Posts tagged ‘Post Rock’

November 2, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

Wordless Wednesdays is our column where we spotlight the best new instrumental tracks.

Today we have not one, but two thousand instrumental tracks for you. Wait, that’s not right, we have two. Just two but two are all you need when they’re this good. Check out the latest from Xena Glas and lostlemming after the jump.
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October 19, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

Wordless Wednesdays is our column where we spotlight the best new instrumental tracks.

Today we have not one, not two, but three instrumental tracks for you to enjoy (read in Sesame Street’s The Count voice for seasonal appropriateness). Check out the latest from Micah Frank & Chet Doxas, whoiswelanski and Sic Wip after the jump.
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October 7, 2022

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

It’s our first Friday 5×5 since returning from our brief blog break and it’s a good’n! Check out songs so good they (mostly) speak for themselves from SubLuminal, BADSOMA, Double Vanity, Jamal Tinkov and Eyal Zusman & Amir Lev.
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October 5, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

Wordless Wednesdays is our column where we spotlight the best new instrumental tracks.

The best instrumental tracks take us on a journey, and “The Dark” does just that. The latest from 41 Track Mind* starts off spacious and ominous yet, also weirdly uplifting. With dark atmospherics and a progression, that while isn’t happy, is somewhat hopeful feeling. Then before you know it a Santana channeling David Gilmour guitar solo emerges, restrained and yet with both the epicness of DG with a hint of Carlos’s flair. Ultimately it always feels weird writing too much about instrumental tracks, which by their nature are trying to capture a vibe unexpressable with words. So with that we advise you to just hit play and take the trip.

* not to be confused with the medical condition where all you can think about is Hot Topic and Monster energy drink – Sum 41 Track Mind

September 7, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

Wordless Wednesdays is our column where we spotlight the best new instrumental tracks.

After a few weeks of non-stop wordsmiths, we’re happy to dip our toe back into the pool of tranquility that is instrumental works. Check out the latest from Versa and T.O.L.D. after the jump.
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August 24, 2022

The Midweekly – Russian Circles

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

Close your eyes and visualize great armies of monsters, or fleets of space ships colliding into each other in slow motion. This of course needs a soundtrack, and Russian Circles is always ready to provide. The metal trio from Chicago has done it again with their eighth LP Gnossis. It’s been said that vocals help connect the listener to the music because of the shared human experience through lyrics, even in a genre where the words are incompressible. But RC routinely deliver a style of impressively produced instrumental rock that holds your attention. Seemingly standard breakdowns that’ll break your brain when the polyrhythms invade. Most of the progressions are filled with dread and frenzy, although they do switch it up with beautiful melodies, like reflecting on the destruction the chugga chugga unleashed. If riffs could snarl, these tracks would be mean mugging all day. 

August 19, 2022

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

You know the drill, five songs so good they don’t need us boring and blabbing about them. We keep it succinct and let the music do the talking on these stand out tracks from Kowloon, Dome Dwellers, Killer Bee, Kevin George and Sharkorama.
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August 10, 2022

The Midweekly – Giraffes? Giraffes!

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

In a studio, sure you can get a lot of stuff going at the same time with technology and what. But take it to the stage and things get trickier for a rock duo from Massachusetts. Giraffes? Giraffes! They make it happen? They make it happen! (Looping pedals help). On their fifth LP, Death Breath, with Ken Topham on percussion, and Joseph Andreoli on guitars, G?G! produce a solid set of experimental post-rock tracks. There’s a modern flair of polyrhythms and math, and a good dose of classic melody that harkens back to the songwriting of 90s alternative. Moments of high energy, mixed with softer, more subtle numbers give the whole album a dynamic feel that keeps your attention. In the past, their work has been mostly instrumental. But now they’re singing like it’s always been a well built tool in their box. There is a question and an answer. It’s really good? It’s really good!

August 4, 2022

The Midweekly – Helms Alee

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

There’s a rumbling coming from the depths of the alt metal sea. It is a leviathan of an album called Keep This Be The Way, and there is a ship ready to do battle. Helms Alee, hailing from Seattle, is its crew of sludge rockers. KTBTW is the trio’s sixth, and most recent release. Saber sharp guitars, and hammer heavy bass lend the riffs that drone on and reverb out. But the drums, like cannon fire, are what give this record its life. Vocals from all three members will lure you out with dark melodies, then crash you against the rocks when the screaming starts. The pacing journeys from full on metal to folksy ballad. Helms Alee are flying an adventurous flag in this particular genre.

July 13, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

Wordless Wednesdays is our column where we spotlight the best new instrumental tracks.

Today we have all the words for brand new quality wordless* tracks by Shattered Circuits and Brent Watkins.
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