Category: Post-rock

Reverend big O :: When There Is Only Light To Believe In/Hope For

Country: Sweden
Release Date: 2012
Netlabel: 23 seconds
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

Often described as “Sweden´s slowest band”, this time Reverend Big O from Malmö explore the album formula rather than the pace. The album is put together as one long single breath and the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The music is rooted in 90´s shoegaze sounds like Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine etc. as well as post-rockers like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Explosions In The Sky .

The main contributors on this album are Nicklas Nilsson and Jörgen Dahlqvist. Nicklas is also a member of The Bell, a band with several releases in Europe and the U.S. Their music have attracted considerable attention and several of their songs have been heard in American TV-series like The Vampire Diaries, Jersey Shore etc. Jörgen Dahlqvist is artistic director for one of Sweden´s leading performing arts collective Teater Weimar, Dean of the theatre academy in Malmö 2009-2012. He was also co-founder of the legendary Swedish record label A West Side Fabrication in the late 80´s.” [23 seconds]

Tracklist

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Reverend big O :: When There Is Only Light To Believe In/Hope For

Country: Sweden
Release Date: 2012
Netlabel: 23 seconds
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

Often described as “Sweden´s slowest band”, this time Reverend Big O from Malmö explore the album formula rather than the pace. The album is put together as one long single breath and the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The music is rooted in 90´s shoegaze sounds like Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine etc. as well as post-rockers like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Explosions In The Sky .

The main contributors on this album are Nicklas Nilsson and Jörgen Dahlqvist. Nicklas is also a member of The Bell, a band with several releases in Europe and the U.S. Their music have attracted considerable attention and several of their songs have been heard in American TV-series like The Vampire Diaries, Jersey Shore etc. Jörgen Dahlqvist is artistic director for one of Sweden´s leading performing arts collective Teater Weimar, Dean of the theatre academy in Malmö 2009-2012. He was also co-founder of the legendary Swedish record label A West Side Fabrication in the late 80´s.” [23 seconds]

Tracklist

  1. 03.16
  2. Words Like Clouds
  3. This Street Is Connected (To Other Streets)
  4. Then We Fall
  5. A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose
  6. Walk Inside
  7. I Feel Such Rage (Toward You)
  8. Love Is A Two Headed Dog
  9. It’s Not The End Of The World, It’s Not

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This Is My Normal State :: Angel Falls++

Country: UK
Release Date: October 2009
Netlabel: Lost Children

“This Is My Normal State is a post-rock/ambient band from Bristol, South West England. The band comprises of: Adam Fulford (guitar), Yuka Kurihara (vocals/cello), Mike Dean (bass), Dave Masom (drums) and Non Wilkinson (cello).

Formed in October 2008, the band has just finished recording it’s debut EP: Angel Falls (march 2009).

Taking influences from bands such as Sigur Rós, Explosions in the Sky, This Will Destroy You, Mono, Mogwai and Joy Wants Eternity to name a few, the band create a sound-scape of interlocking melodies, typified by the use of reverb drenched guitar loops, and the fragile, ethereal vocals.” [archive.org]

This Is My Normal State
Angels Falls++ (Lost Children, 2009)

  1. Number 3
  2. Angel Falls
  3. Phineas Gage


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Cantaloup :: Tonight It Shows

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Country: Germany
Release Date:
2006
Netlabel:
aerotone

“Cantaloup, aka Thomas Peters, living in Marburg/Germany is producing music since 2003. The musical experiences he made by then were collected in several band-projects (e.g. in the postrock formation “item”).  He decided to use the ressources and experiences of bed room production studios to create music which tries to take listeners to journeys, in which sound evokes images in warm colours. Cantaloup is not only using modern digital comforts to reach his goal.

The bigger part of the songs and spheres are played live with instruments, supported by Eva Paul who brings her beautiful voice into a few songs. These fragments – with little help of some fx – merge to an extraordinary overall view, whose appeal lies in an own form of slowness and in a reduced perception on small things of everydays life.” [aerotone]

Cantaloup
Tonight It Shows (Aerotone, 2006)

  1. jonathan falls into sleep
  2. tahiti twins
  3. closern
  4. you and the stars
  5. cheerless love song
  6. windchimes
  7. circus
  8. tonight it shows
  9. jonathan falls into sleep (hoodwink remix)

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sleepmakeswaves :: In Today Already Walks Tomorrow

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Country: Australia
Release Date:
2009
Netlabel: lost children

“A beautiful and moving release, the band sleepmakeswaves from Sydney gives us almost forty minutes of sweeping ambience intermingled with heavy guitars. ‘In Today Already Walks Tomorrow’ is beyond post-rock, beyond progressive. These Aussies have invented something all their own. The music presented here is sometimes quiet and introspective, sometimes loud, rowdy and in your face. If you like The Big Sleep, Three, or Explosions in the Sky, then you will love sleepmakeswaves.” [bahgheera.com]

sleepmakeswaves
In Today Already Walks Tomorrow (Lost Children 2009)

  1. I Will Write Peace On Your Wings And You Will Fly Over The World
  2. Exits To Nowhere
  3. One Day You Will Teach Me To Let Go Of My Fears
  4. So That The Children Will Always Shout Her Name
  5. It’s Dark, It’s Cold, It’s Winter
  6. What We Cannot Speak Of Must Be Passed Over In Silence

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Inertia Blooms :: The Past Is Just Behind You

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Country: UK
Release Date: 2009
Netlabel: Lost Children

“Inertia Blooms are currently in a place between two places.

Full of new material, but concentrating on the last year of degrees. We have re recorded some things that have evolved since we first did them. One is a reworking of a track off the Hostages EP, the other was available on the Scrooge compilation that Robot Professor put out a couple of years back.

You might recognise both of them as the collective last song we usually play at shows. We’ve also found another track down the back of the sofa, it had some lint on it and was next to a shilling. It’s also the first acoustic thing we have released . This is a companion release to our 2008 EP ‘Cours Camarade, Le Viuex Monde Est Derrière Toi’, and it’s name is a partial translation.” [lost children]

Inertia Blooms
The Past Is Just Behind You (Lost Children, 2009)

  1. Your Answers Questioned
  2. Funny We Should Meet Like This
  3. Shine To Cracked Buttons (Acoustic)

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