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  • Sleepstream's post-rock / post-metal video: Cirrus Formed Antennae

    7 Dec 2014, 17:00 by Velvetleaf



    Sleepsteam is the post-rock / post-metal band has shocked the world with their second album "They Flew In Censored Skies" which came soon after the debut.

    Their latest video, Cirrus Formed Antennae is on YouTube.

    Sleepstream is known for creating deep atmospheres by well written melodies with guitars, cello and the violin. Sleepstream’s mindset for this album was to “capture” their live sound with their full-scale dynamics and give the listener the best possible perception of the energy their compositions have. It seems that the album will satisfy the listeners of post-metal and post-rock genre who thinks that atmosphere is important.

    You can listen to the album here.

    The album is released by post-rock, ambient, modern classical label, Fluttery Records. The label is giving away a free sampler, it includes 24 great tracks from the best post-rock, ambient, mod-classical artists around the world. You can download it free here.
  • Collaboration of Gargle (post-rock) and Bosques de mi Mente (modern classical)

    5 Nov 2013, 23:21 by Velvetleaf



    Gargle and Bosques de mi Mente's Absence is a perfect album travels in the rivers of classical music, ambient and post-rock. The album is released by Fluttery Records.

    You can listen to it here.

    Bosques de mi Mente is a Spanish contemporary classical composer, that has been creating minimalist piano pieces over the years.

    Gargle is a duo from Japan that plays beautiful post-rock, ambient with modern classical influences. Absence is their first collaboration from these two artists, a delightful and pleasant record.

    From the beginning, the goal was to create a completely collaborative album. The process started by sharing small ideas and song pieces, and soon everything started to gall into place, leading to the three of them working together as a true three-piece band in a gradual and natural way. The result is pure harmony, beauty and a wing for atmosphere, space and time.

    Trailer Video


    Bosques De Mi Mente's pianos are like little paper ships floating over the water. String players from Tokyo College of Music, conducted by Jun gives the album a great symphonic dimension.

    Fluttery Records invites all the modern classical, ambient and post-rock fans to listen to this album on their website.
  • Greetings from Australasia

    17 Jan 2013, 12:29 by Geeangee

    Hi everybody!
    Please take a minute to listen to Australasia

    the project has a metal approach to post rock with inserts of electonica, ambient and shoegaze.





    thanks for you help,
    Peace!

    https://www.facebook.com/australasiamusic

    http://australasia.bandcamp.com/

    soundcloud.com/australasia
  • Post-rock music from Malaysia : Gespenst

    20 Jul 2012, 09:55 by Velvetleaf



    Gespenst is a post-rock duo from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Gespenst is made of Syahmi Rawi and Zuhair Rawi who are brothers. They have just released an album on Fluttery Records, home of Post-rock, Ambient, Experimental, Electronic, Modern Classical music.



    Their debut is called "The Bloodline". You can listen all the tracks free on the label page: http://flutteryrecords.com/flttry042.html

    Reviews about this album:

    HEARTS COOKS BRAIN: "Post-rock that synapses, leaves are falling, even more expressive images that are inherent in this album, waiting for their liberation. In 37 minutes they flit around then, wafting into the remotest corners, give shyly times, sometimes powerful, sometimes energetic. At the start, Silver Lining sounds like the tradition of Mono and Envy, are being developed post-rock prototype, first softly, then loudly and makes everything absolutely perfect."

    MRU: "I was extremely impressed by these guys and I really did like the album. A genuinely unique act, they really fill their own little space at the rock table expertly. A solid 5/6 from me.Definitely worth a listen, just maybe, steer clear of the Seagal box set before hand!"

    BEACH SLOTH: "Gespenst’s ‘The Bloodline’ has adrenaline rushing through its veins. This Malaysia band’s work has elements of Post-Rock and Classical brought together. Each song feels strong, in a literal power sense."

