Apr 21, 2014

Nanaki - Afterlight EP



Artist: Nanaki
Album: Afterlight Ep
Genre: post-rock, instrumental, alternative
Year: 2014
Label: Small Bear Records
Web: buy
Bitrate: your choice/name your price

Postcode guitarist Mikie Daugherty kicked off 2014 with the release of an EP in his Nanaki guise.  Released once again by Small Bear Records, the five-track Afterlight EP contains music that was recorded in the autumn of 2013 whilst Postcode was regrouping with a new drummer, with a cover painted by brilliant Leeds-based artist Grace Turner.
Back in the early-to-mid part of the last decade Nanaki was an instrumental Post-Rock-type band based on the Isle of Man, at a time that such a thing was not really deemed socially acceptable in the local scene.  Known for their intense performances and excessive volume, Nanaki only released one album in their lifetime, the exceedingly limited-edition Fashion Is The Enemy Of All Art, back in The Summer Of Rock, 2003.  That record predated the existence of Nanaki as a full band, having been written and recorded by Mikie and, on some songs, bassist Emma Ryan before the addition of extra personnel to the line-up.  This new EP was recorded in a similar manner, with all instrumentation being handled by Mikie, with no intention to return to live performance with other musicians.  Perhaps less obviously Post-Rock than the live band had been, Afterlight also sees Nanaki explore new areas, including experimentation with tempo changes and, in Saint Alessa, a 'concept' piece of sorts (though that is irrelevant to the listener, it was simply a new method of writing).

1 Antisocial Media 3:45
2 Regretfully, I Must Decline Your Invitation 5:26
3 Fuck Spotify 7:39
4 When Legs Go Bad 4:04
5 Saint Alessa 7:42 


Collapse Under The Empire - Stairs To The Redemption (song)



Artist: Collapse Under The Empire

Genre: post-rock
Year: 2014
Label: Finaltune Records
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 

the cool German band with a song from the upcoming new record "Sacrifice & Isolation", check out the video.

1 Stairs To The Redemption 5:43

Apr 16, 2014

Luz París - Tierra de Conejos


Artist: Luz París
Album: Tierra de Conejos
Genre: indie rock, post-rock
Year: 2009
Web: buy, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: 320 | 100
Other posts: Dormir Con El Ruido De La Lluvia

1 Tierra de conejos 4:06
2 Río negro 3:41
3 mil zombies contra mil robots 7:04
4 evitando la caida 4:55
5 la calma (que antecede al huracan) 6:32
6 el huracan 4:57
7 television 3:58
8 miami 278 8:29

Apr 13, 2014

Les Lesbiennes - Giorni felici



Artist: Les Lesbiennes
Album: Giorni felici
Genre: alternative, indie rock, stoner rock
Year: 2014
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace
Bitrate: your choice|

duo from Marceddì, Sardinia, Italy.
1 All'occhio alieno 4:05
2 Baal 4:46
3 Caffè arabica 3:28
4 Qualcosa da fare 3:53
5 Tempo per cambiare 5:44
6 Carne 3:49
7 Cani grandi 3:46
8 Giorni felici 4:02
9 Adesso 4:56
10 Barelliere romantico 4:59

Apr 10, 2014

Girls In Hawaii - Plan your escape


Artist: Girls In Hawaii
Album: Plan Your Escape
Genre: indie rock, indie pop
Year: 2008
Label: 62 TV Records
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: 192 | 68
Other posts: From Here to There


1 This Farm Will End Up In Fire 4:13
2 Soun Of The Sons 3:50
3 Bored 4:52
4 5.20.22 1:16
5 Shades Of Time 3:55
6 Fields Of Gold 6:17
7 Couples On TV 2:05
8 Grasshopper 2:08
9 Colors 5:22
10 Birthday Call 5:21
11 Road To Luna 2:22
12 Coral 0:56
13 Summer Storm 4:15
14 Plan Your Escape 3:10

Apr 8, 2014

Theos - Ouroboros EP



Artist: Theos
Album: Ouroboros Ep
Genre: ambient, experimental, progressive
Year: 2012
Web: buy
Bitrate: your choice

Located in central Georgia, Theos is a project spearheaded by Richard Grenko. The focus of the project is to express musical construction, and promote interest in the experimental nature of progressive music.

new album "A Recollection of Dreams" coming up, sample

1 Light of Theos 2:13
2 Rise to Arms, Fall to Ashes 8:33
3 The Perpetual Grip of a Looped Infinity 1:38
4 Eternity All 6:12
5 Always and Forever/ Forever and Always 1:41
6 The Broken Chain of the Ouroboros 6:14

Apr 4, 2014

Apr 2, 2014

Commonplaces - Catch It There


Artist: Commonplaces
Album: Catch It There
Genre: instrumental rock
Year: 2014
Web: buy
Bitrate~Size: 320 | 95

We are Commonplaces,an instrumental rock band from the southerm of Spain.We´re presenting our second album "catch it there" and we play a rock somehow influenced by Tortoise,Oceansize,Fugazi, Pelican.......

1 Achilles heals 5:23
2 Arch Stanton 5:44
3 Mariló Montero, the witchdoctor 6:35
4 Elephants to come 6:36
5 Grand format 7:25
6 Saltshine + 5:50
7 Elephants to come (Music Komite review) 3:59

Mar 29, 2014

onj. - Opposition



Artist: onj.
Album: Opposition
Genre: post-rock
Year: 2014
Web: buy, facebook
Bitrate~Size:  V0 (~259) | 47

Opposition, our debut release, is a collection of three stories involving resentment, attempted suicide by cop, arson, addiction, and ultimately of the resistance people face in their lives. Currently, Marklar Klepac and Joel Wolfe play guitar, Dylan Webb is on drums, and Sean McAusland on bass. Although we only recently released Opposition, we are closing in on finishing the writing process for another record, which will be much longer than Opposition. Soon we will begin the recording process.

