|PLAY ORDER||ARTIST||SONG TITLE||ALBUM TITLE||TIME||LABEL||COUNTRY||YEAR|
|1||Flies Are Spies From Hell||Nerves Still Beating||Nerves Still Beating||6.47||Field Records||England||2012|
|2||From The Outside||We’ve Reached The Top, Skyrocket||Matching Opposites EP||2.59||Self Released||Brazil||2012|
|3||Infinite Third||(burial)||(eardrops)||3.57||Self Released||USA||2012|
|4||Alright The Captain||Soundtrack Your Death||123.EP||3.45||Field Records||England||2010|
|5||Thisquietarmy||Death Of A Sailor||Unconquered||5.18||TQA Records||Canada||2008|
|6||Nils Frahm||Keep||Felt||3.27||Erased Tapes Records||Germany||2011|
|7||Leonardo Rosado||Unfinished Sympathy||Mute Words||4.11||Heart And Soul||Portugal||2011|
|8||I, The Current||Catalyst||Catalyst/Effect||4.12||The Front Agency||Belgium||2011|
|9||Michael Oldham & Rachael Boyd||Epiphany||Arbor Vitae||5.31||Childrens Play Records||England/N Ireland||2012|
|10||Canyons Of Static||Drift||Farewell Shadows||7.25||Oxide Tones||USA||2012|
RECORD OF THE WEEK
A five track digipack, Farewell Shadows blends well-known and perfected aspects of Post Rock into a tapestry-like picture of intricacy, it proves that Canyons of Static are into their music for the sake of their music. Honest and straight-up tracks that don’t sucker punch the listener, friends of the genre as well as newcomers will find this a highly accessible release that keeps them coming back for more while keeping delicate sounds and tones for future listens.
Canyons of Static is an instrumental quintet that blends the distorted melodies of shoegaze with the intensely emotional aspects of post-rock. With no central songwriter, the music evolves from a collective process of experimentation challenging the boundaries and forms of traditional rock music. They self-released two ep’s in 2006 and their first full-length album, The Disappearance, in 2008. Canyons of Static continues to grow their audience through a dynamic live show. Performances feature homemade abstract films projected onto multiple screens creating a unique experience of sight and sound.