    SLEAVE STATE: ""The Bloodline" is simply everything a post rock album should be and they do it in a interesting way. The tunes makes me want to run cinematic with open arms at sunset, or if I would prefer to hide under the bed sobbing spirit that nothing will ever work out. I just know that "The Bloodline" would be the right soundtrack for the two."

    CALEIDOSCOOP: "The various parties and piano (electronic) strings provide not only with some regularity for the beautiful resting places, they do play the music with strong emotions. Thus they created a CD which includes both the hard and deep quiet moments that manages to hit. In all respects a very surprising album. Great class!"

    Have a listen to the album

    The label is also offering 5 Free downloads from the label artists if you sign up their monthly newsletter on their homepage
  • New Releases: Heinali / Air & Signalsundertests / Nascent

    27 May 2012, 19:59 by Velvetleaf

    Post-rock, ambient, experimental music label Fluttery Records is openin the summer with two great albums by Heinali and Signalsundertests.



    HEINALI - Air

    Listen, Buy & Download


    Heinali airs his ambient mood classics. Oleg Shpudeiko (the man behind Heinali) creates a gloomy atmospheric environment with the piano, strings, ambient / glitch structures. Heinali collaborated with Maria Navrotskaya, Pleq, Merzbow, Aiode, Anton Baibakov, Orchestra Eclettica e Sincretista, Matt Finney. Collaboration with American poet Matt Finney became a separate heavier and darker sounding project. “Air” is his 6 song album: cinematic sad music, strings moving around the central piano motifs which are minimalistic. Power of light touches, the ambience, the echo and the sense.







    SIGNALSUNDERTESTS - Nascent


    Listen, Buy & Download


    Signalsundertests is Richard Graham’s sonic playground, beginning life as a collaborative project with fellow artisan, John King. Since 2008, Graham has developed the signalsundertestsproject to attend to the effects of interactive music technology on music performance, resulting in a series of collaborations with a conglomeration of contrasting artists. “Nascent” features a series of ambient guitar-based musical works. The album features collaborative efforts from Irish Composer, Michael Andrews, and American Vocalist, Laura Graham. Dublin- based producer, Philip Byrne, mastered the disc. The artwork is by Tennessee-based Artist, Jon Kenney. Overall, this album has resulted from a positive musical experience, which Graham calls his best work, thus far.

  • chve / Nate Hall - split 7"

    15 Mar 2012, 08:12 by consouling



    This release is a split 7" from Neurot recording artists CHVE (Colin H. Van Eeckhout of Amenra, Kingdom, Sembler Deah, ...) and Nate Hall (USX Apallachia / former U.S. Christmas) on ConSouling Sounds. Both frontmen now write their own solo work, ranging from dark folk to psych blues rock.
    This release will be their first solo work to be set free into the world.
    The CHVE side will feature his minimal folk song "She never left" (check out the clip below).
    The Nate Hall side features 'Dark Star' from his upcoming solo album 'A Great River' set to be released on Neurot records in May.

    The impression is limited to 300 copies in a gatefold 7" sleeve.
    You can pre-order this item until April 10th at a discounted price of 5 euro + postage. All pre-ordered items will be signed by chve and will get a custom draft on the vinyl sleeve.
    you can pre-order it here: Pre-order page

  • Album of the Month: Slave Ambient

    29 Feb 2012, 13:34 by RosesOfTomorrow

    This Month's album is Slave Ambient by The War on Drugs.


    The First Glance:

    Beautiful, abstract summer beach scene in the cover really seems like this album would be a mellow, psychedelic and lightly atmospheric.

    Deeper dive into the album:

    The main elements are mellow acoustic, psychedelic western ambient, singer-songwriter feeling, a strong indie atmosphere. Landscape is constantly sunny, people are happy or just stoned. All kinds of lovely bleeps and bloops come out with the instrumentation.
    Vocalist is singing about his story, difficulties of life are brought closely to my mind.
    Open ambience, voices echoing in the distance.
    Alternative and blues sounds can be picked from this album, it's not necessarily bad.
    Back to the soundscape, reminds me of a summer vacation, on a rocky sea beach.
    At the same time living on the beach, relaxing, also watching the beach getting more distant as I drive away from it, on the sunny rocky mountain roads. Seeing friends in the distance waving at me. Also sitting on a mountain, admiring the scene, like the Grand Canyon, an eagle/hawk flying in the distance and the sun is shining bright.


