Today’s band Atmospheres is from Belgium, and have a couple of albums under the belt. Reach is the only album of theirs that I’ve listened to, and I have to say I really enjoyed this album. It has some very interesting tracks, being a relatively diverse blend of ambient, instrumental and rock. I’m happy that it seems to live up to the bands name. Case in point this track, though for something a little different, also check out their track Time II afterwards.
I am going to kick off this week with something a bit different. I would describe this as if Hammock decided to go metal. There is a real atmosphere to the songs, they’re moody, dense numbers, yet the music knows how to soar at times. The vocals might turn you off, but if you can look past them, then I’m sure you will find something to like in this. I keep hearing positive things about this album, and after a few spins, feel like I want to listen to it a lot more inorder to catch all the nuances. Seems like an album for the darkness. Sadness is from Illinois and have been making music since 2014. I might just have to go back for some of their earlier stuff…
Sadness – In The Distant Travels
Another desk title hits the mark! So I’ve given this song a few listens over the past few days and I’m really liking it. Very atmospheric instrumental stuff, brings to mind Jakob, Hammock, If These Trees Could Talk and a bit of Sembler Deah. I’ve had it on as background music so haven’t given it the attention it deserves, but I intend to, and hope you will. Don’t be fooled by the name, these guys are from Spain and this song is off their upcoming album Solstice.
Astralia – Detachment
After my recent post of the Grails song, this band appeared before me who definitely are rocking a bit of a Grails vibe. So I thought I’d share. Mentioned as sounding like Chelsea Wolfe and True Widow (among others), I would be remiss not to give them a listen, and initial results suggest it’s good! Very atmospheric.
Palehorse/Palerider – Sundowning
I’ve been hearing rumblings of this album so thought I’d check it out. Always happy to find a new (good) artist from the mother country. These guys are from Wellington and have just put out a very solid album of Atmospheric Instrumetal called Unearthing. Loving the dark tones of this song in particular.
Into Orbit – Stone Circles
Back in 2014, näo released their third album III. It was easily one of my top albums of the year and since then I’ve been eagerly awaiting a follow up album. Well recently they deployed an EP (Duel), which, while I’m disappointed in it’s briefness, is an enjoyable listen all the same. But it does leave me wanting more. So I will continue anticipating the next full length album. Here’s the third track for you to dissect. I particularly enjoy whatever starts going down at the 3:15 mark.
näo – Myst
Here’s an atmospheric instrumental track to start the week. A French band which sounds a bit like an amalgamation of Lights Dim With Gallery Six, Lights Out Asia, with maybe just a smattering of Caspian. Seems solid.