1 Northside 9:57
2 Objects 6:59
3 Corners 8:39

Mar 24, 2014

Au Revoir Borealis - Dark Enough for Stars


Artist: Au Revoir Borealis
Album: Dark Enough for Stars
Genre: post-rock, shoegaze, dream pop
Year: 2008
Label: Utter East
Web: buy, last.fm
Bitrate~Size: V0 (~211) | 77

Au Revoir Borealis is a collective of musicians from Detroit, Michigan who write songs that are epic, expansive and rather cinematic in nature. The group was formed in 1998 by a few art school friends as an opportunity to experiment and play with sound.
They received much fanfare with the release of their highly regarded debut recording, “Tienken”, in 2000. College radio, music press and online message boards throughout the U.S. and Europe began spreading the word of their soaring sound and beautiful vocals. Since then, they have have attained a loyal cult following of listeners.
Now they present their latest album, “Dark Enough for Stars” – a billowy and intimate collection of thoughtful songs anchored by a blizzard of guitars wrapped around the voice of Stephenie Halpert McWalters. This recording reveals a matured sense of songwriting and arrangement by its members and finds them exploring a more organic and orchestral approach to their sound by including pianos, cellos and violins in the mix alongside the waves of reverbed guitar and crashing drums. 

1 The Winter Room 4:54
2 Dark Western 3:59    
3 The World Is Too Much With Us 4:26
4 Bella Ballerina 5:21
5 By The Stream 1:50
6 Art Of Film 4:34
7 Genius Of Escape Who Will Startle And Amaze 4:36
8 Stella, My Brightest Star 5:31
9 The Key 3:22
10 Breeze In The Tree 3:28
11 Maps Of The Sky 5:48
12 After The Snowstorm 3:15

Mar 20, 2014

Australasia - Sin4tr4



Artist: Australasia
Album: Sin4tr4
Genre: post-rock with a touch of black metal, shoegaze, electronica
Year: 2012
Label: self-released
Web: buy, last.fm, soundcloud
Bitrate~Size: 320 | 51
Other posts: Twin Peaks

recommended, been listening a lot to this. Australasia is a one-man project from Italy and he's such a nice guy, if you enjoy this release try if you can Vertebra because is also very good.

1 Antenna 2:56
2 Spine 4:23
3 Apnea 2:38
4 Scenario 2:26
5 Satellite 2:53
6 Retina 3:06
7 Fragile 3:55

Mar 14, 2014

Meg Myers - Make A Shadow EP


Artist: Meg Myers
Album: Make A Shadow Ep
Genre: alternative rock, art pop
Year: 2014
Label: Atlantic
Web: buy, last.fm 
Bitrate~Size: 320 | 45

I definitely love this girl, if you enjoyed "daughter in the choir" try this one. Video for the powerful "Desire" below.

1 Desire 4:44
2 Go 2:57
3 Make a Shadow 4:22
4 Heart Heart Head 4:11
5 The Morning After 3:23

Mar 12, 2014

Great Reversals/Sunlight Ascending Split 7"




Artists: Great Reversals/Sunlight Ascending
Album: Split 7"
Genre: post-rock, post-hardcore
Year: 2014
Label: self-released
Web: buy, last.fm Great Reversals, last.fm Sunlight Ascending
Bitrate~Size: V0 (~281) | 23

Great Reversals: We play 90's inspired hardcore with some melodic, slight post-rock influence.
Sunlight is a straight up instrumental post rock band.
thanks for contacting me Eric.

Sunlight Ascending  - Momentum Wheel 6:36
Great Reversals - Renaissance 5:04

Mar 11, 2014

Bleak Fiction - Prolonged Memory



Artist: Bleak Fiction
Album: Prolonged Memory
Genre: ambient, drone
Year: 2014
Web: buy, last.fm, facebook
Bitrate~Size: V0 (~203) | 68

Bleak Fiction is a one-man project from Argentina. It features dark ambient and drone music. BF was born at 2011 with the purpose of recreate mental states of dreams, depression, hope, solitude and introspection.
"Prolonged Memory" is the third LP of Bleak Fiction. It features ambient/drone with some post-rock influence. The concepts are about solitude, memories, love, thoughts, dreams and wishes.

1 Forelsket 9:37
2 Prolonged Memory 7:12
3 Solace (For Lonely Ones) 6:52
4 Uitwaaien 2:53
5 Aura (Feat. Proyecto Lazarus) 11:02
6 Pillow In Head, Long Faces 6:09
7 Masochist Wrist 3:00

Mar 9, 2014

ef·fort - In Snow


Artist: ef·fort
Album: In Snow
Genre: post-rock

Web: buy/stream 

worth checking out.

1 HAAJ 12:10
2 Red Towers 9:08
3 ef·fort 4:30
4 Our Rusted Father Sleeps 12:25
5 Western 3:16

Australasia - Twin Peaks



Artist: Australasia
Genre: post-rock, ambient
Year: 2014

Web: bandcamp, soundcloud, last.fm
Bitrate~Size: 320 | 10
Other posts: Sin4tr4

Australasia recorded a cover version of Angelo Badalamenti's timeless theme for “Twin Peaks”.
It is a homage to an immortal and influent composer but also a way to share a precious childhood memory.
In 1990 “Twin Peaks”  appeared on italian TV, frightening and attracting people with the mysterious aura surrounding its images.
But what really made it stand out was the gloomy atmosphere of its otherworldly and ethereal soundtrack.
That soundtrack is where Australasia comes from and is meant to be a way to show where the project is headed.

very good, check out that beautiful video below.

