We vs. Death – A Black House, A Colored Home

Nice melodic set of post rock. On their latest album, We vs. Deaths musical ramblings go all over and they aren’t afraid to explore any aural territory. The Dutch five-piece features the standard bass, guitar and drums, plus trumpet and even a concertina. If you’re a post rock fan, you definitely don’t want to miss this.

We vs. Death – A Black House, A Colored Home

Mo Town Junkie and Joe Jetson – The Worst of Jetson and Junkie

Now this is just weird. We’ve featured Mo Town Junkie before, well this time he has teamed up with Joe Jetson to bring you seven tracks of instrumental hip hop confusion. And you can believe me when I say that these two definitely put the ‘mental’ in instrumental. This is not for everyone – it’s music that you must be patient to hear. But once you hear it, you’ll understand where it’s coming from. And then you too will be mad like me.

Mo Town Junkie and Joe Jetson – The Worst of Jetson and Junkie.

Loss of a Child – Carry Me Home

An amazing post-rock album! One of the best yet by Loss Of A Child. Carry Me Home is well produced, heavily written post-rock that makes use of guitar and drums for a standard post-rock sound but adds piano and strings on top of  that to give it an orchestral feel, a labyrinth of intricacies and variations. This entire release actually feels like a soundtrack to a movie – a movie that I’d definitely want to see. I think I’ll use it as the soundtrack for the movie that plays in my head all day long…

Loss of a Child – Carry Me Home

The Silent Ballet Compilation – Volume 14

Lost Children netlabel and The Silent Ballet have put together an absolutely stunning 75 minute long adventure through the universe of post-rock with the release of The Silent Ballet Compilation volume 14. Featuring some very diverse artists from all over the world, the stand out track on the album is from a Ukrainian band called Nice Wings, Icarus! Their track, Eagle, is absolutely superb. I have a feeling we will be seeing more of them here on the orbit in the very near future. Back to the current release, it grabbed me from the very first track – a very ambient piece by The Sight Below – and wouldn’t let go. I literally listened to the entire album as soon as I clicked play – given my schedule, thats a rarity for me. The intensely mellow first track quickly gave way to an onslaught of post-rock, shoegazer, psychedelic and even modern piano composition. Each track is unique, making this a difficult album to describe. I’ll simply say this: it’s an incredible album, and I urge you to give it a listen.

The Silent Ballet Compilation – Volume 14

Robert Pieculewicz – Fly Free

Robert Pieculwicz is a guitar virtuoso, like Joe Satriani or Steve Vai. He has several albums for download on Jamendo, but the one that stood out to me is Fly Free – it takes me back to the days of Surfing With The Alien or Flying In A Blue Dream. This is the finest instrumental guitar rock to come from Poland that I’ve heard of – as my friend Walter from somewhere in Poland that is impossible for me to spell would say – Jej skały.

Robert Pieculewicz – Fly Free

I Am The Architect – 11

From the Lost Children netlabel we have I AM THE ARCHITECT. Post rock, but with a pop edge to it. Lots of catchy melodic goodness on this solid half hour of music. IATA has a lush full sound, with many more instruments than you usually find in the standard post rock fare. Synths, piano, flute, strings, orchestral instruments adorn each track perfectly. They sound a bit like Muse, with no vox. These four fellows stand out in the world of post rock, so definitely give them a listen, then let them know what you thought on their myspace.

I Am The Architect – 11

Raise The Dust – Ground Floor Records VA Compilation

Cover artGround Floor Records has a catalog of superb artists. Samplists, turntablists, and hip hop wizards come together on this compilation to give us eighteen wonderful tracks of instrumental hip hop magic. Also included are five remixes. If you liked Basementality (posted back in June), you’ll love this release.

Raise The Dust – Ground Floor Records Various Artists Compilation