With recording done in August 2019 at Hidden Planet Studios, Berlin (The Ocean, Abest, Sun Worship), Jan Oberg’s (Earth Ship) mix, and Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna) mastering, the newest epic 10-minute track from Berlin instrumental collective neànder has great credentials, but the composition itself stands as a great, almost poetic, poignant body. Their compelling debut offering was released earlier this year and “mãlven” complements its perfectly! Listen, check out their September tour itinerary below, and be sure to drop by if you’re near.
„This is the missing link between Explosions in the Sky and Bongripper“ says a friend about Berlin based instrumental 4-piece neànder. Where do you draw the line between Post-Metal, Doom, Stoner or even Modern Black Metal? Post-Rock and Underground Metal have always been familiar. This is sweeping Ambient music combined with the intensity of a Norwegian Black Metal group. Epic songs hovering around the 10 minute mark. Black Sabbath influenced droning Doom riffs ascending into heavenly, dreamy soundscapes. 5 hypnotic chapters made to be listened in its entirety; this album tends to be ritual music.
Founded in 2017 the collective consists of musos from Blackgazers Ånd, Hardcore Punks Patsy O’ Hara, Berlin Sludgers Earth Ship and live band members from Indie outfit Casper. Asked about why they keep their music on an instrumental level the answer is „a singer would reduce us into being either a Metal- or a Post-Rock band. We believe that the sacrifice of lyrics will keep our musical vision open and will help to intend on the music“.
This monolith of an album is due to release in February 22nd. Coming via the independent Hamburg St. Pauli based diy record label Through Love Records, which released stunning records from artists such as God Is An Astronaut, Fjørt, Wayste, Lirr and Svalbard, just to name a few.
06.09. Großhennersdorf, KunstBauerKino
10.09. Siegen, Vortex Surfer Musikclub
11.09. Tübingen, Münzgasse
12.09. Mannheim, Jugendkulturzentrum forum Mannheim
13.09. Frankfurt, The Cave
14.09. Köln, MTC Cologne
15.09. Hamburg, Hafenklang
16.09. Jena, KuBa
17.09. Bielefeld, Movie Bielefeld
18.09. Münster, Baracke Münster
20.09. Potsdam, KuZe Studentisches Kulturzentrum
21.09. Berlin, Berlin Swamp Fest
27.09. Dresden, Loco Club
28.09. Chemnitz, Mushroom Garden 2019
25.10. Wiesloch, R’n’P Wiesloch
26.10. CH – St.Gallen, Grabenhalle
27.10. AT – Salzburg, Rockhouse Salzburg
28.10. Wiesbaden, Schlachthof (with Inter Arma)
29.10. Trier, Lucky’s Luke
31.10. Karlsruhe, Dudefest Karlsruhe
15.11. Potsdam, Archiv Potsdam
06.12. Rostock, subset fest