1 Twin Peaks Theme 4:20

Mar 8, 2014

Juleah - Entangled and Entwined EP



Artist: Juleah
Album: Entangled and Entwined Ep
Genre: psychedelic, dream pop
Year: 2013
Label: Russian Winter Records
Web: buy, last.fm, facebook
Bitrate~Size: V0 (~273) | 42

Austrian psychedelic rock artist Juleah, aka Julia Hummer, impresses on her third release “Entangled and Entwined.”
The EP’s five tracks showcase an artist that has matured in style, substance and edge.
 RIYL: Dum Dum Girls, The Black Angels The Verve and Mazzy Star.

1 The Verge 3:20
2 Neverending Swell 3:29
3 Magic Vineyard 4:17
4 The Sixth And Seventh Moon 4:15
5 I Sway Enchantedly 4:47
6 The Verge (Demo Reprise) 1:24

crashfaster - Further



Artist: crashfaster
Album: Further
Genre: alternative, electronic rock, electro indie industrial
Year: 2013
Label: Russian Winter Records
Web: buy, last.fm, official, facebook
Bitrate~Size: V0 (~262) | 71

crashfaster is a San Francisco-dwelling electronic rock group born from the ashes of discarded technology. The band features frontman Morgan Tucker, vocalist Keiko Takamura, guitarist Ryan Case and percussionist Devin Nixon. Together, the group has launched into new songwriting territory and a ferocious live show. 

1 launch 2:50
2 closer 3:54
3 apex 3:18
4 adrift 2:59
5 pro tempore 3:57
6 so far 3:39
7 the out 3:28
8 sublimation 2:47
9 collapse 3:24
10 in flames 3:00
11 further 4:38

Mar 5, 2014

Meg Myers - Daughter in the Choir EP



Artist: Meg Myers
Album: Daughter in the Choir Ep
Genre: alternative rock, electronica, art rock, downtempo, piano
Year: 2012
Label: Atlantic Records
Web: buy, last.fm, soundcloud
Bitrate~Size: 320 | 59
Other posts: Make A Shadow Ep

what a fantastic discovery for me!, this girl is a real talent, I expect a great future in music for her, all great great songs, exept "Tennessee" (not my cup of tea), "Poison" is addictive, "Monster" is probably the best tune. I highly recommend this ep and (if possible) will try to post the other ep she released.

1 Curbstomp 4:08
2 Adelaide 3:36
3 Tennessee (feat. Doctor Rosen Rosen) 2:03
4 After You 4:54
5 Poison 3:40
6 Monster 3:48
7 Monster (Semothy Jones Remix) 3:11

* by the way, new link for port-royal "kraken ep", the most popular post according to google.

Mar 3, 2014


I´m receiving submissions again.

  • Keep in mind that: not like before, when I used to publish about 90 / 80% of submissions, which is a lot, this time I´ll do some sifting and also pay particular attention to messages sent directly to my mail.
  • Again I ask you to provide as much info as you can, specially about genre, nothing better than your own thoughts about what you do.
  • May take a while to get your stuff posted.

Trough these years never stopped receiving submissions, didn't respond any of them, apologies but I'd taken a decision. I´ll check some of them sent directly to my mail the last months. Thanks.

Feb 26, 2014

Tribes of Neurot - Meridian



Artist: Tribes of Neurot
Album: Meridian
Genre: dark ambient, drone, experimental
Year: 2005
Label: Neurot Recordings
Web: buy, last.fm
Bitrate~Size: vbr (~215) | 64

A meridian is defined as the highest point, as of development or power within a given body. Suffice to say the latest album of entrancing, beyond-damaged psych-drone by Tribes of Neurot is aptly titled. The experimental soundscape sibling outfit to Neurosis taps into a new era of innovative psychedelia with propulsive, throbbing and looping drones as it forays ever further into territories uncharted and unfettered by the multiple genres the band encompasses.

 good stuff.

1 Digging Holes 6:47
2 Displaced 3:30
3 Duality 5:36
4 Grain 3:24
5 Imprint 5:00
6 Meridian 2:13
7 Searing 6:15
8 Signals Lost 2:09
9 Sub Aqua 2:47
10 Wave Upon Wave 4:01

Dec 22, 2013

A Northern Chorus - Bitter Hands Resign

Artist: A Northern Chorus
Album: Bitter Hands Resign
Genre: dream pop, shoegaze, post-rock
Year: 2005
Label: Sonic Unyon Records
Web: download, buy, last.fm, myspace
Bitrate~Size: vbr ~202 | 72

Time for a repost, and hell totally deserved. This is easily one of the best albums I've ever heard and I mean in general. If you missed the original post don't miss it this time, give this a try, might find a masterpiece like I did 6/7 years ago. Oh and regards to the SMNnews Forums people!.

1 The Shepherd & the Chauffeur 5:47
2 Subjects and Matter 6:29
3 This Open Heart 8:08
4 Watershed Divide 3:31
5 Prisoners of Circumstance 7:29
6 Costa del Sol 6:56
7 Don't Think of Collapse 6:49
8 Winterize 4:36

Dec 11, 2013

Luz París - Dormir Con El Ruido De La Lluvia


Artist: Luz París
Album: Dormir Con El Ruido De La Lluvia
Genre: indie-rock, post-rock
Year: 2006
Label: UMI
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: 192 | 88
Other posts: Tierra De Conejos

band from my "country", they're from a city called Mar del Plata. The album is a mix of indie rock and post-rock, not bad, not bad at all.

