Sunday, January 8, 2012
Nothing Exists But Atoms And The Void by Spaces (2011)
Kind of like: The Echelon Effect, Barrows, Russian Circles
Genres: Post-Rock, Progressive Indie, Atmospheric
This band popped up on a couple best of 2011 lists and I figured I'd give them a listen, and I am glad I did. Two dudes making passionate indie infused post-rock with elements of post-metal thrown in from time to time. The flow of the album is really solid and it builds and breaks the tension at the right moments never feeling forced and sometimes taking the listener by surprise. The addition of piano, synths, cello and even saxophone add to the atmosphere of the album and keep the sound fresh.