Pet Slimmers of the Year return with their second EP ‘…And The Sky Fell’, a monstrous follow-up to their Lost Children debut. Retaining the heavy riffs and dynamics of the first EP, Pet Slimmer of the Year have supplemented their brand of Post-Metal with melodic breaks, dense atmospherics, and even haunting vocals on the immense closing track. A crushing and brutal collection of class songs.
2. The Faith Of Our Hate (Heaven’s Gate Part One)
4. …And The Sky Fell
5. I Am The Ocean
Fall 2009 – Winter 2010
As is becoming tradition around these parts, Volume 14 and 15 will be released in close proximity to one another. Each compilation continues the website’s commitment to spotlighting emerging musicians, featuring upcoming releases, and providing rare tracks from our favorite artists to our readers. Our focus is always on the international level, and we’ll never tire of searching for the next best thing in the most unusual of places. Our goal of a seven continent split is almost within our grasp, we’re just awaiting news of the first penguin-led post-rock group.
We’re also committed to our goal of providing quality music in a respectable format without charge. As one of life’s greatest pleasures, music should be freely available to all and resistant to commodification. As the Lost Children Netlabel looks ready to close in on its one hundredth release in 2010, we at The Silent Ballet are thankful that the label has stuck to its
goals and continues to provide excellent music free of charge. Although it may seem like the music industry gets ragged on a lot, if there were more labels like Lost Children around, we think that the music climate would be a much more agreeable place for musicians.
A big thanks goes out to all the artists and labels who made this project possible. Relevant links can be found below; any support is greatly appreciated.
The Silent Ballet
Lost Children Net Label
1. Across Tundras – Rainmaker – Floodreaper
2. Kodiak – By the Sea
3. Year of No Light – Hierophante
4. Aidan Baker – Turn Tail
5. Rosetta – Rain Falling on a Factory Roof (Redux)
6. Svartbag – Construct/Morse
7. Vanessa Van Basten – L’uomo Che Comprava il Tempo
8. No One Wished to Settle Hereafter – Scarce Christmas
9. SardoniS – It Walks the Mountain
10. Heirs – Mandril
11. Equus – VIII
12. Hellas Mounds – Movement II
From the mournful grey shadows of the English winter in early 2008, three friends sought to create something new and exciting with sounds alone. There are no words, they are redundant.
1. A Letter To His Father
2. World Without Stars
3. One Down
(Another great debut release from a 3-piece Instrumental Post-Metal band from Peterborough, home of fellow Lost Children, Double Handsome Dragons. Delicate instrumentation progressing to heavy, heavy riffs and back again, ranging the dynamic extremes and well worth many repeated listens.)
“A rainbow wall of prettiness – like any piece of good art, it’ll capture you for that brief, but striking moment” – sputnikmusic
“The music sweeps from delicately-textured ambience to shattering metallic riffage and back again in the blink of an eye, held together and underpinned by driving rhythms and delicious melodies” – OzProg.
Two fitting introductions to sleepmakeswaves first full EP, ‘In Today Already Walks Tomorrow’, following their earlier demo EP released on Lost Children, and for more quotes of gushing praise visit the band’s myspace, or forums around the internet, just in case you have any doubt as to the quality of this release. Originally self released in early 2008, ‘In Today….’ went on to appear in many top releases of the year lists and pushed sleepmakeswaves higher among the ranks of the post-rock masses.
2009 looks to be another promising year for sleepmakeswaves, an upcoming split album this Spring with fellow Aussies, the jazzically brilliant, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, writing for a future full-length of their own, hopefully a few more shows to cement their bright future, and all starting with this Lost Children release of their EP to spread the word further.
There are still a few digipack CDs of ‘In Today Already Walks Tomorrow’ available to purchase for those of you who would like the physical copy to own, with it’s delicious artwork and full quality sounds. Contact sleepmakeswaves directly through their myspace or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and they are available for shipping worldwide. You can also show your support and contact the band via their forum : http://www.ozprog.com/forum/sleepmakeswaves.
And some final words :
“If you are in search of a precisely produced, sweepingly cinematic, post-rock album then search no further” – The Silent Ballet
1. I Will Write Peace On Your Wings And You Will Fly Over The World
2. Exits To Nowhere
3. One Day You Will Teach Me To Let Go Of My Fears
4. So That The Children Will Always Shout Her Name
5. It’s Dark, It’s Cold, It’s Winter
6. What We Cannot Speak Of Must Be Passed Over In Silence
Noise Room are an instrumental post-rock band from Battipaglia in Italy who mix their heavy guitar-based songs with various instruments such as keyboards and theremins to produce the great sounding ‘The End of the Lord’s Constellation’ EP.
Currently playing shows in Italy, contact the band if you want a CD version of the EP via their myspace.
1. the end of the lord’s constellation
3. hope channel
4. you x hey she it boom
Download from here.