1 Espléndido 5:00
2 Dormir Con El Ruido De La Lluvia 7:22
3 Mar Del Plata 7:30
4 En Tus Rayos 3:30
5 Profundidad 4:37
6 Lejos Del Río 3:26
7 Frágil 10:29
8 Canción De Alaska 22:07

Dec 4, 2013

Olivier Libaux - Uncovered Qotsa


Artist: Olivier Libaux
Album: Uncovered Qotsa
Genre: lounge
Year: 2013
Label: Music For Music Lovers
Web: buy, last.fm
Bitrate~Size: V0 (~235) | 71

"Uncovered QOTSA" is Olivier Libaux (Nouvelle vague) new album, entirely made of Queens Of The Stone Age covers, beautifully performed by a brilliant cast of female singers."Featuring : Emiliana Torrini, Alela Diane, Skye (Morcheeba), Inara George, Ambrosia Parsley (Shivaree), Katharine Whalen, Youn Sun Nah, Clare Manchon (Clare And The Reasons), Gaby Moreno, Rosemary Standley (Moriarty), Susan Dillane.

very very cool covers album, my only complain is that includes many songs off Era Vulgaris and Lullabies To Paralyse and for me QOTSA made fantastic music up to Songs For the Dead, which is probably their best release, anyway give this a try.

no re-up, sorry.

1 River In The Road 3:54
2 Medication 3:27
3 Burn The Witch 2:34
4 No One Knows 3:53
5 In My Head 3:42
6 3's And 7's 3:30
7 Tangled Up In Plaid 3:09
8 The Blood Is Love 3:28
9 Running Joke 3:27
10 Hangin' Tree 3:09
11 Go With The Flow 3:34
12 I Never Came 4:30

Nov 24, 2013

Susanne Sundfør - The Brothel


Artist: Susanne Sundfør
Album: The Brothel
Genre: chamber pop, electronica, singer/songwriter, art pop
Year: 2010
Label: EMI Norway
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: V0 (~226) | 72

1 The Brothel 6:15
2 Lilith 3:35
3 Black Widow 3:16
4 It's All Gone Tomorrow 6:07
5 Knight Of Noir 5:02
6 Turkish Delight 4:49
7 As I Walked Out One Evening 3:18
8 O Master 4:21
9 Lullaby 4:48
10 Father Father 3:22

Nov 15, 2013

Monopot - Something Is Like Nothing Was


Artist: Monopot
Album: Something Is Like Nothing Was
Genre: post-rock, slowcore, experimental
Year: 1999
Label: Smalltown Supersound
Web: buy, last.fm
Bitrate~Size: 256 | 134

norwegian band, cool album, recommended.
1 Public Garden 4:27
2 Jasnaja Poljana 3:05
3 Pedestrial vs Ground 4:25
4 Once 5:34
5 Chemical Intercourse 5:55
6 Sundried 6:51
7 Together We Make a Hole 1:20
8 Leaving the Incubator 6:48
9 Computer \\ Comesun 3:55
10 Sane 4:28
11 Powerlunch 3:00
12 Dronningen 17:35
13 Alien Me Alien 5:40

Nov 1, 2013

Flotation Toy Warning - I Remember Trees EP


Artist: Flotation Toy Warning
Album: I Remember Trees Ep
Genre: neo-psychedelia, dream pop
Year: 2002
Label: Pointy Records
Web: buy, last.fm
Bitrate~Size: 192 | 28


1 Losing Carolina; For Drusky 7:56
2 Fire Engine On Fire 5:36
3 Even Fantastica 7:11

Oct 27, 2013

Carta - The Faults Follow

Artist: Carta
Album: The Faults Follow
Genre: post-rock, slowcore
Year: 2013
Label: Saint Marie Records
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: V0  (~249 ) | 79  

1 The Faults Follow 5:16
2 The Iowa Fight Song 5:28
3 The Hollow Greeting 3:36
4 Header 4:12
5 The Reapers are the Angels 3:43
6 Failure to Thrive 1:00
7 The Last Name of Your First Love 5:04
8 Morse Code 3:43
9 Sargasso 4:47
10 Saragossa 4:22
11 Paper Suit 3:23

Oct 19, 2013

Chelsea Wolfe - Apokalypsis

Artist: Chelsea Wolfe
Album: Apokalypsis
Genre: ethereal wave, experimental, darkwave
Year: 2011
Label: Sargent House
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace
Bitrate~Size: 320 | 95

Chelsea Wolfe is a singer/songwriter and eponymous full band started in 2009 out of Los Angeles, California. Her style has been described as “doom folk”, and her music has been described as a “specific brand of drone-metal-art-folk”.
Inspired by the dark state of the world and the strange connection between all things, she creates a unique musical blend of goth-folk, experimental rock and spiritual realm funeral songs. With influences ranging from the great minds of Ingmar Bergman and David Lynch, to soviets and end-times literature, her songs conjure visions of other dimensions, claustrophobic echo-rooms and parking garage cathedrals.

didn't work for me, maybe does for some of you...

1 Primal / Carnal 0:25
2 Mer 3:44
3 Tracks (Tall Bodies) 3:59
4 Demons 3:14
5 Movie Screen 5:34
6 The Wasteland 4:03
7 Moses 4:06
8 Friedrichshain 2:43
9 Pale On Pale 6:59
10 To The Forest, Towards The Sea 2:41

Oct 10, 2013

Les Fragments De La Nuit - Demain C'Etait Hier

Artist: Les Fragments De La Nuit
Album: Demain C'Etait Hier
Genre: chamber music, modern classical
Year: 2010
Label: Equilibrium Music
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: V2 (~318) | 113
Other posts: check labels

Les Fragments de la Nuit return with their new album! "Demain, c'était Hier" perpetuates their timeless musical quest, blending the radiance of the stars with the dark forces that lurk in the Night.
The French ensemble have kept faithful to their trademark style, in which pulsing piano chords set the pace for the string-work woven by the cellist and the three violinists, haunted by female choirs that surface on occasion. Yet, contrary to its predecessor, which mostly gathered pieces composed over the years, "Demain, c'était Hier" was devised as a complete opus, giving way to longer and more elaborate compositions.

