Round Transparent Cup Teaspoon

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

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Following In Footsteps

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

Double Day

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

Better Than Naught

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

A Song Of The Plant Spirits

Here’s some instrumental music for fans of Jakob, Russian Circles, Explosions In The Sky. Unfortunately there are only 3 tracks on the EP, but they’re pretty worth a listen. And hey, they’re from Auckland here in NZ so that’s always a bonus.

Icaro – Grey

Embracing The Night

Beats me why they decided to run the words together for their name, but other than that mild irritation, Thenighttimeproject’s self titled album proves to be a fairly satisfying listen. Featuring a chap who used to be in Katatonia (renowned for their doom and gloom vibe), there is definitely a similar tone to this project. Also reminiscent of OSI and Ashes Divide.

Thenighttimeproject – Dissolve