July 15, 2022
I haven’t yet featured any post-rock on the Song of the Day series, so it’s time to remedy that. Circle of Birds was a one-off collaboration between members of Ester Drang, Unwed Sailor and Lasso. The vast ensemble (encompassing nine members!) allowed for a true spirit of improvisation. The resulting 3-song EP is entirely instrumental, but it’s a very satisfying listen. Characteristic for the genre, 2 of the 3 songs clock in at over 7 minutes long. Check out the title track here.… Continued →
May 30, 2022
This band was awesome imho. The early days of Christian hxc bands had met their match with this phenomenal cd The Road Less Travelled. Songs like Congruent, Purify, Slip, & Steadfast are just pummeling. It was like a breach of hxc w/ metalcore. Myk Porter & Matt Traxler went to to form an awesome emo band called Brandston (whom I got to see live several years ago) after but the band got its start in 91 in Ohio. I have always thought this is one of the best metal instrumentals of all time.… Continued →
August 10, 2021
April 2, 2021
Is it a bit pompous to call your band “God”? Maybe. But what’s particularly interesting about this band is we know nothing about them. Band members are completely anonymous. Is it even a band, or a solo project? Where are they from? No idea. Because the project is completely designed to “Challenge you to consider Him as well as your life & death through the power of music,” they figured the best way to do that was anonymously. And you know what? I can respect that.… Continued →
March 13, 2020
Instrumental indie rock super group Unwed Sailor has released a new video to accompany their single “Camino Reel.” The song comes from their soon-to-be-released album Look Alive, and their recent material finds them rocking out a little bit more than in the past. But don’t, worry those layered melodies are still present! The band features members/ex-members of Roadside Monument, Norma Jean, and Living Sacrifice among others and have been going for 20 years or so. Look Alive is available for pre-order now with a street date of June 10th for digital, and June 11th for shipping CD or vinyl.… Continued →
January 5, 2020
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 →
August 21, 2019
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.com… Continued →
June 27, 2019
Stephen Keech, formerly of Haste the Day, has announced the release of his new album, “I Never Left You”, which is set for release on July 5th. The album is said to be in stride with his previous releases (well orchestrated, laid back instrumental style), which you can check out for yourself on Spotify.… Continued →
October 12, 2018
Check out this brand new single from Mainframe that will be a benefit to support their ministry efforts in a far away land. You can read more on the “single track” page over on bandcamp here and get full details. Stream the instrumental surf-rock track below and donate if you’d like to add the song to your collection. All funds raised from the sale of this single and the group’s 2018 ep “Burn the Boats” will go toward supporting their ministry in this hostile country that isn’t so friendly to those sharing the gospel.… Continued →
August 2, 2018
January 9, 2018
While this band hails from Louisville, I would have sworn they were from eastern Europe somewhere. That’s a good thing. Reverentia is yet another quality post-metal release I’ve come across recently. But whereas the mysterious band God revel in djent rhythms and instrumental anthems to connect the listener to God, TIMŌRĀTUS takes a different approach altogether. Each album is written and recorded in a different style. I’ve sampled some of the other albums and there’s black metal, thrash, doom and experimental hybrids. The music on Reverentia was takes on form of post-metal is impregnated with black metal atmospherics, layers of shoegaze wall-of-sound sonics and doom metal riffs, creating a drone metal beast! … Continued →
December 16, 2017
This mysterious band has been making music since 2016. Their website states, “GOD will challenge you to consider your life, death through the power of music.” While I am in contact with the band members, repeated requests for information regarding the member(s) have been unsuccessful—even to the point of denying my request to know which country the band is from. This is the second album from the band, and there are two more planned—each one with a conceptual theme. God I focused on the nature of God, while God II as the subtitle suggests, is all about the person and work of Jesus Christ. … Continued →
December 7, 2017
The piano is, like many instruments, simultaneously loved and loathed. The player will tickle the ivories even when others prefer silence. On Presence, Vol. 2 Andy Hunter’s DJ equipment starts to sound strangely similar to a piano. The instrument is present on just about every song, not to mention other orchestral instruments ranging from a pizzicato to a violin. Of course, the electronics are still here, most pronounced in “Light” which has a mid-tempo drum and bass beat, but this album is just as orchestral as it is electronic.… Continued →
October 14, 2017
"In Prayer" is a soothing and succinct release from the husband-wife duo Salt of the Sound that expands on their signature elements.
January 8, 2017
K. Gautier's first album shows promise and skill but falls victim to feeling dichotomous and simply too long.
November 1, 2016
Denton TX post-rock outfit Across Waters released their newest album, A House Not Built With Hands, as a follow-up to their 2011 release, More Light is Never Ending. The album was inspired by the band’s bassist Levi who has had a heart transplant, as well as the spiritual implications of being a new creation. Check it out below: … Continued →
June 19, 2014
Sleeping At Last's Oceans may not be a complex cornucopia of sounds and instruments, choosing instead to rely heavily on the piano, but its deceptive simplicity will reel you in.
April 6, 2014
Pangram is an instrumental concept album which lives up to its namesake, borrowing pieces from a plethora of genres. Read on for the full review.
March 19, 2013
Bethel has released their first instrumental album 'Without Words' with reimaginings of hit singles 'God I Look to You', 'Come To Me' and 'I Will Exalt'. Here is the review
June 17, 2012
Check out the review for This Patch of Sky's second EP, Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine.
March 6, 2012
Revival Hymns' album "Feathers" is out now! Pick it up wherever albums are sold! Solid five piece from Finland making us Americans look amatuer :)
January 31, 2012
Blood And Ink Records have recently signed Virginia’s 3-piece post-hardcore group Comrades. Blood & Ink have released a compilation of Comrades songs from between 2010-2011 titled “Collections: 2010-2011” that you can check out here. I recently completed an email interview with the band, so take a second and get to know Comrades:
First tell us a little background on the band, who you guys are, where are you based out of, what style of music do you guys play?
We are based out of Richmond, VA, and all of us currently live either in, or close to the city.… Continued →
April 15, 2011
This Patch of Sky play a heavier brand of instrumental post-rock than most groups these days, bringing in elements of Thrice, Beloved, and mewithoutYou.
August 25, 2009
Instrumental post-rock from Indiana. Metavari makes the listener a part of the musical experience; a participant, not just an observer.