1 Zenith 2:35
2 Cyclogenese 4:12
3 Teletemps 6:22
4 Cyrius B 4:33
5 Soupir 5:02
6 Allegra Aeternae 6:04
7 Marche Nocturne 4:38
8 Les Canons du Ciel 2:59
9 Demain C'Etait Hier 2:21
10 Lunistice 4:59
11 Des Restes Vivaces 3:05
12 Thaimiz Dih Enemy 3:11

Oct 1, 2013

Lowercase Noises - Carry Us All Away

Artist: Lowercase Noises
Album: Carry Us All Away
Genre: post-rock, ambient
Year: 2010
Web: buy, last.fm
Bitrate~Size: V0 (~230) | 100

Lowercase Noises is the musical brainchild of Andy Othling, a multi-instrumentalist, producer and artist from Albuquerque, NM. All programming and composition on Lowercase Noises’ albums are performed by Andy, with exception of the occasional guest musician or vocalist.
Carry Us All Away was a true milestone in Lowercase Noises’ career. An appropriate follow-up to the two ‘quieter’ previous releases, Carry Us All Away aims for nothing shy of epic, displaying Andy at the top of his form. The album opens with a fantastic bang, then carries the listener through 45 more minutes of bliss, dipping occasionally to lovely ambient swoons, then vamping back into satisfyingly big beats and driving melodies.  

great music, just great, I recommend this one.

1 shaking the dust (airfields) 2:21
2 shaking the dust (skyscrapers) 5:29
3 like a firefly (love) 6:24
4 like a firefly (war) 3:53
5 working and paying and living and dying 6:42
6 nickels and dimes 3:53
7 a whole garden 5:04
8 stars Pt. 2 6:15
9 broke through the ice 5:22
10 the gate beautiful 6:37
11 i want to live again 4:34
12 a highway shall be there 4:09

Sep 21, 2013

The Epilogues - Cinematics


Artist: The Epilogues
Album: Cinematics
Genre: alternative rock, indie rock
Year: 2012
Web: buy, official, last.fm
Bitrate~Size: V0 (~269) | 92

This album was a great discovery for me. They sound similar to Silversun Pickups, even the singer sounds like Brian Aubert, I don't have a problem with that, all the contrary, I love SP and I truly enjoy Cinematics and I think the band deserves way more recognition.

1 The Shadow King 4:24
2 Call Me A Mistake 4:07
3 My Misinformed "John Hughes" Teenage Youth 3:44
4 Hunting Season 3:57
5 Foxholes 0:54
6 Paradigm Shift 4:33
7 Closer 3:55
8 Animals 3:23
9 The Fallout 3:28
10 Cinematics 2:36
11 The Keene Act 6:58
12 The Wondrous World Of Will Dupree 1:17
13 Saboteur 4:45

Sep 7, 2013

Soap&Skin - The Black Sessions

Artist: Soap&Skin 
Album: The Black Sessions
Genre: piano, darkwave, art pop, chamber pop, experimental, electronica, downtempo
Year: 2009

Web: last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: vbr (~190) | 61
Other posts: Lovetune for Vacuum, Narrow 

Awesome bootleg, it has material from her first album 'Lovetune for Vacuum', sounds very very good, trust me, don't miss this one.

1 Turbine Womb 4:07
2 Cynthia 3:34
3 Sleep 3:19
4 Cry Wolf 3:47
5 Surrounded 3:41
6 Extinguish me 2:58
7 Fall foliage 2:49
8 Mr. Gaunt pt 1000 2:49
9 The Sun 3:16
10 Meltdown 3:18
11 Thanatos 3:18
12 Spiracle 3:42
13 Marche Funèbre 4:55

Sep 2, 2013

Art of Fighting - Wires

Artist: Art of Fighting  
Album: Wires
Genre: slowcore, dream pop, indie rock, indie pop
Year: 2001
Label: Normal Records
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace
Bitrate~Size: xing (~282) | 112

1 Skeletons 4:04
2 Give Me Tonight 4:38
3 Akula 5:19
4 Moonlight 4:45
5 I Don't Keep a Record 5:49
6 In No Good Way 4:35
7 Find You Lost 7:17
8 Reasons Are All I Have Left 4:30
9 Just Say I'm Right 6:09
10 Wires 1:27
11 Something New 7:03

Aug 27, 2013

L'Altra - Telepathic

Artist: L'Altra

Album: Telepathic
Genre: dream pop, chamer pop, slowcore, indie rock
Year: 2011
Label: Acuarela Discos
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: V0 (~238) | 71
Other posts: check labels

 ok album, 6/10, "When the Ship Sinks" is fantastic.

1 Dark Corners I 1:53
2 Nothing Can Tear It Apart 4:10
3 Big Air Kiss 3:51
4 Boys 3:59
5 When the Ship Sinks 3:24
6 Black Wind 5:21
7 Either Was the Other's Mine 2:54
8 Winter Loves Summer Sun 3:58
9 This Bruise 5:12
10 Telepathic 5:01
11 Dark Corners II 1:58

Aug 20, 2013

Common Children - The Inbetween Time

Artist: Common Children
Album: The Inbetween Time
Genre: alternative rock, shoegaze, post-rock
Year: 2001
Label: Galazy 21 Music
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: 256 | 118

Marc Byrd is a songwriter/producer/guitarist/vocalist who has fronted the alt/grunge/emo band Common Children, as well as Glassbyrd and Adore with his wife Christine Glass. Marc is currently a member of both The Choir and Hammock.
Marc co-wrote the popular worship song “God of Wonders” featured on the collaborative album which he co-produced, City on a Hill: Songs of Worship and Praise. [1] In addition, Marc has also co-produced other City on a Hill series projects (City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia and City on a Hill: The Gathering), as well as Our God of Wonders (a project by the producers of the City on a Hill series) and two albums by SONICFLOOd. He has worked with numerous artists, contributing guitar, vocals, and songwriting.
Byrd writes records as one-half of Hammock, a collaboration with long-time collaborator Andrew Thompson (also of Common Children).

