Salute Solitude By SPOIWO

released 13 March 2015

SPOIWO is a 5 pieces instrumental post rock band from Gdańsk, Poland. The story behind of this release is a great story of friendship and determination.
These guys are all friends, and know each other for more than 15 years. They started to play music to spend time together and have fun, but in the end it become something more, something absolutely special and worth mentioning.

After a successful crowd-funding campaign they had the possibility to record their best tracks as a debut professional release and this is where the fun begins.

Salute Solitude is way more that a “best of” from the band, it’s truly and expression of their inner souls. Here is the single track release:

Sounds are big, fat with infinite depth, epic but with an impressive balance between instruments and arrangements which denotes the great affinity and complementarity of the 5 friends, every one completing each other like natural elements.

Pads, Leads and Piano parts are warm and organically played by the two keyboards, guitar feedback add the right quantity of darkness without being exaggerate or too prominent like the shoe-gaze tradition deserves. Guitar remind me Sigur Ros Jonsi playing style.
Bass is subtle but engaging, successfully participating also in the low end drones, Drums are epic with an excellent work on toms.

Even if the arrangements are quite similar with the drone-crescendo layering-fade out structure, the quality of sounds and sonic research are really variegated, keeping always the listener attached to the tracks without ever wanting to press the skip button.

After multiple listening i have to say i have not a favorite track which is a great thing in my opinion. Everything in this 7 tracks album is a journey that surrounds the hearth of the listener giving him sense of peace, strength, mystery and melancholy.

In the end and nice discovery really recommended listening that surely deserves some featuring as soundtrack for movies.

SPOIWO release is available in limited edition CD for only 6 bucks and of course in digital format for 4.5 euro.
Support them at https://spoiwo.bandcamp.com/

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Review by Echoes and Dust

Impressive review of my album Fields of Venus by the Exellent Webzine Echoes and Dust!

here is the link of full review: echoesanddust.com/10-waves-of-you-fields-of-venus/

highlights:

“The album is an incredible do-it-yourself labour of love that pulsates with lush enchanting melody and magnetic creativity. Every listen to Fields of Venus yields something exceptional from within its seductive musical strata. Post-Rock can be taken in many directions, Luca capably pulls it into the ambient/experimental realm and the results are largely captivating.”

“The layers of sound by 10 Waves of You evolve constantly. This is an album with an immense amount to absorb that is both musically poignant and emotionally uplifting.”

“the album is an overwhelmingly incredible experience, impassioned ambient/post-rock release”

 

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Featured in “Travelogue 2015-29: Post Rock Summer Round Up” by Post Rock Blog Stationary Travels

“The debut album, Fields of Venus, is a fine first effort and a very appealing listen. There is something vaguely and comfortingly retro about the sound.  the clean guitars, moog like synths, and occasional treated vocals all remind me of the more atmospheric side of prog rock music from the 70s, particularly the jazz-inflected Canterbury scene which included groups like Camel”

here is the link: stationarytravels./travelogue-2015-29-post-rock-summer-round-up

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Review by Ondarock – Italian webzine

highlights:

“un miriade di soluzioni, passando dalla soffice psichedelia di “Underground Water” alle progressive stratificazioni di “Seeds of Life (Seasons)” e “Clouds”

eng: “a myriad of solutions, going from soft psychedelia of “Underground Water” to the progressive layers of “Seeds of Life (Seasons)” and “Clouds”, up to the borders of the space with “First Lights from Venus”.

Here is the direct link to the review: ondarock.it/speciali/dpi49

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Review of Fields of Venus By Sleeping Bag Studios

Impressive review of my album Fields of Venus by Sleeping Bag Studio Website (California), thank you guys for the nice work. Things are going well so far!

here is the link of full review: sleepingbagstudios.ca/10-waves-of-you-fields-of-venus

highlights:

“Excellent ideas in post-rock here from the experimental mind of Luca Crivellaro making it ALL happen on his own with a professional’s touch in the studio and an artist’s mindset in his performance on Fields Of Venus”

Darth Vader

“With space-like atmosphere through synth sounds and fantastically-played, well-chosen guitar tones layered overtop, the beginning of Fields Of Venus takes you right to another world completely. The emotional layer of guitar-work is perfection…it’s so SMALL sounding…so innocent…and then this song bursts open like a supernova after a melodic build through the song’s progression”

Rays of Kid

“Rays Of Kid” shows a real master’s grip on song structure and placement. The instincts that Luca has shown for both production and performance thus far on the album have been incredible”

Off Road

“sometimes you just KNOW when you hear something that it’s exactly what your ears have been searching for”

 

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Review of Fields of Venus By Post Rock Essential

highlitghs:

“the following tracks “Seeds of Life (Seasons)” and “Clouds” make this Album a winner. Both tracks have such a beautiful melody and make you forget the world around you for a couple minutes.”

“My favorite Tracks are “Rays of Kid”, “Seeds of Life (Seasons)” and the sensational “Clouds”

Posted by Post-Rock EssentialsRead full review

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Emersion – Hubris

Emersion is the debut album created by the brainchild of Hubris, a post rock band from Switzerland released 30 April 2015.
The album shows extremely wonderful melodies and denotes a band absolutly in tune with each member.
This album hits you from the very first listen, but the experience continues to improve at every further listening.
Favourite track are “Emersion” and “Kå”
Link: https://hubrisband.bandcamp.com/releases

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Helios | Erebus – God is an Astronaut

this record came after Origins, a really good album but not their best one from the beginning of GIAA career. In Helios | Erebus the band shapes their sound with an increased prominence of ambient sections and a heavy emphasis on post metal prog crescendos.

Helios/Erebus is one of the most thoughtful work since their finest albums, full of energy and therefore the listening is highly reccomended.

link: http://godisanastronaut.com/album/helios-erebus

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A Very Pleasant Way to Die – Maïak

A Very Pleasant Way to Die was released by Maïak on 20 March 2015, the Swiss post rock band on the scene since 2010.

The Mayak Production Association is one of the biggest nuclear plant in the Russian Federation, housing plutonium production reactors that became unfortunatly popular in the 1957 during one of the worst nuclear accidents in history.

I have to say that the album got me from the very first time i’ve listened it.
The sound flows in a slowly and powerfully evolving arrangement that engages you.

Here follows my favourite tracks:

the opening track “Nutributter Green Is People” begins with deep landsapes sounds with some good guitar melodies that introduce you in the groovy central part of this remarkable mid tempo song.

than with “I Am Not a Man, I Am a Free Number” the band first explores noise feedbacks and drones in a deep ambient mood to explode in the central part of this 11 minutes songs that flows away without notice. In my opinion this is the best track of the album: the head is always moving and the mix is always capturing the attention of the listeners without annoying even a track so long. The last part of the song really got me, some big and fat riffs really worth listening for every rock fan.

with “A Fond Poster Girl For Tatmadaw” some really interesting guitar melodies let the drums and bass to express their beauty in the middle part of the song.

In the end one the most impressive post rock record of the 2015, really reccomended listening.

Band absolutly in tune in this record. Support Maïak, they deserve it.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maïak/139364039513073

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