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Old 03-25-2009, 04:44 PM   #321
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:49 PM   #322
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Interesting, the "mp3" magically disappeared from the link I posted and know worked because I'd tested it.

You can quickly find the link here:

Temporary Residence Limited

It's the second news story. Click on that and the mp3 link is there in the track list.
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I listened to the From Monument to Masses record and hated it. C'est la vie. Still, if I can ever somehow find it in a used bin, on vinyl, it'd be worth picking up. Jesus, that sleeve is beautiful!!!

Also, caught Asobi Seksu (dream-shoegaze) and Resplandor, a few weeks ago. The latter band really knocked me out, and definitely brought the post-rock sound (mixed with dream-pop/shoegaze). I didn't enjoy the record (Pleamar) quite as much as their set (the loudest I've heard since seeing My Bloody Valentine, last year), but I still enjoyed it. Really good stuff. One of the turkeys from Cocteau Twins produced it. It shows. I figure they're worth mentioning, even though it seems likely that people already know who they are...



Great song.
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:10 PM   #324
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God is an Astronaut is definitely an artist to support with actual buying, they're not huge by any means, who knows if we'll even see them in the US again any time soon, their one and only US tour had lots of equipment stolen from them which was pretty bad for them. Their CDs aren't easy to find without a good local record store (like Newbury Comics ), but that's what Amazon is for.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:12 AM   #325
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Interesting, the "mp3" magically disappeared from the link I posted and know worked because I'd tested it.

You can quickly find the link here:

Temporary Residence Limited

It's the second news story. Click on that and the mp3 link is there in the track list.
so I can listen tomorrow night.
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:56 PM   #326
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I listened to the From Monument to Masses record and hated it. C'est la vie. Still, if I can ever somehow find it in a used bin, on vinyl, it'd be worth picking up. Jesus, that sleeve is beautiful!!!
I rather enjoyed it. I listened to the stream that's available online, and liked what I heard. My local music store had the CD for only $9, so I'm tempted to pick it up.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:41 PM   #327
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You know it's true, Martha. Try the song out regardless though, I'd happily eat crow on this.
I liked it. Quite a bit akcherly.

Does the rest of the album sound like that?



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Old 03-26-2009, 10:41 PM   #328
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I liked it. Quite a bit akcherly.

Does the rest of the album sound like that?
Yeah, more or less. There are even songs I like more than that first track on the album as well.
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Mono's new album is beautiful:


It's more on the "pretty" side of post-rock (IE, Martha will likely think it's "boring"), but it's quite good. Their label, Temporary Residence, has the opening track, 'Ashes In the Snow' (also one of my favorites from the album) available to download free. Check it out:

http://www.temporaryresidence.com/mp...es-in-the-snow

Here's their blurb on the album:

Just in time for their 10-year anniversary, MONO return with their fifth studio album, the absolutely massive Hymn To The Immortal Wind. The music is naturally majestic, with MONO's trademark wall of noise crashing beautifully against the largest chamber orchestra the band has ever enlisted. The instrumentation is vast, incorporating strings, flutes, organ, piano, glockenspiel and tympani into their standard face-melting set-up. While Hymn continues to mine the cinematic drama inherent in all of MONO's music, the dynamic shifts now come more from dark-to-light instead of quiet-to-loud. The maturity to balance these elements so masterfully has become MONO's strongest virtue - save for perhaps their uncanny ability to sound every bit like a plane crashing into a Beethoven concert.
Glad you're enjoying it!




Just to keep everybody updated on upcoming post-rock releases:

We vs. Death has a new album coming out on April 11th called A Black House, A Coloured Home. A couple tracks are up for preview on their website: We vs. Death � News & Shows

Isis' Wavering Radiant drops on April 21st. It's already leaked...I'm not an Isis fan, so I haven't heard it, but the comments I've seen on it have been overwhelmingly positive.

Tortoise is releasing Beacons of Ancestorship on June 23rd, their first full-length in 5 years.

Caspian are also set to put out a new record this year, so I'll be looking out for that one, since the You are the Conductor EP is one of my favorite post-rock recordings.
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I found the entire Mono album streaming online. Currently listening to it, and it is indeed beautiful.
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I found the entire Mono album streaming online. Currently listening to it, and it is indeed beautiful.
Where would one find such a thing?
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Spinner.com

Click on Listening Party, located to the left, and it takes you to new releases that are streaming for free. Scroll through until you see Mono.
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Just months after their last album, God Is An Astronaut has a new online single for free download through their myspace page. The song is called Shining Through; it's pretty good and sounds like the last album.

Supposedly they were going to release an EP, but ended up with so much material that they will now have another album coming out this fall! So just the one song now, but I'm all for it if it means a whole album waiting in the wings.
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Just months after their last album, God Is An Astronaut has a new online single for free download through their myspace page. The song is called Shining Through; it's pretty good and sounds like the last album.

Supposedly they were going to release an EP, but ended up with so much material that they will now have another album coming out this fall! So just the one song now, but I'm all for it if it means a whole album waiting in the wings.
Such good news!
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Well, I listened to a few more songs from Mono. Mofo was right; it's too slow and "pretty" for me.
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Well, I listened to a few more songs from Mono. Mofo was right; it's too slow and "pretty" for me.
Make sure to listen to The Battle To Heaven, it's probably the heaviest song on the album.


I'll have to remember to check out God is an Astronaut's Myspace after work, cant access Myspace here.
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Well, I listened to a few more songs from Mono. Mofo was right; it's too slow and "pretty" for me.
No surprise there.
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I like it fast and heavy.
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Just months after their last album, God Is An Astronaut has a new online single for free download through their myspace page. The song is called Shining Through; it's pretty good and sounds like the last album.

Supposedly they were going to release an EP, but ended up with so much material that they will now have another album coming out this fall! So just the one song now, but I'm all for it if it means a whole album waiting in the wings.

Been meaning to mention how much i like this song. Thanks for letting us know about it.
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