Echoes, echoes of Hammock everywhere, just listen to 'Absence of Light'. Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson are pure genius. Recommended.

1 Absence of Light 4:02
2 Entertaining Angels 3:52
3 Last Display 5:58
4 So Mysterious 3:54
5 Celebrity Virtue 4:54
6 Morning Star 4:46
7 Always on the Outside 4:23
8 Free 4:06
9 How Many Times 5:47
10 Inbetween Time 5:54
11 Redemption 7:46
12 Crashing Down 9:06

Aug 10, 2013

Mogwai - Live @ Idno Theater, Reykjavik, Iceland

Artist: Mogwai
Album: Live @ Idno Theater, Reykjavik, Iceland, 14/Mar/01

Year: 2002

Bitrate~Size: 192 | 131

time for a re-post (I'll be doing some albums I believe are really worth it). This one is a long-time fave of mine, a must for fans, sounds very very good and has a cool setlist, enjoy it.

1 Sine Wave 7:30
2 Stanley Kubrick 3:35
3 Christmas Steps 8:34
4 You Don't Know Jesus 7:17
5 Take Me Somewhere Nice 6:36
6 Dial Revenge 4:20
7 Helicon 1 7:15
8 Secret Pint - 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong 21:12
9 Helicon 2 4:13
10 My Father My King 24:46

Aug 4, 2013

September Malevolence - After This Darkness, There's a Next

Artist: September Malevolence
Album: After This Darkness, There's a Next
Genre: post-rock, indie rock
Year: 2008
Label: Denovali Records
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: V2 (~200) | 65  

September Malevolence takes the harmonies of indierock and the dynamics of postrock and mix them together to a refined blend that really teases your musical taste buds. With their combination of hopeful melancholy, brief vocals and punishing musical climaxes, September Malevolence never let you lose interest.

swedish band, this is my fave album of theirs, recommended.
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1 Who Watches the Watchmen? 6:43
2 I Shut Doors and Windows 5:09
3 A Notion, I Can't Shake... 1:22
4 ...Accidents Happen so Fast 5:01
5 Vile Tendencies 5:59
6 Moments 6:43
7 Brandskär 1:44
8 Exxon Valdez 4:40
9 The Descent 5:28
10 All Lies 2:54

Jul 29, 2013

Boy Is Fiction - Boy Is Fiction


Artist: Boy Is Fiction
Album: Boy Is Fiction
Genre: downtempo, IDM, post-rock
Year: 2007

Label: Sun Sea Sky Productions
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size:  V0  (~218) | 76

Boy is Fiction is Australian musician and designer Alex Gillett. A studio based project, Boy Is Fiction fuses organic and digital elements to create a dark, progressive and intensely personal environment. Originally a guitarist, Gillett has shifted his focus to a wide ranging selection of instruments and production tools to document thoughts, experiences and ultimately develop Boy Is Fiction into its current form.


1 BiF vs 307 5:09
2 Why Did You Do That 6:09
3 Tomorrow Not Today 6:05
4 I'll Look For You 4:42
5 If You Hear Me Fall 6:08
6 Stack Is Bad 5:18
7 Should Have Stopped 3:51
8 Glue/Let Me Think 3:00
9 Say Ah 4:11
10 The Bits In The Numbers 4:30

Jul 21, 2013

Greg Haines - Slumber Tides


Artist: Greg Haines
Album: Slumber Tides
Genre: ambient, modern classical
Year: 2006
Label: Miasmah Recordings
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: V2 (~180) | 59

1 Snow Airport 4:59
2 Submergence 9:51
3 Tired Diary (revised) 12:59
4 Arups Gate 10:41
5 Caesura 7:39

Jul 8, 2013

Soap&Skin - Narrow

Artist: Soap&Skin
Album: Narrow
Genre: piano, singer/songwriter, electronica, chamber pop, art pop
Year: 2012
Label: Play It Again Sam
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size:  V0  (~221) | 45 
Other posts: Lovetune for Vacuum, The Black Sessions

more fantastic music from this girl, so young and so much talent!, want more. "Voyage Voyage" cover is worth alone the download. Enjoy it.

1 Vater 5:38
2 Voyage Voyage 5:15
3 Deathmental 4:46
4 Cradlesong 2:13
5 Wonder 3:14
6 Lost 1:58
7 Boat Turns Toward the Port 3:02
8 Big Hand Nails Down 2:55

Jul 3, 2013

Weaver At The Loom - I Was Searching and I Found EP

Artist: Weaver At The Loom
Album: I Was Searching and I Found EP
Genre: indie rock, alternative
Year: 2007
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: V2  (~189) | 39

1 Buck Up, They're Coming. 5:10
2 You Can't Escape Them; 4:50
3 You Can't Evade Them. 6:00
4 But You Can Enjoy Life Before and After, 6:11
5 Without Fear of Their Return. 7:17

Jul 1, 2013


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Jun 19, 2013

Cloud Nothings - Attack On Memory

Artist: Cloud Nothings
Album: Attack On Memory
Genre: indie rock, post-hardcore, noise pop, lo-fi
Year: 2012
Label: Wichita Recordings
Web: buy/bio, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: V0 (~248) | 60


1 No Future No Past 4:41
2 Wasted Days 8:54
3 Fall In 3:15
4 Stay Useless 2:46
5 Separation 3:04
6 No Sentiment 3:36
7 Our Plans 4:16
8 Cut You 3:17

Jun 13, 2013

Union of Knives - Violence & Birdsong

Five months, five months that the blog doesn't receive a comment, and even for a guy like me, comments are appreciated. If I tell you what I've been listening the most the last few days I'd get some comments. Fact. Let's go with the post:

