Articles by Adriana Ciccone
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.
We first encountered Indian post rockers Aswekeepsearching back in 2015 when they released their beautiful debut album KHWAAB. A few weeks ago they followed that up with their stunning sophomore record Zia, so we sent Adriana Ciccone to have a chat & find out a bit more about them.
They’ve successfully added another dimension to their sound without sacrificing their signature ambient sound.
On the heals of her most recent video release of ‘Attic’, she is set to release a new single entitled, ‘Sorg Sea’. A video for the single premiered on May 17th but the single will be available for purchase and download on June 2nd, while she continues work on the album.
It has a little of everything to satisfy the appetite for math rock, prog, metal and post-rock enthusiasts alike.
Music and socio-political issues come together to create an introspective soundscape. It is music that makes you think, all the while sending you to that place good music often does.