|PLAY ORDER||ARTIST||SONG TITLE||ALBUM TITLE||TIME||LABEL||COUNTRY||YEAR|
|1||Slint||Breadcrumb Trail||Spiderland||5.56||Touch And Go Records||USA||1991|
|2||Lee Chapman||For Arzhia||For||5.44||Self Released||England||2012|
|3||Spyn Reset||L.E.D.||Four Dimensional Audio||5.00||23 Sounds Records||USA||2011|
|4||Darren McClure||Accidently On Purpose||Into Action||4.29||Rural Colours||Japan||2012|
|5||Crimson Mourn||All Those Bombs Are Fireworks Now||Bring Your Desires Here||5.45||Self Released||Spain||2012|
|6||Halfsleep||Static Heart||Untitled||3.46||Self Released||USA||2012|
|7||Wave Hands Like Clouds||Many Different Names||Where Thers’s A Will, There’s A Wait||4.40||Self Released||USA||2011|
|8||When Clouds Collide||Hibernation||We’re Just Making Sound||3.37||Oxide Tones||USA||2012|
|9||When Clouds Collide||Black Birch||We’re Just Making Sound||5.04||Oxide Tones||USA||2012|
Record Of The Week
When Clouds Collide release We’re Just Making Sound on the German based record label, Oxide Tones. 10 tracks in total clocking in at just over 47 minutes. Based in New Jersey in the North East of the USA, they have really embraced the genre with this solid release. They list a host of bands are their influences across a few different genre, but they have resisted the temptation to sound like those influences. I like the ambient, post-rock, minimalist sounds throughput the album. I also like the quiet/loud aspects of their music, and the strings are very well placed in the music, the strings just bring out that bigger, more expansive, fuller sound. The quiet is very ambient and dreamy while the loud is big sounds but well controlled big sounds that don’t go totally crazy, they seem to hold back rather than letting it all go.
All in all an awesome release, which is well written, produced and performed by these two talented musicians. If you haven’t heard this then I urge you to do so.
From the Oxide Tones Website
When Clouds Collide is a post-rock duo from New Jersey comprised of Matt O’Connor and Michael Coyle. Their debut LP – entitled We’re Just Making Sound – was completely self-produced. Both members wrote, recorded, and produced the album with the exception for a few parts written and recorded by Russ Frank and Ryan Lederer. Their influences range among several genres and include bands such as Minus the Bear, This Will Destroy You, Cloudkicker, and many more. Their sound can be described by the quote, “…they avoid self-indulgent interludes and solos – and their songs possess propulsion. In a concert hall, the reverberations would likely fill the room, drowning out conversation and evoking the euphoria of layered instrumentation.”