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I haven’t found any “post-rock” type stuff I’ve particularly liked for a long time. Having been sent SO many Explosions-in-the-sky-ripoffs I’ve been put off the whole thing. A Egg‘s tracks might well be what turns me back to listening to it. Its just 1 guy, its all produced with samples apart from the guitar and bass. There’s a bit of auto-tuned / chopped up vocal too. Quite innovative.

 

Personal favourites: Somewhere Nice, Rostov could get it (Alright The Captain remix), Randy Jackson, Archway

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Hi All,

Its time for everyone to take note in your diaries. On Thursday March 17th, the stunning Kontakte are to launch their next full length album We Move Through Negative Spaces via Drifting Falling Records at Vibe Bar on Brick Lane (London). Stream the album in its entirety HERE

Let me say for now that the prospect of seeing them gets more exciting by the day and that their live show (with visuals!!) is a fantastic mix of electronica, soundscapes, good old fashion post-rock, beautiful, delicate guitar melodies and thunderous walls of sound. THE ULTIMATE CINEMATIC MUSIC EXPERIENCE. And not only is there something for everyone to enjoy in Kontakte, the rest of the line up also features some mighty artists especially chosen to complement the occasion.
IAMBIC from Brighton whose music blends neo-classical elements with electronica. IAMBIC made the amazing remix of Distant Street Lights featured on Codes In The CloudsPaper Canyon Recycled album released last November. Check it out here.
Also on the bill are Wild Dogs In Winter, a band signed to Gravid Hands Records along side cinematic popsters Fighting Kites. Think Sigur Ros crossed with Do Make Say Think – that Canadian lot from the Godspeed You! Black Emperor days.
And finally we have some newbies on the scene Waking Aida. They’re getting quite a lot of attention on the south coast so we thought we’d give them the opportunity to play to the London crowd.

Advance tickets are only £5 so grab em here: wegottickets

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PS. Silent Devices are no longer playing.

This.is.amazing! They’re hopefully coming down to London for a gig around May/June so keep a good look out.

Mogwai‘s forthcoming album will be released FEBRUARY 15TH!! Pre-order it here at Subpop. Heres a taster:

www.mogwai.co.uk

Alright The Captain are an instrumental 3 piece on Field Records alongside acts such as Maybeshewill. ATC are releasing their debut full length album Snib on February 7th (next Monday).

This 10 track album shows real promise for the band, and I must say is one of the most interesting releases I’ve heard for a long time. The sheer volume, complexity and variety could only come from individuals with a taste for experimenting – without venturing into the realm of the undigestible and pretentious. A lot of it actually sounds quite tongue in cheek and ridiculous (in a good way) which makes it all the more fun.

I particularly love how each musician is discernible and adds their own dimension to the sound. On one hand you have a mathy, scrappy guitarist who tears out simple satisfyingly metal riffs, beautiful and sometimes folky melodies, then all out Fuck Buttons style noise. On another hand you have a bassist with a real sense of what a bass player should really do; IE complement the rhythm section as well as make you feel the rawness of abrasive low-frequency noises (listen to Mega Mega Drive). The way Todd on bass uses his effects reminds me of current electronic/dubstep artists who write tracks based around successions of distorted bass synths that they tear apart and put back together again, rather than actual notes. Its hard to describe because its quite a primal pleasure but if you listen to THIS 2.37s in, you’ll get what I mean.
And finally on the third hand you have Ash the drummer who holds everything together with an almost jazzy feel and who isn’t afraid to keep things simple when needed. In the track ‘Soundtrack your Death‘ for instance, the drop at 1.10s is particularly effective because everything is focused towards, well, the crushing drop (no shit).

I think its interesting how all these known ingredients put together creates a unique sound. You could call bits of this album, math-rock, post-rock, prog, metal, jazz-metal, space rock… and so many other things- and for this reason it cant be any of them but something entirely new as yet unnamed.

They’re on tour in the UK so get out and see them- you won’t disappointed. Tour Dates are HERE
myspace.com/alrightthecaptain

Dead Red Sun are a London based instrumental 3 piece. Think post-math-rock. They’ve been busy recording and this is a teaser for whats in store! You can download the track by following the link above. Why not right, its free.

myspace.com/deadredsun

They’re playing at Vibe Bar this Thursday with none other than Talons!

Dartford instrumental 5-piece Codes In The Clouds are to release their 2nd full-length album on Erased Tapes Records on January 31st

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