Sunday, September 19, 2010

Yndi Halda - Enjoy Eternal Bliss (2007)

Post-rock band from Canterbury. Lovely stuff.

This is the track 'We Flood Empty Lakes' from the 'Enjoy Eternal Bliss' EP (mediafire link above):

Seeing as you guys are on a big post-rock tip - epic crescendo.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Other Animals - Other Animals (2009)

just rediscovered this album on my hard drive. great band.

"Other Animals, who hail from Crystal Lake IL take from the loud-soft dynamics and melodic instrumentation of post-rockers like Explosions in the Sky and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The result is instrumental rock music that will invade your ears and have you setting fire to your speakers. Well, maybe you won’t get that dramatic about it, but it’s hard to deny the intensity and momentum behind these songs.

The band was formerly a duo called Somme which I which I wrote about two years ago here for their awesome Weight EP. Since that time, the band has become tighter and stronger, and added two more members. Other Animal’s self-titled album, which the band are graciously offering up for download, is packed with expertly-crafted and passionately performed songs like opener “Odin”. Extreme tempo changes; raw, layered guitar; and in-your-face drumming are the common threads throughout the album, but the band also have a sharp melodic touch as seen on tracks like the triumphant “Boxcar Blue”."

i remember having a tough time finding it on mediafire before, but here we go:


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lower Dens - Twin Hand Movement (2010)

the lower dens blew me away when i heard them for the first time. they just released this album in july and blogs have been picking/hyping them up over the last months.

the whole album has an amazing sound that lies somewhere in between talk talk, galaxie 500 and the cocteau twins.