Sunday Soundcheck: Set 024

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This week...

Whale Fall

Whale Fall - 2011

Origin Point:
United States

Sounds Like:
Post Rock, Ambient, Experimental

Post-rock is a genre of music which has expanded exponentially since the early 2000s, and there is a lot of dross to be found between the buried gems. This sole release by the NY-based Whale Fall is definitely a diamond in the rough, following enough of the post-rock signatures to appease any fans of the scene while also being interesting enough to have a wider appeal. A prime example of this is the track Kodiak, a striking number whose early solid-if-unremarkable early notes give way to an inspirational brass-led crescendo. This is a pattern that repeats throughout the album; solid musicianship with moments of genius, a fine accomplishment for a début effort.

To listen to their music, simply click on the album covers to be taken to their respective pages.

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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Helenas-sweetheart's avatar
Nils Petter Molvaer
you might like them too
thanks for such an amazing proposals