    The Plus

    + Strange, yet relaxing wonderful ambient
    + Album cover is really pretty!
    + Instrumentation is variegated
    + Great music for chilling during the summer
    + Cinematic experiences like ones from a possible music from the 80's

    The Minus

    - Singer doesn't have a lot of different tricks, or hooks, relies on just one kind of style.
    - Gets dull, if you cannot focus


    Track-list:



    1."Best Night" 5:30
    2."Brothers" 4:28
    3."I Was There" 3:49
    4."Your Love Is Calling My Name" 6:01
    5."The Animator" 2:16
    6."Come to the City" 4:31
    7."Come for It" 0:27
    8."It's Your Destiny" 4:49
    9."City Reprise #12" 3:05
    10."Baby Missiles" 3:33
    11."Original Slave" 3:11
    12."Black Water Falls" 5:10


    Total length:
    46:42






    Album genre(s): Folk rock, indie, shoegaze, psychedelic rock, Blues
    Year: 2011
    Label: Secretly Canadian

    Line-up:

    The band:

    The War on Drugs
    Adam Granduciel - vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, synthesizers, samplers, harmonica (1, 3, 6 & 10), bass guitar (3), organ (5, 6 & 12)
    Robbie Bennett - piano (1, 2 and 8), acoustic guitar (2), synthesizer (12), tapes (4, 7), percussion (8)
    Dave Hartley - bass guitar (1, 2, 6, 8, 10 & 12), synthesizer (3), drums (6), twelve-string guitar (6), electric guitar (8, 10), electric autoharp (10)
    Kurt Vile - electric guitar (1 & 8)
    Mike Zanghi - drums (2, 6, 10 & 12), percussion (2, 6, 10 & 12), guitar (4), Mu-Tron Bi-Phase (10)
    Steven Urgo - drums (1)

    Additional Musicians:


    Jeff Ryan - drums (3)
    Chad Stockslager - upright piano (3)
    Jeff Zeigler - drum programming (4), harmonizers (4), patch bay (4)
    Michael Johnon - Eventide (4), Moogs (4), hamonizer settings (5), drums (6)

    Additional Personnel

    John Ashley - Engineer
    John Congleton - Engineer
    Paul Gold - Mastering
    Michael Johnson - Drums, Engineer, Eventide, Modular Moog, Treatments
    Brian McTear - Mixing
    Daniel Murphy - Design
    Kim Roney - Piano
    Jeff Ryan - Drums
    Chad Stockslager - Piano
    Jesse Trbovich - Saxophone
    Kurt Vile - Guitar (Electric)
    Mike Zanghi - Drums, Percussion
    Jeff Zeigler - Drum Programming, Engineer, Producer

    Country: U.S.
    Format: CD, Vinyl, Cass, 2xLP
    Final/Average Grade: 9+/8- (Impressive, yet meh...)


    Thank you for reading AOTM :) This was quite difficult to write, since I had so much different opinions of this album, but it's awesome, recommended! -Alex



    Check out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqaUt85GOH4


    http://www.discogs.com/War-On-Drugs-Slave-Ambient/release/3101856


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slave_Ambient


    http://citizendick.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/The-War-On-Drugs-Slave-Ambient.jpg
  • Post-rock band, Mooncake release Acoustic DVD & Album

    15 Jan 2012, 19:52 by Velvetleaf



    Post-rock, ambient and crossover indie music label Fluttery Records has just released Mooncake's Acoustic DVD and the album. Lovers of Mooncake and instrumental post-rock music can listen free or buy this release on the label website:

    http://flutteryrecords.com/flttry030.html

    Mooncake is a Russian post-rock band founded in Moscow early 2006. Since then Mooncake has been permanently performing at top Moscow clubs and festivals, toured Russia, Ukraine, Baltic countries and shared stage with such bands as God is an Astronaut, Explosions in the Sky, Caspian, Russian Circles and finally became number one of Russian instrumental and post-rock music scene.