Artist: Union of Knives
Album: Violence & Birdsong
Genre: electronica with rock elements
Year: 2006
Label: Relentless Records
Web: buy, last.fm,
Bitrate~Size: vbr (~215) | 75

Union Of Knives are a balance of youth and experience, brutality and compassion, dirt and clinical cleanliness. On stage Craig Grant and Chris Gordon play dual frontman roles, supported, like a see-saw on its axis, by Dave McClean. In the studio each member is autonomous—lyrics, beats, melodies, and ideas come from everywhere.
The music they make is steely hard, yet cut through with raw, emotive longing and power. Their guitars are loud, but they have no room or need for a drummer. ‘Evil Has Never’ is an oily black lament to a love that just can’t work. ‘Opposite Direction’ channels the power of prime My Bloody Valentine; ‘Taste Of Harmony’ steers melody through starkly sculpted electro.
 very good songs on this one like "Operated On", "Taste For Harmony", band disbanded. Recommended.

1 Opposite Direction 4:35
2 Operated On 4:57
3 Evil Has Never 4:28
4 I Decline 4:08
5 Even Machines Make Mistakes 2:32
6 Taste For Harmony 4:52
7 Lick Black Gold 5:10
8 Go Back To School 3:34
9 The Law Is Against My Heart 2:32
10 We Can't Go Wrong 5:35
11 You Better Keep Me 6:26

Jun 4, 2013

Soap&Skin - Lovetune for Vacuum

Artist: Soap&Skin
Album: Lovetune for Vacuum
Genre: piano, experimental, singer/songwriter, art pop, darkwave
Year: 2009
Label: Play It Again Sam
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: V1 (~208) | 61
Other posts: Narrow, The Black Sessions

Soap&Skin is the experimental musical project of Austrian artist Anja Plaschg (born 5 April 1990).
Anja Plaschg grew up in a small village called Gnas in south east Styria, where her parents have a farm. She has played piano since she was six. At the age of 14 she began violin studies and developed an interest in electronic music. She attended the Graz Polytechnic for Graphic Design, but dropped out at 16 and moved to Vienna shortly afterwards. There she studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in the master class of Daniel Richter, but at 18 dropped out again.
Musicians like Xiu Xiu, Cat Power, Björk, Nico, Aphex Twin and composers like Sergei Rachmaninoff or Arvo Pärt have had a great impact on her music.
After only playing a handful of concerts she was already being dubbed a “Wunderkind”. In 2008 she played German singer Nico in the play “Nico - Sphinx aus Eis” by Werner Fritsch in Berlin and Vienna, performing several songs in it, including “Janitor Of Lunacy”, from her first EP.
Her first album, called “Lovetune for Vacuum”, was released in March 2009. It received excellent reviews and placed in the Austrian Top 10. The album also achieved chart positions in Germany, Belgium and France. Music journalists have already claimed to see in her a new star of Austrian pop.
In 2010 her song “Mr Gaunt Pt 1000” was used in the television commercial for Ford’s Mondeo. In the 2010 French film “Mes chères études” (also known as “Student Services”), the song titled “The Sun” plays during the credits. Her tracks ‘Brother of Sleep’ and ‘Marche Funèbre’ were used in the soundtrack for Universal Pictures thriller ‘War Games: At the End of the Day’ in 2010.

 after 4-5 listens I'm digging this, "Mr. Gaunt Pt 1000" is awesome.

edit 6/10: fuck!! the album is FANTASTIC.

1 Sleep 2:42
2 Cry Wolf 3:47
3 Thanatos 2:34
4 Extinguish Me 2:36
5 Turbine Womb 3:44
6 Cynthia 2:57
7 Fall Foliage 2:43
8 Spiracle 2:48
9 Mr. Gaunt Pt 1000 2:26
10 Marche Funèbre 2:58
11 The Sun 3:13
12 DDMMYYYY 3:37
13 Brother Of Sleep 5:25

May 28, 2013

Fabrizio Paterlini - Now

Artist: Fabrizio Paterlini
Album: Now
Genre: modern classical, minimalism
Year: 2013
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: V0 (~250) | 54
Other posts: check labels

In August 2012, while surfing Soundcloud, I found some really nice tunes from an artist called London-DC. I was starting to compose some material for the new album and I wanted someone to help me in adding a creative, but not invasive, layer of electronics sound to my piano lines.
So I decided to contact him, since I was really enthusiast of his way of composing electronic music - we immediately started our collaboration, exchanging ideas and sharing sounds each others.
Then I decided to add some strings arrangements: after my previous Autumn Stories album (in which few tracks had a cello playing with the piano), I always wanted to give strings more space in my piano playing and composing.
At the end, the result is this "Now" album: something slightly different from what I did with my previous releases: the sound of the piano is heavilly effected and edited, there's electronics and strings and even a track with drums (!).
more beautiful music from Fabrizio, recommended!.

1 After the rain there will always be the sun 3:01
2 Not from the past, not for the future 3:23
3 Summer nights 1:55
4 Darkness is not the opposite of light 2:24
5 Iceland 2:31
6 My perfect time 2:40
7 Silent eyes 3:08
8 Unrequited #4 2:31
9 Harmattan 2:44
10 Behind the sky 3:14
11 Finale 2:56

May 23, 2013

The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar

Artist: The Joy Formidable
Album: The Big Roar
Genre: indie rock, shoegaze, noise pop, alternative rock
Year: 2011
Label: Atlantic
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace  , AMG review
Bitrate~Size: V0  (~284) | 100

1 The Everchanging Spectrum of a Lie 7:45
2 The Magnifying Glass 2:20
3 I Don't Want to See You Like This 4:19
4 Austere 3:30
5 A Heavy Abacus 3:40
6 Whirring 6:47
7 Buoy 4:52
8 Maruyama 1:46
9 Cradle 2:47
10 Llaw = Wall 3:45
11 Chapter 2 3:09
12 The Greatest Light Is the Greatest Shade 5:20

May 14, 2013

Rhian Sheehan - Stories From Elsewhere

Artist: Rhian Sheehan
Album: Stories From Elsewhere
Genre: post-rock, ambient, modern classical
Year: 2013
Label: Darla Records
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: 320 | 112

A series of enchanting instrumental works, Stories From Elsewhere is Rhian Sheehan’s most evocative album to date - an excursion into a soundscape of tender ethereal textures, brooding cinematic string arrangements, and playful experimental lullabies. Sheehan has encapsulated a world of serenity and melancholia within this 12-track album. Stories From Elsewhere is a musical landscape to get lost in.


