Sometimes looking at music not only by checking out certain releases or what an artist says in an interview can lead to varying forms: Our Specials range from lengthy looks at scenes in certain places or at particular collectives releasing music in various shapes and formations. Furthermore we use our Specials page to host premieres for new music: Singles or videos but also sometimes even whole albums.
Another unfortunate event for the VoS & WPRD crew! This time it prevented the WPRD mastermind to sent out the list for March early enough and then we decided to rather combine the March and April lists together - meaning you have more to go through and enjoy!
We have a strong affinity to Post-Rock and therefore we love to talk about many bands from many countries. However, there are not many bands of that genre from Estonia - but one of them is awesome: Wolfredt! The band just toured Germany and we are really proud to present you this premiere on our 1st birthday!
Since the release of their album, Monosphere were not just sitting around, but they have recorded a special live performance called Monosphere live at Wnaderlust Radialklang. Today we are happy to present you the first song off this album. It is the live version of The Verdict.
Switzerland. Land of the mountains. Of cheese and chocolate. Of good watches and secretive banks. Of bands that cannot be defined by one genre alone. Enter as exhibit: Soldat Hans. It’s partially post-rock, partially dream-pop, partially doom-metal. It’s great and thus it’s an honor for us to present the new single off of their forthcoming album.
Four weeks ago we gave you the review by Kjetil from Årabrot and we said this might be the oldest thing we ever review - and now Eugene from Oxbow talks about a record much older - from the late 50s! Talk about interesting choices and musical interests!
The very first note is usually the most important one as it decides whether we want to continue listening or not. With the first Gairo-track I heard I knew I would love the rest. A bit psychedelic, a bit folksy and yet foreshadowing and telling you that there will be something else “behind” this entrance of calmness - a whirlwind of riffs and force. Welcome to HER.
A live-shot video for an Italian Post-Metal/Post-Rock EP by a band unknown to most of us? Let’s go! Here you can check out Metide’s new song “Circædian” which will be released on March 25. Have a good look and maybe you will also be among those who will seek notifications for every further Metide-release.
There is normal music and there is unusual music. And then there are sounds. Einstürzende Neubauten once sang “Silence is not sexy at all” because silence meant death. When listening to Sound Animal and watching their latest video, one definitely feels alive, because this track is anything but silent!
The month of February might go down as one of the craziest of the last couple of years and everybody was trying to keep up with the enormous amount of awesome albums being released everywhere. We tried to do our best, just like WPRD also tried. But even with our abundance of reviews there are still numerous records left that WPRD wants to highlight in this roundup for February!
This guest review might feature the oldest record featured on VoS for quite a while because it is none other than Captain Beefheart’s seminal record Safe As Milk! And who else could have a really soft spot for this record in his big, big heart than Kjetil, the man with the tallest hat, from Årabrot!
There is always a certain urgency in the songs of Terzij de Horde which makes them stand out from most black metal bands at the moment. They are sad, but not bitter. They’re energetic but not self-centered. Angry but not forgetting the others. Therefore we are so proud to give you their new song: “Cheiron”!
Last year we raved about the EP Notre Ciel Noir by a young French post-metal band called À TERRE and thus it seems fitting that we shall present a song from their upcoming record here on VoS!
In the 90s there was a time when bands released acoustic versions of each single and most of the time those versions were more like fillers, less like killers. Some groups even tried to remain all-acoustic (yeah, lookin at you Days Of The New!) - and again most often that concepts doesn’t hold up. But now I found an acoustic album that I really like - Arne Heesch’s upcoming new record Demons Are Scared. And we are really happy to be able to present you Arne’s record in full, four days ahead of its release on Friday via Exile on Mainstream Records.
One of my favorite German “black metal” bands will release a new record very soon and when asked if we wanted to do a video premiere along with a short interview there was no way we wouldn’t have done it. We are more than happy to present you this interview with Martin from MOSAIC and his new video premiere for “Wir Sind Geister” from his upcoming album Heimatspuk!
The month of February looming big over January because we all know how crazy this month and its release schedule is. Nevertheless, we and WherePostRockDwells first want to give you a good round-up of what the first month of the year was like and look at some of its finest releases which we may or may not have featured here on VoS itself. Enjoy!
Post-Punk and Doom at first seem not to have too much in common, but they share one thing for sure: A love for the dark and the shadows. And when we look at the beginning of this video by French-band QOYA for their Stellar Session we certainly are facing that ominous feeling of dread and darkness!
Shadows and golden yellow. The two main impressions of the new video by Post-Rock alchemists BRUECKEN from Northern Germany, a region that is just as vivid as Southern Germany whose There’s A Light has just been reviewed by us heavily. BRUECKEN will soon release their next full-length at the end of March. This video and song should be more than enough reason to be looking forward to Innere Unruhen!
This new guest review for our Records from the Heart - series is a Belgian love affair in an ambiguous way: We love the Belgian music scene with its diverse musical branches, and the guest review was written by a Belgian musician and he chose a Belgian band! Tuur Soete from Mother shared his ideas on Eleanora’s Mere - be sure to check this one out, it’s a nice trip!
It’s always such a nice surprise when we hear a good song that doesn’t hide its roots and origins - and man Thought Trials’ new single surely does not do that. This is blackgaze or post-rock-infused hardcore (whichever term you prefer) at its finest and the song we are premiering today is surely raising the expectations for the new album which will be released in roughly two weeks!
I still remember the time, when my comrades and me were all into some form of electronic rock, something like Stabbing Westward or (in my case) a bit rockier Pitchshifter or slightly moodier and later How to Destroy Angels. And now we get another good electro-infused rock band with Artificial Astronaut, who will release their second record in a few weeks. Today we got the video premiere for the first single of that next record for you.
This sixth edition of our Records from the Heart - series takes us back over the Atlantic, but this time not to the USA, but to Canada. To be more precise, to Quebec and one still secret tipp À L’Ombre D´Héméra and their drummer Dieter reviewing fellow-Quebecois Milanku and their last record Monument du non-être & Mouvement du non-vivant - be sure to check this one out, because Dieter really came up with some interesting descriptions.
The first roundup of 2022 is looking back at the last month of 2021 and of course, it is a bit of a slow month, because there are not that many releases in the few weeks before Christmas. However, the WPRD-crew once again has found quite a lot of good ones!
Nothing can make a small webzine like ours feel prouder and simultaneously more humble than being trusted with a chance to reveal the existence of a new band to the world. We have been chosen to do so today by Terreuse and we are happy to give you their first video!
Australia and its vast landscapes with all those different climates seems be a perfect ground for “growing” post-rock bands with a certain nose for a different sound. Remember how We Lost The Sea changed the sound vocabulary with Departure Songs? Something similarly unconventional awaits you in the form of today’s song premiere by The Sea Shall Not Have Them. Whether the duo from Australia’s Gold Coast will be as successful as the Aussies in WLTS - only time will tell.
Drone can be such a boring genre because nothing ever happens it seems - especially if the songs don not know any change of volume for the respective spheres. Fortunately Ekca Liena (aka Daniel Mackenzie) knows about the importance of volume and tension. We present exhibit D - as in “Drowning Flight”.