Friday, January 29, 2016 0 Engineers

Streaming: Brad Couture - Groundclouds EP

Band: Brad Couture
Album: Groundclouds EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2016

01. Minutes Before Daybreak
02. As The Fog Clears
03. We Rise
04. No Longer Colorblind
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"Hey, I'm Brad Couture. I'm a composer based out of Manchester, NH. I also write/record music under the name Sleevenotes.

My relationship with music began at the age of six in front of an old spinet piano. I quickly discovered that I preferred to play anything except whatever sheet music was placed in front of me. There was this whole world of possibility existing outside the page, and I was eager to explore it. Over time, I discovered the world of recording arts, and dove into recording my music for more than just my friends and family to hear.

The music I write is the culmination of my frustrations, daydreams, melancholy and joy. Each song and melody carries a piece of my life with it. I hope to connect with other people emotionally through my music - maybe they too, have felt what I have.

Life moves us all in different ways. It moves me to write music." - Brad

Thursday, January 28, 2016 0 Engineers

Video: Maserati - End Of Man

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 0 Engineers

Album: Outwailed - On Spirals / Out Of Reach

Band: Outwailed
Album: On Spirals / Out Of Reach
Label: Self Released
Year: 2016

Side A - On Spirals
01. Dream Walls
02. Chased By
03. On Spirals

Band: Outwailed
Album: On Spirals / Out Of Reach
Label: Self Released
Year: 2016

Side B - Out Of Reach
01. Fork Tongue
02. Out Of Reach

Outwailed is a post-metal / sludge band from Tampere, Finland.

Sunday, January 24, 2016 0 Engineers

Video: FJØRT - Lichterloh

Friday, January 22, 2016 0 Engineers

Streaming: Latitudes - Old Sunlight

Band: Latitudes
Album: Old Sunlight
Label: Debemur Morti
Year: 2016

01. Ordalian
02. Body Within A Body
03. Amnio
04. Gyre
05. In Rushes Bound
06. Altarpieces
07. Quandary
Streaming | Spotify

Latitudes were formed 2006 in Hertfordshire, primarily influenced by Neurosis, cinematic rock and doom metal. Their first EP, the all-instrumental Bleak Epiphanies in Slow Motion, was recorded by Mark Williams (Oceansize) and released October 2007 by Shelsmusic. The EP was described by Metal Hammer as “an artefact of great power and beauty” and as “dark and enchantingly melancholic” by Rock Sound, who included it in their top 75 records of the year.

Latitudes were consequently picked to play Damnation festival 2008, toured the UK twice with label mates *shels and played with bands including Baroness and This Will Destroy You, creating a reputation for crushingly intense live performances.

The band released their debut full length Agonist in October 2009, bolstered by vocalist Adam Symonds (Eden Maine) and new member Rich Harper on keys/atmospherics. Recorded by Chris Fielding (Napalm Death, Electric Wizard) the record moved into darker, broader musical terrain.

Agonist was described as “a staggering debut” by Kerrang!, “breathtaking" by Rock Sound and “f**king brilliant!” by The Quietus. Latitudes subsequently toured the UK with Hammers and played with bands such as Nachtmystium and Minsk. By this point the band had advanced significantly into a darker, heavier beast fusing the spirit of 70s’ prog with dissonant post-hardcore and elements of black, death and atmospheric doom metal.

Second album Individuation - released July 2012 and again recorded by Chris Fielding - layered passages of singular riffing, pounding creative rhythms, dreamlike vocals and hauntological sound textures. The album was described as “mesmerising” by Kerrang! and “beautiful” by Terrorizer, who placed it in their top 50 of the year.

Latitudes subsequently played storming 2013 sets at Desertfest in London and Octernal festival in Leeds, headlined the second stage at last year‘s FOAD festival in Manchester and played the Damnation Festival pre-show.

