Sunless Dawn – Timeweaver

The term “experimental” or “progressive” (and, to be honest, many other of this kind of terms) have an inherent flaw in them. In their quest to signify, they often imply that the accepted or generic ways (key word being “genre” here) to achieve the sound associated with them is the main or even only way to do so. This is one of the things which lead to the multiplicity of genre; when one is confronted by a band that’s labelled as “progressive” but doesn’t hear the sounds, tones, and chord progressions they expected, the urge to re-label arises. This can…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Come Fly Alongside Azure’s “Redtail”

“The inbox overfloweth” is a sentence I’ve been saying a lot lately; it seems as if, more and more, we’re getting sent amazing music that comes out of nowhere. It obviously doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s important to remember that each and every band we think of as new has history behind it; even if they’ve only released one EP or track, bands usually percolate around friend groups and social networks for a while before they actually release music. And yet, to us, their music seems fresh and unexpected, like a breeze barging through a slightly open window and filling…

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Can This Even Be Called Music? October Edition

Every month is a good month for music, if you pay attention. Here’s what gems October brought. Released in October &therisk is a unique project from Germany who convincingly merges the faraway realms of post-rock and mathcore into a coherent and enjoyable entity. Emergent is the result of this experiment, and I’ve got to say I want more of this! The songs on this twenty-minute EP indulge in the atmospheric creation at which post-rock excels, and then throws in a mathematically proficient riff. Instead of sounding counter-productive to the more ethereal side of the band, it actually supports it and…

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