Review: “Slumber, savage beasts” by Aural Method

Slumber, savage beasts In lonesome winter forest Breath deep your chorus This eloquent haiku serves as the conceptual framework for the sophomore effort from Matt Kidd who makes beautiful ambient post-rock soundscapes under the moniker Aural Method. The new album came as something of a surprise so soon on the heels of Matt’s December release,…

Review: “Reanimation” by Lights & Motion (Deep Elm)

For the first full length review on the blog, I have chosen not only one of the best post rock releases of the last few years (let alone 2013), but one that I feel an extra connection to because I had the privilege to watch it grow from a fledgling project with just a few…

Remastered Collections II from ambient guitarist Karl Verkade

Ambient guitarist Karl Verkade has just uploaded remasters of several of his albums on Bandcamp, including the outstanding “Collections II”.   Although this album contains only 4 tracks, one of them, ‘Under Two Skies’ weighs in at nearly 40 minutes.   That might sound exceptionally long even in a genre where 12 to 15 minute…

New Aural Method music drops tonight!

At midnight tonight Aural Method will drop their new release on Bandcamp. That’s probably all the encouragement you need, but the teaser video is still very much worth watching. Click here to visit Aural Method on Bandcamp

The sound of memories – ‘The Years’ by The Candlepark Stars

Sometimes the short journeys can be just as rewarding as the long ones.  ‘The Years’ from The Candlepark Stars is the only track we have so far in 2013, but we are very glad Kerry Muzzey chose to release it because it is a fully realized and moving piece.  It dramatically evokes precisely what Kerry…

New from SubtractiveLAD – The Language of Flowers

Don’t miss this beautiful new release from Stephen Hummel under the creative moniker SubtractiveLAD.  As one review says about the album, “In many respects, the fifty-three-minute release plays like an overview of all of the stylistic places subtractiveLAD has visited during its lifespan. Highly charged episodes of ambient, post-rock, and emotional electronica appear, sometimes within…