Latitudes’ imminent third album Old Sunlight – once again recorded by Chris Fielding and mastered by James Plotkin (Sunn O))), Conan) - is their deepest, most expansive and forward-thinking work to date.

Thursday, January 21, 2016 0 Engineers

The Inquisition: 073.The Black Heart Rebellion

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

We were young, enthusiastic, playing in a band but didn't have a name yet... I don't know, back then we didn't realise the name was going to stick with us for such a long time I think. I can imagine the name does raise some questions about actually fitting with the music we play. But we have learned to accept it, although nowadays we prefer just TBHR instead of fully pronounced. 

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?

Every song starts with the gathering of sounds, influences, atmospheres... We have a good idea of what the song should be like before we start jamming. Then we search for the basic rhythm, instrument or melody. And from there on we add layers, to come to the result we like the most.

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

That can change a lot! 
Right now I'm listening a lot to these records:
- Anna Von Hausswolff - The miraculous
- Cursed - Three, architects of troubled sleep
- Jerusalem in my heart - If he dies, if if if if if if
- Arca - Mutant
- Philip Catherine - Côté Jardin

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

Low - The curtain hits the cast

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

The first record that left an impression on me was a tape I got from Guns and Roses - Use your Illusion. The first record I bought was Nirvana's Nevermind when I was 6 or 7!

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

It must be very fascinating to share a stage, or just do a collaboration with Jordi Savall. He is a Spanish composer with a huge repertoire in traditional music. It's amazing how he can translate the feeling of a culture or people into the music. The record "Esprit d' Arménie" contains some of the best music of my entirely music collection.

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?

Of course. Without the internet we wouldn't be where we are now. I think the chance would be very small we had been to Japan, or our music had been released over there. 

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

It makes music a lot easier of course. There is a good and bad thing in that. The bad thing is that music gets consumed, without actually doing an effort and trying to understand what the artists want to say with their music. On the other side it's a luxury to have the chance to discover so much music. I'm sure my music taste would be different if the world wide web wouldn’t provide me with all the music available.

9. Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

I like the way things are going right now. If we have the chance to play a lot of live shows, that's the most important for me. It would be nice to get another opportunity to go to new places, like the times we went to Japan. I'd like to go to China one day.

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

For us it definitely is. It helps us to tell a story with more then just music. The visual side of music that takes your imagination on a trip is something that's very important. 

11. What is you favorite album cover?

I think Godspeed you! black emperor always has nice artwork. It's also more then just the "packaging" of a record. The artwork goes with the music, they use both to tell their story. For example their record "f# a# infinity" came with extra pictures, some kind of coin, and other weird stuff. It gets you in the right mood to listen to the music.

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?

I like the return of the vinyl, because it forces you to actually take your time to listen to the music. You get the chance to see and feel the artwork, read lyrics... Vinyl is definitely the medium that is able to draw the whole picture of a band. On the other hand, the mp3 format is also very useful... you are not bound to a specific place, the music moves with you. I like that a lot, sometimes I listen to records and I directly get memories of a specific place or time where I first heard that record. That's amazing.

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

The two times we went on tour in Japan are moments that will last forever. I remember sitting on the plane, and actually asking myself what we were going to do over there. I just couldn't get it that people on the other side of the world were actually wanting us to come over and play. But the whole experience was amazing. We met great people, we discovered a very unique culture, we played good concerts. Until this day I am still very honoured that we had that chance.

The Black Heart Rebellion released one of the best albums on 2015 with their third album "People, When You See The Smoke, Do Not Think It Is Fields They're Burning".

More info:
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Monday, January 18, 2016 0 Engineers

Streaming: We Deserve This - Fusion

Band: We Deserve This
Album: Fusion
Label: Fluttery Records
Year: 2016

01. Fusion
02. The Ornament
03. Triangle
04. We Dream In Circles
05. Papercuts
06. Welcome Dear Monument

Inspired by Hammock, Ludovico Einaudi and HeklAa he composed six melancholic and sad songs with beautiful textures and slow beats. We Deserve This new album “Fusion” is an ambient/post-classical journey with wonderful harmonies and warm melodies. This album is kind of overwhelming with all the string arrangements and melodies. You can't even say that this is a post-rock record. The "rock" element with real drums and massive guitar walls is no longer important. 

