Monday, May 21, 2018 0 Engineers

Video: Jesse Woolston - Piano Form

Friday, May 18, 2018 0 Engineers

Streaming: This World Has Bees - Nearer EP


Band: This World Has Bees
Album: Nearer EP
Label: Soniphone Records
Year: 2018








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01. The Thousand Yard Stare
02. July
03. Nearer
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This World Has Bees is a post-rock/metal band from Maine, USA.

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Friday, May 11, 2018 0 Engineers

Recommendation: Red Apollo - The Laurels Of Serenity


Band: Red Apollo
Album: The Laurels Of Serenity
Label: Moment Of Collapse
Year: 2018








Tracklist
01. The Laurels Of Serenity
02. Anguish & Purgatory
03. The Ides Of March
04. Deathwaters Of Acheron
05. The Mist We All Saw Coming
06. Rituals & Repulsion
07. Unyielding Void
08. A Sacred Kingdom Come
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The modern world increasingly lacks of steadiness and becomes an epitome of movement and change. Music as an art is already affected by these recent trends resulting in a growing number of artists that embrace a fl eeting lifespan and play by the rules of a volatile industry. Red Apollo are different in this aspect. Seeing the seventh year of existence after several physical releases and almost 150 lives shows including touring with Black Tusk and Heaven In Her Arms, the members do not have any plans to slow down. Instead, Red Apollo released their third full–length ‘The Laurels of Serenity’ on the 27th of April 2018 via Moment of Collapse Records. The album merges eight songs that were created and recorded throughout the past two years thematising the band’s confrontation with the full spectrum of pathological fears. Music-wise, Red Apollo once again wander with diligence and aspiration in the realms of atmospheric post-metal that draws on influences ranging from progressive metal to post-rock. With such a rich background, ‘The Laurels of Serenity’ sounds thick and massive with a precision and clarity that serves as glue between the soundscapes that every single song evokes. From this vantage point ‚The Laurels of Serenity‘ was released as a special instrumental version as well. The songs were recorded by Falk Andreas at Tonmeisterei in Oldenburg and Dominic Paraskevopoulos at Level3Entertainment Studios in Essen. Mix and Master were also done by Dominic Paraskevopoulos.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018 0 Engineers

Recommendation: Lòdz - Time Doesn't Heal Anything


Band: Lòdz
Album: Time Doesn't Heal Anything
Label: Klonosphere
Year: 2017








Tracklist
01. Negligence
02. Time Doesn't Heal Anything
03. The Sound Of Deceit
04. Time Of Grace
05. Nothing Else To Do
06. Cataract
07. This Feeling
08. Everything Is Fine
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Lòdz is a French post-rock/metal band from Lyon founded in 2010. They released their first EP, "And Then Emptiness", in 2012 and an album entitled "Something In Us Died" in 2013. "Time Doesn't Heal Anything" is their latest album released in 2017.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 0 Engineers

Recommendation: Platonick Dive - Social Habits


Band: Platonick Dive
Album: Social Habit
Label: Self Released
Year: 2018








Tracklist
01. Waxfall
02. Habit
03. Maple
04. Less Is More
05. Polaroids
06. Doug-Fir
07. Flannel
08. Private Room
09. Cure
10. Lago
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"Social Habits" is the third studio album from Italian electronic trio Platonick Dive. It marks a turning point in the sound and the artistic path of the band. A decidedly more ambitious album, where the electronics, the beats and the dreaming sounds of guitars and synths are now supporting the lead voice for a complete therapeutic immersion. It's the natural consequence of the therapeutic journey they started with the first album, where the band has as its main objective to use music as self-therapy and then spread it to its listeners. Despite this artistic growth, the sound remains extremely recognizable but even more personal and contemporary. "Social Habits" is composed by ten tracks. Ten different stories of lived lives, ten fragments where you can identify yourself and get lost at the same time, but also find hope and new energies.


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Saturday, April 14, 2018 0 Engineers

Recommendation: Tengil - shouldhavebeens


Band: Tengil
Album: shouldhavebeens
Label: Prophecy Records
Year: 2018








Tracklist
01. I dreamt I Was Old
02. And The Best Was Yet To Come
03. With A Song For Dead Darlings
04. A Lifetime Of White Noise
05. It's All For Springtime
06. All For Your Myth
07. In Murmu
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Swedish post-hardcore band Tengil is a constellation of musicians playing atmospheric, experimental heavy music that is at once nostalgic, quasi-symphonic and spiritually violent. The band tabs itself as "a spiritual task, an impulsion to through music tell the story of moments passing you by, the longing to live and die at the same time, to always be both among and in flames." Despite its young age, Tengil as a collective has already performed over 50 concerts across Europe and released the full-length album "Six" (2015) as well as a slew of EPs and singles. The band's Prophecy debut is titled "shouldhavebeens".

'shouldhavebeens' tells the story of two friends, three New Year's Eves and one longing greater than life," says the band. The record aims to speak about nostalgia, saudade, mental illness, decadence, the promise of tomorrow, and how our collective views of future themselves determine who we turn out to be.

Tengil's eye-opening musical style has developed from raw hardcore to an almost heavenly wall of aggressive sound which takes center stage on "shouldhavebeens". Commanding a mind-bending and dynamic meld of hardcore, rock, blackgaze and melody, Tengil wields its wide-reaching range over varied tempos, electronics, and occasional pop moments executed with a raw energy that suggests a mash up of Dillinger Escape Plan and Explosions in the Sky. Although its delivery and musical approach is very different, the inherent self-confidence and captivating creativity that Tengil shows on 'shouldhavebeens', calls for comparison to Alcest and its legendary debut "Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde".

With flowing grace and force of conviction, Tengil's lush layers of sound crush and caress in equal measure. Explosive, angular, powerful and enlightening, "shouldhavebeens" propels the listener across multiple musical boundaries.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2018 0 Engineers

Recommendation: Aesthesys - Achromata


Band: Aesthesys
Album: Achromata
Label: Narshardaa Records
Year: 2018








Tracklist
01. Grauer Wald
02. Filis Aureis
03. Marea
04. Himmelbarn
05. Melanocardia
06. Sapatha
07. Apogeion
08. Eosfyllon
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Aesthesys is an instrumental outfit hailing from Moscow, Russia, performing a mixture of post-rock, ambient, neoclassical and progressive music.

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