Articles by Adriana Ciccone
The festival ended well into the wee hours, and it ended as it began, with an air of positivity and mind-blowing creativity. The friendships and mutual respect between the bands really came through and welcomed the fans in.
This sophomore release showcases the duo’s continued experimentation with sound. Delving further into the world of synths and effects while keeping their signature sound of emotive instrumentation and dreamy vocals.
For those new to Her Name Is Calla, the EP is not what you typically think of when you think of post-rock in general but it definitely is typical of what fans have come to love of the band’s unique sound.
They didn’t invent the term “Wall of Sound” but their music definitely exudes all that this term entails.
If it’s one lesson that time in this business has taught us is the importance of “team”. Our approach has always been to ensure that the whole (band, label, studio) is greater than the sum of its parts.
How can a band with as little as three people produce such an incredibly full and intense sound? From its heavy start to its most epic end, this album will leave you satisfied, enticing you to listen to it over and over again
Slowrun has consistently put out great music and their last release is no exception. Late last year, this Finnish instrumental post-rock/ambient trio, released a two track EP entitled Passage. At just under fourteen minutes in length, it left me amazed and only wanting more. Could that have been their plan all along?
It’s that kind of feeling that gets you right in the gut and lingers there for a while. It’s full of expression, a sonic soundscape that stops you in your tracks, hits you right in the feels, as a good friend of mine often says.
The album is a journey of ebbs and flows. I enjoyed the 80s style fills and funky beats. If you want to get lost for a little while then check out this album.
Overall, the album stayed true to its theme and was wonderfully consistent throughout. I loved the album right from the opening riff.
Throughout the set, although there was so much going on both physically and sonically, I felt as though the band created space in their music. Leaving room to add even more layers, if they wanted.
‘Carmentis’ is the second chapter of the cycle of birth trilogy by Italian post-metal/sludge band Postvorta. From the theme, to the music and track titles, everything about the first two chapters of this trilogy is heavy and beautifully complicated.
It’s done in such a way that it feels like a gust of wind came out of no where and gently swept you up then put you back down. As quickly as it came, it went.
I find this band witty and imaginative in their execution of this album. Gloriously heavy in parts and beautifully melodic in others.
The band took their personal experiences and wrote something expressive but unobtrusive. Allowing the listener to feel what they felt but through the listener’s own lenses. Equally amazing is that this album was 100% DIY. The musicianship on this album is outstanding and for me, it is a definite top 10 album for 2017.
I found the juxtaposition between the somber theme of the album and the animated sound of the album to be pretty smart.
When I first listened to the album, my initial reaction was that it was an all-encompassing album. A sort of best of album but not of their tracks up to this point, but of their spirit and abilities as musicians since they started releasing music. The album had all my senses engaged and fed my soul.
Ryan Moser is a modern-day composer who has created a composition for our time.
Close your eyes and allow each layer created by them to permeate through to your synapses.
Fusing together elements of Persian and Kurdish music with classical and metal influences, the duo has proven that music has no boundaries.
Broken Social Scene have not disappointed with this new release. It really is a testament to their friendships and a celebration of these friendships forged in incredible music.