Ambient Rock

Braveyoung Releases 'Misery And Pride' LP

Who doesnt love the occational 8+ minute depressing intrumental track?

Portland Oregon's Braveyoung are living up to their rainy atmosphere in their new LP "Misery And Pride" released March 31st from  The Flesner.  The ambiance-rock provides a soundtrack to your lonely walk through the park or for the moments before your dramatic Game of Thrones style execution.

The trio have had an extensive touring career and have experimented with a slew of sad sounds that have shaped this second album into a melancholy look through the damp grayness of life. They were originally classified as post-rock but have since moved on into into almost classical sound fitting to moments of emotional confusion and tribulation.

The beauty about instrumentals is that the lack of lyrics mean the interpretation is entirely up to the listener. You will find many reviews claiming to know what the songs mean and why they're constructed this way, but the only way to know is to listen yourself.

The only thing for certain is that among the emotions felt, blissful joy is not what you'll be feeling here...unless your happiest when your saddest.

Check their social media below!

Braveyoung: Bandcamp // Facebook

Trevor Shelley de Brauw Streams new EP "Uptown"

This is a turbulent period in history to be alive. 

As mankind heads towards an uncertain future, these dark and ominous times seem to call for some dark and ominous music. You may be feeling fearful about politics, gloomy about student debt, or maybe you just found out that Starbucks is out of caramel brule. Whatever the case for your despair, this soundtrack is full of dark, young adult angst and will add some fitting ambiance to your day.

Chi-town guitarist, Trevor Shelley de Brauw (pretty rad name, right?) has just streamed his 6 song EP Uptown, and perhaps found a way to describe the feeling that accompanies seeing people move on with their lives without you.

With all but one being entirely void of lyrics, each of these tracks takes an array of experimental guitar tones and turns them into wailing ambient soundscapes. It varies in vibes from dark and lonely to really dark and lonely, however still managing to make each song distinct in emotion and sound. The end track From The Black Soil Poetry and Song Sprang takes the foreboding mood and turns it a bit more hopeful, making you feel some sort of realization took in yourself, or in whoever this album may be describing.

Peep the sad eeriness on his soundcloud and make sure to download his album slated for official release on Feb 10th.

Altamina Share New Single

Atlamina, ambient post-rock band based in Montreal have released a brand new single! 

“Storm” is the first single from Altamina’s new album Tomorrow Morning Will Be Tonight.  

The band’s first release Silver Landing in a Barren Land came in 2012. That album was an instrumental album made by Altamina’s two founders Francois Graham (Keys, Lead Vocals) and Marco Gervais (Guitar, Backing Vocals). The first album was the result of musical experimentation on their part, filling in the gaps with electronic sounds and drums.

Tomorrow Morning Will Be Tonight has a slightly different feel. The biggest change is the addition of Francois’ deep vocals, which may remind listeners of bands such as The National. The foundation of interesting synth parts remains, but more emphasis is placed on the guitar as well as the two newest members of the band; Roxanne Miller (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Matt Davis (Drums). The band cites influences for the record of a great range, from Joy Division to Tool, and all the way to Leonard Cohen. 

“Storm” highlights the feel of the album well, with an ethereal tone and subtle movement that ought to leave you wanting more.

Tomorrow Morning Will Be Tonight was released on June 10th, and can also be purchased on Bandcamp! For more on Altamina, check out their links below!

Altamina: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Bandcamp // Soundcloud

 

Altamina Releases New Album

Montreal ambient rock outfit, Altamina, have released their new album, Tomorrow Morning Will Be Tonight, via Gray Owl Point. You can head over there to check out their sophomore album!

The somber album broods yet sounds light and dream-like, highlighting the new Altamina sound influenced by electronic acts like Joy Division, Portishead, Tool, PJ Harvey, Alt-J, Interpol, Leonard Cohen, and more. Lead singer François Graham delivers lyrics in a soothing baritone voice, reminiscent of a deep Bowie or Matt Berninger (The National). 

Marco Gervais and François Graham provide more experimentation on this album with the inclusion of new band members Matt Davis and Roxanne Miller, giving the previously lo-fi duo a larger, more comprehensive sound. 

Tomorrow Morning Will Be Tonight is cinematic, sweeping, and introspective, discussing themes of life, love, loss, healing, redemption, and loneliness. 

Tomorrow Morning Will Be Tonight

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1. Under the Black Sea
2. Telescope
3. Storm
4. Light
5. Tonight
6. Bunkers
7. Follower
8. Liability
9. Drifter
10. Solstice

 



Follow Altamina on their social media, provided below, for more information about where they're headed in the aftermath of the album release!

Altamina: Website // Twitter // Facebook // Soundcloud

Altamina Shares New Single

Altamina has released a new single called “Under The Black Sea,” and the single is in support of the Canadian ambient rock band's upcoming LP, Tomorrow Morning Will Be Tonight, out June 11th. 

Altamina (literally “high mines” in Portuguese) is currently François Graham on keys and lead vocals, Marco Gervais on guitars and backing vocals, Roxanne Miller on bass and backing vocals, and Matt Davis on drums. 

Here is the tracklist to the upcoming Tomorrow Morning Will Be Tonight:
1. Under the Black Sea
2. Telescope
3. Storm
4. Light
5. Tonight
6. Bunkers
7. Follower
8. Liability
9. Drifter
10. Solstice


 

Altamina was originally started by Gervais and Graham as an experimental outlet while they were playing with post-rock/alternative band Surface of Atlantic. They recorded their debut album, Silver Landing In A Barren Land by themselves in Portugal in 2012. 

They recently added Matt Davis and Roxanne Miller into the band in 2014, which broadened their musical experimentation. 

On the new single, “Under The Black Sea,” Graham's smooth, low vocals are memorable and the music is layered with spacey synths and clean bass. It's a chilled-out and positive song. 

You can listen to the song and pre-order the album here!

Follow the band on their social media, provided below!

Altamina: Website // Twitter // Facebook // Soundcloud