Sunday Soundcheck: Set 050

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This week...


Agartha - 2013

The Ghost of the Thirtythree - 2009

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Sounds Like:
Post Rock, Ambient, Progressive, Post Metal, Shoegaze

Noisy post-rock from Sweden.

ioseb - lowercase "I" intended - is a relatively recent band to come out of Sweden. Like their contemporaries Sickoakes and EF, they fuse post-rock with shoegazing elements, including vocals, to produce highly atmospheric work. While their first release is a fractured suite of noise and beauty, the second release pulls together these elements in startling fashion, including brass instrumentation and occasional bursts of brooding guitar/bass lines that wouldn't be out of place on a Russian Circles or even an ISIS release; there's a driving, pounding, hypnotic darkness at the centre of what is otherwise a beautifully ethereal sound, and this juxtaposition is what captures the attention. Essential listening, without doubt.

To listen to their music, simply click on the album covers to be taken to their respective pages. Additionally, 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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JPtHart's avatar
Reminds me of Blueneck, which is a great thing. Thanks!