Feed Me To The Waves is a post-rock outfit from Västerås, Sweden which consists of Robert Holm, Tom Andersson, Christopher Cadei Stålhammar and Nicklas Sandström. Their debut album Intill was released on November 29th, 2019 via dunk!records. The album is an immersive and moving experience which encourages vulnerability and fosters frailty, absorbing these dispositions, allowing them freedom to exist in their rawest forms, and offering a renewed sense of security and a calm confidence to those dedicated to taking the leap.
The band shared with us their three most influential albums. Check out their picks below…
The album is available on 2xLP on double colored 180g vinyl through dunk!records here: https://dunkrecords.com/collections/dunk-records-on-vinyl/products/feed-me-to-the-waves-intill-2xlp
The album is also available digitally via Bandcamp here: https://feedmetothewaves.bandcamp.com/album/intill
Tortoise – Millions Now Living Will Never Die (1996)
In the beginning of the writing process for Intill we sat down to discuss what we wanted to achieve conceptually and thematically for our new record. Instead of laying down rules of what should or shouldn’t define our sound, we decided to distance ourselves from our own preconceptions, believe in the process and let the music speak for itself. Tortoise was heavily referenced during the conversation and Millions Now Living Will Never Die was turned into a great inspiration of how we should perceive music making. The 21-minute long opening track ‘Djed’ captures this concept beautifully, seamlessly threading over different genres and soundscapes, being totally unpredictable and natural at the same time. The album-highlight of ‘Glass Museum’ on the other hand is an amazing display of emotional songwriting and turned out to be the sound of instrumental music to come. The whole album is an experience and Millions Now Living Will Never Die is a testament of what music making should be about; unconditional creativity through sound.
Lymbyc Systym – Shutter Release (2009)
For me, duo Lymbyc Systym has been a large source of inspiration when it comes to story telling through production and audio mixing. The songs of Shutter Release are driven by quick changes and unpredictable turns in the music and the sounds change drastically during songs. The track ‘Interiors’ especially has a very effective way of story telling through sound, where the big kick drum acts as a counter weight for the dry and frail snare played with brushes. The sounds acts as contrasts to each other and tells a story of opposites working together. The whole album is littered with these small details, which makes you discover new things with each listen. Musically speaking the album is great, bursting with creativity and showcasing everything from the energetic beats of ‘Trichromatic’ and title track ’Shutter Release’ to the dramatic soundscape of ‘Kubrick’ and the inventiveness of ’Teddy’. We decided early on that recordings and production of Intill was going to be completely DIY and Shutter Release was always a point of inspiration through the whole process.
Years Of Rice And Salt – Nothing Of Cities (2011)
Nothing Of Cities is a free flowing album which drives from deliberate repetitiveness and large sounds. The album is grandiose but yet playful, with orchestral stings and spontaneous guitar outbursts taking turns to keep the music ever interesting. The melody making is intricate and the whole album makes you want to dive in to it, to get lost in the sounds. There’s also a distinct feeling of a band playing songs they enjoy playing, you can hear it through the way they play it and that goes a long way. Listening to single tracks won’t do the album justice and the songs needs to be given time to develop and evolve. Even though the crescendo-driven and repetitive melodies has become a staple for the post-rock genre, this album has a feel to it that a lot of other modern post-rock bands lack. The journey is often more important and rewarding then the eventual arrival and Nothing Of Cities captures both concepts through it’s performance. All in all this album makes us want to get together and play music together and that is probably the best kind of rating an album can have.