Tag: Ambient

April 3, 2022

May 7, 2021

Revival Hymns Releases Brand New EP

Revival Hymns just dropped a brand new 3 Song EP titled “Birth Pains”. This is their first new music in over 7 years. The indie/shoegaze band has garnered much interest here in the states by way of Finland/Germany where the members reside. You can listen to the new song “Praise for the Bereft” below. “Incredible”, “Breathtaking”, “Inspiring” are not words to merely toss casually at artists in regards to igniting false hype around something a journalist may find especially appealing (or a record label deems “Important” for us as writers to check out).… Continued →

October 2, 2020

Song of the Day: Azure Skies - Forward Contamination

It’s hard to believe this release is nearing 20 years old. Although I’ve been hearing about it for years, I only recently acquired a copy for myself, and it sounds just as innovative and fresh now as it must’ve done when it first dropped. I’m not sure how many industrial music fans we have at IVM, but this is the real deal. It’s not metallic industrial, nor dance stuff, just harsh, sonic, rhythmic experimentations. And what really caught me off guard was how much this album infuses ambient sounds.… Continued →

July 10, 2020

Song of the Day: Millipede - Diplopoda Crawl

Instrumental music and Christianity have always shared a wonderfully curious relationship, adding a twist to the age old question, “what makes music Christian (or not)?” While attempting to answer that questions is always interesting, and dare I say, fruitful, it would take up much more time and space than what we are afforded here. Nonetheless, it seems appropriate to quote Johann Sebastian Bach: “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”… Continued →

June 24, 2020

January 5, 2020

New Album: Stephen Keech - Moon

This past Friday, Stephen Keech released his newest album, “Moon”, which has been in the works for nearly 4 years! According to Keech, the album is inspired by the archived footage of the Apollo missions. The album features 5 tracks and is available wherever you get your music online.… Continued →

Of the Lion - Indigo

This past Friday, Of the Lion (project from Collington drummer, Nathaniel DeLeon) dropped their first single, “Indigo”. The song is immensely enjoyable and catchy. Vocally, I’m reminded a bit of The Wallflowers and Hillsong United’s Joel Houston. Musically, the verses are laid back and fairly ambient, leading into choruses that drive more and more as the song progresses. Looking for a new artist to get into this year? Of the Lion sounds very promising and I look forward to hearing what else is in store.… Continued →

August 21, 2019

Unwed Sailor release new single (FREE for limited time)

Instrumental indie rock/post-rock supergroup Unwed Sailor have just released a new single, and for a very limited time it’s a “pay what you want” download. The band had this to say about the track: “Gone Jungle is a stand-alone single that we recorded shortly after mixing our latest record, Heavy Age. It’s a nice mid-point between Heavy Age and what’s to come musically from Unwed Sailor.” Download the track here, and throw ’em a buck or two if you can afford it: www.unwedsailor.bandcamp.comContinued →

July 8, 2019

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February 4, 2018

Black Pages - Back Down

Black Pages' "Back Down" is a Refreshing Wave of Experimental Art Pop

We haven’t heard much from James McCurley’s solo project, Black Pages, for several years. His first EP was a promising mix of ambient, pop, and singer/songwriter, but his new single, Back Down, takes things up a few notches. Much like his previous tracks, Back Down is largely subdued and a bit pensive, though it feels a bit more stream-of-consciousness as well. Pop sensibility is mixed with a manner of progression, with no discernible chorus, changing tempos, and vocals reminiscent of Silver Sun Pickups.… Continued →

January 7, 2018

CHPTRS Release New Ep Titled "Chapter Two"

CHPTRS which features Josh Auer of Pax217, Avner, and recently The OC Supertones (2010-2017), has a new group called CHPTRS that is an ambient, experimental, indie rock duo. They released Chapter One back in fall of 2017 and now Chapter Two has been made available. Check out these two great eps over on MusicBed right here. You can also stream via Spotify below… Continued →

January 1, 2018

December 25, 2017

68 - Two Parts Viper

Best of 2017: Casey Gallenberger

Here is my “deluxe” review list for 2017 – 20 great albums paired with 17 EPs you shouldn’t overlook. This year, we saw strong releases from veteran acts and new groups alike, and they certainly weren’t confined to one genre. Hopefully you can find a new artist through the list below – and please let me know your opinions in the comments! *Denotes IVM Artist Albums 1.*’68 – Two Parts Viper This abrasive return to form by one of our generation’s most iconic rock duos manages to top their previous release, with a succulent mix of rock, grunge, hardcore, funk, and plenty of passion.… Continued →

December 23, 2017

Author Set to Release Sophomore Album on 1/1

“Is It Far // Or Is It Close” Due 1/1/18 Minneapolis-based indie act Author has announced their first new album in just about three years. “Is It Far // Or Is It Close” is due 1/1, but the band has set up pre-orders and has three tracks up for preview. “IIFOIIC” sees Author dabble with the ambient, post-rock leanings found on their debut, “Of Brighter Days”, this time incorporating some electronic elements as well. Add in the band’s penchant for technical, noninvasive drumming and they’re set to open up 2018 on a strong note.… Continued →

November 2, 2017

Disgyblaeth Releases "Revelation"

A new ambient/unblack metal band Disgyblaeth has released an EP, titled Revelation. The band released the EP through Vision of God Records’ subsidiary, Christian Metal Underground. Yet another project of Thomas Eversoul, of the projects Grim and Orationem, he’s no stranger to the unblack metal scene. The EP is available for purchase on digital and pre-orders are available for physical. Continued →

October 28, 2017

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August 4, 2017

Introducing: The Mountainous (Experimental Post-Rock)

K. Gautier now has an experimental instrumental post rock project under the name “The Mountainous“. The music is a post-rock ambient dreamscape. They just released “Here is Repose” Ep that you can listen/purchase below. It is also up on all digital networks including Spotify. You can read a recent interview with K. Gautier right here. Continued →

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May 3, 2017

K. Gautier Releases Epic New Song, "Bound"

Solo post-rock/experimental/worship artist, K. Gautier, just released his epic new song titled “Bound” that you can listen to below. Prepared to be blown away by the sonic ambiance of a spiritual awakening and be transported to another spectrum of musical contentment. I loved the last K. Gautier release and I already know that this next release will be something you won’t want to miss. Stay tuned. Continued →

April 18, 2017

Tiger Drive

Tiger Drive (ex OceanSpeak) Release Debut Single

It has been a few years since OceanSpeak’s eponymous EP, sea the same. It was certainly a great step forward for gritty progressive indie, but the band unfortunately didn’t last too long. Tiger Drive stands as the rebellious stepchild of OceanSpeak. Though the groups share several members, the diverging style Tiger Drive displays on their first single is more akin to what we’ve grown to expect from Polyenso and Author – intelligent, ambient pop with groove sensibilities.… Continued →