High Records)

So, what is Aerolith? Care of my very amateur science background, without having to looking it up I know it’s a form of meteorite, mainly of a rocky composition. It’s also, therefore, a very appropriate name for a self-defined space-rock band, in this case an.. Read More
Deconstructing Sequence - Cosmic Progression: An Agonizing Journey Through Oddities of Space (S/R)

Deconstructing Sequence – Cosmic Progression: An Agonizing Journey Through Oddities of Space (S/R)

This is extreme progressive art, a combination of extreme metal, progressive, avant-garde and post rock music. Deconstructing Sequence fell out of the ashes of the black metal band Northwail. The title is grandiose. So is the energy-charged start which soars through the roof and sounds.. Read More
Slowrun – Passage (S/R)

Slowrun – Passage (S/R)

Subtle flavours are what I experienced on Slowrun’s albums “Prologue” and “Resonance”. Now, two years on, the Finnish instrumental band has released this EP in which to weave their ambient magic. The first of the two tracks takes us immediately into a dreamworld, almost akin.. Read More
Collapse Under the Empire – The Fallen Ones (Finaltune Records)

Collapse Under the Empire – The Fallen Ones (Finaltune Records)

We are gently led into an epic soundscape. This is the duo’s sixth album of electronic post rock. The mere title “The Fallen Ones” suggests gloom and melancholy but whilst the title track has a sultry air, the progression is calming and lush. The post.. Read More
The Kahless Clone - Our Never-Ending Loneliness (S/R)

The Kahless Clone – Our Never-Ending Loneliness (S/R)

For some reason the last couple of November’s Doom albums didn’t seem to hit our radar, shame as I have always quite liked the band ‘The Pale Haunt Departure’ 2005 being a particular favourite. The reason I am mentioning this is that guitarist Vito Marchese.. Read More