We Deserve This has reached a new level in songwriting and you won't regret a single second listening to it. This record is a very melancholic piece of music. "Fusion" is the perfect album for our modern, hectic style of living. Don't hurry - just close your eyes and dive into the sound. It's more ambient than rock and it makes you forget your bad day. Try it, you won't regret it.

Friday, January 15, 2016 0 Engineers

EP: The Foxery - American Dissonance

Band: The Foxery
Album: American Dissonance
Label: Self Released
Year: 2016

01. Filth Zer0
02. Commerical Suicide
03. In The Idle Arms Of Limos, At The Farthest Edge Of Scythia

Coming on the heels of several independent EP's, incessant DIY touring, and months of persistent writing, The Foxery has found their home on Spartan Records with Unless, unquestionably their most prolific record to date. Subtle rhythm changes, melodic layers, and key modulations begin to alter the sonic landscape as the record reaches its crescendo where it ultimately ends in a place of redemption

They released this EP as they are starting their tour.

Official Site
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 0 Engineers

Album: The Osedax - Titans Lament

Band: The Osedax
Album: Titans Lament
Label: Replenish Records
Year: 2015

01. Blue Ruin
02. Son Of The Sea
03. Titans Lament
04. The Fire Thief
05. A Road Unending
Download | Mirror

The Osedax are a doom, sludge, post-metal band from Leesburg, Virginia, USA. The band came together in 2008. They released their debut album "Delayed Response" in 2010.

Titans Lament is their second killer album with over 1 hour total running time!

Osedax is a genus of deep-sea siboglinid polychaetes, commonly called boneworms, zombie worms, or bone-eating worms. Osedax is Latin for "bone-eating". The name alludes to how the worms bore into the bones of whale carcasses to reach enclosed lipids, on which they rely for sustenance.

Official Site
Buy from Merch | Replenish Records
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 0 Engineers

Album: Rosetta - A Dead​-​Ender's Reunion

Band: Rosetta
Album: A Dead​-​Ender's Reunion
Label: Self Released
Year: 2016

01. Back to Where You Began
02. (Untitled VI) [Living Phantoms Remix]
03. Rain Falling On A Factory Roof [Redux]
04. (Untitled III) [Living Phantoms Remix]
05. Red In Tooth And Claw [SP808 Remix]
06. The Nomad
07. Hodoku [Living Phantoms Remix]
08. The Order Of Things
09. Oku [Living Phantoms Remix]
10. Au Pays Natal [2005 Acoustic]

"It contains remixes, reworkings, rarities, and more, drawing from all 12+ years of our work. Purchasers get loads of bonus tracks and additional content, based on fan requests over the years.

It bears repeating, too: we continue to be deeply grateful to our fans for sustaining our efforts for so many years. Thank you so much!" - Rosetta

Official Site
Sunday, January 10, 2016 0 Engineers

Post-engineering's TOP 20 for 2015

2015 was a difficult year for me to choose my TOP 20. I had around 50 choices and didn't know which ones to include or not. I thought I could do a TOP 50, but what's the point in that? After a lot of consideration and excluding many of my favorite releases this year, here's post-engineering's TOP 20.

I will make another post with the rest of the releases that I think could easily be in my TOP 20 as well.
This is a personal list so I'm sure everyone would slightly disagree. You can vote your own 20 releases of the year here and please consider that these lists and polls are made mostly for people to listen to bands they haven't discovered yet and not so much about who's number 1.

