Monday, April 30, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Aerials

It's nice to hear bands getting down to post-rock basics. This is one of the first releases this year that's garnered my attention without offering too much extravagant, over the top glitz and style. In fact, there really isn't too much extra to the debut Aerials release whatsoever. In place of glamour, flare and flamboyance, there's a high degree of simplicity in their music. The Nowhere EP brings back a sense of what is good and just, and easy to listen to in the instrumental music world. With tracks like "Victory Rose," there's a strain of Explosions In The Sky-like style, without any hint of imitation whatsoever. Presented to us is simply a dreamlike reverie of good things past, and good things to come. In addition to bright and spacious melodies worth dying for, the EP features beautiful synths, soft and gentle vamping, and a rhythm behind it all like the drum line playing the soundtrack of humanity itself. This is a release worthy of mentioning, recommending, getting to know, coming to love, and listening to, over and over and over again.

You can find Aerials on their Sound Cloud and their Facebook, so keep an eye out for info on the new release.

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