Released in 2011 on Sub Pop Records Format: LPx2 Style: Post-Rock, Motorik Vibe: Driving, Nocturnal, Urban, Focused, Energetic, Futuristic
Released in 2014 on Svart Records Recorded 2011 Format: LP
Released in 2011 on Constellation Records Format: 10″x2
Released in 2011 on Software Records Format: LP
Style: Experimental Rock, Art Rock
Influences: Electronic, Kosmische Musik, Glitch, Afro-Beat
Vibe: Surreal, Psychedelic, Messy, Hypnotic, Warm, Mysterious, Cryptic
Musical Attributes: Sampling, Percussive, Polyrhythmic, Studio-as-an-instrument, Dense, Looping
Released in 2010 on Modular Records Format: LPx2
Released in 2011 on Jagjaguwar Format: LP
The surrealist sophisti-pop of Impossible Spaces feels both breezy and intricately progressive. Sandro Perri’s evocative songwriting and catchy melodicism are brought into high-definition by warm, futuristic production, atmospheric synthesizers, and lush arrangements for strings, horns, and woodwinds.
Released in 2011 on Temporary Residence Format: LPx2, etching on D-side
Released in 2011 on Frenchkiss Records Format: LP
Released in 2011 on True Panther Sounds Format: LPx2
Released in 2011 on Constellation Records Recorded 2009-2010 Format: LP
Released in 2011 on 4AD Format: LP
Released in 2011 on Blackest Rainbow Format: LPx2, 180g Ltd. to 750 copies
Released in 2011 on Sub Pop Records Produced by Phil Ek and Fleet Foxes Format: LPx2 Includes large foldout poster
Makes me feel like I’m sitting alone at a party, gazing across a dark, smoky room; an outsider looking in. Chill beats, hushed atmospheres, melancholy melodies.
Taking a detour from his usual loner-droner psych folk style, Ben Chasney enlists former Comets on Fire bandmates to jam some heavy rock burners with a a cosmic amount of electric guitar shredding, evoking Neil Young & Crazy Horse blasting off on a rocket. The new electric energy brought to this album is balanced out by an equal amount of the fingerpicking prog-folk and meditative acoustic ballads that have been developing in his music since the 90’s. While I will always love his more melancholy, nocturnal records that sound like he’s lost in a forest somewhere, I welcome the fiery energy of Ascent.
For fans of eclectic psych rock, communal freakfolk celebrations, and references to Kurt Vonnegut and Pharoah Sanders