A Swarm Of The Sun
The Rifts
Label: Version Studio Records
Genre: Post-Rock

Platonick Dive
O v e r f l o w
Label: Self Released
Genre: Post-Rock / Electronic

Eyegasm, Hallelujah!
Label: Self Released
Genre: Post-Metal / Progressive

Hear You
Label: Topshelf Records
Genre: Math-Rock / Experimental

The Black Heart Rebellion
People, When You See The Smoke, Do Not Think It Is Fields They're Burning
Label: 9000 Records
Genre: Alternative / Experimental

A Very Pleasant Way to Die
Label: Fluttery Records
Genre: Post-Rock / Instrumental

All We Expected & Raum Kingdom
Label: Self Released
Genre: Post-Metal / Post-Rock

Label: Tokyo Jupiter Records
Genre: Post-Hardcore / Screamo

Label: Candlelight Records / Apocalyptic Witchcraft
Genre: Post-Metal / Sludge / Doom

Fourteen Nights At Sea
Minor Light
Label: Hobbledehoy Records
Genre: Post-Rock / Ambient

Label: Consouling Sounds / Tartarus Records
Genre: Ambient / Drone

Dust And Disquiet
Label: Hobbledehoy Records, Big Scary Monsters, Triple Crown Records
Genre: Post-Rock

Quintessential Ephemera
Label: Golden Antenna Records, Tokyo Jupiter Records, War Crime Recordings, Init Records
Genre: Post-Metal / Sludge / Space

Yuri Gagarin
At The Center Of All Infinity
Label: Kommun 2
Genre: Space Rock / Psychedelic

Brother / Ghost
Label: i.corrupt Records, Shelsmusic
Genre: Experimental / Post-Rock

Pale Horses
Label: Run For Cover Records, Big Scary Monsters
Genre: Post-Hardcore / Indie

Salute Solitude
Label: Self Released
Genre: Post-Rock

Chelsea Wolfe
Label: Sargent House
Genre: Alternative / Folk / Experimental

So Hideous
Label: Prosthetic Records
Genre: Post-Metal / Black-Metal

We Lost The Sea
Departure Songs
Label: Self Released
Genre: Post-Rock / Post-Metal / Instrumental

We Lost The Sea released this year a solid album combining amazing music, artwork and concept behind "Departure Song" and was my number 1 choice for 2015.
Saturday, January 09, 2016 0 Engineers

Streaming: Charun - Stige

Band: Charun
Album: Stige
Label: Cave Canem DIY, As Above So Below Records
Year: 2016

01. Clinamen
02. De Brevitate Vitae
03. Divina Voluptas
04. De Tranquillitate Animi
05. Intermundiae

Charun is a four piece instrumental post-rock/post-metal band from Sardinia, Italy. Formed in 2013 they self-released a 4 track demo “De Ortu Solis”, and teamed up with Cave Canem DIY and As Above So Below Records for the release of the full length “Stige”. They combine post-rock atmosphere with doom tendencies and exhausting and evocative metal driven ambiance.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016 0 Engineers

Video: le_mol - The Mountain Daisuke Inoue Never Sang About

Friday, January 01, 2016 2 Engineers

Hapy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope all of your wishes become true in 2016!

2015 was a great year musically! I'm really struggling to narrow my list to just 20 bands! My TOP 20 will be posted soon, as well as the readers' poll!

I want to thank each and everyone of you for following my blog for 1 more year and liking, commenting, sharing and contributing music! A big thank you to all the bands participated on "The Inquisition", contributed their tracks for the compilation and submitted their music in 2015!

I also want to apologize again to all the bands I didn't had the time to listen to, but believe me, I'm just one person and trying my best!

Happy New Year and no matter what, don't stop listening to music!
4 Engineers

News: Album Of The Year Poll

This year's readers poll for the album of the year will be conducted in January 2016 and the results will be featured on February, so that every 2015 release can be included. Post-engineering's TOP20 will be revealed in January. Here you can submit your suggestions for the album of the year to be included on the poll!

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