A Burial At Sea by @ciaramcmullanmedia
A Burial At Sea by @ciaramcmullanmedia
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Post Rock Shorts of the week of February 19th

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This week, our post-rock selection is limited to just a handful of releases, but rest assured, there will be more to come. We encourage you to check out our previous offerings, available here and here.

A BURIAL AT SEA, the post-rock collective known for their distinctive blend of genres, has unveiled their latest album, “Close To Home,” released under Berlin’s Pelagic Records.

This album marks a significant evolution from their 2020 self-titled debut, showcasing a refined fusion of shoegaze, math-metal, and afro-jazz elements, driven by their signature brass sounds.

“Close To Home” is described as a meditative journey through the band’s musical landscape, highlighted by the track “NEW old.” This piece exemplifies the album’s dynamic range, starting with melancholic guitar melodies and soft, shuffling drums, and building up to the euphoric intensity A Burial At Sea is celebrated for.

“Close To Home” delves into the band’s Irish heritage, born out of a lockdown-induced introspection. The album weaves together haunting melodies reminiscent of childhood memories, presenting a stream of consciousness that balances between soft, introspective passages and bold, euphoric crescendos.

FIRELIGHTS’ latest EP, “Other Worlds,” released in January 2024, offers a dynamic blend of post-rock and metal, ranging from mellow and ambient to heavy.

Drawing inspiration from bands like MONO, God Is An Astronaut, Plini, Anathema, and Alcest, the EP showcases intricate guitar work, complemented by strings and synths. Produced entirely by the artist in their bedroom, it’s a true DIY project and we love it!

The music has garnered attention on platforms like De Mist radio in the Netherlands and prominent post-rock YouTube channels, WherePostRockDwells and Worldhaspostrock. Available for free download and streaming on Bandcamp and all major streaming services.

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