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It seems there’s been a slew of great post-rock coming out lately, and the trend isn’t showing signs of letting up any time soon. Quality work is fresh and abundant, whether it’s crafted by scene vets like Moonlit Sailor or a band reinventing themselves like Tides of Man, or even by young newcomers making their first release. Asheville, NC’s onj. fall into the latter category, and have just come out with their debut album titled Opposition. While only consisting of 3 tracks, the EP surpasses the 25-minute mark and features instrumental pieces that should appeal to fans of groups such as Mono or Russian Circles. It’s up on bandcamp with a name-your-price option, so check it out:

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The beauty of music can be a two-sided coin, and onj. take this to heart. The band often tend to shy away from the cheerful and soothing side of the genre, instead opting to create soundscapes that can be dark and unsettling. Throw in a sprinkling of unconventional time signatures and phrasing, and you have a post-rock experience that differs from many of their peers. Even though they’ve just released some new music, the band aren’t wasting any time; they’re already working on new material and developing their sound, so be sure to keep up with them on Facebook.

-PM

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