This chap has a new album dropping tomorrow and I for one am pretty interested in seeing how it turns out. This track is an interesting combination of chill out and shredding. The words I’m looking for… feel good instru-metal? There’s definitely an uplifting vibe to it. If I remember rightly, the dude just quit his job to focus full time on his music, and best of luck to him. Keep up the stellar work!
So here’s the tune I was supposed to put up yesterday but kinda forgot/got lazy. It’s some nitty gritty Instrumetal which will totally go down a treat for your friday. This track has some satisfying ‘djenty’ sounds going on… Gotta say I really don’t like the word ‘djent’ but it is what it is, a term derived from the low tuned sounds of the bass (if I remember rightly). Bonus points on this track is that it has Jakub Zytecki providing some guitaring and soloing.
Modern Day Babylon – Lost In Dreams
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
Here’s an intriguing music video. See how far through it you get, definitely worth a listen through even if you don’t fancy watching the whole video. I like the concept! Music reminds me of a mixture of Gypsy Kings, Toundra and Dumbsaint.
Exquirla – Un Hombre
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
Well this seems a befitting tune for the day considering the current weather that’s floating around down here. If you do nothing else but read the titles of this guys album, you’ll be doing yourself a favour. They bring to mind a less serious Red Sparowes. Musically this wee album is bad ass, although the way it’s structured is a bit odd. There are 4 tracks of decent lengths, but within one you might here several different ‘songs’, I’m not sure what to make of that. But just listen to it as a whole and it’s great. Solid Instrumetal.
Cloudkicker – A Weather Front Was Stalled Out In The Pacific – Like A Lonely person, Lost In Thought, Oblivious Of Time
First and foremost let me apologise about that image in the video below. Unfortunately this is the only link I can find for this version, though personally I find that ‘paint’ image very distracting. So do me a favour and listen without having the video visible. Anyway today I had a semi-revelation… having been thrashing/binging my way through numerous songs by these guys, and trawling back through their previous albums over the past few months (to my surprise), I realised I just can’t seem to stop listening to their stuff. And while the jury is still not quite unanimous, I’m starting to wonder if this qualifies them as my favourite band… Blimey! I’m selective about the songs I like, but when I like them, boy I like them. So here’s the instrumental version of the final track from their 2011 album One. Of particular enjoyment is that tiny section between 0:50 and 1:02, and that weird ‘clicky’ sound at about 3:32. Just, you know, so you can enjoy those bits too…
TesseracT – Eden (Instrumental version)
If you like it, check out the version with vocals too for a comparison.