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Andrew Othling, aka Lowercase Noises, can do some amazing things with nothing other than a guitar and a huge number of guitar pedals (that was a joke, get it?). He releases “sketches” on Youtube from time to time. Here is one of my favorites.
Excellent psychedelic rock, reminiscent of The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Hammock, a well established post-rock group that gave us the fantastic albums Departure Songs, Kenotic, and others, offers a huge collection of their work for absolutely free! It’s for a limited time, so jump on this asap. The website does require an email address, and they add you to their mailing list, but that’s a small price to pay for over an hour of music.
And now for some good news from Ukraine – Nice Wings, Icarus is a post rock outfit based there and they have two albums, both excellent, of their own brand of post rock. I’ve posted the first, self-titled one here before way back in 2010. Their more recent one, Aurora, is every bit as fantastic. Heavy guitar driven tracks peppered with violin melodies create a unique style that’s a pleasure to listen to. If you loved their first album, you’re going to love this one as well.
Post-metal act Into Orbit is releasing their single Set Adrift: Sequence 2cÂ for free. It’s a decent track, very mellow with a far-away sound. This two-piece from New Zealand has created a lush soundscape punctuated with heavy tones in just the right amount. I’m looking forward to checking out more of Into Orbit.