Sunday Soundcheck: Set 007

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arctoa's avatar
This week...

Years of Rice & Salt

Nothing of Cities - 2011

Service Bell - 2009

Origin Point:

Sounds Like:
Post Rock, Instrumental, Folk, Experimental

This week's recommendation is a lesser-spotted post-rock/folk band based in London. Years Of Rice & Salt take a well-worn post-rock sound, and fuse it with folk sensibilities and a sparse but intelligent use of vocals and classical crescendos to create a cinematic soundtrack-esque wall of noise; it captivates over two releases but will linger in the mind for much longer.

Now, I know the discussion of music can be an emotionally charged subject for some people, but I'm not claiming that anything is better than anything else. This is no more than a soap-box for me to promote music that I enjoy; maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't. That's fine!

If you've any recommendations based on this artist, or wish to promote some music that you yourself enjoy, please do so in the comments. Maybe I'll end up enjoying something enough to feature it myself.

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insolitus85's avatar
Finally have/made some time to actually check this. good lazy sunday music :D :D