    In five years time the band released three EPs and one full length album, which were warmly welcomed both by listeners and critics all over the world and the band became one of the most loved post-rock bands in the world.

    The newest Acoustic (CD and DVD) is a live show performed by Mooncake on Rain TV. The video contains five tracks in pretty new acoustic arrangements. The release is available through Fluttery Records not only in DVD format, but in CD Audio and digital as well.

    Mooncake is sometimes compared to PinkFloyd or Mogwai but the band has made a name for itself having developed its own style and became quiet popular among connoisseurs of genre both home and abroad. Catchy melodies, atmosphere, the ideal balance between rapture and grief: all this has always been Mooncake's distinctive feature.



    Today Mooncake is working on its second LP that is planned to be released in 2012. The DVD, CD and the digital versions of the releases are also available on various stores like iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp. Also the label offers various options to buy or download these releases on http://www.flutteryrecords.com
  • EP/Singles of 2011

    20 Dec 2011, 23:02 by illninoese

  • Album of the Month: Anthropocentric

    20 Dec 2011, 17:12 by RosesOfTomorrow

    This Month's album is Anthropocentric by The Ocean.


    The First Glance:


    The beautiful album cover with all its' symmetric details would certainly get my attention in the record store! The cover tells a story, and it's nearly obvious, that it's
    a philosophical concept album.

    Deeper dive into the album:

    Heavy, atmospheric and technical guitars lure the listener into a gigantic wall of sound. Bursting without mercy out of the tissue of the space. Anthropocentric is like an audiobook describing this event, an ideological metamorphosis, it's intro to the very end, and aftermath. The album has many unexpected turns.

    The Plus

    + Concept album
    + Wonderful vocals
    + Powerful atmosphere
    + Thoughtful lyrics
    + Beautiful art

    The Minus

    - Some of the tracks feel like fillers, they are just made to hold up the atmosphere, as an intermission to the mind-blowing journey.

    Track-list:

    1. Anthropocentric 09:24
    2. The Grand Inquisitor I: Karamazov Baseness 05:02
    3. She Was the Universe 05:39
    4. For He That Wavereth... 02:06
    5. The Grand Inquisitor II: Roots & Locusts 06:33
    6. The Grand Inquisitor III: A Tiny Grain of Faith 01:55
    7. Sewers of the Soul 03:44
    8. Wille Zum Untergang 06:02
    9. Heaven TV 05:03
    10. The Almightiness Contradiction 04:34
    11. The Grand Inquisitor IV: Exclusion From Redemption [ Limited Edition/Vinyl Bonus Track ]





    Album genre(s): Progressive/Atmospheric Sludge/Post-hardcore
    Year: 2010
    Label: Metal Blade Records
    Line-up:

    Robin Staps- Guitars, Synthesizer
    Loïc Rossetti - Vocals
    Louis Jucker- Bass
    Luc Hess - Drums
    Jonathan Nido - Guitars

    Esther Monnat Cello - Track 10
    Céline Portat Viola - Track 10
    Estelle Beiner - Violin - Track 10
    Dalai Theofilopoulou- Cello - Track 10
    Mitch Hertz- Guitars (lead) - Track 7
    Sheila Aguinaldo- Vocals (female) - - Track 6

    Julien Fehlmann- Engineering, Mixing
    R. Staps- Producer
    Svante Forsbäck- Mastering
    Martin Kvamme -Artwork

    Country: Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Finland

    Final/Average: A (Amazing album, truly the top products of 2010!)

    They nailed thousands of non-believers to their crude symbol of love
    The myth that man is the crown of God's creation
    Breeds the excuse to deplete the Earth today
    The myth that man is the crown of God's creation
    Supports our present anthropocentric misconception...


    Thank you for reading this :3 -Alex