Nice Wings, Icarus! – Self Titled

The Ukrainian post-rock crew takes a new style and adds their own old-world flair. This is not to be missed – one of the best post-rock bands I’ve come across since I started this website. Giant builds and drop-offs, guitars and violin mesh together, creating a moving and thoughtful experience. I’ll have this one on rotation for quite a while, I can assure you.

Nice Wings, Icarus! – Self Titled

Internet Archive: Free Download: Milhaven – Milhaven [12rec.061]

Milhaven is back with a rocking new record. Having departed from their old label, 12rec, they’ve graciously allowed their new release to be downloaded for free from the 12rec website. A little fresher, a little more grown up, they’ve honed their sound and distilled it into a purer form that rocks all the harder.

Eight tracks that run for almost fifty minutes, there are plenty of droning builds and smooth transitions from clean guitar to slamming melt-your-face-off electric guitar; quiet moments that induce a feeling of elation; slow intros leading up to loud and rowdy guitar themes. Milhaven does it just right. Do not miss this – if you’re a fan of post-rock then this release is a must have.

Internet Archive: Free Download: Milhaven – Milhaven [12rec.061].

Sleepmakeswaves / Tangled Thoughts of Leaving Split EP

You may remember sleepmakeswaves last release. If not, this is a perfect introduction to the band. From the excellent netlabel Lost Children, sleepmakeswaves teams up with fellow label-mates Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving to offer us this five track, 37 minute EP of post-rock at it’s finest.

Sleepmakeswaves / Tangled Thoughts of Leaving Split EP

sleepmakeswaves – In Today Already Walks Tomorrow

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A beautiful and moving release, the band sleepmakeswaves from Sydney gives us almost forty minutes of sweeping ambience intermingled with heavy guitars. ‘In Today Already Walks Tomorrow’ is beyond post-rock, beyond progressive. These Aussies have invented something all their own. The music presented here is sometimes quiet and introspective, sometimes loud, rowdy and in your face. If you like The Big Sleep, Three, or Explosions in the Sky, then you will love sleepmakeswaves.

sleepmakeswaves – In Today Already Walks Tomorrow.

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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

Part Rocket – In Limine

From the Lost Children netlabel comes Part Rocket with their release In Limine. Five tracks of chilled out post rock make an enjoyable half hour listening experience. Part Rocket likes to create huge builds, dischordant soundscapes and lots of ‘wall-of-sound’ type experiences.

Thanks to Marvin @ Free Albums Galore for pointing this release out.

Part Rocket – In Limine