As Noisey Magazine’s Kim Kelly states, Reflectionless by Florida metallic post rockers SET AND SETTING is “gorgeous and unexpectedly heavy… There is a quiet joy held within its tangle of notes… There are metallic moments coursing underneath… Now more than ever, we need beautiful music – and Set and Setting has delivered.” The band’s metallic post-rock sound is equally melancholy and majestic; with two drummers propelling the beat, it drives forward with purpose. Listen below.
Reflectionless was recorded by Ryan Haft (Torche, Wrong) at Black Bear Studios in Gainesville, Florida, and mastered by Ed Brooks (R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie) at Resonant Mastering.
The cover, created by Samantha Muljat (Earth, Pelican), was inspired by the artwork of Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis, as seen on Pink Floyd’s album covers.
Set and Setting plays a record release show tomorrow in its hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida. A European tour is in the works for the spring, including a slot on Dunk!festival in Belgium.
Jan 27 – St Petersburg, FL @ The Local 662
May 27 – Zottegem, Belgium @ Dunk!festival 2017
“Gorgeous and unexpectedly heavy… There is a quiet joy held within its tangle of notes… There are metallic moments coursing underneath… Now more than ever, we need beautiful music – and Set and Setting has delivered.”
“Melancholic beauty suspended in the clouds with a birds-eye view of epic terrain… Soul-searing leads and shimmering, bending guitars that convey feelings of wonder and introspection.”
“Set and Setting bring a unique sound… The post-rockers throw a hint of psychedelia and even a metallic edge… The result is a captivating, wordless, genre amalgam.”
“Metallic chug to trippy psychedelia to soaring post-rock beauty… Like Russian Circles teaming with early Pink Floyd.”
“Somewhere between the metallic crush of Cult of Luna and the atmospheric glory of Mono.”
“Set and Setting create a stunning addition to the instrumental rock canon… a near perfect balance between introspective atmospherics and bludgeoning heaviness.”
“Their most triumphant and boisterous release to date.”
–Echoes and Dust
“I love this album wholeheartedly and I would recommend it to literally anyone who has an ear for instrumental anything.”