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.
Monosphere release their new heavy-hitting ”I Am In Conflict, Pt. I“, which reflects the beginning of their debut album’s brutal ending!
For our monthy series we were able to get a review from Stefan de Graef, also known as the guitar player in progressive-thinking Belgian Metal bands Psychonaut and Hippotraktor, both of which have been publishing various awesome records via Pelagic Records, the label run by The Ocean’s Robin Staps and Paul Seidel. And thus, it comes to no surprise that Stefan chose a record by The Ocean
Another roundup of the Post-world brought to you by WPRD’s mastermind. Due to several problems of different natures this one is delivered to your virtual doorstep two weeks late, for which we are deeply sorry. Nevertheless it is filled with so much posty goodness that we are pretty hopeful that you will like it!
One year after its original release, the trance-inducing Drone-Metal collaboration between thisquietarmy and Away sees both “Phases” of the story being released together. The accompanying video can now be seen on Veil of Sound!
Every once in a while a band comes along and changes the perception of a certain genre without too many people noticing it. Sugar Horse could well be one of those bands! As the first part of that equation is a really good one, we now have to make sure the second part doesn’t happen!
In our monthly series of artists we like reviewing records they love we can give you another really interesting one: Raum Kingdom’s Andrew Colohan wrote a highly interesting review on Acid Bath’s Paegan Terrorism Tactics for us. Interesting because this is a combination which makes so much sense when one thinks about it, and yet, due to the lack of popularity of Acid Bath in 2021 most people like wouldn’t see the connection! So here we are with Andrew’s thoughts on the album by one of Sludge’s most important groundbreakers.
Noise-Rock is a very open form of music because very often the musicians of the first wave of Noise-Rock came from very different backgrounds and when you listen closely to “Output Negative Space” by Enablers you can witness that first-hand. Veil of Sound is proud to present their latest video for said song.
A few months ago we already had a premiere by Eeli Helin, which was a wonderfully droney, horror-like thing, and now we are more than happy to premiere “The Village”, one song off his upcoming album, Vestibule, out in November.
Moment of Collapse kindly asked us to premiere the new live session by Wolfredt on our site and of course we couldn’t say no. This recording session is the birthday present for their latest album Tides.
“Wow, a record so good, it’s hard to believe it’s real!” - “True, a record that shouldn’t be.” - “Shouldn’t be?” - “Yes, the tracks were basically assembled by one artists who took the separate parts of two others and then discovered how well they work together.” - “You are joking, right?” No.
Just like July, August is usually a rather slow month for Post-releases which, of course, does not mean that there are not several releases worth checking out. WPRD has picked up a few records that we should still check out!
Anyone who has ever been to Cracow in Poland knows how vibrant the city is: bustling with young students at the many universities and colleges, buzzing with the cameras of tourists clicking to capture the city’s numerous sights and reverberating from the countless music clubs. If you were lucky, you might have seen the best Post-Rock band from Cracow: Transmission Zero. And lucky as we here at Veil of Sound sometimes are, we got a treat for you: “Those Brief Moments”, the next single of the band’s upcoming record Bridges, can now be heard exclusively right here!
Whenever one asks a randomly selected group of let’s say one hundred post-rock/post-metal aficionados to select their Top 20 most important bands of said genre – my guess would be minimum 30 or more will mention If These Trees Could Talk from Ohio. That in itself is not astonishing, but if you remember the fact that the band has not released any new music in the last five years, it becomes a sign of how influential they were on the development of the genre. However, one of the five guys has a new project out called Brave Arrows and we are proud to present their EP The Plagues ahead of its release on the 10th exclusively here on Veil of Sound – in its entirety!
We were very happy when the first installment of this new series was welcome warmly by you readers and we are even happier to go some full circle with this one. The guitar player of Cranial was the first one in this series - and Cranial’s last record has the same name as the record reviewed by Mircea from Am Fost La Munte Și Mi-a Plăcut, whose last record was released on the same label as the record he reviews: Stories From The Lost - Alternate Endings!
Today we are very happy to premiere the new song by Insect Ark called “Oral Thrush”. You can now watch the video here and learn some more about it.
July was a rather slow month for Post-releases but nevertheless, WPRD has picked up a few records that we should check out!
When the guitarero of one of Germany’s finest in Post-Metal reviews one of the earliest releases by THE Post-Metal band - then it’s time for us to start a new series - “Records From The Heart”! In this monthly column you will find guest reviews by musicians we love writing about records they love. The first in line is Sebastian Kröckel (Cranial) writing about Enemy Of The Sun by none other than Neurosis!
There are song, album and video premieres - but this is a DAY premiere! Espinoza, Espinoza from Barcelona premieres the 24-hour-stream of the new 24-hour-album here on VoS!
There is just no end to the wonderful recommendations by WherePostRockDwells and we are thankful for another edition of his monthly roundup!
Quite often when talking about Kraut-Rock in any of its manifestations one question arises that might be hard to answer: Why should one listen to a form of music whose major quality is the repetition of some plucky-pucky spaces so that the ebb and flow is the only constant?
Years and years ago, one way to get to know great new Post-Metal bands was to listen to the awesome Falling Down compilations with lots of great bands to discover. One of them is back now with a video that will wet a lot of people’s appetite for a new album. And…
Here is the May roundup provided by Supratik Sartak, the guy who initiated the world’s best YouTube-Channel for anything “Post”!
Italian Math-Rock/Post-Rock outfit Repetita Iuvant honor us with hosting their EP premiere 3+1 which will be released this week!
Josh Graham proves with basically every release that one of his main goals is to push the boundaries of music – making as well as perceiving it – to new “extremes”. His latest project IIVII will have a special online streaming event in June, right on RSD 2021 – if you are not sure whether to watch it or to follow IIVII more closely, take the next nine minutes, sit back and be convinced by the video for ”Crystalline Beasts”!
Here is the monthly roundup provided by none other than Supratik Sartak, the founder and mastermind behind the world’s best YouTube-Channel for anything “Post”!
Describing this record might be one of the harder task for any writer. What kind of music is this? It floats and yet it dominates. It soothes and yet it urges. Maybe Ethereal Noise?
The second life of Ural Umbo after a near-decade long silence features project founder Reto Mäder and Marko Neuman starts with a bang – the new record Roomer will turn a lot of people’s ears inside out and will certainly stand out from the 2021 releases in its uncompromising attitude towards music and its making.
In 2020 Radiant Knife released two highly-praised records The Ghost and The Body while Woorms also released Twitching, As Prey, a record that also received a lot of attention. Now both bands release a mighty Split-EP together and both bands know how to catch someone’s attention!
In our second and long overdue edition of Scene Reports we share a lengthy interview with one of Europe’s most exciting black metal circles and have a close look at some of their most important acts and records.
Collaborative effort by several artists from Switzerland turns into a fascinating voyage somewhere between Aphex Twin, the Cardiacs, Algiers and The Jesus Lizard.
There are opportunities one should simply has to take. When we were approached by Whited Sepulchre Records if we wanted to do the song premiere by Endlings we were flabbergasted. The contributors that form this project are so well-known and well-respected in the underground community that we simply could not but in a flash agree to do it.
Located in the middle of Eastern Europe right on the Danube and between the mountainous part of Hungary and its lowlands is Budapest, a city known for its rich history, its secession style architecture, its baroque and Neo-classical style buildings of the 18th to early 20th century that is at the same time a mecca for people from all different backgrounds, also musically.