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Krane – Pleonexia

Author: Meredith Schmiedeskamp

Band: Krane
Album: Pleonexia
Genre: Post-Rock/-Metal
Label: Czar Of Crickets Productions
Release Date: October 27, 2017
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With “Pleonexia” Krane from Switzerland have created an instrumental concept-work about conflicts, which are always proceeding on our planet. Although there are no lyrics, the most tracks contain social criticism in form of concise quotes from speakers like Louis Farrakhan, Robert Oppenheimer and Serdar Somuncu. Musically, Krane are playing their Post-Rock in an atmospheric, but heavy way. The guitars are shimmering as they should do in this genre, but the way of drumming is worthy of discussion. Either the drums keep quiet, or toms and snare are overused and stressful intonated. Less could be more in this case.

Nyos – Navigation

Author: Sammy Fröbel

Band: Nyos
Album: Nation
Genre: Ambient, Post-Rock
Label: Self-released, Meta Matter Records
Release Date: September 29, 2017
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What are two men doing in the long cold nights of Finland? Right, a majestic Ambient Post-Rock record. Nyos did what they can do best, combining atmospheric soundspheres with banging drums and mixed with a hint of Psychedelic. “Navigation” is an ode to the dark and stormy times and contains hypnotic guitar sounds that bequile you. Like on their third album “Nature”, they came up with six completely instrumental songs, which create a calming and exciting atmosphere. So if you are into Deafheaven, but don’t like George Clarke’s vocals, then you have to give this one a spin.

Shipwrecks – s/t

Author: Meredith Schmiedeskamp

Band: Shipwrecks
Album: s/t
Genre: Post-Rock
Label: Sportklub Rotterdam
Release Date: November 10, 2017
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Cologne-based Shipwrecks have been formed in 2014 and they are playing instrumental, melancholic Post-Rock in the vein of Explosions In The Sky or Pg.Lost. Their approach to this kind of music doesn’t concentrate on creating something brandnew, but it calms the mind, widens the views and maybe eases some daily sorrows. It’s not easy to pick up one special highlight because all songs are build in a cohesive mood made of floating tremolo-melodies and a solid fundament of bass guitar and drums. Sometimes, I miss more dynamics and eruptions – Shipwrecks decide to stay on the dreamy and wistful side, where the most of us need to dive in from time to time.