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1 Sileo 3:43
2 The Upper Sky 4:25
3 La Boi^te a` Musique 4:40
4 Little Sines 3:32
5 Nocturne 1985 4:48
6 Creation Myths 1:11
7 A Thimble Full of Sorrow 4:45
8 Nusquam 3:07
9 Imber 3:01
10 Thoughts on Nature 3:41
11 Somnus 6:30
12 Lullaby Machine 2:21
13 Still 3:28

May 4, 2013

Marc Streitenfeld - Prometheus

Artist: Marc Streitenfeld
Album: Prometheus
Genre: film score
Year: 2012
Label: Sony Masterworks
Web: buy, last.fm
Bitrate~Size: 320 | 130

as a huge fan of the trilogy (the ones that count, first three) I had to watch this movie, I found the story  acceptable (the main plot), the scenery is beautiful and David is awesome, I'm not sure if I'd want a continuation because the end is insane. Rated 6/10. Have you seen it?

1 Marc Streitenfeld - A Planet 2:37
2 Marc Streitenfeld - Going In 2:03
3 Marc Streitenfeld - Engineers 2:29
4 Harry Gregson-Williams - Life 2:30
5 Marc Streitenfeld - Weyland 2:04
6 Marc Streitenfeld - Discovery 2:32
7 Marc Streitenfeld - Not Human 1:49
8 Marc Streitenfeld - Too Close 3:20
9 Marc Streitenfeld - Try Harder 2:03
10 Marc Streitenfeld - David 3:00
11 Marc Streitenfeld - Hammerpede 2:42
12 Harry Gregson-Williams - We Were Right 2:42
13 Marc Streitenfeld - Earth 2:35
14 Marc Streitenfeld - Infected 1:56
15 Marc Streitenfeld - Hyper Sleep 2:01
16 Marc Streitenfeld - Small Beginnings 2:11
17 Marc Streitenfeld - Hello Mommy 2:04
18 Marc Streitenfeld - Friend from the Past 1:14
19 Marc Streitenfeld - Dazed 4:29
20 Marc Streitenfeld - Space Jockey 1:29
21 Marc Streitenfeld - Collision 3:05
22 Marc Streitenfeld - Debris 0:44
23 Marc Streitenfeld - Planting the Seed 1:35
24 Marc Streitenfeld - Invitation 2:16
25 Marc Streitenfeld - Birth 1:25

Apr 27, 2013

Vanessa Van Basten - La Stanza di Swedeborg

Artist: Vanessa Van Basten
Album: La Stanza di Swedeborg
Genre: post-rock, atmospheric sludge metal
Year: 2006
Label: Eibon Records
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: V2 (~208) | 59

Vanessa Van Basten is a more than suitable name for another hardcore clone. This is not the case, since this is not hardcore. Explaining just what this band plays can prove tricky. Perhaps they are "post-hardcore," whatever the hell that is. Or myself, I say they are new age rock with slight doom metal influences. Maybe. Christ, I just can't figure this out! However, I'm encompassed by it's magnitude.
Ok, to clear up the style just a bit more, think some type of post-rock such as Explosions in the Sky. Then there's a dose of odd and interesting electronic touches, among acoustic guitars and with an ambient style of instrumental song writing. Keeping the flow fresh is the frequent, yet sometimes subdued use of heavy down tuned droning riffs found in a majority of the tracks. This most certainly can't be centralized as doom just because of the heavy riffs. More often than not, there's a happy melody or up beat riff. With that said, there's still no need for discouragement. The level of creative rhythms will keep you swaying and bobbing for a while. No real vocals are present, except some whispers and spoken words, but vocals hardly need to enter the equation with such a full filling experience already at hand.
I can really go on and on describing the soundscapes derived from "La Stanza Di Swedenborg." Dreamy, air born, aquatic, and each element would be completely valid to Vanessa Van Basten's definition. But possibly they don't want or need one. Defying this age's level of genre labeling, or labels in general, I'm sure the band holds it as a high accomplishment to have set out on this genre developing journey. To anyone who enjoys a vacation from the ear throbbing metal attacks of the underground, I suggest you experience something very worth while; Vanessa Van Basten.
                                                                                                                 Mark.C - deadtide

1 La stanza di Swedenborg 5:23
2 Love 0:40
3 Dole 5:06
4 Giornata de oro 5:06
5 Il faro 2:05
6 Floaters 4:28
7 Vanja 3:27
8 Good Morning, Vanessa Van Basten! 13:55

Apr 18, 2013

Ours - Distorted Lullabies

Artist: Ours

Album: Distorted Lullabies
Genre: alternative rock
Year: 2001
Label: Dreamworks Records
Web: buy, last.fm, myspace 
Bitrate~Size: V0 (~254) | 86


1 Fallen Souls 4:00
2 Drowning 3:37
3 I'm a Monster    3:30
4 Sometimes 3:53
5 Miseryhead 3:10
6 Here Is the Light 4:47
7 Medication 3:40
8 Dancing Alone 4:10
9 Bleed 3:42
10 Dizzy 4:30
11 Meet Me in the Tower 4:26
12 As I Wander 3:57